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March 11, 2011
Earthquake and Tsunami in Fukushima
http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/02/24/fukushima-could-have-been-tens-of-times-worse-than-chernobyl/

March 17, 2011
http://www.ukpandi.com/knowledge-developments/article/japan-us-advisories-on-nuclear-risks-17th-march-2011-2457/
Issued March 17, 2011: “CONSISTENT WITH THE RESULTS OF THAT REVIEW, NRC GUIDELINES AND GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN, THE U.S. COAST GUARD RECOMMENDS, AS A PRECAUTION, THAT VESSELS AVOID TRANSITING WITHIN 50 MILES (80 KILOMETERS) OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT”

March 18, 2011
Los Angeles County responds with unsound science poo=pooing multiple meltdowns before even knowing what the true extent of the disaster was and continued to be.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/radiation-west-coast_n_837585.html

March 22, 2011
The day Cowichan Bay, B.C. almost went nuclear

http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/letters/118412749.html

March 28, 2011
Simon Fraser University researchers are attributing increased levels of the radioisotope iodine-131 in B.C. seaweed and rainwater samples to the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear reactor situation in Japan.

http://www.sfu.ca/archive-pamr/media_releases/media_releases_archives/radiation-from-japan-reaches-bc-shores.html

April 1, 2011
Nuclear waste: America’s ‘biggest security threat’
http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/01/news/economy/nuclear_waste/index.htm?iid=EAL

April 4, 2011
For the last seven months, radiation has been found in California rainwater at 181 times drinking limits in the Bay Area as well as its in spinach, kale and milk, while Southern California has seen elevated radiation detected in its rain, mist, dry milk, peaches, hot dogs, beer, tea, vegetable juice, etc., all under the radar of the government. Results of this are on our website and here too:
http://www.newsinferno.com/health-concerns/japan-radiation-detected-in-california-rainwater-181-times-higher-than-drinking-water-standards/

April 9, 2011
Radiation Detected In Drinking Water In 13 More US Cities, Cesium-137 In Vermont Milk

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/09/radiation-detected-in-drinking-water-in-13-more-us-cities-cesium-137-in-vermont-milk/

Radiation has reached the EPA’s maximum contaminant level in some milk samples
• Unusual Reading At Chatanooga Nuclear Plant
• Milk Contamination At EPA Maximum
• Highest Levels Yet In Boise

April 12, 2011
Japan has upgraded the severity rating at the paralyzed Fukushima nuclear plant to seven on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), a level only ever previously assigned to the Chernobyl disaster.

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-chernobyl/

April 16th, 2011
2nd Great Northern Hemisphere Hormesis experiment

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2227#comment-3730

“Greetings, fellow participants in the 2nd Great Northern Hemisphere Hormesis (GNHH) experiment. Ann Coulter is our gracious host; while our proud sponsors are the General Electric Corporation (GE) and the Tokyo Elecric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima complex. GE “brings good things to life” and TEPCO, “emphasizing fine-tuned service, supports our comfortable lifestyle”. The 1st GNNH experiment was sponsored by the now defunct USSR at the Chernobyl, Ukraine plant. Those not wishing to participate are advised to relocate to Sydney, Santiago or Buenos Aires.”

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/article.cgi?article=415

http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/article.cgi?article=414

“Today, the GNHH experiment families are separating into two groups, the ‘Maximizer’ Team and the ‘Controller’ Team. Maximizers should drink the rainwater, eat plenty of large leaf vegetables, purchase free range chicken, drink plenty of milk, eat shallow water fish, enjoy the cream cheese, and avoid alcohol. Expectant and nursing mothers should take their prenatal vitamins, without iodine (KI). Controllers should double their normal RDA multivitamin/mineral intake, purchase grain-fed chicken, drink bottled or well water, select the sharp (aged) cheese, order the canned peas and select well aged red wines.

“Today, the Maximizers will be enjoying spinach and argula salad, borsht, oysters Rockefeller and the Kobe boeuf wellington with cream sauce. Maximizer desert dessert selections include cheesecake, cream puffs and berries in a rich cream sauce. Those insisting on alcohol will be served an excellent boujoule nouveau.

“The Controllers will select a main course of arroz con pollo, grouper or Argentinian-Style Beef with Chimichurri Sauce. Soup choices will consist of consommé and lentil. A cucumber and olive salad, generously sprinkled with Reggianito will be served. Our featured dessert is Brigadeiros served with Brazilian Daterra coffee. Our vast selection, of finely aged red wines, will enhance your dining experience.”

April 21, 2011
The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radioactive substances that leaked into the sea at the damaged Fukushima plant over six days in April exceed the annual allowable limit by 20,000 times.

