An amateur video of a Geiger counter showing what appear to be high radiation levels at a Coastside beach has drawn the attention of local, state and federal public health officials. Since being posted last week, the short video has galvanized public concerns that radioactive material could be landing on the local coastline after traveling from Japan as a result of the 2011 meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.

Government officials say they are looking into the video shot on Dec. 23 and performing their own sampling of the beaches, but they have found no indication so far that radiation levels were hazardous.

“It’s not something that we feel is an immediate public health concern,” said Dean Peterson, county environmental health director. “We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima.”

First posted last week on YouTube, the seven-minute video shows the meter of a Geiger counter as an off-camera man measures different spots on the beach south of Pillar Point Harbor. The gadget’s alarm begins ringing as its radiation reading ratchets up to about 150 counts per minute, or roughly five times the typical amount found in the environment.

Counts per minute is a standard way for Geiger counters to measure radiation, but it does not directly equate to the strength or its hazard level to humans. Those factors depend on the type of radioactive particles and isotope.

Nonetheless, the video went viral online, gaining nearly 400,000 views in the last week.

In a blog entry, the unidentified poster of the video noted that he has been monitoring local beaches for two years before noticing a sudden rise in radiation levels in recent days. The Review was not immediately able to contact the man who made the video.

In the following days, other amateurs with Geiger counters began posting similar videos online. The videos follow other alarming news last month that starfish were mysteriously disintegrating along the West Coast, a trend that has not been linked yet to any cause. Past computer simulations had indicated that radioactive cesium-137 from the Fukushima reactors could begin appearing on West Coast shores by early 2014. Those findings, published in August by the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems in Spain, also noted that any radioactive material that crossed the Pacific would likely be diluted and fall below international safety levels.

County health officials first learned of the radiation levels last week, and they sent their own inspector on Dec. 28 to Pacifica with a Geiger counter. Using a different unit, the county inspector measured the beach to have a radiation level of about 100 micro-REM per hour, or about five times the normal amount. REM stands for “Roentgen equivalent man,” a measurement of the dosage and statistical biological effects presented by radiation.

Although the radiation levels were clearly higher than is typical, Peterson emphasized that it was still not unsafe for humans. A person would need to be exposed to 100 microREMs of radiation for 50,000 hours before it surpassed safety guidelines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, he explained.

Peterson admitted he was “befuddled” as to why radiation levels were higher than normal, but he was skeptical that the Fukushima meltdown could be the cause. He noted that many innocuous items could spike the radiation levels in an area, including red-painted disposable eating utensils.

“I honestly think the end result of this is that it’s just higher levels of background radiation,” he said.

Peterson forwarded the matter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Public Health, agencies with more expertise on analyzing radioactivity.

A state Public Health spokeswoman said her office was contacted on Thursday and was still looking into the matter. More information would be available by next week, she said.

“We can’t comment on anybody’s media creation. We really have no way of knowing right now whether it’s valid or not,” said spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins.

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raddog

Except...

No one has found anything but trace elements from Fukushima in the water,

and

the radiation on this beach has been shown multiple times to be nothing other than natural uranium and thorium washed down from the cliffs...

nik
nik

Wow... the ignorant remarks by radmax are staggering. There are many sites where you can find info/photos/videos on everything from professionals (physicians/scientists/Japanese government/etc) showing/discussing impacts of Fuku Daiichi radiation on humans/animals, to viedos of the explosions/meltdowns of certain Fuku reactors. Dr Helen Caldicott, Gunderson, and others have tremendous experience and connections. Just google them and you'll have more than enough proof. The US and Japanese government love people like radmax who refuse to educate themselves on large scale environmental and health disasters.

whythen

Why are the background radioactivity levels in california currently so high then? How about an answer for that?

Glen48
Glen48

Just to be safe don't use red plastic utensils when you are eating sea food.

This is to day and the reactors are still not repaired so still doing the same thing, pumping 300 tons a day of polluted water into the ocean , Reactor 4 is suppose to be running at 1,000C any inspection equipment melts in minutes.

Plus the problem of the 5,000 odd fuel rod removal if 2 touch there will be an explosion 13,000 bigger than the bombs.

