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10th February 2013 – Wild Boar Japan

3rd February 2013 – Beef Hokkaido Japan

2nd February 2013 – Pond Smelt Haruna Lake Japan

2nd February 2013 – Tap water Fukushima Japan

3rd January 2013 – Sardines Kagawa Japan

27th January 2013 – 0.1Bq/Kg-Contaminated Water by Cesium makes 76Bq/Kg-Rice Leaf, short video with English subtitles.

25th January 2013 – Beef Iwate Japan

25th January 2013 – Mushroom Chiba Japan

24th January 2013 – Cattle study Japan

23rd January 2013 – School Lunches Japan

23rd January 2013 – Multiple fish types Japan

20th January 2013 – Apple Juice and Miso Japan

19th January 2013 – Fish 100 miles off Fukushima Japan

18th January 2013 – Fish sold in Japanese supermarkets

18th January 2013 – Fish Fukushima Japan

17th January 2013 – Soft drink Iwate Japan

13th January 2013 – Mustrad Spinach Koriyama city Japan

11th January 2013 – Rice and Beef Miyagi Japan

11th January 2013 – Wild Boar Fukushima Japan

10th January 2013 – Kiwi Fruit Miyagi Japan

10th January 2013 – Rice Miyagi Japan

10th January 2013 – Reserviors and Dams Minamisoma city Japan

9th January 2013 – Mushrooms Aomori Japan

3rd January 2013 – Cesium in 25 of 26 food samples Fukushima Japan

27th December 2012 – Green Tea sold in USA from Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXOm6WShbis (7 minutes into video)

26th December 2012 – Apple Juice Fukushima Japan

24th December 2012 – soybeans, autumn buckwheat, vegetables and mushrooms Aizumisato Fukushima

20th December 2012 – Soya Beans Fukushima Japan

20th December 2012 – Wild Boar Minamisoma Japan

18th December 2012 – Honey Fukushima Japan

17th December 2012 – Pond Smelt Ashinoko Japan

17th December 2012 – White rock fish Fukushima Japan

13th December 2012 – Mushroom Matsutake and wild boar Minamsoma Japan

12th December 2012 – Citron Chiba Saitama Japan

10th December 2012 – Fish Aomori Japan

10th December 2012 – Wild Life Fukushima

9th December 2012 – Tea leaves Shizuoka Japan

9th December 2012 – Mushroom Koriyama Japan

4th December 2012 – Breakfast cereal Japan

3rd December 2012 – Apple Western Japan

3rd December 2012 – Levels of radioactive contaminants in foods reported on 3rd December 2012 Japan

30th November 2012 – Yuzu, Mandarin, Kiwi Fruit, Chiba Japan

30th November 2012 – Nihonmatsu city school lunches Japan

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  1. JAPAN

    19th July 2023 – Cesium 180 times limit found in fish at Fukushima nuke plant 12 years after disaster


    But after a heavily contaminated fish was found off Fukushima Prefecture, apparently after it got away from the plant’s port, TEPCO resumed its surveys within the inner breakwater in May 2022. Between then and May 2023, fish caught within and near the inner breakwater accounted for approximately 90% of the 44 with radioactive levels topping the 100 becquerels per kg limit.

    Of the 44 fish, three caught within this area were found to be tainted with radioactive materials exceeding 1,000 becquerels per kilogram. Apart from black rockfish, 1,700 becquerels per kilogram was detected in an eel in June 2022, followed by 1,200 becquerels in rock trout in April 2023.


  2. 6th June 2023 – Japan may see wider Chinese seafood ban after Fukushima release


    Japanese officials are worried that China, the biggest buyer of its seafood exports, may halt purchases of those items after Tokyo begins releasing treated radioactive water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog this week gave Japan the greenlight to begin discharging more than a million metric tons of water, enough to fill 500 Olympic swimming pools, used to cool the plant’s fuel rods after it was wrecked by a 2011 tsunami.

    The China-ruled city of Hong Kong said on Tuesday that when Japan begins the release it would “immediately take control measures, including imposing import control on aquatic products from high-risk prefectures”.

    China has said it will step up monitoring of the ocean and marine products in the wake of the release.

    In China, some consumers have called for boycotts of Japanese products, a social media trend that briefly knocked the share price of Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido (4911.T) last week.



    The radio Interview below provides a very good overview on why this new release of radioactive contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear disaster site into the Pacific Ocean is a very bad idea!

    It will greatly increase the stress on life in the Pacific Ocean, that has all ready been decimated by the multiple reactor core meltdowns and fuel rod cooling pool fires, at the Fukushima site.

    The severity of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe has been constantly suppressed and covered up by governments and the nuclear industry. This is a crime against humanity as well as all biological life in the Pacific basin.



    22nd May 2021 – Fallout from nuclear tests at Maralinga worse than previously thought


    “We now have a sustained and prolonged release of plutonium into the ecosystem,” Dr Cook said.

    Millions of dollars have been spent cleaning up radioactive fallout from nuclear bombs detonated in outback South Australia, but recent tests show the contamination is worse than previously thought.

    Dr Cook, who is based at Monash University in Melbourne, said these reactive nano-particles — which normally are shielded from the environment — can interact with clay and organic matter in the soil over time and leach into groundwater, especially after heavy rainfall.

    Ms Lester said that many Anangu hunt, gather and cook native foods from the lands as part of their cultural responsibilities to country.


  4. 21st April 2021 – American Honey Still Contains Radioactive Fallout From Nuclear Tests Decades Ago


    As expected, various samples of fruits, nuts, and other foods revealed very faint traces of cesium-137 when measured with a gamma detector, but even Kaste wasn’t prepared for what happened when he ran the same test with a jar of honey from a North Carolina farmer’s market.

    “I reproduced the measurement. And it was, again, 100 times hotter than any of these other foods.”


    This very informative video, that is just 10 minutes long, discusses the damage very small amounts of Cesium can do to children.




  5. JAPAN

    14th October 2019 – Environment Pollution in Japan


    As Typhoon Hagibis hammered Japan on Saturday (Oct. 12), thousands of bags containing radioactive waste have reportedly been carried into a local Fukushima stream by floodwaters, potentially having a devastating environmental impact. According to Asahi Shimbun, a temporary storage facility containing some 2,667 bags stuffed with radioactive contaminants from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was unexpectedly inundated by floodwaters brought by Typhoon Hagibis.

    Torrential rain flooded the storage facility and released the bags into a stream 100 meters away. Officials from Tamara City in Fukushima Prefecture said that each bag is approximately one cubic meter in size. Authorities were only able to recover six of the bags by 9 p.m. on Oct. 12, and it is uncertain how many remain on the loose while the possible environmental impact is being assessed.


    Every time there is a major Typhoon or storm in this area of Japan, large amounts of radioactive contamination flows from the mountains and forests into the Pacific Ocean. It is not only bags containing radioactive waste that’s concerning!


  6. JAPAN

    9th October 2018 – EDITORIAL: TEPCO bungles it again in dealing with Fukushima tainted water


    In 65,000 tons of treated water, the levels of strontium 90 are more than 100 times the safety standards, according to TEPCO. The levels are as high as 20,000 times the standards in some tanks.

    In explaining the reasons for this failure, TEPCO pointed to problems with the ALPS system shortly after it was first installed. The utility also reduced the frequency of the replacement of absorbents for removing radioactive materials to keep the system running as long as possible.

    The ministry, for its part, should be held accountable for its failure to ensure appropriate disclosure of the information by TEPCO. The subcommittee should be faulted for concentrating its attention almost exclusively on tritium.




    In my previous post on the 1 million tons of radioactive contaminated water stored in the tanks at Fukushima, there was only mention of the presence of tritium. This excellent article points out there are significant amounts of other radioactive contaminants in those tanks!

    Quote from the 2018 Asahi Shimbun Article:

    “The ministry, for its part, should be held accountable for its failure to ensure appropriate disclosure of the information by TEPCO. The subcommittee should be faulted for concentrating its attention almost exclusively on tritium.”

    In the light of these revelations it makes it important to have an independent third party organization investigated what is actually in those thousands of tanks. Also it would be niece to known where the high level radioactive material from the ALPS filtering process ends up.

    Environmentally naturally occurring tritium is very rare. No, tritium is not safe, as a lot of MSN articles have inferred, watch this short video about the health effects of tritium, “No Safe Dose”.


  7. JAPAN

    16th September 2019 – Fukushima fishermen concerned for future over release of radioactive water

    Nozaki said he and other fishermen throughout Fukushima would continue the fight to keep the water out of the ocean. “Releasing the water would send us back to square one,” he said. “It would mean the past eight years have amounted to nothing.”




    There needs to be alternatives to dumping this huge amount of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean. Dumping one million tonnes of contaminated water in almost 1,000 tanks at Fukushima Daiichi into the Pacific would make an horrific situation much much worse!

    Since March 2011 there have been numerous media reports of Pacific Ocean fish, whales, birds and other sea creatures dying in large numbers. The ongoing radioactive environment pollution from Fukushima nuclear disaster has resulted in multiple Northern Pacific Ocean food chains crashing! Like the human embryo, embryonic sea life of plankton, zoo plankton and fish eggs, etc., are hypersensitive to artificial radioactive isotopes. This has resulted in widespread decimation of fish stocks and why large numbers of seals, whales and birds have been washing up on the west coast of North America, dead or starving to death.

    Below is an extract from a comment posted on Armstrong Economics on the 17th February 2017, it points to widespread censorship of scientific research. The censorship of this important research is to hide the real and documented effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had on Northern Pacific sea life. If the populace actually new how devastating this nuclear accident has been to all life on this planet, they would demand the immediate shutdown of the nuclear industry.


    “I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so.

    “Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000.

    “As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination.”

  8. JAPAN

    25th August 2019 – Ground-level nuclear disasters leave much more radioactive fallout than Tokyo is willing to admit


    International concerns are growing over the Japanese government’s plans to provide meals from the Fukushima area to squads participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The starting point for the Olympic torch relay, and even the baseball stadium, were placed near the site of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.

    Due to accessibility issues, most of the forests that make up around 70% of Fukushima’s area have been left unaddressed. According to Japanese scholars, around 430 square kilometers of forest was contaminated with high concentrations of cesium-137. The danger of this forest cesium is that it will be carried toward residential or farm land by wind and rain, or that contaminated flora and fauna will be used in processing and distribution.


    Quote from Article “The Fukushima disaster did not result in mass casualties”

    This list of Fukushima fatalities and injuries, proves otherwise. https://technologypals.com.au/fatalities-and-injuries-resulting-from-the-fukushima-nuclear-catastrophe/



  9. Thank you for your research and reporting. This is very valuable information.

  10. RUSSIA

    10th August 2019 – Chernobyl-Style Cover Up? Run On Iodine Pills After “Isotope Powered” Rocket Explosion In Russia


    But there’s a growing pile of evidence suggesting a major radiation emitting event has indeed occurred.

    As a Reuters/VOA report stated further, “Greenpeace has cited data from the Emergencies Ministry that it said showed radiation levels had risen 20 times above the normal level in Severodvinsk around 30 kilometers (18 miles) from Nyonoksa.”


  11. RUSSIA

    29th July 2019 – Gigantic, mysterious radiation leak traced to facility in Russia


    The source of a gigantic, mysterious leak of radioactive material that swept across Europe in 2017 has been traced to a Russian nuclear facility, which appears to have been preparing materials for experiments in Italy.

    The leak released up to 100 times the amount of radiation into the atmosphere that the Fukushima disaster did. Italian scientists were the first to raise the alarm on 2 October, when they noticed a burst of the radioactive ruthenium-106 in the atmosphere. This was quickly corroborated by other monitoring laboratories across Europe.


    We repeatedly see governments around the world, that have a vested interest in nuclear power, do anything they can to cover up, or play down the seriousness of any nuclear accident. They do this even though the cover up may lead to the death of large numbers of men, women and children.

    Governments support this industry even though it makes no economical sense to keep this sick industry going. The only reason anyone makes a profit is because the governments massively financially subsidize the industry, and socialize the risk. This means, when a major accident occurs, the public picks up the costs, and the industry is provided a bailout through the public purse.


  12. JAPAN

    10th June 2019 – According to Japan govt’s official statistics on pediatric cancer, children cancers doubled since Fukushima


    The least was in 2006, where there were 1861 people affected, the year before the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake.

    But the numbers of children cancers really much increased after Fukushima. In 2015, 3246 people, in 2016, 3161 people, in 2017, 3279 people.


    Reports coming out of Japan since 2011 indicate that the Japanese government has be actively pressuring doctors to under report injuries and deaths, resulting from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, so the actual figures could be much larger.



  13. USA

    8th June 2018 – A stunning case of kids, radioactivity and government neglect emerges in Ohio


    In 2017, federal regulators from the U.S. Department of Energy testing the neighborhood around a 20th century uranium plant in Pike County, Ohio, made a startling discovery in the air near a middle school attended by hundreds of local children — traces of neptunium-237, an extremely radioactive particle, typically a by-product from nuclear reactors.

    But what happened next was even more incredible. Instead of issuing a public alert that might have led to more testing and a possible closure of the Zahn’s Corner Middle School, located in an economically depressed region of southern Ohio, the U.S. government said absolutely nothing.


    Very said to see another local community so badly effected by another nuclear contamination cover up. When you investigate the nuclear industry these types of reports are never ending.

    History shows us that human beings are considered to be expendable, as long as it means the powers that be can keep the nuclear industry going, and the profits coming in.



    Lest we forget: Aboriginal victims of Maralinga atomic bomb testing


    Australian atomic massacre still ignored By David T. Rowlands from Green Left Weekly issue 971 June 29, 2013

    The number of casualties is unknown because the secretive and unaccountable nuclear establishment has always declined to investigate the full impact of its own criminal negligence. But it has been suggested by investigators that perhaps 50 short-term Aboriginal fatalities resulted.

    In addition to those who died, many others were exposed to harmful levels of radiation. The long-term health effects on these individuals have never been charted — but anecdotal reports of high cancer rates and horrendous birth defects in isolated “downwinder” communities have circulated.


    Here we have extensive documented proof, of a criminal act against humanity and the environment, by nuclear scientists and government bureaucrats. Were any of them prosecuted for the mass murder and the environmental damage perpetrated here? NO!


  15. JAPAN

    12th April 2019 – Fukushima’s mothers became radiation experts to protect their children after nuclear meltdown


    Driven by a desperate need to keep their children safe, a group of mothers began testing food and water in the prefecture.

    But contamination of food from Japan remains a hotly contested issue.

    Australia was one of the first countries to lift import restrictions on Japanese food imports after the disaster.


    From first hand experience these Japanese mothers have learnt that you can’t trust the nuclear industry, governments, or the main stream media to tell the truth, as this list of fatalities and injury proves.




  16. INDIA

    1st May 2019 – Cancer-stricken village near nuclear test site cries for help


    We have seen our kids die a silent death, but nobody has leant an ear to their cries.”

    “We have approached many government officials, but they just don’t want to listen to us. For decades we have been trying to draw their attention, but all our efforts went in vain. “We have submitted memorandums to many people, including Chief Ministers and other politicians, but nothing has happened.


    We see this same sad story wherever nuclear contamination has occurred. The local people die and their children and grand children die from the effects. The people in the affected communities yell and scream but nothing happens. Governments deny proof of any ill health effects, plus drag any legal action through the courts for as long as possible, waiting for those affected to die or give up. At the end of this process those that may eventually get compensation are very few.

    The greedy and power hungry ruthless monsters who support nuclear don’t care, they make their profit and move on. Governments bail them out with public funds and the public also pays for the hugely expensive clean up, if it occurs!


  17. South Korea

    12th April 2019 – South Korea wins WTO appeal on Fukushima seafood ban


    The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korean’s ban on seafood from areas affected by Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, overturning a lower panel’s ruling last year.

    South Korea banned seafood imports from eight Japanese prefectures after the March 2011 disaster, including Fukushima and Iwate, over radiation concerns. Other Japanese food products were put under additional restrictions, such as tougher testing requirements.


  18. JAPAN

    20th March 2019 – As fears linger, Fukushima rice rebounds under anonymity


    “There is high demand for industrial use rice from Fukushima Prefecture, which is cheap for its taste,” one distributor said.

    Industrial use rice often only carries a “domestic” label with no mention of the production area.


    This lack of labeling on industrial rice makes it very difficult to determine what rice sold in Japan is from the Fukushima area. This rice could end up anywhere in the food processing industry. Below is a link to a very informative, 10 min video. It discusses the serious health effects, very small amounts of Cesium-137 consumed in food products, can do to children. Even if the detected Cesium level was low, and below the Japanese safety level of 100 Bq/kg, it is still way too high for children to consume!

    Most western governments around the world raised the acceptable Cesium-137 safety levels to ridiculous amounts after Fukushima. They raised the level by twenty to thirty times, to 1200 Bq/kg. This shows how bogus these government set safety levels really are. They just change the acceptable level to whatever suits them at the time, to support the nuclear industry!




  19. 23rd March 2019 – Radioactive material released from Fukushima plant doubled up since last year


    Tepco released their monthly report about the additional atmospheric contamination on 25th February 2019.

    According to the report, from January 2018 to January 2019, 933,000,000 Bq of Cs-137 and Cs-134 were release from the buildings of reactor 1, 2, 3 and 4 in total. It was 471,000,000 Bq during the corresponding period of the previous year.


    The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe is still releasing huge amounts of radioactive toxic material into the environment, plus the cost of the clean up is constantly increasing.

    Thanks to Fukushima Diary for providing this information in English.


  20. JAPAN

    11th March 2019 – Radioactive Glass Beads May Tell the Terrible Tale of How the Fukushima Meltdown Unfolded


    What no one knew or expected was the fallout also contained bacteria-size glassy beads, with concentrations of radioactive cesium that were far higher than those in similar-size motes of tainted dust or dirt.

    Since these particles were discovered in 2013, scientists have plucked them from soil samples and air filters throughout the contamination zone, including filters as far away as Tokyo. The beads could pose an under-recognized heath risk, researchers say, because they are tiny enough to be inhaled deep into the lungs—and their glassy makeup means they may not easily dissolve or erode. They also present an opportunity to conduct what one researcher called “nuclear forensics”: By analyzing the particles’ composition, scientists can piece together a clearer image of what happened during the white-hot violence inside the plant itself, and of the current condition of the debris in the three reactors that experienced meltdowns. This could help inform the strategy for cleaning up the ruins of the plant.

    They also discovered the particles blew farther than anyone initially anticipated. Some were found in an air filter in Tokyo, about 240 kilometers from Fukushima.


    This research paper shows highly radioactive and chemically toxic glass like microscopic particles where created in the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns. These particles where detected in air filters hundreds of kilometer away. There have been detection reports of nano sized radioactive particles from Fukushima being detected in Europe.

    In EnviroReporters’s June 2012 article “A Radioactive Nightmare” Michael Collins reports* on the formation of tiny and tough uranium filled nanospheres, that could travel thousands of miles. No one in their right mind would want to breath in any of this highly radioactive and toxic material.




    *Ed. note: EnviroReporter.com first reported on these tough uranium-filled nanospheres called “buckyballs” in the Feb. 12, 2012 feature Beta WatchUranium-filled ‘buckyballs’ from Fukushima meltdowns may be bound for West Coast. Scientific American‘s excellent piece comes out seven years later showing the long-term implications of the ongoing triple meltdowns in Japan and reaffirms our reporting.

  21. JAPAN

    10th March 2019 – Another anniversary: sure but the Fukushima nuclear disaster is still ongoing everyday of the year


    While the media never fail to talk about about the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and of the decontamination of Fukushima Prefecture, they always fail to mention that those three reactors thru their unstopped meltdown are still constantly releasing radionuclides loaded gases into the open air, into the environment, distributed by winds locally and even far away.

    Why none of those media ever mention the 20 plus incinerators operating in Fukushima prefecture? Those incinerators incinerate radioactive debris accumulated from land decontamination during the the past years, wanting to reduce the 16 million tons of radioactive debris scattered all over the Fukushima prefecture, usually covered by green tarpaulin to make them looked like some kind of new rice paddies from afar. Those incinerators which are also redistributing radioactive particles into the air, into the environment.


  22. USA

    21st February 2019 – Award-winning book follows mothers’ determination after Japan nuclear disaster


    Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists explores the plight of Japan citizens in the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Concerned about the safety of the nation’s food supplies, and skeptical of the government’s assurances of safety, these individuals, particularly mothers, began collecting scientific data on radiation-contaminated foods.

    Rather than praise, the work of these citizen scientists was dismissed as the work of irrational women who lacked scientific knowledge. Characterized as rumormongers, they faced many social sanctions and challenges as they worked to secure the health and safety of their communities in a nation where their actions defied traditional gender roles.


  23. USA

    4th February 2019 – Microanalysis of Particle-Based Uranium, Thorium, and Plutonium in Nuclear Workers’ House Dust


    Hot particles detected in this study had a wide range of sizes, activities and compositions. Some of the radioactive particles detected in this study were small enough to be inhaled into the lungs where they could deliver radioactive energy to tissues. This is particularly important for particles less than 5 μm in size that tend to be retained in the lungs. Activities of individual uranium-, thorium-, or plutonium-bearing dust particles varied by greater than five orders of magnitude, ranging from 0.0002 to 2,270 mBq. Importantly, these four elements are all alpha particle emitters. The short (<0.5 mm in tissue) range of alpha particles makes internal alpha emission a more significant health concern than a similar eternal dose (NIST, 2015).

    Dust in the homes of workers and neighbors of Hanford, Los Alamos, and the former Rocky Flats nuclear facility contained radioactive microparticles connected to these sites. This creates potential radiation exposures outside of radiological protection zones. Given the small respirable size of these radioactive microparticles, they are a potential source of internal exposure from inhalation or ingestion.


    An incredible detailed study, and it should ring alarm bells for all nuclear workers everywhere. These very dangerous hot particles are undetectable by Geiger counters, or even a scintillator detector. This study shows these hot particles of Thorium, Uranium, Americium and Plutonium are present not only in the nuclear worker environments, but also in their cars, and in their family homes and local communities.

    Marco Kaltofen and his team need to be congratulated for this study, it would have taken a great deal of time and effort.


  24. JAPAN

    2nd February 2019 – Radioactive cesium above legal limit detected in fish caught off Fukushima


    Radioactive cesium exceeding the state limit has been detected in fish caught off Fukushima Prefecture for the first time in about four years, the prefecture’s fisheries cooperatives association has said.

    The cesium level of 161 becquerels per kilogram, exceeding the limit of 100, was detected in a skate, a type of ray, caught at a depth of 62 meters during test fishing Thursday.


  25. ITALY

    30th January 2019 – Italian military officials’ trial ignites suspicions of links between weapon testing and birth defects in Sardinia


    Eight Italian military officers — all former commanders of the bombing range at Quirra in Sardinia — have been hauled before the courts.

    It’s unprecedented to see Italian military brass held to account for what many Sardinians say is a scandalous coverup of a major public health disaster with international consequences.


  26. JAPAN

    8th January 2019 – Niigata gov’t to handle radioactive mud stored since Fukushima crisis


    The contaminated mud, produced at an industrial water supply facility that takes in water from a river containing radioactive materials, is growing by 5,000 tons annually and the storage facility could become full later this year, according to the prefecture.

    Municipalities other than Niigata have also been grappling with radioactive mud as a result of the crisis at the six-reactor Fukushima complex, with some shouldering the disposal costs.


  27. JAPAN

    7th January 2019 – The After Fukushima and Japan’s Declining Birthrate, Japan’s Demographics a National Crisis


    From Chris Busby:

    Japan’s birth rate was declining but gradually, as was the Belarus birthrate. The rate at which it was declining was low. Then after Fukushima it fell of the cliff.

    I made this graph from Japan vital statistics data on the web.In 2005 it was 8.32. So there is a sharp fall in the rate after Fukushima. Same thing happened in Belarus after Chernobyl. Look at the Bandashevsky’s after Chernobyl birth rate graph.

    It was expected What I am saying is that the fall in birthrate in Japan is a Fukushima effect in the same way as the fall in birthrate in Belrus was a Chernobyl effect.


    The Japanese birthrate decline graph created by Chris Busby (link below), is an excellent educational tool to get the facts across to people about the real reason for the recent large Japanese population decline. This graph shows a much faster birthrate decline after 2011.





  28. INDIA

    6th January 2019 – Cancers, Abortions, Deformed Children are the High Cost of ‘Clean’ Nuclear Energy in Jharkhand


    JADUGUDA, JHARKHAND: Nestled in the mountainous district of East Singhbhum, this tiny dot on India’s vast map has become a virtual cancer ward for its residents, following years of dangerous radiation being emitted from uranium mines and tailing ponds in the area.

    People in the area suffer disproportionately from congenital deformities, sterility, spontaneous abortions, cancers and a plethora of other serious diseases known to be caused by radiation and industrial pollution.

    As you enter the hamlets located around UCIL’s mines and tailing ponds, where radioactive elements are dumped, the gory sight of deformed children playing innocently with their homemade toys meets your eyes.


    Another nuclear industry disaster!



  29. USA

    30th December 2018 – Poisoned water and deadly dust


    UNC had a dewatering pond just over the hill, less than a mile away where we were told to water our livestock. We took them often to this pond and did this for years until the mine closed. We were never warned nor informed that this water was not safe for drinking or that there could be a possibility of contamination. Our livestock was then poisoned, leaving it contaminated from the water they drank. Our family and friends also ingested these contaminated animals leaving them at risk from the contamination.

    In addition to respiratory, sinus and eye troubles, many of us have experienced headaches and aching joints as a result of the uranium. Not only can it be a nuisance but it many cases it can be so debilitating that it makes even simple house chores impossible. These ailments I have described are the milder struggles we have faced. Many others haven’t been quite so fortunate but rather have struggled with renal or liver failure, cancer and for some, death.


  30. JAPAN

    21st December 2018 – Determination and Comparison of the Strontium-90 Concentrations in Topsoil of Fukushima Prefecture before and after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident


    The results of our investigation exhibited that the 90Sr concentrations in the Fukushima Prefecture soils ranged from 0.2 to 20.4 Bq/kg in the samples that were collected before the accident and from 1.37 to 80.8 Bq/kg in the samples that were collected after the accident from identical sampling locations. Further, the soil samples that were collected from 30 out of 56 locations displayed significant differences in terms of concentrations before and after the accident.

    In addition, the relations between the 90Sr concentrations and the soil properties of the samples (organic content, pH, water content, and composition) were investigated, and it was found that the organic content and water content had a positive correlation with 90Sr concentrations and, in contrast, the sandiness was shown to have a negative correlation with 90Sr concentrations.



    19th December 2018 – Radioactivity Levels in Crucial Middle East Water Source Exceed International Standards


    (Inside Science) — People in Egypt’s western desert are drinking groundwater with naturally high levels of radium, a radioactive element, according to research presented last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington. Experts disagree on the cancer-related health risks, but babies who rely on the most radioactive wells could get more than 100 times the maximum levels recommended by the World Health Organization for long-term exposure from drinking water, according to the researchers. Many communities across the Middle East and northern Africa are likely also using water with elevated levels of radiation.

    “There are several studies in the U.S. and Canada that show that communities that were drinking these types of water — much lower [radiation] than what we see in Disi — had elevated and high prevalence of cancer,” said Vengosh. “We don’t need to invent the wheel.”


  32. JAPAN

    14th November 2018 – Spatial pattern of plutonium and radiocaesium contamination released during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster


    We have developed a combined chemical procedure to separate Pu and Cs for isotopic analysis of environmental samples from contaminated catchments. Ultra-trace analyses reveal a FDNPP Pu signature in environmental samples, some from further afield than previously reported.

    Monitoring and understanding post-depositional remobilisation of potentially harmful radionuclides in the environment allows the risk they present to be managed more effectively. This information is highly valued, not only for decision-making processes regarding public health, but also the longer-term remediation efforts across the region and any future nuclear incidents that may occur.

    The release of Pu to terrestrial areas of Japan remained unconfirmed for up to one year following the Fukushima disaster3. Since then, several studies have provided evidence of its release to the land surface north, northwest and south of FDNPP, up to distances of 120 km from the site.


    In the map/chart below, they swap between Becquerel per gram for Cesium detection, and Becquerel per Kilogram for Plutonium contamination detection. You need to multiply the Becquerel per gram by a thousand to get the Becquerel per kilogram amounts for Cesium.

    Plutonium is a heavy metal alpha particle emitter. Breathing it in or ingesting it presents a very serious health risk. Having Plutonium contamination in the environment is a crime against humanity and all living things.

    Maps & Charts:




  33. INDIA

    9th June 2018 – Severe uranium contamination in India’s groundwater: Study


    Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. The findings published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters are the first to demonstrate the predominant prevalence of uranium in India’s groundwater.

    The WHO has set a provisional safe drinking water standard of 30 micrograms of uranium per litre for India, a level that is consistent with US Environmental Protection Agency standards. Despite this, uranium is not yet included in the list of contaminants monitored under the Bureau of Indian Standards’ Drinking Water Specifications, researchers said.

    “Including a uranium standard in the Bureau of Indian Standards’ Drinking Water Specification based on uranium’s kidney-harming effects, establishing monitoring systems to identify at-risk areas, and exploring new ways to prevent or treat uranium contamination will help ensure access to safe drinking water for tens of millions in India,” he said.


  34. SPAIN

    5th October 2018 – Nuclear council comes clean about radioactive areas in Spain


    SIX sites in Spain have radioactive contamination, the nuclear agency has admitted.

    In November, 1970, several dozen litres of highly radioactive liquid from a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant reportedly leaked from the Juan Vig¡on National Nuclear Energy Centre, inside Madrid’s university campus. The liquid spilled into the sewer system and reached the Manzanares River, making its way to the Jarama River, the adjoining irrigation canal, and into the Tagus River.


  35. JAPAN

    7th October 2018 – (Google Translate) Amazing! The number of patients in Minamisoma municipal general hospital is announced 29 times as much as before adverse thyroid and, leukemia rising by 10 times.


    Mr. Hirokazu Oyama of Minami Soma City Council recently received data on the transition of the number of patients by disease name from Minami Soma City General Hospital (the main injury / illness name was extracted from the medical accounting system). Comparing the 2010 FY2010 accident before the accident, the adult thyroid cancer is 29 times, the leukemia is 10.8 times, the lung cancer is 4.2 times, the childhood cancer is 4 times, the pneumonia is 3.98 times, the myocardial infarction is 3.97 times, liver cancer 3.92 times, colon cancer 2.99 times, stomach cancer 2.27 times, stroke 3.52 times.

    Japanese Version


    English Version



    In March 2013 I was sent this resin encapsulated sample of a black fungus like material, to test. A contact in Japan had sent a friend this sample. The test chart below shows it was very hot. It had reportedly been collected from somewhere in the Minamisoma area of Japan.

    This fungus started growing on the concrete and rock surfaces in Japan, after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. The test results indicted the fungus was bio-accumulating Cesium. I didn’t know the weight of this very small sample, and had posted the test results, for discussion on an internet forum.

    This comment from a weight expert.

    “I’m an expert on weighing objects (sell scales, use different ones daily, some precise to .01g). Fungus in that form does not appear to hold too much water weight and would likely weigh less than a gram given the scale. If it is thin and flakey type fungus, it may be under .25-.5g. Is it thick like a mushroom cap or more like lichen? I’ve only observed extremely thin fungi growing on concrete, and I would err on the very low side. My best guess is .3g.”

    My reply

    “That means the black fungus sample from Japan is very, very, hot.

    Test results 117 Bg Cs-137 and 58 Bq Cs-134

    117 + 58 = 175 Bq x (1000 grams/0.3 grams) = 583,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium

    Even if it was 10 times greater in weight 3 grams, it would still be 58,333 Bq/Kg of Cesium.”

    Test Chart:


  36. FRANCE

    10th October 2018 -‘Crimes against humanity:’ France to face lawsuit in ICC over nuclear tests in French Polynesia


    The tests had provoked 368 instances of radioactive fallout, Maxime Chan, a member of a local association for the protection of the environment, told the UN committee, adding that the radioactive waste had also been dumped into the ocean in violation of the international rules.

    France’s pacific territory is mostly known due to its popular tourist island of Tahiti but some of its atolls also served as nuclear test sites for some 30 years in the 20th century. It saw 193 nuclear tests carried out between 1960 and 1996, in which 150,000 civilian and military personnel were involved, according to AFP.


  37. JAPAN

    September 2018 – Crowd funding in progress to publishing radioactive contamination investigation

    Minna Data Site is a website where you can look up soil and food data, measured by citizens radiation measuring stations, around Japan. This citizen financed web site has extensive lists of food and soil reports that can be viewed by the public. Automatic foreign language translation is available at the web site.


    To raise funds they have compiled a 170 page color book based on this data. It is only available in Japanese at present. The book includes a map showing how extensive radioactive Cesium soil contamination is across Japan, as of 2018. Using the fact that Cesium-137 has a thirty year half life, they have also included maps presenting what they expect the contamination to be like in thirty, and one hundred years, after the Fukushima nuclear accident.


    Besides the map screen shot shown above, they also provide this interactive Japanese soil contamination map at their site.




  38. From our friends at the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition:


    Last Chance to Save the SSFL Cleanup
    Tell California’s Gubernatorial Candidates to Commit to a Full SSFL Cleanup – Join Us on Wednesday October 3

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Gavin Newsom’s Campaign Headquarters
    3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010(Note: We will rally at John Cox’s headquarters next, if we don’t hear from him.)
    Click Here to RSVP – We’re Arranging Carpools!
    Dear SSFL Cleanup Supporter,

    Right now, the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is gutting the SSFL cleanup agreements, allowing Boeing, DOE and NASA to get away with almost no cleanup. The 2010 promise for a full cleanup by 2017 has been completely broken; the cleanup not only hasn’t begun, it hasn’t started! If a new Governor doesn’t commit to immediately turning things around, SSFL’s nuclear and chemical contamination will continue to migrate offsite, in perpetuity, risking our health for decades to come.

    We’re doing everything we can to save the cleanup. We’ve submitted comments, testified at hearings, met with elected officials, circulated petitions, demonstrated on street corners. This week, Melissa Bumstead whose young daughter twice survived leukemia, even began organizing banner drops over SoCal freeways. She simply can’t bear to see one more child with cancer near SSFL, and neither can we.

    But without the strong commitment of California’s next governor, SSFL isn’t going to get cleaned up. Our new governor will have the power to demand that DTSC fully and expeditiously enforce the SSFL cleanup agreements. He must order a top to bottom reform of that terribly dysfunctional agency so that it protects people, not polluters. We’ve reached out to both John Cox and Gavin Newsom and asked them to support the full, promised cleanup, but we haven’t gotten a response yet from either.

    You can help us get their attention by joining us for a rally at Gavin Newson’s Los Angeles headquarters on Wednesday, October 3 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. We’ll hold a brief press conference and then we will deliver over 358,000 signatures on a Change.org petition created by Melissa and families impacted by pediatric cancer near SSFL. (We’ll rally at John Cox’s headquarters next, if we don’t hear from him.)

    It is critical that as many people attend this rally as possible, so we can demonstrate that the community is sick and tired of waiting for a cleanup that we were promised would be complete by now. Please do all that you can to join us – take time off work or change your schedule if possible. It’s that important.

    Click here to RSVP and let us know if you’d like to join a carpool. We’ve worked too hard for too long to stop now. We urge you to attend and hope to see you there!

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Gavin Newsom’s Campaign Headquarters
    3660 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90010
    (There is plenty of street parking and a large parking structure off of Hobart Street.)

    Please share this email widely and post on social media! Click here for the Facebook event page.


    Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition

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  39. USA

    22nd September 2018 – US Nuclear Safety: A Critical Problem That Has Largely Been Kept Out of the Public Eye


    According to the Center for Public Safety, two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there and transport them safely back to their state without allowing the materials to fall into the wrong hands. The materials — plutonium and cesium — as well as equipment were stolen on that trip and have never been found. They were simply left unattended in a car! The incident was concealed from the public, but the information was obtained by the Center for Public Safety under the Freedom of Information Act. That source reports that this was just a part of a much larger quantity of plutonium that over the years has gone quietly missing from stockpiles owned by the US military.

    Madeleine Jennewein of Harvard University writes in her blog, which is published by Science in the News (SITN), that “Across the United States, nuclear waste is accumulating in poorly maintained piles. 90,000 metric tons of nuclear waste requiring disposal are currently in temporary storage. The United States, however, has yet to construct a long-term storage solution for this waste, leaving the nuclear material vulnerable to extreme weather events such as hurricanes, rising sea levels, and wildfire.” In 2016, seven electrical engineers who worked for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission took the unusual step of petitioning the NRC as private citizens in hopes of forcing regulators to fix a “significant safety concern” that affects all but one of the nation’s 100 nuclear plants. Nuclear waste is also a big problem in the US. Safety concerns plague key sites that have been proposed for nuclear bomb production.


  40. Arnold,

    California food lab radiation testing services

    Type the above into a Yahoo or Google search engine, and you will get a list to select from.

  41. Are there any independent labs in California preferably, where I can take samples to be tested at a food level sensitivity?

  42. RUSSIA

    21st August 2018 – Russia is preparing to search for a nuclear-powered missile that was lost at sea months ago after a failed test


    A nuclear-powered Russian missile remains lost at sea after a failed test late last year, and Moscow is preparing to try to recover it, according to people with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report.

    “It goes without saying that if you fire a missile with a nuclear engine or energy source, that nuclear material will end up wherever that missile ends up,” said Hans Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists.


    The missile appears to be lost in the Barents Sea, located north of Norway and Russia.


  43. Australia

    14th August 2018 – Nuclear fallout detected in Australian sheep in 1979 has been attributed to a covert nuclear test


    The paper highlights declassified testing of sheep from Western and South Australia shortly after the event. The results found a spike in iodine-131’s distinctive signature among slaughtered animals.

    Analysis of weather patterns revealed the nuclear fallout may have been dumped on Australia in rains falling four days after the ‘flash’. Currents among the Indian Ocean jet streams offer a direct link between Australia and the distant, tiny islands.

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists contributor Leonard Weiss writes in a recently published article: “That study makes it virtually certain that the event was an illegal nuclear test. This strengthens previous analyses concluding that Israel likely carried out a nuclear test in violation of US law and the Limited Test Ban Treaty.”



    Technical Article:



    2018 – Australian Drinking Water Map


    This site has been put together in the hope of enlightening Australian’s about contaminants in drinking water supplies across the country.

    The site is a slowly evolving ‘beast’ and does not claim to be authoritative. However, all of the information contained on the site has been gleaned from various water quality reports published across the country. This information has generally been collected over the past decade and almost all the data presented on the site refer to detections of substances above Australian Drinking Water Quality guideline levels. Almost all of the information has been already published by water authorities.


    The yellow markers on the map mark locations with radioactive contamination in drinking water. The Australian drinking water quality situation does not appear to be much better than the USA. Most of the data points on the map are breaches to the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Guidelines in Australia are pretty poor when compared to some European countries.


  45. UNITED KINGDOM (England)

    20th October 2008 – Suburb Poisoned by Shell Plutonium

    Extracts Video 1:

    Ealing Studios video of the Ray Fox story. Fox and his family lived in Earley, Reading next to a Shell Petrochemical Terminal where a secret buried bunker is said to contain a nuclear reactor emitting radiation. A housing estate has been built on the former Shell site by Persimmon Homes.

    Fox and his family have suffered dire consequences from the alleged radiation. Deadly contamination continued despite three attempts to decontaminate the Shell Terminal.

    Extract Video 2:

    Channel 4 TV Mark Thomas’ Secret Map of Britain: Page about Ray Fox and the most polluted house in Britain next door to an alleged buried top secret nuclear reactor on a former Shell petrochemical terminal.