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-plant-radioactive-leakage/

April 27, 2011
Rolling Stone – America’s Nuclear Nightmare
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/america-s-nuclear-nightmare-20110427

April 27, 2011
Radioactive Strontium found in Hilo, Hawaii milk

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2011/04/27/radioactive-strontium-found-in-hilo-hawaii-milk/

April 27, 2011

The U.S. has 31 reactors just like Japan’s — but regulators are ignoring the risks and boosting industry profits

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/america-s-nuclear-nightmare-20110427

April 30, 2011
“Unsafe at Any Dose” by Helen Caldicott in the New York Times,

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/opinion/01caldicott.html?_r=1

May 5, 2011
Fairewinds: Radiation In US Food Will Be Nationwide Problem, Not Just Regional!
http://www.myweathertech.com/2011/05/03/radiation-in-us-food-will-be-nationwide-problem-not-just-regional/

May 13, 2011
Norwegian Institute for Air Research stop monitoring Radiation Fallout for Fukushima

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=15332

MAY 18, 2011
Seaweed contamination in Japan sent to US

http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/05/18/fukushima-fallout-japans-radiated-ocean
and source: http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/Blog/greenpeace-japanese-government-must-immediate/blog/34729/

May 19, 2011
“I have to wonder, as the media flits from marrying royals to manic sitcom stars, why there isn’t more focus on what appears to be the worst ecological disaster in human history.”
Also : examined the possible implications of airborne Plutonium from spent fuel rods using “MOX” fuel (including Plutonium and Uranium) in the crippled Fukushima reactors – Geoff Olson, Vancouver Courier

http://www.vancourier.com/Japan+nightmare+progress+overshadowed+media+mush/4811218/story.html

May 19th, 2011
Nuclear Physicist: Most Of The Plutonium MOX Fuel Nuclear Fallout Likely To Drop On The U.S As US Plutonium Levels At 20 Year Highs

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/05/19/nuclear-physicist-plutonium-mox-fuel-nuclear-fallout-drop-22822/

May 23, 2011
Highest Yet: State of California finds Iodine-131 in milk sample for first time since March

Note: California Department of Public Health Radiation Monitoring Report May 16, 2011:
[San Luis Obispo area] CalPoly Dairy Farm 5/2/2011 detection of: 
Iodine-131 @ 4.14 pCi/liter 
Cesium-134 @ 4.55 pCi/liter
Cesium-137 @ 5.11 pCi/liter

June 7, 2011
In an interview with CNN on June 7, nuclear engineer Arnold Gunderson states that, based on measurements of radionuclides in carfilters, he estimates that citizens on the Pacific northwest coast inhaled approximately five “hot particles” each day from Fukushima emissions in April, while people around Fukushima were breathing around ten ‘Hot Particles’ per day. These ‘Hot Particles’ can lodge in lungs, digestive tract or bones and over time cause cancers. They may be too small to be detected with regular Geiger counters:


http://fairewinds.com/content/cnns-john-king-interviews-arnie-gundersen-about-hot-particles-discovered-japan-and-us

June 24, 2011
AP Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded w/ Industry to Lax Safety Rules

In a special series called “Aging Nukes,” the Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry have been working in tandem to weaken safety standards to keep aging reactors within the rules.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NzDoUu9ux0

August 4, 2011
Monitoring stations catch a fraction of Fukushima fallout

http://www.straight.com/article-415216/vancouver/monitoring-stations-catch-fraction-fukushima-fallout

August 4, 2011
Fukushima brings big radiation spikes to B.C.

http://www.straight.com/article-415211/vancouver/fukushima-brings-big-radiation-spikes-bc

Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, says that while radiation coming from Fukushima will lead to higher cancer rates among Canadians, the risk posed to individuals is very small.

August 6, 2011
Time to open Yucca Mountain?
http://money.cnn.com/2011/07/06/news/economy/nuclear_waste/index.htm?iid=EAL

August 9, 2012
Holding back forecast data
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/world/asia/09japan.html

August 11, 2011
HOT Toronto rain!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBfvkCEr-Is

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  1. roundabout says:

    @what the; The US is not assisting in this because GE is a USA company and therefore would have to admit to being a huge part of the problem. And we have several type of reactors made by GE on line in the USA. Admitting fault would be a financial disaster for both GE and the government. And even the best scientists who can assist are held hostage from the arms of the corporate government. Sad, but I believe, true.

  2. what the... says:

    Why is this still not a priority in the US (or anywhere?)??????? I know it will hurt business, and it’ll hurt the very thing i’d been putting so much effort into working and supporting – local organic farming. And people i mention it to often act like i didn’t say anything at all, because acknowledging it means completely CHANGING something essential in one’s life, and beliefs, and sense of “security”. Is there even hope for human consciousness to awaken to what’s right in our faces (and in our food and air!!)… let alone to make a significant impact on the way things are going??!! What else can we do about it to express the imminence of the global situation??? The US has the technology to assist in this dilemma, yet it’s not. What else do they know that we don’t???

