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Intro: "Millions of Southern Californians and tourists seek the region's famous beaches to cool off in the sea breeze and frolic in the surf. Those iconic breezes, however, may be delivering something hotter than the white sands along the Pacific. ... Buckyballs."

Fallout from Fukushima heads to US shores. (photo: public domain)
Fallout from Fukushima heads to US shores. (photo: public domain)



A Radioactive Nightmare

By Michael Collin, VC Reporter

11 June 12

 

illions of Southern Californians and tourists seek the region's famous beaches to cool off in the sea breeze and frolic in the surf. Those iconic breezes, however, may be delivering something hotter than the white sands along the Pacific.

Buckyballs.

According to a recent U.C. Davis study, uranium-filled nanospheres are created from the millions of tons of fresh and salt water used to try to cool down the three molten cores of the stricken reactors. The tiny and tough buckyballs are shaped like British Association Football soccer balls.

Water hitting the incredibly hot and radioactive, primarily uranium-oxide fuel turns it into peroxide. In this goo buckyballs are formed, loaded with uranium and able to move quickly through water without disintegrating.

High radiation readings in Santa Monica and Los Angeles air during a 42-day period from late December to late January strongly suggest that radiation is increasing in the region including along the coast in Ventura County.

The radiation, detected by this reporter and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, separate from each other and using different procedures, does not appear to be natural in origin. The EPA's radiation station is high atop an undisclosed building in Los Angeles while this reporter's detection location is near the West L.A. boundary.

Both stations registered over 5.3 times normal, though the methods of sampling and detection differed. The videotaped Santa Monica sampling and testing allowed for the detection of alpha and beta radiation while the sensitive EPA instrument detected beta only, according to the government website.

A windy Alaskan storm front sweeping down the coast the morning of March 31 slammed Southern California with huge breakers, a choppy sea with 30-foot waves and winds gusting to 50 mph. A low-hanging marine layer infused with sea spray made aloft from the chop and carried on the winds blew inland over the Los Angeles Basin for several miles bringing with it the highest radiation this reporter has detected in hot rain since the meltdowns began, over five times normal.

Scientific studies from the United Kingdom and Europe show that sea water infused with radiation of the sort spewing out of Fukushima can travel inland from the coast up to 300 kilometers. These mobile poisons include cesium-137 and plutonium-239, the latter with a half-life of 24,400 years.

Even with government, University of California and this reporter's tests showing high radiation in the air, water, food and dairy products in this state, the state and federal governments cut off special testing for Fukushima radionuclides more than half a year ago.

Southern California is still getting hit by Fukushima radiation at alarmingly high levels that will inevitably increase as the main bulk of polluted Pacific Ocean water reaches North America over the next two years.

Luckily, the area is south of where the jet stream has brought hot rains from across the Pacific and Fukushima, more than 5,000 miles away, upwind and up-current of the West Coast. Those rains have brought extraordinary amounts of radiation to places like St. Louis, with multiple rain events detected and filmed, showing incredibly hot rains.

Unluckily, North America is directly downwind of Japan, where the government is having 560,000 tons of irradiated rubble incinerated with the ash dumped in Tokyo Bay. The burning began last October and continues through March 2014, enraging American activists for this unwitting double dose.

American media coverage of Fukushima's continuing woes and of contamination spreading across Japan and threatening Tokyo's 30 million residents, while not robust has been adequate. Coverage of contamination in America and Southern California has been practically non-existent.

That's one of the reasons we started Radiation Station Santa Monica four days after the meltdowns began on March 11, 2011, transmitting live radiation readings for the Los Angeles Basin 24/7 ever since.

With nuclear radiation monitoring equipment, this investigation has performed more than 1,500 radiation tests in different media throughout four states and in and in jet airplane cabins where, even accounting for higher radiation at higher altitudes, readings were more than five times normal according to the manufacturer of our Inspector Alert nuclear radiation monitor.

