Wild monkeys 70 km from Fukushima show abnormalities in the blood

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Study finds changes in blood of monkeys 70 km from Fukushima plant — ‘Epidemic infectious disease’ could occur — “We cannot find other reasons except radiation” — Effects on neurological development discovered in other mammals — “Potential direct relevance to the human population”

Scientific Reports (Nature.com), July 24, 2014:

In April 2012 we carried out a 1-year hematological study on a population of wild Japanese monkeys inhabiting the forest area of Fukushima City. This area is located 70 km from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant […] Total muscle cesium concentration in Fukushima monkeys was in the range of 78-1778 Bq/kg, whereas the level of cesium was below the detection limit in all [monkeys from 400 km away.] Fukushima monkeys had significantly low white and red blood cell counts, hemoglobin, and hematocrit […] These results suggest that the exposure to some form of radioactive material contributed to hematological changes in Fukushima monkeys. […] low hematological values in Fukushima monkeys could have […] been due to the effect of other radioactive materials. […] The hematological changes in the Fukushima monkeys might likely be the result of exposure to some form of radioactive material, but only radiocesium concentration was measured in this study. […] We therefore plan to investigate in a future study the underlying mechanism in detail with the aim of detecting other radioactive materials, such as 90Sr. […]

Shin-ichi Hayama1, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, Tokyo, July 24, 2014:

“The low haematological values in the Fukushima monkeys could have therefore been due to the effect of any radioactive materials… We did not conclude the low-blood cell counts are caused by caesium but so far we cannot find other reasons except radiation.”

Higher Education Reporter John Ross, July 25, 2014:

Reality apes movie for Fukushima monkeys — In the latest Planet of the Apes movie, a virus created in a lab pushes primate evolution into overdrive while morphing into a simian flu that wipes out most of the human race. Scientists monitoring the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown may be witnessing something similar in real life. Japanese researchers have discovered that wild monkeys in nearby mountains have lower blood cell counts [and] particularly low white blood cell levels in juvenile Fukushima monkeys […] “Low blood cell count … may suggest that the immune system has been compromised, potentially making the entire troop susceptible to, for ¬example, epidemic infectious disease.” The study suggests strongly that the blood changes are the result of nuclear contamination… corresponding to contamination levels in the soil.

Fox News, July 25, 2014:

“The findings are consistent with what our group had found with red blood cells and hemoglobin content for children living around Chernobyl,” said Tim Mousseau, a biologist at University of South Carolina, who wasn’t involved with the study. […] “The fact that they are seeing a signal in monkeys living in Fukushima city means that there’s some potential direct relevance to the human population,” Mousseau told Live Science. […] In Fukushima, researchers have so far seen significant abnormalities in butterflies and strong effects on bird populations following the leaked radioactive material.

Dr. Timothy Mousseau, Professor of Biological Sciences at the Univ. of South Carolina, July 10, 2014:

Fukushima released enormous quantities of radioactive elements […] with approximately […] 15,000 km2 land area significantly contaminated […] Key results published in 2013-14 include […] impacts on biodiversity in Fukushima […] we have recently discovered effects on neurological development in small mammals […] birds, butterflies, and cicadas showed significant declines [in abundance] during the first summer following the accident. […] In Fukushima, the first signs of developmental abnormalities have been observed in birds in 2013 […] these findings clearly demonstrate landscape-scale individual, population and ecosystem consequences […] with many examples of developmental abnormalities and deformities that likely contribute to the depressed abundances and biodiversity seen in radioactive parts of the Chernobyl and Fukushima regions.

SNL mocks Fukushima — Shows radioactive monkeys replacing Godzilla (VIDEO)


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U.S. govt cover-up: USS Ronald Reagan sailors suffering from radiation sicknes

Excerpts transcribed and posted at ENE News (www.enenews.c0m) — 7-16-14

Interview with Navy Lt. Steve Simmons who served on the USS Ronald Reagan for 3/11 relief mission, Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy, July 8, 2014 (emphasis added):

