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  1. Around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the tanks at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said on Thursday.

    The water reportedly spilled beyond the barrier that is set up to block it from flowing out of tanks.

    A process to stop the radioactive leak is underway. The spill is said to contain 230 million becquerels per liter of strontium and other beta ray-emitting radioactive substances.


  2. Check this date out. Near the bottom it give some crazy readings.

    • 11930µSv/h ft gate.

    • March 12th screening 162 screened Against initially-set decontamination threshold of 6,000cpm, 110 patients registered below, 41 above.

    • Fukushima Preficture conducted screening at 4 locations in preficture. Some 30 people registered 13,000cpm. After measuring for the second time following decontamination they showed low values, therefore they were returned to shelters without examination.

    • March 12th, one TEPCO employee registered above 100mSv (106.30mSv/h)

    • March 24, dosage above approx. 170mSv was confirmed on 3 workers who were laying cables on 1st floor and basement of Unit 3 Turbine Blg.


  3. Nature’s Code The Fibonacci Sequence

    The Golden Ratio explained Math can be beautiful and fun. Unfortunately it’s rarely taught that way. But it can be. Hats off to Hank of the SciShow for taking usually complicated concepts and breaking them down for us. Is there a conspiracy to keep the population innumerate (unable to do simple math)? There must be. Otherwise the finance industry (credit cards etc.), excessive taxation and the Pentagon would never fly.


  4. 4 baby goats dead over 2 day span

    We had 4 babies born from 2 different does. Both FF.

    First set born: One dead at birth. Second couldn’t walk until 6 hours old. Started getting tons better. Then died suddenly. Foamed at mouth and head stretched over back up last few minutes of life.

    2nd set: Both were strong, healthy, and lively. Both became limp.Death came on suddenly.
    One did start bleeding from nose before she passed. When I put feeding tube in her, blood came up it …
    I can’t make sense of it and now we’re left heartbroken.
    more …

    • Those internal exposure levels are underestimated by a factor of 600-1,000. They say eating or breathing plutonium is the same as having a canister of it in front of you, which is absurd.

      • Quote of Dr. Gordon Edwards (link from PattieB – Thank you):
        “Such remarks are manipulative in nature; they do not help people to weigh the risk. The important quantity is not the VOLUME or MASS of plutonium, but its TOXICITY. Based on data supplied by AECB (see letter above) we can address the toxicity question as follows:

        In principle, using AECB’s regulatory limits, how many ”civilians” can be overdosed by 100 grams of plutonium?”

        “1 gram can overdose ten million civilians”

        “100 grams can overdose one billion civilians”

        “It is a betrayal of public trust to pretend that these risks do not exist.

        Unlike most shipments of radioactive materials, plutonium shipments are attractive targets for criminals or terrorists, because plutonium is the primary nuclear explosive material from which atomic bombs can be made.”
        see: http://www.ccnr.org/max_plute_aecb.html

        How disingenuous it is, at least to me, that they equate ingested radionuclides with external radiation. In addition it is a betrayal of all peaceful peoples world-wide to not properly secure these materials.

      • 1. The drinking water maximum contaminant limit
        (MCL) for plutonium-239 and other alpha-emit-
        ting, long-lived transuranic radionuclides is about
        a hundred times too lax.
        2. Drinking water regulations, when they were first
        set, explicitly included military sources of radio-
        nuclides — specifically, fallout from testing.
        3. A much tighter MCL for alpha-emitting, long-
        lived transuranic radionuclides is needed to pre-
        vent lax approaches to cleanup of weapons sites.
        4. The vast majority of public water systems will in-
        cur no costs from the proposed change and a few
        would incur a one-time monitoring cost.
        5. The relaxation of DOE goals in regard to cleanup
        and the lack of national cleanup standards neces-
        sitates an urgent revision of MCLs for alpha-emit-
        ting, long-lived transuranic radionuclides, if criti-
        cal drinking water systems are to be protected
        for the long-term.


  5. Quote of Tumrgrwer: “http://www.sott.net/article/274747-Mystery-surrounds-massive-die-off-of-oysters-and-scallops-off-B-C-coast

    “Over the past two years, Mr. Perreault’s oyster farm on B.C.’s south coast has experienced 80 to 90 per cent mortality of young shellfish – the normal attrition rate is 50 per cent – and last year, nearby Pendrell Sound had a massive die-off of wild oysters.””

    quoted from: http://enenews.com/officials-even-more-may-be-affected-by-wipp-radiation-leak-tv-they-dont-know-how-serious-it-is-or-how-it-affects-community-still-in-the-guinea-pig-stage-videos/comment-page-1#comment-482242

  6. “incontinent”? Well then,…THIS SIMPLY MUST be talking about TEPCO!

    2 Timothy 3:1-3
    1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    • Yup, Ineptco indeed. Incontinent bastards is too kind a label.

      Whom else could allow enough water to equal days of flow of Niagara Falls (@400 – 1200 tonnes/day) in radioactive contaminated effluent to reach the Pacific Ocean (not counting steam releases??)?

      Leak? Oh their language of deception and minimization runs deep, does it not?

      Great quote, by the way!

      Matthew 24:6 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

      24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he” [or she] “that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”

      24:15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, the him understand:)”

      24:22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved”

      Remind Him of His promises; claim them.

      Hebrews 13:5 …”for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

      13:25 “Grace be unto you all, Amen”

  7. There just has to be a reason for the unusual rash of flu-related deaths in California. Even after the peak of the flu season has passed and a steep decline in hospitalizations signaled the flu season was almost over, reports of flu-related deaths keep coming in. If public health authorities know the reason for these deaths they certainly aren’t saying anything.

    California mandates all health insurance plans must go through a health exchange and that puts many of the preventive health services mandated by the Affordable Care Act into play including free flu shots — not even copayments.

    But ironically the number of flu deaths in California this season has skyrocketed 17-fold, from 14 deaths last year at this time to 243 deaths, mostly among adults age 25-64 years of age.
    And long past the date when hospitalization rates from the flu peaked in mid-January, flu-related deaths soared to 302 in news reports dated March 1, 2014.

    By this time last year only 34 flu-related deaths had been reported among adults under age 65. A total of 106 deaths in that under-65 age group were totaled by the end of the 2012-13 flu season. So one wonders if the total flu-related deaths in California will rise over 1000 by the end of the flu season.


  8. Quote: “According to an analysis by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA/GLERL), ice covered 91.8 percent of the Great Lakes on March 5. In records dating to 1973, only February 1979 (94.7 percent peak) had a greater ice coverage.”