    Polluting a suburban environment with Plutonium and other radioactive material is very serious. So they try to cover it up, and then comment trolls try to make out that the victims are crazy, even though the area was tested and found to have the contamination!

    Video 1

    Suburb Poisoned by Shell Plutonium


    Video 2

    Shell Buried Nuclear Bunker


  46. JAPAN

    23rd July 2018 – “Greatest Crime In Human History!”


    Data from inside Japan U.S. military base.


    Kevin Blanch talks to a brave Hispanic woman who took soil samples from the entrance to the Yokosuka Naval Base Officers Mess in 2012, and had those samples professionally tested. The tests show there were high levels of radioactive contamination present on this base and other locations, despite the reassurances of safety from naval personal and the Japanese and American governments.

    Large numbers of naval personnel and their families were exposed to these high levels of radioactive contamination.



    Default Pacific USA time zone unless otherwise indicated

    July 21, 2018
    12:15 am EDST INT Southwest Michigan 1st floor room RAIN WATER SAMPLE: 60.3 CPM^ or 32.5% ABOVE BACKGROUND
    12:00 am EDST INT Southwest Michigan 1st floor room BG: 45.5 CPM^

    July 20, 2018
    9:30 pm EDST INT Southwest Michigan 1st floor room BG: 42.8 CPM^

    July 16, 2018

    July 15, 2018

    July 13, 2018

    July 12, 2018
    11:30 am EDST INT MARQUETTE MICHIGAN THIRD STORY ROOM RAIN SAMPLE: 116.4 CPM^^ OR 3.8 TIMES BACKGROUND. According to documentation reported on by EnviroReporter.com, the California Highway Patrol considers any material or situation over 3.0 times background to be the triggering level for a hazardous materials incident. This reading is so hot it is 26.7% OVER this CHP Haz-Mat tripwire.

    July 12, 2018

    July 10, 2018

  48. JAPAN

    14th June 2018 – Blowback Over Japanese Plan to Reuse Tainted Soil From Fukushima


    Japan’s plan to reuse soil contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident for agriculture is sparking something of its own nuclear reaction.

    Residents and other critics don’t want any part of it.

    “Pollutants contained in crops will surely pollute air, water and soil, thereby contaminating food to be consumed by human beings,” Kazuki Kumamoto, professor emeritus at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo told Bloomberg Environment. Contaminated crops “could trigger the release of radiation.”


  49. 20th July 2018 – Fukushima’s Nuclear Imprint Is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don’t Panic)


    In a new study, the researchers report testing 18 bottles of California rosé and cabernet sauvignon from 2009 onward and finding increased levels of radioactive particles in the wine produced after the Fukushima disaster. In the case of the cabernet, the levels of the radioactive materials doubled.

    “We can measure some radioactive level that is much higher than the usual level,” said Michael Pravikoff, a physicist at a French research center who worked on the study.


    As usual they play down the health effects and concentrate on how this horrible contamination can be used to detect counterfeit wines! Isn’t that just great. Wouldn’t it be much better to just have an environment where wines are free from heavy metal and radioactive poisons?


  50. USA

    6th June 2018 – Microanalysis of Particle-Based Uranium, Thorium, and Plutonium in Nuclear Workers’ House Dusts


    Seventy-nine dust and 31 soil and sediment samples were collected from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the former Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado, and from homes of workers or abutters of these nuclear facilities.

    Activities of individual uranium-, thorium-, or plutonium-bearing dust particles varied by five orders of magnitude, ranging from <0.005 mBq (millibecquerel) to 2,270 mBq. Hanford workplace dusts also had up to 564 ± 24 Bq/kg of137Cs. SEM/EDS techniques reliably detected environmental radioactivity in samples that had barely detectable results by gamma spectrometry. The technique was able to definitively show that thorium, plutonium, and uranium from nuclear facilities could be found in general population settings outside of radiation protection zones.


    This should be a serious concern for people who live and work in these areas. This could potentially endanger the health and well being of their entire families, plus this contamination most likely would also be dispersed through the local communities! The uranium, thorium, and plutonium may be in small amounts, but the detrimental health effects would be significantly magnified on ingestion, or if they lodged in the lungs.



    10th May 2018 – Kiwis fear cancer after working near leaky US nuclear reactor in Antarctica


    Jim got cancer and died, in 2012. Pam Landy spent long years fighting the US Department of Veterans Affairs to acknowledge Jim’s cancers and get survivor benefits. In November 2017, an appeal body within the department called the Board of Veterans Appeals ruled in her favour.

    The board ruled Jim Landy had “esophageal, stomach, liver, and brain cancers due to exposure to ionising radiation”. McMurdo was identified as the only likely source and given that he didn’t work in the nuclear power plant, the exposure must have been “by virtue of merely serving there”.


    I have seen this same story play out so many times now. When servicemen or members of the public are exposed to nuclear contamination, governments and corporations draw out legal and compensation proceedings for decades. Their strategy is to delay proceeding until most of the claimants are dead and buried, or they just give up.


  52. @Bob

    Geiger counters are not sensitive enough to detect the low levels of radioactive food contamination* that may present a health risk. Two parallel Geiger counter SBM20 tubes which are more sensitive than the average Geiger Counter, can measure down to approximately 2000 Bq/kg activity. This is a factor of 100, too insensitive for detecting radiation in food that could cause health issues.

    You need a good scintillator detector that can detect radiation contamination in food at very low levels. Also, the scintillator needs to be in a lead shielded test chamber with the food sample, during testing. The lead shielding is used to screen out background radiation noise. The fish samples should also be dehydrated before testing.

    Ideally a government agency or university should be providing the public with regular Pacific Salmon testing reports.

    This free guide will provide you with more information on the subject.


    The massive amount of radioactive environmental pollution from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe has resulted in the Northern Pacific Ocean food supply crashing! Like the human embryo, embryonic sea life including fish eggs, are hypersensitive to radioactive contamination, hence the large number of reports of seals, whales and birds etc., washing up on the west coast of North America, starving to death.

    The information in this question posted on Armstrong Economics, points to widespread censorship of scientific research, on the effects of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on the Pacific Ocean.


    “I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so.

    Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000.”

    “As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination.”


    * [Michael Collins – EnviroReporter.com uses the Inspector nuclear radiation monitor to detect *gross amounts of radiation* contamination in Eat Me!]

  53. Hello. How can I find out if wild Alaskan salmon, specifically King and Coho, are contaminated with radiation? Thank you.

  54. JAPAN

    7th June 2018 – Study: Cesium from Fukushima flowed to Tokyo Bay for 5 years


    Five months after disaster caused the triple meltdown at the plant, Yamazaki detected 20,100 becquerels of cesium per square meter in mud collected at the mouth of the Kyu-Edogawa river, which empties into Tokyo Bay.

    In July 2016, the study team detected a maximum 104,000 becquerels of cesium per square meter from mud collected in the same area of the bay, Yamazaki said.



    2018 – Current radiological situation in areas of Ukraine contaminated by the Chernobyl accident: Part 1. Human dietary exposure to Caesium-137 and possible mitigation measures


    This study reports for the first time temporal trends for the period of 2011–2016 in 137Cs content in cow’s milk originating from private farms and households of 14 settlements located in the territories of the Rivne region, Ukraine. These areas are still radioactively contaminated as a result of the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) in 1986. In 2016, the average 137Cs activity concentration in milk exceeded the Ukrainian Permissible Level (PL) for adults of 100 Bq/l in samples from 6 settlements and the PL for children of 40 Bq/l in 8 settlements, reaching activity concentration of around 500 Bq/l in some samples.

    In the absence of governmental programs for implementation of necessary protective measures to reduce radiological risks to impacted populations, the exceedance of PL for the activity concentration of 137Cs in cow’s milk for adults of 100 Bq/l in the Chernobyl-affected areas of Ukraine could persist for many more years – until at least 2040.


    Even thirty plus years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the food supply of these communities is still seriously contaminated with nuclear fallout, affecting the health and well being of men, women and children. The 40Bq/l permissible level is still way too high a level for children! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9d3I3S99Dc&feature=player_embedded



  56. USA

    Radium contamination in public water systems nationwide. (Interactive MAP)


    Radium concentrations in drinking water are drawn from EWG’s Tap Water database, and represent the average of all samples of treated drinking water collected from 2010 to 2015 for each water system. Samples reported as non-detections are entered as zero, which could underestimate the actual radium concentration in drinking water.

    Federal drinking water regulations set a Maximum Contaminant Level, an enforceable legal standard, of 5 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) for the combined level of two isotopes of radium: radium-226 and radium-228. Some water utilities and states report individual levels of these isotopes, while others report a single combined radium value of a specific sample. When the combined level was not reported by the water utility, EWG added measurements of radium-226 and radium–228 to calculate it, as available.


  57. JAPAN

    24th May 2018 – Fukushima radioactive particle release was significant says new research


    In the immediate aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, it was thought that only volatile, gaseous radionuclides, such as caesium and iodine, were released from the damaged reactors. However, in recent years it has become apparent that small radioactive particles, termed caesium-rich micro-particles, were also released. Scientists have shown that these particles are mainly made of glass, and that they contain significant amounts of radioactive caesium, as well as smaller amounts of other radioisotopes, such as uranium and technetium

    The scientists tested the new method on rice paddy soil samples retrieved from different locations within the Fukushima prefecture. The samples were taken close to (4 km) and far away (40 km) from the damaged nuclear reactors. The new method found caesium-rich micro-particles in all of the samples and showed that the amount of caesium associated with the micro-particles in the soil was much larger than expected.


  58. JAPAN

    29th January 2018 – Uranium Dioxides and Debris Fragments Released to the Environment with Cesium-Rich Microparticles from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant


    We report, for the first time, the atomic-scale characteristics of nanofragments of the nuclear fuels that were released from the FDNPP into the environment. Nanofragments of an intrinsic U-phase were discovered to be closely associated with radioactive cesium-rich microparticles (CsMPs) in paddy soils collected ∼4 km from the FDNPP.

    These results document the heterogeneous physical and chemical properties of debris at the nanoscale, which is a mixture of melted fuel and reactor materials, reflecting the complex thermal processes within the FDNPP reactor during meltdown. Still CsMPs are an important medium for the transport of debris fragments into the environment in a respirable form.




    These small very hot particles have been blown all around the world, and particularly in Japan. A number of tests have found these types of nano sized particles in household vacuum cleaner dust and air filters, in Japan.

    Video: Airborne Radiation Spread

    Talking Stick TV interview with Marco Kaltofen on how radiation spreads via airborne dust particles.


  59. Japan

    14th March 2018 – Measuring Radioactivity in Soil and Dust Samples from Japan


    Among the five categories of locations, the Tokyo sample set had the lowest radioactivity mean of 117.6 Bq/kg. The following locations are ordered by increasing mean of radioactivity: Azuma Sports Park samples (2703.9 Bq/kg), main tourist routes samples (3206.0 Bq/kg) and proposed torch route samples (7896.0 Bq/kg). Only one of the non-Olympic samples, which originates from the Entrance to Fukushima Dai-ichi waste mounds, had a radioactivity of 14119.8 Bq/kg. Due to this outlier, this sample set was omitted from the other sets.

    The measured results showed that the Tokyo sample set had the lowest radioactivity level, which was understandable based on its significant distance from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. On the contrary, the proposed torch route samples had the highest mean radioactivity due to their close proximity to the plant. Based on the measurement, we estimated qualitatively that the radiation exposure of people living near the Azuma Sports Park area was 20.7 times higher than that of people living in Tokyo. The main tourist and proposed torch routes had radiation exposure of 24.6 and 60.6 times higher, respectively, than in Tokyo.


  60. 27th April 2018 – Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is Now Officially the Worst Nuclear Power Disaster in History


    Total atmospheric releases from Fukushima are estimated to be between 5.6 and 8.1 times that of Chernobyl, according to the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report. Professor Komei Hosokawa, who wrote the report’s Fukushima section, told London’s Channel 4 News then, “Almost every day new things happen, and there is no sign that they will control the situation in the next few months or years.”

    Contamination of soil, vegetation and water is so widespread in Japan that evacuating all the at-risk populations could collapse the economy, much as Chernobyl did to the former Soviet Union. For this reason, the Japanese government standard for decontaminating soil there is far less stringent than the standard used in Ukraine after Chernobyl.


  61. JAPAN

    14th February 2018 – Japan Ships First Seaweed, Farmed 6 Miles from Fukushima Meltdowns, for Human Consumption


    Approximately 754 kilograms (1659 pounds) of the aqua farmed vegetation was shipped to local processors after being dried to remove pebbles and other objects. It is used primarily for ramen and soy sauce, and in the beginning will only be available locally. The test farming area is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Fukushima meltdown site.

    “This can get problematic anytime, if it contaminates the ocean there is no local contamination, the ocean is global, so anything that goes into the ocean goes to everyone,” said Schneider. “It needs to be clear that this problem is not gone, this is not just a local problem. It’s a very major thing.”


  62. USA

    2nd March 2018 – Groundwater Monitoring Reveals Widespread Radioactivity at Duke Energy Coal Plants


    The highest levels of radioactivity were found at Duke Energy’s Asheville Power Plant, with levels of radium in groundwater 38 times what EPA considers safe for drinking water. “These results confirm that we were right to force Duke Energy to commit to removing the coal ash from the leaking ash ponds at their Asheville site,” said Hartwell Carson, the French Broad Riverkeeper. “We need to ensure that Duke’s clean up of the site stops the release of dangerous pollutants to our groundwater.”

    In addition to the alarming levels of radioactivity from radium, the results demonstrate that Duke Energy is contaminating groundwater with arsenic, lead, and a host of other toxic pollutants.



    8th March 2018 – Radiation Confirmed in Ground Water Around Lake Norman


    According to the Waterkeeper Alliance, “Levels of radioactivity from radium at the Marshall coal-fired power plant on Lake Norman were 2.5 times the federal drinking water standard. Thallium levels at Marshall also exceeded federal standards and were 18 times higher than the North Carolina groundwater standard. Ash ponds at Marshall are still leaking into surface water and groundwater upstream of drinking water intakes for more than 1 million people in the Charlotte region. Together, these alarming results mean that Marshall ash facilities are much more polluted than previously disclosed.”

    In the first half of the 20,000 pages of data, I found several dozen “inundation maps”, showing the banks and buildings that are potentially affected by the hazardous radioactive groundwater – this map is the clearest overview of the area;


  63. USA

    16th April 2018 – Contamination from a nuclear cleanup forced a shutdown. Investigators want to know who is responsible


    As crews demolished a shuttered nuclear weapons plant during 2017 in central Washington, specks of plutonium were swept up in high gusts and blown miles across a desert plateau above the Columbia River.

    The releases at the Department of Energy cleanup site spewed unknown amounts of plutonium dust into the environment, coated private automobiles with the toxic heavy metal and dispensed lifetime internal radioactive doses to 42 workers.


    “Energy Department officials said in a statement that workers received only a tiny fraction of the plutonium exposure that is allowed by regulations, and there should be no threat to their health.”

    There is no safe level of ingested Plutonium. It is one of the most deadly known substances!


  64. USA

    3rd October 2017 – Fukushima-derived radiocesium fallout in Hawaiian soils


    This study estimated the magnitude of cesium deposition in soil, collected in 2015–2016, resulting from atmospheric fallout. It also examined the patterns of cesium wet deposition with precipitation observed on O’ahu and the island of Hawai’i following the disaster. Fukushima-derived fallout was differentiated from historic nuclear weapons testing fallout by the presence of 134Cs and the assumption that the 134Cs to 137Cs ratio was 1:1. Detectable, Fukushima-derived 134Cs inventories ranged from 30 to 630 Bq m−2 and 137Cs inventories ranged from 20 to 2200 Bq m−2.

    Fukushima-derived cesium inventories in soils were related to precipitation gradients, particularly in areas where rainfall exceeded 200 mm between March 19 and April 4, 2011. This research confirmed and quantified the presence of Fukushima-derived fallout in the state of Hawai’i in amounts higher than predicted by models and observed in the United States mainland, however the activities detected were an order of magnitude lower than fallout associated with historic sources such as the nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific. In addition, this study showed that areas of highest cesium deposition do not overlap with densely populated or agriculturally used areas.


  65. JAPAN

    14th March 2018 – Organizers cancel Bangkok event to promote Fukushima fish after groups voice safety concerns


    Around 130 kg of Fukushima fish has been shipped to Thailand since March 1, according to the prefecture. Fukushima initially hoped to ship 1 ton of marine products to Thailand by the end of March, but the plan has effectively been halted.

    Fukushima Prefecture has been pouring its efforts into resuming the export of its products over the past few years, holding events overseas to promote its safety and quality. According to the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Ministry, Thailand lifted a ban on produce from Fukushima in May 2015 and has imported peaches and rice from the prefecture since then.


    This very informative video, that is just 10 minutes long, discusses the damage very small amounts of Cesium can do to children. Even the regulatory limit of 100 Bq/kg of Cesium set by the Japanese government, which is much lower than the Canadian and USA limits, is way too high.



  66. JAPAN

    8th March 2018 – TEPCO Admits Fukushima-Radiation-Blocking “Ice Wall” Is Failing


    The wall’s failure, among other factors, is preventing the company from removing all of the radioactive melted fuel at the site, where one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters unfolded seven years ago when a tsunami struck the area.

    When the “ice wall” was announced in 2013, TEPCO assured skeptics that it would effectively limit the flow of groundwater into the plant’s basement, where the water becomes contaminated with radioactive debris.

    But since the wall became fully operational in August 2017, an average of 141 metric tonnes of groundwater has seeped into the reactor and turbines each day – worse than the 132 metric tonnes a day that seeped into the ruined plant during the nine months before the wall’s completion.



    A 1992 German risk study of a NPP core meltdown on the upper Rhine river they suggest using an ice wall, plus concluded that:

    1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak level around 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another 40,000 days + !

    We are already seeing reports of skyrocketing levels of Strontium being detected in the ground water tests, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site.

    2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels after 10,000 days.

    Interestingly, Tepco has tried to implement the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site. They have not had much success so far.

    (Note: The charts in this study are log scale.) http://www.irpa.net/irpa8/cdrom/VOL.1/M1_97.PDF

    If this study is correct, these increases will continue long into the future!

    All the wars and strife in the world at present, is analogous to people fighting each other on a sinking boat. We urgently need the whole world to cooperate, and focus on dealing with the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

  67. USA

    After Fukushima I kept a close eye on the latest worldwide flu statistics using a publicly available service, Google Flu Trends. My reasoning was people’s immune systems would become weakened by exposure to the the huge Fukushima radiation releases, particularly those people living in the Northern hemisphere.

    If that was the case, then it would likely show up in the flu stats.

    Google Flu Trends was an excellent resource to keep track of this. In the early stages of observation a trend started to appear. Flu epidemics where increasing in severity. Then Google stopped updating the stats. Getting hold of the most recent worldwide flu statistics then became very difficult.

    Recently Zerohedge published a short article “The Flu Is Ravaging America This Year” and it had an excellent info graphic (see chart below).

    What does it show?

    A dramatic year on year increase in the number of flu hospitalizations in the USA since 2011!

    19th February 2018 – The Flu Is Ravaging America This Year


    It took 25 weeks for the hospitalization rate to reach that point during the deadly 2014-2015 season. During a mild year, an average of 12,000 Americans die due to the flu and judging by the current trend, 2017-18 is on course to surpass 2014-15 in lethality. More than 80 percent of flu deaths usually occur among the elderly and people with underlying health problems.

    This year, seemingly healthy individuals are being infected and hospitalized at higher rates than the historical average. The CDC has reported that 63 children have already died during the current season.

    Info graphic:




  68. RUSSIA

    3rd March 2018 – Is Putin’s new nuclear systems source of mysterious radioactivity in the air?


    In Norway and Finland, radioactive isotopes were discovered at monitoring stations in January and March last year, as well as in January and February this year. The first cloud of radioactivity last year was first detected at Svanhovd air filter station on Norway’s border to Russia in the north, but spread over most of Europe south to France and Spain over the following two weeks.

    “Nobody has anything like this,” Putin said simultaneously as a video animation was displayed on big screens. Two of the screened weapons Putin presented are new nuclear-powered delivery systems.

    “The releases of radioactivity could be quite high directly at the site where the nuclear-powered cruise-missile is tested, which could lead to potential health concerns for the local population,” Nils Bøhmer says.



    7th March 2011 – Small-scale US nuclear reactor blamed for spiking cancer rates, casting pall over Russia’s FNPP fetish


    A US naval report issued upon its decommissioning (downloadable to the right) indicated the reactor experienced 438 malfunctions – nearly 56 a year – in its operational lifetime, including leaking water surrounding the reactor and hairline cracks in the reactor lining. The emissions of low level waste water where in direct contravention of the Antarctic Treaty, which bans military operations as well as radioactive waste in Antarctica. In one of the more egregious PM-3A incidents, in 1963, the reactor was shut down due to a lack of coolant in the reactor core.

    Staff nicknamed reactor ‘nukey poo’ because of frequent radioactive leaks.

    One US naval veteran from Ohio, Charles Swinney, died a year ago after a 16-year-battle with cancer. According to his wife Elaine, who lives in Cleveland, Swinney had some 200 tumours when he died.


    Another attempted cover up of the effects on staff and the environment by authorities, deny, deny, and keep the legal battles going until the victims are dead, and can’t be compensated.


  70. USA

    13th February 2018 – “It was complete chaos” says Hanford worker who inhaled plutonium.


    “I’m pissed. I’m scared, like we all are, that sooner or later it’s going to bite me and I’m going to end up with cancer,” said the contaminated worker.

    The plutonium spread also made it onto cars. The KING 5 Investigators have found 36 cars total. Seven of them were personal vehicles, driven off the site by unsuspecting employees. The vehicles, with contamination on them, were driven into town and to their homes. One of those cars belongs to the worker who was contaminated internally six months earlier.


    [Editor: Also see Dec. 22, 2017 Seattle Times Work halted at Hanford after radiation is found to have spread]

  71. Japan

    29th November 2017 – The Japanese Government Is Lying to the International Community: the Radiological Situation in and around Fukushima is NOT Safe


    We estimate that in the Fukushima accident approximately 400-600 times the Cs137 were released into the atmosphere by the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima. Roughly 20% of the Cs137, or 80-120 Hiroshima-equivalents, were deposited on Japan. Of this, the decontamination efforts have only been able to retrieve five Hiroshima-equivalents. The waste from decontamination efforts is typically stored all over Fukushima mostly in mountainous heaps of large plastic bags. This means that 75-115 Hiroshima-equivalents of Cs137 still remain in Fukushima, surrounding prefectures, and all over Japan.

    in addition, the Japanese government is now planning to reuse the retrieved contaminated soil under 8000Bq/kg in public works projects all over Japan. This self-destructive program has now been partially started without any announcements as to where the contaminated soil are and will be reused, under the pretext of “avoiding damage caused by harmful rumors”. This project is tantamount to scattering lethal fallout of Cs137 equivalent to about 5 times that of Hiroshima bomb all over Japan. The Japanese government is literally behaving like a nuclear terrorist.


    There are excellent research papers and other references in this article.


  72. JAPAN

    29th January 2018 – Tokyo Not Fit For Human Habitation


    The doctor told her that 9 out of ten of his child patients in metropolitan Tokyo had reduced white blood cell counts due to exposure to radioactivity and that if they moved away some of them might recover.

    My daughter was 5 years old at the time of the accident She was a cheerful and active girl. But after one year since the accident, her health conditions became bad and she was troubled by strange symptoms.

    She told me, “Mommy, I feel so bad, I have no power, My hands hurt, my legs hurt, my body hurts!” In fact, my daughter became so sick that she could not live a normal life at all.






  73. JAPAN

    22nd January 2018 – 7 children had metastases to their lungs – Report from Fukushima


    An evacuee from Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture, close to the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, said that 197 persons are currently suffering from thyroid cancer and recently seven children had metastases to their lungs.


  74. USA

    29th September 2017 – The Fukushima nuclear disaster: Six years later, (Special report by Fox News)



    At the end of this Fox News report, a claim is made that no one died as a result of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster.

    Firstly, we have this correspondence, link below, dated March 16th 2011 between the NRC and the Japanese. In this document the Japanese state 5 people having received lethal radiation doses. (Ninth bullet item down on the document screen shot.)


    Also, here is a list of numerous reports of fatalities and injuries resulting from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. This large list probably represents just the tip of the iceberg of fatalities and injuries!


  75. USA

    11th January 2018 – 170 Million in U.S. Drink Radioactive Tap Water. Trump Nominee Faked Data to Hide Cancer Risk.


    Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans contains radioactive elements at levels that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG analysis of 2010 to 2015 test results from public water systems nationwide.

    A 2011 investigation by KHOU-TV of Houston unearthed TCEQ emails documenting the deception. Instead of reporting the levels measured in laboratory tests, TCEQ would first subtract the test’s margin of error. Because TCEQ’s falsifying of data made it appear that the system met EPA standards, the system did not have to inform its customers that their tap water contained dangerous levels of radiation.


  76. USA

    21st December 2017 – Circle Of Radioactive Waste Spread Keeps Growing At Hanford


    The area and amount of stuff contaminated by radioactive waste at the Hanford Site in southeast Washington state keeps getting bigger.

    First it was two cars. Then it was eight. The count is now 14 vehicles that are contaminated with radioactive waste. Half of them are personal cars. One is even contaminated on the inside.

Now, houses around the Tri-Cities are being checked out—down to the heater filters. 
The tally so far is seven houses. 


  77. USA

    23rd December 2017 – America’s own-goal nuclear holocaust: How hundred above-ground Nevada A-bomb tests during the 1950s exposed MILLIONS to ‘tremendous’ amounts of radiation and may have killed up to 695,000


    Above-ground tests on US soil left millions of Americans exposed to ‘tremendous’ amounts of radioactive pollution, which made its way into the environment and the food supply, leading to as many as 695,000 deaths from 1951-1973.

    And, there was one vector in particular through which Americans came in contact with the deadly pollution – milk.


  78. USA

    21st April 2017- Earth Day is no longer about Celebration: Uranium Contamination Across America, Holding the Silent Killers Of Environmental Destruction Accountable


    The Northern Great Plains Region of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota contain more than 3,000 AUMs. There are more than 1,000 AUMs in Arizona and New Mexico. In total, in the 15 western states there are estimated to be more than 10,000 AUMs. One in 7 people in the western US live within 50 miles of an AUM, according to the EPA. This is a national environmental crisis – a silent Fukushima – for which responsibility needs to be taken.

    Due to uranium contamination in the Colorado River, the drinking water supply for half of the population of the Western US may already be radioactive. Mining near the Colorado River, which flows through the Grand Canyon, threatens the drinking water supplies of millions of people in cities like Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Samples from 15 springs and 5 wells in the Grand Canyon exhibited dissolved uranium concentrations greater than the EPA maximum for drinking water.

    White Face said:

    “For the American public to be exposed to radioactive pollution and not be warned by federal and state governments is unconscionable; shame on the American federal and state governments for allowing their citizens to be placed in such danger for more than 50 years and not stopping the source of the danger. It is a national travesty.”


  79. JAPAN

    2nd September 2016 – Increases in perinatal mortality in prefectures contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident in Japan


    In addition to the short-term effects in March and April 2011 in all those 6 severely radioactively contaminated prefectures, however, we observed distinct long-term increases in perinatal mortality of approximately 15% from January 2012 onward. Further-more, in the 3 moderately exposed prefectures Chiba, Saitama, and Tokyo there is a long-term relative 6.8% increase in perinatal mortality after January 2012, and there is apparently no impact on perinatal mortality in Japan excluding the severely and moderately affected prefectures, neither by the earthquake and the tsunami nor by the Fukushima accident.



    It is important to read the three articles below on the Marshall Island nuclear catastrophe. Each article provides extra pieces of important information exposing the extent of the ongoing human and environmental contamination catastrophe, which has been created by the expression of Man’s greed and lust for power! At the end you will have a deeper understanding on just how much suffering, death and environmental damage has been created by the human monsters among us. They have destroyed paradise!

    If nothing is done to secure this manmade toxic site, all this highly radioactive toxic material will be dispersed into the already stressed Pacific Ocean.

    Quote from Wikipedia:

    Nuclear testing began in 1946 on Bikini Atoll after residents were evacuated. Over the years, 67 weapon tests were conducted, including the 15-megaton Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb test that created significant fallout in the region. The testing concluded in 1958. Over the years, some cleanup was completed by the US government.[9]

    Article 1:

    27th November 2017 – A poison in our island


    Buried beneath this vast disc is 85,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste — a toxic legacy from the dawning of the thermonuclear age.

    In the late 1970s, Runit Island, on the remote Enewetak Atoll, was the scene of the largest nuclear clean-up in United States history.

    Highly contaminated debris left over from dozens of atomic weapons tests was dumped into a 100-metre wide bomb crater on the tip of the uninhabited island.

    “The United States Government has acknowledged that a major typhoon could break it apart and cause all of the radiation in it to disperse.”



    Article 2:

    Friday, April 16, 2010 – Jellyfish Babies: Birth Defects of Nuclear Radiation


    Lijon Eknilang of the Marshall Islands explains her experience with the effect of nuclear radiation. “I cannot have children. I have had miscarriages on seven occasions. On one of those occasions, the child I miscarried was severely deformed – it had only one eye…Our culture and religion teaches us that reproductive abnormalities are a sign that women have been unfaithful.

    For this reason, many of my friends keep quiet about the strange births they have had. In privacy, they give birth, not to children as we like to think of them, but to things we could only describe as “octopuses,” “apples,” “turtles,” and other things in our experience. We do not have Marshallese words for these kinds of babies, because they were never born before the radiation came. Women on Rongelap, Likiek, Ailuk, and other atolls in the Marshall Islands have given birth to these “monster babies.” Many of these women are from atolls that foreign officials have told us were not affected by radiation.

    We know otherwise, because the health problems are similar to ours. One women on Likiep gave birth to a child with two heads. Her cat also gave birth to a kitten with two heads. There is a young girl on Ailuk today with no knees, three toes on each foot and a missing arm. The most common birth defects on Rongelap and nearby islands have been “jellyfish” babies. These babies are born with no bones in their bodies and with transparent skin. We can see their brains and hearts beating. The babies usually live for a day or two before they stop breathing. Many women die from abnormal pregnancies, and those who survive give birth to what looks like purple grapes that we quickly bury.”



    Article 3:

    3rd December 2014 – A Pacific Isle, Radioactive and Forgotten


    A task force of the federal government’s National Research Council warned in 1982 that the dome might be breached by a severe typhoon. But a 2013 report sponsored by the Department of Energy saw no reason to worry.

    “Catastrophic failure of the concrete dome,” it said, “and instantaneous release of all its contents into the lagoon will not necessarily lead to any significant change in the radiation dose delivered to the local resident population.”

    The reason, according to the report, was that the radiation inside the dome was “dwarfed” by the radiation in the sediments in the lagoon. Thus a leak from the dome would be no added threat because it is dirtier on the outside than the inside. Plutonium isotopes recently discovered in the South China Sea have been traced to the Marshall Islands, some 2,800 miles away.

    An inspection last year found that the dome was deteriorating, and the radioactive groundwater below rises and falls with the tides. Storms wash sand onto the dome; vines grow in the cracks.

    As things now stand, the Runit dome is likely to be submerged by rising seas or torn apart by storms, releasing its radioactive poison into the ocean and compounding the legacy our advanced civilization has left to this tiny island nation.


  81. RUSSIA

    30th November 2017 – Mushrooms imported from Russia to France are found to contain traces of RADIATION, just a week after an unexplained radioactive cloud swept across Europe


    France has discovered traces of radioactive cesium on mushrooms imported from Russia, according to the head of French nuclear regulator, ASN.

    Mr Chevet told senate: ‘The latest information I have is that it seems that traces of cesium have been found on mushrooms that would have come from Russia.


  82. RUSSIA

    22nd November 2017 – A mysterious radiation cloud spread over Europe in September. Russia finally acknowledged it. But officials won’t say where it came from.


    IRSN, which said the radiation was no longer detectable as of October 13, concluded that it was an accidental radiation leak,


    and estimated that the amount of radiation released at the source was somewhere between 100 and 300 terabecquerels. That’s enough to require shielding precautions and special cleanup procedures in the region near the origin, but was not a threat to human health farther away. (A terabecquerel is equal to a trillion nuclear disintegrations per second, a measurement of the radioactivity of a substance.)

    Patrick Regan, a professor nuclear physics at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, told the Science Media Centre,


    that the radiation most likely originates from a nuclear waste reprocessing plant.



    7th November 2017 – North Korea’s nuclear test site causing ‘deformed babies,’ killing vegetation, defectors say


    The Research Association of Vision of North Korea interviewed 21 North Korean defectors who lived in Kilju, a nearby town north of the Punngye-ri nuclear test site where six tests have been conducted, and said babies were reportedly being born with birth defects and residents feared radiation contamination because of the high mortality rate for any form of life, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported.

    The defectors claimed all forms of life struggled to stay alive. About 80 percent of trees that were planted on the mountains died off, and trout and pine mushrooms just “disappeared” from the region when the first nuclear test was conducted in 2006.


  84. SWEDEN

    6th October 2017 – Radioactive wild boar spark concerns in Sweden 31 years after Chernobyl


    One animal shot by hunters was found to have more than 10 times the safe level of radiation. The high radiation levels – which come 31 years after the Chernobyl disaster sent a cloud of radioactive dust over Sweden — have left hunters afraid to kill and eat the animals.

    “This is the highest level we’ve ever measured,” he told the Telegraph, after testing an animal in Tärnsjö, a village between the cities of Uppsala and Gävle, with a radiation level of 16,000 becquerel per kilogram (Bq/kg).


  85. This is a never ending nightmare that seems to grow worse with each new revelation.

  86. JAPAN

    2nd October 2017 – Scientists find new source of radioactivity from Fukushima disaster


    Scientists have found a previously unsuspected place where radioactive material from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster has accumulated—in sands and brackish groundwater beneath beaches up to 60 miles away. The sands took up and retained radioactive cesium originating from the disaster in 2011 and have been slowly releasing it back to the ocean.

    The team sampled eight beaches within 60 miles of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant between 2013 and 2016. They plunged 3- to 7-foot-long tubes into the sand, pumped up underlying groundwater, and analyzed its cesium-137 content. The cesium levels in the groundwater were up to 10 times higher than the levels found in seawater within the harbor of the nuclear power plant itself. In addition, the total amount of cesium retained more than 3 feet deep in the sands is higher than what is found in sediments on the seafloor offshore of the beaches.


  87. God help all of the athletes going to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. This is an international disaster. Those people will be eating, inhaling, bathing, and exposing themselves to all sorts of radioactivity. The Tokyo Olympics should be banned.

  88. JAPAN

    7th September 2017 – High Risk of Inhaling Cesium Contained in Shower Near Tokyo


    The period of use is from Feb 2017 to August 2017.

    The volume of water used is about 52500L.

    Cesium fixed in cartridge is 1128.96 Bq/kg



    9th July 2017 – Radioactively-hot particles detected in dusts and soils from Northern Japan by combination of gamma spectrometry, autoradiography, and SEM/EDS analysis and implications in radiation risk assessment


    Samples were collected and analyzed over a five-year period, from 2011 to 2016. Detectable levels of 134Cs and 137Cs were found in 142 of 180 (80%) Japanese particulate matter samples. The median radio-cesium specific activity of Japanese particulate samples was 3.2 kBq kg− 1 ± 1.8 kBq kg− 1, and the mean was 25.7 kBq kg− 1 (σ = 72 kBq kg− 1). The U.S. and Canadian mean and median radio‑cesium activity levels were 250 kBq kg− 1. This skewness was present in both the 2011 and 2016 sample sets.

    > 300 individual radioactively-hot particles were identified in samples from Japan; composed of 1% or more of the elements cesium, americium, radium, polonium, thorium, tellurium, or strontium. Some particles reached specific activities in the MBq μg− 1 level and higher. No cesium-containing hot particles were found in the U.S. sample set. Only naturally-occurring radionuclides were found in particles from the U.S. background samples. Some of the hot particles detected in this study could cause significant radiation exposures to individuals if inhaled. Exposure models ignoring these isolated hot particles would potentially understate human radiation dose.


    There is a short audio presentation on how the testing was done, at the bottom of the right hand column of the page.


  90. INDIA

    1st August 2017 – India’s Nuclear Graveyard: Haunting images show the devastating effects of uranium mining in Jadugoda


    For years, the local population has suffered from the extensive environmental degradation caused by mining operations, responsible for the high frequency of radiation related sicknesses and developmental disorders found in the area. Increases in miscarriages, impotency, infant mortality, Down’s syndrome, skeletal deformities, thalassemia have been reported. With raw radioactive ‘yellow-cake’ production to increase and more than 100,000 tons of radio-active waste stored at Jadugoda the threat to the local tribal communities is set to continue.

    More than a hundred thousand tons of nuclear waste stored in the tailing ponds is constantly producing large amount of toxic gases and nuclear radiation that contaminate the environment. The dumped nuclear waste remains radioactive and dangerous for millions of years.


  91. Thanks so mluch.

  92. @ George

    Having good healthy calcium levels in your diet can help prevent the uptake of Strontium-90.
    Do research on the subject, there is a lot of information on the Internet.

  93. Dear God. Is there any way to detox this element? I eat sardines from the Atlantic, usually caught off of Morocco from time to time. I can only wonder what they are contaminated with.

  94. CANADA

    2nd February 2016 – Dogs fed sardines show high Strontium levels


    This month, I have had two dog patients with severely elevated levels of the element strontium. The interesting part is that these two dogs were fed a high amount of sardines and I highly suspect that strontium is coming from this source.

    Strontium acts in the body the same way as calcium and deposits in bones. Sardines and other small fish are eaten whole with the bones and that is why they are more likely a source of this toxic element.

    The reason why I am concerned is that the radioactive isotope strontium 90 is a toxic carcinogen and it has been released in Japan’s Fukushima disaster.


  95. USA

    20th July 2017 – How The Pentagon’s Handling Of Munitions And Their Waste Has Poisoned America


    Nearby, Belview Elementary School has been ranked by researchers as facing some the most dangerous air-quality hazards in the country. The rate of thyroid diseases in three of the surrounding counties is among the highest in the state, provoking town residents to worry that emissions from the Radford plant could be to blame. Government authorities have never studied whether Radford’s air pollution could be making people sick, but some of their hypothetical models estimate that the local population faces health risks exponentially greater than people in the rest of the region.

    Federal records identify nearly 200 sites that have been or are still being used to open-burn hazardous explosives across the country. Some blow up aging stockpile bombs in open fields. Others burn bullets, weapons parts and — in the case of Radford — raw explosives in bonfire-like piles. The facilities operate under special government permits that are supposed to keep the process safe, limiting the release of toxins to levels well below what the government thinks can make people sick. Yet officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, which governs the process under federal law, acknowledge that the permits provide scant protection.


  96. Good thing they didn’t force this one on us too.

    The Nuclear Car
    “The car was to use a steam engine powered by uranium fission similar to those found in nuclear submarines.”

    Photo: Looked cool 😉
    “The main problem with the Nucleon was safety.”


    27th June 2017 – Russia begins removal of nuclear waste from Cold War-era submarine base


    For the last 35 years, the old submarine base at Andreyeva Bay has held some 22,000 nuclear fuel assemblies, enough for over 100 reactors’ worth of fuel, from over 50 nuclear submarines, in three storage containers. According to Anatoly Grigoriev, Rosatom’s leading specialist in the coordination and implementation of international programs, removing them will take around 10 years.