Those readings, along with the EPA's, combined with the UC Davis study of buckyballs and a European study of sea spray radiation spread, strongly indicate that Southern California is being exposed to significant amounts of radiation. The closer to the coast, like much of populated Ventura County, the more pronounced the radiation in this scenario.

Other reports exist of what likely-Fukushima fallout in the Southland exist.

Researchers from Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, released a study May 28 that showed that all 15 samples of Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off of San Diego in August 2011 showed indisputable signs of radiation contamination emanating from Fukushima.

This suggests that the popular and expensive animal carved up usually for sushi is even more contaminated now nearly a year after it was first harvested and tested as at least 1,000 tons of highly radioactive water used to cool the melted cores and spent fuel ponds are being dumped daily into the ocean, according to recent revelations of the nuclear plants owners, Tokyo Electric Power Company.

The study also suggests that other highly migratory species, like turtles, sharks and marine birds, may also be contaminated with the radiation found in the tuna: cesium-134 and cesium-137.

The U.S. Geological Service (USGS) reported Feb. 21 that Los Angeles had more cesium-137 fallout than any other place in the nation during the opening days of the disaster from March 15 to April 5, 2011.

The amount of Cs-137 detected in precipitation at a monitoring station 20 miles east of downtown was 13 times the limit for the toxin in drinking water according to a report obtained by the VCReporter.

USGS released another astonishing study Feb. 22, from measurements taken at its Bennington National Atmospheric Deposition Program in Vermont, confirming a grim cesium-137 scenario for Southern California.

"Deposition actually decreased as the air mass traveled east to west," Greg Wetherbee, a chemist with USGS, told the Brattleboro Reformer newspaper before imparting an additional bombshell.

"In the United States, cesium-134 and cesium-137 wet dispersion values were higher than for Chernobyl fallout, in part due to the U.S. being further downwind," Wetherbee told the paper. "With Chernobyl, there was more opportunity for plume dispersion."

This double whammy of cesium-137, with a half-life of 30 years isn't even in a uranium-60 buckyball. But they are in the unfathomable spread of goo throughout the Pacific on the second strongest current in the world headed right for us.

The three meltdowns have spewed trillions of becquerels of highly radioactive iodine-131, cesium-137, strontium-90 and plutonium-239 into the atmosphere and Pacific since March 11, 2011. The initial explosions and fires sent untold amounts of radiation high into the atmosphere.

A Feb. 28 report by the Meteorological Research Institute, just released at a scientific symposium in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, says that 40,000 trillion becquerels, double the amount previously thought, have escaped Unit 1 reactor alone.

This has resulted in fallout around the globe and especially impacting the Pacific and parts of America and Canada, two countries downwind of Japan on the jet stream. British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Ontario have been hit especially hard by rain, sleet and snow, in some cases with dizzying amounts of high radiation.

A March 6 study Department of Biological Sciences study conducted at California State University, Long Beach, found that kelp along the coast of California was heavily impacted by radioactive Iodine-131 a month after the meltdowns began. The virulent and deadly isotope was detected at 250 times levels the researchers said were normal in the kelp before the disaster.

Radioactive fallout in St. Louis, Mo., rainfall, which has been monitored at Potrblog.com since the crisis began, has been repeatedly so hot that levels have been reached that make it unsafe for children and pregnant women. An Oct.17, 2011, St. Louis rainstorm was measured on video at 2.76 millirems per hour or more than 270 times background.

The U.S. EPA considers anything 3 times background to be significantly above background. The California Highway Patrol deems any material more than three times background as a potential hazardous materials situation. The St. Louis rain was 90 times CHP's hazmat trigger.

The main wave of water-borne radiation from the meltdowns, including highly mobile uranium-60 buckyballs, is surging across the Pacific along the Kuroshio Current, second only to the Gulf Stream for power on the planet.

Millions of tons of seawater and fresh water have been used to cool the melted cores and spent fuel rods, generating millions of tons of irradiated water. The Kuroshio Current is transporting a significant amount of this escaping radiation from Fukushima Daiichi across the Pacific toward the West Coast.