So West coast move East then down South America or Australia then to.....?
so Japan is returning the material with interest.

radmax
radmax

Plural Possessive, 3 reactors, 3 reactor buildings, and they weren't all the same level of damage or exact cause, multiple separate processes contained within the larger framework all contributing to the same multiple events - Hydrogen buildup. .. sorry if I can't remember apostrophe rules from 35 years ago at midnight. Since there is no other way to emphasize (italics-underlining), all caps is the only way to point out emphasis... sometimes it's not shouting. And Oh Snap, dripping sarcasm... I wasn't dealing with the sharpest pencil on the desk with 'every radon isotope causes cancer'.

p3orion

Radmax, while I agree with you that the sky-is-falling hysteria about this is unwarranted, I'd have an easier time believing you're a 26-year "radiation professional" if you could make your case WITHOUT THE ALL CAPS RANTING, and if you knew how to spell common words like "reactors," "processes," and "buildings."

And frankly, I just can't see the phrases "radiation professional" and "oh snap" coming together...

sarkyfish

Sometime after world war two, a navy ship carrying specimens from an atom bomb test in the South Pacific ran aground on the beach near Half Moon Bay.

Donttrustthesmartones

Michal collkns @ environreporter posts geiger counter videos of normal background radiation, usually radon dayghter products, and screams
" Fukushima! ! "

Donttrustthesmartones

The guy who sells the unit used says it's normal background: http://blog.safecast.org/

Donttrustthesmartones

Starfish wasting was first identified LAST CENTURY.

radmax
radmax

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING, tape plastic over your windows and stick your head up your a$$ so as not to breathe in any of the DEADLY radiation...
NEWS FLASH.... There was NO NUCLEAR EXPLOSION under Fukushima last week, or last month or ever...
Fukushima's REACTOR'S never exploded either. Hydrogen gas (produced by process's too lengthy and complicated to get into here) built up inside the reactor BUILDING'S (because they had no MANUAL vents). That Hydrogen exploded and blew off the ‘big tin shed’ roof and top floor walls over the CONCRETE containment and spent fuel pool.
Yes the explosions did some damage to the reactor vessel PIPING inside the outer building, which allowed contaminated water from the vessel to escape and affected core cooling, but it DID NOT blow 'pellets' of fuel from the reactor core...
(from metal tube fuel assemblies INSIDE the ~8" steel reactor vessel INSIDE the ~1" steel lined ~4 foot thick CONCRETE containment and past the several hundred ton ~35' wide ~8' thick Concrete containment cover)
...into the spent fuel pool next to it (get it, spent = older, still radioactive fuel already removed from the reactor, covered in dozens of feet of HEAVILY borated water that STOPS the reactions).
Yes the spent fuel pool liners are damaged and leaking, as are the pipes coming from the reactor vessel, but pumps are recirculating that water back into the pools and water levels are fine, the problem is cooling that water sufficiently to prohibit it boiling, and POSSIBLY uncovering that spent fuel that WOULD further melt down into the bottom of the concrete building, making clean up a REAL BITCH. And filtering the water fast enough to prevent more releases.
(google chernobyl elephants foot)

UNLIKE Chernobyl, Fukushima's fuel is NOT flammable and will not "BURN UP DIRECTLY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE"!!!
To tell a 'not so secret' secret, SEVERAL U.S. Military test reactors actually did explode AND burn outside Las Vegas, they still find pieces of the highly radioactive fuel occasionally out in the desert, look at the millions of people downwind who died... OH SNAP, didn't happen.

Are there bad things happening, yes. Does this make it more of an issue to clean up, yes.
Is this all media hype by A: misguided ANTI-Nukers who are irrationally afraid of anything they don't understand,
B: half-educated health professionals who do not really understand what they are talking about when it comes to the technology and mechanism involved (>50% of Doctors),
or C: purposeful misinformation from people with an agenda or some sort of financial interest in stopping Nuclear Power... ABSOLUTELY!

Would I hesitate for one second to go there and help participate in the clean-up efforts, cowering in fear from the DEADLY Radiation, NOT EVEN FOR A HEARTBEAT.

26 years as a Radiation PROTECTION Professional.

And Rambling Jim, YOU would be dead now if every Radon Isotope caused cancer... it's everywhere... although I find it hard to believe you survived 70 years with that stunning intellect...

ColKlink

This is absurd fear mongering. This has been going on for years - since 2011 - claiming the radiation is coming to get us, when it is in ASIA, not heading to the USA at all. The debris never washed up on shore as they claimed would happen any day (still are!) , yet Japanese imports are still allowed (Russia has banned a few).

radmax
radmax

RAMBLEjim... First, YES I WOULD GO THERE IN LESS THAN A HEARTBEAT to assist in the clean-up efforts.... WHY? Because IT IS WHAT I DO... I do not FEAR radiation, I respect it, and my JOB, MY OATH, MY ENTIRE BEING is to PROTECT the PUBLIC FIRST, my workers SECOND, myself THIRD and my employers LAST, and that includes reporting negative things they might have done. There are about 3500 of us active in the U.S., we are ALL Professionals and place ourselves into any hazard before we allow our workers entry. 2 of my friends went to Fukushima immediately after the accident to assist (I wasn't asked and I didn't have a Passport). Do you question why a fireman runs into a fire? Why Police fight crime?

