Xenon detected by CTBTO, blamed on North Korea.

Fukushima Diary has a story where the CTBTO (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization) radiation monitoring station in Takasaki, Japan has measured elevated levels of xenon-133 and xenon-131m. They say it is due to a North Korean nuclear test on February 12.

The Huffington Post quotes a Reuters story on this detection. Quoting the CTBTO,

“Two radioactive isotopes of the noble gas xenon were identified, xenon-131m and xenon-133, which provide reliable information on the nuclear nature of the source,” it said.

“Detection of radioactive noble gas more than seven weeks after an event is indeed unusual. We did not expect this and it did not happen in 2009,” the CTBTO added, referring to the reclusive country’s previous nuclear test.

Yes, it certainly is unusual to detect the xenon seven weeks after the event. The story posted on the CTBTO website has a graphic, using a depiction of the atmospheric dispersion of these gases. You can see it starting in North Korea on April 7, getting to Takasaki a day later.

WHAT MADE THESE GASES JUST SIT AROUND FOR SEVEN WEEKS?

Of course, what is really going on is that the release of xenon gas signifies a MAJOR FISSION AND CRITICALITY EVENT at Fukushima.

Going back to the Enenews webcam thread to the period April 7 or so (Japan time):

ChasAha
April 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm Log in to Reply
Close up of…

The Giant RED Spark/Flash/Bolt.

Check it out at 1:14 in on the above recording.

kat2013
April 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm Log in to Reply
All I know is it looks very bad….I was hoping it was fog….but I don’t think so. Earlier today I saw several white flashes come from the third building.

kat2013
April 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm Log in to Reply
Does anyone here recall seeing it that bad on the Tepco cam before? I know the JNN cam is blacked out sometimes, but I have never seen the Tepco cam like that.

majia
April 6, 2013 at 6:29 pm Log in to Reply
Interested in people’s thoughts on this:

I’ve seen the plant largely obscured by fog before.

My question: Is what we are seeing actually FOG?

If PattieB is correct in her assessment that the fog is actually radioactive steam then, HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

I’ve been trying to figure out why Tepco is telling us about the plant power-outages.

It is not like them to admit to something as bad as two power-outages for spent fuel cooling in 3 weeks.

If what we are seeing is a gray out caused by radioactive steam then my guess is that the plant is going to be uninhabitable for awhile, maybe forever.

PattieB
April 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm Log in to Reply
I don’t recall it being this bad… since.. oh,.. going into week 2 ?? of April 2011 as far as steam goes. Wasn’t this bad last year at this time.

ChasAha
April 7, 2013 at 7:48 am Log in to Reply
Have been observing a persistent flash at the upper right corner of the Common Spent Fuel Pool for several minutes.

Can’t really tell what it is.
Like a welder’s torch maybe?

TEPCO cam
2013-04-07 20:44 jst

And so on. Here is a youtube video of the JNN/TBS Fukushima cam around this time.

Radiation has been bothering me more the last two weeks than anytime since last June. And I believe that was a skinny rogue plume. This looks more like a major cloud over the northern hemisphere.

Mutated plants, fungus, dying trees (2013 edition).

Mutated cone flower in Alabama, April 2013

The tree damage seen last year has not abated. Mutated plants continue to appear as more low-level radiation streams over from Japan. From Dr. Satoshi Mori’s blog (poorly translated by Google):

Fertilization, reproductive plant one year cycle should have been done twice. Assuming the laws of Mendelian genetics is applied simply to morphogenesis of some species, after which drew strong radiation, such as I-131, Cs134, Cs137 immediately after the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant exploded The first year, mutations would have entered the DNA in the repair process by the DNA repair enzyme chromosome has been hit.

Mutated trillium in Oregon, April 2013

Mutant dandelion in Ohio, April 2013

However, it would not in only one of the two strands of DNA maybe. Recessive may not appear to be hidden dominant DNA because it is heterozygous at this stage yet. However, morphological malformations certain as recessive phenotype homo, maybe might come out from the second year. I already mentioned before that, such as dandelion huge leaves have been reported. So, malformation of vegetation would not begin to be observed this year from around soon. Do not forget that the chromosome is cut beaten by gamma rays of cesium constantly even at low doses subsequent course.

