Fukushima: Continuing Global Catastrophe and Coverup 3

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The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster if Far from Over - by Robert Alvarez


"More than a year after the Fukushima nuclear power disaster began, the news media is just beginning to grasp that the dangers to Japan and the rest of the world are far from over. After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a US senator, its's sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins pose far greater dangers than the molten cores. This is why..."


Fukushima on Steroids


"I wish everything I am reporting on were not true, or at least were less true than it appears. It does seem that Japan is in the process of contaminating the entire Pacific Ocean via continued, uncontrolled releases of radioactivity at Fukushima..."

Fukushima: A Nuclear War Without a War - by Dr Michel Chossudovsky


"The unspoken crisis of worldwide nuclear radiation.."

one day we are going to be very sorry we didn't pay more attention...


Media Deep Sixing Fukushima


"It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor. It is the most important story nobody's talking about.."

Fukushima Diary - Self Hypnosis Model



If You Love This Planet: Helen Caldicott (and podcast)


"Arnold Gunderson with a new report on the Fukushima meltdown and their worldwide implications..."




Cesium-137 Contamination: Fukushima Amounts to Four Chernobyls


"TEPCO's new estimates suggest that its FUKUSHIMA reactor has released more than quadruple the amount of radioactive cesium-137 leaked during the Chernobyl disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co's revised report suggests that in total around 760,000 terabecquerels (TBQ) were discharged into the atmosphere..."


Fukushima in the USA - San Onofre (and vid)


Thom Hartmann interviews nuclear expert on The Big Picture (RT)


Fukushima Threatens the Continuation of Life as We Know It (and vid)


"Mike Adams presents a Fukushima mega-meltdown special on the Friday, May 11 edition of the show. Adams talks with Arnie Gunderson, chief engineer of energy consultants Fairewinds Associates and a former nuclear power industry executive. Mr Gunderson continues to warn about the cataclysmic potential of the damaged nuclear plant.."


Hold That 'Hot' Fukushima Sushi!


"We all knew it was coming. Radioactive tuna has been caught off the coast of California. The fingerprint of cesium 137 is unmistakeably from the exploded reactors at Fukushima. But as the really bad news from Fukushima continues to escalate, we must begin to adjust to far worse than giving up raw fish. Massive quantities of Japanese trash have begun to wash up on the West Coast of North America, from Alaska to California and beyond. Much of it is radioactive.."


Kill One Kill Twelve Kill Millions Kill Billions - by Bob Nichols


"...There are more radioactive particles in the air, up to 5,000 meters or 16,404 ft. high, than all of us on Earth, total - about 7.3 Billion. Months ago, a trusted calculation showed 429 radioactive Fukushima particles for every person on earth. In an Extinction Level Event the number of normal births go down and number of deaths go up; That is just how it works. Pretty messy with lots of pus and blood; but, the calculations are simple, elegant and straight forward.

That's genocidal death in all its bitter simplicity. That is all it really takes and you will see we (all humans) are on the wrong end of the atomic gun barrel. Admittedly, extinction is a hard concept to wrap your head around. The thing is, it is a done deal. Our 'bargaining time' is over..."

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Dr. Michio Kaku : Fukushima : From Fashpoint 05-09-12 : Reactor 4 Discussion in 'Paracast TV'

How close are we to an incredible environmental disaster that will dwarf anything that has come before it?

"They are hanging by their fingernails."
"Ten times the radioactive material at Chernobyl."
"It would equal 50% of all nuclear tests every conducted."
Dr. Michio Kaku


Wikipedia on Godzilla(franchise) wrote:
Godzilla was originally an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb, and the consequences that such weapons might have on earth. The radioactive contamination of the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryū Maru through the United States' Castle Bravo thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954 led to much press coverage in Japan preceding the release of the first movie in 1954. The Heisei and Millennium series have largely continued this concept. Some have pointed out the parallels, conscious or unconscious, between Godzilla's relationship to Japan and that of the United States; first a terrible enemy who causes enormous destruction to the cities of Japan such as Tokyo (Godzilla, The Return of Godzilla), Osaka (Godzilla Raids Again, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus), and Yokohama (Godzilla vs. Mothra, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack) in different films, but then becoming a good friend and defender in times of peril.

musical group Blue Oyster Cult wrote:
Oh, no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla
Oh, no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla


Life Under the Radioactive Cloud  - by Linda Pentz Gunther


"It's a great agony to live in a contaminated area. I lost hope to live. But to tell everyone about this agony, now I'm trying to live for that purpose. I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through.."


