CANADA IS ALSO SOUNDING THE CALL FOR RADIATION MONITORING AND HAS FOUND EVIDENCE THAT THE RADIATION LEVELS IN THE NORTH PACIFIC ARE HARMING SEA LIFE.
FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE OF CANADA AND ALASKAN INUIT AND OTHER NATIVES ARE DEMANDING MONITORING OF WATER, SOIL, AND AIR. ..
Government Report: Fukushima radioactive material still raining down on U.S. in 2013 — Contamination “worked its way into local ecosystems” — ‘Incremental impacts’ from Fukushima radiation release — Health implications ‘incompletely understood’.
OUR GOVERNMENT KNOWS THIS BUT STILL REFUSES TO MONITOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND WHAT WE CONSUME FOR INCREASING RADIATION!
WOODS HOLE WONDERS WHY!
According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, “No U.S. government or international agency is monitoring the spread of radiation from Fukushima along the West Coast of North America and around the Hawaiian Islands.”
With the lack of data from government, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is asking the public for help. In January, Ken Buesseler, senior scientist and director of the Center for Marine and Environmental Radioactivity at the U.S.-based non-profit, launched a fundraising campaign and citizen science website to collect and analyze seawater along North America’s West Coast.
“Whether you agree with predictions that levels of radiation along the Pacific Coast of North America will be too low to be of human health concern or to impact fisheries and marine life, we can all agree that radiation should be monitored, and we are asking for your help to make that happen,” Buesseler said in a news release.
California Coastal Commission, STATE OF CALIFORNIA—NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY (pdf), Apr. 30, 2014: Attached for your information is a report investigating the release of radioactivity materials during the disaster and the implications for residents of California.
Rainwater Contamination in California
March 2011 was an unusually wet month in California (~200% of normal monthly precipitation in the Bay Area) due to several large storms which resulted in discrete wet deposition events on March 18-20 and 22-26. […] 134Cs and 137Cs were present, at low levels, after 70 days. However, it is worth noting that low levels of radioactive cesium were still detectable in rainwater during subsequent wet seasons in 2012 and 2013, reflecting the continued presence of Fukushima-derived cesium in the atmosphere
Food Chain Contamination in California
Fukushima-derived radionuclides transferred from the atmosphere to the land through rainout or dry deposition have the potential to contaminate soil and water supplies, and to enter the food chain. […] Sampling of soil and sediments from several California locations detected a clear pulse of 131I, 134Cs and 137Cs between April – June 2011, with only 137Cs remaining above the pre-accident background thereafter (through Nov 2012). Plant and food samples collected in the Bay Area in April and May 2011 contained detectable concentrations of Fukushima-derived 131I, 134Cs, and 137Cs, indicating that low-level contamination of the water and soil had worked its way into local ecosystems.
Fukushima fallout in North America at 400,000,000,000,000 Bq of Cesium-137 — Study: Hazardous on a ‘continental scale’
Study: Air in New York after Fukushima disaster exceeded 3,400 μBq/m³ of Iodine-131 gas
NBC: Head of radiation testing program on West Coast says Fukushima plume could threaten ecosystems — The effect on marine life? “We don’t know, whatever is in the kelp will get in bodies of those animals also” (VIDEO) March 7, 2014
B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip: “[The federal government’s inaction is] highly irresponsible. [...] I think it’s certainly a legitimate concern [...] Other jurisdictions — other countries — realize there is a very real potential for contamination. Unfortunately, Canada doesn’t seem to be taking any steps whatsoever to acknowledge this as a potential threat. [...] It’s not only unacceptable, but it’s very negligent of the government of Canada.”
The Nation, Apr. 18, 2014: Pakistan may ban Japan edible items.
Federal Minister of Commerce Khurum Dastgeer Khan told the Senate on Thursday, currently the Ministry of National Food Security and Research is tasked to conduct thorough research to determine either the edible items from Japan were infected by radioactive rays or not. [...] Senator Suriya Amiruddin who was interested to know whether there is any proposal under consideration of the Government to impose ban on import of edible items from Japan to avoid negative effect of radiation in those items. [...] 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. [...] The directives were issued from the country’s well-reputed institution Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority [...] The PNRA made clearance mandatory for every consignment being imported from Japan.
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.
