Originally posted by SophyC76
This doctor is no where near "prestigious"
I thought devices can measure radiation so if it was really high here in California we would know?
Is that wrong?
While we appreciate your point of view, your first sentence leaves something to be desired, IMHO.
Perhaps you missed his work in the Gulf of Mexico BP "oil spill" disaster?
However, it is interesting that you bring up three salient points in your second sentence. Let's take a closer look.
We might postulate that the common thinking is that the EPA/USGOV has us covered (pun intended) so as not to worry.
Check this out:
Thank you for your participation and comments.
As you may readily discern, we are carefully setting the stage for our call to action.
We look forward to a lively discourse.
2 May 2011
Fukushima forecast shows Cesium-137 and Iodine-131
Over Northwestern US on May 5 (VIDEOS)
These forecasts are (were) an interesting source of information that the USGOV/EPA does not provide in any way, shape or form to we, the people, of
Go figure. The EPA shuts down radiation monitoring in the U.S., and now, NILU is off the air.
Here is one of the last forecasts of Xenon-133 from 16 April 2011.
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
Fukushima Potential Releases, Xe-133 Total Column for April 15-April 19, 2011,
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), April 15, 2011.
This what one gets now when looking for the forecasts.
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What is really going on that TPTB do not want us to be aware of what is being monitored? Why is no one else sounding the alarm? Does anyone else
really care? Is anyone reading this? Why do we feel so alone in this quest for the truth? It does not matter.
Our side will continue to shine a light on the darkness with the hope that others will join in the quest in time to make a difference. The quality of
life and the future of humanity may very well be in question at this point in time.
What we may or may not do will be the difference.
It is now time to take a stand and make a choice.
As we are all here "to catch fish," it is now time to decide if you are a Fisher Person - or a Master Baiter.
Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
2 May 2011
Highly Radioactive Sewage Found 30+ Miles From Fukushima Plant
Cesium levels up to 334,000 becquerels per kilogram
Local officials in Koriyama City, [color=limegreen]50 kilometres west of the plant, said they found sewage sludge containing 26,400 becquerels
of radioactive caesium per kilogram, Jiji Press reported, from reduced sewage, had 334,000 becquerels per
kilogram, Jiji said.
The caesium could have been released by explosions and fires at the nuclear plant after the quake and tsunami, and been washed into the
sewage system by rain, the officials were quoted as saying. [...]
Remember the torrential rains that inundated the West Coast a few days after 3/11?
(If the discerning student is interested, we can search the archives and probably find the readings of iodine, xenon and cesium for those dates and
are you there? Ellensburg'65 calling fellow Bulldogs...)
One might wonder what the readings might be in the sewers of San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver and Fairbanks, Alaska.
How silly to even comprehend such a thing. After all, the EPA has informed us that there is nothing to worry about and all is well... move along...
this is not the radiation you seek.
While the MSM is making good their campaign to make the sheeple comfortable with the idea that the situation in Japan is "stable," we are faced with
not only the Fukushima disaster, but yet another
crisis in the making in Japan.
2 May 2011
URGENT: Radiation leaks from fuel rods suspected at Japan’s Tsuruga nuclear plant
Radioactive Xenon up 75,000%
Leaks of radioactive materials from fuel rods have been suspected at a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, the Fukui prefectural government said Monday,
citing a rise in density of the toxic substances in coolant water. [...]
According to Japan Atomic, 4.2 becquerels of iodine-133 and 3,900 becquerels of xenon gas were detected per cubic centimeter Monday, up from 2.1 and
5.2 becquerels, respectively, during previous measurements conducted last Tuesday.
"Per cubic centimeter.." "Per cubic kilogram..."
It would seem that the persons responsible for writing these press releases or news stories are purposely attempting to befuddle the average reader.
Let's look at the above statement and the story preceding it.
2.1 to 4. 2 becquerels of Iodine-133 is easily understood as doubling - 200% of the previous reading.
5.2 to 3,900 becquerels of Xenon gas is 75,000%. Is that a lot? Compared to what?
