Additional Ponderings Re. Pacific Ocean Ecological Crisis. Wondering about Effects of a speculated Fukushima-induced Polonium-210 (Alpha-emitting) surge’s on Sea Life. Iodine-131, Cobalt-60, Cesium-134 & Neobium-95 detected in Europe (May 2015!)

Blog post sound track (+ more throughout intro):

Just “a radiation ramble”, wondering about the significance of ongoing fissioning at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe site, with Iodine-131, Cobalt-60 being detected still, including all the way in Europe in spring 2015.  Some thoughts about Polonium-210 possibly being created artificially as well, which would contribute to lead contamination… Wondering if this could be part of what’s making some sea life in the Pacific die.   And much more.  “Enjoy…”

Note:  The writing of this blog post was a bit of a journey; and I’ve included some of my side-tracks (mostly in the intro part).  If you don’t want to read it all, it gets into the thick of it after the black & white TAS video, “high frequency (psychedelic visuals)”.  Although the journey, music & other videos and all, may be worth it too…

My Disclaimer is clear:  Think for yourself.  Do Not Distribute in full. 

I don’t mind it when you just quote and link to my posts, tweet away (the shortlink for this post is https://goo.gl/etEPKp ), or inform the NSA through their data entry Telescreen portal (facebook), but don’t share in full, please:  I often correct mistakes after posting and add nuances or contradicting findings later on (in the blog post or in comments), which are missed by the audiences of notorious scrape bloggers / sploggers / internet content & traffic thieves.

I’m not an expert.   I do not even hold a college degree. I just find this interesting and love learning about it.  That’s all.  Please don’t draw conclusions from my mere wondering.    I don’t even know if sharing my thoughts on this matter is helpful, given how little I know about the subject.  I may occasionally sound like I know what I’m talking about.  Please don’t be swayed by that.  I don’t know what is really going on.

I’m sure it’s even possible to find an expert to point out to you that I’m a complete idiot.   And maybe hen would be right.   But then again… I didn’t built dozens of meltdown-capable nuclear fission reactors on top of fault lines in tsunami zones, without even having a plan of what to do with the radioactive waste they generate, nor any idea of what to do in a worst case scenario.   That idea came from the experts.   [Just saying…]    As with many of my not very groovy but (maybe almost) scientific blog posts, they are merely my own journey to understand more about this.

To get in the mood, I streamed some more music alongside my pondering, and got going…:

Three giant nuclear fission reactors remain sizzling hot, molten down into the Earth’s crust to who-knows-what-depth, are spewing untold amounts of hundreds of bio-harmful radioisotopes into the groundwater (and off and on, it seems, into the air), some of which will be around for centuries, and much of which, perhaps most, is ending up in the Pacific Ocean.

Here’s nice graphic of what’s going on:

It’s called “China Syndrome“.  The Soviet Union, under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev at the time, deployed over 200,000 people to prevent it at Chernobyl, Ukraine in 1986.

Photo as it appeared March 8, 2015 n the )UK) guardian @ Nato is misquoting Mikhail Gorbachev, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/08/nato-is-misquoting-mikhail-gorbachev

Photo: as it appeared March 8, 2015 in the (UK) The Guardian @ Nato is misquoting Mikhail Gorbachev, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/08/nato-is-misquoting-mikhail-gorbachev

“Chernobyl opened my eyes like nothing else: it showed the horrible consequences of nuclear power, even when it is used for non-military purposes. One could now imagine much more clearly what might happen if a nuclear bomb exploded. According to scientific experts, one SS-18 rocket could contain 100 Chernobyls.  The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, . . .  even more than my launch of Perestroika [a set of reforms he initiated], was perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union five years later. Indeed, the Chernobyl catastrophe was an historic turning point: there was the era before the disaster, and there is the very different era that has followed.” – Mikhail Gorbachev,  Daily Times (Pakistan), April 17, 2006)  [Shared before in (Apr. 2013) My Humble Beginnings of Anti-Nuclear Warriorship for Mother Earth…]

And what about Fukushima in 2011? … “Oh that…”  Yeah… ;-(   With a ridiculous skeleton crew of just 50 left on-site, back in March 2011, it got completely out of control.  And the sad truth is that it could be centuries before a solution is even found

Instead of admitting and mobilizing the goodwill of hundreds of thousands of planetary citizens, and make the courageous decision to move away from nuclear insanity, boldly facing the dire reality, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and his mafioso cohorts are now going all-out in public ‘perception management’ campaigns instead…  It’s effing insane, man, I don’t know what else to call it…

(By the way, I mean no disrespect: I’m not including that mafia reference “for effect”; it’s a rather troubling aspect of this mess.  See these references for instance:

and these reports:  here (RT), here (Japan Trend), here (Global Research), and here (Japan Today), etc. -And it’s nothing new (Foreign Policy, 2012).  :-/ Gangsters are involved in Japan’s nuclear industry (The Telegraph (UK)), etc.

