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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fukushima Radiation is Heading toward the West Coast. How do We Protect Ourselves?

Large amounts of debris from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster are going to be washing up on Western Pacific shores over the next six months. But how great is the actual danger, and if there is a real danger, how can we protect ourselves? So far, all the EPA has done is to raise the danger limit on background radiation. Does this mean that the US government will follow the Japanese government into the labyrinth of lies and denial? Over the next few months, we'll find out, and Dreamland will continue reporting on the situation truthfully and accurately.

But assuming that radiation levels are going to get dangerous, exactly what can we expect? Will beaches be dangerous? Seafood caught off the West Coast? Produce farmed in the Imperial Valley? And what foods are most likely to become irradiated?

In this interview, Whitley Strieber and Linda Moulton Howe discuss these important issues, and also offer useful suggestions about self-protection.

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This discussion between you two is sooooo important!!! Thank you for being so clear, honest, and informative. Your discussions save lives and certainly minds.

A few weeks ago, I sent a downloaded report from Linda to my local paper. They have ignored this story entirely.! It is disgraceful how this country is being kept in the dark... about everything !!!

Hi, I'm a new subscriber who has been preparing a Fukushima nuclear disaster article for the general public; I want to suggest some additional points after listening to your intriguing discussion today: 1) The Economist magazine claims that Japan's new State Secrets law is not yet in effect. It becomes law in December 2014. 2) According to the 70 years of books on nuclear power I have read (the most important being journalist and historian accounts), it is not children who are the most sensitive to ionizing radiation (IR), it is the new zygotes and embryos (the newly conceived, if you will), especially the females, who are the most sensitive to IR; in general, the collections of cells that are the most rapidly dividing are the most at risk, so the zygotes and embryos are most at risk, followed by fetuses, then (in that order) newborns, babies, toddlers, and children, again especially the females. 3) I applaud Whitley's advice to test fish for IR (or basically anything that comes out of the Pacific Ocean), but 3-dimensional objects need scintillation (not Geiger) testing in order to give accurate results. Scintillation machines cost upwards of $55,000.00, so I recommend sample testing at a state-certified analytic laboratory that is set up to test for all isotopes. One such in California is Davi Laboratories, Hercules, CA (near Berkeley in the Bay area). For purchases of Geiger counters, I recommend first checking with RadCast.org, because they are a group of volunteers who have developed an impressive and independent network of not just purchase advice, but also access to quality used equipment plus all-important training protocols. (Using a Geiger counter is not as simple as operating a point-and-shoot camera.) Note: I have no financial connection with RadCast, nor with the Pro- or Anti- nuclear communities. 4) Whitley notes that "radioisotopes are heavy and tend to clump together." Agreed, however a) independent radioactive particles are freely movable, they are the ultimate loose cannons because they have the potential to do much cellular damage once they are inside a plant or animal, and b) radioisotopes move around once they get into the environment, clumped or not ... cesium-137 is a notorious case in point. I look forward to hearing further discussions from Whitley and from Linda on these subjects. - Peace and Blessings