    “About 95 percent of Lake Superior, just under 96 percent of Lake Huron, 95 percent of Lake Erie, and 92 percent of Lake Michigan is ice-covered.

    Lake Ontario, which typically gets less ice coverage because it has three times the volume of water compared to Lake Erie, is about 47 percent ice-covered.”


    • Yeah, I believe that radiation has been way up the last few days, considering how my body is reacting. Possibly the worst in two years.

  9. Five assessments of the Fukushima disaster

    The most general of these Fukushima books, Fukushima and the Privatization of Risk by Majia H. Nadesan, also has the broadest theme: the process through which risk is shifted from organized entities, such as governments and corporations, to private citizens. While the government and TEPCO suffered reputational and financial loses, the greatest economic and social costs have been borne by citizens, and the greatest health costs will take years, even generations, to materialize. The fallout risks will only be realized retrospectively, through epidemiological studies of populations, and Nadesan’s examination of exposure levels—the most detailed of any of the books—suggests that thousands will be affected…

    All told, this may be the best current general volume on the accident. Others cover several topics in more depth, but none addresses the radiological hazards as seriously as she, and all lack the general theme of the privatization of risk in nuclear power.


    Great work, Majia!

  10. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2584235/Weather-experts-baffled-mystery-plume-New-Mexico-radar-near-1945-nuclear-bomb-test-site.html

    “A mystery ‘storm cloud’ caught on weather radar after erupting off a U.S. military missile testing ground in New Mexico has left weather experts baffled.

    Conspiracy theorists have speculated that the plume-like cloud, which seems to appear out of nowhere, could have been kicked up by the explosion from an unreported weapons test.

    Deepening the mystery, U.S. National Weather Service offices in Albuquerque and El Paso have confirmed the reading, but say they have no idea where it could have come from.”

    • In addition to WPA2 wireless security having been cracked, quote:

      “Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus”
      http : //phys.org/news/2014-02-scientists-contagious-airborne-wifi-virus.html

      Plug it in, plug it in! 😉

  11. Quote: “”Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter defended the disclosures by fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden on Monday, saying revelations that U.S. intelligence agencies were collecting meta-data of Americans’ phone calls and e-mails have been ‘probably constructive in the long run.’ ‘I think it’s wrong,’ President Carter said of the NSA program. ‘I think it’s an intrusion on one of the basic human rights of Americans, is to have some degree of privacy if we don’t want other people to read what we communicate.'” It’s important to note that Carter doesn’t believe Snowden should necessarily get a pass for his actions. Carter said, “I think it’s inevitable that he should be prosecuted and I think he would be prosecuted, [if he comes back to the U.S.] But I don’t think he ought to be executed as a traitor or any kind of extreme punishment like that.”

    Nevertheless, Carter thinks NSA surveillance has gotten out of control. “We’ve gone a long way down the road of violating Americans’ basic civil rights, as far as privacy is concerned.”

    He added, “For the last two or three years, when I want to write a highly personal letter to a foreign leader, or even some American leaders, I hand-write it and mail it, because I feel that my telephone calls and my email are being monitored, and there are some things I just don’t want anybody to know except me and my wife.””

    quoted from: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/14/03/25/1658259/jimmy-carter-snowden-disclosures-are-good-for-americans-to-know

    Read that again, if you please.
    Quote of Fmr. President of the United States of America, Jimmy Carter:
    … ” I feel that my telephone calls and my email are being monitored”

  12. TV: 11 Workers At U.S. Nuclear Site Transported To Medical Facilities
    Suffering Nose Bleeds, Chest Pains, Coughing Up Blood
    Multiple Locations Evacuated Persistent Symptoms “Extremely Unusual”
    Workers: “The Place Is Falling Apart… Serious Problems Out There”

    Published: March 26th, 2014 at 1:41 am ET

    KING 5 News, Susannah Frame, Mar. 25, 2014: Hanford Sources Tell The KING 5 Investigators That At Least 11 People Have Gotten Sick In The Last Six Days After Breathing In Toxic Fumes While Working Near Underground Tanks Holding Hazardous Nuclear Waste.

    VIDEO Here: http://www.king5.com/video?id=252337381&sec=548932&ref=rcvidmod

    Other Source Here: http://www.king5.com/news/local/Portion-of-Hanford-evacuated-after-employees-get-sick-from-fumes-252337381.html

        • Quote of Weezy:

          “I just did some research on FDA rulings for C.S. They came to a general conclusion that it is NOT SAFE because there are no tests (that they accept) to say it’s safe. And the side-effects mentioned in some news articles (that came from the FDA report)include side effects for ANY GENERAL product that “MAY CONTAIN silver, silver ion, silver chloride, silver cyanide, silver iodide,silver oxide, or silver phosphate,””


          How about that for a duplicitous doubling down on a double standard? FDA & EPA could be confused for Batman arch-villain Two-Face. I would nickname them Arse-Face! (a true angina gluteous maximus)

          Aw, Smurf it! I liked the other theory above that:

          Quote of daedalus2u:

          “What better way to shield yourself from the government mind rays than with silver (the best electrical conductor) deposited directly in the brain. No doubt this beats the aluminum foil hat hands down. Shielding that cannot be removed.

          Do they let the prisoners at Guantanamo prison have access to colloidal silver? Of course not, they don’t want to let them shield their brains from the mind rays being used to read and control their thoughts.

          Why is Orac (an electronic computer) advising people to not consume colloidal silver? Obviously so they don’t shield themselves from his electronic mind control schemes. ”

          And finally,

          Quote of Sastra: “What if he followed that cancer cure which involves carrots — the one that turns you orange? Would he turn green? “

  13. Link posted by alreadyconsidereddead @ http://enenews.com/former-energy-dept-official-people-tokyo-getting-yearly-radiation-dose-about-10-minutes-radioactive-gases-leaving-rate-300-day-instead-1-assumed-designer-audio/comment-page-1#comment-502876


    Quote from Seattle’s King5: “Workers at one of Hanford’s nuclear waste tank farms were ordered to evacuate the area Friday morning after suspected chemical vapors were detected.”

    “KING 5 also learned that 25 workers refused to go into the A tank farm on Friday morning because they said safety procedures promised by WRPS were not completely in place.

    WRPS said work resumed by afternoon. But workers who spoke with KING 5 and who had refused to enter the A farm in the morning said they had no plan to return to work until Monday when monitoring equipment is supposed to be installed.

    The workers said they considered an official stop work but remained nearby while “WRPS scrambled to get the equipment.”

    “They had an entire day planned for us to work out there and we said no way, one worker said. “We are sick of the empty promises, they say they care about our health but they obviously do not,” the worker said.