To get a clue that this dark side of the nuclear industry is nothing new, check out this disturbing classic Nuclear Watch: Japan Nuclear Ginza 1995 documentary:

logo-tokyo-olympicsAnd the campaigns currently being orchestrated… kinda a trip looking into some of ’em… ranging from promoting Fukushima tourism [“Disaster Tourism!”, Woohoo! Actually: Count me in! – hehe], to Eat More Fukushima Food (and here, here, here,… Also perfect for trapped air travelers…), to hosting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Combine the two, and you get: (Japan Times, May 3, 2015): “Fukushima, stricken by one of the world’s worst-ever nuclear disasters in 2011, wants to host baseball and softball games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — and hopes to convince athletes to eat the local food. […]”.

Having been to the area (albeit only briefly once), I can attest:  Yes, the local food, including the seafood I had north of Iwaki in the Fukushima Prefecture was delicious, and most of it is probably not much less safe that that from California’s unidentified hotspots. Given the sad state of the US government, infiltrated by nuclear industry interests to the core [Eisenhower couldn’t stop it, but he surely warned us all], which refuses to do the necessary testing on this side of the Pacific, their assurances unfortunately mean nothing.  Even given the likelihood that most food for sale in Japan contains much less than 50 Bq/kg (the Japanese limit is 100 Bq/kg) of radiocesium (thát the Japanese surely have done sufficient testing for, see March 22, 2014, “Japanese Food testing data & fallout maps: some useful LINKS“), it could, however, still contain a lot of other radioisotopes they’re NOT testing for.  I’m interested in knowing how much Strontium-90, Plutonium-239/240 and Cobalt-60 are in various types of food, for instance.  (I detected Co-60 and an unknown alpha emitter  in kelp that did not contain any radiocesium.  More on that further below)

Anyways…, the US government assurance unfortunately doesn’t mean much also for other reasons.   Unlike Japan, which at least does widespread food testing (over 1,000 samples per month), the US FDA simply doesn’t sample enough, and in the US the “derived intervention levels” (DIL), are the world’s most negligent:

The EPA’s and FDA’s testing has been far below substandard.  The agencies that should be investigating the radioactive pollution look like clowns putting on a pathetic show through systematic widespread omissions.  The monitoring is so pathetic is looks like it is guided by nuclear interests.  For more on that, and more (quite interesting actually), see the excellent [highly recommended!] book, “Rig, Rad, Run”, by © Andrew Kishner, who authored the excellent Nuclear Crimes site, once one of the largest online collections of freely accessible research material on the nuclear age:  http://www.nuclearcrimes.org/

So anyway: Easier said than done, but:  Don’t be deceived: In absolute metaphysical terms, “surrrrrre”, let’s keep reciting those chants and waving that smudge smoke stick… In absolute terms, yes: All is well.  It’s important to connect to that.  Yet relatively in the biological realm I’m writing from and about:  All is not well.

See if I could pop this all-is-well-relatively-too bubble…  Hm… The ionizing radiation that comes off a tiny ingested radioactive fallout particle, a little piece of beta-decaying Cobalt-60 just to pick something, does not become less damaging to DNA just because you believed the media clowns that told you that smiling makes radiation harmless [For real, I always thought Belgium took the cake, but Japan may be taking political surrealism to new record heights…]

These Japanese government enlisted ‘ignorance enforcers’ are akin to suggesting that if you were to jump off a highrise building ánd smile, you somehow won’t get hurt or killed upon hitting the pavement.  (Similar physics are involved in bursts of energy knocking electrons off molecular bonds actually, having to do with the amount of energy imparted upon a mass.)   If you happen to be a believer of make-belief-makes-it-so, why not do an experiment: some sort of real-life Splat Calculator: jump from a theoretical deadly height, but make sure to do so smiling and thinking positively.  (So far no one I’ve suggested this to has come back to report about their smooth landing. ;-/ Bummer…)

I’ve run into plenty of folks, too, who, when presented with some troubling nuclear news, will reply along the lines of  “It’s part of a divine plan we don’t understand yet.  Everything happens for a reason. It’s all part of our planetary evolution.  We’ll evolve.  We’ll adapt.”   Nice fantasy.   Cognitive dissonance coping at its best…   Or something… .  Looking at other biological life forms with DNA and tissues that are similarly affected by ionizing radiation… I’m under the impression that that fantasy isn’t panning out so well…

Data from Chernobyl study.  SOURCE:  http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-03-12/top-expert-debunks-radiation-myths

Data from a Chernobyl study.  More examples of negative effects of nuclear fallout at SOURCE: http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2014-03-12/top-expert-debunks-radiation-myths

I’m distracting myself from the “focus” of this blog post…

There are plenty of other topics to delve into, as well, but the nuclear issues we’re faced with as a planet, as well as disturbing and paradoxical mirroring aspects within my own healing journey (a whole other field of exploration that is more ‘where it’s at‘, but that isn’t very suitable for sharing in a public blog, I feel) are what draw me most, so I’ll stick to that here.