Second Numbnuts, if "every radon isotope caused lung cancer", then EVERY person living in Pennsylvania would be dead already... as would EVERY person who have EVER visited that beach in Brazil in the video... radon there too.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! I DO. Why do you fault the video I posted vs the amateur in San Fransicko?
Do YOU have any clue what the background is where you live? Do you know that the background in Denver is higher than it was ANYWHERE within 10 miles of Three Mile Island unit 2 during it's accident? I have had collectible items in my house for well over 15 years reading at least 10-100 times that in the San Fran video... CANCER FREE.

HERE are some real numbers.. They (Intl experts) are reporting 15 and 25 Sieverts/hr in 2 locations (15000 - 25000 Rem/hr).. this is approximately what a newly spent fuel rod emits, a very significant number that would absolutely kill someone within minutes... but then the nuclear industry doesn't allow people to just walk up to a spent fuel rod, they are kept shielded under 10's of feet of water... these kind of levels were found at Three Mile Island during it's cleanup, and even higher numbers were found at Chernobyl... the last I checked (just last November when I was there) there were STILL people working at Three Mile Island that were there when the accident occurred. All a little older, but still in good health.

Rem's or Sievert's are a method of measurement of dose... several years ago at another incident at a different facility in Japan, 3 men were exposed to several hundred Rem instantly (they were negligent), 2 of the 3 died, the third was still alive the last time I checked.

DOSE MAKES THE POISON:.. you can't live healthily without Iron, Copper and Arsenic in the body, but too much of them will kill you.. the human body 'evolved' in a radioactive environment and radiation is all around you.
It's in the food and water you intake, it's bombards you from outer space, our sun, and even the concrete in your home... this LOW LEVEL exposure DOES NOT KILL cells, they repair themselves, and that in and of itself forms part of the body's defense mechanisms. Radon gas is the main exception as it comes in direct contact with lung tissue which has no skin as a defense, yet most cells still repair themselves (same reason smoking causes cancer from Polonium).

The average person in the U.S. receives about 0.600 Rem PER YEAR from all sources. A standard chest x-ray imparts about 0.040 Rem in an instant, you get about 0.005 - 0.025 Rem on a cross country flight.

American Nuclear Workers (includes Medical Field) are allowed up to an ADDITIONAL 5 Rem per year of Occupational dose. I personally have well over 10 Rem additional dose after 26 years in the field, and suffer no adverse health effects and am cancer free at 52. I have several friends nearing or in their 70's who have received many times that dose, some well over 50 Rem in their careers, and they can outlast many younger folks half their age, and are cancer free.

Again, it is THE DOSE... how much how quickly... that determines adverse health effects. There are SO MANY variables that determine someone getting cancer, and MANY natural and man-made carcinogens (alcohol, asbestos, cigarettes..) that are FAR more likely to cause cancer than low level radiation exposure is.

1/3 sea life dead... BULLSHIT flags flying...
ALL Bluefin Tuna caught BEFORE Fukushima 'were radioactive'... Cesium was and has been diluted in the oceans from all the world’s airborne and underwater Atomic tests since the late 40's... a couple hundred thousand gallons of mildly contaminated water from Fukushiima was added to the mix, diluted in the Millions of TRILLIONS of Gallons of water in the ocean.

Every one of you reading this is 'radioactive' from the naturally occurring radioactive material in the foods you eat and the water you drink. You get 0.002 Rem per yer sleeping next to your significant other and they from you.

This is nothing more than fear mongering from the un-educated or opportunistic. A 3% increase in radioactive material levels found in tuna over the extremely low levels they had before Fukushima STILL make them EXTREMELY low levels.

Google 'bluefin tuna radioactive hoax' and quit worrying.
Below from HuffPo no less, NOT a Republican war mongering big business protecting website...
“In fact, according to the data, rates of caesium-137 and caesium-134 are 35 TIMES LESS than the amount of radioactive potassium, which is naturally-occurring in the fish. Radioactive potassium, along with polonium-210 are the two most common and largest radioactive compounds in our foods, but even these give off far less radiation than other natural sources we are exposed to on an annual basis: radon, which occurs naturally in soil and rock, and cosmic rays.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/bluefin-tuna-radioactive-radiation-health_n_1552838.html

cowfishdog

Not HAzardous?
ok what is hazardous?
Give us some numbers
Look up
STARFISH MELT DESEASE
what is that?
We dont know, it just started happening since Japan had that earthquake.
hmmmm

cowfishdog

Dying with cancer makes you cool.
You do want tobe cool, don't you?