    WRPS insisted that work was occurring at the A farm on Friday afternoon, but did not answer KING 5’s question about whether that work involved the installation of the monitoring equipment in question.

    Friday’s evacuation at the T farm comes after two weeks of reports of vapor exposures at Hanford. As of Thursday, 26 workers have received medical care or evaluations after breathing in chemical vapors dating back to March 19.”

    “Aging tanks contain both radioactive particles and the toxic chemicals used to make plutonium during the Second World War and the Cold War decades. Vapor releases are not uncommon at Hanford are the tanks are designed to vent the vapors into the atmosphere. Filters remove all radioactive particles from vented gas, but most of the chemical particles are allowed to escape.

    Several longtime workers affected told KING 5 that their physical reactions are unlike anything they have ever experienced. Some of the workers reported chronic coughing and breathing problems, tremors, excessive sweating, chronic fatigue and nausea.

    On Thursday, the private company that manages the tank farms — WRPS — ordered workers operating in the A tank farm to wear respirators. Some of Hanford’s largest waste tanks are located in the A farm, including AY-102, which was found to be leaking in the fall of 2011.”

    Curious; how do filters remove radioactive particles from a gas?
    Also, how will respirators do the same?
    And – does this not indicate that no relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been in use?

    • They must be talking about charcoal filters, which absorb gases. But they are not near as efficient as HEPA filters for absorbing particles.

  14. TV: “Far more serious than Feds letting on” at US nuclear site — Many workers in much worse shape than reported — Week-long nosebleeds, intense headaches, shaking, burning lungs, vomiting — Worker: Now I’m worrying… after two weeks I feel worse, not better (VIDEO) #Hanford


    I don’t know if this release, sometime in the week ending March 7, is related to the exposure of the Hanford workers to fumes which began March 19.

    I could try to run HYSPLIT on this for atmospheric dispersion, but they didn’t include the time and date of the cesium release from the exhaust stack.

    • I wonder if you could assume three competing sets of variables and extrapolate.

      That reminds me of a ST-IV The Voyage Home quote:

      ” Spock: Mr. Scott cannot give me exact figures, Admiral, so… I will make a guess.
      Kirk: A guess? You, Spock? That’s extraordinary.
      Spock: [to Dr. McCoy] I don’t think he understands.
      McCoy: No, Spock. He means that he feels safer about your guesses than most other people’s facts.
      Spock: Then you’re saying…
      Spock: It is a compliment?
      McCoy: It is.
      Spock: Ah. Then, I will try to make the best guess I can.
      McCoy: Please do. ”

      quoted from: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092007/quotes

      I doubt that am the only one to feel safer about your guesses than most other people’s facts.

  15. Quote of ruis (from Fukushima Diary scroll): “3 more “little” nuclear incidents:

    Quote: “A small amount of radioactive material has mysteriously disappeared from a Toronto research facility. The Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) announced Wednesday evening that a locked, lead-lined cabinet containing radioactive material went missing some time after June or July of last year. The working theory is that the cabinet was mistakenly sent to a scrapyard, said Michael Julius, the institute’s vice-president of research. Although SRI is located at Sunnybrook hospital, Dr. Julius said the missing cabinet is not a threat to patients. I really do want to underscore that,” he said. Staff at SRI first noticed the cabinet was missing during a routine audit on March 21. The cabinet, a heavy 75-cubic-centimetre object, was clearly labelled as containing radioactive material. Inside were 14 radioactive items, only one of which poses a potential health risk, Dr. Julius said. That item, about half the size of a dime and used to calibrate X-ray machines, contains the radioactive isotope Americium-241, commonly found in smoke detectors. It was encased in its own locked, lead-and-steel box inside the cabinet. “If you managed to get it out of the smaller box – which would be a feat, I have to tell you – if you were to put it in your pocket, for example, and left it in your pocket for a day or two, you could get a radiation burn,” Dr. Julius said.”

    Meanwhile, at the scrapyard, an unsuspecting worker fires up his oxyacetylene rig….with no respirator! What could go wrong?

    We’re smart here in canada. like these guys –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rM8deEFUKc
    That Sam Lasco character, one Sam Tarasco, has been announced as a member of Rob Ford’s “campaign team.”. Frelling samsquanch! smart.

    • Have noted that Vancouver, BC did some primative radionuclide testing for Cs134/7, I131, Pb210, Ra226, H3, Sr90 & Uranium (including gross alpha & beta counts) measured in Bq/l except for Uranium (μg/l). Sadly, these appear to have been sampled either once or twice in the sample period (except for 2011 which were apparently sampled from 3/16 to 9/21) &/or have been averaged. Cobalt 60 & Radon 222 reporting was not done for 2011.


      Quote from Appendix 2 – 2011: “Private laboratories in Ontario and Saskatchewan analyzed gross alpha and gross beta radioactivities, tritium, strontium-90 and gamma radionuclides.”

      No gamma results are listed in either report, and that quote is missing from the 2012 report.

      By averaging the results all outliers have been removed, so ultimately the granularity of these results are horribly minimized.

      At least a couple points of interest include how the gross beta increased dramatically from 2011 to 2012 though. Also, it is of special note that the MAC from “Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality” is a whopping 7000 Bq/l.

      Note that Enviroreporter reported on October 2012 that Tritium had been found in the Capilano


      Quote of TeamEnviroreporter: “2. Naturally occurring tritium is extremely rare on Earth, where trace amounts are formed by the interaction of the atmosphere with cosmic rays. The Ontario Drinking Water Advisory Council (ODWAC) says that anything above 2bq/l of tritium in drinking water is due to man-made pollution from nuclear weapons or from nuclear reactors.”
      “Results in Jan 2012:

      Seymour: 0.574 bq/l
      Capilano: 4.884 bq/l
      Coquitlam: 5.698 bq/l”

      “TestAmerica has much lower detection levels than the previous lab used by Metro Vancouver. Their “Method Detection Limit” is 3.6 to 3.7 bq/l.

      This differs from the official report after having averaged the results from January & September 2012 to about 3.8 bq/l for all three locations. It is currently unclear to me whether these results are obtained from treated or untreated water. Average Gross Beta also increased from 2011 to 2012.

      It is also of note that the only report directly accessible from the City of Vancouver’s web site is that from 2012. Previous reports have not been uncovered by myself via a web search. That was how i uncovered the 2011 report.
      Unfortunately this makes it impossible to compare these results to those pre-Fukushima Mega-Disaster.

      Final Quote of TeamEnviroreporter: “Both Cesium 134 and Cesium 137were detected in the January 2012 water tested. Cesium is a trademark of Fukushima. The tritium could have come from Fukushima.

