Deadly levels of radiation found in food 225 miles from Fukushima: Media blackout on nuclear fallout continues

Monday, April 08, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

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(NaturalNews) New data released by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) shows once again that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over. Despite a complete media blackout on the current situation, levels of Cesium-137 (Cs-137) and Cesium-134 (Cs-134) found in produce and rice crackers located roughly 225 miles away from Fukushima are high enough to cause residents to exceed the annual radiation exposure limit in just a few months, or even weeks.

According to Fukushima-Diary.com, which posts up-to-date information about the Fukushima disaster, rice crackers and tangerines produced in the Shizuoka prefecture are testing high for both Cs-137 and Cs-134. Rice crackers, according to the data sheet, tested at 3.7 Becquerels per kilogram (Bq/Kg) of Cs-137, while tangerines tested at 1.46 Bq/Kg of Cs-134 and 3.14 Bq/Kg of Cs-137.

The Shizuoka prefecture is located about 80 miles southwest of Tokyo, which is highly concerning as it is actually farther away from Fukushima than Tokyo. This suggest that potentially deadly levels of radiation are still affecting large population centers across Japan, including those that are not even in close proximity to the Fukushima plant.

It is generally regarded that adult radiation workers should be exposed to no more than 50 millisieverts (mSv) of radiation per year in order to avoid serious health consequences. For children, this number is far lower, probably somewhere around 10 mSv, with this being on the high end. But the average adult and child eating these tainted foods at their current radiation levels will not only reach but exceed the safe maximum in just a few weeks.

Radiation levels continue to increase in lakes, rivers north of Tokyo

But food, of course, is not the only major source of radiation exposure in Japan. Other data also released by Fukushima-Diary.com shows that radiation levels in rivers, lakes and shorelines around Kashiwa City in Chiba, located about 20 miles northeast of Tokyo, are dangerously high and getting even higher.

Since radiation levels were last tested in the Otsu River back in September, detected levels have nearly tripled, jumping from 5,700 Bq/Kg to 14,200 Bq/Kg of radiation. Similar jumps were observed in lakes and shore soils, the former increasing from 7,600 Bq/Kg to 8,200 Bq/Kg of radiation, and the latter increasing from 440 Bq/Kg to 780 Bq/Kg of radiation.

Any increase in disease or death resulting from these continued radiation spikes, however, will more than likely be blamed on other causes besides radiation, so as to cover up the severity of the situation. The radiation component of radiation-induced heart disease, organ failure, and cancer, for instance, will simply be ignored, and any uptick in deaths, particularly among the elderly, declared normal.

Meanwhile, a recent Rasmussen Report found that more than one-third of all Americans believe radiation from Fukushima caused “significant harm” in the U.S. This is likely due to the fact that high levels of radiation were observed in soil, water, and even food all across America in the wake of the disaster.

Sources for this article include:

http://fukushima-diary.com

http://fukushima-diary.com

http://www.rasmussenreports.com

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Just released! – Japanese maritime research finds evidence of nuclear undersea dumps contamination!

Off shore waste dumping sites hit by recent multiple earthquakes off coast of Japan

……Regardless of how it got there, “there must be some loaded organic material somewhere in the sediment”, Kanda says…….

Extracts from December  2012 article

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There has been another 7 earthquakes reducing in intensity over the last couple of hours reducing to the 4.6 level so far..

“…..These dump areas have been getting a lot of strikes from off shore earthquakes during the last nearly 2 years. Why doesnt anyone talk about them?

The areas with dark hatchings are “special” waste sites likely for nuclear and biological wastes and the larger areas for lesser hazardous waste..

What effects are the effected dumps having on the sea life in the areas?

How much damage to the seabed is occurring near these off shore dumps?

watch the visualisation video next to the above pictures to match hits on the dumps…..”

2011年の日本の地震 分布図 Japan earthquakes 2011 Visualization map

2011年の日本の地震 分布図 Japan earthquakes 2011 Visualization map (2012-01-01)


Follow this link for details and supporting documentation for above

http://nuclear-news.net/2012/12/07/off-shore-waste-dumping-sites-hit-by-recent-multiple-earthquakes-off-coast-of-japan/#more-33941

Horizontal distribution of Fukushima-derived radiocesium in
zooplankton in the northwestern Pacific Ocean
Received: 31 December 2012 – Accepted: 27 February 2013 – Published: 2 April 2013
…The Kuroshio extension seemed to prevent the southward dispersion of radioactive cesium. The vertical distributions of radioactive cesium off the coast of northern Japan around FDNPP revealed complex patterns mainly due to the water mass interaction between Oyashio water and Kuroshio water…. Hideki Kaeriyama 2011 December
…..134 Cs in zooplankton was detected in all stations and ranged from 1.9 to 10.5Bqkg-dw−1 (Table 1). The highest activity concentration was recorded in subtropical station 68 while the lowest one was in subarctic station 106. 137 Cs was also observed in all zooplankton samples and ranged from 2.2 to 14.9Bqkg-dw−1 (Table 1). High 137Cs activity concentrations were observed at stations 68 and 71, 137Cs in other 10 stations were one order of magnitude lower than that in the two stations, and the lowest activity concentration was detected in station 106. 134Cs was lower than137Cs in all the stations because of faster decay of 134 Cs during the 10 months after the accident and the pre-existing bomb-produced 137Cs……
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134Cs and 137Cs were detected in zooplankton and seawater samples collected from 20 western North Pacific (500− 2100km from the FNPP1) 10months after the FNPP1 accident. Because of its short half-lives, detected 134Cs could only be derived from the
accident.
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Radiocesium activities in zooplankton were high at around 25◦N that was not corresponded with the horizontal distribution pattern of radiocesium activities in surface seawater. We also observed subsurface radiocesium maxima in the density 25 range of NPSMW in several subtropical stations. Zooplankton communities included many diel vertical migrants. Both results suggested that contaminated radiocesium in 6153BGD 10, 6143–6170, 2013
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Horizontal distribution of Fukushima-derived radiocesium
M. Kitamura et al.zooplankton were derived from subsurface radiocesium through the vertical migration of zooplankton in the subtropical stations. However, high activity concentrations of radiocesium in subsurface seawater did not necessarily follow higher radiocesium activity
in zooplankton.
Activity concentrations of radiocesium in zooplankton might be influ-enced not only environmental radiocesium activity concentration but also other factors that is still unknown.