What is the relationship of becquerels per cubic centimeter to becquerels per kilogram?
How many becquerels fit in a breadbox?
Why would there be two - so different - methods of sharing this information?
Do many people really understand what is being presented here?
Does anyone really care?
Back in the USA...
We offer the following statement from the EPA without comment:
3 May 2011
May 3 Statement by EPA
After a thorough data review showing declining radiation levels related to the Japanese nuclear incident, EPA has returned to
the [color=limegreen]...routine RadNet sampling and analysis process for precipitation, drinking water and milk
As always, EPA's RadNet system of more than 100 stationary monitors will continue to provide EPA scientists near-real-time data on the slightest
fluctuations in background radiation levels.
Due to the consistently decreasing radiation levels, EPA is evaluating the need to continue operating the additional air
monitors deployed in response to the Japan nuclear incident. EPA will continue to analyze air filters and cartridges from all air monitors as they
arrive at the laboratory and will post the data as available.
In accordance with [color=limegreen]normal RadNet protocol, EPA will be analyzing milk and drinking water samples on a quarterly basis and
precipitation samples as part of a monthly composite. The next round of milk and drinking water sampling will take place in approximately
It is important to note that all of the radiation levels detected by RadNet monitors and sampling have been very low, are [color=limegreen]well below
any level of public health concern, and continue to decrease over time.
EPA continues to work with federal partners to monitor the situation in Japan and stands prepared to accelerate radiation sampling and analysis if the
need arises. Data will continue to be available on EPA's public website.
RadNet Sampling Data
[color=limegreen]...routine RadNet sampling and analysis process for precipitation, drinking water and milk
(Insert appropriate expletive
here!) We are, again, at a loss for words...
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Coincidentally, yes, Virginia, there are nuclear facilities in America that may be in some sort of danger too, although there has been little coverage
of these events in the light of the importance of the "Weinergate" scandal. (This false flag was almost as stupid as the Charlie Sheen train wreck
that gobbled up so much of the allotted time/space for "news.")
It's the economy, stupid.
(Oops! Another thread
, another time.)
3 May 2011
Radioactive release from nuke plant less than 150 miles from New Orleans
6 May 2011
Nuclear Expert: EPA Abandoning Radiation Monitoring To Ensure There Are No Measurements Above Levels Of Concern
Nuclear Event – North-America
RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, May 3, 2011:
• Event type: Nuclear Event
• Date / time [UTC]: 03/05/2011 [May 3] – 02:56:08
• Area: Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant
• County / State: State of Mississippi
• City: Port Gibson
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating after a radioactive element is found in the Mississippi river. Authorities say it started at the
Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant in Port Gibson. They say they went to check for standing water in an abandoned unit, and found a build up of water. They
decided to pump it out, and after taking a sample, they discovered the chemical “tritium” had been released into the river. Officials say the
River has diluted the radioactive material, and is not causing harm to the people. Right now the incident is under investigation. There’s no word on
how much Tritum was pumped into the water.
The Bay Citizen quotes Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as saying the EPA is
[color-orange]purposely abandoning radiation monitoring to ensure that radiation measurements can be taken that will above levels of concern.
Hirsch is also quoted as saying “I really am horrified” about the “staggering” EPA announcement that the EPA will return to testing radiation
levels in rainwater, drinking water and milk every three months.
That means the next radiation monitoring results aren’t planned to be released until August.
Would a class-action lawsuit and/or a court order force the EPA to release these results now?
Can't one of these hackers lurking on ATS hack the EPA and/or EDi to provide we, the people, the information that we, the people, theoretically own?
(Anon - do something about this travesty - after all, we are all in this together... radiation is non-selective and unforgiving.)
Why are more caring citizens/activists not stepping forth and lending support?
Where are the attorneys on ATS when they are needed?
Please step forward and give us some advice, please. Something must be done to retain our rights to this potentially life-saving information.
The future could very well rest on this actionable point...?
