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(Jun 17 2015) - RADIATION EXPOSURE, CONTAMINATION & PROTECTION
By Post Editor - A. L. "LUCKY" Lucketta :

The Boys Scouts motto is "Be Prepared" ... for anything, and that's how we need to conduct our selves here in Porterville, just in case we receive more bad news re: RADIATION LEAKS from Japan, or anywhere else. In the coming days the Post will add important info for you - to be prepared.


(Jun 17 2015) - Massive radiation plume drifting to U.S. West Coast
WEST COAST -- By 2016, nearly as much radiation from the Fukushima disaster will have reached the North American West Coast as was initially scattered over Japan during the nuclear explosions, according to professor Michio Aoyama of Japan's Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity. In March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple nuclear meltdowns at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. A massive cloud of radiation was ejected into the atmosphere, settling all across Japan and into the Pacific Ocean.

(May 19 2015) - Mass death of seabirds in Western U.S. unprecedented
WEST COAST -- This is just massive, massive, unprecedented, said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far. Although there doesnt appear to be a link to the virus that killed tens of millions of sea stars along the same shores from California to Alaska over the past 18 months, some scientists suspect a factor in both cases may be uncharacteristically warm waters. The U.S. Geological Survey and others have performed animal autopsies, called necropsies, on several of the emaciated Cassins auklets. Theyve found no evidence of disease or traumano viruses or bacteria, no feathers coated with spilled oil. The birds appear simply to have starved to death.

(Apr 06 2015) - Urchins Could Be the Next Victim of Sea Star Wasting Disease
PACIFIC COAST -- Over the past two years, millions of sea stars along North Americas Pacific coast met a grisly end when a virus rotted their bodies into lumps of white goo. Now that so many of these echinoderms have died, scientists fear that greater consequences of this wasting disease are already at play. And the sickness may be spreading even further, as evidenced by the sea stars spikey cousin: the urchin.

(Mar 23 2015) - Massive Die-Off of tiny crabs cover California Beach
BALBOA ISLAND, Calif. -- Tiny crabs still coming in waves off Balboa Island - Thousands ... created a rim of red along the shoreline, scattered on the sand along the sleepy seaside of Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Experts say the crabs which are about 1-to 3-inches long havent been seen in the area for decades. The pelagic crabs are the latest in a year of odd sightings ... glow-in-the-dark organisms called pyrosomes washed ashore in September ...

(Mar 12 2015) - Starving Sea Lions Washing Ashore ...
CAPISTRANO BEACH, Calif. -- By the time Wendy Leeds reached him, the sea lion pup had little hope of surviving. Like more than 1,450 other sea lions that have washed up on California beaches this year, in what animal experts call a growing crisis for the animal, this 8-month-old pup was starving, stranded and hundreds of miles from a mother who still needed to nurse him and teach him to hunt and feed. Ribs jutted from his velveteen coat.

(Feb 27 2015) - Fukushima radiation spikes 7,000% ...
FUKUSHIMA -- Cleanup crews trying to mitigate Japans never-ending radiation crisis at Fukushima ran into more problems recently after sensors monitoring a drainage gutter detected a huge spike in radiation levels from wastewater pouring into the Pacific Ocean. The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radiation levels were up to 70 times, or 7,000 percent, higher than normal, prompting an immediate shutdown of the drainage instrument. The first readings came around 10 a.m. local time on February 22, setting off alarms not once but twice as radiation levels spiked to extremely high levels.

(Feb 06 2015) - 6000% Increase in Cancer Rates at Fukushima Site
JAPAN -- As reports from individuals like Chieko Shiina, a supporter of the Fukushima Collaborateive Clinic talk about exploding rates of thyroid cancer in children, as well as an epidemic of leukemia, heart attacks, and other health problems, the Abe-led government and US continue to sweep the fall out of the Fukushima disaster under the rug. Cancer rates have exploded at an increase of almost 6000% in areas near the reactor meltdown. Aside from people-on-the-street interviews that a rare media outlet like Hodo station will report on, mainstream media stays completely silent.

(Jan 23 2015) - Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'
CALIFORNIA COAST -- The gruesome auklet deaths come just as scientists around the globe are seeing a significant uptick in mass-mortality events in the marine world, from sea urchins to fish and birds. Although there doesn't appear to be a link to the virus that killed tens of millions of sea stars along the same shores from California to Alaska over the past 18 months, some scientists suspect a factor in both cases may be uncharacteristically warm waters.

(Jan 03 2015) - Fukushima Debris has Landed on North American Shores
WEST COAST -- The radioactive effects of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster appear to have arrived on North American shores this year, with their full impact expected to be felt in 2015, according to a new report. And while a radioactive plume that has spread across the Pacific Ocean since the disaster is now just off the coast of British Columbia, experts say there is little reason to panic. A new report published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) notes that radioactive materials cesium-137 and cesium-134 have arrived off North American shores.

(Dec 15 2014) - Deadly Fukushima radiation up 50,000% ...
CALIFORNIA -- Beta radiation levels are off the charts at monitoring sites all across North America, according to new reports. But experts are blaming these radiation spikes on practically everything except for Fukushima. Data gathered from tracking units in California, Arizona, Illinois and elsewhere reveal radiation levels up to 50,000 percent higher than what was observed at the same time last year, and in some cases compared to levels seen this past summer.

(Dec 05 2014) - 500 more dead sea lions ...
PERU -- Another mysterious wave of dead sea animals has washed ashore in Peru, the possible consequence of ongoing radiation releases from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan. BBC News reports that 500 dead sea lions were recently discovered on Peru's northern coastline, some 250 miles north of the capital city of Lima, with no obvious explanation as to why this occurred.

(Nov 26 2014) - Public health emergency in the US
U.S.A. -- CDC Official: Public health emergency in the US from Fukushima radioactive material Government wanted to quarantine people contaminated with radiation, but had no authority Emergency Operations Center activated for first time ever due to nuclear incident.

(Nov 12 2014) - Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles off California coast
CALIFORNIA COAST -- Scientists have found traces of leaked radiation from Japans 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident off the coast of California. Radiation experts, though, say the levels are harmless. Trace amounts of isotopes linked to Fukushima radiation were detected about 100 miles (160km) west of Eureka, a city in northern California, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), a Massachusetts-based research organization, announced Monday in a press release.

(Oct 28 2014) - TEPCO covered up the truth about Fukushima disaster
JAPAN -- TEPCO has hidden the truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster and now drip feeds information so the public can get ready for the next piece of bad news, James Corbett, editor, The Corbett report, told RTs In the Now show. Journalist Jun Hori has quit NHK, the Japanese state broadcaster saying that his network restricted what he could say about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and moved more slowly than others to report how far the radiation was spreading.

(Oct 13 2014) - Fukushima n-power plant prepares for typhoon Vongfong
TOKYO -- The accident-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant is bracing itself for the arrival of powerful typhoon Vongfong that made landfall in southern Japan Monday and could reach the plant Tuesday, authorities said. The plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Monday said it had installed gutters on the upper part of the tanks storing contaminated water from the plant and reinforced and increased their height to prevent any overflow of the water due to the expected rainfall.

(Jul 09 2014) - Fukushima ice plan failing to take hold
FUKUSHIMA -- Japan's nuclear regulators have expressed alarm at the failure of a much-vaunted effort to freeze radioactive water that has built up beneath the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, warning that the water could very easily escape into the nearby Pacific Ocean. Toyoshi Fuketa, the commissioner of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, has called on Tokyo Electric Power Co. to re-examine its plan to freeze around 11,000 thousand tons of contaminated water that is sloshing about in trenches dug around the reactor buildings.

(Jul 08 2014) - Waves for Worry ? Re: Radioactive Waters on California's Coast
CALIFORNIA COAST -- When the roof blew off reactor building No. 3 at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011 releasing toxic amounts of radioactivity into the environment, Californians felt safe knowing the disaster was unfolding more than 5,000 miles away across the Pacific. However, the same ocean that separates us from Japan also connects us and the radioactive waters that have been riding a current for more than three years are expected to wash ashore some time this year.