      As the earlier 2011 results only measured any levels over 15 bq/l, it is not possible to compare results and see if they are rising or falling. This is another good reason why Metro Vancouver should have an ongoing, regular monthly system in place of monitoring the city water. Why they will not do this is still a mystery.”

      Delaying it’s release appears to cover it up from public view and analysis, despite the extremely low granularity.

      Where’s the damn 2013 Water Quality Annual Report the public paid for and rightfully deserve, eh Metro Vancouver?

    • Quote of Stock: “Some scary shite here…

      3 US clunkers tripping off line on major errors in the plant.

      At Vogtle…yes, same idiots bulding “new nuke” and pretending it can be economic. They had a leak so mad, the werent trying to find the hole, just trying to maually fill it as fast as they could, but the hole was bigger, and the final safeties kicked it to kick the plant out.


      Unit 2 was running at full power when digital feedwater trouble alarms were received on all four steam generators. Workers with Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) began abnormal operating procedure for feedwater malfunction when steam generator 3 level began rapidly lowering. Workers tried to take manual control of the generator but were unable to raise the level, which caused the reactor to automatically trip.

      All backup equipment worked properly and the reactor was safely shut down. Operators are continuing to investigate the cause of the issue.

      Salem “automatically” shuts down Apr 8, see how safe it is….it’s AUTOMATIC!


      and another…”all safety systems worked as expected”

      . quotes start from: http://enenews.com/fairewinds-board-member-sense-grave-happening-japan-after-month-long-stay-many-fukushima-told-family-members-friends-dying-suddenly-people-sicker-tokyo-experienced-unusual-symptoms-skin-rash/comment-page-1#comment-505888

      Quote of Time Is Short: “Interesting that no one discusses the potential of many NPP’s, certainly here in the US, that also installed steam generators similar to the crap they installed at San Onofre (SONGS)that proved to be illegally designed and installed, in order to increase the power output.

      I seem to recall there was a Florida NPP that was shut down for something similar, but no follow-up as to how many other NPP’s had done the same thing.

      How many ticking time bombs due to this alone are out there? How might this have been the cause of what stock posted above?

      And certainly no discussion of how many US plants might also be illegally running MOX fuel.

      There is no end to the omnicidal madness of our leaders, in the pursuit of totalitarian power. Well, there is an end coming, I just hope we live long enough to see it.”

      I don’t doubt that for a femptosecond. We will be there, are, and have been (imho). Time and tide again waits for no man; ladies?

  16. A committee of Russian scientists has signed off on the design of the groundbreaking MBIR fast neutron nuclear reactor, moving the project closer to full-scale construction, a research institute involved in the project said Wednesday. Russia, the United States and France signed a deal last June to jointly conduct research at the reactor in Dimitrovgrad in Russia’s Volga region, in hopes of studying new types of nuclear fuel, construction materials and coolants.


  17. WHISTLE BLOWER Speaks Out At United Nations and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAID!

    Secretsofthefed is a little iffy usually for information but this one is legit. At a U.N. meeting this brave woman from California speaks to the U.N. about chemtrails, experiments in the upper ionosphere, persistent contrails, the effects of burning Jet-A relating to ozone, climate change/global warming, and the effects of man made weather on crops and forests. Ignorant people need to stop fling mud at the people who have been trying to warn all of you of these very real threats to our global ecosystem.


    By now everyone has witnessed streaks of white trailing across the sky, stretching from horizon to horizon, ultimately turning the skies into a murky haze. We can no longer ignore the fact that our skies are being heavily polluted with aluminum, barium, lead, arsenic, chromium, cadmium, selenium, and silver. All of which attribute to a host of health problems including: neurological effects, heart damage, eyesight issues, reproduction failures, immune system damage, gastrointestinal disorders, damaged kidney, damaged liver, hormonal problems, and more.

    • Thank God it’s not crack (or LSD)!
      There’d be nothing left of the entire continent. 😮

      I don’t understand where funding for adding something to fuel comes from. (i know “you know they don’t spend a hundred dollars on a hammer, do you?”) It has some hallmarks of an organized dumping op.
      On would think Occam’s Razor would indicate it most likely to be something that is being failed to be removed from final “in-yo-tank” fuel.

      I don’t discount the mountain of testimony south of the 49th parallel and east of the cascades yet rarely see such chemtrail phenomenon here. Maybe i know not what to look for. I do certainly see contrails. Perhaps being near such a big body of water attenuates such phenomenon or assists in precipitation of such materials already in the atmosphere.

  18. quote: “Something is killing oysters and scallops in dramatic numbers, causing suppliers to warn of shortages and producers to worry about the future of their businesses. The cause is unknown, but ocean acidification is the main suspect.”

    quoted from the original Globe & Mail article @ http://protectourshorelinenews.blogspot.ca/2014/02/massive-oyster-and-scallop-die-off-in.html

    Quote: “The Vancouver Aquarium has been doing just that – and its records show the pH level in Vancouver’s harbour steadily declining, from 8.1 (1954-74) to a low of 7.3 by 2001.”

    Radionuclides can also accelerate dissolution of Calcium Carbonate.

    The Salmon Project, home of Salmon Love, is holding a salmon haiku contest.The Salmon Project celebrates Alaskan’s love of salmon, in the form of story videos, essays, pictures and more. The contest runs through April 30, and there is no limit to the number of entries. Find the rules and rewards at salmonproject.org/salmon-love

    Quote: “But Rob Saunders, CEO of Island Scallops, says he has tracked pH levels closely and sees a link between increased acidity and shellfish die-offs.

    “I’m convinced the ocean is getting much more acidic, and much more acidic than anyone anywhere believed it could happen that fast,” he said.”

    reposted from: http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/04/seaweed-farm-dead-in-hachinohe-city-rotten-and-blighted-fisher-havent-seen-such-a-damage/#comment-1978140

  19. Quote of Danger: “This research on birth defects in Ukraine from Chernobyl fallout cites the clusters at Hanford (pg e840), as they are specific to low level radiological effects on chromosomes.

    . quoted from: http://enenews.com/new-data-shows-puzzling-rare-birth-defects-still-spiking-in-area-surrounding-u-s-nuclear-site-official-were-really-concerned-it-remains-so-high-we-were-sort-of-hoping-it-would-go-away-n/comment-page-1#comment-511371

    Oh, “it’s a mystery”! Really?
    . It’s a mystery to the parents at least because you haven’t the humane decency to tell them.
    Oh, “make those outliers go away”.
    . They are not “outliers”, they ARE the relevant data!