Warman
Warman

They will probably charge the guy who made the video with somthing.

ddd333
ddd333

"All the cool kids eat three eyed fish, you want to be cool, don't you Bobby?"

cofilmguy

"He noted that many innocuous items could spike the radiation levels in an area, including red-painted disposable eating utensils."

OK, I give, red plastic spoons are radioactive?

tipsyfreelancer
tipsyfreelancer

A few of us getting cancer is the price that the country is willing to pay for social and economic stability.

Saving a few thousand (or even million) people from getting cancer in 20-30 years is not worth evacuating the west coast. It's actually good governing and public policy.

They will never tell us the truth, and it actually makes sense that they wouldn't.

John Charles Ullom
John Charles Ullom

If not for radiation, none of us would be around to pontificate about it.

If not for Atomic Reactors, there would be far more CO2.

If not for Fossil Fuels, there would be far less humans.

Is it not amazing that with all of the horrible things we do to the planet that we live longer and longer each year?

For every person that might be affected by Fukushima, there are thousands who will slowly kill themselves with cigarettes, food, and intoxicants.

Don't get me wrong. This is not good. But perspective is needed. Especially when fools are posting gossip about Nuclear Explosions occurring underneath Fukushima.

Notice the graphic in one the links posted on this thread. It shows that the Atomic Fuel form a Fukushima meltdown will exit the Earth just east of South America. The idiots that wrote the story some how think gravity will not affect the melted fuel after it passes through the center of the Earth.

PS. Reading this blog exposes you to radiation and EMF rays. Sunlight causes far more cancer than any other source of radiation. Best to stay home, in the dark, disconnected from the grid.

Donttrustthesmartones

http://geigercounter.com/

Johnny Doe
Johnny Doe

If you like your normal background readings, you can keep your readings, period.

inlosangeles

So far I am one of three owners of real estate on the west side (Los Angeles beach community) or Malibu beach area that I know who have been nudged into taking advantage of the high market prices by the concern of high radiation counts starting to show up in the priciest parts of coastal CA real estate. Perhaps we're wrong and holding out a little longer makes sense, but if this story develops as the non-govt scientists say it will, and shortly, then multi million dollar real estate in the bullseye of non stop fallout doesn't seems all too wise.

Brother_Justin
Brother_Justin

From Barack Ob*ma: Nothing to see here. Everything is OK. Move along.

DanFromRioRancho
DanFromRioRancho

"the county inspector measured the beach to have a radiation level of about 100 micro-REM per hour, or about five times the normal amount.......A person would need to be exposed to 100 microREMs of radiation for 50,000 hours before it surpassed safety guidelines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, he explained."

So.....if the current background level does not change, and you live on or near the beach for 5.7 years, you've surpassed OSHA safety guidelines? Good to know.........

Slomerv

"Normal" backgrounds with that type of instrument would be between 100 and 150 counts per minute. That's based on thousands of data points collected between 1987 and 2011 at coastal area between San Francisco and San Diego. Remember, large variations will be seen in the data based on the origin of the sands, that is, what was weathered to produce those local soils. Some native formations in the Sierra are quite high in Radium and those formations weather and are transported down stream. Also, off shore and sub-surface formations are variable and add to the shoreline mix.

Obamadontcare
Obamadontcare

Rest assured,...if there was any danger to American citizens, the most open and transparent administration since the dawn of man would be sharing that information with you, the American people... Right now, people from HHS, FEMA, IRS,CIA ,NSA,FBI are diligently sifting through reports to assure the citizens that there is nothing to see here... Now how bout we open this discussion up to the benefits of the affordable care act,..or perhaps we can just rap about how to stop bullying in our lifetime... Speaking of the weather,..it's cold,...but scientist now say it's because of global warming,...yeah,...see how this all works?

rambojim

There is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure. A good example is radon.One radon isotope, if breathed in, will give you lung cancer, no if's an's or buts.
It may take 20 years,but it will happen if you don't die of something else in the meantime. I feel very bad for the people of the west coast,but we will all see spikes of cancer rising because of this tragedy. At present,there is no way to stop the radiation that is leaking out of the reactors in fukushima,in fact,the radiation levels are going UP,not down as the Japanese government thought they would. There is no end in sight for radioactive isotopes from reaching the coast of California for a long time to come I am afraid to say...

