From July 20, 2018: "Fukushima's Nuclear Imprint is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don't Panic)"
Mind-bogglingly, this story has caused a big, old stir.
I recently noticed that The Weather Network has run the story, and commenters on their website are calling it "alarmist," suggesting TWN is irresponsible for even publishing such a story.
Honestly, mind-boggling doesn't even begin to cover it at this point.
This wine story is so watered down and omits so many key facts that it's laughable, but even this, even this, piece of "Fukushima is no biggie" mainstream media propaganda is getting people all hot and bothered?
Nowhere in the story does anyone mention that Fukushima-signature fallout (Cesium 134 and 137), as well as other radioactive isotopes, have been found in produce, seafood, sand, and rain all along the West Coast of North America (and beyond) since the nuclear disaster began in 2011 and continuing to this day.
(But as soon as it's found in Napa Valley wine - generally an upper and upper-middle class area - all of a sudden, it's a huge story.)
Nowhere in the story does anyone mention the fact that man-made radioactivity bio-accumulates in the body, so a single serving of radioactively-contaminated food or drink may not have a huge impact on health, but hundreds or thousands of servings over the course of five, six, seven, and more years? That's definitely something to be concerned about. That involves continual bombardment by combinations of man-made radioactive isotopes that our bodies would not come into contact with naturally. The doses keep getting higher as they accumulate in the body. There's a threshold there.
Cesium resembles potassium and concentrates in the brain, muscles, heart, ovaries, and testicles.
Strontium resembles calcium and concentrates in the bones.
Radioactive Iodine resembles iodine and concentrates in the thyroid.
Plutonium resembles iron and concentrates in the bones, liver, and blood cells and is highly toxic to ingest, aside from its radioactivity.
Nowhere in the story does anyone mention that there is actually no safe level of man-made radioactivity to ingest. Nowhere does anyone mention that ingesting or breathing in radioactive isotopes or particles, creating a constant state of internal irradiation, is much different from natural background radiation, which is external.
Constant exposure to even low-level radiation can cause major health damage, including cancer, auto-immune disorders, heart attack, stroke, thyroid disorders, and genetic mutations. There is certainly no medical or scientific consensus that low-level radiation exposure is harmless, as is constantly parroted in mainstream media reports, including in this wine story.
As stated, there are masses of documented examples of Fukushima-signature radioactivity being found in produce, seafood, sand, and rain since 2011 and continuing to this day.
A measly 15 samples of Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California were tested in 2012. All 15 fish contained Fukushima fallout.
Even bastion of establishment science Scientific American magazine reported that radioactive iodine from Fukushima had been found in kelp beds off the coast of California in 2012. Insanely, scientists did not test for any of the longer-lasting radioactive isotopes! This was not followed up on in the story. And this is considered thorough and honest journalism? We learned better skills in our first week of journalism school...
How about the salmon stocks collapsing this year? There's a real story for you.
This should be worldwide news. But not only does mainstream media not cover Dana's critical research, he has actually been hauled into court on multiple occasions and given gag orders in an attempt to silence him.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) itself, known for lying about the situation at the nuclear plant and low-balling numbers, has admitted that at least 400 tons of radioactively-contaminated water are flowing into the Pacific Ocean every day, without cessation, and that this has been going on since at least 2012. This is, of course, not to mention the massive amounts of radioactivity and radioactive particles that were released into the atmosphere and jet stream from the explosions at the nuclear plant, including from spent fuel rods. There is also evidence that criticalities are still taking place at the site. New fission products Xenon, Krypton-85, Tellurium-132, and Iodine-131 have been discovered at various times and in various locations.
Update: unfortunately, three of the four links on the fission products are now dead links (to now-defunct Enenews.com and blog Optimal Prediction). There has been some intense scrubbing of information from the web since 2011. Here are some additional links to the information on the ongoing fission products:
"The detection of xenon, which is associated with nuclear fission, was confirmed today by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the country's atomic regulator said.
"Given the signs, it's certain that fission is occurring," Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at Tepco who regularly talks to the media, told reporters in Tokyo today.
Fission taking place in the reactor can lead to increases in radiation emissions and raises concerns about further leaks after another radioactive hot spot was discovered in Tokyo on Oct. 29. It's possible there are similar reactions occurring in the No. 1 and No. 3 reactors, the other cores damaged at the station, Matsumoto said.
"Melted fuel in the No. 2 reactor may have undergone a sustained process of nuclear fission or re-criticality," Tetsuo Ito, the head of Kinki University's Atomic Energy Research Institute, said by phone.""
"Tepco suddenly reported they examined the density of krypton-85 and hydrogen gas. This was the first time for them to announce Krypton-85 was increasing in reactor1.
Their Japanese version of report states the density of Krypton-85 was 948Bq/cm3 at maximum.
Krypton-85 is produced from nuclear fission most of the cases. It suggests the possibility of on-going nuclear fission in reactor1."
"In December 2014, both radioactive iodine and Tellurium-132 were reported as having been detected in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture [130 miles SW of Fukushima Daiichi]. Given the short half-lives of these radioactive particles, their presence could not be the result of the original meltdowns at Fukushima."
Compilation of sources: Iodine-131 detected in Europe, source unknown; U.S. Air Force deploys nuclear sniffer aircraft
This has been covered in The Aviationist, among others:
"Along with monitoring nuke testing, the WC-135 is used to track radioactive activity as happened after the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in the Soviet Union in 1986 and Fukushima incident back in 2011...
Iodine-131 (131I), a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The preliminary report states it was first found during week 2 of January 2017 in northern Norway. Iodine-131 was also detected in Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain, until the end of January.
However, no one seems to know the reason behind the released
Iodine-131. Along with nuclear power plants, the isotope is also widely
used in medicine and its presence in the air could be the effect of
several different incidents."
In light of all this, how is this story about Fukushima fallout in California wine even surprising to people, let alone shocking? Let alone "alarmist?"
The real irresponsibility of the mainstream media is not in publishing a story about Fukushima fallout in wine. It is in not providing any real context for that story. It is in enforcing the worldwide media blackout on the subject. It is in downplaying and watering down the very real threat that Fukushima fallout poses to life on this planet. It is in misleading people, misinforming people, and lying by omission - practises that have been employed since March 11, 2011 and that are blatantly obvious in the quality of "journalism" being put out today, including in that California wine story.
The public should be absolutely outraged that this is the level of journalism being put out about such a critical and life-and-death situation as Fukushima.
And yet, instead, people are angry that the media is even mentioning it at all, even in this incredibly watered-down fashion?
From the July 6, 2018 article, "Chiron Retrograde in Aries/Pisces: Pulling Our Heads Out of the Radioactive Sand...or Bust!"
"There is certainly an element of surreality that must be navigated, particularly involving the gaping chasm between the truth and how people are actually living en masse, and Chiron crossing zero Aries and moving back into late Pisces will be highlighting this..."
This gaping chasm could not be any more apparent than in the public reactions to this California wine story. The surreality is hitting a high point on the subject of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis...
Seriously, get in the game, Human Race. Don't let the mainstream media play you for a fool, as it is doing. Put things in context yourself. Fill in the blanks yourself. Get a handle on the big picture, which they are intentionally obscuring from you, and get in the game! This won't wait.