The 70-mile-wide current joins the North Pacific Current, moving eastward until it splits and flows southward along the California Current, which flows along the coast to Ventura County and beyond.The American government has done nothing to monitor the Pacific Ocean for over half a year, even though a Texas-sized sea of Japanese earthquake debris is already washing up on outlying Alaskan islands and is suspected to have already hit the West Coast, including California.

"In terms of the radiation, EPA is in charge of the radiation network for airborne radiation; it's called RadNet," EPA Region 9 Administrator Jared Blumenfeld told the VCReporter on Feb. 9 during a news conference about new ship sewage regulations. "And we have a very significant and comprehensive array of RadNet monitors along the, actually along the coast, but on land. We don't have jurisdiction for looking at marine radiation. Perhaps NOAA would be able to answer that question but we don't have data or monitor it," he said.

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, suspended testing the Pacific for Fukushima radiation last summer after concluding that there wasn't any radiation to be detected.

"As far as questions about radiation, we are working with radiation experts within the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy," NOAA media liaison Keeley Belva wrote in a Feb. 10 e-mail. "Here are some contacts information for those agencies at the headquarters level."

In other words, no federal agency, department or administration is doing anything to sample and analyze water from the Pacific. Fish aren't being tested for contamination, either.

"NOAA is not currently doing further research on seafood," Belva said adding "NOAA is doing a study related to radiation that is focused on radiation plume modeling."

The lack of testing disappoints Dan Hirsch, U.C. Santa Cruz nuclear policy lecturer and president of Committee to Bridge the Gap which exposed the Rocketdyne partial meltdowns above the western San Fernando Valley in 1979 and continues to lead the fight to clean up Rocketdyne today.

"EPA did some special monitoring for a few weeks after the accident began, then shut down the special monitoring" Hirsch told the VCReporter. "What monitoring was done was very troubled. Half of the stationary air monitors were broken at the time of the accident. Deployable monitors were ordered not deployed."

Even when the government testing did work, increasingly high levels of radiation seem to have been ignored.

The VCReporter has learned that the California Department of Public Health halted monitoring of Fukushima fallout when its Radiologic Health Branch issued its last report on Oct. 10, 2011.

That report shows an alarming rise in cesium-137 in CalPoly San Luis Obispo dairy farm milk beginning June 14, 2011, when it tested 2.95 picocuries per liter (pCi/l) and steadily rising in four subsequent tests until it was 5.91 pCi/l. The hot milk was at twice the allowable amount of this radionuclide in drinking water, according to the EPA's 3.0 pCi/l limit.

Then the testing stopped, for no other reason than the government concluded that nothing from Fukushima had sufficiently contaminated anything to be of concern. Even detections of radioactive sulphur-35 in San Diego and plutonium-239 in Riverside did nothing to pique the interest of regulators.

"The lesson to be learned is that both the U.S. and Japan suffer from very lax regulation, a too-cozy relationship between nuclear regulators and the industry they are to regulate," Hirsch said. "This can lead to dangerous outcomesThis was not unanticipated. Yet the need for immediate information was undeniable.

Live-streaming radiation readings from Santa Monica began four days after the meltdowns. Since then, this reporter has conducted more than 1,500 tests in four states and miles above the Earth, where jet radiation registered more than five times normal, even accounting for altitude.

Special tests revealed elevated radiation in Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon rain. Southwest Michigan rain samples were hot.

Santa Monica and Los Angeles rain and mist were also high. Readings taken in Agoura, Oxnard and Ventura mostly mirrored these measurements. The Radiation Station Ventura California provides near-daily radiation readings that include local food measurements.

Japanese sake, beer, vegetable juice, seaweed, pastries and tea all registered significant ionization above background. Powdered milk, turkey hot dogs, and jet travel breathing masks were all part of the specific media tested, many of which were recorded in these videotaped radiation detections.