MR Wheet
MR Wheet

I would not be eating any Northern Pacific Sea Food, General Electric and the Japanese have made the Pacific ocean a nuclear mess. We need to start shutting down ALL these Atomic ticking time bombs, they are not needed anymore. Our nations food supply would be greatly damaged if just one Nuclear plant in California had a Fukushima type melt down and don't say it can't happen; just look at Japan.

Brainiac

The "red-painted disposable eating utensils" theory is ridiculous. There's no way these would affect such a large area, to such a large extent.

There is a grave difference between external exposure (which would be brief and harmless) versus INTERNAL exposure which would be both higher and continuous. Anybody eating the seafood, or even breathing the Pacific ocean air should be very concerned. Biological systems (including people) concentrate radioactive materials in a manner that defies intuition. For example, the radioactive Iodine from a Chinese nuclear test was detected and identified in the thyroid of deer and elk in Colorado less than one week after the test.

I'm from the midwest, and even we have seen occasional radiation spikes attributable directly to Fukushima. As a clear example of tangible evidence, whenever there has been a combination of both wind and precipitation post-3/11 there has also been an accompanying spike in radiation in Duluth, Minnesota per the EPA's own RadNet. There was also a very clear spike in the days and weeks just after 3/11 which apparently has resulted in a permanently higher background level. The EPA has many devices online, but the Duluth meter has the most interesting trace since prior to 3/11 it always showed a very low and stable level making the effects of Fukushima extremely and undeniably obvious.

Of course if treated as background radiation the levels are still very low, but if as the traces reveal, the radiation is coming down from the sky in the rain and snow, then we're likely also breathing it in and accumulating it into our bodies during those times.

And yet, Duluth is located in the center of the continent! I'd absolutely hate to live on the west coast. After 3/11 my family ceased buying any produce from the west coast, or any seafood from the Pacific Ocean.

References:

EPA RadNet historical trace for Duluth, MN showing aftermath of Fukushima:
http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-duluth-bg.html


Re: Chinese fallout in Colorado Deer and Elk:
Fallout of Iodine 131 in western Nevada cattle thyroid glands: 1962-Early 1969
Clifton Blincoe, V. R. Bohman
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
October 1991, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 485-490

MissyAnthropissy

HAH! No censorship in the imbecilic, compliant, complicit State Propagandist Medias...

Major kudos to infometron's direct link here:

http://www.eutimes.net/2014/01/underground-nuclear-explosion-at-crippled-japan-atomic-plant-shocks-world/

Cynical Observer

There's a reliable reporter in the LA area, Michael Collins, who has been leading in reporting on the Fukushima radiation's effects on the West Coast abd related issues over the last 18+ months. If you're interested in this issue read his reports at enviroreporter dot com.

rambojim

radmax,Are you a spokesman for Tepco Electric Co? Perhaps you should take the next plane to Japan ( one way I hope) and help that country's three radiation spewing reactors from gushing radioactive fallout into the Pacific Ocean as it has done nonstop for the past 2 1/2 years, Mr. RADIATION PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL..

NewsView

These are absolutely key points:

"[T]he county inspector measured the beach to have a radiation level of about 100 micro-REM per hour, or about five times the normal amount."

"A person would need to be exposed to 100 microREMs of radiation for 50,000 hours before it surpassed safety guidelines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, [Peterson] said."

Comment:

The above guidelines relate to the danger posed to humans, but what about marine life along the impacted coastlines? Sea life most certainly have and will sustain more than 50,000 hours of exposure to levels of radiation not set for their own biology but for safety of ours! This could prove deadly to harbor seals, sea birds and those who regularly fish off our coasts.

Understand: The process of biomagnification, a known-phenomena in which toxins concentrate at the top of the food chain, will impact human populations over the long term because we are at the top of the food chain. Nature will take its course, diminishing the health and vitality of human populations far beyond Japan, unless public health officials acknowledge that there should be limits on fishing, and possibly seafood consumption in general.

Another key point:

"Past computer simulations had indicated that radioactive cesium-137 from the Fukushima reactors could begin appearing on West Coast shores by early 2014."

In view of the predictions, how can Peterson feign ignorance with a straight face?

The article states: "Peterson admitted he was 'befuddled' as to why radiation levels were higher than normal, but he was skeptical that the Fukushima meltdown could be the cause."

