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?
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.
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.
Submitted on 2014/10/18 at 1:13 am:
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.
2nd October 2014 – Matsutake Mushroom from USA
Tested by 横浜市民測定所 (Citizen Radioactivity Measuring Station, Yokohama)
Cs-137 37.1±8.1 Bq/kg
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.
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.
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.