#PropagandaBubbling: Seaborne Cesium 134 from Fukushima Detected on US Shores for First Time
IRIS · ir-is.org · December 21, 2016
In the latest Fukushima fear mongering campaign “green” activists once again attempt to submit the public to their already infamous radiation porn: “It’s Finally Here: Radioactive Plume From Fukushima Makes Landfall on America’s West Coast“.
The article, that is mysteriously widely being reposted by alternative “truth” outlets, references work allegedly provided by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
“Seaborne cesium 134, the so-called ‘fingerprint of Fukushima,’ has been detected on US shores for the first time researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) said this month. … The seawater samples were taken from the shores of Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach, and were actually obtained in January and February of 2016 and tested later in the year. … The samples from the Oregon coast measured around 0.3 becquerels per cubic meter for cesium 134. Researchers in both the US and Canada said the recently detected radiation levels were extremely low and pose “no risk to humans or the environment.”
The same WHOI reported in April of 2015:
“Trace amounts of Cesium-134 and Cesium-137 were detected in samples collected on Feb. 19 off the coast of Ucluelet, a small town on Vancouver Island in Canada’s British Columbia. … The levels the group detected are extremely low. For example, swimming in the Vancouver Island water every day for a year would provide a dose of radiation less than a thousand times smaller than a single dental X-ray, Woods Hole said. … The Canadian water sample contained 1.4 Becquerels per cubic meter of Cesium-134 and 5.8 Becquerels per cubic meter of Cesium-137.”
Through their own work, as indicated above, WHOI debunks the premise of Fukushima radiation allegedly dangerously contaminating the ocean waters and the coast of the US and Canada. Thus, the fear mongering coming from NVIRO News Oregon – and its parrots – literally doesn’t hold water.
The same NVIRO article, though, references yet more ‘conclusive’ investigative data:
“Researchers at the Fukushima InFORM project in Canada, led by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, said they sampled a sockeye salmon from Okanagan Lake in British Columbia that tested positive for cesium 134.”
That’s right… ONE salmon tested positive. One. The source of the alleged cesium 134 therein is on its turn not defined, only loosely being associated with Fukushima – from their very own point of view that is.
But to top it all off, according to NVIRO News Oregon:
“Multiple other reports have circulated online, mostly in alternative media outlets, and mostly not corroborated by any tangible measurement data, that point to cases of possible radioactive contamination of Canadian salmon, but EnviroNews Oregon has not independently confirmed any of these claims.”
Clearly, what we are witnessing here is an already classic case of #PropagandaBubbling, and no, not only governments are involved in this particular practice, apparently. Unless of course, NVIRO News Oregon is a government-funded grassroots operation.
In conclusion, it is important that people realize that shady interest groups have repeatedly claimed during the past 5 years that Fukushima radiation had reached the American continent, both in air and water samples and in at least one case they even provided fake radiation graphics to support their false claims.