Peterson blames a spontaneous rise in background radiation levels; however, unless there is another nuclear power plant disaster we don't know about (unlikely), the radiation detected would NOT be consistent with the type of radiation typical to a fission process (e.g. cesium-137)!

Studies out of Spain and elsewhere suggest that we should not be surprised that Fukushima radiation should make an appearance on the West Coast. Is Peterson honestly unaware of this?

Unlikely.

It is safe to deduce the following: Peterson is either incompetent OR he is being threatened or bribed into downplaying what he knows to be true (the "obvious"). Even if we assume Peterson really believes what he told the reporter who interviewed him, he is still glossing over the impact to marine life, which at minimum should trigger an advisory against consuming fish from the impacted areas!

Public officials once had a monopoly over what was reported on TV stations and radio, but with the advent of the Internet our "experts" should know better by now: DO NOT PATRONIZE THE PUBLIC. We are intelligent enough to put two-and-two together, and anyone who seeks to inform us will lose all credibility if they underestimate us. Peterson ought to get real or resign. If he can't be more astute, it implies that he lied on his resume to get a job he is poorly qualified to hold OR has been threatened into playing the part of the dismissive "expert". Either way, Peterson ought to be ashamed of how stupid he comes off in this article.


radmax
radmax

You ARE stupid IF you think "No radiation is GOOD for you"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgAx1yIKjg
60 years of B movies, "Hollywood experts" and anti-nuke activist (who make a good living making speech's) has gotten the world of the un-educated, fearful of DEADLY Radiation...
The MAXIMUM counts per minute (CPM) that this amateur found is equal to about 0.05 milliRem per hour...
Watch this video of the beach in Brazil in 2012 from NATURAL BACKGROUND... equal to about 5 milliRem per hour or 100 TIMES that in San Fran....
Amateur doesn't know what the variation could be, a storm could have exposed more natural radioactive material, or washed more on shore... each cubic liter of ocean water BEFORE Fukushima contained more radiation than he is seeing on his meter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvgAx1yIKjg
Chicken Little, the sky is falling.
A Radiation PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL

rambojim

Ladies and Gentlemen,Fukushima radiation has hit the west coast as predicted .Mr. Peterson's remark about red-painted eating utensils as the possible culprit is the dumbest remark I have ever heard in all my 70 years.This fool should be removed from his inspector position immediately.....

REPENT
REPENT

THE LAST DAYS.


Bible Prophecy

“Evil Men (and Women) Will Wax Worse and Worse”

Deceiving . . . (Lying)

and BEING Deceived”

Jesus (Yeshua) called Satan the “father of all lies.” The Bible warns “in the last days” evil men (and women) will be prevalent. Lying and deception (which are now called “spin”) will characterize the generation (and the leaders) who will pull the world down into the dark abyss and terrors of the coming “Apocalypse” . . .

“But KNOW this,

that in the last days

perilous times will come . . .

Evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse,

deceiving (lying) and being deceived.”

(2 Timothy 3:1, 13)

The Scriptures tell us God cannot lie and He h ates all lies. God says truth is non-negotiable and is fundamental to His law. In the past, liars and perjurers were held accountable and dealt with harshly and severely. Today we see lying casually accepted in the news, in the movies, and on television. Lying is now being presented as funny and harmless. This generation is unique in its reaction to liars and perjurers. This nation even lifted up and still glorifies a recent President whose most notable characteristics were flagrantly staring into a TV camera lying and deceiving … and then later being convicted of criminal perjury. This generation mocks our rules of law. This generation mocks God’s Law. As noted, telling the truth is fundamental to God’s law. In the Bible we find when a nation and its leader(s) defiantly mock, ignore, and turn their backs on God’s law, God will turn His back on that nation and will remove His protection and blessings from that people. God help us. The future of that nation and people is always very, very grim …

A stark warning . . .

“Knowing this:

that the Law is not made for a righteous person,

but for the lawless and insubordinate,

for the ungodly and for sinners,

for the unholy and profane,

for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers,

for manslayers,

for $exually immoral (fornicators),

for homosexuals (sodomites),

for kidnappers,

for liars,

for perjurers,

and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine”

(1 Timothy 1:8-10)

“But the cowardly, unbelieving,

abominable, murderers,

$exually immoral,

sorcerers, (drugs … “pharmakeus”)

idolaters,


and all liars

shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,

which is the second death .” (The darkness, aloneness, and torments of HeII

(Revelation 21:8)

Sorry if I'm not politcally correct but I don't have to be.

