Clearly the NILU is wrong: Fukushima Dai-ichi has been spewing Cesium-137, and all sorts of other radioactive goo, since March 11, 2011 and has not let up as thousands of radiation tests, many by EnviroReporter.com, illustrate.
RESUSPENSION OF RADIOACTIVE DUST AND SEA SPRAY
Another factor adding to the figure of the final disposition of the deposition of this isotopic Pandora’s Box of poisons pouring out of the wrecked reactors is the mechanism of resuspension. NILU is correct in pointing out that resuspension of radionuclides is a major factor in keeping Fukushima meltdowns readings in the atmosphere high.
That resuspension is caused by dust storms, millions of vehicles driving over dirt roads and soot-laden asphalt, as well as violent ocean storms which suck increasingly Cs-137-impacted sea spray into the troposphere. Climate change has also introduced more frequent ‘super storms’ that scavenge even more Fukushima radioactive particulates, tens of thousands of which can coagulate onto a single accumulation-mode aerosol, than normal storms because of their sheer size.
Gigantic tornadoes, like the catastrophic EF5 multiple-vortex super tornado that leveled Joplin Missouri May 22, 2011 have the capability of scavenging already airborne Fukushima goo to rain down on its path of destruction but also, with a width in excess of a mile, could resuspend tons of already Cs-137-impacted dirt, debris and dust only to bring it on down again in rain. The Joplin super tornado’s total track length was over 22 miles long with 200 miles per hour winds peaking at up to 250 mph as it stormed across the land killing 158 people and destroying $2.8 billion worth of property.
This lethal ‘two-fer’ combination is joined by another phenomenon related to global warming and a failed forest fire policy: Megafires. The National Forest Service calls these gigantic fires “the new normal” according to a five-part National Public Radio series aired this month. One of the NPR programs focused on the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico.
The “Land of Enchantment” has seen numerous fires in the forest since 1996 but last year’s Las Conchas fire burned through all the records since the state had started collecting them. Over 150,000 acres of grassland and Ponderosa pine forest were incinerated, an area over twice the size of Manhattan.
“The heat of the fire creates a convection column,” scientist Craig Allen told NPR. “They look like an atom bomb going off, actually. They go up until they hit the stratosphere layer, often, and flatten out anvil-shaped like that. That convection, as hot air rises — it’s pulling in at the surface more oxygen, which is feeding the fire.”
The fire’s hot air and smoke was also was pulling in Fukushima fallout because of the extreme heights the inferno’s conflagration. That sent smoke, ash and soot falling out over several western states through dry deposition. This kind of deposition of airborne goo goes on in a much less violent but certainly just as dangerous method though the fallout of grime from air pollution in regions like Southern California and the Central Valley.
The breadth of the Fukushima fallout across the entire globe is easily on a scale that almost defies imagination. Indeed, even with multiple examples of how these phenomena occur as outlined in this article, most people choose to ignore this fateful global catastrophe. It is a more comfortable existence not demanding answers to even one of the more infuriating mysteries touched upon in this exposé – the chemical composition and reason for spraying aerosol gases in the atmosphere which EnviroReporter.com has indicated may be a mechanism capturing and depositing Cs-137 and other cancer-causing and mutation-inducing goo upon the land and water.
BUNCHES OF HUNCHES
Informed hunches led to this discovery, hunches informed by knowledge garnered since we began intensive environmental reporting in 1998. Another critical aspect of these observations is where this reporter spent much of his youth, growing up in Cape Canaveral mere miles from the Kennedy Space Center as well as Patrick Air Force Base. That’s where my father first worked on the telemetry of spacecraft so he could compute the trajectory and burn rate. Later on “Pops” focused on billion-dollar spy satellites where he led teams in charge of major parts of the satellite control software. Much of what my father did was top secret and some of it unknown even to his family.
Watching innumerable missile launches from the cape, and witnessing their rocket engine plumes, it was obvious to this future investigative journalist that the smoke was from the fuel which, as later study as an adult revealed, included perchlorate and compounds like benzene, methyl crotonate, toluene, and cyanobenzene. Even a kid watching the jets take off from Patrick AFB and streak over the Atlantic could see that classic vapor trails of jets quickly dissipate never leaving long smoky chemtrails in the sky that would not disappear.
This reporter’s hunch is now that it’s clear that these numerous pathways for Fukushima radiation exist, some people might just look at those unnatural streaks of smoke in the sky a little more critically. This article might encourage people to choose food to eat and liquids to drink that haven’t been tested to be hot from Fuku-goo. This work might focus folks’ attention much more seriously on the threat of this huge amount of Fukushima radiation on not just causing a plethora of painful cancers 5 to 20 years from now but also inducing species-obliterating mutations. Yet the vast majority of people who have the intelligence and motivation to absorb this information will still be confused, if not more disheartened, by the proliferating environmental holocaust caused by Fukushima Dai-ichi’s meltdowns and dismiss it as not possibly impacting them.
