The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume contacted North America at California “with greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California's seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:
More at link.
Many of us here in socal feel out-of-sorts as well.
Many are reporting flu/asthma type symptoms but don't actually have a virus--it's a little weirder than that--such as flashing lights in eyes, extreme dizziness without nausea, and disorientation.
R1, very true, then come the giantism.
It's all in your mind, R1.
That's scary because I was just diagnosed with respiratory airway disease. My lungs are inflamed, and there's "no reason". Asthma like symptoms, dry, weezing cough. Shit.
DL won't take notice until hot young porn stars begin dying of radiation sickness.
I've developed tremmers in my hands from this radiation.
Well, now we just wait and see who gets the cancer...
Breaking news : a phalanx of gigantic ants has been sighted moving down from the Hollywood Hills.
... hot young porn stars are in danger?!?
Oh god I think Fukushima gave me Morgellons Syndrome!
Just wait for the 50 foot tall Starbucks barristas. Then you WILL run!
Oh R1, that's just fibromyalgia--and as anyone on DL will tell you, fibromyalgia is a bullshit disease! You're just being lazy.
I know this is DL, but why aren't more people concerned with what is STILL happening in Japan? It's like no one cares about the ramications that we know are coming if this doesn't stop.
Linky Stinky, OP.
[quote]I've developed tremmers in my hands from this radiation.
Problems with spelling your reaction. The last symptom.
[quote]I know this is DL, but why aren't more people concerned with what is STILL happening in Japan? It's like no one cares about the ramications that we know are coming if this doesn't stop.
What do you suggest? Seriously, not trying to be a cunt, but what can we do about it? The radiation is going to keep pumping out of that thing forever from the look of it.
I can't be near you
The light just radiates
I can't be near you
The light just radiates
this is actually quite scary. I have not heard a word on the news about it.
And OP's link sucks. It's not a real story..
Stay away from dairy products. Because radiation falls to the ground and cows eat a lot of grass the radiation is passed on in dairy products. Use water filters. Wash off fruits and vegetables. Wet dust surfaces so the dust doesn't fly up in the air and you inhale in.
Actually this story is in many places on the web if you'd bother to Google...
It makes absolute sense that California (and the entire west) is full of radiaton. Take a look at a world map and you can see that it didn't have anywhere to go but right over to its neighbor, the Pacific Ocean.
What happened in Europe after Chernobyl?
It's your cell phone that causes that
Ever seen the fallout map from the above ground testing we did in Nevada back in the 50's and 60's?
This is nothing by comparison.
The US media will just cover shooting stories, blanket coverage of the latest shooting, every shooting - but nothing on real news that will have a major effect on the lives of millions, and the planet.
One of what will become many. Gradually, radiation levels will increase. I wonder how much that angle has been looked at rather than individual isolated incidents.
What's on California's iPod?
R22, linking to infowars is a way of DISCREDITING information, not confirming it. That's a tin-hat crack-pot nut-job site.
No worries, I'll alert the DL when my cock glows in the dark.
Is this the same deadly "approaching" typhoon from last week or another one?
How will this impact the sushi restaurants I frequent?
[quote]Many of us here in socal feel out-of-sorts as well. Many are reporting flu/asthma type symptoms but don't actually have a virus--it's a little weirder than that--such as flashing lights in eyes, extreme dizziness without nausea, and disorientation.
Uh-oh... are you also tender to the touch?
It's radiation-induced fibromyalgia!!
Stop eating seafood. Maybe what you eat was farmed and is radiation free. Maybe not. Why take the chance? Eat something else.
Ultimately we will all be exposed to the fallout from this one way or another. Japan is lying about the severity of this event. And if Building 4 falls, God help us all. You also might want to worry about the plants operating in the U.S. that could melt down just as bad with an earthquake or hurricane strike.
Let's face it, if any part of the country, outside of NYC, is going to get massive doses of radiation, it might as well be California.
[quote]And if Building 4 falls, God help us all.
Fuck that R43. Ball it up into a nice cloud and drop it on Oklahoma or Iowa or something.
Fuck off R43. California is the only place that ever made me happen to be in it.
I have, all my life, had a fantasy that one day, the entire state of California would just slide into the ocean and disappear.
Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima, October 31, 2013:
[...] Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. [...]
The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world. [...]
[...] Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’ strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. [...]
The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth. We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance [...]
We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward. Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global community of all faiths. [...]
Pacific Blue Tuna is radioactive and people are being warned not to consume it.
Can't the scientists fish out a dazed green turtle or a blob of starfish slime and test it for radioactivity? Then we'd know for sure.
They're either too afraid to - or being willfully ignorant - or the conspiracy crazies are right, and they're being told not to/being silenced. Who knows? I really hate it when the crazy people start making sense.