NotAsStupidAsTheyThink

"Counts per minute is a standard way for Geiger counters to measure radiation, but it does not directly equate to the strength or its hazard level to humans. Those factors depend on the type of radioactive particles and isotope."

What do they think we are stupid. No radiation is GOOD for you.

"Government officials say they are looking into the video shot on Dec. 23 and performing their own sampling of the beaches, but they have found no indication so far that radiation levels were hazardous."

And they never will no matter how bad it gets. They are most likely desperately searching for beach sites in the area with normal counts so they can minimize this find. Chernobyl increased background radiation by a factor of 2 world wide and so will this once it spreads out.

infometron

interesting... fyi, the sites I searched (i.e. "I searched the ? and ?? sites") that were stripped in my last post were the Rusky pres website and the Rusky mil websites that were linked in the eutimes and whatdoesitmean article(s).

infometron

Re: fyi, sigh, http://www.eutimes.net/2014/01/underground-nuclear-explosion-at-crippled-japan-atomic-plant-shocks-world/

Sorry, I should have exercised some due diligence... The story from enenews may draw upon a same day posting at http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1729.htm (or vice versa). Either way, the purported explosions appear to be a misrepresentation of two reported earthquakes ~80km southwest of Fukushima

Also, I searched the and sites for recent posts using search term "fukushima" and came up empty.

Hsialin

"red-painted disposable eating utensils".........are you freaking kidding me.

Sedona Enlightenment

Never believe anything ... until the Government denies it.

infometron

fyi, sigh,

http://www.eutimes.net/2014/01/underground-nuclear-explosion-at-crippled-japan-atomic-plant-shocks-world/

DevotedDad
DevotedDad

Hey, do not worry about anything.

Take a swim, eat some fish, and do not worry about a thing.

Remember, the government LOVES you and would never tell you that the air was safe to breathe around ground zero when they knew it was deadly.

And remember, the same Government that LOVES you, forced people dying from the air they breathed in to fight for benefits while they rotted away.

And lastly, do not forget when the Fukishima reactor blew, the FIRST priority of the United States was to send a PUBLIC RELATIONS team to handle the flow of information and limit the General Electric connection to the reactors that blew.

If that is not love, I do not know what is.

infometron

"“We can’t comment on anybody’s media creation. We really have no way of knowing right now whether it’s valid or not,” said spokeswoman Wendy Hopkins."

Well, Wendy, for any thinking critically-minded person (there are still quite a few), there are valid reasons for concern... might I suggest that you and your colleagues who on the public purse, purportedly serving the public interest, GET ON IT!!

And as for Peterson's "befuddled" comments...
Feel any safer knowing people like that are involved? "red painted utensils"?! ARE YOU SERIOUS!? "just higher levels of background radiation"?! REALLY!?

Where do these people get their brains and their gall? YIKES!

Is it defacto policy to continually treat thinking adult taxpayers like children? PLEASE DO NOT WORRY ABOUT FRIGHTENING US WITH THE TRUTH!! And if you don't have the facts at hand, then GET THEM!!

Some day, Ms. Hopkins and Mr. Peterson, I suspect there is going to be a reckoning, it is called accountability, and people who should know better, who are being paid to act responsibly in the public interest, and are not, are going to start ending up in jail.

Rant off...

Crusader2010
Crusader2010

The Government wouldn't tell you even if the Rocks along San Diego beach started to Glow at night.

the ReJacks
the ReJacks

I'm So Sick...

http://www.reverbnation.com/rejacks/song/19326860-im-so-sick

Fukushima phytoplankton
radioactive ocean
for me

Silvio
Silvio

Hey, if the gov't says it's safe, then it is. Why does everyone question them? (oh yea, because they lie about EVERYTHING)

sailordude

Do the Japanese have some kind of immunity to radiation exposure that Americans don't have? last time I checked they had TWO atomic weapons dropped point blank on two cities plus this disaster and they are still going strong. Man up and grow a pair West Coast.

here ya' go

I suspect Betty is on the right path with soil analysis. Source is likely Navy: Farallones dump and/or Independence CVL. Navy knows what is out there. Whether they care to address public concern is a different matter entirely. You need look no further than Hunters Point, Treasure Island, etc. to see their history of handling hazardous materials.

MikeJ

Considering the history of dumped barrels of radioactive waste off the Farallones and the leakage at Fukushima, it's very difficult to imagine that the government does not systematically measure the radiation along the coast, especially at these populated beaches. I find the lack of transparency in collected data, extremely disturbing.

