“Camel” in bad shape in a Yokohama city zoo / Events cancelled for the time being

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In one of the largest urban zoos in Japan, Zoorasia, a camel has been in bad shape, according to Yokohama zoo cooperatives.

The details are not announced.

The events of camel will be cancelled for the time being.





You read this now because we’ve been surviving until today.


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Un “chameau” en mauvais état au zoo de la ville de Yokohama / Évènements annulés jusqu’à nouvel ordre


Article lié : La maire de Yokohama hospitalisée pour arythmie cardiaque

A Zoorasia, l’un des plus grands parcs zoologiques japonais, un chameau est en mauvais état, selon la coopérative du zoo de Yokohama.
Les détails ne sont pas communiqués.
Les évènements avec chameau seront annulés pour les temps qui viennent.


Vous pouvez lire ceci parce que nous avons survécu jusqu’à aujourd’hui.

  1. Fukushima Radioactive Fallout is killing the Pacific Ocean

    Occam’s Razor – http math ucr edu/ (home/baez/physics/General/occam) html — http www Princeton edu/ (~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Occam_s_razor) html

    Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle attributed to the 14th century logician and Franciscan friar Father William of Ockham. Ockham was the village in the English county of Surrey where he was born. The principle states that “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” Sometimes it is quoted in one of its original Latin forms to give it an air of authenticity: “Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate”, “Frustra fit per plura quod potest fieri per pauciora” & “Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem”

    Many scientists have adopted or reinvented Occam’s Razor, as in Leibniz’s “identity of observables” and Isaac Newton stated the rule: “We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.” It is also named: lex parsimoniae (translating to the law of parsimony, law of economy or law of succinctness).The most useful statement of the principle for scientists is: “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.” In physics we use the razor to shave away metaphysical concepts.

    “When you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is (usually) the better.”

    1. Well here’s a competing theory. We’re dumping chemical pollution into the pacific, clogging it with microscopic particles of plastic, increasing it’s acidity through CO2 and over fishing it to death.

      Since the pacific was dying before fukushima happened. We can conclude that this is a better hypothesis than fukushima radiation.

      1. Nice to see that you both make exactly the same prediction.
        That is the death of the Pacific, if i may summarize.

      2. Since the patient was dying before he was stabbed, we may conclude that the dagger did not contribute to his demise.

        1. Since the patient was dying before he got a hangnail, we may conclude that the hangnail did not contribute to his demise.

  2. The Scientific Method

    http teacher nsrl Rochester edu/ (phy_labs/appendixe/appendixe) html

    Introduction to the Scientific Method: The scientific method has four steps

    1. Observation and description of a phenomenon or group of phenomena.

    2. Formulation of an hypothesis to explain the phenomena. In physics, the hypothesis often takes the form of a causal mechanism or a mathematical relation.

    3. Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to predict quantitatively the results of new observations.

    4. Performance of experimental tests of the predictions by several independent experimenters and properly performed experiments.

    If the experiments bear out the hypothesis it may come to be regarded as a theory or law of nature. If the experiments do not bear out the hypothesis, it must be rejected or modified. What is key in the description of the scientific method just given is the predictive power (the ability to get more out of the theory than you put in) of the hypothesis or theory, as tested by experiment. It is often said in science that theories can never be proved, only disproved. There is always the possibility that a new observation or a new experiment will conflict with a long-standing theory.

    Predictive Power

    1. What’s truly hilarious is that in order to escape fukushima contamination our host fled to a place that’s even more contaminated with Chernobyl fallout than many areas of Japan are contaminated with Fukushima fallout.

      www unscear org (/docs/JfigXI.pdf)

      If he was worried he could have just gone to the Kansai and he would have been fine.

      ramap jmc or jp (/map/engpdf/pdf/air/20120531/cstot/5235-C.pdf)

  3. First the Mayor, now the camel! Oh god, what’s next? The end of mankind?

  4. Although I feel bad for the camel, on the positive side, the zoo has roughly 1499 other animals, so more than 99.9% of them are not suffering from the effects of some unknown, possibly radiation related illness. Hooray!

  5. hesitant to point the finger

    The Canadian Press Posted: May 04, 2014 10:28 AM PT Last Updated: May 04, 2014 11:27 AM PT – http www ctvnews ca/ (sci-tech/scientists-narrow-in-on-syndrome-killing-off-starfish-along-pacific-coast-1.1805359) http www cbc ca/ (m/touch/canada/britishcolumbia/story/1.2631585)

    West Coast starfish being killed by pathogens, scientists suggest

    Scientists just beginning to understand reason for dwindling numbers

    Massive die-off

    The Pacific Northwest, in particular, is renowned for its bright array of sea stars — marine invertebrates that weigh up to five kilograms and live from three to five years.

    Martin Haulena, staff veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium, said ongoing surveillance has revealed the massive extent of the die-off.

    Wasting sea stars

    The wasting syndrome was initially detected in waters near Vancouver, but this sea star found on the coast of near Nanaimo, B.C., indicates it has spread across the Strait of Georgia. (Ed Singer)

    A large team of researchers is working on it but they’re hesitant to point the finger just yet on a cause.

