From Nuke Pro: Radiation Frying California and Texas and Possible Coverup In New Mexico at WIPP

Friday, January 9, 2015

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2015/01/radiation-frying-california-and-texas.html

Radiation Frying California and Texas and Possible Coverup In New Mexico at WIPP
Over at Fukuleaks they have nicely formatted EPA data charts, just like Higgins used to have at his fine site before his entire house and all his servers were wiped out by Sandy. Hope he is doing OK.

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?page_id=14258

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Bakersfield and Fresno CA have just been getting pounded with consistent high levels of radiation. Arizona and Texas are also being totally fried. Finally at the bottom of the page is the WIPP story, last fall they started venting plutonium from their underground Plutonium dump, but they say no danger to the public. The data doesn’t say that.

Fresno, second chart down was getting pounded, and as far as we know they are still getting pounded, although the EPA shut off the monitors

Tucson, AZ Has high and fairly steady radiation. These levels are definitely dangerous, with a good chance of cancer developing after 1 year exposure. And see Texas, down below Tucson, these are very high levels!

Albuquerque NM is the most populated area anywhere to WIPP. WIPP started venting the underground dump in late October to reduce Plutonium levels so that their workers could be more productive with less safety equipment. And there is a lot more than just plutonium at WIPP all the normal cast of characters is present, sometimes at very high levels of contamination. Strontium and Cesium can account for increase in Beta, Plutonium is going to be all Alpha, very hard to pickup the Plutonium.

Carlsbad NM, the site closes to the WIPP Plutonium Underground Dump that Blew UP this spring….well it seems as if they don’t even deserve a Beta count, there is none shown. How about that, not just a “broken” they don’t even get one.

Let the peasants have their yellow cake, and they can eat it and breathe it too…

What is amazing to me is that after screwing up royally, you would think they would put adeqaute resources into doing things right. The DOE and the WIPP contractor (which used to have President Mohammed Farok Shariff running the plant at the time of the accident) have not ramped up resources to amek sure no further mistakes happen.

Instead they have improper ventilation at the underground dump
“The most significant concern is that NWP does not have a sound engineering approach for determining the minimum ventilation rates that will ensure safe conditions for underground workers,” the Office of Enterprise Assessments report said.
Per this report http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_27270012/report-wipp-ventilation-system-is-unsafe-needs-improvements?nstrack=sid:712452|met:0000300|cat:0|order:11&%2F%3Fsource=dailyme

And the DOE had attempted to “engage the public” and reassure them through a series of Town Hall meetings. the net result was only that they displayed their coverups, lies, and lack of effective action —all the more clearly to those paying close attnetion. In fact, this weeks town hall meeting was blacked out for internet participation. The tough questions come from the semi anonymous activists who log in via the internet.

Well, one way to avoid the pointed questions is to just “Break the Internet” those Butt-heads.

We noted in a news report that even at the local Town Hall they allowed less than 5 miuntes for questions to Las Alamos National Lab to explain what happened and how they were going to fix it.

Given the high levels of frustration of the local community, it is a bit surprising to see them dodge the issue with a obvious ineffective Q&A.

“The City of Carlsbad is very frustrated with Los Alamos and what went on there, especially the lack of control, the lack of understanding, and the lack of treatment,” said John Heaton, chairman of the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force.

http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_27290654/little-time-given-discuss-errors-made-at-lanl

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ENENews: “…in Hawaii — Birds dying of unusual cancers, rarely seen in wildlife” Wow! I guess that no one told Hawaii About Fukushima!