What crazy people? Most people can read a Geiger counter.
Love how all the concerned celebrity environmentalists haven't said a word. Where's Di Caprio now?
I love you r59
Is this why I have had diarreha for 4 days in San Francisco? Thanks Japan.
The Earthquake Research Institute at the University of Tokyo said earlier this year that there’s a 70 percent chance a 7.0-magnitude or higher quake will strike Tokyo, near Fukushima, by 2016. Should the fourth reactor collapse, Suzuki said, it would be “bye bye Japan,” and “everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate. Now if that isn’t terrifying, I don’t know what is.”
Japan scares me. It has a huge global footprint and is a ticking time bomb.
They're encasing the rods this week. This should have happened a year ago. The crazy Japanese are playing Russian roulette with the health of much of the U.S.
Maybe that is why they appear to be so inept. Maybe they don't care anymore.
It is maddening that this effort isn't given thorough coverage.
I have contempt for faux-green celebrity douchebags like Leonardo Di Fakio - have any of those morons said a WORD about this?
Of course not; their handlers won't let them.
OP's link is nearly 2 years old.
It is very scary. Can't wait until it bounces off the West Coast and starts heading back toward Hawaii.
Also, watch for thyroid problems. Several actresses and celebrities have announced they are fighting thyroid cancer and other ailments since Fukushima.
Tinhat R68, they were talking about airborne contaminants. No "bouncing."
I never fail to be amazed at how lightweight and gullible so many DL readers are.
Has anyone taken iodine pills,or an aqueous solution of iodine, in order to protect your thyroid?
Oh, it'll bounce. Not the airborne crap, obviously, which drifted north of Hawaii on the usual air currents and didn't seem to produce big radiation spikes in the air or soil.
I was talking about the debris, which can't be exactly radiation-free, can it?
This model so far has proven to be pretty accurate. Stuff already has been found on Hawaii shores, from fishing equipment to entire floating docks.
R71, no that debris is unlikely to be radioactive. The problems at Fukushima developed relatively slowly after the tsunami. Also, as has been pointed out several times, the most radioactive elements are far heavier than water, and sink.
The problem comes when its ingested by organisms which then makes its way up the foodchain. But those don't follow the debris either. So your wrong either way.
Should have been "you're wrong either way" obviously.
I take nascent iodine, definitely.
Please elaborate r74
Radiation is good for you.
It's just California. Who cares.
The collapse of the Pacific Ocean ecosystem will trigger a total collapse of the planet's biosphere. Enjoy the few years that remain while you can.
Hey, what if radiation in the Pacific is the cure for Global Warming?
Some celebs have stated that they're reluctant to speak out on environmental issues because they don't want to be attacked as being hypocrites for living in McMansions and occasionally flying in private jets. Are the restaurants in CA that serve sushi and cooked fish taking a hit?
"This is an unprecedented task that nobody in the world has achieved."
I take issue with this whole fright scenario--how is Fukishima so deadly to us when California had its own nuclear meltdown, two in fact, in 1959?
Dr. Helen Caldicott is the primary alarmist in the media however, she is not even aware of what happened at Santa Susanna in Simi Valley. The whole fucking building melted into the ground!!!
She does not reference this event, ever. How can she not know about it? She's a journalist devoted to nuclear safety.
If these types of events are so deadly then everyone in California should be dead, according to the 'experts.' Instead, native-born Californians and long-term residents enjoy better health than many other states overall. How is this possible?
There is one exception to that however; the autism rates spiked first in California during the nineteen eighties. This I believe, is the smoking gun to what low level radiation really does to people.
I want to know about Santa Susanna and how that meltdown can compare and contrast to Fukishima and Chernobyl, for that matter.
Why the cover-up with Santa Susanna?
This might explain why my balls have gotten larger and now glow in the dark.
On the positive side, I've gotten a job hanging from a ceiling at a disco.
Okay, so the Santa Susanna facility had two meltdowns, one in 1959 and the other in 1964. An extreme amount of radiation was diffused through the air. The building burned. Simi Valley is about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
There has been no reports of any animal or plant deformities and no higher than normal stillbirths throughout Southern California. So far, this is very different from the reports we are surreptitiously getting from Japan. Why the difference?
Caldicott has never addressed this. Surely some have developed cancers that have never been attributed to the meltdown, but all in all, Californians enjoy better health than most of the rest of the world.
Be careful with evacuation threats.
But get ready to have Asperger children.
Oh for fuck's sake.
I live at the beach in California. You people freaking out about this are insane.
Fuck off and find a *real* problem to have a melt-down about (pun intended).
I have been, and always shall be, your friend. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... or the one. Live long & prosper.