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886 (Beyond Good and Evil“, Aphorism 146)

Anyways, … where was I going with this?  Right:

Most radioisotopes released aren’t even being tested for.

Interested in Strontium-90, Plutonium-239/240 and Cobalt-60 test results from UC Berkeley’s Kelp Watch or mainstream-media-loved Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution?   Show me the research.  I never found it.    Here‘s mine.  I found out that 3 samples I had selected for additional analysis (store-bought kelp samples) contained mostly K40 (natural), but one also contained 1.4 Bq/kg of Co-60, and another 132.2 Bq/kg of an unknown Alpha particle emitter.  Both had been harvested over 400 km down-current from Fukushima.   For such a small amount of samples, that 1/3rd or perhaps 2/3rd contained Fukushima fallout, different from what is being tested for, suggests the ocean’s radioactive pollution may be significantly different than how it’s being portrayed.  In any case, many more radioisotopes ought to be included.   More on Co-60 and speculating about the artificial creation of Po-210 (a very hot alpha emitter) further down.

Seems to me that what’s happening, not just in Japan but internationally, is a diabolical last ditch attempt to save the hegemonic misguided nuclear power industry.   What motivates these psychopaths, beyond just ordinary short-sighted greed, and the rather sinister desire to have the ability to flash-melt an entire city full of human beings in the blink of an eye at the push of a button, remains a mystery to me.  Unless, of course, I take my non-scientific insights seriously, and find myself cultivating compassion for folks under some kind of esoteric occult nuclear spell…  But let’s not go there either…)

Here, for sanity’s sake, a little ‘Bliss’ Skeleton Dance.  Feel free to imagine them dancing on the ruins of nuclear corporations…

[Nevermind this long-winded self-distracting intro, some of it was written under the influence of coffee, other parts were aided by couple Malbecs (red wine)

My apologies… ;-)

ROLLING!

… with a little more TAS ( ttaass.com ) for audiovisual blogtrack….

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Earlier this week I posed a question, here, and on ENEnews.  Rephrased with a little more thought put into it, this is the gist:

Are any of the dead or diseased beached Pacific sea life reported along the North American and Japanese coasts, being tested for Lead-206? 

And the reasoning behind that question was twofold:  1) It’s the very end of the radioactive decay chain of Uranium, of which an unknown amount was aerosolized during the very beginning of the Fukushima-Daiichi multiple meltdown mess, undoubtedly together with many other interacting isotopes further along in the radioactive decay process.  2) Additionally specifically rousing my curiosity is likely unintended man-made production of very hot alpha-decaying Polonium-210, which turns into Lead-206.

On the second idea: namely Po-210 perhaps having been directly created artificially:  Through bombarding bismuth-209 with neutrons in the meltdown rubble.  Bi-209 + neutrons => forms bismuth-210, which has a half-life of 5 days. Bismuth-210 decays into polonium-210 through beta decay.  Polonium-210 has a half-life of 138.39 days, and becomes Pb-206.

Where do I get that there was (perhaps still is) neutron bombardment happening in the rubble?  Well, a lot of Cobalt-60 has been released from Fukushima, most likely due to massive neutron bombardment of steel. (More indications mentioned further below.)

And where do I get that there was Bismuth-209 in the rubble to be bombarded with neutrons in the first place?   Lead-209 (half life only 3.2 hours) beta-decays into Bi-209.  When stable Lead-208 (natural stable lead is about 1% Pb-204, 24% Pb-206, 22% Pb-207, and 53% Pb-208) is bombarded with neutrons it becomes Pb-209.  So in an intense neutron-bombardment environment, which the Fukushima meltdown rubble was, it is rather likely that lead, used for radiation shielding and thus likely present in the rubble in large amounts, gave rise to a Polonium-210 surge. 

If there was a spike on Po-210, it would not per se show up in a radioactivity test, as it may have already decayed away into stable Pb-206.  As far as its effect on sea life, I’m merely speculating, but if the concentrations were significant, there could be damage due to alpha radiation, accompanied with lead poisoning signs.  And then there’s the little-known fact that Alpha-Radiation creates hydrogen peroxide upon tissue impact (See http://enhs.umn.edu/hazards/hazardssite/radon/radonmolaction.html), which made me wonder about the bright white lungs found in dolphins that died during mass stranding near Fukushima in April this year (2015).

