School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

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By Michael Snyder
Fukushima Radiation - University Of New South Wales
A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world.  But that is precisely what has happened.  Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination.  What she discovered was absolutely stunning.  Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation.  So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima?  Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases?  The American people deserve the truth, but as you will see below, the U.S. and Canadian governments are not even testing imported seafood for radiation.  To say that this is deeply troubling would be a massive understatement.
In fact, what prompted Bronwyn Delacruz to conduct her science project was the fact that the Canadian government stopped testing imported seafood for radiation in 2012

Alberta high-school student Bronwyn Delacruz loves sushi, but became concerned last summer after learning how little food inspection actually takes place on some of its key ingredients.
The Grade 10 student from Grande Prairie said she was shocked to discover that, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)stopped testing imported foods for radiation in 2012.

And what should be a major red flag for authorities is the fact that the seafood with the highest radiation is coming from China

Armed with a $600 Geiger counter bought by her dad, Delacruz studied a variety of seafoods – particularly seaweeds – as part of an award-winning science project that she will take to a national fair next month.
“Some of the kelp that I found was higher than what the International Atomic Energy Agency sets as radioactive contamination, which is 1,450 counts over a 10-minute period,” she said. “Some of my samples came up as 1,700 or 1,800.
Delacruz said the samples that “lit up” the most were products from China that she bought in local grocery stores.

It is inexcusable that the Canadian government is not testing this seafood.  It isn’t as if they don’t know that it is radioactive.  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
So why was radiation testing for seafood shut down in Canada in 2012?
Someone out there needs to answer some very hard questions.
Meanwhile, PBS reporter Miles O’Brien has pointed out the extreme negligence of the U.S. government when it comes to testing seafood for Fukushima radiation.  The following comes from a recent EcoWatch article

O’Brien also introduces us to scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute who have been testing waters around the reactors—as well as around the Pacific Rim—to confirm the levels of Fukushima fallout, especially of cesium.
These scientists are dedicated and competent. But they are also being forced to do this investigation on their own, raising small amounts of money from independent sources. They were, explains lead scientist Ken Buesseler, turned down for even minimal federal support by five agencies key to our radiation protection. Thus, despite a deep and widespread demand for this information, no federal agency is conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into our air and oceans.
In fact, very soon after Fukushima began to blow, President Obama assured the world that radiation coming to the U.S. would be minuscule and harmless. He had no scientific proofthat this would be the case. And as O’Brien’s eight-minute piece shows all too clearly, the “see no evil, pay no damages” ethos is at work here. The government is doing no monitoring of radiation levels in fish, and information on contamination of the ocean is almost entirely generated by underfunded researchers like Buesseler.

video news report in which O’Brien discusses these issues is posted below…

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It is the job of the authorities to keep us safe, and the Fukushima nuclear disaster was the worst nuclear disaster in human history.
So why aren’t they doing testing?
Why aren’t they checking to make sure that this radiation is not getting into our food chain?
The Japanese are doing testing off the coast of Japan, and one fish that was recently caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture was discovered to have124 times the safe level of radioactive cesium.
So why are all the authorities in North America just assuming that the fish are going to be perfectly fine on this side of the Pacific?
One test that was conducted in California discovered that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.
So how can the authorities say “don’t worry, just eat the seafood”?
Everyone agrees that a plume of radioactive water has been moving from Fukushima toward the west coast of the United States.
According to researchers at the University of South Wales, that plume is going to hit our shores at some point during 2014…

The first radioactive ocean plume released by the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster will finally be reaching the shores of the United States some time in 2014, according to a new study from the University of New South Wales — a full three or so years after the date of the disaster.

The following graphic comes from that study…
Fukushima Radiation - University Of New South Wales
And multiple independent tests have already confirmed that levels of nuclear radiation are being detected on California beaches that are more than 10 times the normal level.
Clearly something is happening.
So why are the U.S. and Canadian governments willingly looking the other way?
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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37 thoughts on “School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

  1. No-one cares. All they care about is what’s on the shit-pump (T.V.) and playing tunes on their phones, that they need to prop up their egos and stop them thinking..