    In 1982 one of the storage tanks was damaged and started leaking radioactive water into the Barents Sea, and a new emergency facility had to be set up. But by the early 1990s, all operations there were terminated and the naval base was closed. Since the late 1990s Russia has been co-operating with Norway, and later Sweden, Italy and the UK, to clean up the site and eliminate the leaks as a source of pollution.


    100 nuclear reactors worth of fuel is a massive amount of radioactive waste that has to be dealt with. How much nuclear pollution has leaked into the Barents Sea? Great to see a multinational effort to deal with this issue.


  98. SERBIA

    13th June 2017 – ‘Up to 15 tons of depleted uranium used in 1999 Serbia bombing’ – lead lawyer in suit against NATO


    “The NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999 used between 10 and 15 tons of depleted uranium, which caused a major environmental disaster,” said Srdjan Aleksic, a Serbian lawyer who leads the legal team, which includes lawyers from the EU, Russia, China and India. The legal team was formed by the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists.

    “In Serbia, 33,000 people fall sick because of this every year. That is one child every day,” he claimed.


  99. WORLD

    25th April 2017 – Groundwater drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s.


    A shocking new study has revealed that groundwater drunk by billions of people may have been contaminated by decades of nuclear weapons testing.

    Researchers looked at more than 6,000 wells around the globe, some containing water more than 10,000 years old, found more than half had traces of tritium.

    Even at low doses, tritium has been linked with increased risk of mutation and cancer because it goes directly into the tissues of organs of the human body.



    3rd May 2017 – Nuclear Reactor Wastewater Will End Up In Your Drinking Water


    The council voted four to two in favor of the decision to process 70,000 gallons of nuclear reactor wastewater in its public sewer system. La Tour voted against the measure.

    “Apparently Beaver Lake is so big it doesn’t matter, but it just makes me uneasy to know we are putting our waste in our drinking water supply,” La Tour said.


    Tritium will be in the nuclear wastewater they intend to dump into the Fayetteville Arkansas community water supply. They have been told it will be safe. Here is a video that reveals independent research on the biological effects of radioactive Tritium. Tritium is something to be very concerned about!

    04.12.2011 – Radioactive Berkeley: No Safe Dose


    The video also expressed a public concern over children visiting the Lawrence Hall of Science to exposure to tritium emissions from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL) National Tritium Labeling Facility.




  100. USA, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq

    23rd January 2009 – Talk – Dr. Doug Rokke – Depleted Uranium (DU)


    Talk by Dr. Doug Rokke, former head of the Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project speaking about depleted uranium November 16, 2002 at University Baptist Church in Seattle.


    More than 8,000 dead and over 250,000 US military personnel ill from friendly fire, and this is just from the first Gulf war. These numbers do not include the local population civilian injures and deaths caused by the contamination from the use of DU weapons! Local food and water supplies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq could be significantly contaminated in areas where major battles have taken place!


  101. JAPAN

    28.03.2017 – Japan ponders recycling Fukushima soil for public parks & green areas


    Soil from the Fukushima prefecture may be used as landfill for the creation of “green areas” in Japan, a government panel has proposed, facing potential public backlash over fears of exposure to residual radiation from the decontaminated earth.

    In June last year, the Ministry of the Environment decided to reuse contaminated soil with radioactive cesium concentration between 5,000 to 8,000 becquerels per kilogram for public works such as nationwide roads and tidal banks.

    Under these guidelines, which can now be extended to be used for the parks, the tainted soil shall be covered with clean earth, concrete or other materials.


    Fallout in soil from a massive nuclear accident does not just consist of cesium contamination! It is a cocktail of heavy metal radioactive material. At these public parks & green areas, there will be significant health risks to communities, from the dust generated during transport and construction. Also, as we have seen in the past, the decontamination work is often very poorly done. In the future, weathering can leach out or expose the radioactive contamination located in these public parks and green areas.

    Just another mad idea in my opinion.

    Video example:


    Mind you, they have already been burying contaminated soil in parks & green areas in Japan!




  102. JAPAN
    11th March 2017 – Struggling With Japan’s Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster


    Six years after the largest nuclear disaster in a quarter-century, Japanese officials have still not solved a basic problem: what to do with an ever-growing pile of radioactive waste.

    400 Tons of Contaminated Water Per Day

    But the decontamination filters cannot remove all the radioactive material. So for now, all this water is being stored in 1,000 gray, blue and white tanks on the grounds. The tanks already hold 962,000 tons of contaminated water, and Tokyo Electric is installing more tanks.

    3,519 Containers of Radioactive Sludge

    The process of decontaminating the water leaves radioactive sludge trapped in filters, which are being held in thousands of containers of different sizes.

    64,700 Cubic Meters of Discarded Protective Clothing

    To date, more than 64,700 cubic meters of gear has been discarded, the equivalent of 17 million one-gallon containers. Tokyo Electric says it will eventually incinerate all this contaminated clothing to reduce the space needed to store it.

    Branches and Logs From 220 Acres of Deforested Land

    Now, piles of branches and tree trunks are stacked all over the site. Officials say there are about 80,000 cubic meters of this waste, and all of it will have to be incinerated and stored someday.

    200,400 Cubic Meters of Radioactive Rubble

    Tokyo Electric estimates that more than 200,400 cubic meters of rubble — all of it radioactive — have been removed so far and stored in custom-made steel boxes. That is the equivalent of about 3,000 standard 40-foot shipping containers.

    3.5 Billion Gallons of Soil

    Japan’s Ministry of the Environment estimates that it has bagged 3.5 billion gallons of soil, and plans to collect much more. It will eventually incinerate some of the soil, but that will only reduce the volume of the radioactive waste, not eliminate it.

    1,573 Nuclear Fuel Rods

    The condition and location of this molten fuel debris are still largely unknown. In one reactor where a robot was sent in January, much of the melted fuel is believed to have burned through the bottom of the inner reactor vessel and burrowed into the thick concrete foundation of the containment structure.


    The idea of incinerating large volumes of radioactive contaminated material is just madness, and criminal in my opinion. Incineration doesn’t get rid of the radioactive contamination, it just spreads it everywhere. Japanese authorities have been incinerating large volumes of radioactive contaminated material for years now.

    Here is an example, 10 microSv/h, near Fukushima city garbage incineration plant, March 2014:




  103. CHINA

    16th March 2017 – Nike Put in Hot Seat for False Marketing by Chinese TV Show


    Radiation Concerns

    The program, which aired Wednesday, also accused the Japanese retailer of Muji-brand products of selling food from areas that showed signs of radioactive contamination. The products were mislabeled and didn’t reveal that some came from Japanese areas that were affected by radiation, according to the show.

    Shortly after the program, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said it has been tracking and blocking “abnormal” Japanese nuclear-contaminated products since 2011, according to a Weibo post from the company. Alibaba has deleted 22,000 links to suspected products and has taken actions against 4,108 businesses in 2016, it said.

    The show also targeted two e-commerce sites that sold Japanese products ranging from rice to milk powder from radiation-contaminated areas in violation of Chinese customs rules, it alleged. One of the sites was backed by By-Health Co., a local maker of nutritional supplements.


  104. What madness. Sheer, utter, life ending madness! Nuclear power must be stopped immediately, worldwide. This is going to cause the extinction of life on earth for goodness sakes. Enough already!!!

  105. JAPAN

    9th March 2017 – Fukushima laden with piles of radioactive soil that can’t be moved into storage


    One of the reasons behind Sakai’s decision not to return is the radioactively contaminated soil that remains in the village. Walking around the village, one can see mounds with green covers over them, concealing flexible containers that hold contaminated soil. According to the Ministry of the Environment, the amount of tainted soil stored temporarily like this, as of the end of January, totals roughly 2.4 million cubic meters for the village of Iitate alone, or enough to fill the Tokyo Dome baseball stadium twice.

    So far, however, only about 6,000 cubic meters of soil have been transported to interim storage facilities, while the amount due to be transported next fiscal year stands at about 22,000 cubic meters. At this pace, under a simple calculation, it would take over 100 years to transport all of the waste to interim storage facilities.

    Separately, decontamination work has also been carried out in prefectures besides Fukushima — extending to 57 municipalities in seven prefectures, including Tochigi and Miyagi. The amount of contaminated soil in these cases stands at about 320,000 cubic meters. In about 95 percent of cases, the soil is stored onsite. But since interim storage facilities are designed for contaminated soil from Fukushima Prefecture alone, it has not even been decided what should be done with this waste.


  106. Dear Lord. It appears as though our government would rather we die than reveal the truth about the state of our Pacific Ocean and it’s relationship to the Fukushima disaster. I thought the first responsibility of government was to protect its citizens. Not any longer I guess.


    The information in this question posted on Armstrong Economics, points to widespread censorship of scientific research, on the effects of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe on the Pacific Ocean.

    13th February 2017 – Quotes:

    “I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so.

    Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000.”

    “As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination.”



    22nd February 2017 – Radioactive boars found in Czech forests 31yrs after Chernobyl disaster


    When boars eat radioactive mushrooms, they become radioactive themselves. Boar meat is highly popular in the Czech Republic, so there’s danger of radioactive meat ending up on one’s table.

    According to Reuters data, at least 614 wild boars were inspected from 2014 to 2016, and 47 percent of them were radioactive.



    10th February 2017 – Italian businessman dumped North Korean nuclear waste in ocean near Taiwan


    Comerio began collaborating closely with the government of North Korea around 1995, the documents said. In return for the payment of US$227 million (NT$7 billion), he disposed of 200,000 barrels of radioactive waste, whose final resting place must be the ocean near Taiwan, according to SISMI.

    Between 1989 and 1995, an estimated 90 ships carrying nuclear waste were sunk in the Mediterranean, and as recently as 2003, the intelligence service presented a report to the Italian government saying that two ships loaded with industrial waste and other toxic materials had arrived in the Somali capital Mogadishu.


  110. SYRIA

    17th February 2017 – Syria is plagued with radioactive contamination: Dr. Leuren Moret


    American geoscientist and international radiation expert Leuren Moret says the whole country of Syria is plagued with radioactive contamination because the United States not only used depleted uranium weaponry, but provided it to terrorists fighting against the Syrian government.

    According to experts, the use of depleted uranium is a war crime, a crime against humanity, and an act of genocide, because the civilian population’s exposure to depleted uranium causes genetic damage, birth defects, cancer, immune system damage, and other serious health problems.

    They also argued that DU contamination was connected to the sharp rise in leukemia, renal, and anemia cases, especially among children, across the Arab country in recent years.


    Depleted Uranium (DU) air, food and water contamination, is now widespread across the Middle East. Research has shown DU from battles in the Middle East have been found in Europe, having been blown there by the wind!





  111. CHINA

    8th February 2017 – China urges Japan to act responsibly over Fukishima radiation


    Gui Liming, a professor at the Department of Engineering Physics with Tsinghua University, warned that seafood which was caught from the radiated waters and illegally imported still pose a threat to Chinese people’s health.

    Customs authorities in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province, detained 14 people in August 2016 for smuggling frozen seafood from Japan, including irradiated high-end seafood from waters near Fukushima prefecture, China Central Television reported.


  112. JAPAN

    8th February 2017 – Japan Radiation Embargoed Food List


    These embargoed food lists give an idea of what food products were found to be contaminated on a frequent enough basis to warrant banning them from sale. This list also doesn’t assure other food items (or food from other prefectures) to not be contaminated. In order to confirm that, regular and frequent testing would be needed. The embargo list does follow what other reporting has confirmed to be problematic foods.

    Food restrictions are listed in two levels. One is where the item is completely restricted from sale, the other where it must pass the government management program before it can be sold. The government management program allows the item to have up to 100 bq/kg of cesium before they will prevent it from being sold. The management programs are imperfect. Spot checks won’t catch all contaminated products. Bulk testing can miss a highly contaminated item mixed in with uncontaminated items. Anything below 100 bq/kg is permitted to be sold.


  113. USA

    8th April 2015 – AMS analyses of I-129 from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in the Pacific Ocean waters of the Coast La Jolla – San Diego, USA


    This paper presents the results of an experimental study we performed by using the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) method with iodine 129 (T1/2 = 15.7 My), to determine the increase of the radionuclide content in the USA West Pacific Coast waters, two years after the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The collection of the water samples took place between April and July 2013 at regular intervals of time, from the Pacific Ocean, at the cove of La Jolla, San Diego, USA.

    The results of the experiments showed a significant increase of the radionuclide concentration during the late spring of 2013. Compared to the isotopic ratio 129I/127I, measured at a 40 km distance, offshore of Fukushima and immediately after the accident, our results show an increase on the USA West Coast that was more than a 2.5 factor higher.


    Most people are not aware there are lots of different types of radioactive Iodine in fallout, not just Iodine-131. Most of the 36 different types of radioactive iodine are produced as a byproduct of a fission reaction from either nuclear weapons testing, nuclear power plants or a nuclear accident.

    It would be logical to suggest that locations that had fallout detections of Iodine I-131 from Fukushima, eg. Japan, Southern California (In kelp), San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Europe etc., would have had other radioactive Iodine isotopes in their fallout as well.

    The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131, which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years!


  114. JAPAN

    16th November 2016 – Long-distance transport of radioactive plume by nocturnal local winds


    A schematic of the transport of radioactive materials is presented in Fig. 4. The radioactive materials are transported to an area offshore of Fukushima by the land breeze, and then, the plume moves to the south via the NSW (Fig. 4a). In the morning, the radioactive plume flows into the Tokyo metropolitan area via the NELW, which is formed by the nocturnal meso-low (Fig. 4b). In the afternoon, the plume moves to the mountain area located to the northeast of the Tokyo metropolitan area because of the intensified sea breeze induced by the heat-low over the mountains in central Japan (Fig. 4c).

    The northeasterly wind accompanied by rain is often observed around the Tokyo metropolitan area during winter mornings27,28,29. The developed nocturnal meso-low is responsible for this precipitation. Consequently, it was reassuring that no rainfall was detected on 15 March 2011, when the highest air doses were observed (case 1 in Fig. 1). If rainfall had occurred, the serious contamination would have also caused in the Tokyo metropolitan area.


  115. USA

    5th January 2017 – UCUT study finds trace amounts of radiation in migratory salmon Columbia River


    In the Columbia River salmon, UCUT found no cesium-137 but did find trace amounts of strontium-90, which is another Fukushima radionuclide, according to Gauthier.

    One question, he noted, is why ONA found cesium-134 but UCUT did not find the derivative cesium-137.

    The former has a half-life of 2.06 years, meaning the isotope should only survive in that form for just over two years*. After a several years in the ocean—i.e. as the radiation moved away from Fukushima toward the West Coast—scientists believe cesium-134 should have broken down and cesium-137, with its longer half-life, should have been found. * Editor -Actually this is not factually accurate. Cesium-134 (Cs-134) does not change form. It’s half life means that it is diminishes by half in the said amount of time. With a 2.06 year half life, one would expect to see Cs-134 for 10 half lives before being totally gone, or just over 20 years. In short, it is not surprising to find in Pacific Ocean migrating fish.

    The UCUT study, which used fish tissue samples from two Chinook and two sockeye salmon in the Columbia River, also found levels of dioxins and furans, mercury and PCBs, according to Gauthier. Next week, the Tribune will publish a second article on those findings.


    Quote from this report,

    “The UCUT study, which used fish tissue samples from two Chinook and two sockeye salmon in the Columbia River, also found levels of dioxins and furans, mercury and PCBs, according to Gauthier. Next week, the Tribune will publish a second article on those findings.”

    Toxicity Multiplying Effect

    There where numerous reports of a massive drop in fish stocks occurring all along the west coast of America in 2016.

    North Pacific Ocean water is now a mixture of toxic industrial chemicals washed out to sea during the tsunami, and a variety of radioactive isotopes, not just Cesium, but also Tritium, Strontium, Americium, and Plutonium, etc. A lot of these isotopes are heavy metal toxins, as well as being radioactive. All this has now been added to the toxins that were already in the Pacific Ocean, before Fukushima.

    A single toxin in the environment can be a hazard, and maybe an organism’s natural biological defense system can deal with this effectively. If an organism has multiple toxins present, radiological and chemical, to deal with at the same time, you get a biological toxicity multiplying effect. The human or animal defense systems become weaker the more toxins they have to deal with.

    Biologically, one toxin plus one toxin, does not equate double the toxicity effect. Studies show you can get a multiplying toxicity damaging effect 10 to 20 times greater. The organism becomes overloaded dealing with too much toxic stress at once.



  116. CHINA

    18th November 2012 – Coal mines near uranium deposits spoiling value of nuclear fuel


    The problem is these rich veins of uranium are buried between thick belts of coal.

    “We have found some instances of very high exposure, hundreds of times higher than what you would expect near a nuclear power plant. I asked the cities’ environmental protection authorities to take immediate measures to reduce residents’ exposure, such as adding dust-removing devices to the power plants, but they demanded I keep my mouth shut, or I would be held responsible for causing social panic.”

    According to a 2006 paper published in the mainland academic journal Oil and Gas Geology, Liu’s team confirmed that nearly all the uranium and coal deposits in north China had formed at the same time. The researchers came up with several theories to explain the co-location phenomenon.


  117. 25th December 2016 – Taiwan hearing on Japan food ban canceled after erupting in chaos


    She also argued the administration is in no position to talk about the government’s plan to ease the ban because it cannot ensure food safety, citing the recent discovery that packets of soy sauce subject to the ban entered the country illegally.

    Following the discovery, the Executive Yuan, or Cabinet, said before a mechanism is established to ensure the safety of food products imported from the five prefectures and public confidence in the government is restored, easing the ban is not an option.


  118. God only knows how many radioactive foods we import into the US from Japan every year. I don’t know if any testing is done to prevent this. I haven’t eaten anything from Japan or the Pacific ocean since the disaster. Sadly, I won’t for the rest of my life and I love Japanese food.

  119. TAIWAN

    18th December 2016 – 8 firms to be fined for importing food from radiation-affected areas


    Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Fines will be imposed on eight companies which have been found to have imported foods from Japan’s radiation-affected areas, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Sunday.

    As of Sunday, a total of 39 Japanese food products and nearly 60,000 items have been pulled from store shelves in Taiwan, with many of them being soy sauce and wasabi packets that go with Japanese natto, or fermented soybeans.


  120. JAPAN

    13th December 2016 – Fukushima Fish Still Contaminated


    Asahi Shimbun published a fairly misleading article last week where they claimed radiation in Fukushima fish was not detected. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201612060039.html

    The tests from the prefecture do not have a test date. They only include a sample collection date and the date the data was released. Fish collected and tested with both dates within this date range cited in the article do show detected radioactive (cesium) contamination. These include fish hauled to the towns of Iwaki, Hirono and Okuma, all three are Pacific fishing ports. The contaminated fish include flounder, kurodai (black sea bream), kanagashira and kurosoi (black rock fish) all saltwater fish.

    We also found a story released around the same time that documented a civic radiation testing group found 14.6 bq/kg of cesium in a sample of olive flounder that was caught about 2 km from Fukushima Daiichi.


  121. @ Bob
    “I get sick to my stomach whenever I read about what is happening to the Pacific Ocean due to the Fukushima disaster. This is an extinction event I’m afraid.”

    I understand your grief, it shows you have a compassionate heart.

    All the wars and strife in the world at present, is analogous to people fighting each other on a sinking boat. We urgently need the whole world to cooperate, and focus on dealing with the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe.

  122. I get sick to my stomach whenever I read about what is happening to the Pacific Ocean due to the Fukushima disaster. This is an extinction event I’m afraid. The longer it goes on, the worse the contamination becomes. How utterly stupid are we to adopt such a dangerous technology as nuclear energy? One can only hope there are other planets out there supporting life as we know it, otherwise we too will soon become a footnote in the history of life itself.

  123. USA

    9th December 2016 – Fukushima radiation has reached U.S. shores


    The Oregon samples, marking the first time cesium-134 has been detected on U.S. shores, were taken in January and February of 2016 and later analyzed. They each measured 0.3 becquerels per cubic meter of cesium-134.

    Those results will become more important in tracking the radiation plume, Buesseler said, because the short half-life of cesium-134 makes it harder to detect as time goes on.


    In my opinion, the Fukushima catastrophic toxic and radioactive pollution of the Pacific Ocean is much more dynamic than this article’s simplistic scientific focus on Cesium contamination in sea water. There is no mention in this article of bio-accumulation, or the toxicity multiply effects.

    Multiple nuclear reactor cores are in China syndrome, and the ground water is continually following over these toxic cores into the Pacific Ocean. Radioactive Cesium 137 and 134 are just a couple of the very large number of heavy metal radioactive toxins that are continually following into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Catastrophe site.

    A single toxin in the environment can be a hazard, but maybe an organism’s natural biological defense system can deal with this effectively. If an organism has multiple new toxins present, radiological and chemical, to deal with at the same time, you get a biological toxicity multiplying effect. Human or animal defense systems become weaker the more toxins they have to deal with.

    Biologically, one toxin plus one toxin, does not equate double the toxicity effect. Studies show you can get a multiplying toxicity damaging effect 10 to 20 times greater. The organism becomes overloaded dealing with too much toxic stress at once.

    Like the human embryo, embryonic sea life, including fish eggs, are hypersensitive to radioactive contamination. This massive amount of radioactive environment pollution continually following into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima Catastrophe site has resulted in the Pacific Ocean food supply crashing! As a result there are numerous reports of Northern Pacific fish stocks crashing, plus reports of seals, whales and birds etc., washing up on the west coast of North America, starving to death.





    17th April 2016 – Exiled scientist: ‘Chernobyl is not finished, it has only just begun’


    Several million people in Ukraine live on land contaminated by radiation, so we need to evaluate a very large number of people. But there are no such projects. You have to live among the people here to truly understand what is happening, because the problem is very complicated. I have even tried to send interested people to the cemetery in Ivankiv so they can see for themselves how many graves are there — many who died at a very young age. None of this is in the official statistics.

    I am very much afraid that in one or two generations from now, the (descendants) of the population of Belarus and Ukraine that were affected by Chernobyl will vanish. I am afraid of that very much. I don’t want my countrymen to perish. It’s possible that help from the international community to understand what is going on is needed now, just as much as it was immediately after the accident.


  124. UKRAINE

    30th November 2016 – A radioactive berry-picking boom outside Chernobyl


    Brown notes that in 2015, Ukraine exported 1,300 tons of fresh berries and 17,251 tons of frozen berries to the European market. That is more than 30 times as much as in 2014.

    The berry picking brings in money for locals as well. A picker can earn $20 to $30 a day, whereas a local schoolteacher earns $80 a month.

    However, Brown also says there could be some hidden costs — the berries end up in the hands of European customers who often do not know they are ingesting foods containing radioactive isotopes. In addition, Brown notes, the berries can be labeled organic, since radioactivity is not covered under common organic designations.


  125. JAPAN

    22nd November 2016 – Marine radiation monitoring post down after M7.4


    In the evening of 11/22/2016, Tepco announced the radiation monitoring post in the sea has been suspended due to the quake. The post is situated at the end of the breakwater of Fukushima plant port. They cannot monitor the radioactive substance spreading to the Pacific with this monitoring post out of order.

    They also admitted the underwater fence was damaged, and also the coolant water got out of the common spent fuel pool due to the quake. It reportedly spread over 2m * 3m but the exact volume is not announced.


  126. Japanese used cars seemed to present the biggest risk for contamination after Fukushima. Here are a few reports I was able to find doing a quick search.

    26th August 2012 – Radioactive Japanese cars on the market


    Sunday Monitor can reveal that a large number of second hand radioactive vehicles that originated from Japan exclusion zone that surrounds the Fukushima prefecture’s power plant have made their way into the used car market in the country. However, what is more worrying is the fact that government is sitting on a report warning that the effects could be fatal. The report was made to it in January 2012.

    Ms Kyambadde, however, revealed that recently a section of Ugandan car importers complained to her that Kenyan authorities had destroyed their cars at Mombasa. “But the Kenyans told me the cars were destroyed because they had nuclear radiation,” she revealed.



    15th July 2014 – Fukushima radiation still showing up in some Japanese cars


    In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that caused a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, there was a fear that radioactive cars and trucks could be bound for export. Within days of the tragedy, Nissan was already testing its vehicles’ radiation levels (pictured above), and the rest of the Japanese auto industry followed soon after. However, three years after the natural disaster, it appears that some used models are still making it out and winding up on the roads in Central Asia.



    7th January 2014 – Radiation concern bars Japanese car shipment


    In a move that could sound an alarm to ‘grey import’ car fans, a shipment of 132 used Japanese cars has been barred from entering Russia over radioactive contamination concerns nearly three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was crippled in March 2011.



    21st September 2014 – 26 times much radiation level detected from Japanese used car “Mitsubishi Pajero” in Russian customs

    Since the beginning of 2014, the customs of Russia have detected excessive level of radiation from 58 Japanese used cars and the parts. 53 cars were rejected but 2 cars were accepted to distribute in Russian market.




    24th October 2016 – Radiation effects Japanese Automobile Effects – International authorities checking imports – Dealers selling radioactive used cars in Japan


    Customs officials stopped 49 cars with radiation levels up to six times above normal, while some vehicles had traces of the radioactive isotopes caesium-127 and uranium-238, said Roman Famin, who heads the regional customs’ radiation monitoring department.

    The Vladivostok port receives about 300 cars from abroad every day, its management said in a statement on Thursday, complaining that it would shortly run out of space to park the contaminated cars.


  127. Re: vital1 comment November 10, 2016 on Car Wash Septic Tank contamination.

    I remember early on when someone, I believe it was user potrblog, said it was a good idea to wash off your car with a hose before pulling into a garage if you’ve been driving in hot rain.

    The PROBLEM IS the insidious nature of radioactive contamination and the numerous TRANSPORT VECTORS that are a beyond belief nightmare. 🙁

    Radioactive contamination always goes somewhere.

    IMO – There is no such thing as a so called cleanup at this point. Awareness and mitigation are our best defenses.

    Slowly, but surely, over time, as wind and water moves, the FALLOUT will continue to spread, spread and spread again while it accumulates throughout Japan and the world.

  128. @Bob: When Kim asked this in 2011, we checked Japanese vehicles at a dealership in Santa Monica, California, and found nothing above normal. This, however, was a covert endeavor and not nearly comprehensive enough. We tested a neighbor’s new 2012 Prius from the same dealership in and out of the vehicle and also found nothing abnormal. That said, it is over 4.5 years later and we invite any EnviroReporter.com reader to let us test his or her new Japanese-made vehicle in and out at no charge (of course) in order for us to share the results and photographs of the survey.

  129. Has anyone tested post Fukushima Japanese cars for contamination? I worry that cars manufactured in Japan, or made with Japanese steel, may be radioactive.

  130. @vital1: Thank you yet again for this scandalous news as well as keeping us up on the worst man-made disaster in history – Fukushima. It is amazing that untold numbers of Japanese are getting nuked every time they get in their cars, not to mention the smaller sets of lungs in the back seat in the toddler restraints. It’s now possible that foreign visitors to Tokyo’s Radiation Olympics in 2020 will be able to experience this uniquely Japanese experience when they rent cars to visit Olympic venues near the triple meltdowns. Vital1’s contributions to EnviroReporter.com, and his own comprehensive websites, should be required reading for anyone having to be in or go to Japan.

  131. JAPAN

    6th November 2016 – Car wash septic tanks emerge as radiation threat in Fukushima


    Highly radioactive sludge is turning up in septic tanks at car washes in Fukushima Prefecture, and the readings are as much as seven times higher than the government’s limit, auto industry officials say.

    While the government-set limit is 8,000 becquerels per kilogram, some of the sludge is giving off 57,400 becquerels per kg, a document obtained by Kyodo News says.

    The issue has failed to gain attention until now in part because the decontamination law only requires that companies report on radiation levels in sewage sludge and incinerated ash, not other waste products.


    This sludge would be a toxic cocktail of heavy metal radioactive substances, not just Cesium 137 / 134! The drivers and passengers using these cars would have been breathing radioactive contaminants that came in through the car ventilation systems.


  132. IRAQ

    7th November 2016 – Fallujah 12 years on: Americans ‘last people to consider’ generations crippled by depleted uranium


    “We know it was exposure to uranium because we measured the uranium in our study. We spent a lot of money looking at the uranium levels at the hair of the parents of the children with congenital malformations. So, there’s no doubt about it being uranium,” Professor Busby said.

    “The people who control or try to control the understanding of the health effects of uranium are the people who are associated with the military and governments who need to show that they didn’t do anything wrong and can continue to use this stuff. So, yes, there is a cover-up, no question about it. And it’s at a very high level. It will have to stop because evidence that’s emerging in periodic literature is absolutely massive. It doesn’t only come from Iraq and from exposure to depleted uranium. It comes from exposure to uranium from uranium workers in France and from uranium miners in Namibia, and nuclear test veterans who were exposed to uranium,” Busby said.

    “It’s actually very difficult to decontaminate an area that’s been affected by depleted uranium, because it spreads so uniformly across the area and in the form of these very fine particles. So, it’s not a case of going somewhere and finding something that’s radioactive and removing it. You can do that, but the thing that are causing the problem is the inhalation of these dusts. And once the dust is created, it goes all over the place. The damage that’s been done to the DNA, you can’t clean that up, it’s already there. The continuing level of congenital malformations and cancer presumably is an indicator of the fact that the genome of these people has been affected, and that’s like a sort of trans-generational curse that will go on for a very long time, for generations,”


  133. JAPAN

    21st October 2016 – Ice wall not working at Fukushima nuclear plant


    An underground ice wall built around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has so far been unable to block the flow of groundwater entering buildings and mixing with contaminated water.

    Work on freezing some sections of soil began in late March, much later than planned, and the wall on the ocean side was completed in October. However, it has already faced several difficulties. The flow of water was too fast in certain places for freezing to occur, while a series of typhoons and heavy rains sharply raised underground temperatures and melted some ice.


  134. JAPAN

    September 2016 – Monitoring by sampling, Results of Radioactive Analysis around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


    Sampling regarding Groundwater Bypass

    As a measure to prevent contaminated water from accumulating, the groundwater bypass has begun its operation since May 2014, which pumps up groundwater on the mountain side before flowing into the buildings and drains the water into the ocean after checking its purity. The pumped up groundwater is once stored in temporary storage tanks, and then its radioactive material concentration is mesured to confirm that its quality meets the operation target.

    The third-party organization also analyzes the radioactive material concentration to ensure the objectivity of the analysis result.


    At the bottom of this page there are also fish and shellfish testing results for Strontium-90 as well as Cesium 137/134. This report is for a 20km radius into the Pacific Ocean, around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station catastrophe site.


  135. USA

    24th October 2016 – Lawsuit to Bare Full Range of EPA Radiation Rollback, Ultra-High Exposures in Water after Nuclear Release but Details Remain Cloaked.


    For other non-disclosed radionuclides, according to internal EPA documents obtained by PEER in a previous FOIA lawsuit, a person would receive a lifetime dosage from a small glass of water.

    It is not what one expects from a bunch of people who bill themselves as the most transparent administration in history.”
    This final PAGs plan is sitting on the desk of top officials at EPA and, with approval of Administrator Gina McCarthy, could go into immediate effect.





  136. JAPAN

    13th October 2016 – Fukushima Forests, Dubbed ‘Radiation Reservoirs,’ Are Full of Mutated Life Forms


    According to the Greenpeace report, this could lead to disastrous long-term health consequences for those who choose to return to their homes.

    It’s difficult to imagine that the IAEA was unaware of the peer-reviewed studies that the Greenpeace report was based on, and so it would appear that the authorities involved are willing to risk the health of thousands of people in their efforts to cover up the true extent of the dangerous radioactive contamination in the area near the plant.


  137. USA

    June 2016 – Straight Talk is Rare Concerning Radioactive and Chemical Contamination from the Idaho National Laboratory in the Snake River Plain Aquifer


    Not only tritium was disposed of into the Snake River Plain Aquifer from the INL historical operations. Iodine-129, neptunium-237, technetium-99, chlorine-36, carbon-12 and other less mobile radionuclides such as uranium, strontium-90, and cesium-137 were injected into the aquifer at INL’s INTEC, the chemical spent fuel separations facility to recover highly enriched uranium from government reactors. A uniquely important study by the USGS that sampled and analyzed aquifer contamination around INTEC was never reported in a USGS or DOE report.

    It also means that the INTEC plume of aquifer contamination that was driven by the large injection volume of water reached Atomic City by the 1970s. And the aquifer there still has elevated tritium levels and other contaminants along with elevated chromium, sodium and nitrate, all markers of the INTEC plume. The contaminated drinking water at the INL’s Central Facilities Area receives the INTEC plume and the contamination will slowly head south for years to come. The tritium levels at the Central Facilities area south of INTEC remain high despite the decades of decay for the 12.3 year half life isotope.


  138. JAPAN

    26th September 2016 – Fukushima Radioactive Contamination of Tap Water in Eastern Japan


    The measures quoted in this article are from the Japan Nuclear Regulatory Agency.

    As every measure given by the Japanese government agencies and Tepco during the past 5 and half years, we have the right to question their exactitude and therefore the true numbers could be actually higher than the ones published.

    Still the fact remains that they do recognize a certain contamination of the tap water in many prefectures of Eastern Japan.

    Cesium level is highest in Tokyo tap water (published in June 2016)




    Information Source: Nuclear Regulatory Agency


  139. JAPAN

    26th September 2016 – Anxiety soars as cesium builds up in Fukushima dams


    Dams surrounding the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) have become de facto storage facilities for high concentrations of radioactive cesium as the element continues to accumulate.

    According to a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries survey, Ogaki Dam, an agricultural dam in Namie, was estimated to have sediment totaling approximately 8 trillion becquerels of cesium as of December 2013. The agriculture ministry plans to re-survey the dam’s accumulated cesium amounts and water safety before the water is used for agricultural purposes. Agricultural and fishery products from Fukushima Prefecture are tested to ensure that radioactive substances that they contain are below the maximum permissible amounts stipulated by law before they are shipped for distribution.


  140. USA

    21st September 2016 – Florida company responsible for 215m gallons radioactive water leak admits delay informing public


    A sinkhole the size of 300 Olympic swimming pools at a Florida fertilizer plant has leaked radioactive wastewater into the state’s aquifer. It took the company more than three weeks to alert the public. Fixing the leak will cost $20 to $50 million.

    Such potential contamination has raised the issue environmental and health concerns with residents and environmental groups.

    “It’s hard to trust them when they ‘Don’t worry,’ when they’ve been keeping its secret for three weeks,” Jacki Lopez, Florida director of the Center for Biological Diversity told Reuters.


  141. USA

    28th February 2016 – Kentucky Radiation Leaks Bigger Problem Than Most Know


    Recently an estimated 1,600 to 1,800 tons of low-level radioactive waste was illegally dumped in an Estill County landfill alarming many kentuckians.

    Additionally, the radioactive level of the material that was buried was at least 340 times more than the amount that is allowed to be buried at a solid waste landfill and apparently the landfill does have a liner and the material has been buried.

    The site is currently managed by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The site is considered non-reclaimable and will have to be monitored and maintained in perpetuity.



    1997 – Profile of a National Sacrifice Area: Calvert City, Kentucky


    A December 1990 report states that the Kentucky Department of Radiation Control Branch could not depend on DOE or Martin Marietta Systems to protect the health and safety of the citizens in the area from significant releases of uranium into creeks. Needless to mention, nearby residents are dying of cancer, leukemia, and similar diseases in high numbers. There has never been an independent study of the PGDP work force, or of the unfortunate landowners, whose property has been contaminated and poisoned. We demand that the property owners who wish to leave the area be bought out and relocated. There has been no indication this will happen.

    Environmental justice appears to be almost unknown by Kentucky officialdom. We are convinced the failure to strictly enforce the environmental laws in Kentucky is the reason for the plague of illness seen here. Environmental justice is not a black issue, or a white issue, or an Hispanic issue, or even a rich or poor issue. The dioxin spewed out of LWD’s stacks and other incinerators goes out for thousands of miles, according to an atmospheric scientist. The chemicals dumped into the Tennessee River daily by the millions of gallons all go downriver to poison children as far away as New Orleans. The radioactive contaminants dumped into Big Bayou Creek go downriver. Such radioactive poisons have been found in the drinking water at New Orleans. The poisoned groundwater is a criminal legacy that can kill for generations to come. Environmental Justice is an ethical and moral issue that affects all peoples, all industries, and all states. Until Kentucky and the U.S. EPA strictly enforce the laws the tragedy will continue. The victimization of communities or groups who are economically or socially deprived is even more egregious when accomplished in the name of economic development and social uplift. It is a historical fact that Frankfort and Midway, Kentucky (home of the former governor) and other affluent communities are never the subject for the locations of nasty, killing businesses.



    31st March 2009 – Chinese Nuclear Tests Allegedly Caused 750,000 Deaths


    The professor also said that the largest surface detonation was a 4 megaton thermonuclear bomb, which was 10 times more powerful than the former Soviet Union’s large-scale tests. The fallout from the test allegedly caused an estimated 190,000 deaths and 1,290,000 suffered from radiation poisoning within an area 136 times the size of Tokyo. According to an inside source, 750,000 people allegedly died as a result.

    The Director of the Japanese Uyghur Association criticized the tests. “The former Soviet Union would carry out nuclear tests in an enclosed barb-wired area, but the Chinese regime didn’t even inform the local residents,” he said. “The victims included not only the Uyghur people, but also Han Chinese. The authorities disregarded any semblance of humanity and treated the people living there as lab rats.” He urged Japan, the first victim of nuclear weapons, to share the information with the rest of the world and help the victims.



    24th November 2015 – Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?


    After the United States test site in Nevada, this desolate place—dubbed the Polygon, the Russian word for “firing range”—would become the world’s largest nuclear testing grounds. In all, 456 explosions were set off here, 340 of them underground after a ban on surface testing in 1963.

    The effects of previous blasts proved to be farther-reaching than military scientists had estimated: To this day, thousands of people living in the nearby city of Semey still struggle with staggering rates of mortality, cancer, and suicide. A 2002 study found that citizens who were exposed to high doses of radiation had an 80 percent higher rate of DNA mutation than control groups, and their children were twice as likely to have genetic aberrations.



    29 August 2011 – Slow Death In Kazakhstan’s Land Of Nuclear Tests


    The human suffering that took place at the site was well-documented, even before testing ended in 1989 and the site officially closed on August 29, 1991. Some 200,000 villagers essentially became human guinea pigs, as scientists explored the potential and dangers of nuclear weapons. Residents were reportedly ordered to step outside their homes during test blasts so that they could later be examined as part of studies on the effects of radiation. Some locals can describe — from first-hand experience — what a mushroom cloud looks like.

    Soil, water, and air remain highly irradiated in the fallout area, where according to scientists the level of radiation is 10 times higher than normal.

    One in every 20 children in the area is born with serious deformities. Many struggle with different types of cancer and more than half of the local population has died before reaching the age of 60.

    “Almost all my classmates and friends have died,” says 50-year-old farmer Aiken Akimbekov, a native of the village of Sarzhal, located near the so-called “atomic lake” formed by a powerful nuclear explosion in the mid-’60s.



    13th May 2011 – America’s Secret Nuclear Test Revealed in Area 51


    According to a 1982 Defense Nuclear Agency request for an unclassified “extract” of the original report, most of which remains Secret/Restricted Data, Project 57 tests confirmed for the scientists that if a person inhales plutonium “it gets distributed principally in bone and remains there indefinitely as far as human life is concerned. One cannot outlive the influence because the alpha half-life of plutonium-239 is of the order of 20,000 years.”

