36 Signs The Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast


By Michael Snyder

Fukushima Radiation

The west coast of the United States is being absolutely fried by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and the mainstream media is not telling us the truth about this.  What you are about to see is a collection of evidence that is quite startling.  Taken collectively, this body of evidence shows that nuclear radiation from Fukushima is affecting sea life in the Pacific Ocean and animal life along the west coast of North America in some extraordinary ways.  But the mainstream media continues to insist that we don’t have a thing to worry about.  The mainstream media continues to insist that radiation levels in the Pacific and along the west coast are perfectly safe.  Are they lying to us?  Evaluate the evidence compiled below and come to your own conclusions…

#1 Independent researchers have measured alarmingly high levels of radiation on the beaches of the west coast.  For example, the video posted below was taken on December 23rd, 2013 at Pacifica State Beach.  As you can see in this video, radiation levels near the water are up to five times higher than normal background radiation…

#2 According to Oceanus Magazine, the total amount of cesium-137 that has been released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima is 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than the amount released into the oceans by the Chernobyl disaster or by the atmospheric nuclear weapons tests of the 1960s.

#3 Former MSNBC host Cenk Uygur has admitted that while he was at MSNBC he was instructed not to warn the public about the radiation coming from Fukushima

“I was on MSNBC at the time when this happened, I said, “Don’t trust what the Japanese government is saying, they’ll say trust what the electric power company is saying. Go, go, go, get outta there. Get as far away from that plant as you can. It’s literally a core meltdown.” And they always don’t want people to panic, so they were always like, “Oh it’s going to be okay.” [...] I’m like, “You’re crazy man, don’t be anywhere near that reactor.” And I remember at the time, of course not at The Young Turks, but on cable news, people were like, “Hey Cenk, you know, I don’t know that you want to say that, because the official government position is that it’s safe.” Oh, is that the official government position? Now go explain that to the people who served on the USS Ronald Reagan.”

#4 71 U.S. sailors who assisted with the initial Fukushima relief efforts have developed serious diseases such as testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, Leukemia, “unremitting gynecological bleeding” and brain tumors since that time as a result of exposure to radiation coming from Fukushima.

#5 Something is causing starfish all along the west coast of the United States to literally disintegrate into piles of “white goo“…

Researchers say nuclear pollution from the 2011 earthquake in Japan that damaged the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant could be partially to blame for a disease wiping out starfish along the West Coast.

Dr. Peter Raimondi of the University of Santa Cruz says something is making starfish susceptible to whats believed to be a bacteria coined “Wasting Disease.” It essentially disintegrate the marine invertebrates into a white goo, after the starfish loses its legs.

#6 Bald eagles are dying in unprecedented numbers in Utah, and nobody can figure out why this is happening…

Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the past few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.

Hundreds of the majestic birds — many with wing spans of 7 feet or more — migrate here each winter, gathering along the Great Salt Lake and feasting on carp and other fish that swim in the nearby freshwater bays.

Earlier this month, however, hunters and farmers across five counties in northern and central Utah began finding the normally skittish raptors lying listless on the ground. Many suffered from seizures, head tremors and paralysis in the legs, feet and wings.

#7 Huge numbers of dead birds are dropping dead and washing up along the coastlines of Alaska.  It is being reported that many of the carcases of the dead birds are “broken open and bleeding”.

#8 The recent deaths of thousands of birds in Oregon is absolutely baffling scientists.

#9 Something is causing large numbers of seals and walruses up in Alaska to lose hair and develop “oozing sores”.

#10 Substantial numbers of polar bears along the coast of Alaska are suffering from fur loss and open sores.

#11 There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline.

#12 The population of sockeye salmon along the coastlines of Alaska is at a “historic low”.

#13 Something is causing Pacific herring to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

#14 Dangerous levels of cesium-137 have been discovered in mushrooms and berries grown along the west coast.

#15 According to an absolutely shocking report put out by the National Academy of Sciences, it has been proven that Pacific Bluefin tuna have transported radioactive material “across the entire North Pacific Ocean”…

“We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean.”

#16 Something seems to be causing a substantial spike in the death rate for killer whales living off of the coast of British Columbia.

#17 Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

#18 One test in California found that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

#19 Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

• 73 percent of the mackerel

• 91 percent of the halibut

• 92 percent of the sardines

• 93 percent of the tuna and eel

• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies

• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

#20 An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

#21 One very experienced Australian adventurer has stated that he felt as though“the ocean itself was dead” as he journeyed from Japan to San Francisco recently…

The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.

“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.

“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.

“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”

In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.

“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”

#22 It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.

#23 The deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, Maxim Shingarkin, says that seafood captured off the northwest coast of the United States is so radioactive that it represents a “danger for mankind”…

“Currents in the world ocean are so structured that the areas of seafood capture near the U.S. northwest coast are more likely to contain radioactive nuclides than even the Sea of Okhotsk, which is much closer to Japan. These products are the main danger for mankind because they can find their way to people’s tables on a massive scale.”