To publicly speculate that the radiation levels could be "normal" background levels, after they recently swept the area via helicopters, to supposedly measure these background radiation levels, seems just too odd. To have not been routinely collecting ground samples for the past 2 years, would be negligent and worthy of an investigation.

We're talking about our health and our ability to make our own decisions based on real data. This data is not being shared for reasons that are being considered to be more important than our health. Nothing is more important.

Betty

Hi:

Thought you should check out http://geigercounter.com/ The site refers to the video regarding the high radioactivity on the beach near Half Moon Bay just south of Pilar Point. Soil sample was analysed and has Radium 226 and Thorium 232. Fukushima's spectral signature radionuclide is Cesium 137 and that was not found at the beach. The question remains "whether this material is naturally occurring at this beach or not remains..."

Isis

Here are two radiation tracking websites for US - EPA's map is BS!

http://www.radiationnetwork.com/
http://netc.com/

mclori

Why did the County send someone to Pacifica when it was obvious this was shot at Seal Cove in Moss Beach?

jcdenver
jcdenver

Article: "Although the radiation levels were clearly higher than is typical, Peterson emphasized that it was still not unsafe for humans. A person would need to be exposed to 100 microREMs of radiation for 50,000 hours before it surpassed safety guidelines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, he explained."
I'm no math wiz, but the OSHA guidelines seem to say 1 REM limit for radiation workers - isn't 100 microREMS times 50,000 hours work out to 5 REMS?
Also, EPA says annual dose shouldn't exceed 100 milliREMS. At 100 microREMS per hour, that would take 1000 hours or just over 42 and a half days...

AGreenRoad
AGreenRoad

Northern California Beach Reading 500 CPM on 12/20/2013 – Fukushima Radiation Is Here!; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/northern-california-beach-reading-500.html

Could be this, but odds are against it..

47,800 Barrels Of Radioactive Waste Dumped West Of San Francisco Between 1946 To 1970 – Farallon Island Radioactive Waste Dump; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/47800-barrels-of-radioactive-waste.html

desired

I am also “befuddled” , how can "red-painted disposable eating utensils" be more dangerous than the Fukushima meltdown?

What's the story behind the "red-painted disposable eating utensils"?

Is "red-painted disposable eating utensils" a commen phrase out there?

The West Coast Is Toast!

lokay5

"We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima. I honestly think the end result of this is that it’s just higher levels of background radiation.”

DURrrr.. no sh!t ?

And just exactly WHAT could POSSIBLY cause the background radiation to suddenly increase?

HMmmm... let me think...


It just COULDN'T be the fact that three nuclear reactor cores are ex-vessel and leaking radioactivity into the Pacific Ocean...

Nah...

Impossible...

lokay5

Health officials respond to beach radiation scare

Respond? How exactly did the officials" respond" ?

"Radiation scare"? Scare? A fivefold increase in radioactivity and they call it a scare?

This is not just a "scare". This is reality! It's "hot" at the coast and the officials are burying their collective heads in the now radioactive sand.

The Fukushima cover-up continues....

Isis

http://www.eutimes.net/2014/01/underground-nuclear-explosion-at-crippled-japan-atomic-plant-shocks-world/

Isis

Dear Citizens of California,

The government is lying to you, (Links for information below). Scientist models show that the radiation from Fukushima hit California, by air, in 8 days, and by sea 30 days.

The rains that dumped on San Francisco after the Explosions at Fukushima was nuclear fallout rain.

A large plume of radiation will arrive in 2014 along with massive amount of debris from Japan. It is also predicted that a large earthquake will hit.

Enenews below is a great source for scientists info and articles around the world.

http://enenews.com/nuclear-engineer-radioactive-plumes-always-coming-fukushima-unit-3-water-getting-hot-spots-fission-could-be-place-reactor-audio

This person shows the documents that were procured by the Associated Press one month after the event. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission along with the EPA, Fema DHS all knew how significant this radiation is and they are covering it up.

http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=3942

this map shows the animal die off around the world.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=216535991484693862008.0004d3a768f910cc54f80

See this guys show daily to get the update on the large cover-up and scientific info
beautifulgirlbydana fukushima
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rycyCPc7AcE

I hope that you read the above information and make your own decision on the truth. Our government and the Japanese government are not telling you the truth that the US West coast will need to be evacuated. 3 nuclear reactors melted down within days of the earthquake. Reactor 3 is constantly spewing radioactive steam. Air currents go directly to West Coast and can arrive in 3 days. I am sickened and I wish all of you a safe passage. Please pass all these links on and tell everyone!!

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