I have been trying to figure out the effects of Fukushima since it happened. Being in Northern California there have been a lot of stories of just
how badly we are getting nuked. So many in fact I thought about moving to Costa Rica!
However I firmly believe in doing the research before reacting from my gut. Sites like ENENEWS are IMO poor sources of such news as the site is full
of loonies, shills, and rabid iodine pill takers. So I have spent a fair bit of time searching for some reliable scientific stuff from actual
There have been some very strange marine mammal behaviors, large starfish die offs etc etc. I initially thought they MUST be tied to Fukushima. I
was wrong. While searching for information related to the starfish I found this site Deep Sea News
Before just taking the articles there at face value I did some research into each of the writers. Guess what? They are all they very type of people
that would usually be freaking out. Environmentalists, Marine Biologists, Professors, Chemical Ecologists and Oceanographers. Most importantly, they
are real scientists doing actual work to see if Fukushima is killing the oceans.
I am going to post up just bits and pieces of the storeis on the page I am linking to in the hopes that many of you on ATS that are scared to death of
Fukushima right now can browse the site and hopefully relax a bit. It sucks living in fear so hopefully my little thread here gets the attention I
feel that the folks at Deep Sea News deserve.
Just how nuked is Japan right now?
Andrew Karam - In the areas of Japan I visited, radiation dose rates were elevated to about three to four times typical natural radiation dose
rates (which are about .1 mrem per hour), but nowhere near as high as natural radiation levels I’ve measured in parts of Iran.”
We have all seen this headline - 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima.
Dr. Andrew Thaler - No and the Snyder article distorts the truth and outright lies to advocate for his position. Favorite Quote: “The
article is a paranoid, poorly reasoned attempt to link the tragedy of the Fukushima disaster to just about every environmental issue facing the US
west coast in the last few months.”
We have all seen this video as well - The man in San Francisco, California using a Geiger Counter showing high radiation readings on the beach that
got higher as he approached the ocean.
Dan Sythe, the CEO of International Medcom Inc. that develops and produces radiation detection instruments and systems - Favorite Quote:
“The radionuclides are in the NORM class of radioactive substances, not from Fukushima. NORM stands for Naturally Occurring Radioactive
Material…If the sand were contaminated by radiation from Fukushima it would show Cesium 137 [it does not].” Super Favorite Bonus Quote: “The
radiation level [in the sand] is elevated, but roughly equivalent to some granite counter top material from Brazil.”
Are babies in the U.S. dying as a direct result of Fukushima radiation?
Michael Moyer writer and editor at Scientific American - Babies in the U.S. are not dying from Fukushima radiation. “A check [of the data]
reveals that the authors’ statistical claims are critically flawed—if not deliberate mistruths…picking only the data that suits your analysis
isn’t science—it’s politics.” The analysis assumes that the plume arrived on U.S. shores, spread everywhere, instantly, and started killing
people immediately. It assumes that the “excess” deaths after March 20 are a real signal, not just a statistical aberration, and that every one of
them is due to Fukushima radiation.”
Remember the map showing the radiation spreading through the ocean towards the West Coast?
Dr. Kim Martini, a physical oceanographer - This is a map of the estimated maximum wave heights of the Japanese Tohuku Tsunami by modelers at
How about the reports of Tuna on the West Coast being radioactive?
Dr. Miriam Goldstein, a biological oceanographer - tuna caught off California contains ten times LESS radiation than even the strictest food
limit. What’s the theme? DETECTABLE but not HAZARDOUS”
How about the Starfish die offs being the result of Fukushima?
Dr. Chris Mah is a researcher at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and one of the world’s leading experts on starfish and
echinoderms - “If there were waves of Fukushima radiation pouring onto the coast-and “melting” all the starfish as some folks would suggest,
EVERYTHING would be dead. Not just the sea stars. Note also that all the divers involved in these surveys have reported NO ill effects.”
There are a ton of articles on what is happening as a result of Fukushima on Deep Sea News. Honestly I have relaxed quite a bit and a fair bit of
irrational fear has been wiped away from my brow after carefully researching not just Deep Sea News, but where these scientists paychecks come from.
Needless to say I feel a whole lot better knowing that some very smart people that love the oceans as much as I do are on the job, for now......
Fukushima is not a static situation and it can get real nasty real fast, for now I am gonna go have a nice big fat tuna steak for dinner, something I
have not done in far to long.
Full Article - All The Best, Scientifically
Verified, Information on Fukushima Impacts
Please take a minute to be real ATS'ers and find a provable reason (with links and stuff) before discrediting any of these people or the intentions of
Deep Sea News. Remember it is all about Denying Ignorance. Proof is in the pudding and all that.....
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