NDPP wrote:
. Admittedly, extinction is a hard concept to wrap your head around. The thing is, it is a done deal. Our 'bargaining time' is over..."

but but but....some peeps here tried to tell us nuclear power is less destructive than coal....


Radioactive 'Dirt' Hits Tokyo


"Fukushima has been decimated by radiation. But Fukushima City has less than 300,000 residents. And all of Fukushima prefecture has 2 million. On the other hand, greater Tokyo - the world's largest mega-city - has 35 million inhabitants. Tokyo soil has been blanketed by Fukushima radiation, even though the Japanese capital is 170 miles from the Fukushima nuclear complex.

Indeed, officials just found 'high levels' of radiation at 13 of 14 areas tested in a public park. Now substances with even higher levels of radiation are showing up around Tokyo.

'People in Tokyo, the black substance is here!'..."


Fukushima Radiation and You


yes you...

"news, posts, links added daily.."


Radiation on West Coast of North America Could End Up Being Ten Times HIGHER Than in Japan


"In 10 years, peak Cesium levels off West Coast could be 10 times higher than at coast of Japan. Scientists have revealed these results in a new paper published by the journal Environmental Research Letters.."

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A friend out west sent me this link: Post-Fukushima, Japan's irradiated fish worry B.C. experts

excerpt: Authorities in Canada dismiss the calls for monitoring. Surprised

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Gunderson: 'A Ton of Plutonium Was In Each Fukushima Reactor' (and vid)


"Dr Helen Caldicott has a new conversation with nuclear engineer Arnold Gunderson about the ongoing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant and its effects on Japan and the rest of the world. 'I think they will get to the point of throwing concrete on top of Fukushima reactors and coming back in 300 to 500 years' - Gunderson


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A friend out west sent me this link: Post-Fukushima, Japan's irradiated fish worry B.C. experts

"Burnaby MD Tim Takaro says he now avoids eating fish from the vicinity of Japan."

"Vancouver MD Erica Frank said she also avoids eating fish from Japan."

Japanese fish?
Heck, I stopped eating *any fish from the Pacific* ever since Fukushima!

My gut instinct turned out to be spot on.
What is the saddest part of all this is this media cover-up of the story and the cold hard facts.

Why is Canada afraid to test for radiation levels in fish?
I mean, is it really that expensive to run a few tests every month or so? Would it break the Government's coffers?


Putting A Stop To Radiation Exposure Practices (and vid) -  by Dr Chris Busby


Dr Busby has a proposition to at long last make a difference. Please forward widely..


Fukushima Mutant Butterflies Spark Fear of Effect on Humans


"Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies living near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. The gruesome discovery has led scientists to fear the leaking radiation could effect other species.."

'Doh!' Homer Simpson


terrifying article in the currrent issue of France's Nouvel Observateur about the possible collapse of cooling pond 4, should there be another significant shake in coming years:

50 times Hiroshima, forced evacuation of Tokyo, take your pick of catastrophe scenarios


Google of the 2nd paragraph:

It is a small  pool - and a global disaster in waiting. A concrete cube of 11  meters deep, filled with water and full of spent nuclear fuel: 264 tons of highly radioactive rods! For a year and a half, the so-called "deactivation" pond has stood 30 feet above the ground on the building housing reactor number 4 of the Fukushima-Daiichi. It is no longer protected by either a solid roof nor walls, but only by a simple white plastic tarp.


Fukushima: 2 Years Later


a free preview with James Corbett


BREAKING NEWS: Cooling System For Spent Atomic Fuel Stops Working at Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Plant


"A glitch at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has caused its cooling system to go offline. Details to follow"

How successful the MSM/ Nuclear industry has been in putting the world back to sleep even though this remains a global catastrophe of horrific proportions...


