Chinese MOX reactor possible meltdown in October 2011.

The excellent French blog Gen4 has an entry about an accident at a nuclear plant in China in October 2011. This was reported in January 2012 by the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, and was picked up by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper. The Daily Telegraph also picked up this story.

This is a military reactor outside of Beijing, an experimental fast breeder reactor cooled by liquid sodium. It also produces electricity as a by-product. It is Russian-built, and a similar reactor in Russia uses MOX fuel. MOX, of course, is enriched with plutonium. This reactor has been shut down since the accident. The main purpose of this reactor is probably to breed fuel for nuclear weapons.

The reason I suspect a meltdown versus an ordinary accident, is that I believe that there was a major release of radioactive iodine from late October 2011 – January 2012. A criticality occurred at Fukushima in late October of that year. Personally, I developed hyperthyroid symptoms, including a goiter, at this time. It seemed to contaminate the tap water, and many foods, not just American, but globally with many food products. The health message boards were lighting up with thyroid symptoms from the USA. And there was a spike of 5,000 excess deaths on the west coast of the US in November and December of last year.

It turns out it may have been not just Fukushima causing this global iodine cloud, but a reactor in China also.

The Chinese government never admitted this at that time. But this is not surprising. There was a nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana nuclear power plant near Los Angeles in 1959, and they didn’t tell anyone. This was discovered by a group of students doing research 20 years later. How many meltdowns haven’t they told us about? They don’t give a damn.

Having said all this, I subjectively feel that the radioactive iodine level now is just as bad as it was a year ago when this was happening. I don’t know what is going on at the Fukushima plant.

The Twelve Days of Nuclear Christmas.

I thought I should brighten this place up with a little Christmas cheer, seeing that it’s the holidays and stuff:

The Twelve Days of Nuclear Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Plutonium in my pear tree

On the second day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the third day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the fourth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the fifth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the sixth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the seventh day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the eighth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Eight thyroid nodules
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the ninth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Nine migraine headaches
Eight thyroid nodules
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the tenth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Ten warts a-growing
Nine migraine headaches
Eight thyroid nodules
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Eleven fungal outgrowths
Ten warts a-growing
Nine migraine headaches
Eight thyroid nodules
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

On the twelfth day of Christmas
The nukesters gave to me
Twelve palpitations
Eleven fungal outgrowths
Ten warts a-growing
Nine migraine headaches
Eight thyroid nodules
Seven nails peeling
Six plant mutations
Five loosened teeth
Four kidney bleeds
Three cold sores
Two failing eyes
And plutonium in my pear tree

Fungi from Japan transported into USA, in spring 2011.

In an article that appeared yesterday, “Researchers document astounding number of microbial and fungal species transported with high-altitude dust plumes”, scientists from the University of Washington, headed by David Smith, tested material gathered in 2011, shortly after the Fukushima catastrophe, from a mountaintop in Oregon. A huge amount of fungi and bacteria were found. The results were published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and is available here.

Over 7 million tons of dust, pollutants, microorganisms and other aerosols cross the Pacific each year. This link includes graphics and a high-resolution animation from NASA scientists about this process.

“Smith reports that his research enabled him to gather enough biomass in the form of DNA to apply molecular methods to samples from two large dust plumes originating in Asia in the spring of 2011. The scientists detected more than 2,100 unique species compared to only 18 found in the very same plumes using traditional methods of culturing, results they published in July.

“It’s a small world. Global wind circulation can move Earth’s smallest types of life to just about anywhere,” Smith said… “I was very surprised at the concentrations. One might expect the concentrations of cells to decrease with altitude based on fallout and dilution,” Smith said. “But during these plume events, the atmosphere was pooling these cells just as it does with other kinds of air pollution.”…

“I think we’re getting close to calling the atmosphere an ecosystem,” Smith said. “Until recently, most people would refer to it as a conveyor belt, or a transient place where life moves through. But the discovery of so many cells potentially able to adapt to traveling long distances at high altitudes challenges the old classification.”

An ecosystem is a milieu where life grows and thrives, not just moves. The fungi that blew over from Japan in April and May of 2011 were likely contaminated with radionuclides like cesium-137. As shown here in a previous post, melanized fungi (fungus species which contain the pigment melanin) use melanin for an energy source in the presence of radiation. This can keep these species viable over the long trip from Japan. In addition, the aerosols moving into the US from Japan also contained radioactive particles like cesium-137 and iodine-131. There would also have been radioactive gases present in the mix like krypton-85. One could see that these fungi could thrive in this high-altitude environment.

“Kinematic back trajectory modeling suggested air from these events probably originated near China or Japan. Even after traveling for 10 days across the Pacific Ocean in the free troposphere, diverse and viable microbial populations, including presumptive plant pathogens Alternaria infectoria and Chaetomium globosum, were detected in Asian air samples.”