(Jul 07 2014) - Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens dangerous meltdown
FUKUSHIMA -- Trouble is looming at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels. Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was forced to switch off the cooling system at Reactor Unit 5, after engineers discovered it had been leaking water. If the system is not repaired within the next nine days, temperatures are expected to soar ...

(Jun 24 2014) - Birth defect deaths in West Coast state hit record levels
WEST COAST -- Birth defect deaths in West Coast state hit record levels during 2011 - Spiked 60% statewide, then returned to normal in 2012 - New gov't document lists 'Fukushima release along west coast of US' as possible factor in birth defect cluster ...

(Jun 17 2014) - New model shows West Coast covered in Fukushima fallout
WEST COAST -- New model shows West Coast covered in Fukushima fallout a week after 3/11 - Asahi: Public is "anything but" safe outside of evacuation zone during a Fukushima-class disaster, radiation dose over 50 millisieverts in 7 days for people living - 100 miles away is possible (VIDEO)

(Jun 05 2014) - Breaking Bad: A Nuclear Waste Disaster
NEW MEXICO -- A vast salt mine under the New Mexico desert was the Department of Energy's last nuclear waste storage solution. On Valentines night, one of the now suspect 500 waste drums from DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) blast open inside DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Casks filled with 3.2 million cubic feet of deadly radioactive wastes remain buried at the crippled plant. That huge facility was rendered useless. Investigators believe the waste drums from Los Alamos were incorrectly packed under DOE supervision and one of them exploded.

(May 25 2014) - Still high level of radiation from fish
JAPAN -- Extremely high level of radioactive material is still measured from fish in Fukushima plant port. On 5/16/2014, Tepco announced they measured 193,000 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 from Spotbelly rockfish. The fish was caught in Fukushima plant port this April. The radioactive density is 1,930 times much as Japanese food safety limit.

(May 17 2014) - Marine mammals mysteriously dying along West Coast
CALIFORNIA COAST -- More sick and dying animals are washing up on the coast of California, with new reports indicating record numbers of young sea lions, seals, and other marine mammals being admitted to care shelters for rehabilitation. The Orange County Register reports that the only facility in the county licensed to care for marine mammals is now at capacity, and that other facilities all along the coastline are being similarly inundated.

(May 06 2014) - Our Nuclear Menace - Just as Darwin Would've Predicted
FUKUSHIMA -- Fukushima. It is perhaps the most under-reported cataclysmic event in human history. Maybe things would have been different had it happened in either Russia, Iran or North Korea. By now, we can write off the mainstream media and our political creatures with regards to this catastrophe. For reasons associated with the nuclear lobby and its corporate machine, their tongues are tied on the issue.

(Apr 23 2014) - Hospital Resumes Work in Fukushima Evacuation Area
FUKUSHIMA -- After three years of closure, a hospital in Japan's disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture resumed work on Wednesday, restoring vital infrastructure ahead of the resettlement of the region, the Jiji Press news agency reported. The Odaka Hospital was the first medical facility to reopen in the districts surrounding the damaged nuclear power plant Fukushima 1. The hospital is now awaiting the lift of an evacuation advisory for the area, scheduled to be completely removed by April 2016.

(Apr 14 2014) - 200 tons of radioactive water pumped wrong way
FUKUSHIMA -- Some 203 tons of highly radioactive water have been erroneously pumped at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant to the basement of an engineering and utilities service building, rather than to special-purpose storage tanks, according to the plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO. But TEPCO points out that there is no further leakage threat, since the basement is in no way linked to drainage systems.

(Apr 05 2014) - Fresh radioactive water leaks at Fukushima NPP
FUKUSHIMA -- Water with radiation levels above normal has again flown over barriers around water tanks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant due to heavy rain, according to the TEPCO Company plant operator. The leakage was detected on Friday. The level of Caesium-137 and Caesium-134 in two of the water tanks was above what is seen as normal for discharging the water into soil or ocean.

(Mar 26 2014) - Navy to test 100's of homes in California for radiation
SAN FRANCISCO -- An island community in the San Francisco Bay in California will be tested for radiation by the United States Navy, officials said this week, after an object containing radium was found there following the closure of a long-active military base. The Navy said on Tuesday that they will soon begin testing roughly 600 homes on "Treasure Island," a 400-acre man-made community of around 1,500 people that was created in the 1930s to host the San Francisco World's Fair.

(Mar 22 2014) - US sailors and marines sick from Fukushima sue TEPCO
U.S. NAVY -- Three years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, scores of US sailors and marines are suing the plant's operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company, for allegedly misleading the Navy about the level of radioactive contamination. More than 100 US Marines and Navy sailors have joined a class action suit, charging TEPCO with lying about the severity of the disaster as they were rushing to the scene to provide humanitarian assistance. They were aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other vessels traveling with the Reagan, engaged in humanitarian response to the disaster.

(Mar 10 2014) - 3 years since Fukushima ...
FUKUSHIMA -- Three years after the Fukushima catastrophe, Japan's stricken power plant is still struggling to contain radioactive water leaks that are making the area uninhabitable, while TEPCO's effort to clean up what remains of the crippled nuclear site has turned into a disaster of its own. The Voice of Russia spoke with Majia H. Nadesan, Associate Dean of the New College at Arizona State University and the author of a blog on Fukushima, who believes humanity might have already "forged its extinction" with nuclear technology and is now just waiting for it to unfold.

(Mar 03 2014) - The Giant Lie About Fukushima
JAPAN -- With the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe coming next week, the attempted Giant Lie about the disaster continues-a suppression of information, an effort at dishonesty of historical dimensions. It involves international entities, especially the International Atomic Energy Agency, national governmental bodies-led in Japan by its current prime minister, the powerful nuclear industry and a "nuclear establishment" of scientists and others with a vested interest in atomic energy.

(Feb 25 2014) - Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast
CANADA -- Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Two radioactive cesium isotopes, cesium-134 and cesium-137, have been detected offshore of Vancouver, British Columbia, researchers said at a news conference.

(Feb 20 2014) - 100 tons of toxic water leaked at Fukushima plant
JAPAN -- Around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Thursday. The water reportedly spilled beyond the barrier that is set up to block it from flowing out of tank. TEPCO believes the leakage has not reached the adjacent sea, as there is no drainage nearby that flows out to the sea. A process to stop the radioactive leak is underway. The spill is said to contain 230 million becquerels per liter of strontium and other beta ray-emitting radioactive substances.

(Feb 19 2014) - Why Obama will never admit Fukushima Radiation is slowly killing us
WASH D.C. -- We all know that the radiation from the stricken Fukushima plant has spread around the globe and is poisoning people worldwide. We all know that the West Coast of the United States is being polluted with radioactive debris and that the oceans, the beaches that border them, and even the air is becoming more polluted by radioactivity as time goes on. You have to ask yourself why the government won't admit this. It's not like a disaster half a world away is their fault is it? Or is it?

(Feb 05 2014) - Fukushima wash-up to hit US coast this year
TOKYO -- Seaborne radiation from Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant will wash up on the West Coast of the US this year. That's raising concerns among some Americans including the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fairfax, California, which passed a resolution on December 6 calling for more testing of coastal seafood.

(Jan 24 2014) - Fukushima WAS a Nuclear Explosion, Here's the Proof
JAPAN -- The only way that the tensof tons of uranium and plutonium shown by US EPA air samples couldoccur was if the explosion came from within the reactor vessel, and / or spent fuel pool. So clearly the explosion was a nuclear type of explosion from within. Nuclear promoters have long stated that nuclear plants can't blow up in anuclear explosion. We know this to be a lie. In fact Chicago's own Argonne National Lab has video from back in the day when it was "cool" to perform open air tests to blow up reactors to prove the nuclear chain reaction can blow up the reactors.