So… I’d like to elaborate on that pondering a little bit.

One never knows I’m not a complete idiot and for some mysterious reason some smart folks with connections to sophisticated lab equipment and funds could get inspired to do widespread testing…  Right?

Right!  ;-)

Dead or Diseased Pacific Sea life?

A sampling of headlines from the past half year:

I am NOT claiming any of this has anything to do with Fukushima.  I just can’t help to wonder, given the timing coincides with small amounts of Cs-134+Cs137 showing up on the North-American West Coast (See findings by Ken Buesseler & Co @ http://www.ourradioactiveocean.org/).  Very little is known about how trace amounts of various radioisotopes affect different species in the ocean.  People who dismiss the possibility are no different than those who claim it’s all due to Fukushima, or climate change, or whatever they’re certain of.   We simply don’t know yet.

DECAY CHAINS

Just for my own reference, I’ll start of with the three decay chains that can give rise to presence of radioisotopes of Lead, Bismuth and Polonium, some of which decay through Beta & Alpha decay quickly:  as part of the Uranium decay series (or Radium series), the Actinium decay series, and the Thorium decay series.  Just the super-basics:

  • Uranium decay series

With the most common decay route from Radon-222 towards Lead-206:

  • Actinium decay series or “Plutonium (Pu-239) cascade”:

  • Thorium decay series.  

2000px-Decay_Chain_Thorium.svgSource:  WIKIPEDIA Decay Chain, Isotopes of Lead, etc.

That’s the normal natural radioactive decay.  There’s additional shifts / transmutations possible in an intense neutron bombardment environment.

One of the ways lots of neutrons would be flying around is because fissioning is still happening.

  • Fukushima ‘Neutron Bombardment’ Evidence

In January 2014 it was made public that a total of 875 TBq (terabecquerels – See my Radiation Units & Conversions page for more) or 2.45 g of Tritium are on the site of Fukushima Daiichi NPP, and the amount of Tritium contained in the contaminated water is increasing by approximately 230 terabecquerel (0.64 g) per year. [Source: Wikipedia Tritium]   How exactly so much Tritium continues to be created at Fukushima-Daiichi is not clear to me.

One of the ways for Tritium to be created is as a direct result of fission.  Wiki:  “Tritium is an uncommon product of the nuclear fission of uranium-235, plutonium-239, and uranium-233, with a production of about one atom per each 10,000 fissions.”  Other ways include nitrogen being hit by a fast neutron (such as cosmic rays ), or deuterium capturing a neutron, or Lithium-6 being neutron-activated.  [Source: Wikipedia Tritium]

Cobalt-60 is reportedly created through multiple stages of neutron activation of iron isotopes in the reactor’s steel structures.   Rather strangely large amounts of Cobalt-60 (half-life of 5.27 years) have been released by TEPCO.  And they are very quiet about this.  Same goes for the establishment researchers, who could easily include CO60 data in their seawater and kelp sampling as part of the same gammasprectroscopy…   Yet they don’t.  Well, they keep silent.  There’s just NO WAY that they aren’t aware of it; it would show up in their gamma spectroscopy results.   I find their silence odd.

Just like Tritium, nuclear plants are allowed to release some Cobalt-60 into the environment.   The US EPA’s Maximum Contaminant  Level (MCL) of 4 millirems per year for beta particle and photon radioactivity from man-made radionuclides in drinking water also covers Co60 under this MCL. The average  concentration of Cobalt-60  that  is assumed to yield 4 millirems per year is 100 picoCuries per  liter ( 100pCi/l , which in SI units is 3.7 Bq/l Co-60 [MCL]).

So… C0-60 is created by neutron bombardment of steal (Co-59 + neutrons = Co-60).  How much of the Co-60 was already in the steel before the meltdown due to the long-time operation of the reactors?  Could be quite a bit.   A World Nuclear Organization (Apr 2015) overview about Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities says this: “[…] Cobalt-60 and tritium are the principal isotopes of short-term importance, carbon-14 and chlorine-36 are dominant in the longer term. […]  The main radionuclide in scrap from the oil and gas industry is radium-226, with a half-life of 1600 years as it decays to radon. Those in nuclear industry scrap are cobalt-60 and caesium-137, with much shorter half-lives. Application of a 0.3 mSv/yr dose limit results in a clearance level for Ra-226 of 500 Bq/kg, compared with 10 Bq/kg for nuclear material. […]”  But a document on Belgian reactor decommissioning findings also mentions much higher Co-60 contents of reactor vessel pieces.

How much more was created during the meltdowns?  Could also be quite a bit.