These plant pathogens are melanized fungi, capable of causing cerebral phaeohyphomycosis, and other devastating diseases. The researchers found that when the wind was blowing from Asia, the amount of microorganisms vastly increased, and when the wind did not originate there, this amount vastly decreased.

The mass of fungi found was two orders of magnitude greater than the mass of bacteria, but the authors speculated that the number of cells was roughly equal. “All of the bacterial species recovered in this study (except Pseudomonas frederiksbergensis) are gram-positive, capable of forming endospores and commonly found in soils. Surely cells of all types can be lofted into the atmosphere, but endospore formers may be uniquely capable of surviving atmospheric transport and desiccation on air sampling devices. Endospore formation in Bacillus sp. provides high resistance to ultraviolet radiation or desiccation and the genus is quite common in the aerobiology literature…

“A broad range of fungi were recovered (26 genera), including molds, yeasts, and cup and sac fungi with diverse ecological distributions, mostly from soils and plant debris. Many of the sampled genera release spores in the spring time, explaining the fungal biomass “burst” measured in our study (beginning in April) and others. Some of the 31 species recovered are presumptive allergens or plant pathogens.”

The possibility exists that some of the fungi and bacteria that arrived in the US were mutated. The contaminated fungi are able to make long-distance trips. Some of the particles detected in Oregon came from the stratosphere, so it is likely that they could have spread across the globe.

I think that the spread of radioactive fungi probably happened during the atmospheric bomb-test era, Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, as well as now in the Fukushima era. Yablokov et al documented the high prevalence of Pneumocystis Jirovecii in Chernobyl-contaminated areas. This fungus causes PCP pneumonia in AIDS sufferers and other immunocompromised subjects. Black mold and ringworm fungi were also prevalent. We have already seen black mold become a major issue in areas of the US devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

AIDS: I smell a radiation-whitewashing rat.

I just wanted to call attention to this graph. The curve at the top is the number of people newly infected with HIV, worldwide. If you look at the peak at 1996 or 1997, it starts tailing off after these years. The amount that it decreases it about the same as that of the decay of cesium-137 (or, about equivalently, strontium-90).

So, one could say that:

IF HIV infection was caused by radioactive exposure, or a secondary cause such as radiotrophic fungi;

AND IF there was a latency period of 10 or 11 years after these exposures until the infection appeared;

THEN this would be completely consistent with the hypothesis that Chernobyl (1986) caused HIV infections.

Of course, AIDS was identified in 1981, which was before Chernobyl. But there was this “little unpleasantness” called Three Mile Island which occurred in 1979, two years before this.

Predictably, in this theory, the WHO (World Health Organization), which answers to the nuclear gangsters at the IAEA, would have to come up with another explanation for AIDS, that excluded radiation. They and their accomplices at the CDC came up with the HIV virus theory. The graphic at the right shows some correlation between AIDS and HIV, but it’s not terribly consistent. HIV infection rates are too high in Russia and Estonia, for instance.

Perhaps the HIV virus is just another infection that results from the radiation- and toxic-degradation of the immune system… just as immunocompromised people are subject to infections from all sorts of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites. I don’t have HIV or AIDS, but I do have an acquired immune deficiency… due to the Castle Bravo nuclear test in 1954 (which also destroyed the health of the people of the Marshall Islands).

In 1989, I had a meeting with Dr. Steve Nightingale at Northwestern. He worked with AIDS patients, and said they had to wipe their mouths constantly because of thrush (due to Candida infection). That freaked me out, because I had to do the same thing. This was 3 years after Chernobyl. My fingernails were misshapen, warped, and black and purple then. I am actually much improved now, but I attribute this to the change of diet, with imported food, and effective air filtration. If I didn’t do these preventive measures, with Fukushima radiation and related fungi in the environment, I would be much worse now, actually probably dead.

House of Numbers is a good documentary about the HIV/AIDS bs, though I think it goes too far in its efforts to denigrate HIV and its political/medical aspect, at the expense of the very real suffering of those with ruined immune systems.

Deadly meningitis outbreak in 2002 also caused by radiotrophic fungus.

The fungal meningitis outbreak of 2012 has claimed 36 lives so far, and new cases of meningitis and other infections continue to appear. The outbreak was caused by spinal injection drugs manufactured by the compounding pharmacy NECC, in Framingham, Massachusetts. These injectable drugs were contaminated by fungi, predominately from the species Exserohilum rostratum. This melanized fungus becomes radiotrophic in the presence of radionuclides. (See my previous post which discusses these fungi and their health effects.) Melanized fungi are now operating in a biosphere contaminated with radionuclides from Fukushima. Radiation allows these fungi to use the pigment melanin as food.