This is now the second full year of plant growth after Fukushima. Much of the genetic damage has happened in recessive genes, so many mutations will start to come out this year.

Damaged cedar in Fukushima prefecture

Widespread damage to trees and plants was noted last year (1-7) . This is partially due to Fukushima, but also due to ozone and volatile organic chemicals emitted from the Bayou Corne sinkhole and the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (3 years ago today). This destruction is continuing.

The tree damage can be seen in Iceland, western Europe, Indonesia, Fiji, the Maldives, India, Canary Islands, Madagascar, and recently in Australia. But it seems to be the worst in the USA and Canada.

The growth of fungus and mold is promoted by radiation (8-12). What is happening is that Fuku, the oil spill and sinkhole emissions are weakening the trees. Fungi enter the weakened tree, encounter radioactive substances, and then grow like crazy.

A fungal meningitis outbreak of injectable drugs prepared at the New England Compounding Center has killed 53 people. Injectable products have been recalled from Med Prep Consulting, Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pallimed Solutions Inc., and Hospira Inc., due to contamination with fungus.

Widespread problems with mold occurred after Hurricane Sandy. Mold is endemic. Some people have mushrooms growing on their carpets.

Fungi are now killing all the frogs and bats.

The government is now spraying fungus from helicopters (1:38) in order to “save trees.”

Stimulation of fruit and grain yields is also promoted by radiation, and we have seen bumper crops for some species. But when radiation is increased beyond the amount that stimulates, it shuts off the growth of fruit and grain. Increase it further, and it kills the plant, like in the Red Forest after Chernobyl. Some of the trees in the Red Forest won’t even decompose, because there is so much radiation that fungi and microoganisms can’t survive to do the decomposition.

My peach and pear tree went wild with fruit in 2011, but didn’t produce any in 2012. The peach tree now has its bark falling off, and is covered with fungus and lichen. But leaves have appeared now on about 25% of it… I had thought it was dead. My walnut tree went wild in 2012, and Vgirl’s plum tree went crazy with fruit last year also. It remains to be seen what kind of fruit we will see in 2013 from these trees.

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Experts look into cause of dying palm trees in front of La Jolla's Mseum of Contemporary Art

Dogwood with a bacterial infection

MARCH 29, ithaca ny TREE FUNGUS ithaca new york -all the trees are dieing chemical death

Dead and Dying Trees and Plants from Chemtrails

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(1) Dying trees.
(2) Carbon-14, tritium and plants.
(3) Biosphere effects of Fukushima and the BP oil spill (part 2).
(4) Biosphere effects of Fukushima and the BP oil spill (part 1).
(5) Plant destruction in my backyard.
(6) Iodine found in leaves of damaged trees.
(7) Preliminary thoughts on the global tree die-off.
(8) Radiation-eating fungi. They kill trees and they kill people.
(9) Deadly meningitis outbreak in 2002 also caused by radiotrophic fungus.
(10) Fungi from Japan transported into USA, in spring 2011.
(11) Black substance destroying Hawaii’s largest barrier reef.
(12) Radioactive black fungus in Japan, blowing to the US.

LaSalle nuclear plant radioactive release.

Lightning struck the LaSalle nuclear power plant in Illinois Wednesday during a thunderstorm. The plant lost offsite power and venting of radioactive isotopes was commenced. Potrblog has posted a video, and apparently radioactive rain leaked into his basement and caused elevated Geiger counter readings indoors.

There is a cold front moving across the eastern part of the country, with associated rain and thunderstorms. It is likely that radioisotopes from this nuclear release have been caught up in this cold front.

Stay out of the rain!

EPA now allowing 27,000 times the previous limit of iodine-131 in drinking water.

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is spinning out of control. All underground storage tanks are leaking contaminated water into the Pacific. Groundwater is flooding into the reactor buildings, creating 400 tons of radioactive water per day, which leaks into the sea. The alleged spent fuel pools repeatedly have their cooling shut down, which leads one to think that the pools are either leaking like sieves, or all the contents of the pools are on the floor, and they are dumping water on them in a vain effort to keep it cool.

The entire contents of the plant are leaking into the ocean. And, as noted here previously, the radioactive materials into the ocean do not all stay in it, but move into the atmosphere and come down as rain over the North American continent. The ocean phytoplankton, which supply 50-70% of the Earth’s oxygen is going away, sea lions are washing up on the west coast, the ocean is rapidly dying.