  2. National economy is obviously more important than lives. So what if you kill off your customer base in the long term if you can make a killing in the short term. (Do I have a way with words, or do I have a way with words?!)

  3. They are looking the other way because they are culpable. Back in the early 1970’s the program manager of the GE boiling water
    reactor at GE warned them that the reactor should not be installed on land because it was vulnerable to seismic events. It was
    designed for submarines. He was ignored and fired. GE continued to build and the US government continued to license these
    reactors until Fukishima. Not only is the US government ultimately culpable for Fukishima they are culpable for the majority of
    GE reactors of the same type installed in the US. Many on fault lines. The last thing they want is people asking questions about
    that.

  4. I don’t care about radiation I just want to know will it taste better. I think radiation is a salt substitute . Hay what do I know I live in California and I’m stupid…

  5. When the tsunami occurred, one of the very FIRST things Obama and the Canadian Prime Minister did was to meet, and:
    1. DOUBLE all “safe” levels for food and water/milk, etc.
    2. Shut off ALL West Coast radiation detection centers.
    3. Detection was shutoff, subsequently, as visiting Japanese were triggering the detectors at the airports.
    I live in San Diego. Before the disaster, reading were ‘normally’ about 25-30cpm. Now, daily average is 3 times that, 68-80cpm, and sometimes hitting in the low 100’s, 108cpm being the highest. Alert Level is 110cpm.
    Since it cannot be seen, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted, this allows pro-nuke and government agencies to kill it’s people, while telling everyone (as always); “Things are juuuuuussst fiiiiiine. Now go back to sleep”, and people don’t WANT to know, as it causes a feeling of unease, and we want, as Americans, for everything to be ‘juuuuussst fiiiiine’…. or panic will ensue.

    • Slightly elevated radiation levels are an extremely inefficient and subtle way to kill people. Weaponized ebola or bubonic plague are not subtle. If I was hiring these guys to kill off the population, I’d be sacking them about now.

        • Well, lets see:
          1. DOUBLE all “safe” levels for food and water/milk, etc: Nope. “Acceptable limits for food and water have not been changed, at least not in the US. However, in 2016 EPA did, for the first time publish an emergency drinking water protective action guide for emergency use. The drinking water standard was not changed and not impacted by the drinking water PAG.
          2. Shut off ALL West Coast radiation detection centers: Again, Nope. While some of the EPA RADNET systems (Which is what I assume you mean by “radiation detection centers”) on the West Coast were down due to maintenance issues, most were still functioning, and EPA deployed portable monitors in Alaska, Hawaii and the Pacific Territories, and accelerated its sampling and analyses schedules for air filters, precipitation, drinking water, and milk. RadNet detected minuscule quantities of radionuclides associated with the Fukushima accident. In addition to those, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty sensors all remained active and also detected minuscule quantities of radionuclides.
          “Growing concern by Americans over exposure from damaged nuclear plants in Japan has prompted officials to deploy more radiation monitors in the western United States and Pacific territories, federal environmental regulators say.
          “The agency decided out of an abundance of caution to send these deployable monitors in order to get some monitors on the ground closer to Japan,” Jonathan Edwards, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation protection division, said this week.
          The additional monitors are being deployed in response to the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan, where emergency workers are attempting to cool overheated reactors damaged by last week’s magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami.
          3. Detection was shutoff, subsequently, as visiting Japanese were triggering the detectors at the airports: “Travelers coming in from Japan on Wednesday triggered radiation detectors at O’Hare International Airport as they passed through customs. Only very small amounts of radiation were detected.
          “We are aware of the radiation,” said Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride. “We are adding screenings and precautionary measures.”
          In one instance, radiation was detected in a plane’s air filtration system. Radiation was also found in luggage and on passengers on flights from Japan.”
          Hmmm. “Adding screenings and precautionary measures.” doesn’t sound quite the same as “Detection was shutoff”.”
          ——————
          You got your $5 worth – you passed the test! You are definitely an idiot! You are doing nothing but parroting the false rumors spread by fearmongers.