HEPA filters may also be effective in capturing buckyballs, which are geodesic dome-shaped structures that are spherical with multiple flat sides. Strong evidence suggests that these hardy radioactive Uranium-60 nanoparticles have crossed the Pacific quickly, with their concentrations rising.

That evidence includes our and the EPA's high beta readings in Los Angeles. Our radiation station is a little more than a mile from the Pacific shoreline. Downtown Los Angeles is more than 13 miles away from the sea.

The Jan. 27, 2012, U.C. Davis report "Uranyl peroxide enhanced nuclear fuel corrosion in seawater," is the first account to analyze what is happening to the gargantuan amount of seawater, as well as fresh water, that has been hosing down the melted reactor cores and flushing into the Pacific.

The study spells out a horrific scenario in which compromised irradiated fuel turned huge amounts of ocean water into a series of uranium-related peroxide compounds containing as many as 60 "uranyl ions" in hardy nanoscale cage clusters that can "potentially transport uranium over long distances" and persist for "at least 294 days without detectable change."

How hot these nano-cage clusters of cancer-causing radiation are depends on what kind and ratio of uranium isotopes make up the 60 in each one.

"A given isotope has the same radioactivity (half-life) regardless of what chemical state it is in," Alexandra Navrotsky, Ph.D., director of nanomaterials research at U.C. Davis, told the VCReporter. "So the radioactivity for a constant number of U atoms depends on the proportion of different isotopes in the sample."

There is a strong possibility that these uranium peroxide buckyballs are already sloshing around in the waters off Southern California as this reporter and the EPA's radiation readings appear to indicate. But if it was the source of our high detections what was the mechanism that was transporting radiation inland.

Sea spray, perhaps. Radioactive sea spray has been shown to blow hundreds of kilometers inland in tests conducted in the United Kingdom by British and European researchers. As any one who has ever smelled the salty ocean air miles from the ocean might expect, salt in sea spray can travel a significant distance. The same holds true for radioactive particles floating in the sea, even if in addition to U60 buckyballs.

In the 2008 report "Sea to land transfer of radionuclides in Cumbria and North Wales," the greatest average concentration of cesium-137 and plutonium-239 in soil at a depth of 0 to 15 centimeters was found 10 kilometers from the coast. The highest average amounts found at 15 to 30 centimeters deep were 5 kilometers away from the sea illustrating the unpredictability of radiation fallout.

A 62-page UK study released in December 2011 found that sea spray and marine aerosols created from bubbles forming and popping when the sea is choppy or waves break have increased concentrations of radioactive "actinides."

Actinides are chemically alike radioactive metallic elements and include uranium and plutonium. One actinide infused the spray with an 812 times greater concentration of americium-241 than normal amounts of Am-241 in ambient seawater.

The report cited information that sea-spray-blown cesium 137 was found 200 kilometers from the discharge source in the New Hebrides islands in northern Scotland.

Another UK study found that the Irish Sea has a micro layer on top of it, perhaps only thousandths of a millimeter in thickness, that can become imbued with fine particulate material and its absorbed radiation.

These concentrations of plutonium and americium are four to five times their concentrations in ambient seawater. Plutonium concentrates by 26,000 times in floating algal blooms at sea, says the report.

These radionuclides and buckyballs make up the goo inexorably crossing the Pacific, which may just have begun to impact our shores. Yet not a nickel of state or federal money is spent monitoring it. We are on our own in this Fukushima nightmare.

 

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+51 # DorothyK 2012-06-11 08:12
A marine dock from Fukushima washed up on the beautiful Oregon Coast last week. It was a fairly large item of some 66 X 19 ft. The discussion was how to cut it up and get rid of it. It was said that there was no radiation associated with it. Attached to the dock were invasive species of aquatic life. The invasive species were removed and destroyed.
However, we have heard of no plan being in place by either the State or the Federal governments to deal with future debris, even though there may be high levels of radiation. And why is this potential radiation problem being downplayed by our media?
It rains in the Pacific Northwest. I wonder how much additional radiation we are getting and why is no alarm being sounded?
 