Generally, environmental disasters affect the poor in society the most but that may not be the case with the Fukushima Dai-ichi calamity. People with money take more jet trips, the vast majority of them clueless about the severity of airborne jet cabin radiation caused by the meltdowns or how to mitigate exposure. The affluent in America and other Pacific Rim nations live in expensive abodes abutting the ocean which makes them the most vulnerable to oncoming and growing threat of radioactive “buckeyballs.” In California, in particular, well off folks indulge in sushi and other high risk foods from the Pacific and Central Valley under the assumption that there is no threat of all considering the U.S. government shut down Fukushima-specific radiation testing over a year ago.
In short, most middle and upper class Americans haven’t the foggiest notion that they are being nuked by Fuku-goo simply because they haven’t been informed of the phenomena or because they buy the malarkey fed to them by most mainstream media and nuclear power-lobbied elected officials. These individuals live in a world of indifference when it comes to the slow but sure poisoning of the planet by the meltdowns.
Awareness of this terminal threat is not helped by academia abusing its station. U.C. Berkeley seems to have taken the lead in this kind of dangerous denial designed to dumb down the populace. One of the most egregious examples of this was recently published in the Wall Street Journal where a Berkeley physics professor, Dr. Richard Muller, lamented how the “virtues” of nuclear power industry were besmirched by those pesky meltdowns.
“In hindsight, it is hard to resist the conclusion that the policies enacted in the wake of the disaster in Japan—particularly the long-term evacuation of large areas and the virtual termination of the Japanese nuclear power industry—were expressions of panic,” Muller wrote. “I would go further and suggest that these well-intended measures did far more harm than good, not least in limiting the prospects of a source of energy that is safe, abundant and (as compared with its rivals) relatively benign for the environmental health of our planet… the great tragedy of the Fukushima accident is that Japan shut down all its nuclear reactors. Even though officials have now turned two back on, the hardships and economic disruptions induced by this policy will be enormous and will dwarf any danger from the reactors themselves.”
Muller and U.C. Berkeley’s BRAWM team’s arrogance and smug indifference to the suffering of millions of Japanese is truly mind-boggling but not surprising. Since 1998, this reporter has witnessed all sorts of meltdown denials about reactors in this country and abroad. What sets this recent round of pro-nuclear Fukushima flogging is that in the face of the world’s worst single environmental disaster, “scientists” at the teat of the nuclear industry, which is propped up by American taxpayers to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars, have used this tragedy to justify the very uncontrollable and planet-destroying energy system that caused the meltdowns in the first place.
These shameful academic ivory tower antics are dangerous on many levels, not the least of which is lulling otherwise intelligent citizens into dismissing the danger by believing these billion dollar boobs.
But what if people could know not just what radiological contamination is in their environment and food supply but in themselves? Would they sit up and take notice and actually demand answers to the questions posed by this investigation? Would they look at the goo in themselves and take a more jaundiced view of pro-nuclear power hooey?
My hunch is yes.
That ability to see if Fuku-goo has gotten into a person exists which brings me to the last hunch this reporter has had while crafting this piece. It occurred to me while looking at Denise Anne and her magnificent mane: hair analysis. A gal of Croat and Lithuanian stock, Denise Anne possesses a crown of curls. She obliged my request to measure a few strands that when pulled out straight measures around 20 inches or 50 centimeters (cm).
Caucasian hair grows at about 1.2 cm a month meaning that my bride has about 42 months’ worth of chemical and radiological history tied up in her tresses. Fukushima Dai-ichi’s descent into radioactive hell began less than 16 months ago. Asian hair grows a little faster at 1.3 cm a month while African hair a little slower at 0.9 cm a month.
If pollutants like heavy metals and radiation have been inhaled or ingested by a person, it will be in his or her hair. Tests for radionuclides in hair are comparatively inexpensive usually costing around $200 for a procedure no more painful than plucking a hair from the nape of the neck. The longer the better. If a human being has some of the shorter-lived Fukushima radionuclides in his or her hair that could only come from the ongoing meltdowns, like Cesium-134 or Iodine-131, it would be safe to say that that individual has been nuked by Fukushima.
Whether breathed in from aerosol spraying, eaten in an orange, swallowed as grapefruit juice, chewed as beef steak or inhaled or ingested in any number of ways, a positive detection of Fuku-goo in a person would not only reveal their exposure to the contamination, it would give that soul the power to do something about it instead of just wondering.
They could take action against the perpetrators of the worst single environmental disaster in human history. And they could conceivably make it stick in the appropriate forum. Of course, EnviroReporter.com will want to see your test results.
“But even the very hairs on your head are all numbered,” according to Luke 12:7 in the King James Bible, Cambridge Edition, “Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Whether people outraged over the continuing crime against humanity and the environment choose not to be sparrows will be decided by whether they continue to bury their heads in the sand like the ostrich supposedly does. Indeed, ostriches do not do any such thing. Nor will informed and intelligent men and women once fully aware of the many ways Fukushima Dai-ichi radiation is ruining their world, their food and possibly their bodies.