  • 21:30 in — November 2011 I noticed something was wrong… The black-out was the first thing… I started dealing with gastrointestinal issues, at first I thought I was coming down with a stomach bug… Fevers as high as 102.9°F… January 2012 was the first time I was hospitalized… [They] sent me home with a sinus infection. Three days later I was readmitted to the hospital because my lymph nodes were swelling… that’s when my legs buckled and the muscle weakness started to onset… it’s been ascending from legs, trunk, arms, hands… I can’t really use the muscles much at all. I’m down to about 20 lbs. of grip strength in my hands, which is barely functional… I do have to catheterize every 4 hours in order to empty the bladder. The migraines still get worse. The fevers still come and go, and they keep calling it a fever of unknown origin. My vitamin D is in the gutter, they just keep calling it an unspecified vitamin D deficiency… 2nd degree burns on my legs just from being out in the sun for 3 or 4 hours… that had never been a concern. Nobody can figure it out. I’ve been getting these rashes that come and go; they’ll go up my arms, my neck, around my eyes, back, stomach, legs. I deal with tremors and spasms… I am [in a wheelchair]… There’s days I don’t even get out of bed… for a long time I thought I was the only one. I had no idea there were other individuals that were even sick or dealing with ailments… Doctors wouldn’t tell us anything… I’ve had doctors tell me maybe you’re better off not knowing what you’re dealing with… You can’t have over 100 or 200 people sick, and one who has died last April, and say there is absolutely no health risk.
  • 35:00 in — Finding out that there’s more people that are sick, finding out there were some other individuals at Walter Reed [Hospital]… almost identical symptoms to what I was dealing with… they we’re told to be quiet, and next thing I know they’re, who knows where they’re at, nobody’s heard from them, nobody has seen them. I have a buddy at Walter Reed right now, whose going through the same exact thing, very similar to what I’m dealing with — maybe 6 months to a year behind on the symptoms… His wife would call my wife and my wife would explain what he could expect next and sure as anything that happens next… Him and I both had doctors who have actively tried to convince us that there’s physically nothing wrong and it’s all psychological… This is ridiculous… He’s also in a wheelchair and when he went to the clinic to get fitted for a wheelchair, this doctor told him that it’s all in his head, and he doesn’t need a wheelchair… This is uncalled for.
  • 46:00 in — We now realize how bad it was… the worst disaster in history, then it’s time to acknowledge the fact that, yeah there is a problem, and there are going to be some effects on human life… If the worst case happens, and some more folks pass — I would have to be naive to think that nobody else is going to pass away from this — it’s only a matter of time before there’s more lives lost. I would be lying if I don’t think every day that I’m going to be next because of how bad my health keeps going downhill.

Full interview available here

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  • EPA wants to raise radiation limits by a factor of 350!  Tell EPA head Gina McCarthy (who was responsible for the EPA’s RadNet monitors  not working in the immediate aftermath of Fukushima) what they can do with the proposed new standards; public input requested:http://www.epa.gov/radiation/laws/190/#publicinput

Two sets of radiation data — public vs. private


Radioactive Iodine-131 USA Forecasts (to May 13)

Jul 3, 2011: During the first two months after the Fukushima disaster began, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) was providing public forecasts of possible radioactive isotope concentrations around the world that were generated by their Flexpart forecasting software. In late April, some six weeks or so after the reactor meltdowns had begun in Japan, someone following the news about the nuclear catastrophe posted a link to an obscure folder on a completely distinct server at NILU [1] where “private” radiation forecast maps were also being created. Note that the reason for referring to these obscured forecasts as private is simple: no public link or reference to the folder containing them was ever put anywhere on the NILU site.

Before looking at the images it is useful to briefly discuss the matter of “scale” relative to these kind of forecast maps. Simply changing the scale makes a significant difference to the appearance of the forecasts, with the images looking much less serious (or “threatening”) when higher scales are used for the maps. With the public (and clearly false) “forecasts” from NILU, it appears that a very high scale was used so as to greatly reduce the size and apparent intensity of the “clouds” of radioactive isotopes. Then, it appears that the new higher scale was replaced by an incorrect and 100-times (at least) reduced scale. Thus, making the appearance of “nothing to see here” that is consistent with the constant mantra that “there is no public health threat” from the radioactive fallout. Consider that people around the world would have been significantly more disturbed about the radioactive poisons spewing from Fukushima if they were to see forecast images showing 100-fold and higher levels (as seen below) of radioactive isotopes than the public “forecasts” ever showed.

Former Minister for Internal Affairs Haraguchi Kazuhiro has alleged that radiation monitoring station data was actually three decimal places greater than the numbers released to the public. If this is true, it constitutes a “national crime”
, in Nishio’s words. He follows with, “Giving us the truth once is much more important than saying ‘hang in there Japan!’ a million times.” [11]

Indeed, if the allegation by the former Minister for Internal Affairs in Japan is true, then it means that radiation data was intentionally reduced by a factor of 1,000 (three decimal places)! We will have to see if any proof of this is ever made public. In any case, there is already a mountain of evidence proving the many lies from every “official mouthpiece” relative to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, which means that there is inherently a lot of credence to an allegation that data showing radiation levels was reduced by a factor of 1,000. Only due to the huge efforts of ordinary human beings in Japan is there any more accurate data of radiation levels than that being provided in the first couple of months by the “authorities” (that are only “authorities” when it comes to criminal irresponsibility, shown by their utter failure to fulfill one of their primary functions, which is ostensibly to protect the tax-paying public from dangers to the health caused by industrial catastrophes!).

For the complete article and NILU simulations of radioactive concentrations: http://globalcooperative.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/radioactive-iodine-131-usa-forecasts-to-may-13/