* USEPA detect Los Angeles beta radiation spike in early July air
* Alpha and beta air radiation increases in Santa Monica air
* High radiation in rains across America and Canada
* Hot rains in southern Brazil indicate Fukushima fallout in Southern Hemisphere at high concentrations
* California navel oranges detected with extremely high levels of Cesium 134 and Cesium 137 bought at supermarket in Japan
* California almonds, dried prunes and pistachios test high for Cesium-134 and Cesium-137
* Grass-fed Missouri beef hot with Cs-137 in 2011 before disappearing in 2012 tests
* 2012 test of same beef shows presence of likely Fukushima-originated Cesium-134, Cerium-143, Neptunium-237, Antimony-124, Cobalt-60, Silver-110m, Actinium-228, Barium-140, Strontium-91 and other radionuclides
* Radiation-induced mutations in Japanese insects
* Santa Barbara sunflowers mutations within two miles of Pacific
* Radiation levels in cross-country flights increase 33 percent since December 2011′s high readings of 5 times normal at high altitude
* Jet flight from America to Japan wearing filtered mask once again reads hot in alpha and beta radiation
* Atmospheric aerosol spraying – so-called chemtrails – are “scavenging” Fukushima fallout in otherwise dry areas creating a new mobility mechanism to transport deadly meltdown radionuclides in the troposphere to the Earth’s surface
* Individual’s exposure to Fukushima fallout easily detected in cheap and accurate hair analysis
Radiation captured by HEPA filter air cleaning machines at Radiation Station Santa Monica doubled in a 52-day period ended August 1 over the previous period. The tests were part of EnviroReporter.com‘s ongoing monitoring for Fukushima fallout and ocean-borne contamination in Southern California and across the United States.
Over 2,374 tests since March 15, 2011 have yielded high radiation detections in air, water as well as food and drink. Yet as alarming as many of those tests have been, new information uncovered by EnviroReporter.com strongly suggests that the Fukushima contamination has insinuated itself into the environment and human beings in ways previously not known to the public.
Radionuclides that could have only come from the ongoing triple meltdowns 5,000 miles upwind and up-current in the Pacific Ocean, are making their way into California crops. The fallout continues unabated at extremely high levels in rainfall across North America and now in the Southern Hemisphere.
EnviroReporter.com has discovered that this radiation is likely being induced into falling out from the atmosphere from the thousands of mysterious and officially denied aerosol trails streaked across this and other nations’ skies worldwide. “Fuku-goo” is also falling out due to the growing phenomena of super storms, super tornadoes and megafires that are becoming “the new normal” on a planet that is heating up from human activity.
These new revelations also indicate that more of the affluent strata of society are inadvertently being exposed to the radionuclides belching out of the bowels of the destroyed Japanese reactors due to lifestyle choices unavailable to poorer classes. This is a group role reversal never seen before in history.
Regardless of class, relatively inexpensive tests for radiation contamination do exist that definitely can calculate the exact radionuclides an individual has been exposed to resultant of the meltdowns. These tests could empower people to seize the initiative when it comes to combatting the single greatest environmental disaster — and ecological crime — facing humanity, the triple meltdowns and destroyed spent fuel pools at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-chi complex less than 150 miles away from the largest metropolitan area in the world, Tokyo.
It is a solution as plain as the hair on our heads.
The alpha and beta radiation detected in the HEPA dust filtered out of the air registered 205 percent of normal background radiation which is generally made up of less harmful gamma waves. Further tests revealed a high level of alpha radiation in the aggregate sample which is worrisome because alpha radiation is up to 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous when inhaled or ingested.
While significant in quantity and at a doubling of the level of the previous test period, double background is a far cry from the 746 percent of background tested at EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station Santa Monica California earlier this year. The monitoring station is upwind of much of the Los Angeles Basin and its millionsof inhabitants therefore giving a good indication of what’s blowing into town radiologically.
The high air radiation readings and hot rain measurements in Los Angeles very possibly were the result of the onshore flow infused with high levels of radiation transported from Japan via the Pacific Ocean. While dry weather may keep Fukushima Dai-ichi triple meltdowns ongoing fallout at bay in Southern California, hot sprinkles have reinforced the grim reality that the challenges of this uncontrolled disaster still exist.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s RadNet beta monitoring station at a secret location in Los Angeles showed marked jumps in this dangerous form of radiation from June 27 to July 10. Five of those days saw the beta spike to four times background. The California Highway Patrol considers something registering over three times background to be possible hazardous material. This threshold triggers a Haz Mat situation.
A freak tropical rainstorm pelted Simi Valley forty miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles with moisture clocking in at exactly four times background at Radiation Station Simi Valley. “There was some tropical moisture that rolled through overnight,” said Rich Cusano. “Not a big rainstorm – just a few instances that lasted only a few minutes each time. There was plenty of rain water accumulated for me to take a paper towel sample from a table in my backyard. Very elevated readings.”
Lucky for Cusano and the rest of Southern California, these rain events are not the norm. Fukushima fallout in the prevailing west to east jet stream across the Pacific usually blows north of the region. But blistering from an historic drought, a storm drenched the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard throughout the first week of August. It brought radiation and plenty of it.