#24 According to one recent scientific report, radiation from Fukushima could affect our seafood for “many generations” and ultimately kill more than a million people…

This cycle will last for many generations, because of the food chain of fish and other marine fauna, and the radioactivity will be recycled and in fact the meat content will increase rather than decreasing by decay. Even if only one one-hundredth of the radioactivity (more than 1e15 Bq of CS137) were to enter this recirculation pattern, the collective whole body ingestion dose over many generations would exceed 1e7 Sv, sufficient to kill more than 1,000,000 people.

#25 The Japanese government has estimated that approximately 300 tons of highly radioactive water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility every single day.

#26 A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

#27 According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

#28 According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

#29 It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

#30 It has been estimated that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

#31 The immense amount of radioactive material being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning

“Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.”

#32 The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly being released from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living in the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.  Just consider what Harvey Wasserman had to say about this…

Iodine-131, for example, can be ingested into the thyroid, where it emits beta particles (electrons) that damage tissue. A plague of damaged thyroids has already been reported among as many as 40 percent of the children in the Fukushima area. That percentage can only go higher. In developing youngsters, it can stunt both physical and mental growth. Among adults it causes a very wide range of ancillary ailments, including cancer.

Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been found in fish caught as far away as California. It spreads throughout the body, but tends to accumulate in the muscles.

Strontium-90’s half-life is around 29 years. It mimics calcium and goes to our bones.

#33 Outdoor radiation levels at Fukushima recently hit a new all-time high.

#34 According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

#35 Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years”

“Conditions in the unit 4 pool, 100 feet from the ground, are perilous, and if any two of the rods touch it could cause a nuclear reaction that would be uncontrollable. The radiation emitted from all these rods, if they are not continually cool and kept separate, would require the evacuation of surrounding areas including Tokyo. Because of the radiation at the site the 6,375 rods in the common storage pool could not be continuously cooled; they would fission and all of humanity will be threatened, for thousands of years.”

#36 There are very alarming reports that new “unexplained plumes of radioactive steam” are rising at Fukushima.  Japanese officials are not able to get inside and see what is causing these plumes.  Some are speculating that the crisis at Fukushima just got a whole lot worse.  The following is from a recent Ecologist article

Unexplained plumes of radioactive steam have been rising from Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3, Could a major meltdown be on the way?

Fukushima’s Reactor Building 3 exploded on 13th March 2011 as a result of a hydrogen buildup, breaching the building’s containment and emitting a huge plume of radiation. The reactor itself is in meltdown.

And now fresh plumes of steam have been seen coming out the structure. These have now been confirmed by Tepco, the owner of the nuclear plant, from 19th December onwards. The company believes the steam is coming from the fifth floor of the building.

However it does not know the cause of the steam. Lethal levels of radiation and the physical damage to the structure have so far made entry and inspection impossible.

If a full-blown meltdown does happen at Fukushima, it would be an environmental disaster unlike anything that we have ever seen before in human history.

As we enter 2014, we are entering a time when the world is becoming increasingly unstable.  The global economy is being shaken, political corruption is seemingly everywhere, evidence of advanced social decay is all around us and the earth itself is starting to groan and crack with increasingly regularity.  But the mainstream media continues to insist that everything is going to be just fine.  That is one of the reasons why I wrote my new novel.  The American people deserve to hear the truth and be warned about the great challenges that are rapidly approaching.

In the end, millions upon millions of people could end up getting seriously ill as a result of all of this radiation coming from Fukushima.  Most of them will never even know why they have gotten sick.

And if there is a major earthquake or a significant accident during the cleanup at Fukushima, we could actually see huge sections of Japan be evacuated permanently.

It would be hard to overstate just how serious all of this is.  But you won’t hear about this from the mainstream media.  Their story is that “everything is okay” and they are sticking to it.

So what do you think?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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  • Ken

    I have also noticed that trees are growing ‘clumps’ of leaves in a few places where the rest of the tree has no leaves. Maybe for the last couple of years. I am 56 years old and have never seen such phenomenon. Is that normal? My wife also cares for numerous stray cats. Several have respiratory problems, could this be in part to radiation poisoning or diet from manufactured food?

  • Mr, Jonz

    Here in south Santa Clara County CA (Silicon Valley) starting this last summer, there seems to be a huge drop in the number of insects. Even those Argentine ants, which are usually everywhere by the million are never seen in large numbers anymore. Very few spiders too. Birds attacked and stripped my vegetable garden this summer like they’ve never done.

    • Jabberwocky

      That’s a scary thought

    • sallyho3000 .

      I’ve been hearing the same thing… Also, there has been some resurgence in “West Nile” virus is CA. Lots of dead birds, however the lab results are coming back (it seems) too fast to be legit…

      • GusFarmer

        WNV is probably the proximate cause, but the birds are far more susceptible b/c of the radiation and countless chemicals they’re exposed to.

  • Alonso Schneeweiss

    You’re wrong – it’s not radiation that’s causing all these anomalies – it’s CLIMATE CHANGE! It’s evil CO2 that’s to blame for it all! We must rid the planet of CO2.