    In other words, plutonium-carrying earthworms that had passed through Area 13, or birds that ate those earthworms, could at some point in the future get to a garden down the road or trees in another field.

    So radiated was the land at Area 25 after the Phoebus accident, even HAZMAT cleanup crews in full protective gear could not enter the area for six weeks.


  143. CHINA

    22nd August 2016 – Smuggled Fukushima seafood seized in China


    The gang was found to have smuggled more than 5,000 tonnes of sea food over the past two years, and some of the goods were from Fukushima and may have been seriously polluted by radiation exposure after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.


    The questions are how widespread is the illegal Fukushima fish smuggling, plus how long has it been going on? The Fukushima fish smuggling is most likely not just restricted to one gang, or one country!


  144. WORLD

    7th July 2016 / 20th June 2016 – Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide, Part 1 and 2.


    Maggie Gundersen, Chiho Kaneko and Caroline Phillips of Fairewinds Energy Education discuss the nuclear risk concerns for children not only near the nuclear disaster sites of Fukushima-Dai-ichiin Japan and Chernobyl in Ukraine, formerly the Soviet Union, but globally where areas near all nuclear power plants are contaminated with radiation. Since mothers in Japan especially bear the responsibility to protect children, they experience greater hardships in an environment where just expressing one’s concern about radiation is seen as a treasonous act. Even 30 years later, the Belarus government recognizes the merits of relocating children away from radiation contaminated areas but the children of Japan are socially forced to stay put in highly contaminated areas.

    Highly radioactive waste from the meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi has been left for “interim storage” in a schoolyard, Japan’s Environment Ministry has approved the use of radiated soil to be recycled for use under paved roads, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has introduced new radiation limits for the public that are at least 25 times higher than current exposure limits. Learn more by watching this episode of Nuclear Free Future as the women of Fairewinds lend their voices to protect the children.

    Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide Part 1


    Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide Part 2



    30th November 2003 – Plutonium from Sellafield in all children’s teeth


    Radioactive pollution from the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria has led to children’s teeth across Britain being contaminated with plutonium. The Government has admitted for the first time that Sellafield ‘is a source of plutonium contamination’ across the country. Public Health Minister Melanie Johnson has revealed that a study funded by the Department of Health discovered that the closer a child lived to Sellafield, the higher the levels of plutonium found in their teeth.

    Professor Eric Wright, of Dundee University Medical School, is one of the country’s leading experts on blood disorders and a member of the committee. He believes that the tiny specks of plutonium in children’s teeth caused by Sellafield radioactive pollution might lead to some people falling ill with cancer.

    He said: ‘There are genuine concerns that the risks from internal emitters of radiation are more hazardous [than previously thought]. The real question is by how much. Is it two or three times more risky… or more than a hundred?’


    The fact that Plutonium, one of the most deadly substances on earth, is in any children’s teeth, is a serious crime. If it is in their teeth, it is also in other parts of their bodies! No mention of that though.


  146. JAPAN

    21st July 2016 – Greenpeace reports jump in radioactive contamination in Fukushima waterways


    Greenpeace Japan on Thursday said it has discovered radioactive contamination in Fukushima’s riverbanks, estuaries and coastal waters at a scale hundreds of times higher than pre-2011 levels.

    One sample of sediment taken along the Niida River, less than 30 km northwest of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant, revealed the presence of cesium-134 and cesium-137 at levels of 29,800 becquerels per kilogram.



    20th July 2016 – TEPCO told to solve problem of harmful water at Fukushima plant


    About 60,000 tons of water containing extremely high levels of radiation have accumulated in the basements of the No. 1 through No. 4 reactor and turbine buildings.

    Water leaking to the basement floors of the facilities after being used to cool melted nuclear fuel at the plant has mixed with underground water flowing there.

    The concentration of radioactive cesium is estimated at between hundreds of thousands becquerels and tens of millions of becquerels per liter.





    Direct measurements of seven highly exposed workers at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident have been performed continuously since June 2011. Caesium clearance in the monitored workers is in agreement with the biokinetic models proposed by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. After 500 d from the initial measurement, however, the caesium clearance slowed. It was thought to be unlikely that additional Cs intake had occurred after the initial intake, as activity in foods was kept low. And, the contribution from the detector over the chest was enhanced with time. This indicates that insoluble Cs particles were inhaled and a long metabolic rate showed.


  147. USA

    4th February 2016 – An Invisible Epidemic, Can an epidemic really sneak up on us like this?


    Today, one of the main sources of human exposure to radioactive iodine is nuclear power reactors. Not only from accidents like the ones at Chernobyl and Fukushima, but from the routine operation of reactors. To create electricity, these plants use the same process to split uranium atoms that is used in atomic bombs. In that process, waste products, including I-131, are produced in large amounts and must be contained to prevent exposure to workers and local residents. Some of this waste inevitably leaks from reactors and finds its way into plants and the bodies of humans and other animals.

    The highest rates of thyroid cancer in the United States, according to federal statistics, are found in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, states with the densest concentration of reactors in the nation. In a study conducted in 2009, one of this article’s authors (Janette Sherman) found the highest rates of thyroid cancer occurring within 90-mile radiuses of the 16 nuclear power plants (13 still operating) in those states.


  148. ITALY

    24th June 2016 – How the mafia is causing cancer


    “We are talking about millions of tonnes,” said Schiavone, who even claimed German nuclear waste was ferried to Campania. “I knew that people were doomed to die.” In front of the committee he described dumping operations taking place in the dead of night, guarded by men in military uniforms and with the connivance of senior police officers, politicians and businesspeople. The supergrass showed state officials the locations of sites because, he predicted with startling accuracy, nearby residents would be “dying of cancer within 20 years”.

    Mazza asked health authorities for the cancer data for an eastern region of Campania with high levels of dumping – and when he received the results, he believed it showed evidence of links between environmental degradation and a rising incidence of tumours. Male death rates from bladder and liver cancer in this rural district were about twice national rates, for instance, and female mortality from liver cancer was more than three times the Italian average. And while improved diagnosis and treatment were boosting survival rates elsewhere, local medics were seeing rising mortality and younger patients. “The age was important,” he said. “Cancer is usually found in older people, but these were younger people dying.”


  149. JAPAN

    26th June 2016 – Radioactive cesium fallout on Tokyo from Fukushima concentrated in glass microparticles


    Japanese geochemists, headed by Dr Satoshi Utsunomiya (Kyushu University, Japan), analysed samples collected from within an area up to 230 km from the FDNPP. As caesium is water-soluble, it had been anticipated that most of the radioactive fallout would have been flushed from the environment by rainwater. However, analysis with state-of-the-art electron microscopy in conjunction with autoradiography techniques showed that most of the radioactive caesium in fact fell to the ground enclosed in glassy microparticles, formed at the time of the reactor meltdown.

    The analysis shows that these particles mainly consist of Fe-Zn-oxides nanoparticles, which, along with the caesium were embedded in Si oxide glass that formed during the molten core-concrete interaction inside the primary containment vessel in the Fukushima reactor units 1 and/or 3. Because of the high Cs content in the microparticles, the radioactivity per unit mass was as high as ~4.4×1011 Bq/g, which is between 107 and 108 times higher than the background Cs radioactivity per unit mass of the typical soils in Fukushima.

    Analysis from several air filters collected in Tokyo on 15 March 2011 showed that 89% of the total radioactivity was present as a result of these caesium-rich microparticles, rather than the soluble Cs, as had originally been supposed.


    Note that the micro particles measurement was ~4.4×1011 Bq/g. This is in Becquerel per gram, so you need to multiply this amount by another 1,000 times to get the Bq/kg amount. The test shows these micro particles are extremely radioactive! They would have spread much further outside of 230 km collection area by now, through wind and rain action, plus human activity.



    15th June 2016 – Radioactive soil turns up at Fukushima high school


    When a teacher scooped up soil samples at the site and had their radiation levels measured by two nonprofit monitoring entities–one in Fukushima and another in Tokyo–the results showed 27,000-33,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.

    A large amount of contaminated soil–far more radioactive than in the current incident–is still buried in the school yard for temporary storage.


  150. JAPAN

    20th June 2016 – Fukushima rice to be sold in Britain


    A total of 1.9 tons of Fukushima rice called Ten no Tsubu will be sold in London, making the UK the first EU nation to import the region’s produce after the nuclear disaster. The sale became possible after a long campaign from Fukushima natives in London to fend off rumors about the potential danger of the crops, the media said.



    15th June 2016 – The Spread of Radiation Internal Contamination thru Fresh Produce in Japan


    Everyone should be careful and aware that radiation contaminated food is being distributed anywhere in Japan, not only in Fukushima Prefecture.

    To know the exact measure, becquerels level in each food to be consumed is becoming vital so as to not be harmed internally, knowing that radiation exposure internally is much more harmful than external exposure : at least 100 times more harmful.

    Recently, information about contaminated foods is become more available, than just after the accident. Nevertheless radioactive contamination is ongoing and well present in food everywhere as it shows on the map above.



    17th June 2016 – NUCLEAR LEAK ALERT Traces of radioactive material found at seaside beauty spot near decommissioned nuclear site


    A SEASIDE paradise in Suffolk is now the centre of a nuclear leak scare after traces of deadly radioactive materials were found on the beach.

    The contamination on the idyllic Southwold beach is feared to be linked to the Sizewell A nuclear plant, which is located on coast not far from the popular seaside spot.


  151. JAPAN

    8th June 2016 – Woman breaks silence among Fukushima thyroid cancer patients


    A young woman, who requested anonymity because of fears about harassment, spoke to The Associated Press in a town in Fukushima prefecture, northeast of Tokyo on May 28. She is among 173 people diagnosed with thyroid cancer in Japans Fukushima, but she’s the first to speak to media more than five years after the nuclear disaster there.

    A young evacuee was screened at a shelter for leaked radiation from the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo in March 2011. The thyroid-cancer rate in the northern Japanese prefecture is many times higher than what is generally found, particularly among children, but the Japanese government says more cases are popping up because of rigorous screening, not the radiation that spewed from the power plant.



    The reports below provided clear physical evidence as to why the incidence of thyroid cancer is so high in the contaminated areas of Japan, plus why so many thyroid cancer cases have shown up in Japan much sooner than after the Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe!

    The population near Fukushima was subject to massive amounts of different types of radioactive Iodine isotopes, not just Iodine-131, plus huge amounts of radioactive Cesium which can also cause Thyroid cancer. The reports below clearly reveal just how huge the Iodine fallout was, just after Fukushima.

    26.06.2013 – After two years the April 2011 radioactive Iodine I-131 deposition for part of eastern Japan has been released. The maps show contamination by radioactive iodine in the 400 square kilometer area around Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and are based on the analysis of aerial surveys done by the US Department of Energy on April 2 and 3 in 2011.


    26.06.2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.


    Reported on the 14th June 2013:

    1.19 million becquerels/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011. Being aware of this high radioactive iodine detection, Fukushima Medical University distributed potassium iodide pills to the doctors and nurses. The report points out that potassium iodine pills were not distributed to local men, women, and children.





    7th June 2016 – 30 Fukushima children diagnosed with thyroid cancer in second check but radiation said ‘unlikely’ cause


    In a study that began in April 2014 to check the impact of the 2011 Fukushima reactor meltdowns, 30 children have so far been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and 27 others are suspected of having the disease, according to a prefectural government panel.

    Hokuto Hoshi, head of the panel and a senior member of the Fukushima Medical Association, maintained his earlier view of the correlation between the cancer figures and radiation, saying based on expertise acquired so far, it is “unlikely” that the disease was caused by radiation exposure.


    No matter what these so called experts say, the number of Thyroid cancers keep increasing, because these children where exposed to massive amounts of radioactive Iodine and Cesium contamination.


  152. JAPAN

    14th June 2016 – Over double density of Cesium-134/137 as safety limit detected from served school lunch in Utsunomiya city


    It was already served and consumed by 560 students and teachers at an elementary school when they obtained the analysis result.

    It was 234 Bq/Kg in total of Cs-134/137 (food safety limit is 100 Bq/Kg). The city government comments no health problem was reported related to the contaminated bamboo shoot.





    3rd June 2016 – Geology graduates investigate Fukushima-derived radioactivity in Hawaiʻi


    The FDA-accepted intervention limit for cesium isotope intake is 300 Bq/kg for fish. All fish tested were significantly below intervention limits—the highest cesium concentration in the examined species was in the Ahi tuna, carrying less than 1 Bq/kg.

    The levels of cesium activity (factoring both historical and Fukushima-derived fallout) in mushrooms were more than 12 times under the Derived Intervention Limit. For soils, there is no specific safety limit for radiocesium, but McKenzie found cesium inventories were not high—up to 1,200 Bq/m2 cesium in Hawaiʻi soils compared to 200,000 Bq/m2 in forest soils found near the Fukushima Power Plant.



    In the Wake of Fukushima: Cesium Inventories of selected North Pacific Fish.




  153. 3rd June 2016 – China’s Foreign Ministry urges Japan to take action on Fukushima situation


    Five years after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the Tokyo Electric Power Company says it hid the true extent of the disaster. American experts have said more than 80 percent of leaked radioactive substances flowed into the sea. China’s Foreign Ministry has urged the Japanese government to take effective action to control the situation, and warned Chinese citizens to be careful if they plan to visit the area.


  154. USA

    27th May 2016 – Nuclear America: Special Report


    From the Hanford Site in Washington state to Indian Point in New York, the disastrous conditions at America’s nuclear facilities has been raising concerns over the last year. RT America takes a close look at the state of US’s nukes.


  155. JAPAN

    25th May 2016 – Fukushima clean-up chief still hunting for 600 tonnes of melted radioactive fuel


    The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has revealed that 600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, and that the exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remains a mystery.

    More than 10 million large bags of contaminated soil and waste have so far been collected. The bags are now stored in thousands of sites around Fukushima, with some of the piles several storeys high.

    “Into the Zone,” transcript and video report:




  156. USA

    8th May 2016 – Is This The 4th Recent Nuclear Disaster To Strike the U.S.?


    In addition to three other nuclear disasters unfolding across the country, a fourth has now arisen. This new disaster is located in Washington state in a facility known as the Hanford site.

    One week after 19 workers were sent for medical evaluation as the nuclear waste tank was being transferred because of a leak, 3 more workers are now being reported as injured at the site. According to RT, the workers inhaled radioactive fumes – the same issue facing the 19 previously hospitalized workers. This brings the injured number of workers up to 22.

    The Hanford site has reportedly been leaking massive amounts of radiation for more than two weeks. By no means a recent facility, the Hanford nuclear site is one of the original nuclear facilities in the United States, having been part of the Manhattan Project itself. Weapons-grade plutonium was stored at this facility for use in atomic weapons, one of which was dropped on Hiroshima.



    6th August 2015 – Depleted uranium is the new Hiroshima


    Hiroshima today, it’s in Fallujah in Iraq, in Gaza, in Afghanistan, in Yugoslavia, in all the places contaminated with uranium. 52% of the kids born in Fallujah today have « severe malformations » or cancer / leukaemia. The Deutsche Welle talks of a mother that was expecting twins and got a girl with two heads. Now there is an hospital specialised in child cancer in Basra. Articles talking about it say cancers are « one of the most important causes of infant mortality in Iraq », 10 times more than in the Western world, and that there are « five times more cancers in the South of Iraq than in the North ». But Western nations still refuse to acknowledge the toxic effects of these weapons, so as to pretend they are not against international law.


  157. To see the “Estimation of Radionuclides in Sand and Soil Samples in the United States, 2012-2016” test results, from Eager Lab Assistants, you need to download and install the

    “Google Earth Plug-in”, from here,


    Then once it is installed, click on this link to download the Estimation of Radionuclides in Sand and Soil Samples in the United States, 2012-2016 .kml file.


    If you have downloaded and installed the

    “Google Earth Plug-in”,

    correctly, when you double click on the downloaded EagerLabAssistantsRadiationMap.kml file, it will automatically open up in the 3D Google Earth interactive map. It will show all the testing result locations, and if you click on the location markers you will see the testing results.

  158. USA

    April 2016 – Estimation of Radionuclides in Sand and Soil Samples in the United States, 2012-2016


    This year we’ve made all results from 2012-2016 downloadable and viewable in Google Earth. Clicking the link above or image below will prompt the download of the .kml file but you will need have Google Earth installed to view it. Once opened, click the link on the main folder to view the report, click individual sites to view further details and use the slider to see results over time. Please note exact sample collection site information is not available so sites are plotted to the nearest city or area. We’ll add a text version of results for those who do not have Google Earth soon.


    This is a very extensive survey of radioactive contamination detected in samples from across the United States. The test results have been mapped, so if you use Google Earth you will see the results clearly presented. Excellent and commendable that this work has been done by Eager Lab Assistants.

    Google Earth Cesium-137 Contamination Detection Map Screen Shot,


    Community Lab


  159. BELARUS

    25th April 2016 – AP Exclusive: Test finds Chernobyl residue in Belarus milk


    “We have a disaster,” he told the AP in the Ukraine capital, Kiev. “In Belarus, there is no protection of the population from radiation exposure. On the contrary, the government is trying to persuade people not to pay attention to radiation, and food is grown in contaminated areas and sent to all points in the country.”

    The milk sample subjected to an AP-commissioned analysis backs this picture.

    The state-run Minsk Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology said it found strontium-90, a radioactive isotope linked to cancers and cardiovascular disease, in quantities 10 times higher than Belarusian food safety regulations allow. The test, like others in resource-strapped Belarus, was insufficiently sophisticated to test for heavier radioactive isotopes associated with nuclear fallout, including americium and variants of plutonium.



    19th April 2016 – Chernobyl On The Hudson Causing a Massive Spike in Thyroid Cancer


    Th people who call Indian Point home have unwittingly lived next to a veritable cancer-generating machine for decades. Life is enough of a challenge without man-made poisons silently infiltrating your body through the air you breathe and water you drink.

    There are a staggering number of thyroid cancer victims in and around Indian Point, which have become known as cancer clusters. Groups are speaking out, people are frightened, and New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, called for its closure:



    4th April 2016 – Tribe on front lines of fight over nuclear lab contamination


    Pueblo Gov. James Mountain says he’s encouraged that New Mexico regulators, under a revamped cleanup proposal, have identified as a priority a plume of chromium contamination at the tribe’s border with the lab.

    The contamination was first detected more than a decade ago, and officials traced it to potassium dichromate used to prevent corrosion inside cooling towers at Los Alamos lab’s power plant. As part of regular maintenance from 1956 to 1972, the chemicals were discharged into canyons below.



    1st April 2016 – Irradiated: Here’s how the US and its allies poisoned Iraq with radioactive and chemically toxic weapons


    Scott Ritter, a former Marine Corps officer in Iraq and United Nations weapons inspector, told me, “The irony is we invaded Iraq in 2003 to destroy its non-existent WMD [weapons of mass destruction]. To do it, we fired these new weapons, causing radioactive casualties.”

    Keith Baverstock, who headed the radiological section of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Center of Environment and Health in the 1990s, explained why: When uranium weapons explode, their massive blasts produce gray or black clouds of uranium oxide dust particles. These float for miles, people breathe them, and the dust lodges in their lungs. From there, they seep into the lymph system and blood, flow throughout the body, and bind to the genes and chromosomes, causing them to mutate. First, they trigger birth defects. Within five or more years, cancer. Organs, often the kidneys, fail.


  160. WORLD

    12th April 2016 – OECD agency eyes new global standards on radioactive content in food


    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is poised to lay down new international standards regarding concentration of radioactive substances in food. The move is expected to lead to a unified yardstick for judging safety, thereby helping relax import restrictions still imposed by some foreign countries on Japanese food in the wake of the 2011 nuclear accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.

    A similar standard for bread in Ukraine, where the Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred, is 20 becquerels and it is 40 becquerels in adjacent Belarus. In the European Union, the standard for general food is 1,250 becquerels while the U.S. standard is 1,200 becquerels for all food.


    Independent research shows that even 10 Bg/kg of Cesium-137 can be dangerous for children. In my opinion, this is criminal behaviour by the international regulators. They are more interested in protecting the nuclear industry, than children!



    10th April 2016 – Ban lifted on “himemasu” salmon fishing at Fukushima lake after 4-year hiatus


    After the nuclear accident, radioactive cesium content exceeding the maximum allowable level of 100 becquerels per kilogram set by the Food Sanitation Act was found from himemasu samples and fishing was banned in April 2012. But no sample has surpassed the standard since August 2014, prompting the prefectural government to withdraw its request for voluntary ban and leading a local fisheries cooperative to lift the ban. The current himemasu fishing season continues until Sept. 30.


  161. @Michael, these recently released Hillary Clinton emails from the 16th March 2011, indicate the establishment knew how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster was. They were advising their contacts to take precautionary measures, but reassuring the public that everything was OK!

    Quote from page two of a Hillary’s 12th March 2011 email,

    “Normally one might also take K-I (Potassium Iodine) tablets as a precautionary measure. Substitutes include alternative sources of Iodine including isojin or consuming seaweed (nori).

    Copies of this FIOA email release can be found here.


  162. @vital1: Superb information and analysis. Is there a way you can tell us who the “reliable source” is about the scarcity of KI pills in Japan? If not publicly, let us know directly, if possible.

  163. JAPAN

    Here we have two recent articles on the incidence of thyroid cancer in the children from Fukushima Japan. The first article puts the case that the increased thyroid cancer detection rate is the result of more thyroid screening, that they are not cancers, but naturally occurring thyroid nodules.

    In my comment below the articles, I provide the physical evidence as to why the incidence of thyroid cancer is so high in the contaminated areas of Japan, and why so many thyroid cancer cases have shown up in Japan, much sooner than after the Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe.


    4th March 2016 – Mystery cancers are cropping up in children in aftermath of Fukushima


    One result, says Kenji Shibuya, a public health specialist at University of Tokyo, was “overdiagnosis and overtreatment,” leading dozens of children to have their thyroids removed, perhaps unnecessarily. Activists trumpeted the findings as evidence of the dangers of nuclear power. The large number of abnormalities appearing so soon after the accident “would indicate that these children almost certainly received a very high dose of thyroid radiation from inhaled and ingested radioactive iodine,” antinuclear crusader Helen Caldicott wrote in a post on her homepage.

    Scientists emphatically disagree. “The evidence suggests that the great majority and perhaps all of the cases so far discovered are not due to radiation,” says Dillwyn Williams, a thyroid cancer specialist at University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.



    4th March 2016 – Fukushima Thyroid Examination Fact Sheet: March 2016

    On January 22, 2016, the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology sent an open letter to the Japanese government [51] expressing their concern about a “12-fold higher risk of developing thyroid cancer among residents of Fukushima” compared to the Japan’s annual incidence, as demonstrated in the study by Tsuda et al. ISEE called for the need to develop scientific studies of health risks from the accident and offered to the government of Japan its expertise as an independent international professional organization of environmental epidemiologists. To date, the Japanese government is yet to acknowledge the ISEE letter [52].




    Why the high incidence can not be simply put down to naturally occurring thyroid nodules. The population near Fukushima was subject to massive amounts of different types of radioactive Iodine isotopes, not just Iodine-131, plus huge amounts of radioactive Cesium which can also cause Thyroid cancer. The reports below clearly reveal just how large the Iodine fallout was, just after Fukushima.

    26.06.2013 – After two years the April 2011 radioactive Iodine I-131 deposition for part of eastern Japan has been released. The maps show contamination by radioactive iodine in the 400 square kilometer area around Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and are based on the analysis of aerial surveys done by the US Department of Energy on April 2 and 3 in 2011.


    26.06.2013 – This scientific report indicates that the amount of long lived radioactive Iodine I-129, released during the early stages of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster, was 31 times greater than the short lived radioactive Iodine I-131. This study does not take into account any radioactive Iodine releases since then.


    Reported on the 14th June 2013:

    “1.19 million becquerels/kg of radioactive iodine detected on leafy vegetables near Fukushima Medical University in March 2011. Being aware of this high radioactive iodine detection, Fukushima Medical University distributed potassium iodide pills to the doctors and nurses. The report points out that potassium iodine pills were not distributed to local men, women, and children. This university is located just south of Fukushima City.”


    Another pre Fukushima Argentina studying indicates that the I-129 will eventually reach the Southern Hemisphere, as it has from other major sources, like the nuclear fuel reprocessing plants of Cape de La Hague (France) and Sellafield (UK).


    The bio-accumulation of I-129 poses a serious health problem for animal and human populations. Unlike radioactive Iodine I-131, which has a short half life of 8 days, or an environmental presence of 80 days +, radioactive Iodine I-129 has a half life of 15.7 million years.

    Most people are not aware there are lots of different types of radioactive Iodine fallout isotopes besides I-131, because the main stream media only focuses on I-131. These reports here focused on the huge releases of I-131, 1-134 and I-129, and did not include other radioactive Iodine isotope types that were released from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site, at the time! I would also like to point out that five years on, radioactive Iodine-131 is still being detected in local sewage sludge, which suggests there are still ongoing criticalities happening at the site.

    It would be logical to suggest that locations that had fallout detections of Iodine I-131 from Fukushima, eg. Japan, Southern California (In kelp), San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Europe etc., should include all the versions of radioactive Iodine fallout, to get the true total of radioactive Iodine fallout exposure.

    I have been informed by a reliable source, the reason the general population was not advised to take, or issued with Potassium Iodine pills, is that there was a worldwide shortage at the time. It was not possible to supply them to everyone, so who was chosen get them at the time?

  164. JAPAN

    6th April 2016 – Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside


    Despite boar meat being considered a delicacy in northern Japan, the meat of wild boars from Fukushima area is not suitable for human consumption because it contains high concentrations of radioactive substances. Normally one of the healthiest red meats, very high in protein, Fukushima’s wild boars have become quite the opposite of “healthy nutrition,” as they normally eat roots, nuts, berries and smaller animals from the forest floor, which is where the highest levels of radioactive fallout, typically washed down by the rain, is concentrated. The radioactive element caesium-137 has been reportedly discovered in animals from the area at levels 300 times higher than the regulatory standard for human consumption. Local authorities have been issuing warnings to residents asking them to refrain from eating boar meat.


    In this article they make this statement,


    “To date, no evidence has emerged of genetic damage in humans exposed to the radiation in Fukushima. A study by Stanford University in California concluded that about 130 people may die as a result of cancers caused by the disaster, which is considered to be a rather low number given the size of the population affected.”

    Here is a list of documented fatalities and Injuries resulting from the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe that clearly shows this statement is false.




  165. @vital1: As always excellent information so much so we put it under Gone Fishing – Fukushima at Five Years as well as it directly relates to what we reported there. Thank you, Peter!

  166. JAPAN

    2nd April 2016 – Radioactive sediment found in Fukushima rivers


    The researchers found up to 54,500 becquerels per kg of radioactive substances in the Maeda river in Futaba town, where the plant is situated, and 39,600 becquerels in the Hiru river in Fukushima city. They also detected more than 10,000 becquerels at five other locations in four municipalities.

    The prefectural government plans to study restricting access to rivers with high concentrations of radioactive materials.


  167. JAPAN

    17th September 2011 – Japan’s Fukushima ‘worst in history’


    At least one billion becquerels a day of radiation continue to leak from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant after the March earthquake and tsunami.

    Experts say that the total amount of radiation leaked will exceed amounts released from Chernobyl, making Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster in history.

    Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from the Japanese capital of Tokyo.


    Twenty seconds into this video they show a map of dangerous radioactive hot spots in Tokyo. The tests were done by professional labs. The contaminated Tokyo hot spots are at levels where mandatory evacuation was enforced around Chernobyl. There is also evidence presented in the report of children already getting sick.


    22nd January 2016 – Experts: Fukushima ‘Worse’ Than Chernobyl -Tokyo Evacuation Can No Longer Be Ignored


    Radiation Levels Higher Than Chernobyl Evacuation Limits Span Over 800 KM in Japan.


    This Higgins News Network report, reinforces the facts present in the video above report, “17th September 2011 – Japan’s Fukushima ‘worst in history’”, with hard facts from 2011 official Japanese radioactive contamination reports.


  168. JAPAN

    26th March 2016 – 650Bq/Kg of I-131 still measured from sewage sludge of Fukushima


    High level of I-131 was measured for 11 days this January in dry sewage sludge, Fukushima prefectural government announced on 2/26/2016.

    The highest density was 648.1 Bq/Kg. It was continuously detected from 1/21 to 1/31/2016. The data of February has not been published yet.

    Both of the highest densities were detected about 1 week after the rain (57.0 mm) to strongly implies the possibility that the discharged radioactive material is carried by the wind and fall with rain.



  169. JAPAN

    11th March 2016 – Gone Fishing – Fukushima at Five Years


    The vessel bobbed in the choppy waters several hundred yards away from the still stricken, still leaking, still out of control triple nuclear reactors in full meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Gone fishing in the hot zone.

    “Here’s a screenshot I took on 1/20/2016 at 2:36 [Japanese Standard Time] via the TBS Webcam,” says Sierra Nevada musician Chas Haws in a Radiation Conversation comment on EnviroReporter.com not long after taking it earlier this year. “It looks like a very large fishing boat with its trolling lights on. The thought that somebody somewhere could unknowingly consume those fish is a very scary thought. So scary I can’t believe any human being in their right mind would do such a thing.”


    This article raises questions about how serious the Japanese are about keeping contaminated Japanese fish off the market!



    3rd March 2016 – Five years after quake, Fukushima market battles to keep fishery items in stores


    Inspectors picked up samples from the boxes packed with seafood that the middlemen had brought. They then put the samples into buckets so they could be checked for radioactive contamination.

    While they minced the meat, the inspectors examined the samples with a radiation detector. The monitor displayed a circle, indicating radioactive concentration levels were within the criteria. Having passed the test, a certification label was immediately put on each box and the fishery products were taken away by trucks for delivery.


    The radiation testing techniques described in this article, to test for radioactive contamination in the freshly caught fish, raises questions about how serious the Japanese are about keeping contaminated Japanese fish off the market! Waving a radiation detector briefly over some fish is not a proper test. Testing this way would not detect the small levels of contamination that can affect human health.


  170. USA

    11th March 2016 – ‘No plan A’: US unprepared for nuclear crisis as more Fukushima radiation found off West Coast


    Now, marine radiochemist Ken Buesseler and his team have detected the highest level to date, roughly 1,600 miles west of San Francisco. The samples are 50 percent more radioactive than other samples collected so far.

    Experts at the anti-nuclear watchdog Beyond Nuclear said Thursday that the US still lacks a “reasonable” plan to prevent a similar event in the US and protect Americans in the event one occurs. The group said 30 GE boiling reactors identical to the ones used in Fukushima – the kind “most vulnerable to catastrophic failure” – are still operating in the US.




    Ken Buesseler’s assessment does not take into account the hyper sensitivity of embryonic sea life to radioactive contamination.

    This massive amount of radioactive environment pollution has resulted in the Pacific Ocean food supply crashing! Hence the large number of reports of seals, whales and birds etc., washing up on the west coast of North America, starving to death.

    Thanks to Dr. Sternglass for this research paper below. It clearly demonstrates how nuclear contamination from the nuclear bomb testing era caused a significant crash in Pacific Ocean fish stocks. If this was the case then, it would be logical to assume that the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe is having a similar effect.


    “The purpose of the study was to determine whether continued atmospheric testing by France and China or potential releases from underground detonations that might unexpectedly escape into the nearby fishing grounds could have detectable effects on the reproduction of fish populations similar to the unanticipatedly severe effects of low level radiation on the human embryo and fetus (2, 3, 4) recently confirmed by independent studies by other investigators (5, 6).”

    08.10.1971 – Fallout and Reproduction of Ocean Fish Populations. E.J. Sternglass, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    Nuclear Fallout causes Fish Population Decline,

    As will be shown below, very large declines of fish-populations after low-altitude nuclear tests followed by a gradual recovery to pretesting levels have been observed both in the Atlantic and Pacific, strongly suggesting that the eggs of fish and the developing young are far more sensitive to internal radiation from low-level fallout than had been anticipated, very much as in the case of the human-embryo and fetus.



    3rd March 2016 – Japan Diary 2016, Fukushima+5 Part 3. People are Sick Now


    Many are engaged in legal battles to win compensation. Some are now effectively homeless and relying on the help of service organizations, churches and help from family. Many are women whose husbands do not support their choice to move their children to less contaminated areas. Divorce due to Daiichi is not uncommon.

    I met a representative of a service organization that has done interviews with families that were directly exposed when Daiichi 1, 2 and 3 melted down…and by contamination since 2011. When the report comes out, it will say that 80% of the large number of families they have spoken to have health problems NOW. When this report becomes available, NIRS will share it. For now, I will simply say: cancer is not the only harm that comes from radiation exposure.


  171. JAPAN

    4th March -2016 – A report from Greenpeace reveals that the destruction of ecosystems caused by the Fukushima meltdown is worse than the government lets on.


    “The Abe government is perpetuating a myth that five years after the start of the nuclear accident the situation is returning to normal,” said Kendra Ulrich, Senior Nuclear Campaigner at Greenpeace Japan, in a statement on Friday. “The evidence exposes this as political rhetoric, not scientific fact.”

    “The government’s massive decontamination program will have almost no impact on reducing the ecological threat from the enormous amount of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster,” Ulrich said.



    7th March 2016 – FPL nuclear plant canals leaking into Biscayne Bay, study confirms


    A radioactive isotope linked to water from power plant cooling canals has been found in high levels in Biscayne Bay, confirming suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park.

    The study comes two weeks after a Tallahassee judge ordered the utility and the state to clean up the nuclear plant’s cooling canals after concluding that they had caused a massive underground saltwater plume to migrate west, threatening a wellfield that supplies drinking water to the Florida Keys. The judge also found the state failed to address the pollution by crafting a faulty management plan.


  172. USA

    2nd March 2016 – The Price of Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power: The Case of Paducah, Kentucky


    The chance discovery of the ooze by plant workers in July led to the uncovering of a burial ground for radioactive debris just north of the plant. The waste was barely hidden under a thin layer of soil in a grassy lot, and was found by the workers when they noticed a tar-like substance in the tracks left by the truck.

    The findings appear to confirm serious allegations already made against Lockheed-Martin and Martin-Marietta in a lawsuit filed by the workers and by the Natural Resources Defense Council this past June. The suit accuses the companies of making false statements and claims to the Department of Energy about the plant’s health, safety and environmental record. It says that contaminated waste streamed out of the plant for years, exposing workers to dangerous levels of radiation. Some was allegedly dumped in woods and abandoned buildings in a nearby state wildlife area.

    In the latest scare, a couple living about three miles from the plant last week discovered three barrels buried in their back yard. A Department of Emergency Services worker tested the barrels with a Geiger counter and found high levels of contamination on the drums and on the hands and shoes of Jim Hutto, owner of the house.



    19th August 2015 – A scary amount of uranium is contaminating the drinking water of 6 million U.S. residents


    Uranium toxicity is caused by eating or drinking substances containing uranium. It then enters the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal system and filtered by the kidneys, where it can cause damage to the kidney cells. A study for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry also found that other potential damage might occur in the reproductive system.

    The study found that 78% of the uranium-contaminated sites are linked to the presence of nitrate, a common groundwater contaminant, that stems from chemical and animal waste fertilisers. Nitrate, through a series of bacterial and chemical reactions, oxidizes uranium which then makes it soluble and capable of leaching into groundwater.



    Research Paper:


  173. NORWAY

    27th February 2016 – Reindeer are strangely radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl


    Many worked as boazovázzi, or “reindeer walkers,” herding the animals over hundreds of miles of terrain and selling their meat come slaughter season. The reindeer were a cultural and economic centerpiece for the Sami people.

    Chernobyl poisoned their way of life by turning the reindeer radioactive. Thirty years later, the reindeer walkers are still devastated.

    Lichen has no roots system and absorbs nutrients from the air, making it well suited to sponge up all that cesium-137. The reindeer gorged themselves and became “very radioactive.”



    15th February 2016 – Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow


    While Entergy focuses attention on tritium, a radioactive form of water and the predominant contaminant leaking from the plant’s cooling system, the actual leak contains a basket of radioactive elements, including Strontium-90, Cesium-137, Cobalt-60, and Nickel-63 according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment.

    In the past, the Coastal Zone Management report states, “radioactive releases have been detected at the Indian Point facility from cracks in two different spent fuel pools. Leaks of radioactive liquids from the Indian Point 2 spent fuel pools have reached the Hudson River and have been detected in the groundwater beneath the Indian Point facility.


  174. USA

    20th February 2016 – The Atoms Next Door Live Stream Event 2/20 7:00pm CST


    This event features a keynote presentation by Helen Caldicott, M.D., and a panel discussion with Robert Alvarez, Denise Brock, Mark Harder, Ray Hartmann and Sam Page, M.D.


    Helen Caldicott’s presentation covers the serious health effects of being exposed to the toxic chemical brew coming off the burning dump, and from the radioactive dump site.

    This presentation by Robert Alvarez provides clear evidence that radioactive contamination has left the site. Independent testing of the local areas affected by this environmental disaster find high detections of Radon, Thorium 230, and Lead-210. In the Robert Alvarez’s presentation, the amount of contamination is quantified in charts created from extensive testing.

    At the end of this St Louis community meeting, there is a heart felt plea from a local women who never smoked, and who is in a lot of pain and dying from terminal lung cancer, asking for something to be done.



    19th February 2016 – Anti-nuclear activist tours north St. Louis County sites contaminated with radioactive waste


    “When you inhale radon, it decays into lead 210 and stays there in the bronchus irradiating just a small volume of cells with alpha radiation, very carcinogenic,” she said. “Radon is one of the most potent causes of lung cancer.”

    “I’m a pediatrician. Children are extremely sensitive to the toxic and carcinogenic effects of radiation,” she said. “I can’t for the life of me understand why the government …hasn’t removed this material, especially if there’s a fire next to this radioactive waste dump.”

    “I really can’t get my mind around this as a physician; I don’t know what the government thinks it’s doing,” she added. “It just breaks my heart.”


  175. JAPAN

    16th February 2016 – 559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 detected from vacuum dust in Tokyo


    By 2/16/2016, a citizen’s radiation measurement station “Iwaki citizen’s radiation measurement station” announced 559 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo.

    The sampling location was Edogawa ward in Tokyo.


  176. USA

    14th February 2016 – Radioactive Groundwater Contamination Found at All US Nuclear Power Stations: Pipe Failures Endanger Nuclear Power Station Cooling Systems-Environment


    Corroding, or otherwise damaged, nuclear power station water intake pipes for cooling could cause a major nuclear disaster. Corroded, damaged, radioactive effluent (outtake) pipes pollute groundwater in a slow-moving nuclear-environmental disaster.

    Since 2008, NRC has been collecting data from licensees on groundwater contamination incidents at nuclear power plants that have resulted from unplanned or uncontrolled releases of radioactive material, including leaks from underground piping systems. Based on these data, NRC has concluded that all 65 reactor sites in the United States have experienced a leak or spill of radioactive material into groundwater.


  177. USA

    9th February 2016 – Brentwood nuke dump burns as VA finalizes draft master plan


    Tritium-contaminated brush goes up in flames, radioactive smoke seen for miles.

    Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, let alone the potential health impacts of allowing the dump to sit there undisturbed, catching fire and spreading radiation over the VA and beyond in ash, dust and groundwater.


  178. USA

    7th February 2016 – ‘65,000% radioactivity spike’: New York Gov. orders probe into water leak at Indian Point


    One of the three wells in question, according to Cuomo’s statement, had “radioactivity increasing nearly 65,000 percent,” while in total the company reported “alarming levels of radioactivity” at three monitoring wells.

    Cuomo has been pushing to close the Indian Point facility for several years, arguing it is not possible to safely operate a reactor so close to the nation’s largest metropolitan area. Some 20 million residents live within 50 miles of the plant.



