EnviroReporter.com journeys back to the same Japanese store in Los Angeles to purchase the same brand and make of Nori seaweed it had bought last August. The green sheets of seaweed, prized for its nutty, crispy flavor by hipsters and locals alike, comes in at double background radiation, with a substantial part of that ionization coming from alpha radiation which is 60 to 1,000 times more dangerous than beta and gamma radiation because of its lethality if ingested or inhaled. The eight-month old Nori seaweed bought last year still radiates far above background but loses some of its punch strongly suggesting the presence of medium and long-lived radionuclides like cesium-137 and the lethal brew captured in uranium-60 “buckyballs.” Worse still is the fact that the gelling substances in seaweed, 90% of which is grown in the Far East, are used in toothpaste, milk shakes, beer, desserts and all manner of food and drink products that are made with alginate and carrageenan. Hot seaweed sold in 49 Japanese and Japanese-American stores in Southern California as well as over 900 stores.
Los Angeles’ first impacted storm detected by Radiation Station Central in Santa Monica was a troubling sign of what was to come later in the evening: fallout from the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Japan and, even more unbelievably, radioactive contamination from the 550,000 tons of radioactive debris incinerated in Tokyo beginning in October 2011.
Los Angeles’ lucky streak has come to an end: the Fukushima Express has delivered a radioactive punch in rain thanks to the Jet Stream over the Pacific which is moving south as the weather cools. Hot rain over the cold land.
After thousands of radiation tests and comments, seen by nearly two million viewers, EnviroReporter.com inaugurates Radiation Conversation starting with startling revelations of high levels of radiation in Japanese products in Southern California, including beer, sake and green tea. Also, new evidence of the spread of Fukushima fallout is found at alarming levels at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion indicating airborne radiation’s slow spread across the entire Northern Hemisphere.
Japanese-made sake bought in Southern California registers 22.3% above background, but unlike background radiation, you swallow sake. When detecting with the Inspector the sake in its unopened bottle, there was little ionization above background radiation making this significant reading all the more troublesome because it indicates the presence of alpha radiation which is up to a thousand times more dangerous than beta and gamma radiation.
EnviroReporter.com detects 65.1% higher than normal radiation in Sencha green tea from Japan purchased at a Japanese-run store in Southern California by Radiation Station’s graph artist Dale Ramicone. Japanese green tea can be purchased all over Southern California and the rest of the United States.
Adlay tea from Japan tests over 39% higher in radiation compared to background at Radiation Station in Santa Monica California. Tea was bought at a local Japanese market in the Los Angeles area.
Japanese Dattan Soba Cha tea tests 32.9% higher than background radiation at Radiation Station. This popular tea is made from buckwheat seed that is harvested every three months.
Japanese seaweed bought in Southern California in a bag tests 54.2% higher in radiation than background levels at Radiation Station. Tested out of the bag, the seaweed tests 67.2% higher, or 22.6% higher than in the bag which suggests the presence of deadly alpha radiation, which is 20 to 1,000 more lethal that beta and gamma radiation.
As the world lurches to a precipice with the multiple meltdowns at Fukushima, thousands of Americans are frantic to find the truth about the disaster. Nearly 700,000 have come to EnviroReporter.com‘s Radiation Station in just a week to watch live Los Angeles basin readings and exchange information sparked by an impending disaster.