Monday, August 20, 2012

Fukushima: contamination from fish to nuts and mutant butterflies

Two quick posts for today, news that caught my eye or had bookmarked previously.

Lennon's assassin makes an appearance and Fukushima, the disaster that is continuing unaddressed and unabated. Oh well as long as the war/gas/control agenda is still on.

The mainstream media silence on the Fukushima disaster is  maddening, glaring and makes clear the obeisance of the media to it's corporate masters. Kudos to  more independant but smaller outlets for at least trying.

Post-Fukushima, Japan's irradiated fish worry B.C. experts

 Are fish from the Pacific Ocean and Japanese coastal and inland waters safe to eat 16 months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Governments and many scientists say they are. But the largest collection of data on radiation in Japanese fish tells a very different story.
In June, 56 percent of Japanese fish catches tested by the Japanese government were contaminated with ce-sium-137 and -134. (Both are human-made radioactive isotopes—produced through nuclear fission—of the element cesium.)
And 9.3 percent of the catches exceeded Japan’s official ceiling for cesium, which is 100 becquerels per kilogram (Bq/kg). (A becquerel is a unit of radioactivity equal to one nuclear disintegration per second.)
Radiation levels remain especially high in many species that Japan has exported to Canada in recent years, such as cod, sole, halibut, landlocked kokanee, carp, trout, and eel.
Of these species, cod, sole, and halibut, which are oceanic species, could also be fished by other nations that export their Pacific Ocean catch to Canada.
The revelations come from the Japanese Fisheries Agency’s radiation tests on almost 14,000 commercial fish catches in both international Pacific and Japanese waters since March 11, 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami triggered multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The wrecked plant spewed enormous amounts of radiation into the Pacific.....

Lengthy article, read above.

Concluding with:

Authorities in Canada dismiss the calls for monitoring.
(if Canada is not monitoring, nor is the US)

It struck me as such a poor public-health decision not to monitor. This requires urgent action, but it just doesn’t seem to register on anyone’s radar,” she said.
Frank is now writing a book about the struggle to get authorities to monitor fish after Fukushima. She said she thinks of it as a murder mystery. “There are no bodies, but as a specialist in preventive medicine, I worry about increased mortality from the fish,” she said.

 

Fish species
Cod
Masu salmon landlocked
Kokanee
(aka sockeye) landlocked
Trout
Carp
Sole
Halibut
Eel
Shark
Mackerel
All fish
catches
Average cesium
in contaminated fish
in June (Bq/kg)
36
59
61
40
58
24
39
80
13
16
65
% of catches with
cesium in June
80
44
86
38
78
21
93
89
86
47
56
% of catches over
the Japanese
ceiling in June
4.3
6.2
29
3.4
8.7
0
6.7
29.7
0
0
9.3
Highest cesium level found in 2012, in
Bq/kg (month found)
260
(Feb)
18,700 (Mar)
200
(Apr)
280
(Mar)
400
(Mar)
180
(Jan)
570
(May)
390
(Jun)
40
(Mar)
57
(Jan)
18,700 (Mar)

California Pistachios contaminated. Tested in Japan.

and what would the world be like without Mutant Butterflies from Fukushima

 Always remember nuclear power is "green energy" according to the man made global warming crowd.
Clean and green and will save the planet and humanity. If you believe that tripe you will believe anything.

" Here we show that the accident caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue Zizeeria maha, a common lycaenid butterfly in Japan. We collected the first-voltine adults in the Fukushima area in May 2011, some of which showed relatively mild abnormalities. The F1 offspring from the first-voltine females showed more severe abnormalities, which were inherited by the F2 generation. Adult butterflies collected in September 2011 showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. Similar abnormalities were experimentally reproduced in individuals from a non-contaminated area by external and internal low-dose exposures. We conclude that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species."
Keep in mind this will go right up the food chain


3 comments:

  1. If you want to leave anything on Syria please do, I am really interested

    Also want to let readers know that there has been no word from Tozz for well over a week now.
    He and his family may have left Aleppo. Who knows?

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  2. Hi Penny
    and a little closer to home for you...
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/08/20/nuclear-cover-up-threatens-great-lakes-region/

    Happy Reading

    (its short :-)

    Cheers

    KamNam

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    1. Thanks KamNam
      Like I said, the war machine marches on and the population is being radiated
      Well more profits for the pharmaceutical cartels!

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