  3. Susan says:

    I agree, Brian – people should be yelling their heads off – but why aren’t they?

    Why Aren’t people yelling their heads off?

    Last year, J.H. Bartlett wrote a novel called “Last Summer at the Compound”. It’s about a family in Plymouth who meet at their summer compound that is just a few miles from the Pilgrim nuclear power plant. The disaster at Fukushima has made them realize how close they are to this Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactor and the book is about how they grapple with the decision about selling this summer estate that has been in the family for 5 generations. To quote from the book, the “children, the thirty to fifty year olds were the ones most consumed with safety. Have a Healthy and Safe New Year was the message on their Christmas cards. Merry and Happy were out of fashion, pushed aside by healthy and safe. Accidents, disasters, diseases, even death, could be avoided with sufficient vigilance. Seat belts and helmets were called for, sturdy SUV’s that would not crush on impact were encouraged. Fire alarms and burglar alarms were installed. They enthusiastically lighted up dangerous, dark nights. Regular checkups were made of their bodies, X-rays, MRIs, mammograms, colonoscopies, camera probes were sent down the throat to meet those going up the rear end, blood pressure readings were taken, and electrocardiograms. Some wore gizmos to keep a daily check on heart beat, blood pressure and sugar levels. They had flu shots, took pills to lower cholesterol, relieve arthritis, rejuvenate the blood and thicken the bones. Women took hormones, and then men took Viagra to satisfy their wives’ new hormonal induced sex drive. Dogs were fixed and children were driven to play dates, potholes were filled, roads widened. Smoking was abandoned as was the eating of red meat. Defibrillators were installed at parks, schools and playing fields. There were hand sanitizers inside the doors of most public buildings and bowls of condoms in some.” …”Yet they had little time to do anything about the nuclear plant; they did not show up at meetings or demonstrations or go door to door collecting signatures”….

    So people aren’t yelling – but not because they don’t care about health and safety.

    A friend of mine says it could be because radiation is so new to human beings. The atom was split in 1917 – less than 100 years ago.

    He says “it is truly fascinating, but not too complicated, why most people don’t care or cannot comprehend what’s happening. I think it’s partly the genetic marker. Unfortunately the human race has no genetic marker for radiation. There is nothing for us to latch on to at the instinctive level. So the general public fails to recognize the threat. Can you imagine if Fkushima Daiichi was a biological weapons lab? Now that would get everyone’s attention.”

    He goes on to say:

    “I think it takes an interdisciplinary mind, background, and personality, an investigative, mentality, interest in earth and life sciences, curiosity, truth-seeking nature (void of politics, religion, belief systems, or any exterior motivations) and the ability to think not only linearly but abstractly and certainly from at least 50,000 feet up as well as down into the microscope to be able to gasp at the epic severity of the situation and to be able to visualize and understand what’s happening. It also helps to be educated in and understand public relations and how things work, so you can laugh at the corporate/govt BS in their mainstream media distraction entertainment money junk science parade. Not many in today’s distraction-based entertainment brainwashed world have those qualifications.”

    “For some people, they need to see ‘numbers’ and need to hear from ‘official sources’, they need to be told they should be worried by official sources.”

    “The health effects of nuclear power and associated accidents are devastating. Cancer is a side track. Other fallout-related health problems will affect many people first, including heart attack and stroke, before they get to cancer. It’s a cakewalk for the thinktanks and the highest of public relations geniuses to generate misinformation and perception that dismiss all health-related problems. The various forms of disease will not come with a Made in Fukushima tag and good luck proving it in a court of law. Sadly,it is highly likely that the general public will never realize what has happened to them.”

  4. Brian Ketterer says:

    People should be yelling their heads off. It won’t be long before the water off California will be too radioactive to swim in. Reactor 1 is back in fission mode because it is emitting radioactive Krypton and Xenon. Reactors 2 and 3 are putting out isotopes as well. And the Japanese are dumping 1000 tons a day of radioactive water into the Pacific. The plume is reportedly 3500 kilometers out to sea. And if the reactor 4 building collapses? The spent fuel pool will start to burn and the site will have to be abandoned. Do I need to say more?

  5. Chase says:

    An excellent timeline historical document!

    I clicked on “View All” and just scrolled.

  6. radha vallabha says:

    two nuclear bombs. four nuclear power plants. it’s called karma

  7. pedro mohr says:

    We would have been better off without the invention as it is so really dangerous unlike anyhing else.Thanks to uranium fluoridation was given boost because nothing was to be allowed to stand in the way of this warlike invention.Still many suffer with the infliction of fluoridation today and without any advantages except as a way to dispose of dangerous fluorides.

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