Last year, we covered a Nature paper on nuclear contamination related to Fukushima. BBC misrepresented its content and we had to pull up text from the actual paper.
Here we show that the accident caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue Zizeeria maha, a common lycaenid butterfly in Japan. We collected the first-voltine adults in the Fukushima area in May 2011, some of which showed relatively mild abnormalities. The F1 offspring from the first- voltine females showed more severe abnormalities, which were inherited by the F2 generation. Adult butterflies collected in September 2011 showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. Similar abnormalities were experimentally reproduced in individuals from a non-contaminated area by external and internal low-dose exposures. We conclude that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species.
For those, who are paying attention, Fukushima had been leaking huge amount of nuclear materials in the ocean since the Tsunami. BBC reports -
A nuclear expert has told the BBC that he believes the current water leaks at Fukushima are much worse than the authorities have stated.
Mycle Schneider is an independent consultant who has previously advised the French and German governments.
He says water is leaking out all over the site and there are no accurate figures for radiation levels.
Surprise !! Wasn’t it BBC, who was spreading misinformation on the extent of damage last year?
How bad is the contamination?
The butterfly disease is possibly spreading to fish on the Pacific coast of USA.
Biologist: Pacific herring in Canada bleeding from eyeballs, faces, fins, tails Ive never seen fish looking this bad All 100 examined were bloody Officials informed of hemorrhaging soon after 3/11 Govt ignoring problem (PHOTO)
The Globe and Mail, Aug 13, 2013 (Emphasis Added): Independent fisheries scientist Alexandra Morton is raising concerns about a disease she says is spreading through Pacific herring causing fish to hemorrhage. […] Two days ago I did a beach seine on Malcolm Island [near Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island] and I got approximately 100 of these little herring and they were not only bleeding from their fins, but their bellies, their chins, their eyeballs. […] It was 100 per cent I couldnt find any that werent bleeding to some degree. And they were schooling with young sockeye [salmon]
Sun News, Aug 12, 2013: [Morton] dragged up several hundred of the fish this past weekend and found the apparent infection had spread instead of their usual silver colour the fish had eyes, tails, underbellies, gills and faces plastered with the sickly red colour. I have never seen fish that looked this bad, […] In June, the affected fish were only found in eastern Johnstone Strait, but have since spread to Alert Bay and Sointula, she said.
For more details on other kinds of fish getting contaminated, please check -
Fukushima continues to be a real disaster. That is why media stays mum on it.
Speaking of cool, North Pole temperatures have fallen below freezing way in advance of where they normally do this year. This is the coldest summer ever recorded by the Danish Meteorological Institute; they started looking back at this in the 1950s. At the North Pole theres only one or two days that actually reached normal and some of this propaganda thats going on now look Im going to have to show you and debunk that whole situation.
Climate model forecasts show that those polar bears will have ‘nowhere to go’ in 2050 winter, but right now they need blankets to make it through the current summer.
Trying to Avoid Cold Arctic Summer on a Makeshift Raft?
We know what the climate change religious backers will say - ‘one swallow doesn’t make a summer’, or one summer would not let them swallow their pride. How about three?
Arctic summers can be examined going back to 1958 using data from the Danish Meteorological Institute here. It turns out the 3 coldest Arctic summers have all occurred in the last 5 years. Not even the summers of the 1960s were colder. 2013 still has about three weeks to go, yet the forecasts show that its place in the record books is pretty much secured.