EUGENE, Ore. — The crisis in Japan has spawed new warnings about radiation effecting drinking water and food Tokyo, while local environmentalists here in the Eugene region think there could be ramifications here along the West coast if Japan’s nuclear reactors are not fully reparied.
Meanwhile, this post-Tsunami period along the nearby central Oregon coast – in Newport and other communities that depend upon “Spring Break” business as a boost after a long winter — “has been very quiet, with no Spring Break crowds in sight,” said one Newport business owner.
Tsunami’s wrath continues along area beaches
The never ending recession and nuclear radiation crisis in Japan is still felt along the central Oregon coast where Spring Break is way down, while tourist seem wary of just how “clean” the beach air and Pacific; meanwhile, post-Tsunami waves – blown in on currents from Japan — bring in all sorts of stuff with news, to include chilling images of people in Tokyo under a water ban due to high radioactive iodine levels that are also causing vegetable contamination and “infection” fears.
The U.S. government has also reacted to Japan’s nuclear reactors leaking radiation, and has ordered new safety checks of all nuclear reactors in the United States, after it was disclosed that 14 American nuclear reactors had “problems.” As Japan’s radioactive crisis continues so do fears along America’s West coast that more ill wind — in the form of new earthquake triggered Tsunami’s or even radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant – will continue to put radioactive particles into the atmosphere. On Thursday morning, Japan’s public television station “NHK” reported “spreading radiation levels worldwide.”
For example, the United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency says the recent radiation levels that are usually around 2.7 millisieverts (mSv) is now over 8.0mSv in some parts of the West coast of Britain in Cornwall and other regions that receive air current flows from the Japan region. Moreover, high 7, 8 and 9 mSv along the West coast, with a report from British Columbia that radiation is “not normal.”
Moreover, both the BBC and Japanese national television reports out Thursday note how “the tap water alert in Tokyo is anxiety levels soaring over the nation’s food and water supply. Residents in Tokyo are reportedly clearing the supermarket shelves of tap water. Also, milk, spinach and other vegetables from areas near the Fukushima plant were found to have radiation levels higher than regulated standards.”
Radiation drives people from homes, as they also lose water and food
In addition, NHK broadcasts on Thursday morning included news from the Fukushima prefecture – where the nuclear plant began a meltdown after the recent quake in Japan – that the Japanese government has order people to not eat “certain vegetables” because they may be contaminated. Fear of “infection” from the many horrors of radiation sickness is also spreading, reports the NHK.
Meanwhile, there’s a black lash against nuclear reactors when people ask ‘is nuclear energy worth a devastating accident that takes away one’s water and vegetables?’ According to a recent CBS News poll about 50 percent of Americans are against nuclear energy and say they want a cleaner environment and safe energy sources.
Smoldering nuclear reactors and high cost of food and gas hurt locals
Accidents can be devastating, “just look what happened in Japan,” said one Spring Break tourist along Newport’s trendy Nye Beach Wednesday while the lack of whale sightings – due to the gray whales’ northward migration being disrupted by the recent Tsunami – has bummed-out the kids who look forward to this whale watch week along the central Oregon coast.
The whale’s migration is a serious to whale watch fans who come to the central Oregon coast this time each year to enjoy the gray whale pods that sometimes put on a show with a dozen or more huge whales jumping up out of the sea and splash down.
Now, there’s a clear and present danger that whales, other sea life and man may be in real danger as people who once lived in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture area – that was famed for its lush and beautiful surroundings and many organic gardens and ancient nature centers, are now “latterly banned from Paradise, because the earthquake proved that nuclear accidents can happen without any way to prevent it,” said a local mother and teacher during a Spring Break whale watching visit Wednesday.
News from Japan’s NHK public television Thursday noted that the government is warning residents of Tokyo – and millions of visitors, to included many Americans – not to give babies “less than a year old, to drink any tap water.”
The warning has caused massive stockpiling of bottled water throughout Tokyo with stores, vending machines emptied while panic Japanese people wearing soiled face masks and shocked looks in their eyes, scurry home to seal themselves in their homes with duct-tape due to fears that radiation may be reaching their lungs and other vital organs.
