Apocalypse Now – Fukushima

Apocalypse Now – Fukushima

Apocalypse Now – Fukushima (Veterans Today, March 6, 2014):

As Harvey Wasserman expounds ~ Fukushima’s missing melted cores and gushing radioactivity continues to fester in secret and speculation on the ultimate impact borders from relatively harmless to intensely apocalyptic. However, it is obvious to all that the impacts of these emissions on human and ecological health are unknown primarily because the nuclear industry has resolutely refused to study them:

As Wasserman explains ~ This “see no evil, pay no damages” mindset dates from the Bombing of Hiroshima to Fukushima to the disaster coming nextwhich could be happening as you read this “ so here are some major points to consider as you determine , as I do, that this is indeed Apocalypse Now (courtesy of Harvey Wasserman)

1. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945), the U.S. military initially denied that there was any radioactive fallout, or that it could do any damage. Despite an absence of meaningful data, the victims (including a group of U.S. prisoners of war) and their supporters were officially “discredited” and scorned

2. During and after the Bomb Tests (1946-63), down winders in the South Pacific and American west, along with thousands of U.S. “atomic vets,” were told their radiation-induced health problems were imaginary … until they proved utterly irrefutable.

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FSU’s Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Facility Director On Fukushima: ‘I Don’t Think This Crisis Is Anywhere Close To Being As Bad As Chernobyl’

Within 3 days after the Fukushoma disaster we all knew that Fukushima will be much worse than Chernobyl.

And unlike Chernobyl the Fukushima disaster is unstoppable and is still getting worse with every passing day.


Science Mag: Radioactive substances that wash up on beaches can enter water supply — Particles left on sand after high tide accumulate; ‘Important’ process with Fukushima releases? (ENENews, Feb 10, 2014):

Science Magazine — American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), April 2011:

Excerpts from ‘Live Chat’ one month after 3/11 with William C. Burnett, director of FSU’s Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Facility; chair of working group on submarine groundwater discharge for the International Geophysical and Biophysical Program

Q: Do you believe this is worse than Chernobyl?

Dr. Burnett, expert on radioactivity in groundwater: I don’t think this crisis is anywhere close to being as bad as Chernobyl which was a global contamination event of an extremely serious nature. Many experts in the nuclear field are putting it at about the same level as Three Mile Island [For the most recent data, see: Chemist: Latest I’ve seen is Fukushima released 80 Quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 (Chernobyl = 70 Quadrillion)]

Read moreFSU’s Environmental Radioactivity Measurement Facility Director On Fukushima: ‘I Don’t Think This Crisis Is Anywhere Close To Being As Bad As Chernobyl’

Japan Gov’t Adviser On Fukushima: We have ‘much to learn from what’s happening at Chernobyl’ – Engineer: All my co-workers at Chernobyl are now dead, and I had thyroid removed due to cancer

Related info:

Prof. Yury Bandazhevsky: Over 50 Bq/Kg In Humans Leads To Irreversible Lesions In Vital Organs – CRIMINAL WHO And IAEA EXPOSED (Video)

Japanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED


Japan Gov’t Adviser on Fukushima: We have “much to learn from what’s happening at Chernobyl” — Engineer: All my co-workers at Chernobyl are now dead, and I had thyroid removed due to cancer (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 1, 2014):

NHK Nuclear Watch, Jan. 22, 2014:

NHK: Decommissioning [Chernobyl] could take a century […] This edition of ‘Nuclear Watch’ is looking at how people tied to the cleanup of the Fukushima accident here in Japan are trying to learn lessons from Chernobyl […]

Professor Ryuji Okazaki, adviser to Japanese government on how to protect workers from radiation: “We really want to learn from what you’re doing here in the Ukraine.”

