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On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami battered Japan, causing 19,000 human deaths and damaging coastal ports and towns with over a million buildings destroyed.  The power supply and cooling systems of three of six reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant were damaged resulting in a meltdown of three cores.   A fourth core also became a problem over the next few days.

 

There have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident but over 100,000+ people were evacuated from their homes.  (article)  [70+ USS Ronald Regan crew members sue TEPCO for radiation poisoning]

 

It is estimated that it will take 40 years to cleanup and decommission the reactors at the Fukushima site. (article)

 

The issue of nuclear runoff affects more than just Japan; a fish caught near the Fukushima plant in March had 7,400 times the safe limit of radioactive cesium. (article)

 

Tokyo Electric Power (aka Tepco) is the plant’s operator.

 

“As a comparison: Chernobyl was one reactor, in a rural area, a quarter of the size of one of the reactors at Fukushima. There was no 'spent fuel pool' to worry about. Chernobyl was treated in-situ...meaning everything was pretty much left where it was while the effort to contain it was made (and very expeditiously I might add) not only above ground, but below ground. “  Christina Consolo, Nuked Radio (article)

 

This is history in the making and the way the situation is handled will impact the world.

 

“Given that radioactivity levels across Canada continue to be within normal background levels and that there is no cause for concern, on Thursday, August 11, 2011 Health Canada removed nine supplementary fixed point detectors that were installed in British Columbia and the Yukon in response to the Fukushima nuclear incident.”  Health Canada (www.hc-sc.gc.ca) (article) (Cdn Monitoring Sites)

 

 


Fukushima News

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-03-11

Phys.org

“Citizen scientists” track radiation seven years after Fukushima

Sara Hussein

2017-12-31

Independentaustralia.net

#1 Top IA Story of 2017:  Helen Caldicott: The Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues unabated

Dr. Helen Caldicott

2017-07-28

Engadget.com

Japan has delayed the Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup again

Mallory Locklear

2017-07-14

Newsweek.com

Fukushima’s Nuclear Waste Will be Dumped into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Decides

Tom O’Connor

2017-03-10

EcoWatch / GreenPeace

6 Years Later ... Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Far From Over

Yuko Yoneda

2017-03-10

EcoWatch / True Activist

Radioactive Wild Boars Have Taken Over Abandoned Towns Near Fukushima

Witney Webb

2017-02-20

9news.com.au

Second robot abandoned due to ‘extreme radiation’ in Fukushima nuclear plant

James Gorman

2017-02-05

EcoWatch / True Activist

Radiation at Fukushima Spikes to Highest Levels Since 2011

 

2016-11-22

EcoWatch / True Activist

Massive 7.4 Earthquake Hits Fukushima, Triggers Tsunami

 

2016-11-05

Youtube / Dinco422

[Documentary] Fukushima – Radioactive Forest (50 mins)

- documentary “Radioactive Forest”

2016-10-25

South China Morning Post

Cost to scrap Fukushima nuclear plant massively underestimated, Japanese officials admit

- original title “Fukushima nuclear plant clean-up costs set to rocket”

2016-09-22

Humansarefree.com

Radiation from Fukushima Now Causes 100% Infant Mortality Rate in West Coast Orcas

 

2016-09-02

Asahi Shimbun

Typhoons cause ‘ice wall’ to melt at Fukushima nuclear plant

Kohei Tomita

2016-07-22

Greenpeace

Radiation Along Fukushima Rivers Up to 200 Times Higher Than Pacific Ocean Seabed

 

2016-06-22

TrueActivist.com

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Derails California Commercial Crab Fishing

Jeff Sanchez

2016-03-31

DailyMail.co.uk

Fukushima's mile-long ice wall is switched on: Frozen pipes around damaged reactors will stop the spread of radioactive water