(Jan 09 2014) - Pentagon agency admits stockpiling 'Potassium Iodide'
PENTAGON -- A federal bid notice reveals that a Pentagon agency began stockpiling potassium iodide in 2012 due to its concerns over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, shedding light on why the Dept. of Health and Human Services is now ordering 14 million doses of iodide. The Defense Logistics Agency posted a solicitation on FedBizOpps in 2012 asking contractors for 75,000 packages of potassium iodide tablets because the "recent earthquake in Japan in March of 2011 and the resultant nuclear crisis has renewed interest in this item."

(Jan 06 2014) - Officials reject concerns over 500% radiation increase ....
CALIFORNIA -- Health officials in California are now telling residents not to worry after a video uploaded to the internet last month seemed to show high levels of radiation at a Pacific Coast beach. The video, "Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco," has been viewed nearly half-a-million times since being uploaded to YouTube on Christmas Eve, and its contents have caused concern among residents who fear that nuclear waste from the March 2011 disaster in Japan may be arriving on their side of the Pacific Ocean.

(Jan 01 2014) - US Gov't orders 14 million doses of Potassium Iodide
WEST COAST -- The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February ... the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has prompted concerns that the purchase is connected to the threat posed by radioactive debris washing up on the shores of the west coast or the potential for another natural disaster occurring in Japan which could impact the U.S.

(Dec 28 2013) - Fukushima Radiation Hits US West Coast
WEST COAST -- The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is nearing its third anniversary and the disaster and radiation are still being felt around the globe, most recently in the North American west coast where the hit is being felt by Canadians, Mexicans and US citizens alike. It is believed that an area of ocean as far as ten miles distant from the nuclear power plant was contaminated by the disaster in March of 2011. With ocean tides and sea life which is by no means confined to only miles within the ocean, that contamination was easily spread.

(Dec 07 2013) - Biggest Industrial Catastrophe in the History of Mankind
JAPAN -- One thousand days now separate us from the earthquake and tsunami that wrought what former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnold Gundersen called 'the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind.' It would appear that our species has not only failed to vanquish the nuclear dragon, or tame it. Our civilization seems to remain wholly subservient to it, surrendering to its promise of military mastery and industrial supremacy in the here and now at the cost of toxic waste that will survive far beyond the extinction of our species.

(Nov 23 2013) - Fukushima fallout damaging the Thyroids of California babies ?
CALIFORNIA -- A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics. Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention ...

(Nov 19 2013) - Fukushima Reactor Designer: I doubt plant can be decommissioned
JAPAN -- "I doubt if Fukushima Dai-ichi's full decommissioning is possible. Its contamination is so widespread," said Masashi Goto, a nuclear engineer who designed the Unit 3 reactor and now teaches at Meiji University in Tokyo. "We should not rush the process, because it means more exposure to workers. Instead, we should wait and perhaps even keep it in a cement enclosure." [...] "If you just put concrete over this, groundwater still will be flowing and things like that, and you have an uncontrolled situation," [Tepco adviser Lake] Barrett said. "I just don't see that as a plausible option."

(Nov 04 2013) - Radiation Island Heading Towards West Coast
WEST COAST -- A floating island of debris the size of Texas has been crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to the western shores of the Americas since a devastating tsunami inundated Japan in 2011, says a new study. Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of flotsam continues to head towards the west coast of the US. While the first documented debris from the tragedy has already been found in California, scientists fear these new findings mean there could be a lot more to come and it might arrive all at once.

(Oct 24 2013) - Radiation doubles ... in No. 1 plant water ditch
JAPAN -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Thursday that radiation rose to a new record in water collected from a drainage ditch at its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Tepco said it detected a maximum of 140,000 becquerels per liter of beta ray-emitting substances, including strontium, from a water sample collected Wednesday from the ditch, which extends to the sea beyond the plant's port.

(Oct 22 2013) - West Coast Is Being Fried With Fukushima Radiation
WEST COAST -- Ultimately, all of this nuclear radiation will outlive all of us by a very wide margin. They are saying that it could take up to 40 years to clean up the Fukushima disaster, and meanwhile countless innocent people will develop cancer and other health problems as a result of exposure to high levels of nuclear radiation. We are talking about a nuclear disaster that is absolutely unprecedented, and it is constantly getting worse. The following are 28 signs that the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima.

(Oct 14 2013) - Fukushima radiation worse than feared
JAPAN -- A state of emergency should now be declared throughout the world community. Japan needs international control, Tokyo can't manage it on its own. Whatever the world nations can offer to cope with the situation should be used, or else the northern part of the Pacific will be contaminated. Discharging radioactive water into tanks and keeping them is pointless. Japan clearly needs an immediate extraordinary solution.

(Oct 08 2013) - Fukushima's Fish Tale
CANADA -- A Canadian paper talked to experts and used government data to estimate the risk to human health from Fukushima contaminated fish. The results were rather disturbing. Using EPA cancer calculations and Japan's existing fish testing data they found a clear cancer risk to not just people in Japan but anywhere those fish are exported to. They then looked at the potential due to distribution of radiation around the pacific and found an exponential risk to the public

(Sep 28 2013) - U.S. bans agricultural and fishery products from Japan
U.S.A. -- Concerns over Japan's radioactive contamination and its seafood is spreading to most countries in the Pacific basin. The United States has recently banned agricultural and fishery imports from 14 prefectures in Japan, up from eight. South Korea puts a similar ban on fishery imports from eight prefectures, while China and Taiwan does so for 10 and five prefectures, respectively.

(Sep 26 2013) - One Wrong Move at Fukushima Could Unleash a Nuclear Disaster
JAPAN -- More than two years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, the Fukushima power plant sits in ruins, leaking 300 tons of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean every day. But that's small potatoes compared to what might happen in November. In what could be humankind's most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis, TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co). - the Japanese company that owns the Fukushima power plant - will attempt to remove approximately 1,300 fuel rods from the heavily damaged Reactor Unit 4.

(Sep 20 2013) - Humankind's Most Dangerous Moment
JAPAN -- We are now within two months of what may be humankind's most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our species can muster must be focussed on the fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4. The one thing certain about this crisis is that Tepco does not have the scientific, engineering or financial resources to handle it. Nor does the Japanese government. The situation demands a coordinated worldwide effort of the best scientists and engineers our species can muster.

(Sep 17 2013) - Let the world help at Fukushima No. 1
JAPAN -- It would be useful if the government of Japan would avail themselves of the assistance and technology that could be provided by foreign corporations with experience in the decommissioning of nuclear plants. The United States successfully cleaned and decommissioned nuclear facilities at Hanford, Washington, Rocky Flats, Colorado, and Portsmouth, Ohio. Other projects are currently under way in both the U.S. and U.K. Yet, American firms who have offered to help with issues at Fukushima have been repeatedly turned down by Tepco and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(Sep 14 2013) - Get ready to release Fukushima water into the sea
JAPAN -- Japan should begin preparing to release a massive tide of water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, once it regains public trust and can confirm the water has only low levels of radiation, a U.S. adviser to the plant's operator said on Sept. 13.

(Aug 31 2013) - Fukushima's radioaction due to reach US waters in 2014
WEST COAST -- A radioactive plume of water in the Pacific Ocean from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, which was crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, will likely reach U.S. coastal waters starting in 2014, according to a new study. The long journey of the radioactive particles could help researchers better understand how the ocean's currents circulate around the world.

(Aug 22 2013) - Fukushima operator pleads for international help ...
JAPAN -- 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. It comes after the latest leak at the facility was deemed a "serious incident."

(Aug 07 2013) - Fukushima plant leaking 300 tons of toxic water daily
TOKYO -- A Japanese government official on Wednesday said an estimated 300 tons of contaminated water is leaking into the ocean per day from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Wednesday to step up government efforts to stem radioactive water leakage. The ministry official also said the utility would begin pumping out groundwater to reduce leakage and had aimed to be removing 300 tons per day by December, but would end up 60 tons short of that goal. Removing 300 tons of groundwater, however, would not necessarily halt leakage into the sea, he said.

(Jul 24 2013) - Fukushima: Radioactive levels jump 9,000% in just 3 days
FUKUSHIMA -- Some of the highest levels of ionizing radiation yet detected since the disaster first occurred were recently recorded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan, according to shocking new reports. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which runs the crippled nuclear plant, says levels of radioactive cesium in a water well were 9,000 percent higher on July 8, 2013, than they were three days earlier, and nobody knows why this is the case.