KNOM, May 14, 2014: Mysterious illness that’s been plaguing seals [first hit] the Bering Strait and the North Slope starting in the summer of 2011. Up to 300 seals were found suffering from hair loss, skin sores, and unusually lethargic behavior. Dozens of walruses were also found with similar sores [causing] marine mammal regulators to declare an Unusual Mortality Event [...] walrus have been taken off the UME [...] Seals [are still] displaying hair loss [...] University of Alaska Fairbanks have begun testing infected seal carcasses for [Fukushima] radiation [...] Results should be released in July.
Gay Sheffield, University of Alaska Fairbanks: The lack of answers is worrying. “This has been a big food security, public health concern.”
Sickened Alaska animals getting more tests for Fukushima radionuclides — Oozing sores, bleeding, swollen internal organs, hair loss (PHOTOS) March 14, 2013
Alaska Professor on Radio: Fukushima fallout a suspected factor in ‘unusual mortality’ of seals and walrus — We couldn’t test for plutonium (AUDIO) January 28, 2014
United States Geological Survey (USGS) issues announcement about polar bears with oozing sores, hair loss in Alaska — Gov’t testing for radiation — 3 of 4 captured yesterday affected — Similar symptoms as recent mystery seal deaths (PHOTO & AUDIO) April 7, 2012
Diseased Alaska seals tested for radiation have abnormal brain growths, undersized lymph nodes — Environmental cause indicated — Also found in Russia, Canada — Walruses next? (PHOTOS) December 28, 2011
Coast Reporter, Feb. 6, 2014: [...] Radiation from the March 2011 nuclear accident arrived off the B.C. coast [in June of] last year, Robin Brown [at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans] said Tuesday. [...] a report by five DFO scientists concluded that [...] “the inventory of Fukushima radioactivity will almost entirely shift from the western to the eastern North Pacific during the next five years.” [...] [It featured one model that] suggested ocean contamination would exceed levels of maximum fallout from nuclear tests and previous accidents such as Chernobyl, while the other model said levels would equal the amount of contamination that existed in 1990. [...] the report cited “many reasons for study,” including human health and marine biota. Brown, one of the co-authors of the report, acknowledged that neither study factored in ongoing discharges from Fukushima after the March 2011 release.
According to Maxim Shingarkin, deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, “Currents in the world ocean are so structured that the areas of seafood capture near the U.S. northwest coast are more likely to contain radioactive nuclides than even the Sea of Okhotsk, which is much closer to Japan. These products are the main danger for mankind because they can find their way to people’s tables on a massive scale.”
This is an issue of significant importance to the United States since, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. imported almost 45 million pounds of fish from Japan in 2012.
According to the report published by the National Academy of Sciences, “We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean.”
The report went on to say: “The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that’s still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese governments.”
The results were surprising enough to conduct further tests this coming summer with a larger sampling of migratory fish. The tuna that were the subject of the previous study were exposed to radiation from Fukushima for approximately one month. The upcoming study will be looking at fish that have been swimming in radioactive waters for a longer period.
They will also be expanding their study to cover other migratory species including sea turtles, sharks and seabirds.
There have been many other reports of fish and sea-creature populations dying in the Pacific. Also, there have been many discoveries of cesium–137 in high concentrations in seafood caught in the Pacific and sold in North America. There have also been many reports of unexplained deaths among wildlife:
- Vast amounts of sea stars are “melting” off the west coast of North America
- Killer whales are dying off the coast of British Columbia
- There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths due to starvation along the California coastline. The question is: why are they starving? Has the food chain been disrupted?
- Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores
- Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low
- Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs
- Experts have found very high levels of cesium–137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast, affecting the food chain in a process called “biomagnification”
THAT IS SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!
THERE IS ONE PRIMARY NEWS SOURCE I GO TO THAT HAS LINKS AND DOCUMENTATION ON ALL THIS AND IS NOT AFRAID TO POST THE STUDIES, WARNINGS, ETC:
YOU EITHER CARE ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH THIS ISSUE, OR YOU DON'T.
WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY IT.
FROM COAST TO COAST, ALL OF US HAVE COME UNDER THAT "FUKUSHIMA PLUME", AND IF YOU THINK A "LITTLE RADIATION WON'T HURT YOU", I CAN'T CONVINCE YOU OTHERWISE.
IF I'M WRONG, THEN THE PRECAUTIONS I'M TAKING WON'T HARM ME IN THE LEAST, BUT IF YOU'RE WRONG AND A LITTLE RADIATION DOES MATTER...