Victoria Woollaston

2016-03-04

YourNewsWire.com

Dead Dolphins In Fukushima Found Stranded With White Radiated Lungs

Royce Christyn

2016-03-01

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

5 Years Later Fukushima Still Spilling Toxic Nuclear Waste Into Sea, Top Execs Face Criminal Charges

Lorraine Chow

2015-11-03

Altereddimensions.net

Pacific Coast fishermen provide proof (photos) that Fukushima is contaminating U.S. fish with radioactive material

 

2015-11-01

Altereddimensions.net

Radiation at Japan’s failed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant much worse than expected – can kill a person in under 1 hour

 

2015-10-20

EcoWatch / Greenpeace

Japan Confirms Fukushima Worker Diagnosed With Cancer From Radiation Exposure

Justin McKeating

Washington Post

2015-10-05

EcoWatch / Cole Mellino

13 Photos Reveal Fukushima as Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland

Cole Mellino

- Arkadiusz Podniesinski, photographer

2015-09-15

EcoWatch / Common Dreams

850 Tons of Treated Fukushima Water Dumped Into the Pacific

 

2015-09-12

Japan Times

Flooding swept away radiation cleanup bags in Fukushima

Jiji

2015-08-12

EcoWatch / Thom Hartmann

Japan Restarts First Nuclear Reactor Since Fukushima Disaster, Protests Erupt

Thom Hartmann

2015-07-23

Ecowatch / Lorraine Chow

Photo of ‘Mutant Daisies’ Near Fukushima Goes Viral

Lorraine Chow

2015-05-27

Report 24ca / Associated Press

Nuclear plant in southern Japan obtains all permits needed for restart

 

2015-05-15

Bloomberg

Tepco May Need to Dump Fukushima Water Into Sea, UN Says

Jonathan Tirone

2015-04-16

YourNewsWire.com

Dead Dolphins In Fukushima Stranding Found With White Radiated Lungs

Royce Christyn

2015-04-16

CBS News

Near site of Fukushima disaster, birds still in peril

Michael Casey

2015-04-15

NY Times

Federal Fisheries Regulators Halt West Coast Sardine Season

Associated Press

2015-04-06

CTV News

First low-level trace of Fukushima radioactivity detected off B.C.

 

2015-03-28

Youtube / BeautifulGirlByDana

Fukushima Plutonium Files by Dana Durnford March 28th 2015 (42 mins)

Dana Durnford

2015-03-25

YourNewsWire.com

10,000 Dead Sea Lions Wash Up In California, Officials Announce “Crisis”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai

2015-03-16

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

Fukushima Radiation Found in Sample of Green Tea from Japan

Harvey Wasserman

2015-03-11

CBC News

Fukushima nuclear pollution hasn't hit B.C. shore, says researcher Jay Cullen

Daybreak North

2015-03-11

Ring of Fire Radio

‘Nuclear Power and Humans Cannot Coexist’ — Japan on Fourth Anniversary of Fukushima Disaster

- 4th anniversary

- 10 minute documentary

2015-02-24

Reuters

Fukushima operator finds new source of radiation leak into sea

 

2015-01-29

Natural News

West Coast orcas experiencing 100% infant mortality rate as radiation from Fukushima drifts across ocean

Daniel Barker

2014-11-13

Seattle PI Blog

Tiny amount of Fukushima radiation reaches West Coast; does it worry you?

Jake Ellison

2014-11-07

Youtube / R-NOX Safety

Shocking Report From Fukushima - Playing with Nuclear Fire (13mins)

 

2014-10-23

EcoWatch / Stefanie Spear

Fukushima Radiation Nearing the West Coast

Stefanie Spear

2014-10-09

Bloomberg News

Solar’s $30 Billion Splurge Proves Too Much for Japan

Chisaki Watanabe

2014-08-27

RT.com

Fukushima disaster bill more than $105bn, double earlier estimate – study

 

2014-08-23

Ria Novosti

Physicists Say Fukushima Reactors Pose Eternal Threat to Humanity

 

