We noted 2 days after the Japanese earthquake that radiation from Fukushima could end up on the West Coast of North America.
We started tracking the radioactive cesium released by Fukushima within weeks of the accident.
In fact, U.S. nuclear authorities were extremely worried about west coast getting hit by Fukushima radiation … but publicly said it was safe.
We reported that Fukushima radiation spread worldwide.
And we’ve documented for years that the failure to test the potentially high levels of radiation hitting North America is a scandal.
Sadly, we were right to be worried …
The Journal Environmental Science & Technology – published by the American Chemical Society –reported last year that airborne levels of radioactive cesium were raised by 100 to 1,000 times (what scientists describe as two to three “orders of magnitude“):
Before the FDNPP accident, average 137Cs levels were typically of 1 μBq m−3 in Central Europe and lower average values (<0.3 μBq m−3) were characteristic of northern, western and southern Europe.
During the passage of contaminated air masses from Fukushima, airborne 137Cs levels were globally enhanced by 2 to 3 orders of magnitude.
Indeed, even hot particles and nuclear core fragments from Fukushima were found to have traveled all the way to Europe.
The French government radiation agency – IRSN – released a video of Fukushima cesium hitting the West Coast of North America.
EneNews displays a screenshot from the IRSN video, and quantifies the extreme cesium spikes:
Cesium-137 levels in 2010: 0.000001 mBq/m³ of Cs-137 (blue writing)
Cesium-137 levels in Mar. 2011: 1 to 10 mBq/m³ in Western U.S. (orange plume)
Cs-137 levels increased 1,000,000 – 10,000,000 times after Fukushima
Levels on the West Coast were up to 500 times higher than estimated. Cesium levels from Fukushima were higher than expected worldwide, including in the arctic region of Europe:
Radioactive cesium bioaccumulates in large fish and animals.
The radioactive half life of cesium 137 is usually 30 years. But scientists at the Savannah River National Laboratory say that the cesium at Chernobyl will persist in the environment between 5 and 10 times longer – between 180 and 320 years.
And the Fukushima accident has pumped out some entirely new forms of radioactive materials … in “glassy spheres“, buckyballs, ball-like spheres, and bound to organic matter. Scientists don’t really know how long these new forms will last
By Washington’s Blog
Global Research, August 29, 2014
JAPANESE POLITICIANS CONSPIRE WITH BIG BUSINESS TO PROTECT STOCK MARKETS ,NUCLEAR INDUSTRY AND DEFENSE STOCK PORTFOLIOS
Fukushima Nuclear Fuel Leaking Into Groundwater, Tepco Says Barrier Too Expensive, Will Hurt Stock Price
Japan is reporting that Fukushima nuclear fuel has burned through the containment vessel and is sitting on the concrete foundation of the plant leaking into the groundwater. TEPCO says an underground barrier needed to stop the molten lava from spreading in groundwater will cost too much money and will hurt their stock price.
GOVERNMENT INCREASES OFFICIAL SAFE RADIATION LEVELS
Japan Sets Radiation Limits For Infant Drinks And Food More Than Twice The International Limits For Nuclear Waste
Calls grow for the resignation of a Japanese official caught lying to the public about the safety of radiation limits that have been “temporarily” increased to shockingly high levels.
The “temporary safe limit” for radiation in food and beverages in Japan has been set to levels higher than the international legal limits for nuclear waste.
CHILDREN START TO SUFFER THYROID CANCER
Thyroid Cancer in Children Surge in Fukushima Since Nuclear Meltdown
The impact of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown on the region’s young people is starting to add up.
104 of the area’s 300,000 young people who were under 18 at the time of the disaster have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shinbun reportedyesterday. This form of cancer has been linked to radiation exposure.
THIS COVER UP OF THE SPREAD OF RADIATION IS A “GOVERNMENT CORPORATE” CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE WORLD POPULATION
Call for Chris Huhne to resign over Fukushima emails
Former party chief executive in Scotland says Huhne must go over ‘conspiracy’ to protect nuclear industry
Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima
Internal emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign was launched to protect UK nuclear plans after tsunami in Japan
Rob Edwards, written for guardian.co.uk, Thursday 30 June 2011 21.36 BST
THE WHOLE URANIUM NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IS A LIE FROM START TO FINISH!
IT IS CERTAINLY IS NOT SAFE!!
On February 2, 1976, Gregory C. Minor, Richard B. Hubbard, and Dale G. Bridenbaugh “blew the whistle” on safety problems at nuclear power plants. The three engineers gained the attention of journalists and their disclosures about the threats of nuclear power had a significant impact. They timed their statements to coincide with their resignations from responsible positions in General Electric’s nuclear energy division, and later established themselves as consultants on the nuclear power industry for state governments, federal agencies, and overseas governments.
ITS DOES NOT MAKE CHEAP ,CLEAN OR GREEN POWER
ITS MAKES NUCLEAR WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
And having been responsible for it for many, many years, I learned from experience, it wasn’t cheap, with the cost of storage of nuclear waste and the research; it isn’t safe, because Chernobyl and Three Mile Island and Windscale and so on; and it wasn’t peaceful. But all the time it was motivated by the desire to build nuclear weapons.
“Nor are Britain’s civil nuclear power stations peaceful as for many years, and still possibly today, the plutonium they produce was sent to fuel the American nuclear weapons programme, making them into – what were in effect – bomb factories.
At no stage, as a minister, could I rely on being told the truth either by the Industry itself, or by my own civil servants“
Tony Benn ex-UK Technology Minister
THAT WAS WHY BRITISH NUCLEAR FUELS WENT BANKRUPT AFTER THE END OF THE COLD WAR ,TRYING TO COMPETE IN A FREE MARKET WITH COAL AND OIL
Following revelations that British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. (BNFL) is technically bankrupt, the government announced that a new Liabilities Management Authority is to take over its liabilities, including the Sellafield and the Magnox reactors. Critics who divulge details of nuclear security, nuclear transports or uranium enrichment will risk up to 7 years in jail under a new law. In short, it is full steam ahead for this Titanic of the industry, and the question is, which iceberg will it hit first…
Faced with revelations that one of its leading players is bankrupt, with installations described as the most dangerous in Western Europe which enable terrorists to hold the world to ransom, any normal industry would be on its knees. However, the UK’s nuclear industry is not a normal industry.
WE CANNOT TRUST THESE GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE PEOPLE WITH URANIUM REACTORS
THEY JUST MAKE WMD’S AND RADIATE THE PLACE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS
THEY WILL MAKE THE PLANET LOOK UGLY FOR A MILLION YEARS
IF WE WANT SAFE CLEAN NUCLEAR ENERGY WE WOULD OF BUILT THORIUM REACTORS
…BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE NUCLEAR WEAPONS FROM THORIUM(THIS IS WHY NONE WHERE BUILT!)
THANKFULLY MODERN SCOTLAND LEADS THE WAY IN RENEWABLE ENERGIES!
Scotland takes Euro lead in renewable energy