'Absolutely Every One' - 15 Out of 15 Bluefin Tuna Tested in California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation


"Japanese and US officials, of course, are pretending that the amount of radiation found in the bluefin is safe. But the overwhelming scientific consensus is that there is no safe level of radiation...and radiation consumed and taken into the body is much more dangerous than background radiation..."

What,  you thought that because the MSM had stopped reporting it, Fukushima radiation had just gone away perhaps? Worse than ever I'm afraid...like everything else one ignores and nothing is done to fix..

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Thanks for the excellent link. We need to counter the gathering consensus (Monbiot et al.) about nuclear power being the exclusive, expedient, and necessary measure for addressing growing concerns about rising global temperature, as though maintaining the current economic growth paradigm is axiomatic to sustaining human existence.


Garbage In, Anti-Nuclear Propaganda Out: The 14,000 Death Fukushima Lie

In trying to make a case against nuclear power, the authors have succeeded only in embarrassing themselves. They are asking us to believe that radiation released from a plant in Japan (where no one died) somehow traveled 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to the U.S., where it haphazardly killed (or in some cases saved) thousands of Americans by a process that is utterly implausible—all by manipulation of dubious statistics. Nice job, guys

Richard Hyfler, Forbes Staff

There’s more on this at http://bit.ly/A7trio (blog by Barbara Feder Ostrov), including another reason to discount the paper’s thesis, as noted by Alfred Koerblein: “The study is flawed.
The data before and after Fukushima differ: After Fukushima, the authors included 119 cities in their evaluation, before Fukushima only 104 cities. The excess infant deaths come from the 15 additional cities.
A trend analysis of weekly infant deaths with the official CDC data from week 50, 2009, to week 25, 2011, yields no upward shift, but a 1.3% decrease of infant deaths after Fukushima.” There’s also a reponse from the journal’s editor.

Just saying that they do their cause no benefit when they do junk science.



janfromthebruce wrote:

Just saying that they do their cause no benefit when they do junk science.


Jan, the article you cite is by Josh Bloom, described as a "scholar" with the "American Council on Science and Health" (ACSH).

To its credit, it has taken a strong public position against the dangers of tobacco, one of the leading preventable causes of death in today's society. However, it takes a generally apologetic stance regarding virtually every other health and environmental hazard produced by modern industry, accepting corporate funding from Coca-Cola, Kellogg, General Mills, Pepsico, and the American Beverage Association, among others.

From [url=http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=American_Council_on_Science_a...

Also, it seems that ACSH has been quite favourable to the nuclear industry for many years. [url=http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/Documentlibrary/Safety-and-Security... It's also listed as a member organization of the "Clean and Safe Energy Coalition", about which Sourcewatch says the following:


he Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) described CASEnergy as a front group for the nuclear power industry, created by the PR giant Hill & Knowlton. [3]

The CJR criticised the Washington Post for simply referring to Moore as an "environmentalist" and a co-founder of Greenpeace — without mentioning that he is funded by the nuclear industry. A string of other newspapers followed suit, failing to mention that Moore is also a paid spokesman for the nuclear industry. CJR said it is "maddening that Hill & Knowlton, which has an $8 million account with the nuclear industry, should have such an easy time working the press".

The words "clean" and "safe" were deliberately used as part of the nuclear industry's multi-million pound campaign to repackage itself. It is interesting that the industry carries on using these words even after similar campaigns were found to be misleading.


Personally, I'm undecided about nuclear power's benefits vs. risks, but I'd much rather see neutral scholars examining that balance than corporate shills.



I'm in support of this article's stance and the scientific author.


janfromthebruce wrote:

I'm in support of this article's stance and the scientific author.

Well that's great, I'm glad you support it and him. I don't know enough to make up my mind. But I really wasn't sure whether you were aware of the corporate funding and history of the organization that pays him. Were you aware of that?



No, but I have to say that not everything done by a corporation is evil. There are corporations in the world who do have ethical standards and codes of practice.

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janfromthebruce wrote:

No, but I have to say that not everything done by a corporation is evil. There are corporations in the world who do have ethical standards and codes of practice.

