by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:
Ever since a huge 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan resulting in a massive tsunami crashing into a nuclear plant in Fukushima, the world has been fed a consistent dose of extreme under-exaggeration with regard to the resulting consequences. In actuality, the world does not need a nuclear war in order to experience the consequences, we have Fukushima.
Unfortunately, after the catastrophe occurred at Fukushima, the Obama administration was busy trying to conceal the gravity of the situation along with the fallout from this event, both figuratively and literally. For example, the Federal government immediately raised the level of “toxic” radiation exposure by a factor of 1,000. Then the Obama administration minions stopped measuring radiation levels on the West coast. Thus, commenced one of biggest cover-ups of all time.
Despite the complicity of a world-wide cover-up by the planet’s nations, some people have made personal adjustments in the face of this under-reported crisis. For example, I rarely eat fish any longer. If I was a wine drinker, which I’m not, I would immediately stop drinking. Why? Because these consumables are the first line defense with regard to the planet’s food supply and Fukushima is the single biggest, long-term threat to our existence, barring a nuclear war or a large asteroid strike.
If Fukushima is such a threat then the readers must be wondering why this issue is not being discussed, prominently, in the media. Actually, there is a smattering of coverage of the dangers of the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster. In general, however, we have witnessed one of the biggest cover-ups in journalistic history. The real facts connected to this event constitute a clear and present danger.
Threat to the World’s Food Supply
According to the World Health Organization, the aftermath of the Fukushima event shows absolutely no impact on the world’s food supply. The mainstream media (MSM) is in concert with this position. The one question that nobody can seem to answer is why did the Obama administration stop checking radiation levels on the west coast? Was this President who doubled the national debt in just 8 years merely conserving the government’s resources?
It took decades for the scientific community and the MSM to pay attention to the cancer-causing Roundup from Monsant0. For years, many in the Independent Media (IM) were identifying the the numerous dangers of Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds —from unstoppable genetic contamination to the newly-admitted link between the company’s top selling herbicide and cancer. All in all, the list goes on and on. But GMOs aside, what may be an even greater threat to not only our individual futures, but the future of humanity itself, comes from the aftermath of the Fukushima event.
The world is waking up to danger of GMO’s and Monsanto’s dangerous products as evidenced by the fact that activity that Vermont passed a mandatory GMO labeling law.
Unlike GMO’s it is difficult for the public to wrap their minds around the issue that Fukushima poses because it takes some level of intellectual persistence to understand the ongoing and increasing level of the threat. The threat posed by GMO’s is direct and easily understood. However, when the public is asked to understand the nature of Cesium 134 and 137, the issue is clouded and the public can continue to be deceived by entities that do not want the contamination of their products exposed. However, there have been warnings to the severe danger posed by Fukushima.
There are, however, voices, quieter voices from science that don’t engage in the cover-up at Fukushima.
Marco Kaltofen of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA., presented research findings at a scientific conference on the immediate fallout of the Fukushima disaster. The following findings were published 6 months after the event.
The Fukushima nuclear accident dispersed airborne dusts that are contaminated with radioactive particles. When inhaled or ingested, these particles can have negative effects on human health that are different from those caused by exposure to external or uniform radiation fields. A field sampling effort was undertaken to characterize the form and concentration of radionuclides in the air and in environmental media which can accumulate fallout. Samples included settled dusts, surface wipes, used filter masks, used air filters, dusty footwear, and surface soils. Particles were collected from used motor vehicle air filters and standard 0.45 micron membrane air filters. Soils and settled dusts were collected from outdoor surfaces, interior surfaces, and from used children’s shoes. The Japanese filters contained cesium 134 and 137, as well as cobalt 60 at levels as high as 3 nCi total activity per sample. Materials collected during April 2011 from Japan also contained Iodine 131. This short-lived nuclide was not observed in later samples. US air filter and dusts samples did not contain hot particles, except for air samples collected from Seattle, WA during the month of April 2011. The samples of Japanese children’s shoes were found to have relatively high radiocesium contamination levels. Isolated US soil samples contained up to 8 nanoCuries per Kg of radiocesium, while control samples showed no detectable radiocesium. Dusts containing radioactive cesium were found at levels orders of magnitude above background more than 100 miles from the accident site, and were detectable on the US west coast.
French nuclear physicists say they have stumbled on Fukushima’s signature in Northern California wine.
It has long been established that wines made around major nuclear events, including American and Soviet nuclear tests during the Cold War and the Russian Chernobyl accident showed higher levels of radioactive isotopes, namely Cesium 134 and 137.
Recently, America wine has shown a Fukushima signature on it as well. In a new French study, the researchers report testing 18 bottles of California rosé and cabernet sauvignon from 2009 onward and finding increased levels of radioactive particles in the wine produced after the Fukushima disaster. In a dramatic discovery, in the cabernet wines, the levels of the radioactive materials doubled.
In an interesting offshoot of this issue, it is found that Cesium 137 and 134 embeds itself in the soil. This makes is hard to detect. This means that the radiation accumulates and grows over time. Here is the 64 million dollar question. However, much danger is a our food supply in? A partial answer to the question was found in the following published paper:
Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California have been found to have radioactive contamination from last year’s Fukushima nuclear accident.
The fish would have picked up the pollution while swimming in Japanese waters, before then moving to the far side of the ocean.
This means that in addition to the fish food supply being endangered, so will crops because radioactive fallout in the rain will fall on the crops.