By GREG STAMPER
Marine life in the Pacific Ocean is becoming very sick. Inexplicable things are happening to land animals all along North America’s west coast. High levels of radiation have been measured on the beaches of San Francisco; yet, hardly anyone is paying attention.
It’s time we changed that.
It’s been just under three years since the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan, triggering a tsunami that caused the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
Oceanus Magazine is reporting that the total amount of cesium-137 (a type of radiation) that has been released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima is 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than what was released into the oceans by the Chernobyl disaster or by the nuclear weapons tests of the 1960s.
According to the Global Research Report, tests in California have not only discovered that there are contaminated blue-fin tuna swimming in nearby coastal waters, but cesium-137 has been found in mushrooms and berries grown along the United States’ west coast.
The Japan Times reported that scientists have found cesium in plankton collected from all 10 points in the Pacific that they checked. Plankton is eaten by bigger fish, and then we eat those fish; you do the math.
In 2012 the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling Canada. To show you just how much, cesium-137 was found in 93 per cent of the tuna and eel, 94 per cent of the cod and anchovies, and a whopping 100 per cent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish.
Maxim Shingarkin, the deputy chairman of Russia’s State Duma Committee for Natural Resources, said that seafood fished off the northwest coast is radioactive to the point where it creates a “danger for mankind.” A report from the Nordic PSA Group, a group founded by the nuclear utilities of Finland and Sweden, backs up Shingarkin’s claim and goes even further, suggesting the radiation from Fukushima could affect our seafood for “many generations” and ultimately has the potential to kill more than a million people.
Combine this hard evidence with lesser reports of thousands of birds, all different species, dropping dead in various areas of the west coast, a sea lion death epidemic in California and something mysteriously causing seals and walruses in Alaska to lose hair and develop “oozing sores” and you see that this has very quickly became something we need to be aware of.
Next time you go for sushi or to buy fish at the market, find out where it is from.
Sushi, as irresistibly good as it tastes, is not worth it if the fish being consumed is radioactive. North America has enough health problems as it is.