2014-08-25

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Thyroid Cancer in Young People Surge in Fukushima Since Nuclear Meltdown

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-08-15

RT.com

Scientists report genetic abnormalities in birds, insects, plants near Fukushima

 

2014-07-21

Natural News

‘Tokyo should no longer be inhabited’ Japanese doctor warns residents regarding radiation

David Gutierrez

2014-07-09

The Telegraph

Fukushima ice plan failing to take hold

Julian Ryall

2014-06-14

Ecowatch / Harvey Wasserman

Fukushima’s Children are Dying

Harvey Wasserman

2014-06-04

Japan Times / Reuters

Atop Pacific ‘Ring of Fire,’ debate flares over volcanic risk to Japan’s nuclear plants

Mari Saito and Kentaro Hamada

2014-04-01

Toronto Star

First people allowed to return to homes in the Fukushima no-go zone

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

2014-03-14

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

Reflections on Fukushima from Noam Chomsky to Ralph Nader and More

Harvey Wasserman

2014-03-02

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

PBS Takes Us on a Terrifying ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ Tour Inside Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman

2014-02-26

The Voice of Russia

Japan orders to kill wild animals roaming around Fukushima nuclear plant

 

2014-02-26

EcoWatch / Stefanie Penn Spear

Documentary Spotlight: The Horses of Fukushima

Stefanie Penn Spear

2014-02-13

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to get hands on cheap US shale gas starting in 2017

Japan/USA

2014-02-01

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman

1st of 2 part series

2014-01-24

Greenpeace

Blog: Yes, things are very bad at Fukushima but it’s not the Apocalypse

Jan Beranek

2014-01-19

The Province

Half-Lives And Half-Truths

Dan Fumano

2014-01-18

Alaska Dispatch

Abundance of pink salmon headed to emergency food surplus program

Suzanna Caldwell

2014-01-14

The Slog (Blog)

Fukushima: New Abe state security law blocks access to plant radiation levels

John Ward

2014-01-11

RT.com

Fukushima radiation reaches 8 times govt standards

[of course gov’t standards can be increased]

2014-01-11

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

Toll Mounts Among U.S. Sailors Devastated by Fukushima Radiation

Harvey Wasserman

2014-01-08

Deep Sea News

True facts about Ocean Radiation and the Fukushima Disaster

Kim Martini

2014-01-05

Snopes.com

Fukushima Emergency

FALSE: Image shows radioactive seepage spreading across the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

2014-01-01

The Daily Sheeple

36 Signs The Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast

Michael Snyder

2013-12-31

Fukuleaks.org / SimplyInfo

Fukushima Daiichi Groundwater Well Hits 2 Million Bq Beta Radiation

2 million bq

2013-12-30

Deep Sea News

Three Reasons Why Fukushima Radiation Has Nothing to do with Starfish Wasting Syndrome

Craig McClain / Chris Mah

2013-12-30

Mother Jones

14 Haunting Portraits of Life After Nuclear Disaster

Michael Forester Rothbart

“Would you stay?”

2013-12-30

Reuters

Special Report: Japan’s homeless recruited for murky Fukushima clean-up

Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski

2013-12-30

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

Fukushima Nightmare Continues as Homeless People are Recruited for Cleanup, Scammed Out of Wages

Brandon Baker

2013-12-30

Susanne Posel

TEPCO Quietly Admits Reactor 3 Could Be Melting Down NOW

[note 3 reactors have already melted down]

2013-12-27

EcoWatch / Brandon Baker

70+ USS Ronald Reagan Crew Members, Half Suffering From Cancer, to Sue TEPCO For Fukushima Radiation Poisoning

Brandon Baker

2013-12-24

Youtube / Kill0Your0TV

Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco? (Dec 2013) (8mins)

Pacifica State Beach (Surfers Beach) California

2013-12-11

EcoWatch / Harvey Wasserman

Japan’s New ‘Fukushima Fascism’