    6th February 2016 – Sr-90 density jumped up over 10 times in groundwater beside Reactor 2


    The reading was 3,200,000 Bq/m3. The previous highest reading was 290,000 Bq/m3. 54,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 was also detected from the next observation hole, which is the highest reading from this observation well. There are 5 wells in this area outside of the underground wall, but Tepco is concealing the data of 2 of these wells for some reason.


    The ever increasing Sr-90 levels being detected at the Fukushima site, are predicted by a 1992 German simulation of a Nuclear Plant core melt down, on the upper Rhine river.

    This simulation concluded that,

    1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak level around 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another 40,000 days + !

    2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels after 10,000 days.

    Interestingly, Tepco has tried to implement the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site. They have not had much success so far.

    German Simulation Document: (Note: that the charts in this document are log scale.)





  179. @ Michael, Capturing that very large fishing boat with it trolling lights on, just off the coast of the Fukushima site, was an excellent piece of detective work by Chase.

    The big question is where will the fish catch end up!

    Yes, all the evidence is that the North Pacific Ocean food chain has crashed. The years of continuing ongoing releases of enormous amounts of radioactive contamination, from the Fukushima catastrophe site, is killing the fertility of the Pacific Ocean. Most of the larger animals, higher up the food chain, are starving to death. Like the human embryo, fish eggs and sea life larva in general, are much more sensitive to the effects radiation.

  180. @vital1: This is amazing and more proof that wishing – and fishing – away the tons of radioactive seawater produced each an every day for nearly half a decade just isn’t good public health policy or good for the environment. Note these figures come from the polluter so they are ‘conservative’ at best.

    Yet people keep chowing down Pacific caught seafood (even as the entire food chain is crashing) like it’s going out of style. It is. And out of existence though there are still hot meal deals available as you kindly share [here in comments as we’re having a delay in getting into the RFL main body, Peter].

    Thanks to Chase, we can visualize fishing easier off of Fukushima in this undoctored photo:

    Fishing for fission off of Fukushima melted down reactors 2015

  181. JAPAN

    22nd January 2016 – Cs-134/137 detected from over 40 percent of fish in 20km radius area outside of Fukushima plant port


    On 1/19/2016, Tepco announced they measured Cesium-134/137 from 40.5 % of fish in 20km radius sea area from Fukushima plant. Fukushima plant port is excluded.

    The samples were collected in mid December of 2015. 30 sorts of fish were collected and analyzed.

    The highest density of Cs-134/137 was 86 Bq/Kg. The samples were not dry to be tested for some reason.

    Among 106 samples, Cs-134/137 was detected from 43 samples.




    22nd January 2016 – The Czech Republic has an excellent radiation monitoring, food and environmental testing network!

    If you click the “What we breath, drink and eat” button, at the top left of the page, you can find recent food and environmental item testing results. There are up to date testing reports from drinking water and milk, to mushrooms and berries etc. Click the chart symbol to to the left of the item to see a spreadsheet of the latest testing results. Ticking the box next to the item will show the testing location on the map.

    Clicking the “Radioactivity in Human Body” button will open a spreadsheet showing the results of whole-body counter scanning for Cesium-137, for the last 30 years!


    There are also lots of radiation monitoring stations here, click the “External Irradiation” button, to select the type of monitoring station to show on the map.

    The Czech Republic radiation monitoring network has also been added to the International Radiation Monitoring Stations list,


  183. 9th January 2016 – EU due to start easing restrictions on food imports from Fukushima


    The European Union will start easing restrictions Saturday imposed on Japanese food imports over the Fukushima nuclear disaster, including vegetables and beef produced in the prefecture, the farm ministry said.

    That requirement will be removed for vegetables, fruit excluding persimmons, livestock products, tea and soba, because the radiation levels of these items never exceeded permissible levels in 2013 and 2014, according to the farm ministry.

    Other food from the prefecture such as rice, mushrooms, soybeans and some fishery products — excluding scallops, seaweed and live fish — will remain subject to the requirement.

    At least 14 countries, including Australia and Thailand, have abolished restrictions on Japanese food imports, while dozens of countries like South Korea maintain special rules.


    “The allowable limits are set at 100 becquerels per kilogram for vegetables and fruit, 50 Bq/kg for milk beverages and infant food, and 10 Bq/kg for drinking water, in accordance to Japanese standards.”

    In my opinion, these so called safety limits are far too high for children! Why would any parent risk their child’s health because some bureaucrats say it is safe to eat, when independent research says it is clearly not! We have a sick leadership!

    This very informative video, that is just 10 minutes long, discusses the damage very small amounts of Cesium can do to children.




  184. JAPAN

    11th January 2016 – I-131 detected from sewage sludge in Koriyama city Fukushima almost everyday this November


    In total, I-131 was measured almost everyday this November. The highest reading was 49 Bq/Kg.

    In October, I-131 was detected only on 10/30/2015.


    These recent sewage sludge I-131 detection reports, in a city near the Fukushima site, point to criticality still occurring at the nuclear catastrophe site!




    10th January 2016 – 8,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum dust collected in the last week of 2015


    On 1/8/2016, the same person posted on Twitter that 7,993 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured even after the entire cleaning of the house.

    After cleaning the entire house to detect 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from the dust on 12/20/2015, the person cleaned the house again. 7,993 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured in the dust collected during this second enter cleaning, which suggests radioactive material is still newly accumulated in a house.



    31st December 2015 -Cumbria flooding: Environment Agency issues alert on Drigg nuclear waste site


    “To describe the UKs nuclear waste site as a ‘Repository’ is putting a spin on the UKs main nuclear dump for ‘low level’ waste”, the letter states. “There is controlled discharge direct to the Irish Sea not to mention run off to the Drigg Stream and River Irt.

    “Discharges to the air of radioactive gases are ongoing. According to the British Geological Society the Drigg site is above a regional aquifer. It is also likely to be destroyed by coastal erosion in 500 to 5,000 years (computer modelling can be wrong either way). Much of the waste is long lived and high risk.”

    The nuclear site, already one of the most dangerous and contaminated in Europe, could be inundated by sea water within a century.



    25th December 2015 – I-131 still detected from two sewage plants in Tokyo this December


    The measured density was 21 ~ 25 Bq/Kg. In Edogawa ward, 1,450 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was also detected. Cs-134 density was 250 Bq/Kg to prove it came from Fukushima plant.

    In the plant of Akishima city, 20 Bq/Kg of I-131 was detected in November too.


  185. USA

    31st December 2015 – Radioactive materials spreading from St. Louis landfill – report


    According to a peer-reviewed study just published in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, there is “strong evidence” that radon gas and water emanating from the West Lake Landfill are responsible for the anomalous levels of a lead isotope (210Pb), created by radioactive decay, in the surrounding area.

    After analyzing nearly 300 soil samples from a 200-square-kilometer zone surrounding West Lake, the report’s authors concluded that “offsite migration of radiological contaminants from Manhattan Project-era uranium processing wastes has occurred in this populated area.”



    31st December 2015 – Radiation-contaminated water at Fukushima plant on the rise


    Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the plant, had initially planned to halve the daily amount of contaminated groundwater to 150 metric tons by pumping up groundwater from wells called “groundwater drains” on the ocean side and “subdrains” inland. However, because the pumped water was found to be highly radioactive, the utility was unable to release it into the ocean, resulting in up to around 400 tons a day of tainted water being transferred back to the side of reactor buildings.



    30th December 2015 – 5,600 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust accumulated from this September in Iwaki city


    A Japanese citizen living in Iwaki city Fukushima posted on Twitter that 5,580 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was detected from vacuum cleaner dust.



    27th December 2015 – Levels of radioactive contaminants in marketed food in Tokyo





  186. INDIA

    12th December 2015 – India’s nuclear industry pours its wastes into a river of death and disease


    When Ghosh’s team seven years ago collected samples from the river and also from adjacent wells, he was alarmed by the results. The water was adulterated with radioactive alpha particles that cannot be absorbed through the skin or clothes, but if ingested cause 1,000 times more damage than other types of radiation. In some places, the levels were 160 percent higher than safe limits set by the World Health Organization.

    “It was potentially catastrophic,” Ghosh said in a recent interview. Millions of people along the waterway were potentially exposed.

    What the professor’s team uncovered was hard evidence of the toxic footprint cast by the country’s secret nuclear mining and fuel fabrication program. It is now the subject of a potentially powerful legal action, shining an unusual light on India’s nuclear ambitions and placing a cloud over its future reactor operations.



    12th December 2015 – Feds acknowledge radiation, chemicals likely killed 396 in Idaho


    Drinking water, for instance. Water was contaminated with radioactive tritium, an isotope of hydrogen, which was pumped directly into the groundwater. Levels were as high as five times the maximum federal acceptable contamination level in the 1960s; levels violated the standard when the Environmental Protection Agency and the Idaho Division of Environmental Quality required monitoring in 1987, Thatcher said.

    An open-air reactor test in 1965 that had not been made public also likely caused high doses for workers across the site, she said.



    10th December 2015 – Study finds higher rates of advanced thyroid cancer in California


    According to the study, 35 percent of Californians with thyroid cancer were not diagnosed until the disease had already spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body, compared with 29 percent of people nationwide.


    In my opinion, a significant contributing factor to the thyroid cancer increase in California would be the heavy dose of Fukushima radioactive Iodine and Cesium fallout, which California received after 3/11!


  187. Dear Lord,

    They’re selling “wild Alaskan salmon” in several stores from Whole Foods to Trader Joes. We’re doomed.

  188. USA

    8th December 2015 – “You can get cancer”: Uranium contaminates water in the West


    Uranium, the notices warn, tests at a level considered unsafe by federal and state standards. The law requires the park’s owner to post the warnings. But they are awkwardly worded and mostly in English, a language few of the park’s dozens of Spanish-speaking families can read.

    The uranium gleaned from local water systems is handled like the nuclear material it is – taken away by workers in masks, gloves and other protective garments, said Ron Dollar, a vice president at Water Remediation Technology, a Colorado-based firm. It is then processed into nuclear fuel for power plants, Dollar said.



    31st October 2015 – SURPRISE! You’re Eating Fukushima Radiation; Bloody Cancerous Tumors in Fish & Seafood


    According to the Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network in Hydaburg, Alaska, they have found strange growths in the flesh or meat of salmon. “We were fishing for Cohos (silver salmon) at the mouth of the Hydaburg River with line and reel.” said Brian Holter, Jr. who said that eight fish were filled up inside with strange growths that were either white or pink in color. “On the outside the fish looked fine.

    Other volunteers from LEO have come across even more disturbing cancerous tumors and bloody lesions on fish. According to another LEO volunteer, Sam Kunaknana, in Nuiqsut, Alaska, for the past few months they have been catching sick fish on Nigliq Channel and upstream from Nigliq Channel to the Colville River. The fish have had bloody lesions and tumors on them.



    4th December 2015 – Fukushima Pacific Plume Reaches Predicted Levels


    “Scientists monitoring the spread of radiation in the ocean from the Fukushima nuclear accident report finding an increased number of sites off the US West Coast showing signs of contamination from Fukushima. This includes the highest detected level to date from a sample collected about 1,600 miles west of San Francisco. The level of radioactive cesium isotopes in the sample, 11 Becquerel’s per cubic meter of seawater (about 264 gallons), is 50 percent higher than other samples collected along the West Coast so far,“



    7th December 2015 – Still over 22,657 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from mushroom in Iwaki city


    On 11/29/2015, a citizen’s radiation researcher posted on Twitter that the person measured 22,657 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from mushroom.



    3rd December 2015 – 45 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from farm soil in Chiba prefecture


    A citizen’s radiation measurement station named “Fujimi-ru” reported they measured 44.7 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 from farm soil. The sample was collected in Kimitsu city of Chiba prefecture (0 ~ 10cm deep). Sampling date was this November.


  190. JAPAN

    23rd November 2015 – 14,290 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from mushroom in Iwaki city / Over double as last year


    The sampling location was Iwaki city in Fukushima. The type of the mushroom was Lactarius chrysorrheus. Cs-134/137 density in the surrounding ground was 2,789 Bq/Kg.

    The researcher comments Cs-134/137 density was 828 Bq/Kg from the sample at the same location in 2013. It went up to 5,625 Bq/Kg in 2014, which shows the increasing density trend in mushroom.



    20th November 2015 – Nevada tells feds that 1,400 in farm area could face threat of tainted water from nuclear dump


    Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the nation’s deadliest nuclear waste to be buried in the Nevada desert, state officials said in a report issued Friday.


    UNITED KINGDOM (Scotland)

    18th November 2015 – Radioactive source found in Dalgety Bay mussel beds as part of routine monitoring by Sepa


    A RADIOACTIVE source has been detected in mussel beds off Dalgety Bay beach in Fife.

    This is the first time that sources have been found in the mussel beds, Sepa said.


  191. USA

    19 March 2015 – Changes in Congenital Anomaly Incidence in West Coast and Pacific States (USA) after Arrival of Fukushima Fallout


    Consistent patterns of elevated increases are observed in the west (20 of 21 comparisons, 6 of which are statistically significant/borderline significant), by state, type of birth defect, month of birth, and month of conception. While these five anomalies are relatively uncommon (about 7500 cases per year in the U.S.), sometimes making statistical significance difficult to achieve, the consistency of the results lend strength to the analysis, and suggest fetal harm from Fukushima may have occurred in western U.S. states.



    17th November 2015 – Sudan: Waste Dumped in West Kordofan – Experts Warn of Health Hazard


    Khartoum — Experts in Sudan have confirmed the large-scale dumping of toxic waste in the country. Besides the reported disposal of nuclear waste in Northern State, an environmental conservation society received information that toxic waste is buried near oilfields in West Kordofan.

    Earlier this year, the SAEC discovered that the radioactive containers in six oil-rich areas in West Kordofan state are unregistered. The former conservation society director stressed that the import of un-cleared goods is “a sign of corruption by authorities”.


  192. USA

    16th November 2015 – D uke Energy Florida, Inc. (Crystal River Unit 3 – 2014 Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report to U.S. NRC), May 5, 2015 (emphasis added):


    In 2014, sixteen of twenty four indicator [vegetation] samples had measurable amounts of cesium-137 [up to] 159 pCi/kg… The cesium-137 values are similar in concentration as compared to samples collected in 2013 which experienced radionuclide deposition as a result of the Fukushima earthquake event.

    In 2013, fifteen of twenty four indicator samples had measurable amounts of cesium-137 [up to] 147 pCi/kg… Orlando, Fl. also had measurable amounts of cesium-137 [up to] 258 pCi/kg. The cesium-137 values are similar in concentration as compared to samples collected in 2012 which experienced radionuclide deposition as a result of the Fukushima earthquake event




    10th November 2015 – LA’s Nuclear Secret: Camp Cover-Up. The popular 2,800-acre Southern California camp sits just over the hill from the Santa Susana Field Lab


    Tens of thousands of children who attended a popular camp in the hills northwest of Los Angeles over the last 65 years may have been exposed to radioactive waste and toxic chemicals from a former nuclear and rocket testing facility right next door, the Santa Susana Field Lab, according to documents and scientific studies obtained by the NBC4 I-Team.

    The I-Team found reports, studies and tests that show campers and staff could have been exposed to radioactive materials and toxic chemicals from the Santa Susana lab that migrated onto the Brandeis property through groundwater, surface water and wind.


    For many years, Michael Collins of EnviroReporter, has provided excellent articles on the Los Angeles Rocketdyne area contamination, and cover up.


    “19 (nineteen) soil samples at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute were over background for Strontium-90 + D.”


    NBC Article and Video:



    10th – November 2015 – Test fishing in Fukushima reels in a clean catch fit for a king


    But a reading of white rockfish was 58.7 becquerels per kilo, below the national standards of 100 becquerels per kilo, but in excess of the limit of 50 becquerels set by the local fishermen’s cooperatives for circulation.


    8th November 2015 – Chris Busby; Fukushima Thyroid Cancer- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences


    Sweden, like all European States is subject to the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards Directive which contains a clause, an amendment by the European Greens in 1996 at the suggestion of Busby, Alice Stewart, Alexy Yablokov and Rosalie Bertell.

    It states that if “New and important Evidence” emerges that the risk model is wrong, all practices involving radiation exposure in the EU must be Justified all over again. Here, Chris Busby attacks the risk model and those who had presented extremely biased science through the day of the symposium.

    He draws attention particularly to the recent publication in the journal Epidemiology which reports 120 thyroid cancers in 380,000 children living near Fukushima. This shows an error in the ICRP model of 2600 times.


    It is very evident from numerous research papers, that the Nuclear industry dose model is seriously flawed. This means all their statements about safety levels are grossly inaccurate. They don’t want the general population to be aware of this.



    9th November 2015 – 7,200,000,000 Bq of All β nuclides in contaminated water leaked from Reactor 2


    In total, 7,200,000,000 Bq of all β nuclides to include Strontium-90 and 3,037,500,000 Bq of Cs-134/137 are reported to have leaked out. The density of other nuclides was not announced.

    Tepco is still investigating the exact leakage point. However, it is highly likely that the transferring pipe was damaged and it was made of Polyethylene.



    10th October 2015 – 9,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from stove ash in Tochigi prefecture


    On 10/10/2015, the citizen’s radiation measurement station announced they detected extremely high level of Cesium-134/137 from stove ash used in Tochigi prefecture.

    The density was 8,570 Bq/Kg in total of Cs-134/137. From the safety regulation of Ministry of the Environment, this is the level to be properly stocked as radioactive waste.



  193. @ Bob, “Is there any way to verify what this article states?”

    You would need to have access to the government department’s testing data, or you would need to have independent lab testing of samples of the fish and crabs. That would take time.

    At this point, whether it is radiative contamination, or some other type of contamination, the evidence is that you should not eat the seafood!!

  194. Is there any way to verify what this article states? Namely that the reason for California’s halt to Dungeness crab season is due to radioactive contamination, not domoic acid as is the official explanation. It also says that Alaskan salmon and other fishes are dying from cancers due to Fukushima.
    Looking forward to a reply. Thanks.


    2nd November 2015 – Radioactive honey found near nuclear power station


    The samples showed levels of radioactive caesium-137 that are 14 times higher than samples of honey from elsewhere in the UK, prompting scientists to call for an investigation into wider contamination at the site.



    30th October 2015 – Fukushima Contamination Found In Tap Water; New Report


    The readings are very low but drinking water is used in so many things people consume it does create a long term method of ongoing exposure. NRA did not mention if any of these municipalities were doing anything to try to further filter out contaminants before delivering water to the public.




    29th October 2015 – 52,339 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 still measured from mushroom in Fukushima


    On 10/22/2015, the person posted on Twitter that 52,339 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was detected from a type of mushroom called “Ramaria botrytis” (Photos A). The sample was collected in a copse of Futaba county in Fukushima.



    28th October 2015 – Residents in St Louis dying in record numbers from World War II radioactive waste


    As a kid, Ms Visintine unknowingly ate vegetables full of radiation from her backyard vegetable garden. Kids would go down to the corner dairy mart and eat fresh ice cream from the huge dairy farms in the area, unaware the cows were eating from a contaminated field.

    Soon enough, one little Facebook page grew from simply getting back in touch, to the alarming realisation that more than 2700 residents reported rare incidents of illness. This was becoming a cancer cluster of epic proportions: 45 cases of appendix cancer, 184 cases of brain cancer, 315 cases of thyroid cancer, 448 cases of auto-immune disease, and so on.



    15th October 2015 – Regional West Lake Landfill CommUnity Meeting October


    Monthly Meeting of Citizens to discuss information about West Lake Landfill (Radioactive Nuclear Waste) and Bridgeton Landfill (Fire). This month the discussion was on the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s document release, review research of forest fires in Chernobyl and how to prepare for an emergency, whether that is a Shelter in Place or Evacuation.


  196. JAPAN

    10th October 2015 – 9,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from stove ash in Tochigi prefecture


    On 10/10/2015, the citizen’s radiation measurement station announced they detected extremely high level of Cesium-134/137 from stove ash used in Tochigi prefecture.



    30th September 2015 – Municipal Drinking Water In Japan Still Show Traces Of Fukushima Contamination


    A recent Health Ministry report showed that a number of Japanese cities were still finding traces of Fukushima related contamination in their drinking water. The amounts found were low but they did include cesium 134, the shorter lived contaminant from Fukushima Daiichi. A strontium 90 test was not conducted on these samples.


  197. JAPAN

    9th October 2015 – Significant level of Cs-134/137 measured from 46 of 50 dried persimmons from Fukushima


    15 of them exceeded the food safety limit in Cs-134/137 density. The highest density was 270 Bq/Kg, which is nearly 3 times higher than food safety limit.



  198. 6th October 2015 – 32 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo of this year


    32 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from vacuum cleaner dust in Tokyo of this year. The citizen’s radiation measurement station also measured significant density of Cesium-134/137 from vacuum cleaner dust taken in Mitaka city of Tokyo, reported on 9/14/2015.


  199. JAPAN

    29th September 2015 – 420 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from mushroom sold on a shelf in Gunma


    On 9/25/2015, MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) announced high level of Cs-134/137 was detected from mushroom that was already sold.

    The highest density was 420 Bq/Kg from Shimeji. The analysis was implemented by National Institute of Health Sciences.




    24th September 2015 – Still 0.88 MBq/km2 of Cs-134/137 falls in Tokyo monthly


    From their report released on 8/31/2015, 0.88 MBq/km2 of Cs-134/137 falls onto Tokyo this July. The sampling location was Shinjuku.

    The comparable data on Fukushima prefecture is not listed on the same report for some reason.

    In Miyagi prefecture, where is in the North of Fukushima prefecture, the fallout level is 0.55 MBq/km2. The fallout density in Tokyo is higher than Miyagi prefecture.




    22nd September 2015 – Cs-134/137 measured from Tokyo tap-water


    The density was from 0.00178 to 0.003 Bq/Kg. Cs-134 was detected to prove it is from Fukushima plant.

    All the other analyses were carried out by Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Waterworks or municipal governments and the lowest detectable amount was over 0.5 Bq/kg to show none of the actual readings.




    20th September 2015 – The highest I-131 density of this year detected in 2 Fukushima sewage plants


    The highest reading was 1,038.4 Bq/Kg of 7/11/2015. The highest density of Cs-134 was also detected, which was 44 Bq/Kg the same day. It rained on 7/8/2015 but the precipitation was only 10.5 mm.

    Also in another sewage plant in Koriyama city, 889 Bq/Kg of I-131 was detected from dry sewage sludge. This is also the highest reading of this plant. I-131 kept on being detected for 15 days of this July.





    19th September 2015 – Over 700 Fukushima waste bags swept away by torrential floods


    Extensive and destructive floods across eastern Japan have swept more than 700 bags containing Contaminated soil and grass into Japan’s rivers, with many still unaccounted for and some spilling their radioactive content into the water system.


  200. CANADA

    28th September 2015 – Radioactive cesium-137 from Fukushima now detected off coast of Canada


    The Woods Hole researchers tested water samples collected on February 19 from various locations off the coast of Ucluelet, British Columbia, a small town on Vancouver Island. They detected cesium-134 at levels of 1.4 Becquerels per cubic meter, and cesium-137 at levels of 5.8 Becquerels per cubic meter.

    According to a 2013 study by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway, the main part of the radioactive ocean plume from the Fukushima disaster is likely to hit the North American west coast in 2017, with maximum concentrations of radioactivity arriving in 2018. The model showed the bulk of the radioactive material from the disaster remaining concentrated along the North American coast at least through 2026.


  201. RUSSIA

    19th April 1992 – At top of the world, the Soviet legacy is pollution


    Scientists began taking blood and tissue samples from the seals two years ago, after more than a million dead starfish washed up along the White Sea coast. They are still unsure of what killed the starfish, but the study of the seals has revealed blood pathologies consistent with long-term toxic or radioactive exposure.

    “The Barents Sea and the coast of Novaya Zemlya were turned into a dump for solid and liquid radioactive waste. A catastrophic situation has been created. A real threat has emerged, not only to sea mammals but everything in the ocean. The ecological and genetic consequences are unpredictable.”

    Local health officials report cancer rates 50 to 100 percent higher than the average in Russia. Only 8 percent of the region’s children are born healthy, Mr. Sadkov says. Many suffer from allergies, lung and blood diseases and various degrees of retardation.


    “Only 8 percent of the region’s children are born healthy.”

    What an indictment on a government to allow this to happen! From the research I have done over many years, it has become very clear that governments and corporations across the world, can’t be trusted, no matter what their political persuasion. Without an active concerned citizenry, psychopaths in power do what they want, without concern for present or future generations. Their only concern is to do whatever it takes to gain riches and power!



    14th September 2015 – Radioactivity In Our Ocean: Fukushima & Its Impact On The Pacific – Vancouver Aquarium


    The following presentation is for those interested in the most recent, scientifically rigorous, monitoring data related to the impact of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster on the health of North Pacific Ocean ecosystem and inhabitants of western North America.


    Longer term Chernobyl research indicates that very small amounts of Cesium contamination can cause serious health issues for children, and on the human embryo and fetus. The levels that can cause harm are much much less than the post Fukushima regulatory limits set by Japan, the USA, Canada, and other world governments!

    This very informative video that is only 10 minutes long, explains how even very small amounts of radioactive contamination can be harmful.


    Using the external dose models to evaluate risk from internal ingestion of chemically toxic and radioactive contaminants, is poor science in my opinion. Any increase in radioactive contamination in food and the environment significantly increases the risk of a serious illness developing, particularly for children and pregnant women, who are far more sensitive. There is no safe level of contamination. After the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, governments around the world increased acceptable contamination levels by a huge margin, to protect the nuclear industry!

    This excellent video by Aluminum Studios explains “Becquerels” and Japan’s changing “safety” standards after Fukushima, for radiation in food and water. It paints a very different picture to the commentary on the new government safety levels in the “Fukushima & Its Impact On The Pacific”, video.


    Large amounts of Tritium are also being released from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. It is also being made out to be relatively harmless. This 15 minute video brings up a lot of independent research on the dangerous biological effects radioactive Tritium releases. Tritium is something to be very concerned about!


    Video Presentation:


    Web Site:



    Kelp Watch 2015


    Some groups in the Pacific Northwest area have been able to collect more frequent samples in order to attempt to detect the radioactivity when it arrives in those locations. Below is a table showing the results of these measurements. So far, no samples have shown the presence of Cs-134, the radioactive isotope that would unambiguously point to Fukushima as a source.


    Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the chart to see all the test data



    22nd June 2015 – Update: Monitoring Results For Sockeye Salmon and Steelhead Trout Collected Summer 2014


    The measurements undertaken as part of the InFORM project to look for Fukushima derived radionculides in fish during our first of three years of monitoring are now complete. Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (as well as some Chinook, Chum and Pink Salmon) were caught off the west coast of Canada in Summer 2014 as they were returning to 9 different streams and rivers up and down the coast of British Columbia Canada.



    14th September 2015 – TEPCO releases first batch of decontaminated Fukushima groundwater to sea


    TEPCO’s standard is set at 1 becquerel of radioactive cesium per liter of decontaminated groundwater, 3 becquerels for elements that emit beta rays and 1,500 becquerels for tritium–a substance which is very hard to treat.

    As for now, the utility plans to pump 100 to 200 tons of groundwater daily, but will increase the volume to 500 tons if it does not encounter any problems with the decontamination facilities.



    12th September 2015 – Bags of tainted waste swept into Fukushima river during torrential rain


    FUKUSHIMA–Seven sites for radioactive waste generated from the Fukushima nuclear crisis were submerged during torrential rain in eastern Japan on Sept. 11, raising fears over a possible radiation spill into the environment.

    Floodgates normally block tainted water from reaching the ocean from drainage ditches, but the torrential rains overwhelmed the gates twice in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 9 and Sept. 11, the plant operator said.



    11th September 2015 – Japan floods: More than 100,000 flee after torrential rain unleashes flooding, people rescued from roofs in Joso City.


    The torrential downpour has exacerbated a contaminated water problem at the Fukushima nuclear plant as it overwhelmed the site’s drainage pumps, sending hundreds of tonnes of contaminated water flowing into the ocean, a spokesman for operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said.


    In torrential downpours like this, massive amounts of radioactive contamination are washed into the Pacific Ocean from all the local rivers, not just from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Catastrophe site. It also threatens the structural integrity of the already damaged nuclear reactor buildings and damaged fuel pools, at the site.

    Contamination Maps:





  205. USA

    18th August 2015 – Natural uranium levels by far exceed proposed limits in two major US aquifers


    UNL researchers Karrie Weber and Jason Nolan analysed data from about 275 000 groundwater samples in the High Plains and Central Valley aquifers. According to the results, many residents live less than a kilometer (about two thirds of a mile) from contaminated wells, which by far exceeds uranium guideline limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Uranium concentrations found in the aquifers across the High Plains are 89 times higher than the EPA standard proposes with nitrate concentrations greater by up to 189 times. In the Californian Central Valley, the aquifer reported up to 180 and 34 times the recommended EPA thresholds.

    78% of the contaminated aquifers were linked to the presence of nitrate that originates from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrate is most commonly linked to groundwater contamination, and is responsible for mobilizing uranium through a series of bacterial and chemical reactions which oxidize the radioactive mineral, making it soluble in groundwater.



    15th August 2015 – Kiwis exposed to radiation in seafood – study (Update)


    This appears to be the research paper that the “Kiwis exposed to radiation in seafood” article, was based on. It quantifies the amounts detected, which the article didn’t provide.


    137Cs and 210Po assayed for in 36 seafood samples from New Zealand fisheries.
    137Cs detected in 47% of samples (range: 0.05–0.21 Bq/kg).
    210Po activity recorded in all samples (range: 0.05–284 Bq/kg).
    Large variation in 210Po between species but low regional variations.
    Dose estimate for New Zealand seafood consumers of 0.44–0.72 mSv.

    Research Paper:



    15th August 2015 – Kiwis exposed to radiation in seafood – study


    Levels of caesium were of minimal dietary concern, but levels of polonium could “contribute significantly to the dietary does of ionising radiation for high seafood consumers, although the magnitude varies considerably depending on the composition of seafood species consumed

    They found levels in New Zealand were the same as found in other countries, which suggested the radiation was a worldwide result of global nuclear testing rather than the 2011 Fukushima incident.


    Slapjack tuna
    greenshell mussels
    queen scallop
    rock lobster
    Bluff oyster
    littleneck clams


  208. JAPAN

    25th July 2015 – Cs-134/137 detected from 6 of 6 sea bass samples taken Ibaraki offshore


    The sampling location was offshore of Hitachi city, Ibaraki. They were collected around the end of June. The highest reading was 9.7 Bq/Kg.

    Cesium-134 was detected from 5 of 6 sea bass samples.





    15th July 2015 – Cesium-134/137 measured over 200 percent of safety level from Fukushima rice


    According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, excessive amount of Cs-134/137 was detected from two unpolished rice samples produced in Fukushima city.

    The rice was experimentally produced but not distributed, the farmer states. The highest reading was 220 Bq/Kg in total of Cs-134/137. The safety limit is supposed to be 100 Bq/Kg.





    13th July 2015 – Cs-134/137 detected from all of the marine soil samples along Eastern Japan coastal area


    The highest reading was 164 Bq/Kg in total of Cs-134/137. The sampling location was approx. in 40km South East of Fukushima nuclear plant.

    Other nuclides such as Sr-90 and U-235 were not even tested. They did not collect samples from Tokyo Bay either.




    8th July 2015 – Significant level of I-131 detected from dry sludge of Fukushima sewage plant after rain in May


    According to Fukushima sewage public corporation, 2 days after rain (26.5 mm) observed on 5/19/2015, Iodine-131 level started jumping up along with Cs-134/137 density.

    It kept on being detected until the end of May. The highest reading was 794.4 Bq/Kg (5/23/2015). 113 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was also measured this day.



  210. ISRAEL

    30th June 2015 – Is waste from Israel’s nuclear programme poisoning Palestinians?


    An Israeli documentary film named The Dark Secret of the Dimona Reactor investigated the facility. The film revealed information about Israelis affected by the reactor and the environmental damage it has caused to the surrounding area.

    “The only places found to have higher concentrations than in the West Bank were after the explosion of the Chernobyl reactor in the Ukraine in 1986 and in Fukushima in 2012. These two cases had the highest recorded levels of Cesium-137 in the world, which means the southern West Bank has the highest levels of Cesium-137 in the world if we exclude areas that have witnessed nuclear disasters,” added Thabayneh.

    Thabayneh revealed the greatest danger to humans from Caesium-137 is cancer. Other elements such as uranium and polonium aso pose great dangers to children, and can cause cancer and affect the reproductive system, causing infertility in both men and women and cause birth defects and repeated miscarriages.



    3rd July 2015 – This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it’s leaking


    The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean.

    Brackish water pools around the edge of the dome, where sections of concrete have started to crack away. Underground, radioactive waste has already started to leach out of the crater: according to a 2013 report by the US Department of Energy, soil around the dome is already more contaminated than its contents.

    In total, 67 nuclear and atmospheric bombs were detonated on Enewetak and Bikini between 1946 and 1958 – an explosive yield equivalent to 1.6 Hiroshima bombs detonated every day over the course of 12 years. The detonations blanketed the islands with irradiated debris, including Plutonium-239, the fissile isotope used in nuclear warheads, which has a half-life of 24,000 years.


  212. TAIWAN

    22nd June 2015 – New Contaminated Japanese Tea Found In Taiwan


    One was a “roasted” Japanese tea that tested at 18.8 bq/kg of combined cesium. The second was a Japanese tea blend of matcha green tea and brown rice, that product tested at 9.5 bq/kg.



    20th June 2015 – 1,000,000 Bq/m3 of Sr-90 detected in seawater of Fukushima plant port / Highest in recorded history


    The previous highest readings were lower than 700,000 Bq/m3.





    18th May 2015 – SimplyInfo.org Report: Taiwan Food Testing Of Japanese Imports


    The testing results included roughly an item a day that was found to be contaminated. Taiwan’s food radiation limit is 370 bq/kg. Japan’s food limit was 500 bq/kg until April of 2012 when it was reduced to 100 bq/kg.

    There were other foods that were over the 100 bq/kg level before it was the official limit in Japan. These included wheat flour, potato chips, a type of “fries”, and frozen carp.



    13th May 2015 – Taiwan’s food test results from March 2011 to May 2015


  213. USA

    21st June 2015 – The most recent Gamma spectroscopy test results on several food samples have been posted at, “Eager Lab Assistants.”


    All samples were measured for possible Cs-137 presence. Those yielding statistically significant counts in the 661 keV range are listed as detections of Cesium-137 below in Becquerels per kilogram including all known uncertainties with 95% confidence.


    They have tested a broad range of food products from different countries in this series of tests. Chinese Chlorella, US Butter, Sunflower Seeds, Pistachios, Philippines Coconut Oil, plus Guatemala Broccoli appear to have tested positive for Cesium contamination.


  214. JAPAN

    21st June 2015 – Radioactive cesium levels in Fukushima river seasonal: study


    Radioactive cesium contamination levels in a river near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant rise in the spring and fall in the autumn, a new study shows.

    The average density of radioactive cesium-137 per kilogram of sediment was 1,450 becquerels in spring 2012, 1,270 becquerels in autumn 2012, 2,700 becquerels in spring 2013, 451 becquerels in autumn 2013, 1,080 becquerels in spring 2014 and 600 becquerels in autumn 2014.

    The highest level was 22,800 becquerels at one location in spring 2013, and there is a wide variation from location to location.


    It is not just this one river near the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site that is contaminated. All the contaminated river systems in central Honshu, plus the underground river flowing over the three molten cores at the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe site, are continually washing huge amounts of radioactive contamination into the Pacific Ocean.

    All the evidence is that Pacific sea life is being seriously affected, hence the large multiple species die off reports of sea birds, fish, seals and whales etc.


  215. ITALY

    21st August 2012 – Sardinia: Militarization, Contamination and Cancer in Paradise


    Thorium, a radioactive and highly carcinogenic heavy metal used in military targeting systems has been found in Sardinian honey, milk, and other areas of the food chain.

    In a village with 150 inhabitants, 12 people died from leukemia in 2002, with 63 in the past decade. In the previous decade (1990 – 2000), there had been no cases of leukemia or lymphoma among this same population. 65% of workers on seven of twelve farms located near the Quirra base are suffering from serious cancer. Rates of lymphoma, thyroid cancer and autoimmune diseases are also unexpectedly high.


  216. 16th January 2015 – Japan-Radiation Test Results: 5th Round – We’ve tested our seafood for a fifth time … and again received very reassuring results


    Strontium-90: None detected in king salmon, halibut, or albacore tuna. Sockeye salmon contained 1,760 pCi/kg of strontium-90, which is less than half (41%) of the FDA’s safety limit (DIL) of 4,300 pCi/kg.

    “Grains, leafy vegetables, and dairy products are the leading sources of dietary strontium-90 in the U.S. diet, and the concentration in U.S.-grown vegetables typically peaks at 9 pCi/kg.”


    My opinion.

    It is commendable that this company is testing sea food for radioactive contamination.

    I am surprised at the amount of Strontium-90 detected in the Sockeye salmon, considering the other isotopes tested for were below reliable equipment detection limits. The question is why did the Sockeye salmon bio-accumulate so much Strontium-90, and the other fish didn’t? Knowing what they are eating and their migration patterns could answer this question. It may turn out that the Strontium source is not from Fukushima.

    Strontium-90 is a poison and does not have any dietary health benefit, at any level of contamination!

    From previous research, the Sockeye salmon Strontium-90 contamination could affect Sockeye salmon fertility, and cause a crash in fish numbers. It will also be bio-accumulated up the food chain by all its predators, including Humans.

    8th October 1971 – Fallout and Reproduction of Ocean Fish Populations E.J. Sternglass, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Nuclear Fallout causes Fish Population Decline extract:

    As will be shown below, very large declines of fish-populations after low-altitude nuclear tests followed by a gradual recovery to pretesting levels have been observed both in the Atlantic and Pacific, strongly suggesting that the eggs of fish and the developing young are far more sensitive to internal radiation from low-level fallout than had been anticipated, very much as in the case of the human-embryo and fetus.




  217. JAPAN

    25th May 2015 – Still 960,000Bq Cs-134/137 and 2,336,000,000Bq noble gas discharged from reactors to the air every single hour


    Regarding noble gas (such as Kr-85), PCV (Primary Containment Vessel) gas control system detected 2,336,000,000 Bq of gas discharged from Reactor 1-3 every hour this April. Tepco states noble gas passes by as radioactive cloud to cause only external exposure so the exposure dose caused by the discharged noble gas should be significantly small.


    These significant ongoing Krypton K-85 and other radioactive release from Fukushima could be significantly altering the worlds climate and creating “Planetary Thermal Imbalance & Extreme UV Levels”! Planetary Thermal Imbalance is indicated by record breaking extremes in worldwide hot and cold temperatures. The large difference between hot and cold creates extreme weather events.





    21st May 2015 – Thirty years of unbroken monitoring on radioactivity in the Baltic Sea


    Despite a general decreasing trend of concentrations of radionuclides, the Baltic Sea still is one of the most polluted sea areas as regards radioactive contamination.

    Chart: Northern Baltic, Cesium becquerels per cubic meter, by year,



    Note, in the chart the first two bars for years 1986 & 1987 should be much higher, they appear to indicated 294 Bq m-3 for 1986, and 196 Bq m-3 for 1987. This would have been just after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, which occurred in 1986.