The abandonment of radiation testing by the feds also comes on the heels of an announcement from a top environmental scientists that food
across the entire United States will be affected by the Fukushima nuclear radioactive fallout and an analysis from Japan’s top nuclear
expert that [color=limegreen]reactors 1, 2 and 3 have all suffered a complete nuclear meltdown.
The EPA’s announcement was made even in the face of the fact that the levels of radiation being released from the Fukushima nuclear power plant have
just hit an
all-time high and radiation levels detected in independent milk samples in the US continue to rise.
The EPA ignored these reports from only two days before their astounding "denial of service" to the American taxpayer. Why do we, the people,
continue to pay that company, EDi, when they are not monitoring radiation levels in all states in the United States?
There has to be an angle to swing the balance of power in our favor - or we run the chance of contamination on an unimaginable scale.
Where are the debunkers/shills/dis-info agents on this issue? Someone step up to the plate and prove our theory wrong. Please prove us wrong.
What happens if an EMP fries all
electrical devices? Does that mean that all 104 active reactors in the U.S. suffer a meltdown at the same time
when there is no power to run the cooling process? Is that the true Achilles heel?
When one takes the unsolvable nuclear waste issue and couples it with this EMP-Armageddon scenario, it becomes clear that nuclear power needs to be
replaced ASAP with clean, renewable energy.
Something is very wrong here.
From our friend Alexander Higgins:
9 May 2011
Mislabeled XENON Forecast Map Shows Massive Nuclear Radiation
Fallout Cloud Over US
While playing around with the URL’s for Japan nuclear iodine forecasts I discovered a nuclear radiation forecast that was accidentally placed on
the ZAMG website. The scientists inadvertently uploaded a radiation forecast showing a massive cloud of Fukushima Xenon radiation spreading over Japan
and the United States instead of the iodine forecast for May 9, 2011.
One might ask why this type of information is being withheld from we, the people?
Onward through the fog...
11 May 2011
This is the last iodine-131 public forecast by NILU. Why?
9 May 2011
This is the last Cesium-137 public forecast by NILU. Why?
Perhaps because of pesky little stories like this:
11 May 2011
Japan: Compared To Radiation Dumped Into Pacific Ocean Today’s Release Of Half Billion Becquerels Is Nothing
Japan downplays release of 500 million becquerels of nuclear radiation by saying it is nothing compared to the amount radioactive material that has
already been dumped into the Pacific Ocean by TEPCO from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Today TEPCO was forced to release 500 million becquerels of nuclear radiation from the Fukushima nuclear reactor into the
environment at the Fukushima nuclear reactor to lower the radiation levels inside the plant. In recent days, levels of radiation have been measured
high as [color=limegreen]700 millisieverts per hour (which would be deadly to workers in just a few hours) over the course
of the last few days.
Japan downplayed the massive release nuclear radiation into the environment by saying the levels are only a small fraction of the amount
TEPCO has already to dumped into the Pacific Ocean. Almost undoubtedly American corporate news will try to spin the release of radiation from
by running another headline saying the levels in reactor 1 have dropped once again. That is, of course, if once the radioactive dust settles the
levels inside reactor 1 do actually drop.
Are these fine folk at TEPCO ever going to be brought up on charges for this deadly discharge?
METI’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency disclosed on May 8 that opening the double door between the reactor building and the turbine
building of the Reactor 1 at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant will release the total of 500 million becquerels of radioactive materials
into the environment.
The amount of radioactive materials this time would be 1/300th of the amount released into the ocean when 10,000 tons of water with
comparatively low-level contamination was intentionally released; [color=limegreen]there is no effect on the environment, according to
Does that imply that (300 x 500,000,000 = ) 150,000,000,000 (150 TRILLION
) becquerels of nuclear radiation was released into the
Does the average person really understand the difference between million, billion, trillion?
(Jump in here, CLP or Phage, if you wish, and help us understand this situation, please.)
And there is no effect on the environment, according to NISA???
Is this the referenced 10,000 tons "of low-level radioactive water?"
Tokyo Electric disposing of low radioactive water in Pacific
TOKYO, April 5, Kyodo
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday took the unprecedented measure of dumping 10,000 tons of low-level radioactive water in the Pacific Ocean from a
facility at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex to make room for the storage of more highly contaminated water, which is hampering
restoration work at the plant.