When you search for more on Cobalt-60, most of what you’ll find is likely related to the theft of a medical stash by some very unfortunate Mexican robbers (See Dec. 2013 headlines like “Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; thieves may be doomed” and “Mexican cobalt-60 thieves will soon die of radiation“, etc.);

What you won’t find much about, however, is the FIRST time Cobalt-60 was mentioned in a press release from TEPCO, about results of a Fukushima water leak test, from as late as August 2013:

(((ADDED NOTE: There are MANY more reports with Cobalt-60 data in it, but you have to search for Co60 instead.  My initial impression that there was only one mention was erroneous.  See also Jan. 2016: Any Significance to Cobalt-60 in Fukushima Fallout?)))

This January 19, 2014 search shows that Cobalt-60 is only mentioned ONCE in all Tepco documents, but its revealed presence is astronomically high, especially for a radionuclide that's not normally even a part of nuclear accident or nuclear bombing fallout.

At that time of researching Co-60 for the first time, January 19, 2014, this search showed that Cobalt-60 was only mentioned ONCE in all Tepco documents, but its revealed presence is astronomically high, especially for a radionuclide that’s not normally even a part of nuclear accident or nuclear bombing fallout.  See further below for revelations that followed later in 2014.

!!! August 2013 –> 1.2 Bq/cm^3 = 1,200 Bq/liter of Co-60 = 1,200,000 Bq/m^3  of Co-60.   That was from a storage tank holding contaminated water.    Makes you kinda wonder how much Cobalt-60 could be in the whole tank farm, no?

Tanks of radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant

Tanks of radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant

The ever-growing tank farm at Fukushima-Daiichi...

The ever-growing tank farm at Fukushima-Daiichi…

Before those leaks, Greenpeace had also reported Cobalt-60 far away, and its significance had already been noted by various commentators:

Now, think about it… 750 Bq of Co-60 per liter, when the maximum contaminant level is 3.7 Bq/m^3, a difference of over 20,000%.  Unknown amounts have leaked into the Pacific with the estimated 300-400 tons of contaminated water that escapes the site every day… .

That preceding Summer 2013, TEPCO finally admitted that badly contaminated water was leaking into the Pacific at a rate of over 300 tons a day.  (See my post, July 31, 2013, Red Alert – Fukushima-Daiichi NPP Crisis: EXTREME Radioactive Water Leaking into Ground; Unprecedented Radioactive Contamination of Pacific Ocean.), but they never gave details on how much Cobalt-60 likely leaked into the Pacific as part of that.   And the tiny bit of establishment research that has happened, such as “Kelp Watch 2014/2015” did not have to limit the research to just a few isotopes like Cs134, Cs137 & I131.  They could have included C060 results too, for instance, and Strontium-89/90, and Plutonium and Gross Beta & gross alpha, etc.   But, well, they didn’t.   “Go figure”.

I suppose sometimes it takes a non-expert…

Flashback to my visit to Japan in November 2013:  Due to rampant ignorance about radiation in food, mine included at the time, I had my own freak-out about the radioactivity I measured in seaweeds and, because I considered a cover-up not outside the realm of possibilities, I pressed onward and sent samples to a lab.   (Everything about that can be read about SUMMARY of my ‘Independent LAB TEST RESULTS’ and the full-disclosure monster blog post that preceded it.)

Now, revisiting the data I gathered, very interestingly, the presence of Co60 is the ONLY sign of Fukushima-Daiichi ocean contamination that I found in my analyzed kelp samples from Japan:

Proof of massive amounts of Cobalt-60 likely having leaked into the Pacific...

Proof of massive amounts of Cobalt-60 likely having leaked into the Pacific…

With surprisingly no Cesium-137 even detected, one sample (#2) did measure 1.4 Bq/kg Co-60. Another sample (#1) contained 132.2 Bq/kg Gross Alpha.

That otherwise perfectly fine Sample #2 was harvested to the north, more than 400 km from Fukushima-Daiichi!   Given dilution had already brought Cesium-137 levels below what’s detectable [For this sample, the Minimum Detectable Concentration (MDC) was 0,027 pCi/kg, which is 0.001 Bq/kg].  So less than 0.0001 Bq/kg of Cs-137, but 1.4 Bq/kg of Co-60?   I didn’t realize how odd that was at the time I got my lab results.

sample1_2_locations_Alpha_C060_annot Because I had my mind blown by kelp’s naturally-occurring and incredibly high (mostly Beta-emitting) Potassium-40 content, as high as over 5,000 Bq/kg of K40! (which, to put in perspective, read my blog post, (Jan. 2014) “Why 150 Bq Cs-137 is health-hazardous, while 150 Bq* K-40 is RECOMMENDED for health“), I did not pursue additional (ridiculously expensive) tests to determine what exactly was the cause of the elevated Alpha radiation in Kelp Sample #1.  Could it have been Polonium-210?  Or Americium-241?  Or a natural decay daughter of Thorium or Uranium?  Too late to actually find out now, but both Kelp samples #1 & #2 originated in the very same area on the northern side of the Tsugaru Strait (between Honshu and Hokkaido).