    Thematic assessment of long-term changes in radioactivity in the Baltic Sea, 2007-2010




  219. JAPAN

    18th May 2015 – Fukushima Radiation Found In Tap Water Around Japan


    Testing conducted in February and March of 2015 found cesium in many tap water samples collected around Japan. While the numbers were fairly low it is still a persistent problem since tap water is used in some way in everything that is consumed. In the readings, Tokyo had higher tap water contamination levels than Fukushima City.



  220. USA


    As far as I can tell, the new US food restriction changes reported in the Chinese paper, does no represent any major policy change by the US government to contaminated food imports from Japan. Here you can find the latest FDA changes to Japanese food restrictions.


  221. USA

    9th May 2015 – US restricts food import from Japan over radionuclide contamination concern

    The United States has recently tightened restriction of food import from Japan. According to Import Alert 99-33 issued by US FDA, a list of Japanese food will be banned unless they pass physical examination, which includes milk, butter, milk-based infant formula, and other milk products; vegetables and vegetable products; rice and whole grain; fish; meat and poultry; venus clam; sea urchin; yuzu fruit; Kiwi fruit. FAD indicates that revision to this import alert is due to radionuclide contamination.


  222. USA

    8th May 2015 – Chernobyl forest fire plume now on the US west coast.


    It is worth noting that according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, in the exclusion zone of 400 hectares of forest burn. However, according to environmentalists, which is based on images from space, fire area exceeds 10 thousand hectares…

    Fire around the Chernobyl zone, according to experts, is dangerous because the radionuclides contained in the wood, into the atmosphere, may fall anywhere and spread over a long distance.



    29th April 2015 – Taiwan Customs Broker Arrested In Fukushima Food Scandal


    A food import customs broker has been arrested in Taiwan on charges he faked import testing and documents. This included allegations that he faked origin documentation on seafood products that were from Chiba prefecture in Japan in order to import them into Taiwan. All of the food items had been sent to restaurants in Taiwan and served.



  223. JAPAN

    April 2015 – Massive internal contamination occurring in Japan, over a wide area, and long distances from Fukushima, as evidenced by house dust test results.


    If it is in the house dust, it has to be getting into the air, food and water, of the people living in these homes.

    Presentation by Arnie Gundersen, at the World Uranium Symposium.


  224. USA

    29th April 2015 – The evidence that radiation from nuclear reactors causes childhood leukemia


    Dr. Fairlie’s thesis is that childhood leukemia is caused by radiation exposure. Period. The data from several fairly recent European governmental studies show elevated childhood leukemia rates within five kilometers (three miles) of nuclear reactors. Past five kilometers, the elevated rates drop off to normal rates.

    This, by the way, may be an indication that most U.S. studies of health effects of reactors have taken place over too large of an area–thus diluting the actual effects that could be expected to be found based on the European studies–at least for childhood leukemia. And, typically U.S. studies have been essentially on a circle around a reactor, rather than confined to areas subject to prevailing wind patterns where the largest exposures would occur as was the case with the European studies.

    Cows eat vegetation upon which airborne tritium has deposited. They may drink tritium-laced water too. The chart to the right (click to expand) shows expected tritium levels in cow’s milk caused by releases from refueling at Romania’s Cernavoda reactors. Children then drink the cow’s milk, which itself has become radioactive. Fairlie believes that childhood leukemia begins in utero, by exposure during a woman’s pregnancy, and is triggered by additional exposure after birth.


    Information on Tritium


  225. USA

    2009 – PART II: AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites


    Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP’s yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants. Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.

    An outlet from Braidwood’s leaky discharge pipe 300 feet from his property poured out three million gallons of water in 1998, according to an NRC inspection report. The couple didn’t realize the discharge was radioactive.

    The Scamens no longer intend to pass the property on to their grandchildren for fear of hurting their health. The couple just wants out. But the only offer so far is from a buyer who left a note on the front door saying he’d pay the fire-sale price of $10,000.



    6th May 2015 – Mos Burger denies speculation its foods use radiation-tainted sauces


    The MHW’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA, 食藥署) said that Magic Food had been importing its “No Brand Sauce” from at least one of the five radiation-stricken Japanese prefectures last month. 504 kilograms of goods were stopped at customs and did not make it onto shelves, according to the FDA’s report.


  226. HONG KONG

    4th May 2015 – Loophole opens the door to radioactive food in Hong Kong, lawmaker warns

    Radioactive contaminated food may have been entering the city unnoticed for years because of deficiencies in safety controls on fresh produce brought in by sea, the South China Morning Post has learned.

    But Cheung said while food samples were sent for tests, goods from the same batch could be sold in the market before the results were known.


    The question is, are the lax inspection practices in Hong Kong that much different from other places in the world?



    26th April 2015 – Fukushima Uni “800,000,000,000,000 Bq of Cs-137 to reach West coast of North America by 2016″


    Prof. Aoyama from Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity reported that 800 tera Bq (800,000,000,000,000 Bq) of Cesium-137 is going to reach West Coast of North America by 2016. The amount to reach of other nuclides such as Cs-134 and other nuclides are not officially announced.

    This is 5% of the total Cs-137 amount discharged to the Pacific.


    This is only the tip of the iceberg. It is not just Cesium-137 contamination flowing into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima, there is also a toxic brew of other radioactive isotopes mixed with it. This toxic brew is killing the Pacific Ocean, hence the unprecedented number of sea life die off reports.


  228. SOMALIA

    5th January 2009 – You are being lied to about pirates. Some are clearly just gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and trawling


    Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died.

    Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury – you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to “dispose” of cheaply. When I asked Mr Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: “Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention.”


  229. @Chase: Concepts like ‘bio-accumulation’ and ‘man-made radionuclides’ and ‘genetic mutation’ don’t even register with 99% of the population. We are the 1%.

    When I cruise the California coast with Denise Anne and see the multitudes flocking to the seafood restaurants or flying overhead to the Glowden State, I know that we 1% aren’t carrying the varying loads of cesium-137 and strontium-90 our fellow humans are. That makes us rich in what we don’t have. After all, we are the 1%.

    While a deep breath and sigh are most appropriate, the 1% can permit themselves a moment to reflect on the wisdom of not eating radioactive food, anything from the Pacific, not flying without effective face masks, knowing what’s going on at our Radiation Food Lab and RadNet Air Monitoring. This gives cause for the 1% to smile and even laugh at the horror of it all.

  230. ENGLAND

    14th April 2015 – Radioactive Fukushima food could be hitting UK shops through safety loopholes


    Security experts warned the UK’s food import regulations are not strong enough to prevent products contaminated with radiation from entering the country.

    Contaminated products such as tea, noodles and chocolate bars have already been exported from Japan by fraudsters using false labels.

    An investigation by the Independent newspaper discovered there is a risk such food may have already arrived in the UK due to loopholes in safety regulations.


  231. Sometimes I have to take a deep breath and sigh.

    I was looking/reading a facebook post today that showed some mutated strawberries from California. Seems almost common now after 4 years of Fallout.

    What astounded me was that the comments where about how the ‘mutated’ ones tasted better. Seriously? OMG! [astounded] They talked about how much the kids loved them because they were ‘funny’ looking.

    No mention or thought as to why or how they mutated. 😥


    March 2015 – Tuna Contamination Report,

    This incident reportedly happened six months ago, and unfortunately there was no available sample to test.

    In late March I received this email from a contact who has a Geiger counter.

    I have removed some information from the correspondence to protect the contacts anonymity.


    “You have to watch your food like a hawk. My daughter had some tuna in oil….very small tin. I had been warning her. But dad is crazy. I found the tin going into the recycle, it still had a bit of oil in it. So, me being me, I got out my geiger counter and took a reading………it went ballistic.

    It just keep climbing and climbing. I didn’t think it was going to stop……It stopped climbing when it hit 38K counts per minute….I didn’t know my bGeigie Nano meter went that high. The oil seemed OK, the tin seemed OK, but a tiny flake of leftover tuna the size of a match head was on the lip of the tin, that is what set it off. Don’t eat ANYTHING from the sea….anymore. That tuna was toxic radioactive nuclear waste, and not food.”


    38K counts per minute would be around 1000 times background, using this model Geiger counter!

    I sent this email to get more information on this very high detection.

    Do you still have the sample?

    If you are located in Australia, and still have the sample, I could test it, if you posted to me.

    If you don’t have it, if you provide the information below, I may be able to source some here, and test it.

    In what country was the tuna tinned?

    In what country was it purchased?

    Here is the reply to my email query.


    This happened over 6 months ago.

    I can only assume it was canned in the USA. tuna in oil. At that time I thought the reading was coming from the oil in the tin….I didn’t notice the flake that was on the outside top edge of the can. I got it stuck on my finger and washed it off. After this, is when I couldn’t get a reading from the tin or the oil again. I realized that the flake which was gone down the drain by then was the cause.

    I thought my Geiger counter was malfunctioning at the time, which it never has before or since. The count was going up and it freaked out my son as we watched it climb. The highest reading I have ever gotten until then was 164 CPM off of a milled piece of pine, but at that time I was (and still am) learning how to use the geiger counter.



    A small number of tests on different brands of tinned tuna have been conducted here recently, and over the last couple years. There was nothing to report from these tests. This is only one community testing lab, and each test takes 24 hours, or more. A large variety of mainly Australian food products have been tested, so statistically the number of tinned tuna tests conducted here at this stage is very small.

    One Australian commentator succinctly summarized my comment above.

    “I’ve tested four tins of USA Tuna over the last 2 years and found nothing worth a comment….but that doesn’t mean jack….”

    It obvious more widespread community and government food testing needs to be conducted.


    8th April 2015 – TEPCO may evaporate contaminated Fukushima water


    Tainted water from Fukushima nuclear plant storage may be evaporated or stored underground instead of following earlier plans to release it into the ocean.

    This comes as low-level radiation produced by the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has been detected off the coast of Canada.

    TEPCO is in a race against time to contain the wrecked nuclear facility. Management of the situation has likewise been marked by mishaps and scandalous revelations that have put a serious dent in the company’s reputation.


    It appears the fisherman are pretty angry about the situation.

    “Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which is responsible for cleaning up the crippled power plant, planned to release the tritium-laced water into the ocean. However, it suffered a setback following protests by local fishermen who are already struggling with their livelihood following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that led to the meltdown of three reactors.”


  234. TAIWAN (Report Update)

    26th March 2015 – Banned Japanese Fukushima Foods Mislabeled, Sold In Taiwan


    A total of 300 food items were found on sale in Taiwan with falsified origin food labels. Investigators found an additional 3000 mislabeled products at the port of Keelung. Local health officials have seized some of the food products but many were already sold to customers.

    193 of those were found to contain no radiation by Taiwan’s Atomic
    Energy Council. This would indicate that 101 were contaminated.
    There have also been calls by legislators for sanctioning the companies involved or a wide scale boycott of all Japanese foods. Citizen groups are also calling for much more strict import and testing processes to be put in place on all Japanese food products. Taiwan’s Homemaker’s Union demanded that the government require food origin and radiation testing proof for Japanese imports.


    Where else have these products ended up! Haven’t heard anything in the main stream Western press on this subject. Well it seems British, Australian, Canadian and US citizens don’t matter, just send it there and they will heartily consume it!

    Thanks to SimplyInfo for this detailed update on the Japanese food mislabeling report.


  235. TAIWAN

    25th March 2015 – 283 mislabelled Japanese food products originated near Fukushima: Taiwan govt


    More than 283 Japanese food products imported from the radiation-stricken areas near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster were found to be relabelled as having come from other areas of Japan and sold to local customers, authorities said yesterday.

    Officials from New Taipei City’s Department of Health, as well as the Food and Drug Administration and other law-enforcement authorities, seized the mislabelled products, although a substantial portion had already been sold to consumers.


  236. HONG KONG

    12th March 2015 – Hong Kong Finds Radioactive Contamination in Sample of Japanese Tea


    A sample of powdered tea imported from the Japanese prefecture of Chiba, just southeast of Tokyo, had 9.3 times the legal maximum level of radioactive cesium 137 allowed in food, the Hong Kong government announced late Thursday evening.



    12th March 2015 – Produce worries easing but some fish, wild foods still a problem in wake of Fukushima meltdowns


    But concern remains over fish, wild vegetables and wild game. Between April 1 last year and March 1, around 292,000 such samples were tested for radioactive cesium and 502, or 0.17 percent, exceeded the safe threshold, the health ministry said. In fiscal 2012, that ratio stood at 0.85 percent.

    In February, wild boar meat from Fukushima Prefecture was found to contain 15,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, the highest figure since last April 1.

    Highly contaminated wild game was also found in Miyagi, Iwate, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata and Saitama prefectures, including wild boar meat from Miyagi that contained 1,300 becquerels of cesium per kilogram and deer meat from Saitama that contained 530 becquerels of cesium per kilogram, according to government data.


    If Cesium is present, there is the likely hood that other radioactive isotopes are also present, but not tested for.

    In my opinion, the so called Japanese safe limit of 100 Bq/kg of Cesium is set too high, particularly for children, who are much more sensitive to radiation than adults. This short ten minute video explains why 100 Bq/kg of Cesium is too high a limit for children.




    8th October 1971 – Fallout and Reproduction of Ocean Fish Populations E.J. Sternglass, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


    Nuclear Fallout causes Fish Population Decline

    As will be shown below, very large declines of fish-populations after low-altitude nuclear tests followed by a gradual recovery to pretesting levels have been observed both in the Atlantic and Pacific, strongly suggesting that the eggs of fish and the developing young are far more sensitive to internal radiation from low-level fallout than had been anticipated, very much as in the
    case of the human-embryo and fetus.



    “The purpose of the study was to determine whether continued atmospheric testing by France and China or potential releases from underground detonations that might unexpectedly escape into the nearby fishing grounds could have detectable effects on the reproduction of fish populations similar to the unanticipatedly severe effects of low level radiation on the human embryo and
    fetus (2, 3, 4) recently confirmed by independent studies by other
    investigators (5, 6).”

    The continual release of radioactive fallout and contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, would have the same effects as atmospheric atomic bomb testing. It is causing a huge drop off in fish stocks and other sea life. This would explain why there are large numbers of sea lions and
    other sea life, presently starving to death on the west coast of America.

    Thanks to Dr.Sternglass who passed away in early February, for this study.


  238. JAPAN

    22nd December 2014 – Radiological Dose Rates to Marine Fish from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident: The First Three Years Across the North Pacific


    Our analysis of publicly available data indicates the dose rates to the most impacted fish species near the FDNPP (median 1.1 mGy d–1, 2012–2014 data) have remained above benchmark levels for potential dose effects at least three years longer than was indicated by previous, data-limited evaluations.

    In addition to 134,137Cs, the radionuclide 90Sr was estimated to contribute up to approximately one-half of the total 2013 dose rate to fish near the FDNPP.

    A hypothetical human consumer of 50 kg of fish, gathered 3 km from the FDNPP in 2013, would have received a total committed effective dose of approximately 0.95 mSv a–1 from combined FDNPP and ambient radionuclides, of which 0.13 mSv a–1 (14%) was solely from the FDNPP radionuclides and below the 1 mSv a–1 benchmark for public exposure.


    In my opinion, the internal dose rate model is seriously flawed. There are so many independent studies that show it is flawed, and should not be use. It is used to play down the serious effects of internal ingestion of radioactive isotopes. A lot of radioactive isotopes are often not just radioactive, but also chemically toxic.

    It does not take into account the serious biological toxicity multiplying effect of an organism ingesting multiple radioactive, and chemical toxins.


  239. USA

    24th February 2015 – Import Alert 99-33


    Revision to this Import Alert dated February 24, 2015, adds, removes and updates multiple products to the list of products restricted by the Government of Japan. The format of the product listing has also been amended. Changes are noted and bracketed by three asterisks (***).

    NOTE: Revision to this Import Alert dated September 9, 2013 adds multiple products to the list of products restricted by the Government of Japan, in response to decrees issued from 05/31/2012 to 07/31/2013. The format of the product listing has also been amended. Changes are noted and bracketed by three asterisks (***).

    Previous revisions to this Import Alert dated March 23, April 12, April 14, April 20, April 21, May 9, June 13, July 6, October 21, 2011, February 1, 2012 and July 25, 2012 provided updates to the products and/or prefectures subject to detention without physical examination.


  240. CANADA

    15th February 2015 – Sold in Japan, Organic Dried Blueberry – Product of Canada Harvested in June, 2013, Report from Green Coop in Japan June 18, 2014.


    An expert told us this should be most likely from Chernobyl accident which affected board area of Northern Europe and Canada.



    14th February 2015 – German Mushrooms, bought at supermarket “EDEKA”, after uncertainty / error & calculation into Kg: 6,9 Becquerel Cesium 137 per Kg to 20,8 Becquerel Cesium 137 per Kg.



    5th February 2015 – 30 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from pig excrement in Iwaki city to prove internal exposure of domestic animals.


    A Fukushima citizen measured a significant level of Cs-134/137 from pig excrement. This means the pork has serious amount of internal exposure.

    The detected density was 29.44 Bq/Kg in total of Cesium-134/137 (Photo A). The citizen is living in Hamadori area of Fukushima prefecture.

    The sample was compost of pig excrement produced in Tohno town, Iwaki city. Producing year was 2013.

    Also, on 1/20/2015, this citizen measured 21.20 Bq/Kg from tangerine produced in Iwaki city (Photo B).


  241. UKRAINE

    7th July 2012 – Chernobyl’s radioactive trees and the forest fire risk


    “Pine damages easily. Wind blows it down. Insects infest it. Drought makes brush into perfect tinder which can all too easily catch fire. And these dying radioactive plantations are considered too dangerous and expensive to clear.

    If ignited, one expert likens the potential effect to setting off a nuclear bomb in Eastern Europe. Wind could carry radioactive smoke particles large distances, not just in Ukraine, but right across the continent.”

    “Sergiy says more big wildfires in Chernobyl like the one in 1992 would be catastrophic for Ukraine’s image, and potentially devastating for farmland right across Europe.”

    “Berries are highly efficient at soaking up and storing radionuclides, huge quantities of which were dispersed over large parts of the Soviet Union and Western Europe by smoke plumes from the explosion. ”

    “It is blueberry season, and they are selling them by the plastic pint glass. You could pull in to haggle, but Sergiy Zibtsev, a professor from the Forestry Institute at the Kiev University of Life Sciences does not recommend it. They are laced with radioactive strontium.”


    The civil war in the Ukraine posses unforeseen threats to people across Europe. With a lot of scarce resources going to the civil war effort, neglect of Chernobyl’s forests could be a major health issue for people living across Europe.


  242. JAPAN

    26th January 2015 – Analysis of Japanese Radionuclide Monitoring Data of Food Before and After the Fukushima Nuclear Accident


    Lessons Learned. An ample set of food monitoring data allows for the observation of general radioecological trends, such as the mobility and bioavailability of radionuclides. In this particular case, the long series of pre-Fukushima monitoring data teach us that the 90Sr/137Cs activity ratio is not constant in foodstuffs but constantly increases with time, thus causing an underestimation of the internal exposure as long as a constant (and low) ratio is assumed by the regulatory bodies.

    A key finding of this study is that the correlation between 90Sr and 137Cs may soon no longer follow the assumption of a maximum 90Sr/137Cs activity ratio of 0.1 or even 0.003 in food. Background data from Japan suggested that after several years following the release into the environment, the 90Sr/137Cs activity ratio observed in food rises significantly (most of the samples showing a ratio > 2).





  243. JAPAN

    27th January 2015 – 31,000,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 measured at the nearest boring well to Reactor 2


    It was 31,000,000 Bq/m3. The sampling point was the boring well, which is the closest to Reactor 2.

    This is the highest density measured from this boring well, which is 10% more than the previous highest record.




    26th January 2015 – Over 2× as safety limit of Cs-134/137 detected from fish outside of Fukushima plant port


    Cesium-134/137 density was 209 Bq/Kg. This is over double as the food safety limit in Japan.




    21st January 2015 – 223,000 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 detected from Jacopever inner Fukushima plant port


    Soon it’s going to be 4 years since 311 took place, however contamination level still remains high among marine creatures and also Tepco’s ill nature to try to downplay the actual contamination hasn’t been changed at all.



  244. Here is the link to the WHOI bio-accummulation research document, that was left out of the previous post.


    This bio-accummulation research information can be found in this separate WHOI document on pages 8, and 12. If you are interested in the subject of bio-accummulation, the whole document is worth reading.

    Brief Introduction to Marine Radioecology with Emphasis on Bioaccumulation in Marine Organisms



    2014 – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHIO), Science Made Public: Fukushima Radiation – Ken Buesseler


    The presentation covers the Pacific Ocean Fukushima contamination, plus provides contamination information on World seas, and oceans. Seventeen minutes into the video presentation there is a bar graph showing 1990 Cesium-137 ocean surface contamination, caused by Chernobyl, 1960 weapons testing, and from local sources.
    The Baltic ocean, Irish sea, Black sea, North Sea, and Mediterranean, had the highest Cesium surface contamination.

    The nuclear industry simple dose model is used to explain away risk. Here are food bio-accumulation concentration factors for plutonium, Americium, and Cesium for a variety of sea life.

    Plutonium concentration factors

    phytoplankton – ~100 000 x
    microzooplankton – ~15 000 x
    starfish – ~600 x
    clams – ~110 x
    crabs – ~70x
    octopus – ~60 x

    Cs-137 concentration factors
    Teleost Fish – ~23, 52 x +- 4
    phytoplankton – ~20
    Molluscs – ~7 x
    octopus and squid – ~10 x

    This bio-accummulation research information can be found in this separate WHOI document on pages 8, and 12. If you are interested in the subject of bio-accummulation, the whole document is worth reading.

    Video Presentation



    7th January 2015 – Radiation found in food 80 miles across the border from Cumbrian nuclear-plant Sellafield


    NUCLEAR waste released from the Cumbrian reprocessing site has made fish and shellfish caught off the Dumfriesshire coast radioactive.

    Despite Sellafield nuclear station being situated 80 miles away, the new report reveals that the nuclear power station is still having an impact on Scotland, reports the Daily Mail.

    Radiation found in food 80 miles across the border from Cumbrian nuclear-plant Sellafield

    NUCLEAR waste released from the Cumbrian reprocessing site has made fish and shellfish caught off the Dumfriesshire coast radioactive.

    RADIATION has been found in food 80 miles across the border from a Cumbrian nuclear-plant a report has revealed.

    Nuclear waste released from the Cumbrian reprocessing site has made fish and shellfish caught off the Dumfriesshire coast slightly radioactive.

    And fish-fans in Dumfriesshire have the highest exposure to nuclear radiation of anyone north of the Border.

    Despite Sellafield nuclear station being situated 80 miles away, the new report reveals that the nuclear power station is still having an impact on Scotland, reports the Daily Mail.

    And although the levels are within safe EU limits, Sellafield and Scottish nuclear power stations have infiltrated the food chain here.

    Traces of radiation were found in fruit, potatoes and vegetables near to Dounreay nuclear power station in Caithness, in the far north-east of Scotland .

    Whilst in Chapelcross, in Dumfriesshire, nuclear radiation has made its way into the milk.

    Where as at Faslane, near Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, the destination of Britain’s nuclear submarines where liquid radioactive waste is discharged into the Gareloch, beef has been revealed to contain a small amount of radiation.


    This article uses the nuclear industry simple dose model to explain away risk. No mention of the amounts detected in Becquerels per Kilogram, or that the EU raised the safety levels by 20x for cesium-134 and cesium-137 soon after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Governments worldwide have used these same tactics to fool the public.



    30th December 2014 – Fukushima Radioactivity Monitoring in the North Pacific Ocean – a new paper published by Fisheries and Oceans Scientist Dr. John Smith


    Ocean circulation model estimates indicate that future total levels of Cs-137 off the North American coast will likely peak at 3-5 Bq/m3 by 2015-2016, before declining to levels closer to 1 Bq/m3 by 2021.


    Bio-accumulation will concentrate this through the food chain.



    “Nicholas Fisher’s opinion was that the chances any fish would have any Plutonium contamination was small.” Report 15th July 2014 – Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific – Nicholas Fisher

    Here are two studies that show fish and other sea life can ingest and bio-accumulate Plutonium. So testing needs to be done!

    How Is Fukushima’s Fallout Affecting Marine Life? – May 2, 2013


    In an experiment in the early 1980s, Fowler demonstrated vast differences in how much plutonium was absorbed from seawater by marine life across a spectrum of taxonomic groups.

    Phytoplankton accumulated roughly 10 times as much plutonium as microzooplankton, which took up 100 times more than clams. Octopi and crabs took up about half as much plutonium as clams, but about 100 times more than bottom-dwelling fish.

    Hanford, WA Tests Find Plutonium In Fish, Mulberry Trees


    In addition to plutonium being found for the first time in fish, increased levels of strontium, mercury, beryllium, uranium, and cesium were detected in aquatic creatures. Short and long term effects of this exposure remain unknown, the report states.



    From previous studies it has been found that in deeper water the Plutonium contamination will stay longer in the water column than in shallow waters.


    15th July 2014 – Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific – Nicholas Fisher

    (Note: There are sound problems with the first video, the sound does not start until 2 minutes into the video.)

    Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific and Risks to Marine Life and Humans Delivered September 19th, 2013. Fisher and his colleagues evaluated the release of radioactivity from the failed Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan into the Pacific Ocean and the subsequent bio-accumulation of select radionuclides in marine animals. They found that cesium isotopes were accumulated in all plankton samples as well as in Bluefin tuna that transport the cesium from the waters off Japan towards North America.

    Points of interest:

    1. It is estimated that the 2011 Cesium contamination of Pacific Bluefin tuna near Japan was ~150 Bq/kg. As they migrated from the Western to the Eastern Pacific they excreted most of their Cesium contamination. After being caught in the Eastern Pacific near America they tested ~10 Bq/kg, 15 times less.

    2. Their tests also detected radioactive Silver Ag-110M, at 8.4 to 17.9 Bq/kg in the plankton samples.

    3. Sample dry weight Cesium bio-accumulation concentration factor was 16 to 22 times for Zooplankton, 71 to 79 times for microscoptic Copepods, and 15 times for small fish.

    4. They didn’t have the sophisticated test equipment necessary to test for Strontium or Plutonium contamination.

    5. In Nicholas Fisher’s opinion, the chances that any fish would have any Plutonium contamination was small.


    The nuclear MSM propaganda machine uses a simple external dose model to make out to the public that most of the radioactive contamination is nothing to worry about.

    This industry created safety model does not convey the true potential damage that can be caused by ingested radioactive contamination. Eating a Banana with potassium-40 in it is safe. Frequently eating seafood or food with Cesium-137 or Cesium-134 in it can be potentially dangerous, even in small amounts. Pregnant women and children are far more sensitive to radioactive contamination!

    Artificially created Cesium-137 and Cesium-134 are radioactive and chemically toxic! Internally ingested Cesium radiates cells with large amounts of radiation, far more than any Potassium-40 decay. As ingested Cesium-137 decays it irradiates cellular structures with enormous amounts of radiation. Irradiation from Cesium-137’s decay daughter Barium-137m, is particularly damaging, because it has a very short half life.

    This test chart provides a comparison in radioactivity by weight, between radioactive Potassium-40 and Cesium-137/134.


    Potassium has always been in the environment. In actual fact we would die without it. Although artificial Radioactive Cesium has similar chemical properties to Potassium, it is not Potassium! Cancer is not the only illness that can result from the ingestion of these radioactive toxins. Chernobyl research shows if Cesium is taken up in the heart, it can cause heart damage, particularly in young children.

    This very informative video, that is just 10 minutes long, discusses the damage very small amounts Cesium-137 and Cesium-134 can do to children and pregnant women.


    Video Presentation:

    Nicholas Fisher – Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific… (Part 1)


    Nicholas Fisher – Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific… (Part 2)


  249. USA

    Berkeley Radwatch Site Upgrade

    The UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering has been performing a large range of radiation measurements starting in March 2011, following the releases of radioactive materials from the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.

    This site represents a summary of sampling measurements from environmental assays from the Bay Area, as well as samples that are used as references of interest.



    Data from the former Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitoring (BRAWM) activity site has been included in this new site. There are lots of current food and environmental test reports here. The new web site layout makes it much easier to find and interpret, food and environmental test reports.


    Expansion of measurement capabilities

    We are now involving the more sensitive monitoring system of the Berkeley Lab Low-Background Facility; A new and continuous air monitoring station on UC Berkeley campus was installed and we plan to provide near real-time data from this system on our website, including weather data we are collecting at the same location. The goal of this effort is not only to provide the radiation levels to the broader public but to encourage simple science projects with the data.

    Comment: (My Opinion)

    Cesium-137, released from the atmospheric bomb testing era in now referred to as Technically Enhanced Natural Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM). This is like the an arsenic industry calling environmental arsenic contamination, Technically Enhanced Natural Occurring Arsenic! A poison is a poison no matter what word spin you put on it.

    Reports on this site equate internal ingestion of radioactive isotopes to an external dose. Research shows that internal ingestion of radioactive toxins is considerably more biological damaging than external exposure. Also, pregnant women and children are much more sensitive to ingested radioactive toxins!

    Current Sampling Data (2013-)


    These samples are mainly part of a measurement campaign that was started in the summer of 2014. They include many fish and environmental samples from around the Bay Area. “ND” means that the radioisotope was in undetectable quantities in the sample.


    Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Measurements (BRAWM) Archive 2011-2012


    UCB Milk Sampling Results


    In this report, they make a correction to the original 2011 released Iodine-131 milk sampling test results. This correction increases the Iodine-131 activity level by a factor of 2 to
    5 times!


    Food Chain Sampling Results ( grass, spinach, etc.)


  250. JAPAN

    10th December 2014 – Cs-134/137 detected double as food safety limit from water purification plant soil in Saitama.


    The second highest Cs-134/137 density was 180 Bq/Kg. Cs-134/137 density exceeded the food safety limit at 3 of 5 prefectural water purification plants.




    7th December 2014 – 4158 bq/kg Mushrooms Found In Tochigi Prefecture


    Mushrooms from Tochigi prefecture tested and found to have 4158 bq/kg of cesium. The test was recently completed and shows that the problems of radioactive foods it not “over” and not isolated to Fukushima prefecture.


  251. @vital1: This is superb information. Sound science can lead to shocking results when it comes to the lethality of man-made isotopes. Translating into years, the strontium-90 would peak in 13.7 years, almost exactly a decade from now (surging all through Tokyo’s Radiation Olympics), then stay high for another 109.6 years until 2134. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels 164.4 years from the beginning of the Fukushima Dai-ichi triple meltdowns in 2175.

  252. @ Michael, a 1992 German risk study of a NPP core melt down on the upper Rhine river concluded,

    1. Strontium-90 levels would skyrocket, and reach a peak levels
    ~ 5,000 days later. Strontium-90 levels would then stay high for around another ~ 40,000 days!

    2. Cesium-137 would reach peak levels in ~ 60,000 + days.

    Interestingly, Tepco has has tried to implement the counter measures suggested in this document, at the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster site. They have not had much success so far. (Note: that the charts in this document are in log scale.)


  253. @vital1: This is an astonishing reading of strontium-90 which is a greater humans and animals than even deadly cesium-137 because it is chemically similar to calcium and can fool the body into taking it in and retaining it.

    Why, some might ask, is this concentration increasing and the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi getting worse? Nuclear meltdowns are the only major disaster that gets worse as time goes by. Unlike forest fires, earthquakes or even nuclear explosions, meltdowns deteriorate exponentially spreading the most potent toxins on the planet more and more.

    Time for folks to lay off eating anything out of the Pacific, including seaweed. Actually, it’s been time since at least March 11, 2011 when the meltdowns began.


    30th November 2014 – Strontium-90 density jumped up double in groundwater / 990,000,000 Bq/m3 from Reactor 2 seaside.


    The reading was 990,000,000 Bq/m3. The sample was taken on 10/2/2014. It was 490,000,000 Bq/m3 from the sample taken on 9/1/2014.



  255. @Michael and Chase

    “They seem to be able to commit crimes against humanity with impunity.”

    Crimes against humanity, all life on the planet, and multiple
    future generations!

  256. @Chase & vital1: When we look at the kaleidoscope of Keystone Cops screw ups in all facets of nuclear energy and weapons since 100 years ago, it is mind boggling that in 1914 Madame Curie was hauling around the first portable X-ray machine by horse. She paid the price, though, just like untold multitudes exposed to massive amounts of radiation: she died from it and her journals are too radioactive to be inspected by the public or journalists without signing a liability waiver. Now, as you point out, Chase, a powerful and secretive cabal of people blind to nuclear waste’s intractable disposal problem or to the hugely expensive uselessness of nuclear weapons stealing from unborn generations, run the table.

    Our upcoming report includes this rare bit of good news: the first substantial storm system to hit Los Angeles in a long time is not hot:

    November 30, 2014
    7:20 pm INT THIRD BAND OF RAINS SAMPLE: 46.4 CPM^^ (background – initial rains from major storm NOT HOT in western Los Angeles Basin)
    7:10 pm INT BG: 46.2 CPM^^
    2:20 pm INT FIRST RAINS SAMPLE: 51.1 CPM^^ (background – initial rains from major storm NOT HOT in western Los Angeles Basin. Also note that radon progeny hasn’t effected this rain, or the subsequent rains at Radiation Station Santa Monica because there is no radon source in the local area.)
    2:05 pm INT BG: 45.8 CPM^^

  257. @vital1 re: Tritium in Tuscon

    >> “It never entered my mind that they would even think of putting a plant in this area when they knew it could contaminate a neighborhood,” Rita Linzy told the Star at the height of the American Atomics crisis. She was then suffering from an undiagnosed ailment that left her feeling tired and feverish, and made her hair fall out. Her dog’s hair was also falling out.
    – from Chapter 10

    I have to wonder where Rita Linzy is today? What has her life been like? How many others?

    Unfortunately, this same ‘inhuman’, morally reprehensible treatment has been (still is) repeated thousands or more times around the world. 😥

    I have become convinced that the Nuclear Industry is the most organized ‘terrorist organization’ that this planet will ever know. They work hand in hand with the Mafia-like Waste Management corporations who pretend to manage the unmanageable while getting highly paid. They get insurance for the un-insurable. They seem to be able to commit crimes against humanity with impunity.


  258. @vital1 et al: This is nuts. How many of us even knew about this outrage? Tritium, or heavy water, is near impossible to clean up and incredibly dangerous. Team EnviroReporter wrote Radioactive Tritium Found in Water in Vancouver B.C. Canada in October 2012 showing the breadth of the threat ‘north of the border.’ South of the border, tritium has contaminated the Santa Susana Field Laboratory’s Area IV, bordering the Runkle Canyon development, coming in at 172 times background in the dirt. Lab cleanup opponents would have you think this land is pristine paradise ready for public parkland and that getting all the radiation and chemical contamination out of the place would hurt not help. This just 32 miles northwest of downtown L.A. and the headwaters of the Los Angeles River. Tritium plays a big part in China Syndrome Town. Thank you, vital1 for this excellent eye-opener

  259. USA,

    1979 – Tritium in Tucson, Wastes Worldwide

    Extracts from the free online book, “Killing Our Own”:

    Many of the factories that produce these items are legally permitted to release large quantities of radiation in the course of normal operations. Cobalt 60 fabrication plants, for example, are allowed to expose the public to twenty times more radiation than a commercial reactor.

    But routine tests in early June at the Tucson school system’s central kitchen, near the plant, found food with radiation counts 2.5 times above permissible levels. The kitchen regularly fed approximately forty thousand students. Water in cake that had been served to twenty-eight thousand pupils contained fifty-six thousand picocuries per liter; federal standards allowed only twenty-thousand picocuries. Vegetation outside the kitchen tested at levels thirty-six times the legal limit. Radiation, said acting AAEC director Kenneth Geiser, was “in the humidity in the air. Everywhere. And all the time. Cake or bread left on a table gets kind of soggy; it picks up moisture like a sponge–and tritium with it.”

    Dr. Michael Gray of the Arizona Center for Occupational Safety and Health reported that a survey showed a “long residency period in the system of very low concentrations of tritium.” Some of the workers, he said, produced urine samples containing tritium levels twenty times above normal. Rates of decay found in the survey suggested that tritium “can reside in the body” not just for the three to six months promised during the crisis, but “for up to ten years.”


    Tritium is much more toxic than the regulators let on. The tests results presented here reinforce this view. This is important because Fukushima has, and is releasing enormous amounts of Tritium into the Biosphere.

    How much pain and suffering did this company’s negligence cause to the workers and thousands of affected families, through serious illness, and premature death?



  260. JAPAN

    15th November 2014 – Fukushima health risks underestimated


    For instance, one street in front of a hospital in Fukushima City “is quite contaminated”, Smitai said, measuring 1.1 microsieverts of radiation per hour. Although this was one of the highest readings, Greenpeace found 70 other places in the city where the amount of radiation recorded exceeded the Ministry of Environment’s long-term target of 0.23 microsieverts per hour.

    Most of these areas therefore have “not been decontaminated, and cannot be decontaminated because, for instance, a forest can’t be decontaminated, practically speaking”, he added.

    Critics, however, charge that these results were found by averaging the radiation measurements, meaning that individual “hot spots” such as those Greenpeace claims to have found could go unstated.



    11th November 2014 – Fukushima Contaminated Food Was Found In US Right After The Meltdowns


    One sample of imported fresh fish from Japan intended for sushi was found to have iodine 131. A sample of Koji powder was also found to be contaminated. The koji sample had not just iodine 131 but cobolt 60, radioactive silver, tellurium 132, cesium 134 and cesium 137. Contamination was also found in imported green tea samples and seaweed.

    This testing shows a number of things of concern. Contaminated food was being shipped to the US. While these individual shipments from these food companies that hired this one lab for testing were not sent to market, others likely did.


  261. EnviroReporter.com has taken thousands of tests of foodstuffs, air, rain, beverages, snow and other things since the triple meltdowns at Fukushima Dai-ichi began March 11, 2011. Along with the amazing, prolific and highly accurate Peter Dailey running our unsurpassed Radiation Food Lab, we’ve found lots of hot stuff as well as safer foods as documented in Eat Me.

    As the scope of the disaster became increasingly clear, we tested many Japanese products and found them radiating significantly above background and what the items should read. We also have monitored foodstuffs that would be less likely to be impacted by Fukushima and stuck with those products to consume (after careful radiological examination). These tests, and common sense, dictated a change in diet including a cessation on consuming any Japanese foodstuffs or beverages as well as, unfortunately, eating or drinking anything out of the Pacific. A cursory review of Radiation Food Lab shows that these are wise choices.

    Other people, and they are in the majority, couldn’t care less about the cesium-137, cesium-134 and strontium-90 they risk ingesting as they blithely continue eating sushi and nibbling Japanese chocolates. In fact, since we no longer go out and waste money buying hot “Made in Japan” food, we were happy to be given some Japanese ‘cookie and cream’ miniature sticks today from someone who fancied them. They clocked in at 25.1% over background which is quite a feat since background is so high here in sunny Southern California which has seen at least three partial nuclear meltdowns in 1959, 1964 and 1969 at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory.

    That’s the bad news. Of course we didn’t eat them as we endeavor to keep our radiation bio-loading to a minimum The good news is that over the last two days, the rain in the western Greater Los Angeles Basin has been radiation-free. The numbers follow:

    October 14, 2014
    10:05 pm INT BG: 45.8 CPM^^
    7:25 am INT BG: 44.3 CPM^^

    October 13, 2014
    10:00 pm INT BG: 43.0 CPM^^


    10th November 2014 – Fukushima Radioactivity Detected Off West Coast


    The amount of cesium-134 reported in these new offshore data is less than 2 Becquerels per cubic meter (the number of decay events per second per 260 gallons of water). This Fukushima-derived cesium is far below where one might expect any measurable risk to human health or marine life, according to international health agencies.atments like this

    Comment: (My opinion)

    “This Fukushima-derived cesium is far below where one might expect any measurable risk to human health or marine life”

    Statements like this ignore the potential for the Cesium to be Bio-accumulated (concentrated) by tens of thousands of times through the ocean food chain. Trace amounts of other radioactive Isotopes from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster would have to be present, if Cesium was detected. A lot of artificial isotopes are not only radioactive damaging, but are also chemically toxic to biological life.