(Jul 11 2013) - All Four Reactors are 'Getting Worse'
JAPAN -- The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining on site in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe - so no one knows how great the continuing danger is.

(Jul 01 2013) - Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To US
UPPER ATMOSPHERE -- This is STAGGERINGLY bad news and shows, clearly and positively, that Fukushima Radiation is THICK in the atmosphere above even the Southern Hemisphere. It gets worse over North America and the U.S. Note ... and note carefully - a CPM (Counts Per Minute) reading of 100 is a mandatory HAZMAT Quarantine EMERGENCY in the State of California. Get that? The shocking readings shown in the photos below are what the passengers were breathing and fully-exposed to during the flights from Chile to Atlanta and then across the US to Portland, Oregon.

(May 28 2013) - Bluefin Tuna Tested Contaminated with Radiation
CALIFORNIA COAST -- 'Absolutely Every One' - 15 Out of 15 - Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation !!! Low levels of radioactive cesium from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident turned up in fish caught off California in 2011, researchers reported Monday. The bluefin spawn off Japan, and many migrate across the Pacific Ocean. Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August, five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all contained reactor byproducts cesium-134 and cesium-137 at levels that produced radiation about 3% higher than natural background sources.

(May 24 2013) - Japan Radiation Widely Contaminates Pacific Marine Life
WEST COAST -- Traces of radioactive cesium from Japan's crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been found in water and plankton collected from all 10 points monitored across a vast stretch of the western Pacific. The isotopes cesium-134 and cesium-137 were found in the tiny plantlike creatures from the coast of Japan's Hokkaido Island to Guam (...) Scientists say the isotopes were being dispersed across the Pacific in plankton, and were accumulating up the food chain as the tiny creatures were eaten by larger marine life.

(May 13 2013) - Nuclear Power Falters, Engulfed by 'Cauldron' of Bad Luck
U.S.A. -- Once touted as a successor, or at least a competitor, to carbon-based power, the nuclear sector has taken a beating as the momentum behind new projects stalls and enthusiasm for domestic fossil fuel production grows. Across the country, plans to build nuclear plants have hit roadblocks recently—a sharp turn for a sector that just a few years ago was looking forward to a renaissance.

(May 03 2013) - Humans Used for Radiation Experiments ???
U.S.A. -- This year marks the 20th anniversary of the declassification of top-secret studies, the "Human Radiation Experiments," done over a period of 30 years, in which the US conducted radiation experiments on as many as 20,000 vulnerable US citizens. Victims included civilians, prison inmates, federal workers, hospital patients, pregnant women, infants, developmentally disabled children and military personnel - most of them powerless, poor, sick, elderly or terminally ill. Eileen Welsome's 1999 expose The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War details "the unspeakable scientific trials that reduced thousands of men, women, and even children to nameless specimens."

(Apr 23 2013) - San Onofre Edison : West Coast Radiation Crisis - Pt 1
CALIFORNIA -- Beached in front of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, the carcass of a California sea lion was remarkable, for being an adult specimen. So far, throughout the six-week crisis for marine mammals along the Southern California coastline, all of the 2,000-plus sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals suffering severe malnutrition have been pups deprived of breast milk from their emaciated or missing mothers.

(Apr 19 2013) - La Salle Nuclear Plant Nearly Took Out Chicago !
CHICAGO -- Yesterday we broke the story of the La Salle Nuclear plant having to perform a Fukushima style direct-to-atmosphere venting of the primary nuclear containment due to a lightening strike. As we indicated at the time, the amount of radioactivity released is unknown because the radiation monitors were not on a backup power supply. Today in a follow on NRC event report, we find out that failures in the emergency cooling system resulted in the last ditch cooling attempt of directly venting the radioactive drywell to the atmosphere.

(Apr 08 2013) - EPA Relaxes Public Health Guidelines ...
WASH D.C. -- After years of internal deliberation & controversy, the Obama administration has issued a document suggesting that when dealing with the aftermath of an accident or attack involving radioactive materials, public health guidelines can be made thousands of times less stringent than what the U.S. EPA would normally allow. The document, called a protective action guide for radiological incidents, was quietly posted on a page on the agency's website Friday evening. The low-profile release followed an uproar of concern from watchdog groups in recent weeks over news that the White House had privately agreed to back relaxed radiological cleanup standards in certain circumstances & had cleared the path for the new EPA guide.

(Apr 03 2013) - Almost 1/3 of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems
WEST COAST -- Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on the US West Coast are 28 percent more likely to develop congenital hyperthyroidism. In examining post-Fukushima conditions along the West Coast, researchers found American-born children to be developing similar conditions that some Europeans acquired after the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

(Apr 01 2013) - Accident at Arkansas Nuclear One kills worker
ARKANSAS -- The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday sent investigators to Entergy Nuclear's Arkansas Nuclear One site, where a "significant industrial accident" Sunday at Unit 1 left one worker dead and sent eight others to the hospital, an OSHA spokesman said. It is too early to determine the extent of the damage to Unit 1, which was already shut for a refueling and maintenance outage, or to Unit 2, which was shut automatically after the accident, an Entergy spokesman said in an interview Monday.

(Mar 19 2013) - Scientists find Fukushima cesium in turtles, whales, fish
CALIFORNIA -- This year, [Stanford graduate student Daniel] Madigan will be collecting more samples of bluefin to build on the team's understanding of the fish's migrations. His team is also applying the radioisotope technique to different animals, including turtles, whales and other tuna.

(Mar 07 2013) - Washington Nuke Leak Answer May Take Years
WASHINGTON -- Governor Jay Inslee said it may take as much as four years to begin transferring radioactive sludge from leaking underground tanks at the former nuclear weapons production complex known as the Hanford Site. "This is not something that can be done overnight," Inslee told reporters yesterday after touring part of the U.S. Energy Department's 586-square-mile reserve in southeast Washington.

(Feb 21 2013) - Tuna caught near California still have traces of radiation
CALIFORNIA -- Almost two years after a natural disaster ravaged a Japanese nuclear plant, Bluefin tuna that test positive for radiation poisoning continue to be caught off the coast of California. Twenty-three months after a tsunami took the Fukushima power plant offline and triggered an international emergency, the effects of the disaster are still being felt thousands of miles apart. This week writer Monte Burke of Forbes draws attention to a new study that shows the lingering damages caused nearly two years ago.

(Feb 12 2013) - Japan may develop nuclear weapon against threat of N. Korea
JAPAN -- According to Interfax, the chairman of Russian House Committee on Foreign Affairs pointed out the possibility of Japan to develop nuclear weapons against North Korea on 2/12/2013. Having North Korean nuclear test, he commented Japan might develop nuclear weapons if North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons.

(Jan 29 2013) - 'Suspicious item' causes security incident at Nevada nuclear site
NEVADA -- A "suspicious item" at the Nevada National Security Site caused officials to scramble Tuesday, but it turned out to be "a non-threatening item," a spokesman for the site told CNN. Federal and local officials were involved in the incident, which began to unfold around 4 p.m. (7 p.m. ET), when a "suspicious item" was discovered outside the device assembly facility security perimeter fence, said Dave Taylor, the spokesman. [...]

(Jan 18 2013) - Fukushima debris hits Hawaii
HAWAII -- Debris set adrift by the 2011 Japanese tsunami has made its way to Hawaii, triggering concerns over the unknown effects of the radiation it may carry from the meltdown of the Fukushima reactor. Debris has washed ashore the islands of Oahu and Kauai and the state's Department of Health has been asked to test some of the incoming material for radiation levels. Refrigerator parts, oyster buoys, housing insulation, storage bins, soda bottles, toys, fishing nets, plastic trash cans and even Japanese net boats have all washed up on Hawaiian sands in the past few weeks, triggering serious environmental concerns over both water pollution and radiation exposure.