IF the Co-60 was created by neutron bombardment of steal in the rubble, wouldn’t it be rather likely that that specific radioactively contaminated water plume that contaminated Sample #2 also contained other radioisotopes that were the result of neutron bombardment?  Like Bismuth-210, perhaps, and in that case its resultant Polonium-210?

Although the major ocean current pathways are known, the side-currents swirl around somewhat erratically in the ocean, and due to on-and-off releases and on-site events, ocean water ‘downstream’ from Fukushima does not necessarily all contain the same radioisotope mixture.   The plume that brought Co-60 to one part of the Japanese coast at some point, may have brought other neutron-bombardment-related radioisotopes to the same region around the same time.

Other mention on the very high likelihood that intense neutron bombardment occurred in the Fukushima-Daiichi (F1) rubble include:

Cobalt-60 in Finland?    I’ve reported on upticks of the fission-fingerprint radioisotope  Iodine-131, ranging from detections in sewage sludge in Japan, in seaweed off Korea, as measured in Cyprus, Sweden, Finland, Norway.  See these blog posts:

(May 21, 2015) !!!->  Bobby1’s Blog just reported on Iodine-131 detections in Finland and Norway this spring 2015:  @ http://optimalprediction.com/wp/iodine-131-detections-in-finland-and-norway-preceded-by-detections-in-japan/

-> The Finnish report (@ http://yle.fi/uutiset/radiation_safety_watchdog_detects_airborne_radioactive_particles_says_no_cause_for_alarm/8003739)  includes:   “[…] Much further north, in Sodankylä in Finnish Lapland, air samples revealed the presence of iodine 131 or radio-iodine, most often associated with nuclear activity, medical diagnostic and treatment procedures and natural gas production. […]”  [-> For the use of radioisotopes in the gas industry, see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uses_of_radioactivity_in_oil_and_gas_wells]  continued excerpts: “[…] Officials in Norway also reported similar findings of iodine 131. […]  airborne particles found detected in Kotka were cobalt 60, niobium 95, and caesium 134 – all associated with nuclear processes. […]”

See the reason this has likely nothing to do with a medical or resource exploitation source is the presence of Co-60 ánd I-131 ánd Cs-134 ánd Nb-95 (Niobium has half life of only 35 days; and is the decay product of Zirconium-95 (half-life: 64 days)), all are man-made fission radioisotopes, and two of those have neither medical nor resource exploitation use.  In regards to the Nb-95, which came from Zr-95, to remind you of something about Zirconium’s significance, mentioned in the early weeks of the F1 catastrophe:

March 25, 2011:  Zero Hedge:   Radioactive Zirconium Found At Fukushima Confirms Exposed Fuel Rods As High Level Radiation Emitted From Broken Core.

In other words: the source must have been a nuclear accident where active fissioning is still occurring, or occurred as recently as this year probably (or there would be no I-131 left).  That is really the only logical explanation I can see here.

Screenshot of headline intro:

http://yle.fi/uutiset/radiation_safety_watchdog_detects_airborne_radioactive_particles_says_no_cause_for_alarm/8003739

http://yle.fi/uutiset/radiation_safety_watchdog_detects_ airborne_radioactive_particles_says_no_cause_for_alarm/8003739

 The detections in Finland were from AIR samples, collected between May 4 and 11, 2015… Kotka is in the south of Finland, on the coast between Helsinki and Saint-Petersburg, Russia.  When I browse through the wind patters of that period, the last few days have that typical wind-slow down pattern in the jet stream over that area that I’ve often found corresponding with radiation upticks and data gaps.   Here’ May 10, 2015 1200 UTC at 250 hPa:  http://earth.nullschool.net/#2015/05/10/1200Z/wind/isobaric/250hPa/orthographic=-149.93,92.93,267

May10_2015_Nullschool_KotkaMarked_120 UTC_250 hPa

-> Without the necessary time-adjustments, this isn’t precise, but there are only a few slow-down zones in the jet stream (@ 250 hPa) that blew over Fukushima.  During the sampling period, one such slow-down zone moved over Northern Europe, including Finland.

Anyways…  Finland “…had been in touch with radiation safety officials in neighbouring countries on the matter.”   And?  Nothing?

How about asking Japan?

  • Speculating about a Polonium-210 Surge…

Similarly to Cobalt-60 and vast quantities of Tritium polluting the groundwater and beyond, in fact, is the possibility that Bismuth-210 was artificially created through neutron bombardment of  Lead-208 (Pb208), the main stable isotope of normal lead, which becomes Lead-209 (Pb209) through neutron bombardment as well in the Fukushima-Daiichi rubble.