    Toxicity Multiplying Effect.

    The toxicity of each additional environmentally introduced toxin, radiological or chemical, does not add up like Toxin 1 + Toxin 2 = 2, twice the damage. T1 + T2 can be 10 or twenty times more damaging and dangerous. The human or animal defense systems become weaker the more toxins they have to deal with creating a system overload, fighting too many battles on too many fronts, at the same time!

    The Bio-accumulation of radiological and chemical toxins are going to dramatically increase toxicity multiplying effects throughout the Pacific Ocean food chain.





    8th March 2012 – Isotopic evidence of plutonium release into the environment from the Fukushima DNPP accident


    In addition, a more efficient transfer of 241Am into plants may be expected. A recent study showed that the coefficients of 241Am transfer from soil to wild plants28, particularly to legumes, are 3–5 times higher than those of 239,240Pu. Therefore, it is highly necessary to investigate the distribution and surface activity of 241Pu inside the 20 km zone, where much higher 241Pu could be expected. This is important for the long-term dose assessment of actinides, and will have important implications in the strategy for decontamination procedures.

    For soil samples collected in Mito, Chiba, and Kamagaya Cities, although 137Cs activities were significantly higher than the activity level before the accident (Table 1), for example, the Kamagaya soil sample 2 (0–2 cm) collected on the grounds of a Japanese shrine, near the drain pipes from a building roof, had a 137Cs activity of 11429±88 mBq/g.


    When reading these scientific documents they often use Becquerel per gram (Bq/g) measurements, so you need to multiply by a 1,000 to convert to Bq/kg.


  263. JAPAN

    8th November 2014 – Still 102,900 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from Matsutake mushroom in Minamisoma city


    From their latest report of September, 102,900 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 was measured from Matsutake mushroom. The city government reports it was collected for self-consumption, but the ratio of Cs-134 and Cs-137 was not announced.



  264. TAIWAN

    November 2014 – Taiwan to boost radiation checks on cargoes from Tokyo, Yokohama


    Taiwan’s legislature decided Monday that all containerized cargos coming from Tokyo and Yokohama must go through radiation checks at a port in southern Taiwan.

    Lu’s office told Kyodo News that Lu filed the motion at the committee because she saw a report in the Liberty Times in August saying that since the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011, Kaohsiung Customs had detected 226 cargo containers originating from or routed through Japan with radiation levels exceeding the legal limit.



    30th September 2014 – Results of the monitoring on radioactivity level in fisheries products


    In Fukushima prefecture, the suspension of fishery has been imposed on all the coastal and bottom fisheries (except trial fisheries targeting 27 species*).

    * 27 species of which radioactive cesium concentration has been remarkably decreased were caught on a trial basis at the limited offshore area of Fukushima (20 km away from the FDNPS) and sold after inspection of each landing for each species. 27 species are the following: giant Pacific octopus,chestnut octopus ,Japanese flying squid,spear squid,swordtip squid,Japanese dwarf squid,horsehair crab,snow crab,whelks(Buccinum isaotakii,Neptunea constricta,Neptunea intersculpta and Beringius polynematicus),thornhead,greeneyes,rikuzen flounder,hilgendorf’s aucord,willowy flounder,monkfish,flathead flounder,roughscale sole,rosy seabass,blackfin flounder,crimson sea bream,Japanese jack mackerel,Pacific barrelfish, Japanese sandlance (juvenile) and whitebait.


    This Japanese Fisheries agency site has a comprehensive list of radioactive contamination test results and charts, for salt and freshwater fish. Reports are for Fukushima plus other prefectures.



    22nd January 2014 – Italian mothers battle the mafia and toxic waste


    In this article they don’t mention that nuclear waste is a big component of this deadly trade. The article below this one, “The Mob Is Secretly Dumping Nuclear Waste Across Italy and Africa” provides information on the nuclear waste dumping, plus how deadly it is to the communities affected by it. In a lot of regions affected, the water now is not safe to drink!


    They traveled to Rome from their towns around Naples as representatives of some 150,000 mothers who sent Italian President Giorgio Napolitano postcards with photos of their dead or cancer-stricken children in the hope that he might put an end to the environmental crimes that have been perpetrated in their region
    for decades.

    Investigators in Italy have long known that millions of barrels of toxic by-product from industries in Italy and Europe were given to the Camorra, who charged a fraction of the official disposal rate.

    Residents living near the landfills and local doctors blame the unusually high cancer rates in the area on the toxic dump landfills, claiming the number of people diagnosed with cancer there is four times the national average.

    The mothers of thousands of the impacted children are petitioning the president to kick-start the clean-up and reclaim the area.


    1st February 2014 – The Mob Is Secretly Dumping Nuclear Waste Across Italy And Africa


    Organised crime is famously good at exploiting time-sensitive industries like construction, fishing, and — of course — garbage removal. But revelations about millions of tons of toxic waste buried haphazardly and illegally by the mob are causing an uproar in southern Italy, where cancer rates are nearly 50 per cent
    higher than the average in certain areas.

    And in 2008, the US Navy published an internal study proving that much of the water in the region was too contaminated to drink.

    So not only has refuse from Europe’s nuclear power plant found a home off the coast of Africa or Italy — the minerals and metals from your last computer, your fridge, or your phone might have, too.


  266. USA

    17th October 2014 – Fukushima radiation nearing West Coast


    A sample taken Aug. 2 about 1,200 kilometers west of Vancouver, B.C. tested positive for Cesium 134, the Fukushima “fingerprint” of Fukushima.

    Further results, which Buesseler will release at a conference Nov. 13, will show offshore Fukushima radiation down the coast into California, he said, including some samples that are closer to shore.

    It showed levels of cesium 134, the Fukushima fingerprint, at 2.2 becquerels per cubic meter (Bq/m3).

    Levels of cesium 137 were 3.9 Bq/m3. Background levels range between 1 and 2 Bq/m3.


    These maybe small detected amounts, but bio-accumulation through the food chain can potentially concentrate this by thousands of times.


  267. USA

    23rd January 2007- Depleted Uranium Poison Explosions Target US Citizens, By Cathy Garger


    Site 300, where these radioactive explosions occur, is only about 40 miles from San Francisco. More than seven million people live in the highly populated Greater San Francisco Bay area. America has been breathing in this toxic, “gene busting” invisible poison since 1945 when Uranium-238, as well as other radioactive materials, were used inside the hydrogen bomb that the US exploded in the New Mexico desert.

    Want to make your head spin? Just do the math. If Livermore explodes 60,000 pounds of explosives in ten years? Since the high explosives “tests” began at Site 300 in 1955, that makes 60,000 pounds every ten years, which amounts to 300,000 pounds or 150 tons of radioactive blasts. And that’s at only one of the federal “test” sites – of which there are several.

    The explosion of these vast amounts of Depleted Uranium radioactive microscopic particles affect Americans all over the country. We’ve all watched the Weather Channel and observed how in a matter of just a few hours, wind currents carrying invisible particles start at one part of the country and sweep across the map, reaching into entirely different sections of the country in a matter of hours.

    In a memo declassified in 1974 written to James B. Conant and Brigadier General L. R. Groves from: Drs. Conant, Compton, and Urey, War Department United States Engineer Office Manhattan District, Oak Ridge Tennessee on October 30, 1943. The 1943 memo also stated that it could be used as radioactive warfare to make evacuated areas uninhabitable, to contaminate small critical areas, and as a radioactive poison gas to create casualties among troops, and to create casualties among civilian populations. It also mentions that,

    “These materials may also be so disposed as to be taken into the body by ingestion instead of inhalation. Reservoirs or wells would be contaminated or food poisoned with an effect similar to that resulting from inhalation of dust or smoke.”

    In other words, the US Military has known since 1943 precisely what it was doing with regard to the life-destroying use of aerosolized uranium.


    The more I research this subject, the more horrified I am by the shear evil of the political, military, and scientific leadership, and what they are willing to do to their own populations.

    I started to research site 300 because in the last 24 hours (18 October 2014) a poster reported a high radioactive Isotope detections in an air filter downwind of site 300. The present Californian drought maybe creating conditions that are allowing the large amount of radioactive contamination at this site, to become mobilized.

    Thanks to a poster on enenews for pointing to this article.



    12th October 2014 – Tritium up 10-fold in Fukushima groundwater after Typhoon Phanfone


    Some 150,000 becquerels of tritium per liter were measured in a groundwater sample taken Thursday from a well east of the No. 2 reactor. The figure is a record for the well and over 10 times the level measured the previous week.

    In addition, materials that emit beta rays, such as strontium-90, which causes bone cancer, also shattered records with a reading of 1.2 million becquerels, the utility said of the sample.

    The well is close to the plant’s port in the Pacific.


  269. NORWAY

    6th October 2014 – Radioactivity in Norway’s reindeers hits high


    In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Våga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway.

    In comparison, the highest amount at the same place was 1500 becquerel among the reindeer in September 2012.

    Lavrans Skuterud said: “This year, there has been extreme amounts of mushroom. In addition, the mushroom season has lasted for a long time. And the mushroom has grown very high up on the mountains.”

    Especially the gypsy mushroom (Cortinarius Caperatus) has been a problem. This is a good food mushroom, both for people and animals. But it has one bad trait: It can absorb a lot of radioactivity.


  270. USA

    2nd October 2014 – Matsutake Mushroom from USA


    Tested by 横浜市民測定所 (Citizen Radioactivity Measuring Station, Yokohama)

    I-131 ND(<2.06)

    Cs-137 37.1±8.1 Bq/kg

    Cs-134 ND(<3.31)



    24th September 2014 – Researchers Find Radiation Hot Spots Off Coast Near Fukushima


    Average cesium 137 concentrations in the sea floor were 90 bq/kg
    Areas 4 km out to sea, 20 locations had concentrations of 1000 bq/kg
    Areas 6 km out to sea had levels of 2000 bq/kg in some locations

    This information was originally published in July 2014. While TEPCO has been publishing readings of cesium in the water near the plant that seem unusually low, the sea bed is another story. Long lived radioactivity doesn’t just go away, it moves somewhere else.


  272. JAPAN

    18th September 2014 – Fukushima radiation damages rice genome


    A study in the American Genetic Association’s Journal of Heredity examines the detailed genetic alterations of the all-important young rice plant when exposed to low-level radiation – that emitted by the Fukushima nuclear plant a year after the disaster.



    18th September 2014 – Fukushima radioactive contamination is rapidly warming North Pacific seawater.


    There is a massive pool of warm water in the Gulf of Alaska, NOAA scientist Nate Mantua said in an email. It is unprecedented in the historical record, he added… the past year is way out of the historical range — “so who knows what will happen?”…

    300,000 becquerels per cubic centimeter detected in ocean water is 300 BILLION becquerels per square meter. Fukushima has been leaking ever since, but the worst of it occurred at the beginning of the catastrophe.

    The contaminated water will not move out for many years, but decay heat release will continue, so look for Pacific sea surface temperatures to keep increasing, and the drought to continue.



    16th September 2014 – OP-ED: Nuclear plant is polluting our drinking water


    • DEP plans to issue an NPDES water pollution permit with dangerous exemptions and loopholes for Limerick’s radiation and cooling tower toxic discharges, and overheating the river.

    PA DEP is allowing Limerick to violate federal protective water law and standards. DEP has the power to deny Limerick an NPDES pollution permit renewal. Instead, DEP plans to approve a permit with shocking exemptions. Instead of exemptions from compliance, Exelon, Limerick’s owner, should be required to filter Limerick’s dangerous discharges to meet Safe Drinking Water standards. Exelon is profiting and should be accountable to minimize damage.

    • Suffering and health care costs will increase. DEP plans to allow unlimited amounts of Limerick’s broad range of radionuclides and toxic cooling tower chemicals to be discharged into the river every day with up to 14.2 million gallons of wastewater.


  273. WORLD

    2012 – Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: determination of the source term, atmospheric dispersion, and deposition


    This release is more than a factor of two higher than the Chernobyl 133Xe source term and most likely the largest radioactive noble gas release in history.

    A quantitative analysis of the model output shows that 18 % of the total 137Cs deposition until 20 April occurred
    over Japanese land. Only 0.7 PBq, or 1.9 % of the total de-position were received by land areas other than Japan, while the remaining 80 % were deposited in the oceans.


    This document only estimates the initial releases from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster from March to April 2011. It does not included the huge ongoing atmospheric and Pacific Ocean releases since then. Also, it is researching the dispersion of two isotopes that were released, it doesn’t include the hundreds of others that were and are still being released.

    All the evidence points to the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, being far worse than Chernobyl!




    10th September 2014 – Japanese mass media “Jiji” rose in revolt against Tepco / 2 trillion Bq leaked to the sea in 10 months.


    Japanese mass media, “Jiji” reported about 2 trillion Bq of Sr-90 and Cs-137 leaked to the Pacific only in 10 months.





    14th September 2014 – Fukushima sake raises health concerns


    China imposed a ban on importing some products, including sake, from Fukushima, following the rector meltdown triggered by the earthquake and tsunami in April 2011.



    23rd March 2014 – Dried Porcini Mushroom from INAUDI Product of Italy, Expiry: May 24, 2014


    As Cesium-137 (106.2 Bq/kg) was detected without Cesium-134 also present, this is most likely contamination from the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

    Tested 2nd October 2013:




    4th January 2014 – Japanese seafood contamination found in Taiwan and Sri Lanka


    FDA Taiwan detected high level of radiation in imported foods from Japan in 2012. Green tea, flour, fish etc…

    It shows green tea powder with Cs 321bq/kg is successful for the distribution to the market because it’s less than Taiwanese Standard of 370 bq/kg.




    23rd December 2013 – Japanese seafood contamination found in Taiwan and Sri Lanka


    Waduge said that radiation levels, particularly in seafood items imported from Japan, had noticeably increased. He attributed the high level to the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant.

    However, he said that radiation levels were below the danger level of 100 Becquerel (BQ), with the readings indicating the level varying between 15 and 20 (BQ).



    4th September 2014 – Kale from UBC Farm – Dehydrated

    Cs-134 <0.559 Bq/kg
    Cs-137 0.766 +- 0.204 Bq/kg
    K-40 1211 +- 12.4 Bq/kg



    Levels of Radioactive Contaminants in Foods Tested in Respective Prefectures, by the Japanese ministry of Health.


    Here you will find the most recent and past, Japanese government food contamination test results.



    3rd April 2013 – Cesium, iodine and tritium in NW Pacific waters – a comparison of the Fukushima impact with global fallout


    At the sampling site about 40 km from the coast, where all three radionuclides were analyzed, the Fukushima impact on the levels of these three radionuclides represents an increase above the global fallout background by factors of about 1000, 50 and 3, respectively. The water column data indicate that the transport of Fukushima-derived radionuclides downward to the depth of 300 m has already occurred.

    The observed 137Cs levels in surface waters and in the water column are compared with predictions obtained from the ocean general circulation model, which indicates that the Kuroshio Current acts as a southern boundary for the transport of the radionuclides, which have been transported from the Fukushima coast eastward in the NW Pacific Ocean.




    September 2013 – Ocean Plume Modeling for the Fukushima Dai’ichi Event: Particle tracing.


    These particle tracing exercises show us: The Kuroshio (extension) and Oyashio are remarkably effective in localizing pollution on a relatively small section of the Japanese coast, while effectively dispersing pollutants eastward into the Pacific. l Coastal water may take several weeks to reach the Kuroshio extension. l Currents are strongest near Japan, particles slow down as they move eastward.

    First weeks contamination 30km offshore is dominated by atmospheric deposits. Localized spikes in contamination after April 1 are likely due to coastal releases. Could be added as separate load to model.


  276. USA

    2013 Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report Diablo Canyon Power Plant


    Concentrations of tritium were detected in four monitoring wells (stations OWl, DY1, GW1, and 8S3) near the power block. This tritium was evaluated and attributed to rain-washout of gaseous tritium exiting the plant vent system

    During these 2011 rain events, Fukushima related Cs-137 was deposited into the Central Coast environs in rain concentrations of 2.4 to 25.4 pCi/Liter. This Fukushima Cs-137 was detected within one sample of monitoring well DYI at a concentration of 2.22 pCi/L in 2013 due to the approximate 30 year half-life of Cs-137

    Cs-137 was detected in three samples of market fish (station 2F1 and 7D3) most likely due to rainwater washout of Fukushima Cs-137 isotopes during March of 2011 (ref 2011 DCPP AREOR). For reference, the March 2011 Central Coast rainwater Cs-137 concentrations ranged from 2.4 pCi/Liter to 25.4 pCi/Liter due to Fukushima event fallout.

    Various concentrations of 1-131, 1-132, Te-132, Cs-134, and Cs-137 were identified as Fukushima fallout along the Central Coast in March-April 2011.



    31st December 2013 – Nuclear Waste Sits on Ocean Floor


    “I would beg to differ,” Thomas Suchanek, the principal investigator and lead author of the 1991 study, said recently. The study found americium, a radioactive decay product of plutonium, in some fish samples from the site as well as a comparison area about 60 miles away. The report calculated that plutonium in underwater sediment at the dump site was up to about 1,000 times normal background levels.

    The Food and Drug Administration said that in 1990 it found traces of plutonium in fish samples from the site but at levels well within safety standards.

    On various occasions, federal reports say, government researchers have encountered lobster fishermen or lobster traps inside the no-fishing advisory zone.



    19th May 2013 – This video, is from rice produced in Fukushima Prefecture going to market at 11bq/kg Cesium, anything under 100bq/kg is considered safe by japan but scientist of Chernobyl say 16bq/kg should be the limit. This is alarming since they lifted the food restrictions on Fukushima grown rice Aug 2014.



  277. JAPAN

    2nd September 2014 – Mushroom contamination map shows contaminated products mainly consumed in Kanto area.


    The online uncontaminated food distributer, “Whitefood” plotted the cases that MHLW detected Cesium-134/137 from a mushroom on Japanese map.



    1st September 2014 – Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany


    But in recent tests by the state government of Saxony, more than one in three boars were found to give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for human consumption.

    In a single year, 297 out of 752 boar tested in Saxony have been over the limit, and there have been cases in Germany of boar testing dozens of times over the limit.


    A Cesium contamination safety limit of 600 Bg/kg, is set for this wild boar meat!

    This informative video explains why this limit is set way to high.





    27th August 2014 – Scientist wants samples from islanders for testing for radioactivity


    “The plume also contains other radioactive material, including Strontium 90 at a far, far lower level than was released into the atmosphere during the nuclear bomb testing up until the 1960s. As well, radioactive isotopes of iodine, low levels of plutonium and tritium (hydrogen 3) might be in the plume.”



    “The plume also contains other radioactive material, including Strontium 90 at a far, far lower level than was released into the atmosphere during the nuclear bomb testing up until the 1960s.”

    In my opinion this is a very misleading statement, because ocean life can greatly concentrate contaminants, through the dynamics of Bio-accumulation. Plant and animal life in the ocean can potentially Bio-accumulate radioactive isotope contamination through the food chain, by hundreds of thousand of times, and sometime millions of times.



    27th August 2014 – Fukushima Daiichi Sea Releases Updated To 157 Billion Bq Per Day


    “The journalists at the conference prodded TEPCO for actual readings due to the graph having wide ranges and exact numbers were not published along side it. The cart appears to show a very clear reading of 150 billion bq per day for tritium at the 2014 rate, not the 1 billion bq per day quoted by TEPCO in the meeting. The other isotope readings quoted by TEPCO appear to be accurate. This big change in the daily tritium release increases the daily total radiation release to the sea as being 157 billion becquerels per day.”



    26th August 2014 – TEPCO Drops Bombshell About Sea Releases; 8 Billion Bq Per Day


    “*** Update*** With a translation of a related portion of a TEPCO document released to METI just yesterday the total releases of this new admission are even higher than the 11 Tbq mentioned.”



    23rd August 2014 – S. Korea returned 20 t of Japanese marine products for Cs-134/137 contamination / Not from Fukushima area.


    S. Korea banned imports from Fukushima prefecture and 7 adjacent prefectures last September, so this 20 t of returned marine products are not from the main contaminated regions in Japan.



  280. JAPAN

    7th August 2014 – “Radiation Fallout,” ABC Australian Catalyst program.


    1. The program Highlights the Safecast public radiation monitoring program in Japan.

    2. Researchers finding that decontamination efforts can sometimes create more contamination downstream, after snowfall and rain events.

    3. Soil contamination levels do not reflect what food contamination levels can be, because different plants have different biological efficiencies in contamination uptake.



    8th August 2014 – Tepco discharged the largest volume of bypass contaminated water / 700 million Bq of Tritium to the Pacific.


    However their discharging volume keeps increasing.

    According to third party organization, Tritium density in the discharged water was 340,000 Bq/m3.

    682,380,000 Bq of Tritium was released to the sea by this discharge.




  282. JAPAN

    27th July 2014 – Cs-134 / 137 density jumped up 12 times much as previous highest reading in groundwater beside Reactor 2

    Extract: See also.. 2,700,000,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 measured from groundwater nearby Reactor 2 [URL 2]

    Comment: A lot of this contamination is probably going to end up in the Pacific Ocean.





    9th July 2014 – New safety rules may be applied to Fukushima plant

    Extract: The body also discussed a delay in work to freeze waste water in underground utility tunnels at the plant to block further inflows of water and stop contaminated water from leaking out to sea.

    Members urged that the effort be speeded up. Some expressed doubt as to whether the plant’s operator has a sense of crisis.




    Extract: Just after midday a piece of rope was pulled aboard. As part of our logging protocol, I brought out the Geiger counter and took a reading. The ambient reading that morning had been about 30 CPM (cycles per minute) so it was a surprise when the reader climbed, and spiked at 120 CPM – our highest reading yet. It should be noted however, that to calibrate the counter I actually use a product sold in supermarkets called Nu-Salt which registers at 100 CPM. So we don’t feel it poses a substantial health risk, but is important to monitor as radiation levels in the gyre is a common question we encounter.

    Comment: The radioactivity in NU-salt sold in supermarkets is from extra Potassium content, a small percentage of which is natural radioactive Potassium. Radioactive Potassium is in all living things.

    The contamination on this rope could be cause by far more biologically dangerous radioactive contamination. A Geiger counter test won’t tell you what radioactive isotopes are causing the higher than background detection.


  283. JAPAN

    11th May 2014 – Fieldwork 7 or 1.15μSv/h in a Vegetable Field near Tokyo


    1.15μSv/h is the highest reading that I had had during the 1 1/2 years of use of this dosimeter.



    20th July 2014 – Over 1,000 Bq/Kg of I-131 measured from sewage sludge in Northern part of Fukushima prefecture


    Their data shows I-131 started being detected on 6/12/2014. It kept being detectable since then and it reached the peak on 6/14/2014. The reading was 1,017.2 Bq/Kg.


    20th July 2014 – 370 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134 / 137 from 5 ~ 6 km offshore Fukushima plant


    Tepco reports it was fished approx. 4km offshore of Kumagawa-river. It is assumed to be 5~6 km from Fukushima plant port.

    Also 178 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from another Okamejei sample taken outside of Fukushima plant port.


  284. JAPAN

    14th July 2014 – Debris cleanup at Fukushima reactor may have contaminated rice crops.


    Radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit of 100 becquerels per kilogram was detected in rice crops from Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, last year, including areas located more than 20 km from the crippled nuclear plant.

    A Tepco spokesman said the company does not deny the possibility that its cleanup work is to blame but added it isn’t clear whether that was the direct cause of the contamination.


  285. JAPAN

    8th July 2014 – Japanese citizen “Fukushima kindergarten turns a blind eye to highly contaminated ingredients and serves lunch”



    2nd February 2014 – Japan’s nuclear regulator raps Fukushima operator over radiation readings.


    Tepco said last week that groundwater drawn from a monitoring well last July contained a record 5 million becquerels per litre of dangerous radioactive strontium-90 – more than five times the total beta radiation reading of 900,000 becquerels per litre recorded in the well, which is around 25 metres from the ocean.



    2nd July 2014 – Nuclear Watch: US View on Fukushima Daiichi


    Around 1 minute 40 seconds in, there is mention of releasing large amounts of tritium into the Pacific Ocean.


  286. JAPAN

    24th June 2014 – 17,060 Bq/Kg from Chengiopanax sciadophylloides in Fukushima / 13,742 Bq/Kg from Ash for cooking.


    Among 3,000 samples, Cs-134/137 was detected from 39.8% of all. It was 39.9% in May of 2013, which shows the radioactive contamination hasn’t become less since last year.




    25th June 2014 – 67,886 Bq/Kg of Cs-134/137 measured from elementary school soil in Fujisawa city / 300 km from Fukushima plant


    The sample is the soil removed for school area decontamination. The reading was 64,281 Bq/Kg including water. The density is assumed to increased to 67,886 Bq/Kg when it’s dry.




    25th June 2014 – Tepco finally admitted the “possibility” that contaminated water penetrated to the deep layer of the ground


    If the contaminated water is penetrating to deep layer of the ground, there are few measures to stop it spreading. It can also travel underground of the ocean bed to come up to the sea offshore of Fukushima plant.




    20th June 2014 – Angry Japan farmers bring cow from Fukushima to Tokyo.


    “Our cows cannot be shipped as meat. They are evidence of lives affected by radiation,” said Masami Yoshizawa, leader of the farm, in front of the ministry, as his supporters and media looked on.

    Fellow Fukushima farmer Naoto Matsumura said: “What if this started happening to people? We have to examine the cause of this and let people know what happened to these animals.”


  287. Another Simi Mom

    We ran across this news story about brave Japanese farmers who are angry about their cattle being sick, which they attribute to radiation from Fukushima.


    I call them brave farmers because of Japan’s newish law making it a crime in Japan to talk/write about the effects of the Fukushima disaster. Print the story quickly, or make a screen shot, because I am betting this story will disappear soon.


    14th June 2014 – NRA reports “Marine soil contamination stretches S-W to N-E” / N-E from Fukushima plant is Alaska.


    2,000 Bq/Kg from marine soil 6km offshore Fukushima, over 1,000Bq/Kg at 20 locations.

    There is Alaska in far North-East of Fukushima nuclear plant. Fukushima Diary hasn’t found the report on marine soil further than 32km offshore, however it would be high priority where / how the marine soil contamination spreads in the Pacific.


  289. USA

    11th June 2014 – Unbelievable: US Government Promotes Fish Consumption by Pregnant Women and Children.


    Shrimp, tuna, and salmon all present significant risks for contaminants. Although there are many sources of contamination for fish, Fukushima-caused radionuclide contamination will be a persistent risk for decades.

    However, the permissible dose is NOT ‘the safe dose.’ There is NO safe level of exposure to radionuclides and toxic metals.

    The permissible dose concept was a compromise position between Atomic Energy Commission scientists and early geneticists who argued any additional increase in radionuclide exposure creates additional risks, especially for the youngest among us.

    Women and children should not be eating seafood unless said seafood is tested for elements such as mercury AND radioactive elements, especially tritium, iodine, cesium, strontium, and uranium.


  290. 6th June 2014 – Latest Fukushima Prefecture beef, seafood, fruit, and vegetable test results.

    Comment: This is a large list of tests, so you need to click on the page numbers at the bottom, to see the rest of the tests.


  291. JAPAN

    26th May 2014 – Fukushima VICE- Up to 3,000Bq/kg of Cesium in Fukushima produce, farmer commits suicide over guilt for selling it.


    Insect research in this video suggests multi generational genetic damage is occurring, which will get worse with each generation.


    It is a crime that large numbers of Japanese children are left in these highly contaminated areas, and have not been evacuated.

    Criminal that the Japanese government monitoring stations show much lower levels of background radiation than is actually present, to provide a sense of safety, when in fact the environment is highly radioactive.




    21st May 2014 – Tepco begins dumping Fukushima No. 1 groundwater into Pacific Ocean


    Tepco said 560 tons of groundwater captured and stored before it entered reactor building basements was to be released Wednesday, using a bypass system that funnels it toward the ocean after checking for radiation levels.

    The safety limits for the water released, which Tepco says are tighter than World Health Organization guidelines for drinking water, state that released groundwater should contain less than 1 becquerel per liter of cesium-134 and cesium-137, 5 becquerels of beta ray-emitting radioactive material such as strontium-90, and 1,500 becquerels of tritium.


  293. USA

    21st May 2014 – Report by Eager Lab Assistants – Estimation of Cesium in Sand and Soil Samples in the United States, 2012-2013


    Soil and sand samples were obtained between April 2012 and December of 2013 from a broad spectrum of areas ranging from almost every region in the continental United States.

    Results: Twenty-two (22) of forty-eight (48) samples yielded statistically significant detections for Cesium-137. Of those, six (6) yielded statistically significant detections for Cesium-134. Considering sample collection and testing dates with respect to the Fukushima Diachii NPP multiple meltdowns of March 11, 2011, those detections are strongly indicated as resulting from the same due to atmospheric deposition.



    30th April 2014 – California Coastal Commission – Report on the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster and Radioactivity along the California Coast.


    The levels of Fukushima-derived radionuclides detected in air, drinking water, food, seawater and marine life in California are extremely low relative to the pre-existing background from naturally -occurring radionuclides and the persistent residues of 20 th century nuclear weapons testing.

    However, it should be noted that the long term effects of low level radiation in the environment remain incompletely understood, and that this understanding would benefit from increased governmental support for the monitoring of
    radioactivity in seawater and marine biota and the study of health outcomes linked to radiation exposure.

    Fukushima derived radionuclides were first detected in air samples in western North America on March 15, in Western Europe between. March 19 – 23, and had circled the globe within 18 days of the accident.

    Radionuclide activities measured in precipitation from these storms at various California locations ranged from about 2 – 20 Bq/L for 131 I, the most abundant isotope detected, and 1 -2 orders of magnitude lower (~0.03 – 1.4 Bq/L) for
    132 I, 132 Te, 134 Cs, and 137 Cs.


    Quote from Report,

    “Fukushima Briefing Report 4 Radioactivity Released into the Environment The Fukushima NPP disaster represents the second largest accidental release of anthropogenic radiation to the environment in history, after only the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in the Ukraine.”

    In my opinion, this statement in the report is factually incorrect. All the evidence suggests that the amount of radioactive contamination release from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, far exceeds that of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. Also, the radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster has not stopped, and it doesn’t look like stopping any time soon!


    “Cesium is also highly bioavailable, but is distributed more evenly throughout the body and is removed more quickly (“biological half-life” of ~ 70 days in humans)”

    This 10 minutes long very informative video, paints a very different view on the effects ingested Cesium. It discusses the damage very small amounts of Cesium can do to children.


    This report uses the external dose models to explain away internal ingested contamination. The biological dose dynamics of internal ingestion is different to external exposure dose models. This is because of the radioactive isotopic microscopic proximity to living tissue. Most ingested Isotopes concentrate in different parts of the body, because of their chemical affinities. Also, a lot of radioactive isotopes are heavy metal toxins, as well as being highly radioactive. The Nuclear industry propaganda that says it is no worse that eating a banana, or having an X-ray, is nonsense!



  294. IRAQ

    9th May 2014 – Dangerous Radioactive Contamination Found in an Iraqi Village


    The official environmental authority in the Iraqi governorate of Missan, which is located 390 kilometres away from Baghdad, has announced the discovery of dangerous radioactive contamination that is attributed to the 2003 US-led war on Iraq.

    Abdel Khalek Mahmoud, an environmental expert, told the New Arab that “radioactive contamination in Iraq is divided into two types: The first, which is rarely found in Iraq, is high-level radioactivity that can be discovered by electronic devices.

    The second is low-level radioactivity, which is more difficult to discover. It was caused by the waste of depleted uranium that was used by the US in its 2003 war on Iraq. This is abundantly found and it has caused a lot of lethal damage in the country.

    Comment: They also mention animal deaths in this report, which suggests the food supply in this area has contamination.


  295. EUROPE

    December 2013 – List Of European Countries With Radioactively Contaminated Food, Map Of Radiation Contaminated Regions


    It seems, however, that these regulations and guidelines are not followed by all EU countries. In 1998, the BBC reported that the European Commission received 19 complaints from Austria, Germany and France about radioactive contaminated mushrooms from Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania.


    European Contamination Map:



    November 2009 – Chernobyl’s radioactive contamination of food and people.


    Up until 1991 the United States imported food products with measurable amounts of Chernobyl radioactive contamination, mostly from Turkey, Italy, Austria, West Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Sweden, and Denmark. These products included juices, cheeses, pasta, mushrooms, hazelnuts, sage, figs, tea, thyme, juniper, caraway seeds, and apricots. In Gomel, Mogilev, and Brest provinces in Belarus 7-8% of milk and 13-16% of other food products from small farms exceeded permissible levels of Cs-137, even as recently as 2005-2007.

    From 1995 to 2007, up to 90% of the children from heavily contaminated territories of Belarus had levels of Cs-137 accumulation higher than 15-20 Bq/kg, with maximum levels of up to 7,300 Bq/kg in Narovlya District, Gomel Province. Average levels of incorporated Cs-137 and Sr-90 in the heavily contaminated territories of Belarus, Ukraine, and European Russia did not decline, but rather increased from 1991 to 2005. Given that more than 90% of the current radiation fallout is due to Cs-137, with a half-life of about 30 years, we know that the contaminated areas will be dangerously radioactive for roughly the next three centuries.



    28th July 2013 – Nuclear Waste in Supermarkets: ALDI 2013


    “Calculations based on models used by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) show that dietary intake of the maximum amount of radioactive contamination permitted in the EU and Japan would lead to at least roughly 150,000 fatalities in Germany each year. Other calculation models reach vastly higher figures. If the entire German population were to eat foods exposing individuals to only 5 percent of the contamination currently allowed in food imports from Japan, at least 7,700 fatalities could be expected; this figure doesn’t even include the secondary consequences of a wide range of greatly varying diseases and genetic disorders.”


  296. JAPAN

    4th May 2014 – Ibaraki elementary school to have a “rice-planting” class for 9~12 y.o students in 270 Bq/Kg / “Come with socks”


    They published the announcement to state the radioactive density (Probably they mean Cesium-134/137) is only 270 Bq/Kg, which is lower than the average of the rice fields of the city to be 296.8 Bq/Kg.


  297. USA

    29th April 2014 – Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster


    Most of the 3-year-old tuna tested had no traces of Fukushima radiation, but 4-year-old tuna – which likely traveled through the radioactive plume a couple of times – had higher cesium levels.

    Since the results did reveal a spike in radiation, though, the researchers will be expanding their study beyond Oregon to test a larger number of tuna across the West Coast.


    They don’t provide the actual detection levels in this article.





    18th April 2014 – Pakistan may ban Japan edible items, Senate told


    Almost three years back in April 2011, Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority had directed authorities dealing with Cargo arriving directly or indirectly from Japan to screen all types of consignments including edible/non-edible, for radiation.

    It is worthy of mentioning here that country’s nuclear scientists had advised the federal government three years back to halt all types of goods from Japan to minimize the threat of radiation following the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis in Japan. The scientists had advised the government after they detected high level of Iodine from the consignments imported from Japan.

    keeping in view that the move to ban imports from Japan may hurt bilateral relationship between the two friendly countries, the Pakistani government never imposed ban on import of goods from Japan.


    This is criminal behaviour by a government. It allowed highly radioactive contaminated food items into the country, just to keep relations sweet with Japan.


  299. JAPAN

    17th April 2014 – Japan Radiation Embargoed Food List


    The Japanese government has been wooing the media with claims that all the contamination in the food supply has miraculously just gone away. This is of course not exactly what is going on.

    What is not mentioned is how many foods are still being held back from sale and that they are not just in Fukushima prefecture.

    Spot checks won’t catch all contaminated products. Bulk testing can miss a highly contaminated item mixed in with uncontaminated items. Anything below 100 bq/kg is permitted to be sold.



    17th February 2014 – New Independent Fukushima Food Contamination Results


    People in Japan early on realized they needed to take things into their own hands if they wanted to know the conditions around them and what their risk factors were. Citizen labs have been set up in Japan to allow people to test their own food.

    While the government in Japan (and elsewhere) have insisted anything below legal intervention levels of food contamination are “safe”, the public and many NGOs have disputed this. Ongoing problems with cesium in children’s urine belies the govt claim that all is ok. Two sets of standards have evolved. The one the government uses and the one the public uses to scrutinize their food supply.

    Out of the readings that were frequently positive are citrus fruits, that were found to be contaminated along with persimmons and kiwi fruit. There were also many negative, no contamination findings for foods including those in Fukushima.

    Recent Food Testing Results from most recent 2013-2014 tests:


  300. JAPAN

    21st February 2014 – Living With Radiation In Japan


    Local food coops that carefully select and test their food have become a go-to source for people concerned about contamination in the food supply.

    This non profit called Project Food is sourcing foods from safer areas, testing them then offering them for sale.


    Aeon testing results:
    Beef: They do source meat from regions known to not be contaminated.


    Rice: They source rice from a limited set of locations or farms.


    Produce: Selectively sourced from regions not considerably impacted by contamination.


    Seafood: Mostly sourced away from Fukushima, some Pacific fish, usually of species known to be low in contamination.




  301. JAPAN


    5th April 2014 – Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June


    The pumped groundwater contains significant level of radiation as well, however it would not be filtered before discharging. (cf, [Coincidence ?] 3 highest densities of Tritium are “exactly 1,200,000 Bq/m3″ in groundwater bypass.


    There should be an international effort to stop this from happening. At present there is a lot of Nuclear industry propaganda making out that Tritium is harmless. This video brings up a lot of independent research on the biological effects radioactive Tritium releases. That Tritium is something to be very concerned about. It is not just large amounts of Tritium that will be released into the Pacific Ocean!






    4th April 2014 – Significant level of cesium-134/137 from 3 of 3 bamboo shoot samples in Yokohama


    The sampling location is Yokohama. The samples were collected on 4/1/2014. The highest reading was 34 Bq/kg (Cs-134/137), the lowest was 15 Bq/kg. Because Cs-134 is measured from all of these bamboo shoots, it is from Fukushima for 100% sure. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare states these products are not distributed.



  302. USA

    29th March 2014 – Researchers consider: How risky is that radiation?


    The baby teeth of kids living near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant contained radioactive Strontium-90 – which can cause bone cancer and leukemia – at levels nearly one-third higher than in the baby teeth of other California kids, says a controversial study released last week.

    Studies from France and Germany suggest that kids living within 3 miles of nuclear plants have double the risk of developing acute leukemia as those living farther away, and that the peak impact is on children aged 2 to 4; but the U.S. government’s take has historically been, “Don’t worry, be happy.”

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/nuclear-607540-diablo-health.html [Subscription fee required]

  303. JAPAN

    5th March 2014 – Fishing for data in the radioactive waters off Fukushima


    With help from fisherman and citizen scientists, researchers in Japan and the U.S. are tracking the nucleotides in the ocean creatures who swim in the plume of water tainted with radiation from Fukushima. Their research is part of a long-term effort to figure out when — if ever — certain fish will be safe to eat. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.


    You continually hear this statement on the news, and in press releases.

    “The fish tested well below safety levels.”

    Governments around the world raised the safety levels massively, soon after the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. These safety levels are an outright deception to fool the public. Unless you take the time to do the research, you would not know how deceitful the present actionable, or safety levels are.