(Jan 08 2013) - Media Silent on Fukushima Radiation Impact in US
U.S.A. -- Sometimes big news stories can only be seen by the shadows they cast. You would think that it should be easy to find detailed updates on the Fukushima disaster's impact on our fishing industry, milk production, global radiation distribution patterns, etc. You would be mistaken. The massive media coverage following the initial disaster has fallen nearly silent.

(Dec 27 2012) - Los Angeles prepares to fight Fukushima debris
WEST COAST -- Nearly two years after the Fukushima nuclear plant suffered a massive meltdown in Japan, some Americans could be just now seeing first-hand evidence of the disaster - and right in their backyards. It's certainly been a while since an earthquake and tsunami took down the Fukushima power plant, but the results of that ravaging natural disaster might only now be ending up in the United States. People in Los Angeles, California are already on the lookout for debris that has been washing across the Pacific Ocean since March 11, 2011. Northern California could soon see "scattered and intermittent" episodes of flotsam from Fukushima washing ashore ...

(Dec 27 2012) - Tokyo Almost As Irradiated As Fukushima
U.S.A. -- We've documented the spread of radiation from Fukushima to Tokyo for a year and a half. Unfortunately, as the following recent headlines from Ene News show, things are only getting worse ... links on following page.

(Dec 13 2012) - EPA finds 'High Levels' of Radiation in California
CALIFORNIA -- In 2009, the Department of Energy and governmental stimulus funds brought $41.5 million dollars to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct an investigation into claims that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory and surrounding area is contaminated with radiation. As a result of that investigation, the EPA has now deemed that the land toxic and contaminated with high levels of radiation.

(Dec 08 2012) - Uranium facility - hiding in plain sight
CANADA -- For almost half a century residents of a west-end community in Toronto have lived side-by-side with a uranium processing facility, without ever noticing it. But the years of blissful ignorance have seemingly come to an end and this 'new' knowledge of the plant has left many in the community afraid and pushing for change.

(Nov 22 2012) - Fukushima exports apple to Thailand to fight harmful rumor
JAPAN -- Though 42 countries/regions ban importing Fukushima agricultural products at the moment of 11/20/2012, Fukushima prefecture is going to export 360kg of the apples to Thailand in order to fight harmful rumor. They are going be sold at major supermarkets in Bangkok from 12/14 to 12/16/2012.

(Nov 10 2012) - Quake debris to reach N. America by June 2013
TOKYO -- The Environment Ministry said Friday it is expecting around 33,000 tons of debris washed away by tsunamis caused by the March 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan to reach the western coast of North America by next June, slightly revising its earlier estimate made seven months ago. The movement of the debris is now found to be slower than initially predicted, the agency said ...

(Nov 03 2012) - Are Nuclear Plants Safe in Hurricanes ???
EAST COAST -- Watchdog groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) warn that America's nuclear facilities remain vulnerable to a variety of potential catastrophic events, both natural and resulting from deliberate sabotage or cyber-attack. And they say that federal regulations are currently inadequate to deal with all of these possible disaster scenarios.

(Oct 25 2012) - Albacore tuna show traces of radioactive cesium
LONGVIEW -- Oregon State University researchers have found traces of radioactive cesium from last year's Japanese nuclear reactor disaster in West Coast albacore tuna ... The team's findings are in line with work by researchers in California, who announced in May that they had found traces of radioactive cesium in bluefin tuna caught off the southern coast.

(Oct 25 2012) - Inedible for years to come - fish near Fukushima coast
JAPAN -- Fukushima fish 'may be inedible for a decade' Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent guardian.co.uk 25 October 2012 Marine scientist finds levels of radioactivity in fish near stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are higher than expected. Fish from the waters around the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan could be too radioactive to eat for a decade to come, as samples show that radioactivity levels remain elevated and show little sign of coming down, a marine scientist has warned.

(Oct 14 2012) - America threatened by sea species on tsunami debris
WEST COAST -- It flattened entire towns, washed away harbours and triggered a nuclear emergency. Now the devastating tsunami that hit Japan following the earthquake off the coast last year is having a more subtle and unexpected impact - 5,000 miles away on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Debris washed out to sea by the waves that swept the Japanese coast is beginning to be washed ashore in America, carrying with it large numbers of hitchhikers that could pose a threat to the local sea life.

(Sep 29 2012) - VIDEO : Comprehensive study of Fukushima threat
WEST COAST -- This is a 60 minute film {YouTube.com} that may save your life. If you, like me, live on the West Coast of the USA, it's probably too late, and you may as well just go on in your ignorance. Then again, if you care about your self or others you love, you may want to spend one hour of your life to grasp the full scope of our common situation.

(Sep 08 2012) - Japan's Tsunami debris 800 miles from US Waters
WEST COAST -- Experts: Tsunami debris 800 miles from US - Waters could be jammed starting next month - School buses, houses tearing up fishermen's nets ... Anchor: [...] The worst is yet to come. Experts say northwest waters could be jammed with tsunami debris as soon as next month. 500,000 tons of it.Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Retired Oceanographer. "It's going to be a terrible thing if it does start coming ashore ... Just so enormous that we just ... it's going to take everybody."

(Aug 25 2012) - Overwhelming number of 'radiation' cases around Japan
JAPAN -- "We have not had a chance to do more reports simply due to an overwhelming number of reported cases. In other words, current situations in Japan are worse than in this report. In addition, medical information in Fukushima is sealed, which means we have no idea what is truly going on there. What's in our report is from the rest of the country".

(Aug 03 2012) - Enough Fallout for Everyone
U.S.A. -- Nuclear fallout is an incredible thing. As if the initial, prompt effects of a nuclear bomb weren't bad enough - take that and then spread out a plume of radioactive contamination. The Castle BRAVO accident was the event that really brought this to the public forefront. I mean, the initial effects of 15 megaton explosion are pretty stunning in and of themselves ...

(Aug 01 2012) - No immediate risk to health = long-term risk to health
FUKUSIMA -- "I want all the reactors in Japan shut immediately and scrapped," a grey-haired woman, who introduced herself as a farmer living 65 km (40 miles) from the Fukushima plant, said at the public hearing in the prefecture capital. "Many people are now aware that the gov's talking of 'no immediate risk to health' is tantamount to 'long-term health risk'," she said to the applause of about 200 residents packed in a small concert hall.

(Jul 12 2012) - West Coast Seaweed 500% Higher with Radiation
CALIFORNIA -- (NaturalNews) High levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster reached Pacific shores just days after the catastrophe occurred, according to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Tests conducted on samples of Macrocystis pyrifera, also known as Giant kelp, revealed the presence of radioactive iodine-131 at levels 500 percent higher in Southern California than in any other area of the country tested.

(Jul 01 2012) - Tokyo Protest : 'People are piping mad - they finally got angry'
JAPAN -- Inside the Tokyo Protest : "People are piping mad ... they finally got angry" - Police barricades collapsed one after another - Riot buses blocked crowd from entering Prime Minister's office - plus (VIDEOS) ...

(Jun 19 2012) - Washington Governor announces tsunami litter plan
WASHINGTON -- The emergency management division of the state Military Department will coordinate the state effort to corral and clean up Japanese tsunami debris floating onto state beaches, Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Monday. The state is setting aside $100,000 from the state Department of Ecology litter cleanup account to help dispose of debris. But the state will seek reimbursement of cleanup costs from the federal government.

(May 29 2012) - Japanese tuna trace radioactive path
WEST COAST -- Radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear accident is being transported across the Pacific Ocean by migratory fish, according to a new report. Following the failure of coolant pumps at the Japanese nuclear reactor in March 2011, radioactive caesium (Cs) was released into the ocean in amounts that exceeded any previous accident, leading to considerable international concern about their spread.

(May 17 2012) - Hearing discusses Tsunami-related debris reaching West Coast
WEST COAST -- The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard held a hearing on ocean debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami and the growing problem of ocean debris from all sources. Debris that entered the ocean after the tsunami in Japan is reaching U.S. coastlines more quickly than the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted and the Japanese government estimates about 5 million tons of debris was swept into the ocean, with about 1.5 million tons still afloat.