It's hubris, jan. Human nature is the weak link in the Great Chain-reaction of Being.


so you are advocating getting rid of humans? gotcha


Fukushima Continues  -  by William Boardman


"More than two years after the initial meltdown, Fukushima is still SNAFU.

There is no comprehensive, Fukushima-related radiation testing being carried on by the US, Canadian or other governments whose poeple are directly affected. Nor is there any international body publicly performing this work.

At the Fukushima site, Energy News reports, workers are expecting the situation with all four reactors to get worse..."


Radioactive Cesium Level Skyrockets 90-Fold at Fukushima


"Levels of radioactive cesium in a well at the Fukushima nuclear power plant are 90 times highter than just three days ago. and may spread into the Pacific Ocean.."

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Japan: Radioactive water likely leaking to Pacific

Japan's nuclear regulator says radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima power plant is probably leaking into the Pacific Ocean, a problem long suspected by experts but denied by the plant's operator.

Officials from the Nuclear Regulation Authority said a leak is "strongly suspected" and urged plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. to determine where the water may be leaking from and assess the environmental and other risks, including the impact on the food chain. The watchdog said Wednesday it would form a panel of experts to look into ways to contain the problem.

The watchdog's findings underscore TEPCO's delayed response in dealing with a problem that experts have long said existed. On Wednesday, the company continued to raise doubts about whether a leak exists....



This has surely made me think even more about what I eat. Even without considering radioactivity in tuna and salmon the diet had changed, over the months, for the better. Someone told me in the 1980s that the oceans were dying. I suppose they are dead now.


Well on their way COC, and although Fukushima is old news there's still no concerted international action to stop it...

Radioactive Fish, Pacific Ocean, Fukushima Leaking MORE Radiation...



So let's build the first permanent nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron...



something should be done eh?

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Huge leak of tritium feared in Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday that an estimated 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of tritium from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant may have flowed into the Pacific Ocean since May 2011.

The utility reported the estimate Friday to the Nuclear Regulation Authority after recently admitting that toxic water from the emergency cooling system set up after the nuclear crisis began on March 11, 2011, is leaking into the sea.

Nevertheless, Tepco said the size of the release is roughly in the allowed range of 22 trillion becquerels a year but acknowledged it didn’t take place in a controlled manner. Tritium has a half-life of about 12 years.

Since it doesn’t know when the leak began, the utility has assumed the beginning was in May 2011, after it attempted to stop the toxic water from entering the ocean when it was discovered in April 2011.

The constant injection of water that is needed to keep the damaged reactors cool after the core meltdowns of March 2011 are generating a new radiation crisis at the plant that officials appear unable to solve without tainting the ocean and marine life.



Watch: Japan Officials Issue Fukushima Radioactivity Alert - 'The Radioactive Discharge is Out Of Control' (and vid)


"Contamination seeping into ocean is an emergency!"


BREAKING: Radioactive Water Overruns Fukushima Barrier -Tepco



Nuclear Power Plant in Pickering Ont, Gets Five Year Licence Extension


but it can't happen here of course...


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The Fukushima Nightmare Gets Worse

Just when it seemed things might be under control at Fukushima, we find they are worse than ever.

Immeasurably worse.

Massive quantities of radioactive liquids are now flowing through the shattered reactor site into the Pacific Ocean. And their make-up is far more lethal than the “mere” tritium that has dominated the headlines to date.

Tepco, the owner/operator--and one of the world's biggest and most technologically advanced electric utilities--has all but admitted it cannot control the situation. Its shoddy performance has prompted former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Dale Klein to charge: “You don't know what you are doing."

The Japanese government is stepping in. But there is no guarantee--or even likelihood--it will do any better.

In fact, there is no certainty as to what’s causing this out-of-control flow of death and destruction.

Some 28 months after three of the six reactors exploded at the Fukushima Daichi site, nobody can offer a definitive explanation of what is happening there or how to deal with it.

The most cogent speculation now centers on the reality that, simply enough, water flows downhill.

Aside from its location in an earthquake-prone tsunami zone, Fukushima Daichi was sited above a major aquifer. That critical reality has been missing from nearly all discussion of the accident since it occurred.