Harvey Wasserman

2013-12-05

GlobalResearch

Blog: Canada Busted Covering Up Spikes In Fukushima Radiation

 

2013-11-19

International Business Times

2nd Magnitude 5-plus Earthquake in a Week Strikes Japan

Esther Tanquintic-Misa

2013-11-07

Robin Western / Seemorerocks Blog

Japan to begin removal of fuel rods from Fukushima plant

 

2013-11-04

Huffington Post

David Suzuki's Fukushima Warning Is Dire And Scary (VIDEO)

- “Letting in the Light”

- David Suzuki

- David Schindler

2013-11-04

Truth Seeker Daily

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor unit 4 is sinking Lord help us all

Professor Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland and Senegal

- Video 10mins

- 170,000 refugees

2013-11-02

Japan Times News

State to spend over ¥1 trillion of taxpayer money for Fukushima decontamination work

Kyodo

2013-11-02

CBC News

Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast

 

2013-11-02

Global Research News

Fukushima Radiation Levels Will Concentrate in Pockets at Specific US and Canada West Coast Locations

 

2013-10-31

Youtube / Aaron Paquette

Suzuki - Schindler - Fukushima - UofA 2013 #UAwater

- “Letting in the Light”

- David Suzuki

- David Schindler

2013-10-31

News.com.au / Associated Press

Experts warn of dangers in Fukushima nuclear reactor fuel rods clean-up

 

2013-10-31

Indigenous Action Media

Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima

 

2013-10-29

Storyleak

Melting starfish found in California

 

2013-10-25

RT

7.3 magnitude earthquake off Japan prompts Fukushima plant evacuation

 

2013-10-24

Red Flag News

ALERT – Hawaii Radiation levels Spiking Big Time

 

2013-10-23

GreenMedInfo

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

Michael T. Snyder

2013-10-22

Asahi Shimbun

Editorial:  Abe should heed Koizumi’s warning on nuclear waste

- former Prime Minister Koizumi

- Prime Minister Abe

2013-10-21

ABC News

Japan Delaying Cleanup of Towns Near Nuclear Plant

Mari Yamaguchi

- some residents will have to wait a few more years before returning

- problems include lack of space for waste disposal

2013-10-18

Zee News

Fukushima radiation levels soar to record high in aftermath of Typhoon Wipha

19 becquerels per litre increased to 1,400

2013-10-14

Voice of Russia

Fukushima radiation worse than feared - experts

 

2013-10-09

EcoWatch / Dr. David Suzuki

Fukushima Radiation:  Is it Safe to Eat the Fish?

Dr. David Suzuki

2013-10-07

CTV Canada AM

Report raises fresh concerns about radiation levels in Japanese fish

 

2013-10-07

NBC World News

Fukushima worker accidentally switches off cooling pumps, backup kicks in

Mary Saito, Reuters

2013-10-03

EcoWatch

Worldwide Demand for UN Takeover at Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman

2013-10-02

NBC World News

Water 6,700 times more radioactive than legal limit spills from Fukushima

Arata Yamamoto, Alexander Smith

2013-10-01

NBC World News

Popular fast-food chain to grow food 60 miles from Fukushima plant

Antoni Slodkowsk, Reuters

2013-09-24

Fukuleaks.org

44.9 Tbq Contamination Released to Sea & Air In Last 2 Years At Fukushima Daiichi

 

2013-09-16

EuroNews

Typhoon hits Japan raising fears over Fukushima

 

2013-09-13

EuroNews

Japan: Surge in tritium levels at Fukushima plant

64,000 becquerels per litre increased to 97,000

2013-09-10

NBC World News

Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says

Alexander Smith

2013-09-10

Japan Times

Abe’s assurance to IOC on nuclear plant called into question

Reiji Yoshida

2013-09-07

CBC News

Tokyo chosen as host of 2020 Olympic Games

 