In the midst of this unparalleled catastrophe, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published guidelines in the Federal Register which dramatically relax the guidelines of radioactive contaminants which are allowed in water and food.

After years of internal deliberation and controversy, the Obama administration has issued a document suggesting that when dealing with the aftermath of an accident or attack involving radioactive materials, public health guidelines can be made thousands of times less stringent than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would normally allow.

The EPA document, called a protective action guide for radiological incidents, was quietly posted on a page on the agency’s website Friday evening. The low-profile release followed an uproar of concern from watchdog groups in recent weeks over news that the White House had privately agreed to back relaxed radiological cleanup standards in certain circumstances and had cleared the path for the new EPA guide…

Such circumstances could include the months – and possibly years – following a “dirty bomb” attack, a nuclear weapons explosion or an accident at a nuclear power plant, according to the guide, a nonbinding document intended to prepare federal, state and local officials for responding to such events.

For example, the new EPA guide refers to International Atomic Energy Agency guidelines that suggest intervention is not necessary until drinking water is contaminated with radioactive iodine 131 at a concentration of 81,000 picocuries per liter. This is 27,000 times less stringent than the EPA rule of 3 picocuries per liter.

“This is public health policy only Dr. Strangelove could embrace,” Jeff Ruch, executive director for the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said in a statement Monday, referring to Peter Sellers’ character in the Stanley Kubrick film of the same name…

In a statement to Global Security Newswire, EPA spokeswoman Julia Valentine said the new document does not propose specific drinking water guidelines, but rather seeks comment on what guidelines are appropriate. “The agency would like to hear from state and local partners on this issue and is seeking input from states and local authorities as it considers the appropriateness of, and possible values of, a drinking water PAG,” she said.

However, while the new guide will be subject to a 90-day public comment period once it formally is published in the Federal Register, it has been labeled for “interim use,” meaning it is effective immediately.

Not that it really makes a difference, the government is literally doing nothing to prevent radioactive contamination of our air, water, and food. But it’s “official” now.

According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER),

Issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, the radiation guides (called Protective Action Guides or PAGs) allow cleanup many times more lax than anything EPA has ever before accepted. These guides govern evacuations, shelter-in-place orders, food restrictions and other actions following a wide range of “radiological emergencies.” The Obama administration blocked a version of these PAGs from going into effect during its first days in office. The version given approval late last Friday is substantially similar to those proposed under Bush but duck some of the most controversial aspects:

In soil, the PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems. This would, in effect, increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period;

In water, the PAGs punt on an exact new standard and EPA “continues to seek input on this.” But the thrust of the PAGs is to give on-site authorities much greater “flexibility” in setting aside established limits; and

Resolves an internal fight inside EPA between nuclear versus public health specialists in favor of the former. The PAGs are the product of Gina McCarthy, the assistant administrator for air and radiation whose nomination to serve as EPA Administrator is taken up this week by the Senate.

Despite the years-long internal fight, this is the first public official display of these guides. This takes place as Japan grapples with these same issues in the two years following its Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Don’t look to the US Government for any protection from radiation, any action to fix the situation at Daiichi, or anything, except to promote the radioactive poisoning of Americans.

Radioactive black fungus in Japan, blowing to the US.

The Australian Enenews contributor vital1 has analyzed a sample of black fungus (black substance) that was originated in Minamisoma, Japan.

I was sent this resin encapsulated sample of black fungus like material. It has reportedly come from somewhere in the Minamisoma area Japan. A contact in Japan sent this sample to a friend. This is my test chart of it. For those of you who have not looked at a scintillator test chart like this before. The position of the peaks in a the chart indicate what isotopes are present… This black fungus started growing on the concrete, and rock surfaces in Japan after the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. It appears to be bio-accumulating Cesium.

Correcting for the weight of the sample, it appears to be highly radioactive, perhaps over 500,000 Bq/kg of cesium. The sample contains cesium-134 and cesium-137 isotopes, and also the sample peak at 795 keV for cesium-134 has shifted to the right. This is likely due to the presence of cobalt-58, which has a peak at 810.8 keV. Cobalt-58 was previously detected in the black substance in Japan.