With the total amount of water to reach 11,500 tons, including contaminated groundwater from near the No. 5 and No. 6 reactors, the government said
the disposal was unavoidable in order to secure safety. The level of radioactive substances in the water is up to 500 times the legal limit permitted
for release in the environment.
As for the impact of the disposal of the 11,500 tons of water, TEPCO said an adult's annual dose would be around 0.6 millisieverts if the person ate
seaweed and fish caught nearby every day for a year, which is still about a quarter of the annual dose a person is usually exposed to from natural
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
12 May 2011
NILU ends public forecasts as map shows large radiation clouds now over US, Canada (VIDEOS)
TEPCO estimates the added radiation because of the operation will be 0.44 microsieverts maximum within Fukushima I Nuke Plant. NISA, using SPEEDI,
estimates 0.77 microsieverts of added radiation if the wind is from the east at 1 meter/second. Both numbers are lower than 1/1000th of 1 millisievert
(1,000 microsieverts) which is the annual allowable radiation limit for the general public.
According to NISA, 500 million becquerels is the total of radioactive iodine-131, cesium-134 and cesium 137. The number was calculated by multiplying
the amount of radioactive materials inside the reactor building that TEPCO measured on May 7 by 25,000 cubic meters (volume of the building). NISA
assumed the radioactive materials to be released from the height of 29 meters (upper part of the reactor building) for 8 hours.
Thank you for your interest in the FLEXPART products for Fukushima. The Forecast system is no longer running.
“These products are highly uncertain based on limited information for the source terms. Please use with caution and understand that the values are
likely to change once we obtain more information on the overall nature of the accident.” -NILU.
Well, isn't this a fine kettle of fish?
Wonder who leaned on NILU?
12 May 2011
TEPCO: Bigger Breach in No. 1 Reactor Core Than Expected
13 May 2011
Fukushima Radiation Plume
Serious setback” to stabilize Fukushima
One of the reactors at Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant has been damaged more severely than originally thought, officials said Thursday — a
serious setback for efforts to stabilize the radiation-leaking complex. [...]
The findings also indicate a greater-than-expected leak in that vessel. Radioactive water pouring from troubled reactors has pooled around the
complex, hindering work to bring the plant under control. [...]
The low level of water indicates that the core of Unit 1 had a bigger breach than expected, said TEPCO spokesman Junichi Matsumoto. [...]
The Norwegian Institute for Air Research is NO LONGER posting the plume maps below with the surface concentration of the different radioactive
materials (Iodine 131, Caesium 137 & Xenon 133) from the nuclear disaster in Japan as it dispersed across the Pacific Ocean.
Why? Is it because of radioactive forecasts such as this?
This is one of the last screencaps of the FLEXPART Fukushima Potential Releases: Xenon-133, 16 April 2011.
Although the Iodine 131 & the Caelsium 137 plume has been dispersing throughout the Pacific, traces of I-131 have been found already in milk in
Washington State on 3/25/11.
I-131 has an eight days half-life so it decays pretty quickly although the longer this situation lasts, the more the accumulative effects.
Fukushima Radiation Plume Forecast
last modified 2011-05-13 11:26
Thank you for your interest in the FLEXPART products for Fukushima.
The Forecast system is no longer running.
We have discontinued our Flexpart forecast of the atmospheric dispersal of radionucleides from Fukushima. This due to the fact that we
do not have access to reliable release rates reflecting the current situation at the plant to be used as input to our simulations.
It is likely that the release of radioactive material is significantly reduced compared to the initial period, and ...that [color=limegreen]levels no
longer pose a health risk at distance from the plant.
We thank you for your interest in our FLEXPART products.
"... levels no longer pose a health risk at distance from the plant."
All is well... move along... go back to your homes ... there is nothing to see here...
...this is not the radiation you seek...
And there is a lot more to come.
To be continued...
Thank you for your time and consideration.
In Peace, Love & Light