2013-09-06

Bloomberg

South Korea Bans Japanese Fish Imports Over Fukushima Leak

Andrew Davis

2013-09-03

NBC World News

How Japan's ice barrier will seal off Fukushima's nuclear ruins

Alan Boyle

2013-09-03

National Report

Breaking … Fukushima Disaster Leaves Hundreds of Whales Radiated to Death

 

2013-09-03

Youtube

Video:  Fukushima farmers describe what it’s like to harvest poisoned food

 

2013-08-26

Youtube

Video:  Fukushima The Coming Global Disaster (14 mins)

 

2013-08-23

Reuters

Insight:  In Fukushima end-game, radiated water has nowhere to go

Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski

2013-08-21

Reuters

Japan’s nuclear crisis deepens, China expresses ‘shock’

Kiyoshi Takenaka and James Topham

2013-08-21

Common Dreams

International Alarms Go Up as Fukushima Alert Level Raised

Jon Queally

2013-08-20

Guardian

Fukushima operator reveals leak of 300 tonnes of highly contaminated water

Justin McCurry

2013-08-17

RT

Fukushima apocalypse: Years of ‘duct tape fixes’ could result in ‘millions of deaths’

 

2013-08-14

Quartz

The not-so-crazy plan to build a subterranean ice wall around the Fukushima plant

Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic

2013-08-13

Underground Health

Fukushima now in state of emergency, leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean daily

Mike Adams

2013-08-13

Global Research

Fukushima:  Uncontainable

Stephen Lendman

2013-08-09

Sleuth Journal

Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean

Michael T. Snyder

2013-08-03

RT

Spill-over threat:  Fukushima radioactive groundwater rises above barrier level

 

2013-06-19

Euro News

Highly radioactive groundwater found at Fukushima nuclear plant

Strontium-90, tritium

2013-06-08

Pakalert Press

Holy Fukushima – Radiation from Japan is already killing North Americans

Jeromie Williams

2013-05-29

IntelliHub

California Fish Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation

Washington’s Blog

2013-05-01

NY Daily News

Nuclear power plant stricken in 2011 tsunami now leaking radioactive groundwater: report

Beth Stebner

2013-04-29

Nature

Overview of active cesium contamination of freshwater fish in Fukushima and Eastern Japan

Toshiaki Mizuno & Hideya Kubo

2013-04-14

New York Times

Small Leak is Discovered at Plant in Fukushima

Martin Fackler

2013-04-10

New York Times

Mishaps Underscore Weaknesses of Japanese Nuclear Plant

Hiroko Tabuchi

Fukushima Daiichi

(follow-up from March 2011 earthquake & tsunami)

2013-03-14

Youtube / Thatchannel.com

Video:  Fukushima threatening Canadian families: Dr. Cathy Vakil on ThatChannel.com (2013-03m-08) (25 mins)

Hugh Reilly with Dr. Cathy Vakil

2012-10-13

Corbett Report

Video:  Fukushima’s Biggest Secret

James Corbett (www.corbettreport.com)

2012-06-01

Global Research

Fukushima:  Pacific Ocean Will Not Dilute Dumped Radioactive Water

Washington’s Blog

2012-02-28

World Health Organization

Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks

 

2012-02-21

CBS News

Radiation detected 400 miles off Japanese coast

 

2012-02-03

CBS News

More leaks found at crippled Japan nuclear plant

 

2011-08-11

Health Canada

Health Canada’s Radiation Monitoring Data

On Thursday, August 11, 2011 Health Canada removed nine supplementary fixed point detectors

2011-04-05

NaturalNews.com

EPA to raise limits for radiation exposure while Canada turns off fallout detectors

Mike Adams

2011-03-27

CBS News

Minor amounts of radiation detected in Nevada

 

2011-03-14

CBS News

Radiation detected on U.S. warship near Japan

 

2011-03-11

Earthquake & tsunami

 

 

 

 

For more information:

 

www.Nippon.com / Measures for Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

 

www.fukushimaupdate.com

 

World Nuclear Association

 

AWARE-Ontario Nuclear News

 

“It’s become obvious that Tepco is not at all capable of leading the cleanup.  It just doesn’t have the expertise, and because Fukushima Daiichi is never going to generate electricity again, every yen it spends on the decommissioning is thrown away.”  Muneo Morokuzu, nuclear safety expert at Tokyo University Graduate School of Public Policy

 

 

"History shows that paternal cultures [characterized by competition and confrontation in military form] end in catastrophe.  Fukushima is the result of the supremacy of economy, another form of paternal culture.” 