  • Pb208 (stable) + neutrons = Pb209  (half-life: 3.3 hours)
  • Pb209 + neutrons = Bismuth-210 (half-life: 5 days)
  • Bismuth-210 beta-decays into Polonium-210 (half-life: 138 days)
  • Polonium-210 alpha decays (very intensely) into Lead-206 (stable).

So when Mr. Ken Buesseler of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution asks the public for cash to help monitor Fukushima ocean radioactivity, yet limits the shared data to just a few radioisotopes, and on top of that belittles their significance by comparing it to “naturally occurring Polonium-210”, without providing the Po-210 data (or at least a Gross Beta and Gross Alpha Count!) for all these samples, I don’t know what to think of this guy…    Nature, Jan 2014, re. elevated Cesium trace levels in Tuna: “…The risk was not zero, but it was very small. It was hundreds of times less than the risk from polonium-210, the natural isotope that’s in seafood — and that we don’t think about. …

I do actually think about that… just not the way these establishment researchers and publications seem to want me to think about it…

It would be quite the research undertaking to microscopically analyze samples, but *IF* radiation were a factor, then certain signatures at the cellular level may be present. Moreover, as per Los Alamos research, alpha particles can create highly reactive oxygen molecules, including hydrogen peroxide H2O2, which turns tissue white in a bleach-like effect: http://enhs.umn.edu/hazards/hazardssite/radon/radonmolaction.html

Made me wonder if that played any role in http://enenews.com/dead-dolphins-washed-fukushima-entirely-white-lungs-head-scientist-ive-never-before-interruption-blood-supply-leading-tissue-death-disease-linked-radiation-exposure-large-spike-after-chernoby

I guess this blog post is long enough as it is.  Some other information I also looked at included:

By the way, speaking of lead.  One of the side-effects is appetite suppression.  What if some of the birds that are starving aren’t starving ’cause there’s no food, but because they’re more sensitive to lead poisoning?  What if there are patches out in the Pacific that have elevated levels?    Just wondering…

  • !-> [h/t Pav.] http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1105/ML110560301.pdf (Determination of Pb-210 and Po-210 in aqueous environmental samples) -> This dissertation about checking on Po-210 and Pb-210 levels simultaneously ought to be included in the environmental tests.  See, the normal natural decay of Pb-210 into Po-210 into Pb-206 gives rise to certain equilibria.  If Po-210 is entering the scene another way, the Pb-210/Po-210 ratio would likely be measurably unusual.

Would be interesting if, aside from a handful radioisotopes, there was widespread testing to determine the levels of trace metals in seawater too, yes?  Including the non-radioactive ones (like stable lead Pb206), and see if there’s differences with areas not much affected by fallout.

Anyways… What do I know?    Just hope this issue will be taken much more seriously by people with access to equipment and funds…

Sleep well…

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31 Responses to Additional Ponderings Re. Pacific Ocean Ecological Crisis. Wondering about Effects of a speculated Fukushima-induced Polonium-210 (Alpha-emitting) surge’s on Sea Life. Iodine-131, Cobalt-60, Cesium-134 & Neobium-95 detected in Europe (May 2015!)

  1. MVB says:

    TENORM: The Smoking Gun on Hiding Fukushima Nuclear Fallout
    Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (TENORM), Saturday, May 28, 2011,
    @ http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2011/05/tenorm-smoking-gun-on-hiding-fukushima.html

    Fukushima Re-criticality Neutron Feast and Famine Cycle: Dancing With the Devil in North America, Uploaded on Oct 23, 2011,
    @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DKFmiUI-5g

    h/t Majia via ENEnews
    @ http://enenews.com/forum-about-japan-burning-radioactive-debris/comment-page-5#comment-673634
    @ http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/emissions-trends-may-2015-may-2012.html

  2. MVB says:

    pavewayiv says:
    May 25, 2015 at 2:02 PM (Edit)

    Well, we’re totally missing the best terrestrial bioaccumulator of Pb-210 and Po-210 known and extensively studied: tobacco. They did tons of studies on it for years, so we know what levels WERE before fukushima – at least in the U.S. This would be a far better sentinel indicator of environmental loads of Pb/Po than trying to measure impossibly minute quantities in air or soil.

    Apparently, the trichomes of the leaves have a non-water-soluble sticky substance that is particularly good at grabbing airborne particles, explaining how they remain on the leaves through the drying/curing process:
    http://www.epa.gov/radiation/sources/tobacco.html

    I wonder if the Colorado herb growers know about that lead and polonium-grabbing property of their trichomes?

