Govts. Refuse to Test N. Pacific Fishery Catch for Radioactivity Despite Growing Fukushima Disaster

Projections from the paper show the concentration of Cesium-137 in the top 200 meters of the Pacific as it moves east. Figure A is for April 2012, B is April 2014, C is April 2016, and D is April 2021.

The radioactive isotopes have been pumping and spilling out of the Fukushima Daiichi plant 24 hrs a day since the nuclear melt-through that occurred in March of 2011 and continue to form an ever-growing radioactive plume in the Pacific Ocean. As numerous scientists have said for decades [see video below by Dr. Helen Caldicott], the most dangerous of them, like radioactive cesium [Cs-137 and 134], doesn’t sink to the sea floor, so fish swim through them and ingest them through their gills and by eating organisms that have already ingested them the radioactive isotopes bio-accumulate up the food chain.

A couple of days ago i read an article in the Terrace Daily titled 'North Pacific Food Chain Inedible Though No One Admits It'. The article contains many informative links that lead to other links. i love Merv Ritchie, the site's editor, in large part because he hates and distrusts capitalists and the corporate media even more than i do.

This one paragraph from Merv's article that should cause Geiger Counter sales to skyrocket all around the northern Pacific basin: "Here is the truth, like it or not. The leak of radioactive elements from the melted down reactors has completely permeated the entire food chain of the North Pacific. The herring all swim through the very waters off the Fukushima Oceanic wasteland. All the Salmon, Tuna and other sea life feed on these herring. The herring are all bleeding from sores from the diseases acquired from the radiation. We cannot prove the Sockeye didn’t return to our rivers because of this but all empirical evidence points to it as being at the source of the massive losses."

Following Merv's links led me to an article titled 'Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna Salmon and Herring on the West Coast of North America?' Where i learned that the radioactivity from Fukushima is spreading to North America is extensively documented. And how more than a year ago, 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna tested in California waters were contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. What do you think the US and Canadian governments did in response? That's right they discontinued testing and refused to make public the information they already had.

The reason these 3 types of fish are being focused on are because is Sockeye Salmon and herring both range all across the northern pacific and Bluefin tuna are an even wider-ranging and fast swimming predator which can swim back and forth between Japan and North America easily in a year. So, not only is a radioactive plume that stays active for thousands of years coming towards us on the sea's currents but it is being brought over to us in concentrated form through bio-accumulation up the food chain even faster. Furthermore our governments refuse to test the fish apparently because the seafood industry knows, just as the GMO industry knows, that testing will undoubtedly return data that will in turn demand action by governments and take a huge bite out of the industry as well as the investors portfolios.

Following the links led me to an interview on Democracy Now! with nuclear-energy consultant Arnie Gundersen who said: "The surveys of the area [around Fukushima] determined that the radiation coming from the ground was five times more in an hour than a normal person would get in a year. Radioactive water is leaking out of this plant as fast as it's leaking in. So, you've got something on the order of 400 tons to maybe even as much as a thousand tons of water a day leaking off of the mountains around Fukushima into the basement of this plant. Well, the basement is highly radioactive because the containment has failed and radioactive material is leaking out from the nuclear core into the other buildings. That's being exposed to this clean groundwater and making it extraordinarily radioactive. ... And the problem is going to get worse."

The video below by Nobel Prize winning physician Dr. Helen Caldicott breaks down the lies of the nuclear industry including the huge amount of greenhouses gases embedded in the production of the fuel. Her talk focuses how the nuclear industry's by-products effect the health of every living thing. She specifically talks about the horror of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns that have been completely covered up by the governments and press around the world. Helen is an expert on nuclear radiation and her analysis needs to be shared with everyone.