Read moreJapan Gov’t Adviser On Fukushima: We have ‘much to learn from what’s happening at Chernobyl’ – Engineer: All my co-workers at Chernobyl are now dead, and I had thyroid removed due to cancer

Nuclear Engineer: ‘Very huge catastrophe’ for melted fuel to burn into ground – Radioactive material ‘will go all around the world’ once in underground water – Chernobyl made cement barrier below reactor, Fukushima did not

Nuclear Engineer: “Very huge catastrophe” for melted fuel to burn into ground — Radioactive material “will go all around the world” once in underground water — Chernobyl made cement barrier below reactor, #Fukushima did not (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 1, 2014):

Global Green USA: The Future of Nuclear Energy, Chernobyl and Fukushima:

At 2:00 in

Natalia Manzurova, nuclear engineer called to Chernobyl for 4+ years to study radiation’s effect on the environment and to help cleanup workers:

Read moreNuclear Engineer: ‘Very huge catastrophe’ for melted fuel to burn into ground – Radioactive material ‘will go all around the world’ once in underground water – Chernobyl made cement barrier below reactor, Fukushima did not

Dr. Timothy Mousseau: ‘Chernobyl, Fukushima, And Other Hot Places: Biological Implications’ (Video)


YouTube Added: May 5, 2013

Description:

“Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Other Hot Places: Biological Implications”
HD, 35 min 4 sec, in English

Dr. Timothy Mousseau
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina

Read moreDr. Timothy Mousseau: ‘Chernobyl, Fukushima, And Other Hot Places: Biological Implications’ (Video)

Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki: ‘The News Releases By The WHO Or The IAEA Are Masterpieces Of Language Manipulation’ (Video)


YouTube Added: May 10, 2013

Description:

“Congenital Malformations in Rivne Polossia and the Chernobyl Accident”
HD, 32 min 19 sec, in English

Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki
Former Chair of the Department of Medical Genetics and Birth Defects
University of South Alabama

Read moreDr. Wladimir Wertelecki: ‘The News Releases By The WHO Or The IAEA Are Masterpieces Of Language Manipulation’ (Video)

A MUST-SEE: The Real Implications Of Cesium-137 Contamination Exposed (Video)

Flashback:

Prof. Yury Bandazhevsky: Over 50 Bq/Kg In Humans Leads To Irreversible Lesions In Vital Organs – CRIMINAL WHO And IAEA EXPOSED (Video)

Japanese TV Program In 1993: What Happened to Chernobyl Children 7 Years after the Accident? ‘Truly Terrible Things Emerged Several Years After The Accident’ – THE CRIMINAL IAEA EXPOSED (Video)



YouTube

Description:

“The Implications of Massive Radiation Contamination of Japan with Radioactive Cesium”

Steven Starr
Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Clinical Laboratory Science Program Director, University of Missouri

Helen Caldicott Foundation
“Symposium”
The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Co-Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility
March 11th & 12th, 2013

Senior Scientist at MIT Event: Japanese scientists censored – Not allowed to publish research that compared Fukushima to Chernobyl – Fukushima ‘arguably’ bigger

Senior Scientist at MIT Event: Japanese scientists censored — Not allowed to publish research that compared Fukushima to Chernobyl — Fukushima ‘arguably’ bigger (ENENews, Jan 24, 2014):

MIT Center for International Studies — Japan’s Continuing Nuclear Nightmare, Oct 24, 2013:

Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (at 31:00 in):

Read moreSenior Scientist at MIT Event: Japanese scientists censored – Not allowed to publish research that compared Fukushima to Chernobyl – Fukushima ‘arguably’ bigger

Marine Chemist: Latest numbers I have are Fukushima released 80 Quadrillion Bq of cesium-137 (Chernobyl estimated at 70 Quadrillion) — “The radioactive plume itself has actually arrived … it’s already here” on west coast

Marine Chemist: Latest numbers I have are Fukushima released 80 Quadrillion Bq of cesium-137 (Chernobyl estimated at 70 Quadrillion) — “The radioactive plume itself has actually arrived… it’s already here” on west coast (AUDIO) (ENENews, Jan 21, 2014):

‘Your Call’ hosted by Rose Aguilar, KALW, Jan. 16, 2014:

At 10:30 in

Jay Cullen, associate professor at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria: At this point, the most recent numbers I have in front of me — and perhaps Ken can provide some insight here too — there’s been on the order of 80 petabecquerels of cesium-137 that’s been released to the environment [from Fukushima Daiichi]*.