  20. A small radioactive steam leak was found at the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, but it was quickly contained and there was no danger to the public.
    A worker doing maintenance on a pipe first found the leak, according to Vermont Public Radio. The issue was quickly fixed, and air sample monitoring showed extremely low levels of radiation.
    A spokesperson said a filter malfunctioned while work was being performed on the pipe, and that the steam condensed into water that collected in a drum and didn’t leak into the environment. Plant operator Entergy (NYSE: ETR) said there was never any danger to the public.


  21. I hope you like. (i mean genuinely, non in the phoney FaceBoook sense)

    Quote of Article by Damien Gillis in BC:
    “Fort Nelson First Nation drums govt, industry out of LNG conference”

    “Members of the Fort Nelson First Nation, led by the strong words of their chief councillor, Sharleen Gale, literally drummed out government and industry representatives from a conference the band was hosting on liquefied natural gas (LNG), Wednesday afternoon.

    The 3-day conference, titled “Striking the Balance”, was designed to discuss both the economic opportunities and potential environmental impacts of increased fracking in the nation’s territory to supply a gas-hungry, proposed BC LNG industry. But things got off on the wrong foot when the BC Liberal government announced on Tuesday that new sweet gas processing plants would be exempted from environmental assessment. The news came as a shock to First Nations, who immediately made it clear they had not been consulted about the change.

    Chief Gale alluded to the betrayal in her comments from the podium at the event today:

    Quote: “The word from my elders is you treat people kind. You treat them with respect even when they’re stabbing you in the back…so I respectfully ask government to remove themselves from the room.”

    Several dozen government officials promptly arose and left, to the beating of Dene drummers. LNG and shale gas industry representatives were asked to stay behind for a few minutes to hear about the nation’s concerns in greater detail, after which they too were dismissed.


  22. “nukular”#1:
    Title: ‘Cui Bono’ Over Ukraine: Toshiba/Westinghouse for One, Selling More Nuclear Fuel to Ukraine, But Russia Says It May Lead to “15 Chernobyl Disasters at a Time”


    Quote: “”This kind of experiment was made several years ago when Ukraine and the Czech Republic attempted to use US-made nuclear fuel rods. The results proved negative in both cases. The rods were removed, and the plants resumed the use of Russian-made fuel”.”

    Title: “Now They Tell Us” UK Version: UK Government Admits to Mistake of Siting Nuclear Waste Dump Near Sellafield”

    from: http://ex-skf.blogspot.ca/2014/04/now-they-tell-us-uk-version-uk.html

    Quote: “The document suggests that in retrospect it was a mistake to site the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository (LLWR) on the Cumbrian coast because of its vulnerability to flooding. “It is doubtful whether the location of the LLWR site would be chosen for a new facility for near-surface radioactive waste disposal if the choice were being made now,” it says.”

    Damn, there certainly seem to be some parallels between that “nukular” site & WIPP. Why do i get the sense that the hundreds of thousands of years of expected safe storage might have been originally intended to be written “hundredths of thousands of years”?

    “Officials at the EA are considering a plan by the companies that run Drigg to dispose of a further 800,000 cubic metres of waste there over the next 100 years. This will include radioactive debris from Britain’s nuclear power stations, nuclear submarines, nuclear weapons, hospitals and universities.”

    “Although Drigg was meant to be for low-level radioactive waste, there are fears that some of the disposals in the past may have included higher-level wastes.”

  23. Curious.

    Quote of Anonymous: “Since I knew, from the very first days when the plants exploded, that it was a 7 or >7 INES scale accident, and no one here in France was to tell anything else, it’s not time for me to get excitable.
    Just a few days later, at that time, by my window in Paris, I saw a “zeppelin”. Rare thing. In fact, the prefecture of Paris had rented it to monitor radioactivity.

    quoted from: http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2014/04/slippery-slope-of-reporting-on-and.html?showComment=1398613911813#c6970548820870651080

  24. Larry Ramos, guitarist and vocalist from one of my favorite bands, The Association, RIP.

    It is with immense sadness I write this. My Dad, Larry Ramos passed away this evening. As you all know he had been ill for the past three years following his heart attack in 2011. What you don’t know is he was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma last year (he wanted that diagnosis to be kept private while he was alive.) While his illnesses were trying at times, his passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by family.

    We are devastated beyond words at our loss and will miss him tremendously! I personally will miss his endearing salutations but find comfort in a conversation I had with him upon learning his condition was terminal.


  25. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) — which owns or leases 20 nuclear reactors across Ontario — would save loads of cash by not having to contain, monitor and repackage leaky above-ground radioactive waste storage casks… OPG’s public statements make clear that it intends to poison the public’s water. First, the near-lake dump would be dug into deep caverns of porous limestone. The underground holes are to “become the container” OPG testified last fall, because its canisters are projected to be rotted-through by the waste in 5 years. On April 13 the Canadian government was shocked to learn that OPG grossly understated the severe radioactivity of its waste material, some of which, like cesium, is 1,000 times more radioactive than OPG had officially claimed.


    • Quote of Dr. Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility:

      …” we think irretrievable geologic storage is unsafe and irresponsible!”

      “Conclusion: The Catastrophe Potential at the Surface Still Remains”

      “The Moral of the Story is:
      Geologic Storage CANNOT POSSIBLY Solve The High-Level Radioactive Waste Problem . . .

      . . . unless there is a complete phase-out of nuclear power”

      also see: http://www.ccnr.org/#HLW

      • Title: “Dr. Gordon Edwards: The eternal legacy of nuclear waste”
        by Jim Bloch

        Quote: “Slowly, but surely, nuclear power seems to be going the way of the passenger pigeon, killed by a combination of a small, but hardy anti-nuclear movement, a greedy nuclear industry and industry-captured government agencies charged with regulating the industry.”

        “Any repository for nuclear waste – including OPG’s proposed deep geologic repository at the edge of the largest interconnected system, in terms of surface area, of fresh water in the world – would have to remain secure at least 100,000, perhaps millions of years against earthquakes, floods, climate change, war and terrorism.

        That’s what you call wishful thinking, said Edwards, not science.

        Nothing to date has been able to contain such powerful waste products and the nuclear age isn’t even 75 years old.”


  26. Title: “Calvert Cliffs nuclear reactor shuts down after another malfunction”
    By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

    Quote: “A malfunction at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant caused an automatic shutdown of one of the two reactors there Thursday morning, the latest in a series of issues at the Southern Maryland facility.

    Chicago-based Exelon Corp., which operates Calvert Cliffs, said the malfunction happened during electrical breaker testing. The Unit 1 reactor shut down as a result at about 10:15 a.m.”