(May 17 2012) - Minami Soma's BLACK DUST in Japan
JAPAN -- He keeps finding "black dust" in his city with ever higher radioactivity. That's extremely high, even though Mr. Ooyama hasn't given the details as to the exact measurement or the location in his blog post. But one thing the readers had better keep in mind: YOU DO NOT MULTIPLY THIS NUMBER BY 65 TO CONVERT TO BQ/M2.

(May 16 2012) - Report Shows How Radiation Can Destroy DNA
U.S.A. -- The threat of radiation is constant and growing; too much radiation from medical testing and other sources is increasingly becoming a concern for many individuals around the world. The average child will receive more than seven radiation emitting scans for medical procedure by age 18, not to mention all of the background radiation emitted from cell phones, as well as other various electronic devices. With the advent of the TSA body scanners, using deadly terahertz radiation only adds to the controversy. An array of DNA destroying and cancer causing devices pervade our natural lives.

(Apr 30 2012) - ALERT : Tsunami Debris Hits Alaska Coast Early
ALASKA -- Gulf of Alaska Keeper, a non-profit organization that estimates it has cleared nearly 1,000,000 pounds of plastic debris from Alaskan coasts over the past 10 years, is reporting "tons" of what it believes is likely tsunami debris washing up on the coasts of the Kayak and Montague islands. Chris Pallister, president of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, told Alaska's KTUU TV that "It's a staggering mess [...] the magnitude of this is just hard to comprehend and I've been looking at this stuff a long time."

(Apr 08 2012) - Fukushima radiation found in California kelp
CALIFORNIA -- Kelp off California was contaminated with short-lived radioisotopes a month after Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant accident, a sign that the spilled radiation reached the state's coastline, according to a new scientific study. Scientists from CSU Long Beach tested giant kelp collected off Orange County, Santa Cruz and other locations after the March 2011 accident and detected radioactive iodine, which was released from the damaged nuclear reactor.

(Mar 30 2012) - California Slammed With Fukushima Radiation
CALIFORNIA -- The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California "with greatest exposure in central and southern California", and that Southern California's seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada ...

(Mar 09 2012) - Highest radiation levels since Fukushima disaster recorded in California
CALIFORNIA -- New radiation tests carried out by the EnviroReporter have recorded the highest levels of radiation in California yet. A March 6th test of a HEPA filter recorded radiation levels 668% or 6.68 times the normal background radiation levels. This test took place 43 days after initial tests and shows a 130% increase since January 22nd.

(Feb 24 2012) - Official found dead, head covered with plastic bag ...
JAPAN -- According to a Japanese news outlet, Iza, on July 1st, 2011 63-year-old Mr. Takashi Kabayama was found dead with a plastic bag over his head in his home office. Kabayama was a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly for the Liberal Democratic Party and had been measuring radiation in an assortment of locations throughout Tokyo.

(Feb 03 2012) - Shocking Radiation Propaganda on Local TV
CALIFORNIA -- Experts say radiation is all around us -- from the rays of the sun to the granite beneath our feet. A large percentage of our exposure to radiation comes from nature. And then there are the optional doses. "The vast majority of man made radiation is self-elected from things we choose to have done like X-Rays and Cat Scans," said Charlie Zender, a UC Irvine professor.

(Jan 15 2012) - Bed, Bath & Beyond pulls radioactive tissues
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The Bed, Bath & Beyond company has announced that it is pulling all Dual Ridge Metal Boutique tissue holders, model number DR9M, from its website, and from the 200 stores across the US and Canada that have been selling the product since July, after the products were discovered to be radioactive. Though they claim the holders are not a health threat, officials are still urging everyone who purchased the tainted holder to return them to Bed, Bath & Beyond for a refund.

(Jan 07 2012) - STUDY : Fukushima killed at least 14,000 in the US
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) For the very first time, a scientific study published in a peer-reviewed journal has come up with a solid estimate of the total number of US deaths caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster in the weeks following it. Epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, MPH, MBA, and his colleagues say that, based on compiled data, at least 14,000 people in the US were killed during the 14 weeks following the Fukushima catastrophe, and the majority of these deaths were in kids under age one.

(Dec 16 2011) - Japanese tsunami debris washes up on U.S. West Coast
WEST COAST -- Large black floats are the first remnants of Japan's devastating earthquake & tsunami to begin washing up on the American coastline. The debris traveled 4,500 miles on Pacific Ocean currents, pushed by wind & water, to reach the beaches of Neah Bay in far northwestern Washington state 280 days after the Japanese disaster. Some 100 million tons of debris - from wrecked fishing vessels to household furniture & even body parts - is bearing down on the West Coast ...

(Dec 01 2011) - Russian police confiscate radioactive Japanese car tyres
RUSSIA -- Police in the Russian Pacific port city Vladivostok confiscated a shipping container from Japan that had dozens of radioactive car tyres in it, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday. A total 29 tyres in the shipment were emitting excess levels of gamma and beta rays, making them unsafe to bring into Russia, a port official said.

(Nov 21 2011) - ALERT 300% Radiation Levels Recorded In California
CALIFORNIA -- Startling radiation levels have been recorded in California as the full extent of the devastation caused by the multiple on going Fukushima nuclear meltdowns slowly becomes clear. Enviroreporter, a website run by an award winning investigative journalist, released a video on November 16th which documented these high radiation readings.

(Oct 28 2011) - High concentrations of radiation hit US and Canada
WEST COAST -- While the rest of the nation cheered for their baseball teams in the World Series, the west coast was pounded with high concentrations of radiation from Japan. A plume which was rich in Cesium-137 and "close to the surface" drifted from Vancouver southward ... on on the California.

(Oct 14 2011) - Radioactive Plankton 3 km off the Coast of Fukushima
TOKYO -- Bio-concentration hard at work. NHK News Japanese reports that a high level of radioactive cesium has been detected from plankton in the ocean off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The news only mentions, as usual, cesium-134 and cesium-137. If the researchers did test for other nuclides like strontium and plutonium, NHK is not saying anything. If they didn't, why didn't they?

(Sep 24 2011) - Radioactivity In Japan Rice Raises Worries
TOKYO -- Government officials on Saturday ordered more tests after detecting elevated levels of radiation in rice crops near the crippled nuclear power plant at Fukushima. Radioactive substances have already been discovered in beef, milk, spinach and tea leaves, leading to recalls and bans on shipments. But officials have been especially worried about rice, a staple that makes up a significant part of the Japanese diet. Japan grows most of the rice that it consumes.

(Sep 11 2011) - Japanese gov's trying to stop citizen measuring radiation
JAPAN -- On this morning's NHK "Sunday Debate" program, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Nobuteru Ishihara stated, "Geiger counters costing between 40,000 and 50,000 yen ($500-600) provide patchy measurements. We have to try and stop citizens from taking their own radiation measurements." It seems that he really doesn't like the fact that citizens are taking their own radiation readings. Even if the figures are patchy, the measurements still tell us correctly whether the radiation level is high or low.

(Sep 01 2011) - Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA
U.S.A. -- (Natural News) There has been a lot of disinformation regarding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears the government agencies of other nations cooperated with Japan while the international nuclear industry sided with TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Company) disinformation and denial campaign. As Mike Adams noted in his April 5th, 2011 Natural News article on Fukushima, "The government is going to turn off the radiation detectors, raise the official EPA limits of radioactive exposure, urge Americans to avoid preparing for fallout, and then pretend absolutely nothing is wrong."

(Aug 18 2011) - Fukushima now radiating everyone - Unspeakable' reality
AUSTRIALIA -- Australia's CBS exposed the "unspeakable" realities of the Japanese catastrophe in its 60 Minutes program Sunday night during which leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity. The nuclear energy power industry violation of the right to health is apparent throughout the new Australian report. "In fact the whole world will be exposed from the radiation from Fukushima," Dr. Kaku told CBS reporter Liz Hayes.

(Aug 01 2011) - Highest radiation level monitored at stricken Japan nuclear plant
JAPAN -- The operator of a crippled Japanese atomic power plant said Monday it had measured the highest radiation level since the start of the nuclear crisis, a news report said, dpa reported. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said more than 10 sieverts per hour of radiation was recorded on the surface of a pipe located outdoors between reactor 1 and reactor 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Jiji Press reported.