  6. Well i’m 63 now and lived the majority of my life anyway. But what about my daughter 32, son 30 and second son 27? what about them? Will they live to see 63? Not looking good is it. The assorted money junkies and sociopaths who pushed this unsafe technology on an unsuspecting population, together with TEPCO management, should be crucified, and i mean the old Roman way, no fooling around. This, along with the maniacs looking for a war with Syria, Iran, Russia, hell just anybody who gets in their should join the above jolly people. Oh and let’s not forget the GMO industry, busy frog marching us into hell.

  7. This is a perfect example of fearmongering. The highest measured radiation was 1800 counts over 10 minutes. In other words, 3 Bq.
    The human body naturally has 4000 Bq of K-40 in the body, and bananas has roughly 15 Bq of K-40.
    Other foods have even higher levels of radiation in them. Brazil nuts for example naturally contain small amounts of radium, leading to about 40–260 Bq/kg.
    If you are so afraid of such small amounts of radiation, which we naturally consume, and even have in our body, you should start by banning a wide range of “healthy” foods.

  8. “Of course, most folks understand that Cs doesn’t bioaccumulate in fish – the ions in the seawater keep it in homeostasis and it quickly gets eliminated from their system. She tested seaweed, by the way. It was a little bit over the IAEA standards. Those standards are extremely conservative and based on the total consumption of all foods in a given year. I doubt that I (or anyone else in the US) consume a kilo of seaweed in a given year. I probably consume only a few kilos of seafood; at the levels detected, I nor anyone else have anything to worry about.
    We’re more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the grocery store of restaurant to get the seafood than to develop cancer from eating the seafood.
    And that article is skewed. For example, “the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in @343 of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada” is a true statement, but “the Vancouver Sun reported that TRACE AMOUNTS of cesium-137 was being found in @343 of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada” is more just as true and more accurate.
    “One test that was conducted in California discovered that @2012 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with TRACE AMOUNTS OF radiation from Fukushima.” is also more accurate.
    Articles like this pander to the ignorant.”

    • In case you haven’t noticed, there are three reactors in total meltdown. That’s three Chernobyls for almost 5yrs. You think this will “burn” itself out? It will in another few million years. Your sticking your head in the sand or wherever you stick it when critical thinking escapes you, will not change the facts on the ground….or in the sea.

  9. Of course, most folks understand that Cs doesn’t bioaccumulate in fish – the ions in the seawater keep it in homeostasis and it quickly gets eliminated from their system. The only thing she tested that was over the limits was kelp, by the way. It was a little bit over the IAEA standards. Those standards are extremely conservative and based on the total consumption of all foods in a given
    year. I doubt that I (or anyone else in the US) consume a kilo of seaweed in a given year. I probably consume only a few kilos of seafood; at the levels detected, I nor anyone else have anything to worry about.
    We’re more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the grocery store or restaurant to get the seafood than to develop cancer from eating the seafood.
    And that article is skewed. For example, “the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada” is a true statement, but “the Vancouver Sun reported that TRACE AMOUNTS of cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada” is more just as true and more
    accurate.
    “One test that was conducted in California discovered that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with TRACE AMOUNTS OF radiation from Fukushima.” is also more accurate.
    Articles like this pander to the ignorant.

  10. They test alright, but they don’t tell the people. It’s all about money, as always. They want to keep the fishing industries and trade with china intact, not to mention the nuclear industry wants to keep this hush hush because they want to tell us that we need nuclear power plants (that no insurance company will insure) are the way to go. Well, it’s only the way to go if you are at the top of the food chain in the nuclear industry.

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