  27. vital1
    May 1, 2014 at 11:55 pm Log in to Reply
    Sunshine Coast,
    April 2014 Southern Hemisphere Background Radiation Report


    April 2014 was 22% above the pre-Fukushima average. April 2012 was 10% above, and April 2013 was 13% above the pre-Fukushima average.

    In the colder months I see a drop in background here, as most of the prevailing winds are from the Southern Ocean. The drop for April 2014 was less than April 2012 and 2013.

    Technical details:

    Monitoring Station Location


    April 2014 was 22% above the 4 year pre-Fukushima April average.


    2014 month average chart.


    April 2013 was 9% above the pre-Fukushima month average.


    April 2012 was 12% above the pre-Fukushima month average.


    More long term data and reports can be found here,



  28. Today Is May 10th, 2014 Time: 19:38 Hrs. PDT

    While Doing More Investigating Of Uranium Mining In The Southwest Region Of The United States, I Ran Across This Item Of Interest.
    I May Yet Reconsider My Idea Of Moving To Texas And Buy That Boat Headed Due South.

    Published: 01/23/13
    “Energy’s Latest Battleground: Fracking For Uranium”

    Intro To Article:
    No Tour Of Uranium Energy Corp.’s Processing Plant In Hobson, Tex. Is Complete Until CEO Amir Adnani Pries The Top Off A Big Black Steel Drum And Invites You To Peer Inside. There, Filled Nearly To The Brim, Is An Orange-Yellow Powder That UEC Mined Out Of The South Texas Countryside.

    Read Here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2013/01/23/fracking-for-uranium/

  29. Deadly harvest: Toxic algae killing sea life at record levels (Includes interview)

    Then marine mammals—mostly California sea lions — began showing up disoriented and sick like the pelicans on the beaches of the Central …

    marine mammals—mostly California sea lions — began showing up disoriented and sick like the pelicans on the beaches of the Central California coast.

  30. Akihiro Yokoyama, the pioneer of heavy metal music in Japan, has died suddenly.

    http://alcyone-sapporo.blogspot.de/2014/05/blog-post_3405.html (Japanese)

    His last tweet: “10 days also in bed after a long time. Heat’m such like dropped considerably but there are times when sometimes the difference of hallucination and reality can not be distinguished. .”

    When I had the high fever 5-6 weeks ago, I was going in and out of delirium. I had a persistent hallucination, which is hard to describe. Like an energy field going up through my body.

  31. This is the Hanford area again…

    Dozens Fall Ill From Pesticides in Eastern Washington Counties

    A sudden spike in pesticide-related illnesses is worrying Washington state health officials.

    The state Department of Health says about 60 people have fallen ill after 15 situations where pesticides have drifted from their intended application sites. Health officials say these sicknesses have all been reported in the past two months and it’s as many as the agency normally sees in a year. The people reporting getting sick are primarily orchard workers.

    All of the recent instances of pesticide drift have occurred in eastern Washington including Benton, Franklin, and Yakima counties.


  32. Japan’s TEPCO to Start Dumping Fukushima Water Into Ocean Next Week

    Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, plans to begin releasing underground water near the facility into the Pacific Ocean as early as next Wednesday, The Asahi Shimbun reported Friday.
    The first water to be released will total around 560 tons, the agency said citing an official from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. TEPCO will begin releasing the water as soon as it presents results of radiation tests to local government and the fishing industry.


  33. Ukrainian police stopped a group of armed men from entering Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, located in southeastern Ukraine. In video footage allegedly showing the attempted break-in, the men say they are members of the Right Sector group.

    The gunmen were stopped Thursday at the entrance of the city of Energodar, near Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the facility’s press service said in a Friday statement on its website.

    The power plant’s authorities said the incident did not affect the station’s operations. However, security at the plant and throughout Energodar has been heightened.

    Several cars full of men who introduced themselves as members of the notorious neo-Nazi group Right Sector were stopped at a checkpoint near Energodar, Ukraine’s Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported. The men were wearing masks, had guns, and said that they were headed to “protect the nuclear power plant and the city from possible seizures,” according to the paper.

    “We moved out to protect the city, but we were stopped and circled by police,” a Right Sector member told RBK Ukraine.

    “The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station (Ukrainian: Запорізька АЕС) in Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the fifth largest in the world.” – Wikipedia


  34. Extremely high density of Tritium was detected from groundwater of deep layer.

    Tepco has started building the frozen water underground wall. In order to investigate the groundwater contamination outside of the wall, Tepco took sample from 25m underground.

    As a result, 3,100,000 Bq/m3 of Tritium was measured from the sample taken near reactor2. The sampling date was 5/28/2014. From Fukushima Diary’s research, this is the highest reading since they started measuring.


    • Won’t they have the highest concentrations of tritium closest to the piping due to the higher freezing point of tritiated water?

      See: “Apparatus and method for separating tritiated and heavy water from light water via a conical configuration”

      Also, is there not bound to be a good percentage of deuteriated water?

      Am also assuming that cooling piping will be a pipe within a pipe, as it must be pretty tricky to drive in a U-shaped pipe.

      Noting that radiation tempers steel. Increasing hardness over time will make steel (& other) piping more brittle and less ductile. Am guessing they will use Chinese steel (a misnomer IMHO) rather than Pennsylvania steel.

      That ice wall is going to generate a lot of inverse serendipity and bad kharma/dharma, methinks.

      • Quote: “Effect on biological systems

        Different isotopes of chemical elements have slightly different chemical behaviors, but for most elements the differences are far too small to use, or even detect. For hydrogen, however, this is not true. The larger chemical isotope-effects seen between protium (light hydrogen) versus deuterium and tritium manifest because bond energies in chemistry are determined in quantum mechanics by equations in which the quantity of reduced mass of the nucleus and electrons appears. This quantity is altered in heavy-hydrogen compounds (of which deuterium oxide is the most common and familiar) more than for heavy-isotope substitution in other chemical elements. This isotope effect of heavy hydrogen is magnified further in biological systems, which are very sensitive to small changes in the solvent properties of water.

        Heavy water is the only known chemical substance that affects the period of circadian oscillations, consistently increasing the length of each cycle. The effect is seen in unicellular organisms, green plants, isopods, insects, birds, mice, and hamsters. The mechanism is unknown.[16]

        To perform their tasks, enzymes rely on their finely tuned networks of hydrogen bonds, both in the active center with their substrates, and outside the active center, to stabilize their tertiary structures. As a hydrogen bond with deuterium is slightly stronger[17] than one involving ordinary hydrogen, in a highly deuterated environment, some normal reactions in cells are disrupted.