 
+17 # NanFan 2012-06-11 10:33
We're doomed. No one will ever do anything.

And Japan keeps on dumping.

N.
 
 
+22 # paulrevere 2012-06-11 13:38
Just unbelievable that Japan/nuke industry are dumping into the Pacific THOUSANDS OF TONS A DAY of the water being used to cool JUST ONE of the four damaged reactors.

This is sociopathic, psychotic behavior eminating from all levels, with the greatest malfeasance imho, being the city councils, county supervisors who could be raising holy hell...and aren't!

Talk about needing to be replaced...
 
 
+6 # KittatinyHawk 2012-06-11 20:15
I imagine Three Mile Island did the same but we were not so smart....
 
 
+11 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:13
As Dr. Helen Caldicott said, "Hershy bars are still radioactive from 3 mile island.
 
 
+8 # SOF 2012-06-13 13:22
That nuke was an American design. I believe there are three still working here. And don't forget the whole nuclear nightmare was dreamed up here. And don't forget that the only country in history to use nuclear as WMD was US on Japan. The nuclear industry is so dangerous that no corp will insure it, so You and I are paying for it, and for the lies about nuclear energy being 'safe and so cheap we won't be able to meter it', and for the karma of deliberately using Nuclear bombs against real people, and the harm of our degraded uranium (power plant byproducts) weapons are causing all over the Middle East and with returning soldiers. Oh, and Fukushima is still in danger of blowing. I believe I smell sulphur!
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-06-11 20:14
GE and NRC suggestion I am sure...but wait Europe will not be happy as they will show up...in fact backlash may come yet from others
 
 
+5 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:12
Get a Geiger Counter off Ebay. This is the price we will all pay for the Nuclear's irresponsible management of the most lethal way to produce energy on Earth. It will be a death sentence for ten'sof millions for generations.
 
 
+4 # 666 2012-06-13 04:26
I wonder whether it's simply govt incompetence, or an active attempt to keep people ignorant. Eat north pacific seafood at your own risk.
 
 
+42 # noitall 2012-06-11 08:55
The last thing that the nuclear industry wants is scrutiny by the people. The U.S. govt., as indicated by their $8.5 billion loan guarantee for two new nuke plants in the south, support nuke power development (amazingly!). The last thing they want is outcry from the public. Ignorance is not bliss and to endanger the public and at the same time block single-payer health insurance, its the double whammy and we can expect a future with growing numbers of cancer cases hitting people with no means of protecting themselves. What pain and suffering will the public tolerate for the profit of the few?
 
 
+4 # John Locke 2012-06-11 18:16
noitall: It's all about the money. We have no crusader that cares about human life on this planet, that is in government, as they are only concerned about the moment. How much money can they steel how wealthy can they get. Obama authorized these two facilities, is he a fool an idiot or just another greedy punk in government?
 
 
+33 # Lisa Moskow 2012-06-11 09:16
AT LEAST we should be making nuclear power plants illegal!!!

This information is extremely disturbing.
Another article said that fallout is 13 times the initial count NOW, more than a year after the initial Fukushima disaster.
 
 
+11 # John Locke 2012-06-11 18:17
The government knew they had a problem before the first one was built remember Nevada and Yucca Mountain...they still are accumulating millions of tons with no permenent storage
 
 
+5 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:14
We are just too stupid to surivie!
 
 
+30 # moh2o 2012-06-11 09:19
No alarm is being sounded because the Nuclear industry does not want people to know the inevitable downside of Nuclear power. Already Japanese officials are talking about continued use of Nuclear power. Since our elected officials are dependent on campaign contributions, they do industry bidding. The terrifying thing is that there is no safe level of Plutonium exposure.

I believe that there are two nuclear reactors in NY that are 40 years old and are up for relicensing...o ld nuclear reactors become brittle from the radiation and prone to cracking and metal failure...there is something to look forward to.
 