Gov’t: Sea urchins with insides empty, bare skeletons, and black lesions in Hawaii — Birds dying of unusual cancers, rarely seen in wildlife (PHOTOS)
Published: January 22nd, 2015 at 4:26 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/govt-diseased-sea-urchins-hawaii-insides-empty-bare-skeletons-black-lesions-birds-dying-unusual-cancers-photos?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

USGS National Wildlife Health Center Honolulu Field Station, 2014 (emphasis added):

Focus: Sea Urchin Disease — The Nature Conservancy (TNC) first observed sick-looking urchins at an old sunken barge [in] Oahu. They were also observed more recently on patch reefs in Kaneohe Bay (KB), Oahu… The first report of sick-looking urchins was made back in late February of 2014. Then in early May, sick-looking urchins were observed at KB… HFS [Honolulu Field Station], DLNR [Department of Land and Natural Resources], and TNC set out to investigate and conducted surveys at both sites, collecting healthy and sick urchins.

urchin diseaseNecropsies were then conducted at the HFS lab to determine cause of death… Affected urchins have dull flattened spines (droopy urchins), or gradual to complete loss of spines (outside skeleton bare). Some are found empty with some tissue and spine remaining on their surface. At this point, the public is encouraged to report any sick or dead urchins to the Eyes Of the Reef network in order to determine how widespread this event is. Laboratory efforts are underway to try and identify what is causing this disease.
Necropsy Files: Tumors in Birds — In August 2013, an adult nene from Hawaii died of lymphoma, a cancer of blood cells. In September, 2013, a critically endangered Rota crow died from liver cancer. These two cases were unusual in that cancer is rare in wildlife in general. Most wild animals do not live long enough to get cancer and usually die from things like starvation, trauma, or infectious diseases.
Rescue — HFS worked with partners to understand mysterious mortalities of critically endangered captive Rota crows. Birds developed odd nervous system signs and would die with no evident necropsy findings explaining cause of death. [The] birds were missing a vital nutrient…
Dept. of Land & Natural Resources: February 2014, biologists from TNC reported a large number of sick-looking collector sea urchins… in Maunalua Bay on Oahu. [USGS] was notified and began an initial assessment… The preliminary diagnosis for the sea urchins is that it is a type of disease. The sick urchins have patchy loss of their spines and lesions (or wounds)… A “Call to Action” was sent out to the Eyes of the Reef (EOR) Network, asking the public to report any observations of sick-looking collector urchins… In early May 2014, sick-looking urchins were also observed in Kaneohe bay, on the Windward side of Oahu. About 10% of urchins on one patch reef showed signs of the disease… Monitoring on a monthly basis continues by a team composed of DLNR, USGS, and TNC staff… Important Findings — 6/2/2014 – DAR, USGS, and TNC respond to Eyes of the Reef reports of sick-looking urchins on Maui… it’s recommended that the community continues to report sick urchins… Next Steps — USGS continues to conduct lab studies to determine the exact cause of the disease and if the same disease is affecting urchins on Oahu and Maui.

See also: TV: Hawaii coral “the worst scientists have ever seen” — Professor: “It’s like a ghost town… We would not typically see entire colonies bleached, ever” — Gov’t map of ‘maximum bleaching alert area’ in Pacific mirrors Fukushima plume model since 2011 (VIDEO)

From Naturalnews April 2013: “Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning” It Has Only Gotten Worse, So Don’t Act Like No One Knows the Truth!

Dead sea lions washing on shore in California appear to have died from radiation poisoning
Monday, April 15, 2013 by: PF Louis
Tags: sea lions, radiation, California

http://www.naturalnews.com/039924_sea_lions_radiation_california.html#

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(NaturalNews) An unusual surge of stranded dying and dead sea lions (seals) have littered Southern California beaches from Santa Barbara to San Diego since earlier this year. Most of the area newspapers and media outlets have been alarmingly reporting this unusual phenomenon.

It’s unusual because this is the season when sea lion pups flourish. Instead they’re struggling ashore in starved, emaciated conditions, if they’ve managed to stay alive. Scientists say almost half the sea lions born this past winter have died.

When they get too thin, they’re forced to go ashore for sun because they can’t stay warm in cool waters. All the concerned marine biology scientists are scratching their heads. Some have commented on how this sort of mortality rate is usually predictable according to atmospheric or oceanic conditions.