    Fukushima was a big tobacco-growing region for Japanese Tobacco. They cancelled a planned 4.5T purchase at the end of the 2012 growing season because of excessive cesium levels. They never mentioned (and probably never tested) for polonium – a much higher threat because of it’s higher activity and presence than cesium and requirement for measurement by the much less common alpha spectrometry. For that matter, tobacco leaves there should also be a good plutonium trap.

    All this is of interest because of what could potentially end up in our bodies. Among the many ways to determine that is by what is excreted. Interesting study of Po-210 in urine in a relatively uncontaminated area/population of Italy in 2009:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2739647/

    Testing water purification plant sludge for alpha would still be tops in my book for a sentinel measure.

    $8K for a 4-unit alpha spectrometer on eBay: http://goo.gl/mq9ylf
    $20 – 50K for a full set-up. I would try crowdfunding a lab, but there’s only like thirty people that even understand why this would be important. I’ll have to try some alternative get-rich-quick scheme.

    Let me know if you stumble on the Lost Spanish Mine in the mean time, Michael. Two or three pounds of gold should be plenty for a decent little lab. That’s a chunk about the size of a roll of quarters. Ask the trees for help!

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  3. MVB says:

    Polonium-210 and lung cancer: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jo/2011/860103/

    “The alpha-radioactive polonium 210 (Po-210) is one of the most powerful carcinogenic agents of tobacco smoke and is responsible for the histotype shift of lung cancer from squamous cell type to adenocarcinoma. According to several studies, the principal source of Po-210 is the fertilizers used in tobacco plants, which are rich in polyphosphates containing radio (Ra-226) and its decay products, lead 210 (Pb-210) and Po-210. Tobacco leaves accumulate Pb-210 and Po-210 through their trichomes, and Pb-210 decays into Po-210 over time. With the combustion of the cigarette smoke becomes radioactive and Pb-210 and Po-210 reach the bronchopulmonary apparatus, especially in bifurcations of segmental bronchi. In this place, combined with other agents, it will manifest its carcinogenic activity, especially in patients with compromised mucous-ciliary clearance. …”

    The 21,000 cases of cancer attributed to Radon (http://www.epa.gov/radon/healthrisks.html ), may actually be entirely due to Radon’s decay daughter, Po-210.

    Cancer facts and figures (good reference for pre-2011 data graphs): http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf

    Lung Cancer Fact sheet:
    http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/resources/facts-figures/lung-cancer-fact-sheet.html

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  5. John says:

    “It’s part of a divine plan we don’t understand yet. Everything happens for a reason. It’s all part of our planetary evolution. We’ll evolve. We’ll adapt.”

    Lol… Sometimes I wonder. I have heard similar remarks.

    Just eat all the GMO food and pacific cuisine you can afford. Move as close to a nuclear reactor as you can. Start “CHAIN” smoking. Find an old can of fluoride pesticide and start doping your own water supply, of course you will need all kinds of prescription meds to throw in there too.
    “Why are you looking at me like that?” “Dont you want to be part of the divine plan to evolve and adapt?”

  6. MVB says:

    Important doc: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1209.0648v2.pdf

    Fukushima plutonium effect and blow-up regimes in neutron-multiplying media
    V.D. Rusov 1 , V.A. Tarasov 1 , V.M. Vaschenko 2 , E.P. Linnik 1 , T.N. Zelentsova 1 , M.E. Beglaryan 1 , S.A. Chernegenko 1 , S.I. Kosenko 1 , P.A. Molchinikolov 1 , V.P. Smolyar 1 , E.V. Grechan 1

    1 Department of Theoretical and Experimental Nuclear Physics, Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine
    2 State Ecological Academy for Postgraduate Education, Kiev, Ukraine

    Abstract: It is shown that the capture and fission cross-sections of 238 U and 239 Pu increase with temperature within 1000-3000 K range, in contrast to those of 235 U, that under certain conditions may lead to the so-called blow-up modes, stimulating the anomalous neutron ux and nuclear fuel temperature growth. Some features of the blow-up regimes in neutron-multiplying media are discussed.

    h/t Bobby1 @ comments under “Iodine-131 detections in Finland and Norway preceded by detections in Japan.” !-> @ http://optimalprediction.com/wp/iodine-131-detections-in-finland-and-norway-preceded-by-detections-in-japan/

  7. johnm33 says:

    when the cores melted out they took huge amounts of steel rebar down with them, [Fukushima diary] with their relative densities you’ve got to consider the corium having a molten steel cap, i wonder if that’s the source of the excess CO 60
    interesting read thanks

    • MVB says:

      “the corium having a molten steel cap” … wow, yeah, sounds plausible;
      And same for the Lead it would have picked up in the meltdown, I suppose
      (with the Pb208 / + n => Pb209 -> Bi209 / + n => Bi210 -> Po210 -> Pb206)
      I hypothesized as part of the water pollution…)

      Have a link to the Fukushima-Diary article you’re referring to?

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