At 12:30 in

Read moreMarine Chemist: Latest numbers I have are Fukushima released 80 Quadrillion Bq of cesium-137 (Chernobyl estimated at 70 Quadrillion) — “The radioactive plume itself has actually arrived … it’s already here” on west coast

Nuclear Expert: This is just 1st radioactive wave hitting U.S. and Canada; Fukushima pouring into ocean, unstoppable for years and years — Marine Expert: No sign it will stop anytime soon; Plant unstable, potentially worse than Chernobyl

Nuclear Expert: This is just 1st radioactive wave hitting U.S. and Canada; Fukushima pouring into ocean, unstoppable for years and years — Marine Expert: No sign it will stop anytime soon; Plant unstable, potentially worse than Chernobyl (AUDIO) (ENENews, Jan 21, 2014):

Interview with nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education, Jan. 16, 2014 (at 27:30 in): It’s the first wave that we’re going to see. The Pacific is becoming more and more contaminated because the leak from Daiichi has not been stopped, and is proven to be unstoppable for at least several more years. So we’re going to continue to be pouring in radioactive cesium and strontium into the ocean. Now for the first time we’ve detected it in salmon in Alaska. >> Full Gundersen interview here

Jay Cullen, associate Professor, UVic School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, CFAX, Jan. 16, 2014 (at 41:00 in):

Host: Based on your information, is this disaster in Fukushima worse than Chernobyl?

Read moreNuclear Expert: This is just 1st radioactive wave hitting U.S. and Canada; Fukushima pouring into ocean, unstoppable for years and years — Marine Expert: No sign it will stop anytime soon; Plant unstable, potentially worse than Chernobyl

New Journal Article: Fukushima may have already released 90 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 — Much more than Chernobyl’s 70 quadrillion becquerels

New Journal Article: Fukushima may have already released 90 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 — Much more than Chernobyl’s 70 quadrillion becquerels (ENENews, Jan 8, 2014):

Early Online Release: Fukushima and Ocean Radioactivity, Ken O. Buesseler, Journal of The Oceanography Society, Jan. 5, 2014: [The] earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent radiation releases from Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant were unprecedented events for the ocean and society. […] Total releases [of cesium-137] from Fukushima are not well constrained, with estimates from atmospheric fallout and direct ocean discharge spanning 4 to 90 peta Becquerels (PBq), but are most likely in the 15–30 PBq range. […] Cs concentrations in benthic fish stay elevated over predictions […] Fukushima-tagged surface waters will reach the US West Coast [in the range of] two to four years […] To determine which model predictions are more accurate would require more extensive vertical sampling across the Pacific than is currently available. Some information will be forthcoming from analyses underway in Japan and the United States, and monitoring of coastal activities along the United States […] In the aftermath of Fukushima—after years of relative complacency— the public and policymakers have renewed concerns about radioactive contamination.

Read moreNew Journal Article: Fukushima may have already released 90 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 — Much more than Chernobyl’s 70 quadrillion becquerels

Fukushima Released Up To 100,000 Times More Cesium-137 In Surface Ocean Waters Than Chernobyl Or Nuclear Weapons Testing

“A very alarmingly high number” — Magazine: Fukushima released up to 100,000 times more cesium-137 in surface ocean waters than Chernobyl or nuclear weapons testing (PHOTO) (ENENews, Nov 21, 2013):

Oceanus Magazine, May 2013: Prior to Fukushima, however, the levels of cesium-137 off the coast of Japan, as cataloged by Michio Aoyama at the Meteorological Research Institute in Japan and others, were among the world’s lowest, at around 2 becquerels per cubic meter (1 becquerel, or Bq, equals one radioactive decay event per second). Against this background, the concentrations measured in early April of 2011 were all the more alarming. […] The amount of cesium-137 radioisotopes from the Fukushima disaster in surface ocean waters was 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than amounts that entered the ocean from the Chernobyl accident or atmospheric nuclear weapons tests.

Ken Buesseler, Senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, March 11, 2013: I’ve had to use this crazy tall and logarithmic scale to get the range of concentrations […] how much cesium was in the ocean off Japan. Each red point is a sampling by an individual taken in, actually released by TEPCO. A little complicated to find the data but they were openly released and I translated them to the right units and made some corrections. Each red dot will tell me how much radioactivity was at that point along the coast on a given date. So they start out here around 10,000, the very first measurements that were made, peaking up here, up to 50 million [becquerels per cubic meter]. That’s a very alarmingly high number […]

See also: Senior Scientist: Chernobyl was nothing with potential of Fukushima right on ocean — No way to contain all this radioactive water — You can’t stop groundwater flow — Every bit of news we’re getting is radioactivity numbers are going up