(Jul 09 2011) - Important steps to help protect yourself against radiation
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) Damaging radiation comes from many everyday sources besides just damaged nuclear power reactors. Mobile phones and their signal towers, wireless cards and their network routers, airplanes, microwaves, and many other devices all emit radiation, and prolonged exposure to them can lead to serious health problems including cancer. But there are some simple steps you can take to help minimize exposure to radiation of all forms.

(Jun 30 2011) - Radiation in Our Food
U.S.A. -- Though the horrendous tsunami that hit Japan on March 12, 2011 seems like old news in the midst of today's headlines, the crippled nuclear power plants at Fukishima Daichi continue to spew radiation into water, air and soil, with no end in sight. Even as thousands of Japanese workers struggle to contain the ongoing nuclear disaster, low levels of radiation from those power plants have been detected in foods in the United States.

(Jun 22 2011) - 13 Natural Remedies For Radiation Exposure
U.S.A. -- There are multiple harmful effects of radiation, and sadly many of them go unnoticed in the body for some time. Low level exposure, overtime, can lead to major digestive imbalance, blood alteration and even the destruction of many cellular structures in the body's key organ and tissue systems. Common signs of low level radiation exposure include symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, nausea, scalp tenderness, scalp discoloration and dry/itchy skin. In extreme cases, lower doses of radiation may also cause brain damage, memory problems, mood changes and reduced listening capacities, psychomotor abilities and information processing times. All good reasons to consider protecting oueselves from this type of exposure.

(Jun 13 2011) - Cesium 137 at Highest Level Since April
CALIFORNIA -- The latest topsoil samples from the University of Berkley, California show the highest levels of cesium radiation contamination since April. Below is the latest test results from UCB. They show Cs137 levels at the highest levels since April and levels seem to be rising. I think it's safe to conclude that with the latest findings in Seattle and the current steering winds , that the West Coast is in for a wild ride. The sad thing is that this affects us all.

(Jun 06 2011) - "Alert Level" Radiation In Colorado
COLORADO -- This measurement was made on June 5, 2011 at approx. 530pm CST. It indicates "alert level" radiation levels. Alert level is considered anything over 100CPM by the radiation network ... It is worthy to note the elevation, and the surroundings.. Alpha and Beta should NOT be coming this far off the "rocks" around us… also I have done a test against the rocks themselves to show the difference. Rocks are putting off about 200CPM or MORE!!!

(May 26 2011) - Is a Nuclear Super Typhoon about to Happen ?
PACIFIC OCEAN -- Super Typhoon Songda ripped across the western Pacific on Thursday, dropping heavy rain on the Philippines and threatening Okinawa and the Japanese main islands with rain and damaging winds into the weekend. Songda was a Category 5 storm late Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 161 mph and gusts of 195 mph, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The storm was producing wave heights of 38 feet in the Pacific, forecasters said.

(May 24 2011) - Risk From Spent Nuclear Reactor Fuel Is Greater in U.S. Than in Japan
WASH D.C. -- The threat of a catastrophic release of radioactive materials from a spent fuel pool at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant is dwarfed by the risk posed by such pools in the U.S., which are typically filled with far more radioactive material, according to a study released on Tuesday by a nonprofit institute. The report, from the Institute for Policy Studies, recommends that the U.S. transfer most of the nation's spent nuclear fuel from pools filled with cooling water to dry sealed steel casks to limit the risk of an accident resulting from an earthquake, terrorism or other event.

(May 21 2011) - Nuclear plant workers suffer internal radiation exposure ...
JAPAN --The government has discovered thousands of cases of workers at nuclear power plants outside Fukushima Prefecture suffering from internal exposure to radiation after they visited the prefecture, the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Most of the workers who had internal exposure to radiation visited Fukushima after the nuclear crisis broke out following the March 11 quake and tsunami, and apparently inhaled radioactive substances scattered by hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant.

(May 12 2011) - Japan Reactor-Core Damage Worse Than Thought
JAPAN -- Japan is trying to contain the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl after a quake and tsunami two months ago knocked out power and cooling systems at the Fukushima station. While authorities have previously suspected a partial meltdown at unit 1, high radiation levels had prevented workers from entering the building to check the damage until last week. "What this means is this is probably going to be a much more difficult cleanup than they originally planned for" ...

(Apr 28 2011) - TRAGEDY IN JAPAN AFFECTS WORLD POPULATION
CALIFORNIA -- This meltdown in Japan is a devastating tragedy. Japanese physicist Michio Kaku reported on March 14 that all three Fukushima reactors are melting down and that the battle has been lost. To make matters much worse radioactive spent fuel from earlier usage in the reactors is stored at the site. This is 300 times worse than Chernobyl as that incident had no reactor meltdown. Five hundred square miles surrounding Chernobyl are considered dead. No animals or humans live in this area. At the same time dangerous levels of radiation in the Midwest, California, Washington, Oregon and Western Canada were reported by the Norwegian Institute For Air Research.

(Apr 20 2011) - Nuclear Weather Worsens
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) Every day the news gets worse. Today it was robots telling us that radiation is so hot inside the nuclear plant in Japan that workers will have a hard to impossible time to work in certain areas to recover the plant from worst case scenarios. Radiation levels are just heading up across the board and across continents. Sunday morning the news was so bad that I didn't know what to do or write. I could try screaming but I am not the type ... or crying, well that comes almost too easily. Perhaps I am crazy.

(Apr 11 2011) - Is There Radiation in Your Seafood ?
U.S.A. -- The oceans around Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are beginning to show troubling signs of radioactivity. Recent tests by TEPCO found levels far surpassing legal limits, iodine by 7.5 million times and cesium by 1.1 million times. As MoJo environmental correspondent Julia Whitty has reported in several recent posts, radioactive material is now entering the marine food web, and will likely only continue to work its way up. And ocean currents are carrying the contaminants far and wide. As a result of the increased radiation levels, several countries, including Hong Kong, Russia, and India, have enacted temporary bans on Japanese seafood imports. But so far, there is no such ban in the US.

(Apr 08 2011) - More radio-active readings from food samples
CALIFORNIA -- Strawberries, mushrooms with Cesium-137 found in Northern California; 5 of 6 items in food chain sampling test have radioactive particles. From University of California, Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering ... Six items were tested: spinach, strawberries, cilantro, topsoil, grass, and mushrooms. Measured in Becquerel per kilogram. The results below indicate increased radiation levels of Cesium-137.

(Apr 05 2011) - Cumalative low-level doses of radiation can cause harm
IOWA -- When scientists speak of radiation, they speak not only of single doses but also of cumulative doses. See for example, this research from the University of Iowa showing that "cumulative radon exposure is a significant risk factor for lung cancer in women". And see these studies on the health effects cumulative doses of radioactive cesium. (As I noted on March 29th, the radioactive cesium fallout from Japan already rivals Chernobyl. And the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl).

(Apr 05 2011) - EPA to raise limits for radiation exposure ...
U.S.A. -- (NaturalNews) The mass radioactive contamination of our planet is now under way thanks to the astonishing actions taking place at the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. As of last night, TEPCO announced it is releasing 10,000 tons of radioactive water directly into the Pacific Ocean. That 2.4 million gallons of planetary poison being dumped directly into the ocean. This water is being released because they have run out of places to keep it on land. It's too deadly to transport anywhere else, and all the storage pools around Fukushima are already overflowing.

(Apr 05 2011) - India bans Japan food imports, says radiation spreading
NEW DELHI -- India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country, becoming the first country to introduce a blanket ban. The ban comes in the fourth week of unsuccessful attempts to safely secure the Fukushima nuclear power plant in central Japan crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in what could be the world's biggest nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century.