Professor Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland and Senegal (10 min video @5:00)

 

 

 

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Comments:

Chairmann Meow:  I'm sick of these Fukushima alarmist websites. Notice how none of them are ever written by actual radiological scientists or published by reputable non-governmental organizations, and none of them even bother to add any meaningful scientific context to their "findings". Let's take this guy's measurements, which he says average 150CPM and which peaks out at 156CPM at one point in the video. If you take the highest measurement of 156CPM and divided it by the specified 3500CPM/mR/h sensitivity level of his model Geiger meter, you get a measurement of 0.04458 mR/h (milliroentgens per hour). Multiply this value by 8766 hours per year to get 391 mR per year, then multiply that by 0.96 to convert to the roentgen equivalent in man (rem) value of 375 mrem--this is the level of radiation deposited in soft biological tissue. According to MIT, the average natural background radiation at sea level is 300 mrem. This increases at higher elevation where Denver has an average 400 mrem. Federal safety standards for fetuses and minors in workplace environment label 500 mrem, or 5000 mrem for adults, as the upper limit of safe. To give further context, acute radiation poisoning is defined as over 1 sievert or 100 rem (100,000 mrem) in a short time period, which at the rate of peak measurement level would take over 25 years to accumulate. Another way to look at that is, at 0.0428 rem/h or 0.0007 rem/m, that is over 142,857 times the peak measurement registered on Pacifica State Beach. (article)


 

 

 

Becquerel[Bq] or Curie[Ci]: radiation emitted from a radioactive material  (1 Ci = 3.7 × 1010 Bq)

 

Gray [Gy] or Rad[rad]: radiation absorbed by another material (1Gy = 100 rad)

 

Sieverts[Sv]* or “roentgen equivalent in man”[rem]: how badly radiation will damage biological tissue (1 Sv = 100 rem)

 

You can convert from Grays and Rads to Rem and Sieverts, but you have to know what kind of radiation it is. For example alpha radiation from naturally occurring Polonium-210 is more damaging to biological tissues than gamma radiation from Cesium-137. Even if you absorbed the same number of Grays from Cesium or Polonium, you would still effectively receive more damaging radiation from Polonium because the number of Sieverts is higher for Polonium than Cesium. (article)

 

 

ZR:  FUKUSHIMA Radiation contaminated Alaska Salmon to be distributed across US foodbanks... You know how the Cove blew the lid of the unnecessary dolphin meat trade in Japan? its mercury poisoned meat is subsidized by the government and fed to Japanese school children because there is otherwise no market? well thanks to Fukushima and the west-coast wising up to contamination of salmon with radionuclides such as cesium 137- there are surpluses of the meat - "The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week announced it would use $20 million in existing funds to purchase Alaska canned pink salmon that would go to Americans in need of food assistance."

There is some argument here I don't need to be articulate to spell out - disrespecting existence, animal liberation and anti-nuclear c'est la meme combat, the implications for all sea and land creatures are huge. There is huge unwillingness to get any credible data on the spread of contamination from the nuclear accident - ontop of the pollutants and toxics already in the ocean - the response has been to deny the health effects of contamination by A) stating it is below the arbitrarily set limits of allowable radiation in food (which the USDA increased after Fukushima) and B) not conducting any coherent or comprehensive study of the effects of the nuclear disaster on the environment, animals, and humans. (article)