Regular EnviroReporter.com contributor Potrblog north of St. Louis Missouri measured rain from a thunderstorm front rolling through the state August 4 that topped 11 times background. Four days later a sizzling storm over 91 times background rolled across the land. This was the third highest rain radiation reading Potrblog had taken since the March 11, 2011 Fukushima meltdowns began.
EnviroReporter.com cannot confirm any of Potrblog’s tests but has confidence in them due to his extended track record of videotaped tests on his site. The man’s chosen anonymity, he says, comes from death threats due to his Fukushima contamination detection work, threats he has shown to this reporter confirming his story. The need for being anonymous by numerous individuals testing for fallout or just commenting on it speaks volumes about a culture that would rather bury it’s collective head in the sand when it comes to Fukushima fallout – not that it will do them any good.
That same August 4 storm that deluged St. Louis also slammed into John Grayovski’s Radiation Station Harrisburg North Carolina with rain radiation 825 percent of normal. Grayovki’s area was on the fringes of the jet stream while Potrblog’s region sat directly under it as the weather front moved up through the Northeast and into Canada. This could account for the highest radiation being detected north of St. Louis.
Twelve storms in Harrisburg have registered hot since March 22 alone with the latest one coming in at over 10 times background August 15. A July 20 thunderstorm rained down water hotter than anything Grayovski has seen so far this summer – 367.4 counts per minute on his Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor — over 12 times background.
Eastern Ontario Canada resident Ray Masalas measured hot rain in the afternoon of July 31 coming at a whopping 13 times background. At 4pm it was even hotter coming in at 18 times normal across the most populous province of nation. “We had some rain here in eastern Ontario today,” Masalas wrote EnviroReporter.com “Probably better off with the drought, eh? lol. Ok, two tests after two showers of my down spout. Both broke my previous high mark for rads. I’d say it’s getting worse.”
If reports from Marsala’s YouTube friends are any measure, it is not only getting worse but spreading far south into the Southern Hemisphere where it was hoped that Fukushima fallout wouldn’t reach for at least two years from the beginning of the meltdown – half a year from now. Those hopes were dashed when rain radiation in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul tested dozens of times background.
Encantado is a city of over 20,000 and is nowhere near a nuclear power plant or uranium mine which, if it were, could account for the high readings, according to Marsala’s Brazilian friend Sam who has a Soek nuclear radiation monitor. Heavy rain and lightning swept through Encantado the night of July 28 which was hotter than anything Sam had measured before. Calculating a background of 0.29 microseiverts per hour, Sam measured rain at the base of a gutter that came in blazing hot at 14 mcSv/hr or over 48 times background.
Judging from the YouTube film, if the detector Sam used hadn’t been in a plastic bag, it would have also picked up any alpha radiation in addition to the beta ionization that set his Geiger counter off beeping and flashing furiously. What Sam was picking up was strong beta emissions suggesting Cesium-134 and Cesium-137, two of the most deadly radionuclides to blow out of the destroyed reactors.
This strongly suggests that Southern Brazil, and the Southern Hemisphere, are getting walloped by Fukushima fallout on an unprecedented scale. There is no logical other choice as a source for that large an amount of radiation. Cold War fallout and radon progeny washout couldn’t produce numbers that high.
This isn’t altogether surprising as hot rain hit Brisbane Australia January 8 and hit it hard. From 6:30pm to 9:45pm, ambient air readings surged to 8 times background even with a surface wind of 20 miles per hour to disperse the radioactive air. The detection was made within two miles of the ocean.
That Fukushima contamination is spreading to the Southern Hemisphere is as tragic as it was inevitable. It removes that lingering hope that fleeing to live south of the Equator was a panacea for people fleeing Northern Hemisphere fallout where Japan is located on the globe. It also removes automatically assuming that food products from the Southern Hemisphere are completely radiation risk free.
Just as we’ve discovered hot Japanese tea, sake, seaweed and other products from that nation being sold in Los Angeles stores, a Japanese group has found high levels of Fukushima contamination in California oranges, dried prunes, almonds and pistachios, and Florida grapefruit.
In an April 4, 2012 test in Tokyo the levels in a California navel orange including its juice exceeded U.S. EPA limits for beta emitters like cesium-134 (Cs-134) and cesium-137 (Cs-137) in drinking water of 3 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) by over 8 times. The two deadly radionuclides combined for a total of 26.19 picocuries per kilogram (pCi/kg) which is equivalent in mass to a liter or the equivalent 26.19 pCi/l for the orange and its watery contents if measured to a liquid standard.
Though part liquid, the navel orange was tested as a solid with 0.047 Bequerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) of Cs-134 and 0.049 Bq/kq of Cs-137. Both radionuclides are ferocious beta emitters with Cs-137’s half-life of 30.17 years and Cs-134’s 2.07 years. The Cs-134 short half-life makes it a signature radionuclide pointing to Fukushima as its source with absolute certainty because no other place on the planet is churning out the isotope other than the pulverized reactor complex on Japan’s Pacific coast.
Cesium-137’s medium-lived half-life means that it could conceivably be a rare high Cold War era Cs-137 detection from above-ground nuclear tests, however unlikely. Cs-137 was one of the radionuclides blasted into the stratosphere during the explosions from atomic and hydrogen bomb tests from 1945 to 1980. It still falls from the stratosphere through to the lower troposphere. The two cesium isotopes detected together and at about the same amount mean one thing in this case: made in Japan.