(Apr 02 2011) - Govt Under Fire as Radiation's Found in Milk, Rain
BERKLEY -- Federal officials have still not published any official data on nuclear fallout from Japan disaster. Radiation from Japan rained on Berkeley during recent storms at levels that exceeded drinking water standards by 181 times and has been detected in multiple milk samples, but the U.S. government has still not published any official data on nuclear fallout here from the Fukushima disaster. But critics say an absence of federal data on the issue is hampering efforts to develop strategies for preventing radioactive isotopes from accumulating in the nation's food and water supplies.

(Apr 01 2011) - Radiation Found In San Francisco Drinking Water
CALIFORNIA -- Despite countless reassurances that no harmful levels of radiation from the Japan nuclear fallout would hit the US from the EPA, the University of Berkley in California is now reporting that rainwater in San Francisco water has now been detected at levels 18,100% above federal drinking water standards. Again, with just about all other news of the radiation hitting the US, the news is once again reported to the public over a week after it was first detected.

(Mar 31 2011) - Radiation found in California Milk
WASH D.C. -- Low levels of radiation have turned up in milk samples from two West Coast states. Traces of radioactive Iodine-131 were found in milk in California and Washington, according to federal and state authorities who are monitoring for contamination as the nuclear crisis unfolds in Japan. But the officials say the levels are still 5,000 times below levels of concern and do not represent a public health threat.

(Mar 30 2011) - RADIATION - TOXICITY - ANTIDOTES
U.S.A. -- The tragedy is that our Government is not giving us the full information of risks to low level radiation, which may be equal to or even to levels less than to those commonly referred to as "normal background radiation levels." This false sense of security given to us by government spokespersons (usually with an entire alphabet following their name) is the hallmark of unscientific constructs. For example, nowhere in the mass media or from our government officials is there open and honest discussions with the American public regarding the phenomenon of the Petkau Effect, which applies strictly to low levels of radiation.

(Mar 28 2011) - Radiation detected in Massachusetts rainwater
U.S.A. -- The Fukushima crisis continues to worsen by the day, with nuclear experts around the world finally realizing and admitting we've all been lied to. "I think maybe the situation is much more serious than we were led to believe," said Najmedin Meshkati of the University of Southern California, in a Reuters report. That same article revealed that recent radiation readings at Fukushima show "contamination 100,000 times normal in water at reactor No. 2 and 1,850 times normal in the nearby sea." Massachusetts rainwater has also been found to be contaminated with low levels of radiation from Fukushima, indicating just how widespread the radioactive fallout has become.

(Mar 28 2011) - Radiation levels at Japan nuclear plant reach new highs
TOKYO -- As radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reached a new high Sunday, workers contended with dark, steamy conditions in their efforts to repair the facility's cooling system and stave off a full-blown nuclear meltdown. Wearing respirators, face masks and bulky suits, they fought to reconnect cables and restore power to motor pumps the size of automobiles. Leaked water sampled from one unit Sunday had 100,000 times the radioactivity of normal background levels, although the Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant, first calculated an even higher, erroneous, figure it didn’t correct for hours.

(Mar 25 2011) - Hawaii, Oregon and Colorado Detects Radioactive Iodine
WEST COAST -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say. But, on a portion of its website dedicated to tracking such radiation, the Environmental Protection Agency noted Wednesday that these and other readings "show typical fluctuation in background radiation levels" and -- thus far -- "are far below levels of concern."

(Mar 24 2011) - Radiation: Nothing to See Here ???
COLORADO -- Administration spokespeople continuously claim "no threat" from the radiation reaching the US from Japan, just as they did with oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf. Perhaps we should all whistle "Don't worry, be happy" in unison. A thorough review of the science, however, begs a second opinion. That the radiation is being released 5,000 miles away isn't as comforting as it seems. The Japanese reactors hold about 1,000 times more radiation than the bombs dropped over Hiroshima. Every day, the jet stream carries pollution from Asian smoke stacks and dust from the Gobi Desert to our West Coast, contributing 10 to 60 percent of the total pollution breathed by Californians, depending on the time of year. Mercury is probably the second most toxic substance known after plutonium. Half the mercury in the atmosphere over the entire US originates in China. It, too, is 5,000 miles away. A week after a nuclear weapons test in China, iodine 131 could be detected in the thyroid glands of deer in Colorado, although it could not be detected in the air or in nearby vegetation.

(Mar 22 2011) - Radionuclide Blankets U.S. - Authorities insist levels are harmless
WEST COAST -- Contradicting Barack Obama's assertion last week that radiation from Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant would not even reach Hawaii, the mainland United States has been blanketed with radioactive Xenon 133 particles, while spent nuclear fuel pools at Fukushima have now reached boiling point and threaten to spew out more radioactive smoke. Although health authorities insist that levels of the radionuclide Xenon 133 that have been measured are harmless, claims that such radiation would dissolve over the Pacific have been proven completely inaccurate ...

(Mar 19 2011) - First West Coast radiation detection
WASHINGTON -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland detected trace amounts of the radioisotope Xenon-133 from the nuclear incident at Fukushima. This occurred Wednesday, March 16, and was the first detection in the continental United States. Subsequent measurements here at PNNL were a bit higher but again significantly below levels that would impact public health. On Friday, March 18, sensors here also showed the presence of iodine isotopes, but at even lower levels than the xenon isotopes.

(Mar 18 2011) - How to Protect Yourself from Radiation
U.S.A. -- It is true that potassium iodide protects against high doses of a certain type of radiation ? Yes, but keep in mind that iodide only protects against one particular radioactive element: radioactive iodine, technically known as iodine-131. Iodine-131 has a half life of only 8.02 days. That means that the iodine loses half of its radioactivity within 8 days. Cesium-137's half-life is 30 years and that's the big one to watch for.

(Mar 16 2011) - EPA ready to increase radioactive release guidelines
TENNESSEE -- The EPA is preparing to dramatically increase permissible radioactive releases in drinking water, food and soil after "radiological incidents," according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. What is termed a guidance that EPA is considering - as opposed to a regulation - does not require public airing before it’s decided upon. EPA officials contacted today in the Atlanta and D.C. offices had no response on the issue as of 6 p.m.

(Mar 16 2011) - How Weather Could Link Japan Radiation to U.S.
WEST COAST -- A serious nuclear incident that followed Friday's catastrophic Japan earthquake has raised fears of radiation leakage, a weather-dependent matter that could have a far-reaching impact. Were there to be a significant release of radiation, tracking the fallout would become a meteorological problem ... Calculated time for radioactive particles to cross the Pacific from the power plants in Japan to big West Coast cities if the particles take a direct path and move at a speed of 20 mph: (could take up to 10 or 11 days)

(Mar 15 2011) - Japan Radiation Could Pose Threat to US
CALIFORNIA -- If a radiation cloud from Japan's damaged nuclear reactors eventually reaches the western United States, it could pose a threat to American crops and the people who eat them, nationally known neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock tells Newsmax. He also says the radiation could pose a cancer risk, and explains steps to take to protect against the damaging effects of radiation exposure.

(Mar 15 2011) - Surgeon General: Buying Iodide a "Precaution"
SAN FRANCISCO -- The fear that a nuclear cloud could float from the shores of Japan to the shores of California has some people making a run on iodine tablets. Pharmacists across California report being flooded with requests. State and county officials spent much of Tuesday trying to keep people calm by saying that getting the pills wasn't necessary, but then the United States surgeon general supported the idea as a worthy "precaution."

(Mar 14 2011) - Shelter-in-Place in a Radiation Emergency
CALIFORNIA -- Preparing a Shelter in Your Home : The safest place in your home during an emergency involving radioactive materials is a centrally located room or basement. This area should have as few windows as possible. The further your shelter is from windows, the safer you will be. Preparation is the key. Store emergency supplies in this area. An emergency could happen at any time, so it is best to stock supplies in advance and have everything that you need stored in the shelter.

(Mar 13 2011) - Treatments for Nuclear Contamination
WEST COAST -- It is too early to call everyone in North America to prepare for a radiation cloud streaming down radioactive particles from the accident in Japan. According to the media and government, America is not at risk due to radioactive fallout from the recent Japanese nuclear accidents in several reactors but that could change in a heartbeat as authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns.

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