  • Kenneth Brooks

    We must have the Russians drop a Tsar bomb on Fukushima. This will fuse together much of the radioactive isotopes. In exchange Russian could give the Japanese their islands back.

  • Bite Me

    You guys ever use google earth? – Go search Chernobyl, Ukraine…
    You will see that the city of Keiv, only 63 miles away, is doing just fine.
    It’s time for all you elite globalist conspiracy theory deniers, to let the sun shine in.

  • http://thehealingfrequency.com/zeolite/ Zeolite

    Just test it for yourself. And get plenty of natural zeolyte if you are in a high radiation area.

  • Anonymous

    I’d get the hell out of the west coast this coming year, the earlier the better.

  • Patrick ONeil

    They used to talk about building an “ice wall” oceanside at Fukushima to block water from entering the pacific ocean. Silly on its face because…what then? The water will build up and up and so you have to build the wall higher and higher, ad infinitum. No, they were thinking backwards (or not far enough). First, build the original wall oceanside and let the water level climb to flood, and cool, the melted cores but then build walls upwater to Fukushima to prevent groundwater from entering the area at all, or only at a trickle compared to normal.

  • flocculent

    Science literacy is dead in the U.S.. Most of these examples are Palinesque mis-interpretations and baseless extrapolations from uncontrolled observational studies, or are hearsay. The Pacific is huge, and the main risks from bio-accumulated radioactivity are the same for Hoosiers as for Oregonians.

    Also, the radioactivity units seem to be chosen to maximize fear. How about some consistency and additional comparisons? What is the sensitivity, accuracy and precision of the measurements? Eavh of these examples ccan (and should) be interpreted a bit more objectively, but that wouldn’t generate page hits, would it?

    Shrill fear mongering.

    • Westcoastliberal

      Rather than complain these indices are not “scientific” or are over the top, perhaps we should examine the fact that the very same plant design is online at dozens of nuke plants in the U.S., most of which are located near major population centers. And perhaps you can explain these “baseless extrapolations to the sailors (mostly in their 20′s) who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan and are suffering from various forms of cancer.

      • http://towardthefuture.tumblr.com/ AlphaThinker

        It’s true that all these alarmist news lack numbers and measures. If someone is able to prove that there is an high level of cs-137 in California, that’s an important news. Obviously that Geiger counter in that video is not able to prove anything. We are talking here about mysterious disease that are affecting some animals, without specifying the causes and the diffusion of those diseases. We still struggle to understand the Colony collapse disorder that affects bees.

      • flocculent

        Please refer to the title of the article, which refers to the WEST COAST of the US. A supposed spike in cancer among people who sat ten miles from the plant has little to no relevance to populations 4600-8400 miles away (Seattle to San Diego).

        With regard to the sailors’ claims, thank you for bringing up the need for comparisons with US nuke plants and the exposure of other populations to radiation of this type. . Nowhere in the article there (1) individual and population exposure levels on the ship (relevant for comparison to historical exposure/cancer relationships among nuke workers) (2) a detailed accounting of the total number of cancers that is currently present among these sailors and direct comparisons with cancer rates and types other US aircraft carriers and Navy personnel during that same period of time (a negative control group) (3) how many of each type of cancer is present (relevant since different tumors have different growth rates- allowing consideration of pre-existing tumors among this and control populations.

        Those are just a few sciency things off the top of my head that would take the lawsuit beyond the realm of shysterism and profiteering, and into the realm of workplace safety violations.

  • Donna4843

    I see this article changed in some cases on various websites. There are no citations. I need the citation for radiation being found on berries and dead birds in Oregon.

  • Shaun Liew

    Have anyone measured radiation at the CA beaches before 2011? The radiation is already there as the US has probably the most old and crumbling nuclear power plants in the world.

  • DLT88

    It has been so strange in the ocean by just north of Santa Monica. Thousand of herons (or pelicans) were sitting atop the ocean as if they were sitting on land. Thousands. It was like they were maybe having a buffet of dead fish. I’ve never seen such a thing and I’ve lived here for 28 years. The sea gulls seems to be moving more inland now.

  • Hauptmann

    Over the last couple of years, I have repeatedly contacted Oregon senators Wyden and Merkley as well as my Representative DeFazio about the dangers that Fukushima is unloading on Oregon. And, for all that time, I have received only one generic, nothing to see here response from Sen. Merkley. Of course, none of the Oregon State Legislators are saying anything about this threat (don’t understand or have been told to shut up?). So the entire population of the West Coast is getting increasingly irradiated while our government stays mum so that they won’t have to cope with the truth. Japan, of course, is doing the same thing and is sacrificing its entire population so that it doesn’t “lose face”. I suspect that those faces will soon begin to show carcinogenic lesions – just like ours here on the West Coast and soon to come inland with the jet stream.

    I have spent the last 30 years developing a wildlife habitat to leave for the future and it is now destined to be home to sterile, sickened animal life while the US government protects the US nuclear industry by its silence and inaction. Thanks GE, Japan and the US government. You’ve just sacrificed the future of the northern hemisphere.

  • RavviOli

    It is Bush’s fault, and Al Gore told you this was going to happen if you did not pay his carbon tax.