    “hesitant to point the finger just yet”

    1. Has happened before. Associated with unusually warm water.

      www eeb ucsc edu (/pacificrockyintertidal/data-products/sea-star-wasting/)

  6. Low Ball Estimate for Increased Risks

    The World Health Organization is, is by CHARTER, a Captive Agency, to the IAEA

    http www who int/ (mediacentre/news/releases/2013/fukushima_report_20130228/en/)

    Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks

    In terms of specific cancers, for people in the most contaminated location, the estimated increased risks over what would normally be expected are:

    Thyroid cancer – up to 70% in females exposed as infants


    Still it is a CAUSALITY admission (Ergo Propter Hoc)

    1. admission?

      The scientific community has been saying that exposure to I-131 would cause thyroid cancer since the first atom bomb studies.

      1. However, Dr. Brainwasher, TEPCO, Ann Coulter and a bunch of other: liars, shills and frauds, for Team Nuke, have been lately known to deny such long-understood scientific phenomena correlations.

        The stipulation of causative correlation is noted for the record.

  7. New Zealand (Kiwi) bird decline

    Muttonbirds affected by Fukushima – researcher

    By Paul Harper 10:55 AM Monday Apr 30, 2012 http www nzherald co nz/ (environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=10802442)

    The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may be responsible for a decline in New Zealand’s muttonbird population. A Department of Conservation study found only two-thirds of birds returned to an area near Auckland, after spending the northern summer in Japan – some only 20km from the plant, which was crippled in Japan’s earthquake and tsunami in March last year. The birds return to New Zealand in November to mate, but DOC seabird researcher Graeme Taylor told Radio New Zealand the ones that returned were in poor condition.

  8. www agf gov bc ca/ (ahc/AHMonitor/2013june.pub) pdf

    Overwintering Snowy Owl Mortality: A Multi-Agency Investigation

    Animal Health Monitor, JUNE 2013, by Dr. Victoria Bowes, Avian Pathologist

    In the winter of 2011, and again in 2012, an unexpected record number of overwintering Snowy Owls arrived along the southern coast of BC, especially along Boundary Bay. Large numbers were also reported in the Prince George area. The birds were arriving from the high Arctic already in poor body condition, and over a short period of time many of the weakened birds were admitted to local wildlife rehabilitators. Others weren’t so lucky and were found dead or dying.

    The final data analysis is still pending but it was quickly evident that the majority of birds in both necropsy sessions were emaciated adult or sub-adult males. An associated finding was carcass pallor accompanied by acute gastric and intestinal hemorrhage.

    1. Mr Bill Duff proves that this incident was not radiation induced, since radiation does not make gender distinctions.

      1. No prize

        Niall is ineligible for the Stupid Statement Contest.

        Niall has no credibility, background, education or experience to prostitute.

        Next Player

      2. “radiation does not make gender distinctions”

        Nonsense. See for example the paper ‘Atomic radiation is more harmful to women’.

        www nirs.org/radiation/radhealth/radiationwomen.pdf

  9. ‘Fukushima Radiation Killed Polar Bears’ Says Mayoral Candidate

    by Erica Wilkinson on Monday, February 3, 2014 – http www japancrush com/ (2014/stories/fukushima-radiation-killed-polar-bears-says-mayoral-candidate) html

    Tokyo Metropolitan Governor election candidate Hosokawa Morihiro has gained publicity from claiming to have access to a Russian top secret document. He claims that this has revealed evidence of radiation from Fukushima killing polar bears and other animals in the Arctic Ocean.

  10. Suspended Judgement

    Suspended Judgement is a hallmark of the scientific method. Thus, it has not conclusively been established that every negative biologic variation in the Northern Hemisphere has been CAUSED, solely, or even partially, by the ONGOING Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster.

    Many causative links HAVE been established in humans, plants and animals.

    Many more Fukushima bad effects will not be fully established for several centuries.


    Bill Duff

  11. Junk Science

    Agenda based science is useless hogwash; whether the mangler is: church, business, superstition, politics or state. Therefore, much and perhaps most of, what passes for the disciplines of: “nuclear science”, “nuclear engineering”, “health physics” and “radiation dosiometry” are useless, data-diddled, dogshit. The medieval Roman Catholic Church was generally more forthcoming than the civilian nuclear power industry (Atoms For Peace).

    Asia Pacific|International Education – http www nytimes com/ (2014/03/17/world/asia/squelching-efforts-to-measure-fukushima-meltdown) html?_r=1

    Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown


    Timothy A. Mousseau, a professor of biological sciences at the University of South Carolina who has written widely on Chernobyl, studies the impact of radiation on bird and insect life. He has published papers suggesting abnormalities and defects in some Fukushima species. But he said his three research excursions to Japan had been difficult.