    Here are just two examples to make this clear.





    Their testing only focuses on Cesium, and conveniently leaves out the other bio-accumulating radioactive contaminants. The fallout from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster is a dirty mixture of different isotopes, not just Cesium! A lot of these radioactive isotopes are chemically toxic, as well as radioactive.



  304. CANADA

    25th March 2014 – Alberta student’s science project finds high radiation levels in grocery-store seafood


    The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012.

    “Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period,” she said. “Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.”

    “More than 200 food samples were tested and all were found to be below Health Canada’s actionable levels for radioactivity,” the CFIA states in a February 2014 posting on its website. “As such, enhanced import controls have been lifted and no additional testing is planned.”


    Same story book reply you get from governments. Tell you it is not detected at “actionable levels.”

    1. These isotopes are biologically chemically toxic, as well as radioactive.

    2. Actionable levels were much lower pre-Fukushima.






    Canada Busted Covering Up Spikes In Fukushima Radiation




  305. JAPAN

    14th March 2014 – Shiitake mushroom, Kanagawa Prefecture

    Measurement date 2014.1.22

    Specimen Shiitake ( only edible portion ) ( Concentrated to 1937g → 1236g) weight 1003g, 3600 seconds measurement time

    Cs-137: 6.15 ± 2013 Bq / kg
    Cs-134: 4.36 ± 1075 Bq / kg
    Cs total : 10.5 ± 2.76 Bq / kg


    I think they accidentally typed a 0 instead of a decimal point, for these entries.

    Cs-137: 6.15 ± 2013 Bq / kg
    Cs-134: 4.36 ± 1075 Bq / kg

    Should be?

    Cs-137: 6.15 ± 2.13 Bq / kg
    Cs-134: 4.36 ± 1.75 Bq / kg




    16th March 2014 – “Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown”


    As a senior scientist at the Japanese government’s Meteorological Research Institute, he said levels of radioactive cesium 137 in the surface water of the Pacific Ocean could be 10,000 times as high as contamination after Chernobyl, the world’s worst nuclear accident.

    Off the record, university researchers in Japan say that even now, three years after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, they feel under pressure to play down the impact of the disaster.

    “Getting involved in this sort of research is dangerous politically,” said Joji Otaki, a biologist at Japan’s Ryukyu University who has written papers suggesting that radioactivity at Fukushima has triggered inherited deformities in a species of butterfly.


    It appears the Japanese government complained to The New York Times about the original headline to this article, because on the 17th March this correction was added by the NYTimes.

    Correction: March 17, 2014

    “An earlier version of the headline with this article misstated the actions of the Japanese government. There are deep differences over how to determine the health impact of the Fukushima disaster. The authorities are not ‘‘squelching” efforts to measure the effects of the accident.”

    The new New York Times headline is, “Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout”

    Older Link:


    Newer Link:


  307. USA

    14th March 2014 – “A Slow Genocide of the People”: Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on
    Indigenous Land


    “It’s really a slow genocide of the people, not just indigenous people of this region, but it’s estimated that there are over 10 million people who are residing within 50 miles of abandoned uranium mines,”

    There are an estimated over a thousand in our homelands. But there are estimated to be over 10,000 abandoned uranium mines throughout the whole United States, and it’s primarily within 15 Western states. But the EPA has
    never done a meaningful inventory on these threats that are really a toxic legacy that impacts us to this day.



    3rd March 2014 – Colorado Mining Corp. Spills 20,000 Gallons of Uranium Waste Amid Negotiations To Clean Up 15 Million Tons More


    Cotter estimates that cost at more than $895 million — or burial in existing or new impoundment ponds.

    “There’s an official, decades-old indifference to groundwater protection and cleanup of groundwater contamination at the Cotter site — even though sustainable and clean groundwater for drinking, orchards, gardens and livestock remains important to present and future Lincoln Park residents,” Stills said. “This community is profoundly committed to reclaiming and protecting its groundwater.”


    Colorado Mining Corp. Spills 20,000 Gallons of Uranium Waste Amid Negotiations To Clean Up 15 Million Tons More


    16th March 2014 – SA toxicologist’s study says higher uranium causes cancers in Malwa


    Dr Smit had obtained hair samples of 149 children with deformities in 2009 and urine samples in 2010 and had sent these to Micro Trace mineral laboratory in German where it was established that excess prevalence of uranium has caused deformities.

    As per Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), the uranium level here have reached up to 1000 parts per billion(ppb) against permissible limit of 15ppb, she said.


  308. USA/WORLD

    12th March 2014 – Top Expert Debunks Radiation Myths


    Mousseau has made numerous trips to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Fukushima – making 896 inventories at Chernobyl and 1,100 biotic inventories in Fukushima as of July 2013 – to test the effect of radiation on plants and animals.

    Indeed, Mousseau found – in studies of plants, insects and mammals – that:

    Most organisms studied show significantly increased rates of genetic damage in direct proportion to the level of exposure to radioactive contaminants

    Many organisms show increased rates of deformities and developmental abnormalities in direct proportion to contamination levels

    Many organisms show reduced fertility rates

    Many organisms show reduced life spans

    Many organisms show reduced population sizes

    Biodiversity is significantly decreased many species locally extinct

    Mutations are passed from one generation to the next, and show signs of accumulating over time

    Mutations are migrating out of affected areas into populations that are not exposed (i.e. population bystander effects)


  309. USA

    11th March 2014 – Fukushima – The Perfect Crime?


    Multiple hazardous readings of suspected Fukushima radiation have been detected in air, rain, snow, and surf in California and across the nation. The high radioactivity findings came during tests of air across America, Pacific Ocean surf south of San Francisco and Santa Cruz, rain in Death Valley and nearby Las Vegas, and in the soil of California’s marijuana-growing heartland in Humboldt County.

    EnviroReporter.com has also learned that soil in the most marijuana-intensive growing region of California is hot with radionuclides that could have come from nowhere but Fukushima.

    Amateur radiation sleuth Michael Van Broekhoven gathered two soil samples from near Willow Creek and from “commercially available top soil in Northern California.” Both samples, collected in April 2013, tested positive for
    cesium-134 and cesium-137.

    The Willow Creek soil sample had 0.962 Becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg) of cesium-134 and 13.39 Bq/kg of cesium-137 according to the lab gamma spectroscopy analysis done for Van Broekhoven in May 2013 by Cinnaminson, New Jersey-headquartered EMSL Analytical, Inc.. The store-bought dirt had even more
    Cs-134 with 1.11 Bq/kq though less Cs-137 at 4.10 Bq/kg.



    12th March 2014 – Troubled waters: Nuclear radiation found in B.C. may pose health concerns. Discovery of Fukushima radioactivity raises concerns for local marine life, and the effect it may have on humans.


    Examination of a soil sample from Kilby Provincial Park, near Agassiz, has for the first time in this province found Cesium 134, further evidence of Fukushima radioactivity being transported to Canada by air and water.

    The models suggests that in 30 years, Cesium 137 levels in the whales will exceed the Canadian guideline of 1,000 becquerels per kilogram for consumption of seafood by humans — 10 times the Japanese guideline.

    The results raise concerns for aboriginal people who maintain a diet heavy in fish.

    “We might expect similar results because the diet of First Nation communities is based on seafood,” Alava said. “Humans at the top of the food web can perhaps see increasing levels in the future.”



    11th March 2014 – WIPP radiation leak still a mystery


    The contamination drifted across the countryside and 26 miles west, all the way to the city of Carlsbad itself.



    Chelyabinsk “The Most Contaminated Spot on the Planet”


    Accidents, nuclear waste disposal and day to day operation of the Mayak reactor and radiochemical plant contaminated a vast area of the province.

    In 1957, a nuclear waste storage tank accident released radiation double the amount released by the Chernobyl accident.

    On September 29, 1957 a liquid radioactive waste storage tank exploded following a failure in the cooling system and polluted an area equal to the size of New Jersey with plutonium and strontium.

    Over the past 33 years, there has been a 21% increase in the incidences of cancer, 25% increase in birth defects and 50% of the population of child bearing age are sterile.


  310. USA

    28th January 2014 – First results from crowd funded study shows radioactive seawater from Fukushima has NOT reached the US coast


    “The reason why we see such low levels of radiation in these samples is because the plume is not here yet. But it’s coming. And we’ll actually be able to see its arrival,” Buesseler says. “That baseline data is critical.”

    The plume is predicted to reach the US West Coast in April 2014 and it will be “detectable but not harmful. ”Samples taken off the coast of Vancouver Island in June 2013 show the plume has reached it, but the observed concentrations are at most 1 Bq/m3. In other words, 7400 times less than the EPA’s maximum concentrations for drinking water so the levels are not harmful for humans or sea life.

    My opinion:

    They have done base line testing, which is great. Lets look at the finer details.

    The USA EPA recently raised the drinking water safety level from 3 pCi/Liter of Cesium 134/137 to 200 pCi/Litre, which is equivalent to 7,400 Bq per cubic meter.

    (Multiply by a 1,000 to get per cubic meter amounts.)
    Pre-Fukushima safety level, 3 pCi/ltr = 0.111 Bq/Ltr
    New safety level, 200 pCi/ltr = 7.4 Bq/Ltr
    7.4/0.111 = 66.6

    So this new standard is 66.6 times greater than the pre-Fukushima level. It has been a common ploy by governments worldwide to quietly raise the safety levels during events like Fukushima, As detectable levels increase they can tell you everything is OK, because it tested below the new much higher government set safety level.

    The organization doing the testing here is independent of government. They haven’t created this new standard the US government has.

    Very small amounts of contamination in sea water can bio-accumulate thousands of times through the food chain in sea food. Testing the seafood will provide the important information on bio-accumulation, plus whether it is hazardous for human consumption. Sea food testing is what is needed at present. It may be excellent information for a scientists to know how much contamination is in the sea water. Is your child going to drink sea water? Right now, mums and dads would rather know what contamination is in the seafood, and is it safe for their family to consume!

    The plume may not have arrived yet, but the contaminated fish may have, plus significant bio-accumulation could go on for a long time.

    Watch this 10 minute short video to get up to speed quickly on food testing, and safety levels. Independent research is suggesting much lower safety levels for Cesium contamination, particularly for pregnant women and children.


    A lot of food and environmental detection reports tend to concentrate on Cesium detection. This is because it is relatively easy to test for, and detect. If Cesium is present in a test result, there is a possibility that other types of radioactive isotopes are also present but not reported. Fallout is a dirty mixture of isotopes.

    Interactive Map with sampling locations and testing results:






    8th March 2014 – Proven: Pilliga groundwater contaminated by Santos CSG


    Documents obtained by The Wilderness Society show that groundwater in the Pilliga has been contaminated by Santos CSG operations.

    Uranium levels recorded in the groundwater as a result of CSG activities are at 20 times the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

    The NSW EPA have confirmed the contamination event, but failed to act with any proper legal force, choosing to fine Santos only $1,500 dollars.

    On Friday, EPA chief environmental regulator Mark Gifford confirmed the contamination was caused by water leaking from the pond and that lead, aluminium, arsenic, barium, boron, nickel and uranium had been detected in an aquifer at levels ”elevated when compared to livestock, irrigation and health guidelines’

    Comment By Lock the Gate:

    Uranium levels recorded in the groundwater as a result of CSG activities are at 20 times the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. It is the nightmare that the communities of the north west dreaded, and we hope that the contamination is contained and does no harm. Groundwater is the lifeblood of towns and rural businesses and the worst fears of local farmers are being realised.



  311. USA

    6th March 2014 – China Syndrome Town


    China Syndrome Town is a true tale of greed, corruption, and malfeasance that could have real life consequences for the Los Angeles region and its residents.

    EnviroReporter.com exposes a new twist on these plots that would keep the Santa Susana Field Laboratory radioactive and chemically contaminated, saving the polluters hundreds of millions. If lab owner Boeing, government agencies, and astroturfers are successful, the toxic land could become Glow in the Dark Park or a new Chumash gambling casino.

    Hirsch, an UC Santa Cruz lecturer on nuclear policy, pointed out that the 1959 partial meltdown of the Sodium Reactor Experiment, while smaller in size than the partial meltdown of Three Mile Island twenty years later, spewed out hundreds of times more radiation because the experimental SRE wasn’t fortified against disaster like TMI was with its concrete superstructure.

    Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition member Barbara Johnson began her comments with a reminder of what the fuss was all about. “I have lived since 1970 just below the contaminated site. I have had cancer; my son has had cancer, way too many of my neighbors have as well.” Johnson reminded the DOE of previous health studies that found elevated rates for key cancers in the offsite population closest to the site compared to people living further away.


    The site is one of the most radiological and chemically polluted places in the USA. It is just 30 miles, or 48 km northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. These excellent articles expose the attempted coverup, and corruption for all to see.



    4th March 2014 – 2,900 MBq/km2 of Cesium-134/137 still fall down in Fukushima plant area monthly


    It’s been nearly 3 years since 311, but still high level of radioactive plume is falling around the plant.



  312. JAPAN

    28th February 2014 – High radioactive materials detected in fish


    The prefectural fisheries association said on Thursday that 110 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive materials was detected in scorpion fish caught in test-fishing off Iwaki City.

    The government safety limit is 100 becquerels. This is the first time radiation levels have exceeded the limit in the test-fishing program.


    Japans Cesium contamination safety limit is 12 times less than the USA’s. Even Japans limit is set far to high, particularly for children and pregnant women.


  313. JAPAN

    25th February 2014 – Health risk or not? Cesium levels high in hundreds of Fukushima reservoirs


    Very high levels of accumulated radioactive cesium have been detected in the mud of hundreds of reservoirs used to irrigate farmland in Fukushima Prefecture, where agriculture is a key industry.

    A joint survey by the prefectural government and a branch office of the farm ministry found that the levels exceed 8,000 becquerels per kilogram of soil in 576 reservoirs. In 14 of those cases, the level tops 100,000 becquerels.

    The survey covered 1,939 reservoirs, or slightly more than half of the 3,730 in Fukushima Prefecture for agricultural use.

    The remaining 468 reservoirs are located outside the evacuation order zones and still supplying water to rice paddies and other farmland. Those areas are mainly located in the central part of the prefecture, including the cities of Fukushima and Date.

    However, the Environment Ministry says it has no plans to dredge the reservoirs to remove the contaminated mud.

    Myotoishi reservoir in the Takagi district of Motomiya, some 55 kilometers west of the stricken Fukushima plant, had the highest contamination at 370,000 becquerels.



    25th February 2014 – Strontium 90 Readings From Citizen Collected Fukushima Samples.


    “The detection limits are higher than I would like, at about 10 Bq/g. Even so, I got some good results for some of my existing samples. The sample of black sand from Namie had been reported last year at 1530 Bq/g of radiocesium. The 90Sr level for this sample was 348 Bq/g. An air filter sample taken in June 2011 in Fukushima City was 2792 Bq/filter radiocesium, and 668 Bq/filter 90Sr. These were quantified against a 2700 Bq 90Sr source from Oak Ridge, TN, USA. For these two samples, 90Sr is about 23 % of the level of 134Cs and 137Cs combined.”


  314. EUROPE

    21st February 2014 – EU to relax regulations on Japanese food imports.


    “The European Union is preparing to relax regulations on Japanese food imports, except for products from nuclear disaster hit Fukushima Prefecture.

    The EU requires radiation checks on food products from Tokyo and 9 other prefectures, mostly in northern Japan. The procedures were implemented following the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

    Officials at the European Commission, the EU executive body, said on Friday that from April it will no longer require inspections on food products made in Tokyo and adjacent Kanagawa Prefecture.

    They also said no inspection will be needed for vegetables and livestock products from places other than Fukushima.
    But the EU will newly require checks on mushrooms and bamboo shoots produced in Akita and Yamagata Prefectures.

    The new rules are expected to take effect on April 1st after being approved by the commission.


    In my opinion the European food testing requirements for Japanese food has been a deception from the beginning, and still are.

    This article explains clearly how this worldwide Governmental deception works, using Europe as an example. “European regulators raised the European food safety levels by 20 to 30 times after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster.”


    Example of this safety regulation system being used in New Zealand.


    The food contamination situation in Japan is still bad, and will not improve anytime soon.

    Here is an excellent 10 minute video on Cesium food contamination and testing, to quickly get you up to speed on the subject.




  315. USA

    27th December 2013 – Measurements of Fission Products from the Fukushima Daiichi Incident in San Francisco Bay Area Air Filters, Automobile Filters, Rainwater, and Food.


    Monitoring activities in air and rainwater began soon after the onset of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and are reported here through the end of 2012. Observed fallout isotopes include 131I, 132I, 132Te, 134Cs, 136Cs, and 137Cs. Isotopes were measured on environmental air filters, automobile filters, and in rainwater. An additional analysis of rainwater in search of 90 Sr is also presented.

    The highest activity found in these samples was that of 131I which peaked at 16 Bq/L on 3/24/2011.

    This produced a one sigma upper limit of 8.98 mBq/L for the presence of 90Sr in the rainwater samples analyzed.

    Table A.6 . In most of the Pacific Fish samples, 137Cs was present, with the highest activity found in tuna from the Philippines, which had a 137Cs activity of 0.24(4) Bq kg.


    The chart on page 11 – Table A.7: Chernobyl food measurements from 1988 previously unpublished (formally) from Norman and Harvey [17, 18]. All samples were purchased at retail locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    This chart shows Chernobyl contamination in honey, goats cheese, beer from a variety of different European countries.

    Here is an excellent 10 minute video on Cesium food contamination and testing, to quickly get you up to speed on the subject.




    2012 – California Department of Public Health Drinking water and Laboratory Branch Reports.


    These tests of Californian cattle feed, milk and cheese cover the period of 2012. Even in 2012 I-131 is still being detected in milk, which brings up the question.

    “Is this contamination from Fukushima, or local Nuclear Power Plants?”

    For the cattle feed testing multiply by 1,000 to get pCi/kg, as the test are in pCi per gram. Here is a pCi to Bq converter. So multiply the PCi/grm by 1,000 before putting it into the converter to get Bq/kg.



  316. WORLD

    14th December 2012 – A study on the transport of radioactive isotopes from Fukushima in the two months after the nuclear incident suggests that they were at official levels of contamination for 34,000 km2 of Japan, and that 2.8% of iodine radionuclides from the event were calculated to have reached the EU.


    The model results suggest that 12.7% of iodine radionuclides were deposited over the USA and Canada, 4.5% over Russia and 2.8% over the EU. Approximately 50 – 60% was deposited locally in Japan.

    A separate calculation which assumed source emissions that were five times greater, suggested that a relatively large and densely populated part of Japan – 56,000 km2 – would be classified as contaminated.

    It should be emphasized that this refers to two radionuclides only.



    1st January 2014 – Including the JPR Symposium on Current Status and Future Control of Cesium Contamination in Plants and Algae in Fukushima.


    As plant scientists who faced the Fukushima nuclear disaster


    Radioactive pollution and accumulation of radionuclides in wild plants in Fukushima


    Estimation of soil-to-plant transfer factors of radiocesium in 99 wild plant species grown in arable lands 1 year after the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident


    Radioactive cesium accumulation in seaweeds by the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident—two years’ monitoring at Iwaki and its vicinity


    134Cs and 137Cs levels in a grassland, 32 km northwest of the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant, measured for two seasons after the fallout.


    Verification of radiocesium decontamination from farmlands by plants in Fukushima


    Difference in cesium accumulation among rice cultivars grown in the paddy field in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 and 2012


    The effect of fertilization on cesium concentration of rice grown in a paddy field in Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 and 2012


    Evaluation of the radioactive Cs concentration in brown rice based on the K nutritional status of shoots


    Global searches for microalgae and aquatic plants that can eliminate radioactive cesium, iodine and strontium from the radio-polluted aquatic environment: a bioremediation strategy


    Measurements of gamma (γ)-emitting radionuclides with a high-purity germanium detector: the methods and reliability of our environmental assessments on the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident



    There are more articles at the “Journal of Plant Research,” on this subject.



    28th June 2013 – Radioactive Beef in Grocery Stores


  317. JAPAN

    7th February 2014 – Iodine-131 surge in Japan. Strontium-90 nightmare.


    New sludge data from Japan shows recent increases in iodine-131. This suggests increases in fission, probably from Units #2 and #3.

    It turns out that groundwater from the well at the seaside direction from Unit 2 has a lot more strontium-90 and all-beta radiation than they previously said. It used to be 900,000 Bq/liter, now it’s 5 million Bq Sr-90 and 10 million Bq all-beta.

    Applying this ratio yields over 17 million Bq/liter of strontium-90 in the most recent measurement.

    Strontium-90 doesn’t start leaking in significant quantities until 1,000 days after the meltdown, which was approximately the time frame from last July. Cesium-137 doesn’t really get going until after 10,000 days.



    7th February 2014 – Definitely some increased radiation in the water of Hawaii


    Cesium 137 in Hawaii pasteurized milk

    Strontium 89 and 90 in Hawaii pasteurized milk

    Cesium 137 in Hawaii rain

    Cobalt 60 in Hawaii rain

    Plutonium 239 in Hawaii air

    Tritium in Hawaii drinking water



    11th September 2011 – Silent Storm atomic testing in Australia


    Australia’s milk supply? From 1957 to 1978, scientists secretly removed bone samples from over 21,000 dead Australians as they searched for evidence of the deadly poison, Strontium 90 – a by-product of nuclear testing.

    Official claims that British atomic tests posed no threat to the Australian people.



    4th February 2014 – After the Apocalypse – hidden truths


    The story of the people of Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan, who were used as guinea pigs in the Soviet Union’s testing of nuclear weapons.

    Dr. Boris Gusev, Semipalatinsk Institute of Radiation Medicine:

    “We knew precisely where the radiation was.”
    “We knew precisely how much of the different types of radiation that people were being exposed to.”
    “What dose the population was receiving.”
    “We knew everything.”

    “Between 1949 and 1989, the Soviet Union exploded 460 nuclear bombs in eastern Kazakhstan. The damage residents suffered as a result of being exposed to high levels of radiation has been passed on, and seems to have intensified in the following generations.”

    The total number affected is thought to be more than one million – creating health problems ranging from thyroid diseases, cancer, birth defects, deformities, premature aging, and cardiovascular diseases. Life expectancy in the area is seven years less than the national average of Kazakhstan


    This article has some excellent video resources plus links to other articles on the continual suffering that has resulted from these people being exposed to the fallout from numerous Soviet nuclear bomb tests.



    June 2010 – Greenpeace Report “The toxic ships The Italian hub, the Mediterranean area and Africa”


    Ocean dumping takes on an even more sinister profile in the Mediterranean region where over two decades Italian prosecutors have looked into a number of suspicious deep-water sinkings. They suspect that Italian and foreign industries have acted in league with organised crime and possibly government agencies, to use the Mediterranean as a dumping ground. Vessels carrying suspicicous cargo sunk in fair weather, sent no mayday and their crew were never to be seen again. None of these sunken vessels have yet been located.

    In the 80s and 90s Switzerland, home to the secretive banks made infamous by spy-thriller films and books, was obviously on the forefront in arranging shipments of millions tons of hazardous waste to developing countries. A number of Swiss lawyers, trustees, bankers and traders, contacted European industries to get their waste out of sight at the lowest price. Africa was the favourite destination.

    Since the fall of Siad Barre allegations abounded that foreign companies and governments were taking advantage of the collapse of the Somalian state by using the nation’s waters and land as a waste dump.

    In early 2005, several international media sources reported the waves hitting Somalia as a consequence of the 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean, besides killing hundreds of people, washed ashore radioactive and toxic waste dumped in the country in the early ‘90s. “Initial reports indicate that the tsunami waves broke open containers full of toxic waste an d scattered the contents.


  319. JAPAN

    22nd May 2013 – Researchers find high cesium in some Pacific plankton


    This places some of these detections near Hawaii.


    They detected cesium-134 in plankton at all 10 points. The density of radioactive cesium was the highest at 8.2 to 10.5 becquerels per kilogram in samples collected from waters around 25 degrees north latitude and 150 degrees east longitude. The lowest concentration at any of the 10 points was 1.9 becquerels per kilogram.

    The density of cesium in seawater was highest in waters at around latitude 36 to 40 degrees north, the team said.


    This places some of these detections near Hawaii.



    13th May 2013 – Fukushima’s Food Fallout: Testing Groceries for Radiation in Japan.

    Promoting produce from Fukushima, a Tokyo store lists the cesium levels beside the price — just one way life has changed a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident struck Japan.



    1st February 2014 – The Mob Is Secretly Dumping Nuclear Waste Across Italy And Africa


    It gets worse. These companies often dumped all over the region — including the coastlines of Somalia. Reports of a guns-for-dumping scheme circulated. A tsunami in 2005 turned up hundreds of barrels along the shore, and the next year, the UN confirmed that the waste included “uranium radioactive waste, lead, cadmium, mercury, industrial, hospital, chemical, leather treatment and other toxic waste.”

    Waste containers were shipped away following a path of least resistance and weakest governance, ending up in remote areas of countries such as Equatorial Guinea, Lebanon, Somalia and the Congo. Toxic waste was dumped on Nigerian and Haitian beaches.

    Last month, Interpol published a warning about millions of tons of toxic e-waste arriving in Africa and Asia from developed countries.


  320. CANADA

    30th January 2014 – Maple Syrup


    27th October -2014 – Potato sold in Greater Vancouver


    27th October 2013 – Mushroom sold in Greater Vancouver



    23rd October 2012 – Greenpeace Radiation surveys – Fukushima


    Expert teams have taken hundreds of radiation measurements on many occasions in towns just outside the 20 km exclusion zone around the Fukushima disaster site and in Fukushima City and Koriyama, 60 km from the disaster. Greenpeace monitoring began shortly after the accident on 11 March 2011. The teams have also tested soil, vegetables, seafood, and sediment.


    Test Results

    Team 1 – Gamma spectrometer output, 04 April 2011 (xls)


    Team 2 – Field log, 04 April 2011 (xls)


    Team 2 – Field log, 07 April 2011 (xls)


    Food Testing results 04 – 08 April 2011 (xls)


    Marine testing preliminary results, published 12 May 2011 (xls)


    Marine testing lab results 1, published 25 May 2011 (pdf)


    Marine testing lab results 2, published 25 May 2011 (pdf)


    Marine testing lab results 3, published 09 August 2011 (pdf), (more info)


    Letter to National Government, August 2011 (pdf)


    Fukushima/Watari/Onami results, December 2011 (xls)


    GP Radiation Monitoring Fukushima, October 2012 (xls)


    GP Radiation Monitoring Iitate, October 2012 (xls)


  321. RUSSIA

    17th August 1998 – Wastes of War Radioactivity Threatens a Mighty River


    The product of nuclear fission, including plutonium-239, cesium-137 and strontium-90, have been found hundreds of miles downstream, apparently carried by the river’s powerful floods, and have been detected in the food chain.

    In downstream villages, experts have found a disturbing statistical pattern of illnesses: an increase in children with leukemia, in breast cancer among women, in genetic aberrations, and a higher death rate.

    At Mayak, located in the Ural Mountains, immense releases of radioactivity came from wastes that were pumped into open reservoirs and Lake Karachai, as well as the 1957 catastrophic explosion of a radioactive waste container that created a massive aerial plume that exposed hundreds of thousands of people to radiation. At Tomsk-7, there was an explosion in 1993 in a 9,246-gallon tank containing uranium and plutonium that released substantial amounts of radioactivity.

    These injections remain some of the largest discharges of radiation ever made into the global environment. Donald J. Bradley of the U.S. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in a recent study on radioactive waste in the former Soviet Union, reported that the injections at Krasnoyarsk released 1 billion curies of radioactivity into the Earth, of which 450 million curies remained in 1996.

    By comparison, he said, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in April 1986 released 5.8 million curies, of which 1.57 million remained.

    Vitaly Kovalenko, deputy chief doctor for radiology at the regional sanitary-epidemiological center in Krasnoyarsk, said plutonium has been found on Gorodskoi Island at readings of up to 48 becquerels per kilo.



    21st January 2014 -Cesium Found in Tuna in Swiss Stores and in Some Samples of Salmon Tested by a Seattle Fish Company


    The fish come from the Philippines. As they travel long distances, they could have floated by the vicinity of the damaged nuclear power plant at Fukushima. For months, radioactively contaminated water has been leaking into the sea. Markus Zehringer, head of radioactivity in air and space at the Cantonal Laboratory in Basel, also assumes that the radiation is related to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.


    Original German article.



    22nd January 2014 – Large amount of cesium flowed into ocean after 2011 typhoon.


    Cesium released from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in a triple meltdown in March 2011 landed in the soil in the region, which measures some 5,000 square kilometers wide. The fallout is gradually finding its way into the river through storm-water runoff.

    In the 12-month period, the amount of cesium that reached the ocean was about 10 trillion becquerels, almost the same as the figure for cesium that directly flowed into the ocean from the crippled plant during the same period.


    This study shows that even if they were able to stop the contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site following into the Pacific Ocean, there will still be huge amounts of contamination flowing into to the Pacific Ocean for years to come, from the vast area of contaminated land rain runoff .



    22nd January 2014 – Contamination level in seaside of reactor2 still skyrocketing / 2,700,000,000 → 3,100,000,000 Bq/m3






    20th January 2014 – TEPCO: Fukushima leak likely water used to cool nuclear fuel


    The water sample contained 2.4 million becquerels per liter of radioactive cesium, while the reading for substances emitting beta rays, including strontium, reached 24 million becquerels per liter.



    20th January 2014 – International marine science organization releases report on radiation in Pacific Ocean


    Researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirmed that the radioactive plume from Fukushima is indeed reaching the shores of Canada and the United States – and was detected at least six months ago – carried both in the ocean surface water and the atmosphere on similar but slightly different courses.

    Meanwhile, the second, published by Vincent Rossi and other colleagues from the Climate Change Research Centre in 2013, presents a much more consequential picture. It predicts alarming maximum levels reaching 25 Bq/m^3 at their monitoring station in British Columbia by 2015 and peaks above 30 Bq/m^3.



    10th January 2014 – With radiation in food safety limits 10x weaker than Japan’s, North American food and agricultural imports from Japan escalate.


    The US has the weakest standards of those studied. In comparison, the EU has stricter standards, and Japan’s standards are the strictest. In comparison to Japan and the EU limit for imports from Japan, the US and Canadian limits are 12 and 10 times weaker, respectively.

    The conclusion, based on the data, appears to be yes. With food safety limits at least 10x weaker than Japan’s, North America could have become a target for Japan’s radioactive food. This has implications for consumers, who may not be fully aware of the fact that these varying standards may result in food deemed as too radioactive in Japan being exported to the US and Canada for human consumption.



    This situation is not just isolated to the USA. This New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries New Zealand testing report (Link below), indicates that contaminated Japanese tea that tested above the Japanese 100 Bq/kg limit, was allowed to be sold to New Zealanders!

    Ministry of Primary Industries New Zealand, “Radionuclide testing in Imported Foods Survey,” 21st August 2013.

    Quote Page 9 “Summary”: (This was for imported Japanese tea.)

    “All results were well within Codex limits, with the highest results being 76.7Bq/kg for 137Cs and 57.4Bq/kg for 134Cs.
    Total Cesium content 134.1 Bq/Kg.”

    (The codex limit for these radionuclides is 1000Bq/kg, which applies to foods for a year following a nuclear incident.)

    Quote Page 10 “Conclusion”:

    “The tea samples tested indicates that there is no concerning levels of radionuclide contamination in food products exported from Japan to New Zealand.”

    My Opinion:

    Why would any country outside of Japan be using this criminal standard anyway? Japan isn’t even using using it!

    A 1000Bq/kg is way too high an international standard for Cesium, Nuclear Disaster or not. Recent research is suggesting 5 Bq/kg or less for children is more realistic, but preferably none! if I knew tea had a total 134 Bg/kg of detected Cesium in it , I certainly would not be using it. In my opinion it is criminal to allow anyone, particularly children or pregnant mothers, to consume tea at this level of contamination!

    If Cesium is present, it is very likely other isotopes are also!

    Full Report June 2013:


    Current advice to importers;


    Margery Brown posted this excellent article on the effects of Cesium food contamination, based on lots of research.


  324. USA

    7th January 2014 – No Elevated Levels of Radiation Found in North Pacific Salmon Samples*


    Loki Fish Company announced today that laboratory analysis of five salmon species harvested by its fishermen in Puget Sound and Southeast Alaska during 2013 show no indications of elevated radiation levels.

    Two of the samples registered at trace levels – Alaskan Keta at 1.4Bq/kg for Cesium 137, and Alaskan Pink at 1.2Bq/kg for Cesium 134. There were no detectable levels of iodine-131 in any samples.


    [*Editor: The fact that Cesium 134 was, with its 2-year half-life, detected is very significant and certainly does not validate “no indications of elevated radiation levels.” Cs-134 has could have only come from Fukushima. This is very significant and this food stock should not be consumed by folks not eager to feast on Fukushima-impacted fish.]


    5th February 2013 – Modelling the global atmospheric transport and deposition of radionuclides from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. (March 11 to the 31st May 2011)


    The calculated concentrations have been compared to station observations by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

    We calculated that about 80 % of the radioactivity from Fukushima which was released to the atmosphere deposited
    into the Pacific Ocean.

    Used the temporal emission patterns for the radioactive isotopes 133 Xe and 137 Cs for March and April 2011.

    The model not only represents the measurements well in the vicinity of the source, but also in North, Middle and South America.

    Deposition maps are on page 9 and 10

    Our model results suggest that the plumes that traversed the Pacific Ocean caused significant deposition of radioactivity over continental North America, in particular western USA, western Canada and eastern USA.

    Our model results also show substantial deposition of radionuclides in regions southwest of Japan, e.g., around the Philippines.

    We calculated that an area of Japan of 34,000 km 2 was contaminated by more than 40 kBqm2 of 137 Cs and
    131 I, to which 9.4 million people were exposed. Our model results indicate that a surface area of 60,000 km2
    received a total deposition greater than 10 kBqm2 a region inhabited by 46 million people.

    Our model indicates that a relatively large and densely populated part of Japan including parts of the Tokyo metropolitan area has been contaminated by more than 40 kBqm2.


    This study does not take into account the large continuing radioactive releases from the Fukushima Nuclear disaster since May 2011, or the hundreds of other different radioactive isotopes that were released at the time, besides I-131, Cs-137 and Xe-133.

    Probably worth downloading and saving a copy, for future reference.


  325. Here is an amazing article on food testing for Cesium 137 from Fukushima, carried out by two Russian researchers, both PHD experts in their field of science. Recently, the Fukushima radiation deniers have all taken to pointing out that there is radiation everywhere, even in bananas. The point, of course is that you are supposed to see that radiation is really NOT harmful after all, and we are all surrounded by it constantly. What that has to do with Cesium 127, Strontium 90,Iodine 131 and Plutonium truly defies my particular and possibly somewhat limited imagination. However, I will absolutely never again eat another banana! One denier fellow showed me his watch which had also had radiation in it..so at least,that was a refreshing change. Apparently these anti-Fukushima-harm people believe that we are all idiots!


  326. USA

    12th January 2014 – A Radioactive Tritium plume is leaking from a site in South Carolina.


    “DHEC has documented there is a plume leaking from the site but the problem with Tritium is it’s hard to re-mediate, it’s hard to clean it up,” said Tom Clements, Southeast Nuclear Campaign Coordinator for Friends of the Earth. “So we have to look at ways to stop it from leaking from the dump.”



    10th January 2014 – Jamaica reveals information about contamination on used cars from Japan.


    In November 2012, a minibus imported from Japan by a used-car dealer in Jamaica was scanned and found to have radiation levels which required it to be moved to a quarantined area.

    In December of 2013, a shipping container containing used car parts destined for Guyana was also found to have elevated levels of radiation. It too was transferred to a quarantined area for protection.



    15th January 2014 – Tepco measured 5,100,000 Bq/m3 of Strontium-90 from groundwater in August 2013 / Concealed for 5 months.





    15th January 2014 – 480,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium detected from 25m underground of Fukushima plant





    14th January 2014 – Contamination level in seaside of reactor2 still increasing / 2,100,000,000 → 2,400,000,000 Bq/m3.




  327. JAPAN

    11th January 2014 – Fish with very high levels of cesium found near Fukushima.


    The Fisheries Research Agency said Jan. 10 the black sea bream had 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, 124 times the safety standards for foodstuffs.

    The fish was caught at the mouth of the Niidagawa river in Iwaki.


    9th January 2013 – TEPCO withheld Fukushima radioactive water measurements for 6 months


    Tokyo Electric Power Co. has withheld 140 measurements of radioactive strontium levels taken in groundwater and the port of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant between June and November last year.


  328. EUROPE

    10th January 2014 – More Cesium 137 Found In Gourmet & Organic European Jam Brands.


    The jars in Japan that were tested were over 140 bq/kg in cesium 137 and tested by two labs.


    These brands are sold in Europe, Canada, the USA, Asia, and possibly other locations.

    The research I have seen suggests that 5 Bq/kg for children should be the maximum allowed for Cesium, but preferably none.



    7th January 2014 – Nuclear weapon test debris ‘persists’ in atmosphere


    Radioactive particles from nuclear tests that took place decades ago persist in the upper atmosphere, a study suggests.

    Previously, scientists believed that nuclear debris found high above the Earth would now be negligible.



    4th March 2013 – House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, Sixth Report of Session 2012–13.


    2.3 Other work has demonstrated that insoluble radionuclides (such as those produced by the irradiation of
    uranium and other artificial elements), discharged to sea from the Sellafield site, can also travel hundreds of
    kms from source. Radio nuclides, such as Plutonium 239 (with a half life of 24,110 years), adsorb strongly to
    the outer surface of particulate matter suspended in the water column wherein they are available for transport
    in the water column (over extended distances and time scales) and subsequent deposition into fine sediment
    deposits such as estuarine and coastal mudflats and salt marshes. (Ref 5)

    2.4 The 2009 monitoring of Irish Sea sediments, records the presence of the Sellafield derived actinides
    Plutonium, Americium and Curium isotopes in fine sediment deposits (salt marshes and mudflats) on
    the Irish Sea coasts of Cumbria, Lancashire, S.W. Scotland, North Wales and Northern Ireland. (Ref 6)
    UK Marine monitoring reports invariable allude to the detectable presence of Sellafield derived
    Plutonium as far away as the Bristol Channel and the Southern North Sea.

    2.5 Thus there is no doubt that both soluble and insoluble radio nuclides discharged to sea are
    physically adapted to being transported for:
    (a) extensive time periods; and
    (b) over extensive distances from point of discharge



    9 May 2001 – Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it’s ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco.


    The Navy’s own documents, declassified at the request of SF Weekly, show that significant amounts of the nuclear bomb component plutonium, which has a half-life of 24,000 years, and similarly long-lived “mixed fission” products were used at the nuclear laboratory at Hunters Point.

    An entire radioactive ship, the 10,000-ton aircraft carrier USS Independence, is believed to have been sunk in or near the waste site. The carrier itself was clearly “hot” when it went down. It had been used as an atomic bomb target and a nuclear laboratory, and it was packed full of fresh fission products and other radiological waste at the time it sank.

    The simple truth is that no one can say with any degree of certainty whether the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site and the fish taken there are safe, because no one has fully studied them.


    Radionuclides in fishes and mussels from the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Dump Site, California.



    August 1999 – This very detailed IAEA report provides a map on page 15-16 that shows all the known official dumps sites, up to the publication of the document. It then provides details of what was dumped at each individual dump site.


    The maps provided with the article “Ocean Disposal of radioactive waste,“ on wikipedia show the dump site locations in more detail.



    20th November 1980 – A detailed EPA document on ocean dumping.