Also, NHK TV in Japan reported “regular release of radiation” has been reported over the past 10 days with engineers risking their own lives to cool down the damaged nuclear reactors where spent fuel rods are spewing dangers radioactive radiation and contamination.
NHK also noted there fears of “infection” have entered the hearts and minds of not only Japanese people – that were interviewed on NHK TV – but also here along the Oregon coast that’s seen a dramatic drop in Spring Break tourism due to the recent Tsunami and its continuing after-shocks with news from the Japanese government that they’ve received reports of radiation coming from their reactors being measured along America’s West coast. NHK has broadcast numerous reports about their country’s earthquake having a devastating impact on other country’s that report high health and economic concerns.
Post-Tsunami period an “after-shock” for coastal people
“It doesn’t help that we get radiation from Japan, but gas is now over $4 and the year before last was bad, last year was really bad and so far this year with the Tsunami and all, it’s getting ridiculous to do business,” explained Steven, a seller of antiques and collectables in the trendy Nye Beach area of Newport that faces the Pacific and far off Japan.
On Wednesday, for example, a large slab of concrete measuring nearly 14 feet across and 11 feet high – as it rocked under the pressure of curious seagulls – there were few Spring Break fans who usually cram this popular beach that features a lighthouse and miles of free beaches where the dogs were out again after a nearly two weeks of being kept indoors due to Tsunami and post-quake radiation fears from Japan.
“It’s good to be out again, and breathing the air. The dogs needed it,” said one Newport local on Wednesday.
World Health Organization issue radiation warning signs
According to a BBC report Thursday morning, there’s new World Health Organization and United Nations health advisories that have been sent out in special message and news release with guidance on how to detect “infection” from radiation.
The BBC reports: “Exposure to moderate levels of radiation – above one gray (the standard measure of absorbed radiation) – can result in radiation sickness, which produces a range of symptoms. Nausea and vomiting often begin within hours of exposure, followed by diarrhea, headaches and fever.
“After the first round of symptoms, there may be a brief period with no apparent illness, but this may be followed within weeks by new, more serious symptoms. At higher levels of radiation, all of these symptoms may be immediately apparent, along with widespread – and potentially fatal – damage to internal organs. Exposure to a radiation dose of four gray will typically kill about half of all healthy adults.
For comparison, radiation therapy for cancer typically involves several doses of between one and seven gray at a time – but these doses are highly controlled, and usually specifically targeted at small areas of the body.”
Japan’s nuclear reactor crisis spawned by the Manhattan Project 70 years ago
Here in Eugene at the University of Oregon, there’s been numerous recent lectures on the Japanese nuclear meltdowns, via programs such as the Environmental Law Conference and “Nuke Info Night” that call for a transition from nuclear to solar and other safe energy sources. In addition, April marks the 70th anniversary of the “Manhattan Project” that was partiality developed at universities and nuclear plants in the Pacific Northwest and California in the Spring of 1961.
At the same time, the University of Oregon’s “Japanese Student Organization” has put up a website SendaiEarthquakeRelief.org to coordinate information sharing, nuclear radiation education and fundraising efforts.
Today, the memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is no longer repressed, but “transfigured with what’s happening now in Japan,” said one University of Oregon exchange student involved with the school’s Japanese Student Organization.
Moreover, students here are more concerned about what will be happening once Spring Break is over than just having fun while school is out with no cares in the world. “This issue of nuclear bombs and radiation is a shadow hanging over all human endeavor right now. I can’t think of anything more important that our futures under the cloud of radiation that’s now hurting so many people in Japan,” said one student who’s volunteering over Spring Break.
Looking back at the Manhattan Project’s terror and legacy
What’s chilling about the Manhattan Project documents are views from the project’s leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer and the pilot of the aircraft “Enola Gay” that dropped the first atomic bomb on the people of Japan.
Visitors to the Air and Space Museum in Washington can view a special exhibit about the Enola Gay and read words from its pilot Paul Tibbetswho, on Aug. 5, 1945, formally named his B-29 bomber “Enola Gay” after his mother. On Aug. 6, the Enola Gay left its base on Tinian Island in the Marianas with Tibbets at the controls, headed for history over Hiroshima. The atomic bomb, codenamed Little Boy, was dropped over Hiroshima at 8:15 a.m. local time. It produced a vast mushroom-shaped cloud that rose into the stratosphere. This haunting image would soon become the definitive marker of nuclear explosions.