 
+7 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:18
Plutonium is the most lethal substance on Earth. It kills for millions of years.
The polluters are destroying our ability to survive on Earth. They are idiots!!!
Alpha decay, the release of a high-energy helium nucleus, is the most common form of radioactive decay for plutonium.[7] A 5 kg mass of 239Pu contains about 12.5 × 1024 atoms. With a half-life of 24,100 years, about 11.5 × 1012 of its atoms decay each second by emitting a 5.157 MeV alpha particle. This amounts to 9.68 watts of power. Heat produced by the deceleration of these alpha particles makes it warm to the touch.
 
 
+4 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:21
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htpj5LNw3D0
Dr. Helen Caldicott on the medical implications of Fukushima
 
 
+6 # Vardoz 2012-06-11 21:29
The NRC and the nuclear industry has put every living thing on Earth at risk for generations. It is a tragedy beyond comprehension! Look up The medical implications of nuclear energy by Dr. Helen Caldicott. Those who run the NRC are responsible for murdering billions for generations!
 
 
+20 # Michael_K 2012-06-11 10:53
The decision to abandon tried and tested safer and easy to shut down Thorium reactors, was enforced by Dick Nixon, because they didn't yield any weaponizeable fuel or processes.

Thorium reactors are 1,000 times safer than most of our energy production schemes. After the multiple wake up calls from nuclear accidents, it's incomprehensibl e that there hasn't been an internationally mandated switch to Thorium reactors.
 
 
+9 # sunspot 2012-06-11 12:21
The best way to protect yourself is by taking minerals, specifically boron & iodine. You can get ionic boron from www.WaterOz.com or in pill form about anywhere. We take Iodine+2 from www.1-thyroid.com. We also take zeolite, a mineral that sops up radiation, from www.nrgzeolite.com. We live on the East Coast, but no where is safe from radiation here or abroad.
 
 
+3 # Majikman 2012-06-11 19:29
Further, miso is an excellent source to combat radiation sickness, among other health benefits
http://www.naturalnews.com/031728_nuclear_contamination_glutathione.html
 
 
+30 # Rangzen 2012-06-11 12:45
As deeply disturbing as all of the above is, this article does not even mention the further, and perhaps vastly larger threat, of the situation with Unit 4 at Fukushima Dai Ichi. Please do some research. If the rods in jeopardy of exposure there are not encased quickly and an earthquake of 7 destabilizes Unit 4 which is already extremly vulnerable, not only the areas mentioned in this article will be exposed to vast fallout, but large portions of the planet as well. The press has done a very poor job informing us of the potential for a truly catastrophic event while the US government seems to be only vaguely aware.
 
 
+13 # PABLO DIABLO 2012-06-11 16:39
RANGZEN is right. Unit 4 is a growing danger.
 
 
+3 # KittatinyHawk 2012-06-11 20:16
They figure if they do not do something like shut down....Japan is doomed...so is everyone else. Thanks GE and NRC knew we could count on your help
 
 
+8 # RLF 2012-06-12 03:16
I'm sure the EPA will watch out for you in California...ju st as well as us in 9/11 land where they told us it was perfectly safe without mentioning the 2000 tons of Asbestos used to fireproof those buildings which we were then breathing.
 
 
+10 # gary_kephart 2012-06-12 06:51
While I appreciate the reporting, it frustrates me to no end that there's not one link to any of the reports so that we can read them ourselves. Please provide links! That's what the web is for!
 
 
-2 # paulrevere 2012-06-12 16:57
IS HUMANITY NOW IN THE THROES OF PERFECTED SAND BREATHING??!
 
 
+6 # DaveM 2012-06-12 20:15
"What have they done to the rain?" --Malvina Reynolds, 1962.
 