        Particularly hard-hit by heavy water are the delicate assemblies of mitotic spindle formation necessary for cell division in eukaryotes. Plants stop growing and seeds do not germinate when given only heavy water, because heavy water stops eukaryotic cell division.[18] [19] The deuterium cell is larger and a modification of the direction of division.[20][21] The cell membrane also changes, and it reacts first to the impact of heavy water. In 1972 it was demonstrated that an increase in the percentage content of deuterium in water reduces plant growth.[22] Research conducted on the growth of prokaryote microorganisms in artificial conditions of a heavy hydrogen environment showed that in this environment, all the hydrogen atoms of water could be replaced with deuterium.[23][24][25] Experiments showed that bacteria can live in 98% heavy water.[26] However, all concentrations over 50% of deuterium in the water molecules were found to kill plants.
        Effect on animals

        Experiments in mice, rats, and dogs[27] have shown that a degree of 25% deuteration causes (sometimes irreversible) sterility, because neither gametes nor zygotes can develop. High concentrations of heavy water (90%) rapidly kill fish, tadpoles, flatworms, and Drosophila. Mammals, such as rats, given heavy water to drink die after a week, at a time when their body water approaches about 50% deuteration.[28] The mode of death appears to be the same as that in cytotoxic poisoning (such as chemotherapy) or in acute radiation syndrome (though deuterium is not radioactive), and is due to deuterium’s action in generally inhibiting cell division. It is more toxic to malignant cells than normal cells but the concentrations needed are too high for regular use.[27] As in chemotherapy, deuterium-poisoned mammals die of a failure of bone marrow (bleeding and infection) and intestinal-barrier functions (diarrhea and fluid loss).

        Notwithstanding the problems of plants and animals in living with too much deuterium, prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria, which do not have the mitotic problems induced by deuterium, may be grown and propagated in fully deuterated conditions, resulting in replacement of all hydrogen atoms in the bacterial proteins and DNA with the deuterium isotope.[27][29]

        Full replacement with heavy atom isotopes can be accomplished in higher organisms with other non-radioactive heavy isotopes (such as carbon-13, nitrogen-15, and oxygen-18), but this cannot be done for the stable heavy isotope of hydrogen.”

        . quoted from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_water#Effect_on_biological_systems

        • Heavy water would also evaporate from the ocean, along with tritiated water, I assume.

          “The human body naturally contains deuterium equivalent to about five grams of heavy water, which is harmless. When a large fraction of water (> 50%) in higher organisms is replaced by heavy water, the result is cell dysfunction and death.[2]”

          Of course, the 50% is computed from “reference man”, a healthy 25-year-old Caucasian male. A small minority.

          • If not for wind and wave action, wouldn’t the higher density of heavy or tritiated water versus salt water cause it to sink? Apparently heavy water ice will sink in regular water.

            I homed in on the paragraph about “circadian oscillations”, “unicellular organisms, green plants, isopods, insects, birds, mice, and hamsters”, and the mechanism being unknown and needed to share.

            Maybe deuterium oxide is not entirely harmless as claimed. It reminded me of effects of tritium oxide, less the DNA debilitating, telomere-shortening radioactive decay.

            If methanol can throw the switch on a few genes, can the more dense and viscous hydrogen isotopic variants have epigenetic affects too? Considering the 30 some odd genes affected in life from the Pacific (can’t remember which or where source @ the moment), would that be a possible indication of one mechanism for circadian rhythm change?

            Anyway, am bloody tired.
            Posted a “lest we forget” thank you to veterans at the packs site thinking that it was June 6th.

            Good job on your latest article, despite the fog, BTW. Kitty litter?!? #@$%^ twits, eh?

  35. Quote: “‘No consequences’ at Hanford for safety failures


    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM
    Updated yesterday at 11:30 AM

    The continuing series of workplace safety incidents at Hanford — just last week six more workers received medical attention after breathing toxic vapors — shines a light on a little-known exception for the government-owned nuclear waste site in southeastern Washington.

    Unlike every other workplace in the state — from the BP oil refinery at Cherry Point to corporate offices in downtown Seattle — the 586 square mile Hanford Site is exempt from federal and state workplace safety oversight and enforcement.”

    ““The exposures keep happening year after year and decade after decade. How many people have to get hurt? If (DOE were regulating effectively) you wouldn’t see another 34 people exposed in the last several weeks at the Hanford Site. Clearly something is broken and something’s not working,” said Tom Carpenter, Director of the citizen watchdog group, Hanford Challenge.

    “And there are no consequences,” said Alvarez.”

    quoted from: http://www.king5.com/news/investigators/Hanford-workers-left-without-honest-broker-on-safety-261773531.html

      • Yes, they (among others) have let loose the dogs of entropy.
        They have sown the wind with their waste,
        and they shall reap the whirlwind.

        I won’t be serving that up to them of course, nature shall.

        Though TEmPCO sent a representative previously to learn what they could about decommissioning, it would appear that Hanford took some pages out of inEPTCO’s playbook – some of the worst pages.

        Speaking of playbooks:

        Go Lions!
        I do hope CBA talks can resume so we have a regular season. Sad to see #81 – Geroy “Superman” Simon & #64 – Angus Reid retire. The Grey Cup won’t be the same without them, although perhaps Mr. Reid will be there doing color commentary for a major media station. He won’t be allowed to take any polls though. :lol
        Sometimes i wish there could be an exhibition match post-season between the best of the CFL & the worst of the NFL or perhaps a kind of “Continental Bowl/Cup”.

        Turned over on downs; your ball, sir. Beware of time-count violations. :lol

  36. Exelon’s Dresden Generating Station in Morris, Illinois technical experts identified water containing tritium in on-site monitoring points through the station’s environmental monitoring program.

    On Saturday, June 7, the station’s environmental team identified tritiated water in one of the station’s 83 environmental monitoring wells located near a water storage tank. The station will be working around the clock to excavate the area around the tank, find the location of the leak, and make repairs.

    Samples taken from the station’s on-site waste water treatment facility also showed low levels of tritium. The station has not detected any unusual levels of tritium offsite.

    At Dresden’s waste water treatment plant, the sanitary wastewater from the plant is cleaned, disinfected and discharged to the Kankakee River.


    That means tritium went into the Kankakee River, since tritium cannot be filtered. The Kankakee River flows into the Illinois River. Peoria IL gets its water from the Illinois River. Nothing in the Peoria Journal-Star about this tritium release from Dresden, or about tritium in its drinking water.