There can be little doubt at this point that the water in that underground lake has been thoroughly contaminated....



Fukushima Apocalypse: Years of 'Duct Tape Fixes' Could Result in 'Millions of Deaths'


"The site has been propped up with duct tape and a kick-stand for over two years..."


Fukushima Leak is 'Much Worse Than We Were Led to Believe'


"A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water levels at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated..."


Fukushima Operator Pleads For International Help as Radiation Crisis Deepens


"TEPCO, operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant admits it needs overseas help to contain the radioactive fallout after 18 months of trying to control it internally.

'...we need support, not only from the Japanese government, but from the international community to do this job."


Arnie Gunderson Compares Fukushima & Pickering Nuclear Flaws (and vid)


"...So we know that the position of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Board is that their nuclear reactors are not as well contained as those that blew up at Fukushima Daiichi.."



West Coast of North America To Be Hit Hard By Fukushima Radiation


"An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America..."



Worldwide blase attitude and ignorance toward Fukshima is extremely disturbing to me.
It seems the mainstream media are afraid to report on it.


Japan is an "ally".  Now if North Korea had been the site of the accident we would have twice daily updates on the disaster and the incompetence of the evil regime.


Yes, it's quite disturbing. Days after it happened the whole country was rushing out to buy iodine capsules and now virtually no interest here whatsoever. Wherever the mainstream media leads them them they go and when it falls silent on a topic they obediently reciprocate like good little robots. Canada is especially bad for this of course. Dumb as dirt and happy to be so mostly.


Worse Than Chernobyl: The Inner Threat of Fukushima  -  by Dr Chris Busby


"I recently pointed out, this operation has to go on forever - a long sickness, but at least not a sudden death.

However, this week begins a new development in the potential sudden death department. Not quite Armageddon, but as far as Japan is concerned, almost.

A lot of this radioactivity will end up in the USA, a long way downwind, admittedly, but then there is an awful lot of radioactivity involved."

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The Radiation Warnings You Won’t Get from the Mainstream Propaganda Machine

The mainstream media and the federal government will soon have the blood of the world on it’s hands.

Radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster in Japan is now actively in the ecosystem all along the North American west coast… even the sea weed is now radiated.  The Vancouver Sun reported one year ago that the seaweed tested from waters off the coast of British Columbia were 4 times the amount considered safe.  No further test results were released after the initial report.

The governments of the United States and Canada are not conducting tests for radioactivity – at least not to the knowledge of the public.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to continue purchasing seafood from Japan, despite the fact that the food is not being tested for radioactive contamination.  Last November, independent testing in Japan showed 65 per cent of the catches tested positive for cesium (a radioactive material).  Instead of refusing to purchase the poisoned fish, food safety agencies in both the United States and Canada have simply raised the “acceptable level of radiation.”  We can’t go offending the Japanese after promising to buy their tainted goods, now can we?....



How can we protect ourselves? First, be aware of what items are likely to be highly tainted.

1.)  SEAFOOD:  Question the origin of ALL seafood.  Fish and crustaceans from the Pacific Ocean should all be considered to be poisoned with radiation.

2.)  WATER:  The rainfall and snowfall are all radiated.  Do not drink any water that has not been filtered.   The tap water that flows from your faucet has NOT been treated to rid it of radioactive particles. A recent report from the NY Times stated, “A rooftop water monitoring program managed by UC Berkeley’s Department of Nuclear Engineering detected substantial spikes in rain-borne iodine-131 during torrential downpours …

3.) DAIRY PRODUCTS:  Milk and milk products from the West Coast states currently have the highest levels of radiation in North America.

4.)  PRODUCE:  Leafy Vegetables, Wines, Tomatoes, Strawberries….all produce from California or any other West Coast State are also likely to be tainted.

5.)  MEAT:  If a animal eats any leafy vegetable all along the West Coast, that animal has consumed radiation, and is poisoned.  This is any animal from cows, pigs, goats, sheep to wild deer and other game.

If you eat the above foods from areas with high radiation levels, you are eating radiation and feeding it to your children. Slowly the radiation levels within your body will build up.  This is PERMANENT.