 
-15 # Rhotel1 2012-06-12 20:51
The reason why there are no links or citations to articles is that they most likely either do not exist or support the fanatasies of the writer. This is a prime example of why newspapers had fact checkers who rigorously reviewed stories. For the person who is all worried about Plutonium. There is no Plutonium from Fukushima that ever got off the reactor complex grounds and probably never got out of the reactor containment facility. What there is a very low, but measurable level of Plutonium that comes from atmopsheric testing of nuclear weapons. That is all over the world and it is never going to sicken let alone kill anyone. The items that are reachin the beaches of the West Coast come from the tsunami, which hit long before the reactor meltdown and atmospheric releases of volatile fission products occured. There is no Fukushima caused radiation washing up on America's shores. The level of radiation per pound of tuna was less than that for a pound of bananas. Bet that most of you did not realize that you deliberately expose yourself to about 14 Bequerels of radiation from naturally occuring Potassium-40 every time that you eat a medium banana. If you really want to get scared, take a geiger counter to your granite kitchen counter. My oh my!
 
 
+5 # dovelane1 2012-06-13 03:01
And what if you are wrong? Your attitude appears to suggest that you have no doubts about anything you said.

I trust more the person who is occasionally in error than I do the person who is never in doubt.

I suggest you read "The Hundredth Monkey" by Ken Kesey, put out around 1980. There are other consequences that you've not been mentioned. Ever check out the increase in the rates of cancer after nuclear testing occurred? I wonder where the cancer rate is headed now?

Oh well, we've got too many people on the planet as it is. What's a few billion or two more or less?
 
 
0 # sandyclaws 2012-06-15 04:17
Rhotel-Where are your citations? I guess we can just take your post as "the fantasy of the writer" then. Practice what you preach!
 
 
+6 # kayrun 2012-06-13 12:35
These actions allowing radioactive contamination are beyond suicidal and cannot be attributed to greed. Greedy people do not usually act to destroy the very land they are trying to live on. For sometime now, I have had a persistent feeling that what is driving these obscene and destructive behaviors is the very real desire to destroy the earth outright. Remember that it is not necessary for any cosmic evil to actually exist for power-drunk sociopaths to believe in one. Are these maniacs trying to serve their degenerate "master" by brutalizing all life on this planet? I am not particularly religious or superstitious, but in light of the blatant facts, is there really any other explanation of their motives or acts than that they embrace the demonic? Even psychotics don't knowingly kill themselves, and sociopaths are famous for their survival skills. Would love to read others' thoughts on the demonic motives.
 
 
+3 # Anarchist 23 2012-06-14 12:24
Kayrun: I have often asked myself "Actively Evil Or Criminally Stupid?" Most of my friends say 'both' when considering the present situations. some say this is just the dark before the dawn-a 'Great Awakening' is coming. I think it better hurry up since the Evil/Stupid group is putting all life in danger. I try not to drive too much and enjoy a low-energy life while I still can. this is a terrible tragedy and beyond our power to stop or avoid.
 
 
-1 # acomfort 2012-06-14 20:07
I have a rainwater monitoring station in Menlo Park CA. On a rainy day, April 12, 2012 my CPM readings doubled for about 12 hours. From (30CPM to 55CPM) This is a first time I have seen anything like this in 5 years of readings. Could I have been seeing something from Japan?
See data/graph at:
http://tinyurl.com/75jw285

Would love to hear from Michael Collin about what I was seeing.

acomfort
 
 
-1 # kayrun 2012-06-15 13:18
I just read that Congressman Kucinich updated an SEC complaint against FirstEnergy (failure to disclose) who operates Davis-Besse nuclear plant. On February 27, 2012, FirstEnergy admitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that, as a result of cracking, the shield building no longer conforms to the “current design and licensing bases.” This means that the margin of safety at Davis-Besse has been eroded below what would be required if FirstEnergy were applying for a license to operate today. On February 28, 2012, FirstEnergy signed an Annual Report to investors that claimed the cracks in the shield building “do not have structural significance.” I ask again, are they just crazy or committed to evil?

P.S.. Davis-Besse’s operating license expires in 2017. FirstEnergy is applying for a 20 year extension. Think they'll get it?
 

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