    Children are drinking this tritium as we speak. The children develop symptoms and the parents take them to the doctor. The doctor is unaware that they were exposed to tritium, and is ignorant about the effects of radiation anyway. The doctor informs the parents that the child is “hysterical” and it’s all “in his head.” The parents then view the child as weak-willed and is trained to ignore the symptoms and start acting “grown-up”.

  37. Quote of Cisco: “Ten billion $USD ($10,000,000,000) is a boatload of evidemce that radiation causes disease and premature death from exposure. The EEOICPA and resulting compensation should provide a significant counter that contradicts the Cabal’s dismisal of the safety and the danger.

    “Hot war or cold war, American families have given their health and lives as part of the original mission of the Manhattan Project, and ongoing nuclear technologies. The impacts of cancer causing ionizing radiation have wreaked havoc on tens of thousands of civilian patriots, and their families. The EEOICPA entitlement law enacted in 2000 enables some modicum of compensation and medical benefits. Lump sum awards range from $150,000 to $400,000 and can include medical expense coverage for the remaining years of a living DOE worker. About $10 billion has been paid out and includes more than 40,000 paid claims just for cancer, aside from other toxin caused illnesses.” …http://www.frowiss.org/

    “The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) gives compensation to workers that are ill from exposure to radiation and toxic substances. Since the program began in 2001, they’ve paid more than $1 billion in compensation and medical bills to workers they’ve determined are sick from exposure at Hanford.””


  38. Quote: “In a healthy ecosystem, sea stars are beautiful, but also tenacious and important parts of the marine ecosystem. In particular, they attack mussels and keep their populations under control. Absent enough sea stars, mussel populations can explode, covering up algae and other small invertebrates. Some affected sea stars also eat sea urchins. This could lead to increased numbers of sea urchins that can overgraze kelp and sea grass beds, reducing habitat for other fish that use such areas for food and refuge.

    The very ecological concept of “keystone predators,” in fact, originated from work in 1969 at the University of Washington using this same purple ochre sea star as a model.

    “Parts of California, Washington, and British Columbia had already been affected by this outbreak of the wasting syndrome,” said Kristen Milligan, program coordinator at OSU for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans, or PISCO, which is a collaboration of OSU, the University of California/Santa Cruz, UC/Santa Barbara and Stanford University.”

    quoted from: http://www.ktvz.com/news/unprecedented-sea-star-disease-epidemic-on-ore-coast/26331474
    (note: 13 trackers blocked by Ghostery)

    Quote: “Beaches across the Gulf coast, including the Florida Panhandle, are getting the star treatment as thousands of starfish drift ashore.
    Most of them, dead or dying, are washing up on beaches from Perdido Key, Florida in Pensacola to Alabama.”

    quoted from: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/04/02/thousands-of-dead-dying-starfish-washing-ashore-fla-bama-beaches/
    (note: 19 trackers blocked by Ghostery)

    Also see: http://enenews.com/experts-disease-explosion-in-west-coast-sea-stars-extinction-event-is-pretty-close-epidemic-of-historic-magnitude-threatens-to-decimate-the-entire-population-of-species-in-oregon

    and also, link by anne: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yZhh2leRJA
    quote: “Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization”
    (note: 1 tracker blocked by Ghostery)

    …”Government scientists have no First Amendment Rights”…


  39. Insider’s notes as Fukushima crisis unfolded describe disinterested TEPCO officials

    Like many government officials dealing with the initial stages of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Kenichi Shimomura was shocked by the paucity of information available.

    As it turns out, updates were pouring in, but Tokyo Electric Power Co., the operator of the stricken plant, was reluctant to turn them over.

    Shimomura, the Cabinet Secretariat councilor in charge of public relations, was with Prime Minister Naoto Kan at TEPCO’s head office in Tokyo as the Fukushima nuclear disaster was unraveling.

    “Until then, I had the impression that we were dealing with someone who was overseas somewhere,” Shimomura recalled. “I thought there was nothing we could do if TEPCO headquarters also did not have any information. So it was a major shock for me when I realized TEPCO headquarters had been receiving information but never bothered to pass it on to the prime minister’s office which was located so close by.”


  40. Another day, another batch of contaminated Hanford workers. 🙁

    Quote: “Richland — Two more workers reported symptoms consistent with tank vapors Monday afternoon at Hanford.”


    Speaking of Hanford:

    ” Richland — Matt McCormick started work at Kurion in Richland last week days after retiring as the manager of the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office for Hanford.
    He will lead work to remove radioactive strontium from more than 400,000 tons of contaminated water stored in tanks near the damaged Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
    The Kurion Mobile Processing System that will be used for the project was designed and built in the Tri-Cities, and McCormick plans to continue to live in the Tri-Cities.”


  41. Fukushima nuclides detected in Western Pacific

    BEIJING, June 18 — A Chinese marine inspection has detected Cesium 134, a marker nuclide of Fukushima, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced on Wednesday.
    The SOA is building a Western Pacific marine environment inspection and early-warning system and during an expedition over 5,500 nautical miles in 27 days, 53 observation stations have been installed, five with a monitoring depth over 1,000 meters.
    Cesium 134, a characteristic nuclide leaked from the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex following a tsunami, was detected in several such observation stations, the SOA said.
    He Jianhua, chief scientist of the expedition, said the increased depth of monitoring will help monitor radioactive pollutants in Chinese seas.


  42. 3 dead after infection at upstate hospital

    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Greenville Health System is now reporting that three people are dead in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. That’s two more since last Friday’s report. An additional patient has tested positive for the infection, bringing the total number of those infected to 15.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control are working to identify the source of the infections, Because of the organism’s long incubation period of as much as 60 days, some …


    • “Mycobacterium is a genus of Actinobacteria, given its own family, the Mycobacteriaceae. The genus includes pathogens known to cause serious diseases in mammals, including tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae).[1] The Greek prefix myco means fungus, alluding to the way mycobacteria have been observed to grow in a mold-like fashion on the surface of liquids when cultured.[2]”

      • Pulminary (?) Tuberculosis can be diagnosed by x-ray, apparently.
        X-rays are more readily captured by elements from about Calcium and up.
        Are Tuberculosis & perhaps leprosy examples of radiotoxin &/or heavy-metal bio-accumulators?

        • Perhaps i should clarify.
          The reason i concluded that “Pulminary (?) Tuberculosis can be diagnosed by x-ray” was because i was told that a chest x-ray was mandatory for admission to school to prevent those with TB possible fatal effects. Perhaps in retrospect it was naive of me to take that at face value.

          Anyway, I refused the x-ray on the basis that it was not medically necessary in my own personal risk-benefit assesment.

          Still i wonder about possible mycobacterial relationships with radiotoxins though.

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