    In one case, a Japanese professor and two postdoctoral students dropped out of a joint research paper, telling him they could not risk association with his findings. “They felt it was too provocative and controversial,” he said, “and the postdocs were worried it could hamper their future job prospects.”

    Mr. Mousseau is careful to avoid comparisons with the Soviet Union, which arrested and even imprisoned scientists who studied Chernobyl. Nevertheless, he finds the lukewarm support for studies in Japan troubling: “It’s pretty clear that there is self-censorship or professors have been warned by their superiors that they must be very, very careful,” he said.

    The “more insidious censorship” is the lack of funding at a national level for these kinds of studies, he added. “They’re putting trillions of yen into moving dirt around and almost nothing into environmental assessment.”

  12. A mutant Fukushima butterfly

    Japan Photo: EPA http I telegraph co uk/ (multimedia/archive/02309/Fukushima_2309595b) jpg

    A mutated adult pale grass blue (Zizeeria maha) butterfly from Fukushima prefecture

  13. Fukushima ’caused mutant butterflies’ in Japan

    Home» News» World News» Asia» Japan 10:11AM BST 14 Aug 2012, – http www telegraph co uk/ (news/worldnews/asia/japan/9474312/Fukushima-caused-mutant-butterflies-in-Japan) html

    Genetic mutations have been found in three generations of butterflies from near Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, scientists said on Tuesday, raising fears radiation could affect other species. Around 12 per cent of pale grass blue butterflies that were exposed to nuclear fallout as larvae immediately after the tsunami-sparked disaster had abnormalities, including smaller wings and damaged eyes, researchers said.

    The insects were mated in a laboratory well outside the fallout zone and 18 per cent of their offspring displayed similar problems, said Joji Otaki, associate professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa, southwestern Japan. That figure rose to 34 per cent in the third generation of butterflies, he said, even though one parent from each coupling was from an unaffected population.

    The researchers also collected another 240 butterflies in Fukushima in September last year, six months after the disaster. Abnormalities were recorded in 52 per cent, which was “a dominantly high ratio”, Otaki told AFP. Otaki said the high ratio could result from both external and internal exposure to radiation from the atmosphere and in contaminated foodstuffs. The results of the study were published in Scientific Reports, an online research journal from the publishers of Nature.

    1. Mr Bill Duff writes so much stuff that I can’t be bothered reading any of it.

      1. That has long been obvious.

        However; you neglected to mention that you fail to read any of Mochizuki’s articles either.

        PS: Your shipment of FAIL has arrived!

  14. Fukushima mutant butterflies

    Home» News» World News» Asia» Japan 10:11AM BST 14 Aug 2012, – http www telegraph co uk/ (news/worldnews/asia/japan/9474312/Fukushima-caused-mutant-butterflies-in-Japan) html

    Otaki later carried out a comparison test in Okinawa exposing unaffected butterflies to low levels of radiation, with the results showing similar rates of abnormality, he said.

    “We have reached the firm conclusion that radiation released from the Fukushima Daiichi plant damaged the genes of the butterflies,” Otaki said.

  15. ‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies

    By Nick Crumpton BBC News http www bbc com/ (news/science-environment-19245818)

    Two months after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in March 2011, a team of Japanese researchers collected 144 adult pale grass blue (Zizeeria maha) butterflies from 10 locations in Japan, including the Fukushima area. When the accident occurred, the adult butterflies would have been overwintering as larvae.

    Prof Otaki’s team then bred these butterflies within labs 1,750km (1,090 miles) away from the accident, where artificial radiation could hardly be detected. It was by breeding these butterflies that they began noticing a suite of abnormalities that hadn’t been seen in the previous generation – that collected from Fukushima – such as malformed antennae, which the insects use to explore their environment and seek out mates.

    Six months later, they again collected adults from the 10 sites and found that butterflies from the Fukushima area showed a mutation rate more than double that of those found sooner after the accident. The team concluded that this higher rate of mutation came from eating contaminated food, but also from mutations of the parents’ genetic material that was passed on to the next generation, even though these mutations were not evident in the previous generations’ adult butterflies.

  16. ‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies

    By Nick Crumpton BBC News http www bbc com/ (news/science-environment-19245818)

    Scientists found an increase in leg, antennae and wing shape mutations among butterflies collected following the 2011 Fukushima accident. The link between the mutations and the radioactive material was shown by laboratory experiments, they report.

    Unexpected results

    By comparing mutations found on the butterflies collected from the different sites, the team found that areas with greater amounts of radiation in the environment were home to butterflies with much smaller wings and irregularly developed eyes.

    “It has been believed that insects are very resistant to radiation,” said lead researcher Joji Otaki from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa. “In that sense, our results were unexpected,” he told BBC News.

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This website updates the latest news about the Fukushima nuclear plant and also archives the past news from 2011. Because it's always updated and added live, articles, categories and the tags are not necessarily fitted in the latest format.
I am the writer of this website. About page remains in 2014. This is because my memory about 311 was clearer than now, 2023, and I think it can have a historical value. Now I'm living in Romania with 3 cats as an independent data scientist.
Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.


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