But there are none of the obvious tell-tale signs that could have predicted this high occurrence of seal pup mortality.

“They’re clearly not getting enough food,” said Victoria Harris, Interim Executive Director with the California Wildlife Center. Yet another scientist claims there are sufficient squid and sardine populations for them off the coast of California.

Scientists seem to be determined to get to the bottom of this marine life tragedy. “Marine mammals are sentinels of the eco system,” stated Victoria Harris, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

The NOAA publicly announced that they considered radiation unlikely as the cause, but it wasn’t ruled out.

How radiation could be the primary causal event

Japanese marine scientists have announced extremely high radiation reading in sea water collected off Japan.

The New York Times article, “Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea” published September 28, 2011 contained information from scientists about extremely high amounts of radioactive cesium 137.

The extremely high readings recorded at different times indicated that cesium 137 was rising, and at that time in 2011, more radioactive material was continuing to leak into the ocean.

That article registered concern over the high amounts of radioactive material, but claimed at that time the ocean was diluting the radiation levels low enough to prevent humans from being harmed directly.

Of course, California sea lions are a long way off from the Japan coast, but different currents and eddies could spread a continuing accumulation of radioactive contamination farther out into the ocean from Japan.

Even tuna caught off the California coast have been found with higher than normal traces of cesium 137 from the Fukushima disaster in May of 2012.

An unpublicized cause of death for seal pups is domoic acid, produced by toxic algae bloom. It causes seizure and death in California sea lions. Domoic acid is a neurotoxin produced by a few specific types of harmful algae blooms among the phytoplankton on the ocean’s surface.

Often this results in what’s been termed “Red Tide” that kills off lots of marine life.

Here’s where I’m going with this. Phytoplankton is easily corrupted. Although it’s involved with providing well over half the earth’s oxygen through the process of photosynthesis, excessive UV rays coming through ozone layer openings do damage them.

So now we have a 2011 report from researchers at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology which stated that Fukushima’s radioactive cessium 137 has contaminated ocean plankton. Plankton is the first food within the marine life food chain.

Professor Takashi Ishimaru, said the plankton were heavily contaminated because sea currents continuously carried contaminated water southward from the nuclear plant. There you have it. Radioactively contaminated plankton.

If it doesn’t produce a form of domoic acid from that damage, it goes up the food chain to larger fish and sea mammals. Remember that quote from earlier in this article: “Marine mammals are sentinels of the eco system.”

If not directly from radioactive contamination, which has not been ruled out since some Fukushima radioactive debris has washed ashore on the west coast, then the indirect consequences of radioactive plankton could be at the bottom of this seal pup tragedy.

Sources for this article include:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com

http://enenews.com

http://www.malibutimes.com

http://www.elephantseal.org/Marine-mammals/sealion.htm

http://enenews.com

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com

http://www.see-the-sea.org/topics/pollution/air/AirPol-body.htm

http://education.nationalgeographic.com

ENENews: “Record level of “flesh-eating bacteria” cases in Japan” So Gosh Darn, Low Level Radiation Doses Apparently Does Screw You Up!

TV: Record level of “flesh-eating bacteria” cases in Japan — Spike began around 2011 Fukushima disaster — Now at 400% normal rate — US Gov’t: Radiation from nuclear accident greatly reduces ability to fight this infection — Officials: We don’t know what’s triggering it; Seek immediate help if symptoms develop (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Published: January 6th, 2015 at 3:01 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/tv-flesh-eating-bacteria-record-levels-japan-spike-began-2011-400-previous-average-govt-radiation-exposure-after-nuclear-accidents-greatly-reduces-ability-fight-infection-video?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ENENews+%28Energy+News%29

