By Zine Larbaoui (Exec. Dir. Of Media)
Each tested blue fin tuna in the waters off California was shown to be contaminated by radiation from Fukushima.
It has been more than a year, in May 2012 that the Wall Street Journal reported a study of Stanford University. Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who led the study, was quoted as follows: “The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the World’s Largest Ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all odd and more surprised to see it in every one we measured”.
Another member of the study group, the marine biologist Nicholas Fisher of Stony Brook University, in New York said, “We found absolutely all of them had comparable concentrations of cesium-134 and cesium-137.”
That was more than one year ago! Fishes that were tested had relatively little exposure to radioactive waste dumped in the ocean due to the nuclear fusion occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011. Since that time, the flow of radioactive contaminants (from the dumping of 300 tons of irradiated water per day) in the ocean has continued unabated. Fishes that reach this stage, live contaminated for life.
Radioactive cesium does not sink to the bottom of the sea, so that the fishes swim through it, in the environment, and ingest through their gills or by organisms that have interfered with their eating. It is a compound that does not occur naturally in nature; however, the levels of cesium found in tuna in 2012 had levels of 3 percent more than usual in their bodies. Measures for this year were not available, or at least none that could be found however researches on the effects of ingestion of cesium are as follows:
If contact radioactive cesium occurs, which is highly unlikely, a person may experience cell damage due to particles cesium radiation. For this reason, effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding may occur. With longer exposure, people may even lose consciousness; coma or death may then follow. The severity of the effects depends on the strength of individuals and the duration of exposure and the radioactive concentration in a person exposed to its effects. The half-life of cesium 134 is 2.0652 years. For cesium-137, the half-life is 30.17 years.
The Fukushima disaster is a constant struggle with no sign that humans may ever gain the upper hand. The only good news out of Japan later on proved to be false and was nothing more than attempts by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) to deceive the public and to get them asleep in a false sense of security while the company searches in vain for ways to contain the accident.
The incident at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl constitute pale figures in comparison. These were nuclear meltdowns. A nuclear fusion poses a much more serious problem and it is something that modern technology does not have the tools to respond. Two and a half years later and contaminants are still flowing into the ocean and will continue in the foreseeable dark future.
The FDA ensures that our food supply is safe, that the radiation levels found in fish samples are within safe limits for consumption. But one may ask if this is true and is it true now, and if that will remain true? Is it, as the statements issued from TEPCO, another attempt to quell a public response to an unprecedented event that, for now, has no solution and no end in sight?
America’s food security … and even the World are threatened.
How long will we continue to allow ourselves to be fooled by our governments of cheaters and liars?