“Radiation sickness would nearly double the initial death tool to well over 100,000 people during the subsequent years, and that was out of a population of 350,000 in Hiroshima at the time. To this day, there are more people dying in Japan from radiation sickness,” states the Smithsonian’s records.
The pilot, Paul Tibbets (who died in 2007 at age 92) who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, later commented:
“When I level out (after dropping the bomb) the nose is a little bit high and as I look up there the whole sky is lit up in the prettiest blues and pinks I’ve ever seen in my life. It was just great. I tell people I tasted it. ‘Well,’ they say, ‘what do you mean?’ When I was a child, if you had a cavity in your tooth the dentist put some mixture of some cotton or whatever it was and lead into your teeth and pounded them in with a hammer. I learned that if I had a spoon of ice cream and touched one of those teeth I got this electrolysis and I got the taste of lead out of it. And I knew right away what it was.”
Experts explained that “what it was” was the impact of the atomic bomb exploding. With a temperature at its core of around 60 million degrees Celsius — far hotter than the surface of the Sun – the bomb’s after action reported noted that “the initial flash vaporized some of the Japanese people and turned everyone openly exposed to it for around half a mile around into a fused carbon relic.”
As with the Tsunami “shock wave” after the recent massive quake in Japan, so too was a shock wave after the bomb hit Hiroshima, say experts, and “that initial flash killed more than 100,000 more people and flattened nearly as many buildings in the process.”
Even more strange is the reaction to the bomb’s devastation by visitors to the Air and Space Museum today, say media analysts today who view “Americans as too comfortable in their own lives to even consider or imagine what it must have been like to be there in Japan when the bombs dropped, and even today as radiation from next generation atomic bomb technology is killing and forcing people to leave their homes.”
Even more chilling is J. Robert Oppenheimer’s view on what he and his team of scientists created with the Manhattan Project some 70 years ago next month.
“If atomic bombs are to be added as new weapons to the arsenals of a warring world, or to the arsenals of nations preparing for war, then the time will come when mankind will curse the names of the Manhattan Project and of Hiroshima,” said Oppenheimer in his “Letters and Recollections.”
Nukes and nuclear reactor radiation a clear and present danger today
In a world where the United States and Russia still have more than 20,000 nuclear weapons — and Iran, North Korea and terrorists want to get their hands on nukes— what President Obama’s arms control and recent arms reduction treaties with Russia is all important.
“China, the only major nuclear power adding to its arsenal, is estimated to have 100 to 200 warheads. The treaty being negotiated says nothing about the nearly 15,000 warheads, in total, that the United States and Russia keep as backups — the so-called hedge. And it says nothing about America’s 500 short-range nuclear weapons, which are considered secure, or Russia’s 3,000 or more, which are chillingly vulnerable to theft,” stated a recent editorial in Washington after the recent meltdown of nuclear reactors spewing radiation into the atmosphere in Japan.
At the same time, recent congressional testimony from Homeland Security, the FBI, CIA and other agencies that monitor nukes what may be in the hands of terrorists, note that “we can’t ignore dirty bombs as a threat.”
In brief, dirty bombs are a kin to what’s happening now at the leaking nuclear reactors in Japan. A bomb destroys a nuclear reactor and causes a meltdown resulting in radiation being released. Thus, radiation is “dirty” because it can’t be cleaned-up and it goes on killing human life for long periods of time.
“Think of the dangers of radioactivity like glow-in-the-dark paint,” states an exhibit at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in nearby Portland. “Unlike modern luminous paint, which has to be activated by bright light, storing up energy to release later, radium lows constantly from its natural radioactive energy.”
The vast power of the nuclear Genie out of the Bottle
Also, there’s the problem of nuclear fusion that some scientists say is a clear and present danger at vulnerable nuclear reactors today.
For example, experts say that the Manhattan Project atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan at the end of WW II were “the equivalent of around 20,000 tons of TNT, while today’s nuke’s average about one million tons of TNT.”
Meanwhile, radioactive materials have been detected throughout Japan, China, in Europe and even here in Eugene and up and down the West coast, say experts who monitor the nuclear energy industry for radioactivity.