It is not widely known that there was another deadly, but smaller, outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2002. This outbreak claimed the life of a North Carolina woman. She had also received an epidural injection from a drug prepared in a compounding pharmacy in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The fungus species involved here was Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis. This melanized fungus is one of the species that was discovered growing inside the sarcophagus of the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

It appears that the was a radiation release event associated with this outbreak too. In April 2003, Norm Buske of The RadioActivist Campaign (TRAC) measured cesium-137 levels in an area to the northeast of the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. This nuclear installation refines nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. Norm found Cs-137 levels in plants 50-174 times “background”, and Cs-137 in creek water 1,000 times background. It was concluded that the radiation release had occurred within the past year, between April 2002 and April 2003.

The same kind of plant damage that has been seen in 2012 was also seen in TRAC’s radiation measurement project. It is also seen in a September 2002 photo taken in South Carolina near the Savannah River. It is likely that the radiation release from SRS occurred in 2002, and this is analagous to the current situation. Radioactivity contaminates trees and plants, and radiation-eating fungus ends up in contaminating the compounding pharmacies.

Plant damage from Exserohilum rostratum

Visually, the plant damage from the fungus responsible for the current outbreak, Exserohilum rostratum, is seen to be identical to the damage caused to a plant in Framingham, Massachusetts in Sept. 2012.

Many charges of poor sterility practices against NECC have been made, there have been Congressional hearings, the FDA has been criticized for not doing enough to prevent this deadly fungal contamination. But has ANYBODY in medicine, politics, or the media EVEN MENTIONED that Exserohilum rostratum is all over the place? All over the eastern half of the US?

And, on top of this, the FDA has quietly increased the amount of gamma radiation that meats are irradiated with before they are sold. They also increased the number of products to be irradiated. Why? IN ORDER TO KILL RADIOTROPHIC FUNGUS IN THE MEAT! Since the meat is now radioactive due to Fukushima, it grows like crazy in the retail meat products.

Can you say “COVER-UP”???

Huw Lloyd-Langton, RIP.

It has been a rough few days on the musical front. Dave Brubeck (Time Out) has passed away, along with Ed Cassidy of Spirit (The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus). They created some of the greatest albums of all time.

Now comes the news that Huw Lloyd-Langton has died of cancer at age 61. I can’t think of any guitar player that I have banged my head to more than Huw over the years, with the possible exception of Hendrix. He played lead guitar with Hawkwind and Widowmaker, along with his own band, and appeared with many other bands. Langton’s riffs have become part of my being.

Huw never got involved with the epic drug use Hawkwind is noted for. If Hawkwind was The Munsters (and they certainly resembled them at times), Huw was Marilyn, the “normal” one. After a bout with Legionnaires’ disease, Huw released a charity single promoting the use of Photodynamic Therapy for cancer patients.

See ya in space, Huw!

Earthquakes today.

An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 hit offshore of Japan this morning (local time). Another earthquake, magnitude 6.3, hit the north island of New Zealand.

There is some indication of increased radiation levels in Japan. Of course Tepco and the Japanese government say everything is fine. They said that on 3/11/2011 too.

Wonder what is going on underground. My son and I heard the weird noises coming out of the pipes on Nov. 26. This has happened 3 times now, weird noises preceded a Japanese earthquake… before 3/11/2011, before 1/1/2012, and today’s earthquake. Another time, in April 2011, the noises went on for 24 hours. There was no major earthquake in Japan, but 4 months later there was a moderate earthquake in Virginia that shook the house pretty bad.

And for all of you who are saying that the Japanese earthquake, which occurred on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, is payback for them, consider that the traitor FDR deliberately allowed the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. I would go farther and say that FDR made a deal with Tojo, and he not only knew the attack was coming, but deliberately fomented the attack in advance. The motive was to have the US declare war on Germany.

EDIT: Fukushima Diary is reporting an increase of air pressure in reactor 1 of the Fukushima Daiini plant. They released air from this building. Who knows what is really happening.

Increasing nuclear chain reactions at Fukushima.

Iodine-131 levels from sewage sludge have spiked in September and October in Zushi City and Chiba prefecture, Japan. Zushi is southwest of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, past Tokyo. Chiba is south of Daiichi.

Fukushima Diary has a post about the elevation on iodine in Date, Japan in July.

High levels of radioactive iodine are due to increasing criticalities in the underground coriums. In this post on September 9, I pointed out a dangerous situation had developed at the plant. The elevated levels of iodine measured at these locations appear to be due to this event. Iodine has also spiked in French river water recently.

The nuclear chain reactions going on under Daiichi are not just emitting iodine, but a host of other radioactive substances. These reactions are also heating up the coriums, which means they are moving downward faster. They are more likely to hit large pools of underground water. Water slows down the neutrons from the criticality, and they become thermal neutrons, which increase the criticality. This increases the likelihood of hydrovolcanic eruptions or other events which are caused by radioactive substances encountering water.

I see to no reason for this to stop, in the coming decades, or for hundreds or even thousands of years.