Yomiuri Shimbun, Dec. 24, 2014 (emphasis added): Patients with ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ hit record — A record high 263 patients are suffering from streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome (STSS), a deadly infection… National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) is calling on people to visit a doctor… immediately after a possible STSS symptom is detected, such as a severe sore throat… [A] maximum of 100 patients suffered from the disease annually until 2010… This year, that number reached 263 as of Dec. 14, topping the previous worst record of 242 in 2012… Tokyo ranked first with 41… The infection is mainly caused by Group A Streptococcus… but details remain unclear. It is unknown what triggers the disease… The condition may lead to a state of shock, multiple organ failure and other results in a few days… It is also called “flesh-eating bacteria” [affecting] tissues such as on limbs and the face… NIID official said [to] “seek immediate treatment… should STSS symptoms appear.”

Toxic Shock

New studies by scientists from Fukushima Institute of Public Health and others:

Increased prevalence of group A streptococcus isolates in streptococcal toxic shock syndrome cases in Japan from 2010 to 2012, published 2014: Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a severe invasive infection characterized by the sudden onset of shock, multi-organ failure, and high mortality… STSS is mainly caused by group A streptococcus (GAS). Although an average of 60–70 cases of GAS-induced STSS are reported annually, 143 cases were recorded in 2011. [We examine] the reason behind this marked increase… mefA-positive emm1 isolates has escalated since 2011.
Evaluation of streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome caused by group B streptococcus [GBS] in adults in Japan between 2009 and 2013, published 2014: In recent years, [Streptococcus infection] is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among adults… disease similar to streptococcal toxic shock syndrome have recently been reported… underlying disease was present in 47.4% of the patients.
US Dept. of Defense, 2012: (Photo – “Crew member is checked for radiation [in] Japan… March 2011″); Ch. 5 – Therapy for Bacterial Infections following Ionizing Radiation Injury… [C]oncerns about nuclear disasters have… shifted to emphasize the low-dose acute and low-dose–rate chronic irradiation scenarios of nuclear accidents… nonlethal doses of ionizing radiation enhance susceptibility to exogenous bacterial infections… The predominant bacteria isolated from wounds included… b-hemolytic [and] a-hemolytic Streptococcus… [I]mmune responses are greatly diminished within a few days after irradiation… individuals should be monitored continually for… symptoms of infection [which] are difficult to treat effectively in those who receive whole-body ionizing radiation.

Al Jazeera: What does Polonium do to a person?… An amount equivalent to the size of a particle of dust is lethal. After being taken into the body… it bombards people’s cells with millions of radioactive alpha particles [and] damages the intestines, causing toxic shock syndrome.

Dr. Nick Priest, toxicology professor at Middlesex Univ.: If polonium is ingested [it] will travel through the gut… Destruction of the inner gut wall will lead to… toxic shock syndrome.

Biological Hazard, Turkey Creek, FL

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2015-01-01 04:40:16 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20150101-46512-USA
Date&Time: 2015-01-01 04:40:16 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of Florida,
Location: Turkey Creek,

Description:
Thousands of fish and animals are dying in a local waterway, and longtime residents say it’s not just an ordinary fish kill. Turkey Creek in Palm Bay is known for its clean, fresh water. It flows into the Indian River Lagoon downstream, and it’s there in the lagoon where most fish kills happen, not in the creek. Chris Jones grew up along Turkey Creek. “You can get out and be in old Florida, natural Florida, the way it was hundreds of years ago before people were here,” said Jones. But now, catfish have been dying for weeks. People have reported dead animals including an alligator and some raccoons and turtles. They’ve taken pictures of a film on the water. “I’ve never seen catfish or any fish die off to this extent,” said Jones. “It’s quite upsetting because I’ve been here since ’73, and the waters were much better,” said John Mongioi. Palm Bay Public Works employees checked the water for dissolved oxygen but said so far levels look normal. The city sewage plant spilled effluent into the creek in September. It seems unlikely that could still be having an effect. It’s an unnerving mystery.

The name of Hazard: Mass die-off (fishes)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed

Posted:2015-01-01 04:40:16 [UTC]