The ongoing nuclear reactor disaster and crisis that’s still going on in Japan is a reminder of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, say experts who worry about the nuclear “Genie getting out of the Bottle.”
Three Mile Island, for example, caused concern about the concept of the “China Syndrome,” that was also portrayed in the movie of the same name.
During a “China Syndrome,” say scientists, “the overheating reactor eats through the land beneath it and goes on to melt is way into the Earth’s core while releasing massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere.”
At the same time, a “Nuclear Winter” occurs when global nuclear war or even a series of nuclear reactors impact the climate.
The famed American atmospheric chemist Richard P. Turco coined the term Nuclear Winter in 1983 when explaining to the United Nations that it’s “manifested by significant surface darkening over many weeks, subfreezing land temperatures persisting for up to several months, large perturbations in global circulation patterns, and dramatic changes in local weather and precipitation rates creating a harsh ‘nuclear winter’ in any season.
Not surprisingly, scientists today are fearful of the same sort of nuclear winter in the wake of the recent and ongoing crisis in Japan.
Fukushima & now Nebraska Nuclear update 6/21/11
Uploaded by MsMilkytheclown on Jun 21, 2011
Note, I am going out of town until Sunday June 26th so I will not be reporting until then. I plan to continue reporting when I return.
Rising Missouri River and Radiation detection
Japanese, West Coast Americans = You Are Most Screwed! (warning shit loads of profanity)
Notification of Unusual Event at the Cooper Nuclear power plant june 19 2011
Radiation Readings From East Coast for 2.5 Months!!! ☢☢☢
32 No Fly Zones In USA In 2 Days.wmv
Nebraska Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station Fire Left Plant’s Spent-Fuel Pool in Danger – Alex Jones Tv
WARNING!!!! Horrific UNRELEASED Video Footage from Fukushima
Two-thirds of hot nuclear fuel remains in Calhoun Reactor Core
FUKUSHIMA – Its much worse than you think
Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & About to Get Worst (worse)
Japan: Dr Iven Mareels — “Engineers Likely Understood Containment Breached Immediately”
Japan’s deadly game of nuclear roulette
thanks to manekinekotattoo for sending that link!
US Radiation Soars 20 Times From Japan Fallout
Emergency Alert : Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 Getting Worst June 14 2011
ALERT OMG Fort Calhoun and Cooper Nuclear Power Plants What is Coming Alert!
Fukushima Live Cam anomaly or at moon?? 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
check this out too:
fukushima Live Cam radiate? anomaly! 14.06.2011-15.06.2011.wmv
I WILL NOT TAKE THIS SHIT ANYMORE! NEBRASKA IN DANGER MIRROR AND SHARE
Radiation Check Portland Oregon 14 Jun 2011.mp4
Italians Vote Overwhelmingly To End ALL Use Of Nuclear Power In Italy!
Arnie Gundersen – Nebraska Nuclear Plant Emergency Level 4 About to Get Worse – June 14, 2011.flv
Repost as needed !
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sTmzUzruu8
Fort Calhoun near Omaha, Nebraska
“On June 6, 2011, the Fort Calhoun pressurized water nuclear reactor 20 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska entered emergency status due to imminent flooding from the Missouri River. A day later, there was an electrical fire requiring plant evacuation.
Then, on June 8th, NRC event reports confirmed the fire resulted in the loss of cooling for the reactor’s spent fuel pool. The discussion includes specific details of the technical failures at Fort Calhoun, the risks of coolant loss at overcrowded “spent” fuel pools, and the national hazards of nuclear facilities along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, and other water sites during the current period of floods and climate change.”
I may or may not post the other parts to this, as it was exceedingly strenuous on my comp for some reason, I guess because of all the overlays and whatnot I added. Incase I don’t post the rest, here is the link to watch it on youtube:
(full 40 minutes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHZdub3n0mI
download the audio podcast here:
Arnie Gundersen’s Updates on Fukushima: http://www.fairewinds.com
KETV News’ Piece on the Nuclear Plant: http://www.ketv.com/news/27392766/detail.html
July 15th, 2012
July 14, 2012
Globalist United Nations moving to undermine and kill off Second Amendment. See more in Alex’s addendum and even more evidence/explanation of the gun ban intent.
Fast & Furious Staged to Pass UN Gun Treaty