While complete decontamination of Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility is estimated to take three decades at a cost of up to 10 trillion yen ($125 billion), as reported Monday, Fukushima's contamination of the United States, particularly the West Coast, is not being reported. The decontamination process on the West Coast is not happening.
The largest earthquake in Japanese history and ensuing tsunami left thousands of Japanese dead, with many more missing, resulted in unprecedented radiation levels locally and sent that Fukushima contamination toward the United States and beyond.
Human rights abuses related to the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility have also been unprecedented, mainly through the ongoing coverup of the severity of the catastrophe. The continual coverup is worsening the ongoing. global, living nightmare.
Monday, Russia Today (RT) reported an example of the criminal coverup.
"It also emerged that many of the cleanup workers, who exposed themselves to large doses of radiation without even knowing it, were given no insurance for health risks, no radiation meters even," RT reported, reminiscent of BP's Gulf oil "spill" abuses, as detailed in this author's book, Vampire of Macondo.
This week, the extreme human rights abuses related to Fukushima have been exposed by both mainstream news outlets and independent reporters.
"Homeless men are being recruited for one of the most unwanted jobs in the industrialized world - clearing of radioactive fallout at the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl - the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a special report has claimed," reports Russia Today, one of few mainstream news sources that has dared to report truth about the catastrophe since its onset.
"The west coast of the United States is being absolutely fried by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the mainstream media is not telling us the truth about this." reports Michael Snyder on Tuesday in his article, 36 Signs That Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast.
Tuesday, Michael Snyder published a startling collection of evidence showing that the West Coast is being bombarded with Fukushima radiation impacting sea and human life in this ongoing mega human rights violation anticipated to result in preventable deaths.
The following is Snyder's list, edited for brevity.
#1 Independent researchers have measured alarmingly high radiation levels on West Coast beaches. [See video on this page dated Dec. 23rd, 2013 at Pacifica State Beach showing radiation levels near the water are up to five times higher than normal background radiation.]
#2 According to Oceanus Magazine, the total amount of cesium-137 released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima is 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than Chernobyl released into oceans or 1960s atmospheric nuclear weapons tests.
[Also see article and video: Nuclear whistleblowers: Stop lying about Fukushima]
#3 Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur admitted that while at MSNBC, he was instructed not to warn the public about radiation from Fukushima…
I was on MSNBC at the time when this happened, I said, “Don’t trust what the Japanese government is saying, they’ll say trust what the electric power company is saying. Go, go, go, get outta there. Get as far away from that plant as you can. It’s literally a core meltdown.” And they always don’t want people to panic, so they were always like, “Oh it’s going to be okay.” [...] I’m like, “You’re crazy man, don’t be anywhere near that reactor.” And I remember at the time, of course not at The Young Turks, but on cable news, people were like, “Hey Cenk, you know, I don’t know that you want to say that, because the official government position is that it’s safe.” Oh, is that the official government position? Now go explain that to the people who served on the USS Ronald Reagan.
#4 71 U.S. sailors who assisted with initial Fukushima relief efforts have developed testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, Leukemia, “unremitting gynecological bleeding,” brain tumors and other serious diseases.
#5 Starfish all along the U.S. West Coast are literally disintegrating into piles of "white goo."
Researchers say nuclear pollution from the 2011 earthquake in Japan that damaged the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant could be partially to blame for a disease wiping out starfish along the West Coast. Dr. Peter Raimondi of University of Santa Cruz says something is making starfish susceptible to what's believed to be a bacteria coined 'Wasting Disease.' It essentially disintegrates the marine invertebrates into white goo, after the starfish loses its legs.
#6 Bald eagles are dying in unprecedented numbers in Utah - 20 in the past few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.
Hundreds of the majestic birds — many with wing spans of 7 feet or more — migrate here each winter, gathering along the Great Salt Lake and feasting on carp and other fish that swim in the nearby freshwater bays.
Earlier this month, however, hunters and farmers across five counties in northern and central Utah began finding the normally skittish raptors lying listless on the ground. Many suffered from seizures, head tremors and paralysis in the legs, feet and wings.
#7 Huge numbers of dead birds are dropping dead, washing up along Alaska's coastlines, and many of the carcasses are “broken open and bleeding”.
#8 Recent deaths of thousands of birds in Oregon is absolutely baffling scientists.
#9 Something is causing large numbers of seals and walruses up in Alaska to lose hair and develop “oozing sores”.
#10 Substantial numbers of polar bears along the Alaska coast are suffering fur loss and open sores.
#11 An epidemic of sea lion deaths is occurring along California's coastline.
#12 Sockeye salmon population along the coastlines of Alaska is at a “historic low”.
#13 Pacific herring are bleeding from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
#14 Dangerous levels of cesium-137 have been found in mushrooms and berries along the West Coast.
#15 According to an absolutely shocking report by National Academy of Sciences, it has been proven that Pacific Bluefin tuna have transported radioactive material “across the entire North Pacific Ocean.
#16 Something is causing a substantial spike in death rate for killer whales off British Columbia's coast.
#17 Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the West Coast.
#18 A California test found 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with Fukushima radiation.
#19 In 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported cesium-137 was found in a very high percentage of fish Japan was selling to Canada:
• 73 percent of the mackerel
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
#20 An EU-funded study concluded Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.
#21 One very experienced Australian adventurer has stated he felt as though “the ocean itself was dead” as he recently journeyed from Japan to San Francisco: "The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.
“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”
#22 Projections are that radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double within five to six years.
#23 Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources deputy chairman Maxim Shingarkin says seafood captured off the US northwest coast is so radioactive, it represents a “danger for mankind.”
Currents in the world ocean are so structured that the areas of seafood capture near the U.S. northwest coast are more likely to contain radioactive nuclides than even the Sea of Okhotsk, which is much closer to Japan. These products are the main danger for mankind because they can find their way to people’s tables on a massive scale.
#24 According to a recent scientific report, Fukushima's radiation could affect our seafood for “many generations” and ultimately kill over a million people…
This cycle will last for many generations, because of the food chain of fish and other marine fauna, and the radioactivity will be recycled and in fact the meat content will increase rather than decreasing by decay. Even if only one one-hundredth of the radioactivity (more than 1e15 Bq of CS137) were to enter this recirculation pattern, the collective whole body ingestion dose over many generations would exceed 1e7 Sv, sufficient to kill more than 1,000,000 people.
#25 Japan's government estimates approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water pours into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
#26 A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says, “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.
#27 Tepco says a total of some 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima catastrophe began.
#28 According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.
#29 Projections are that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.
#30 It is estimated that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific decades ago.
#31 The immense amount of Fukushima radioactive material released into the Pacific Ocean from caused environmentalist Joe Martino to issue the following warning: “Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.”
As Michael Collins wrote in a Pasadena Weekly article, Radioactive Nightmare: Government turns a blind eye as fallout from Fukushima heads our way, "We [humans] are on our own in this Fukushima nightmare."
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