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US institution “Very low level of contaminant from Fukushima detected in West coast”/ Large areas left untested

On 11/10/2014, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announced they detected Cesium-134 from seawater of west coast of US. Half-life of Cs-134 is only 2 years, therefore the detected Cs-134 originated in Fukushima

Malformation Sea contamination

Malformed “purple” swimming crab mass generated in the west coast of Japan

↑ Normal swimming crab (Olive color)   ↑ Mass generated purple swimming crab     Unusually colored swimming crabs are mass generated in the west coast of Japan. It’s the

Malformation Sea contamination

[Not Radiation Effect] Deformed firefly squid found in Toyama, west coast of Japan

Though it absolutely has nothing to do with radiation, a deformed firefly squid was found in Toyama. Toyama is in the west coast of Japan.   [Wikipedia] Watasenia scintillans, also


[JP West coast contamination] 70 Bq/Kg from the soil of cultivated land of Niigata

According to Niigata prefectural government, Cs-134/137 were detected from 5 of the 5 test cultivated land this April. The highest reading was 70 Bq/Kg. (Cs-134 : 22 Bq/Kg, Cs-137 :


[JP West coast contamination] Cs-134/137 measured from 3 of all bear meat samples from Niigata, “max as 75 Bq/Kg”

[Wikipedia]   According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Cs-134/137 was measured from 3 of all the bear meat samples (Moon bear). The location is Niigata prefecture. It’s on

Confirmed effects

[USA] Congenital hypothyroid cases in 5 states on Pacific ocean increased by +28% from 3/17 to 6/30/2011

  According to Joseph J. Mangano from the Radiation and Public Health Project and Janette D. Sherman, Congenital hypothyroid cases in 5 states on Pacific ocean (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon

Sea contamination

5 million tones of debris washed into the ocean, 1.5 million tones of them to reach west coast of the US

According to NOAA, widely scattered debris may show up intermittently along shorelines for a long period of time. Japan Ministry of the Environment estimated that 5 million tones of debris


Golden and green sailfin sandfish are caught unusually often in Akita West coast of Japan

In Oga city and Nikaho city of Akita prefecture in West coast of Japan, golden sailfin sandfish are caught unusually often. On 12/21/2012, one of the golden sailfin (19cm long)


54 Bq/Kg of cesium from wild boar in west coast of Japan

According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 54 Bq/Kg of cesium measured even from wild boar in Tokamachi city Niigata prefecture. It was not for sale supposedly, but the sample was


2 municipal governments in Toyama to start test incineration of 32 tones of debris from Iwate

Tateyama machi and Takaoka city in Toyama prefecture are going to start the test incineration of debris from Iwate from 12/15 to 12/17/2012. Toyama prefecture is in the west coast