Cobalt-58 is generated by neutron irradiation of nickel. The metal nickel is used extensively in nuclear power plants, in tubing and alloys. It is likely that large amounts of nickel are present in the molten coriums. The neutrons necessary for transmutation of nickel to Co-58 would have come from either re-criticalities in the coriums, or the presence of neutron emitters like plutonium, curium and californium.

It was shown in a previous post here that an astounding amount of fungi were transported across the Pacific from Japan to the US in spring 2011. It is springtime again, and this is the season for fungus transport.

It is likely that fungi are growing on the spent fuel pools and underground coriums. Tepco announced that they are adding hydrazine to the pools in order to control the growth of microorganisms. But these fungi are highly radioresistant, and probably can tolerate toxic chemicals also. They are almost certainly mutated by radiation.

Vital1 has also detected high amounts of radon isotopes in an Australian rain swab. Background radiation in Australia and New Zealand has increased by 20%-40% since Fukushima. Radon is a radioactive daughter product of uranium. Very small uranium particles on the surface emit a much larger amount of daugher isotopes by weight, than large deposits of uranium miles underground.

If Australia is being showered with uranium dust from Fukushima, it must be much worse in Japan and the USA. Uranium would have been released in the initial melt-throughs, but continuing releases of uranium would be coming from the underground coriums turning into powder, and being released into the atnosphere and sea… or alternatively by fungus spores growing on these coriums. If this is true, there must be significant amounts of plutonium present in the fungi also.

THC induces fear extinction in humans.

A growing body of scientific literature now indicates that cannabinoids reverse the Pavlovian fear-inducing response in animals. Recently, cannabinoids including THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) have been shown to induce the fear extinction response in humans.

A first-line approach to treat anxiety disorders is exposure-based therapy, which relies on extinction processes such as repeatedly exposing the patient to stimuli (conditioned stimuli; CS) associated with the traumatic, fear-related memory. However, a significant number of patients fail to maintain their gains, partly attributed to the fact that this inhibitory learning and its maintenance is temporary and conditioned fear responses can return. Animal studies have shown that activation of the cannabinoid system during extinction learning enhances fear extinction and its retention. Specifically, CB1 receptor agonists, such as D9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), can facilitate extinction recall by preventing recovery of extinguished fear in rats. However, this phenomenon has not been investigated in humans… These results provide the first evidence that pharmacological enhancement of extinction learning is feasible in humans using cannabinoid system modulators, which may thus warrant further development and clinical testing.

This has vast implications for the millions that suffer from excessive anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Fear extinction is a decline in conditioned fear responses, which arise when the memory of a traumatic event is recalled. These events may include physical and emotional trauma from auto accidents, war, childhood sexual abuse, sociopathic spouses, and so on. From the article Mechanisms of Fear Extinction:

Excessive fear and anxiety are hallmarks of a variety of disabling anxiety disorders that affect millions of people throughout the world. Hence, a greater understanding of the brain mechanisms involved in the inhibition of fear and anxiety is attracting increasing interest in the research community. In the laboratory, fear inhibition most often is studied through a procedure in which a previously fear conditioned organism is exposed to a fear-eliciting cue in the absence of any aversive event. This procedure results in a decline in conditioned fear responses that is attributed to a process called fear extinction.

Through fear extinction, the memory of the event itself does not go away, but the paralyzing emotional response to the memory does go away. Consumption of marijuana is a pharmacological enhancement of this undoing of the fear response. This is just another of the amazing medical benefits of the cannabis plant.

It should be easy to see why cannabis remains illegal in the US (except for a gray area in some states). The US government is a sociopathic entity that perpetuates its existence by inducing fear, trauma, and PTSD among its citizens. An example would be the phony & staged 9/11 attacks. Repeated images of the World Trade Center collapses were shown to induce fear. A boogeyman Osama bin Laden was raised up in the minds of Americans to traumatize them further. Even though he died in December 2001, he was kept alive by the government and media until 2011. Marijuana is an antidote to this kind of mental slavery.

Additionally, it has been shown that stimulation of the serotonin 2A receptors also induces fear extinction. This opens up the possibility that many plants and pharmaceutical compounds would be helpful here.

Of course, care should be taken. Cannabis grown outdoors in the USA is likely to be contaminated with radioactivity. Indoor, hydroponic, and foreign-grown varieties are preferred.

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