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‘Melting’ Starfish Along West Coast Prompts Fukushima Fears

Posted By admin On October 30, 2013 @ 6:01 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Mikael Thalen 
Prison Planet.com
October 30, 2013

Scientists are attempting to find out why one species of starfish is literally melting in the waters off of Washington state and Canada.

Biologists in Seattle took to the Puget Sound waters last weekend to collect sick and healthy sunflower starfish for testing. Several labs including one at Cornell University will examine and compare samples with Canadian specimens already being analyzed.

“We’ve got some sea stars that look like they’re melting on the bottom,” Seattle Aquarium biologists Jeff Christiansen said.

Whether the cause is environmental or disease related is currently unknown, but the number of melting starfish increases drastically with each passing day.

“At this time, we don’t have a good idea of what’s causing it, so we’re going to look for everything,” Christiansen said. “There are a lot of melting sea stars out there, more than even a couple days ago.”

According to Veterinarian Lesanna Lahner, the starfish specie’s condition is rapidly deteriorating, with more than half displaying the same disturbing symptoms.

“It’s concerning to hear in a short time period we’re seeing 60% of this species diseased in this area,” Lahner said.

Strangely, the symptoms have only been seen in certain areas of Washington’s Puget Sound and Canadian waters. While the verdict is still unknown, many are pointing fingers to Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has continued to leak over 300 tons of highly radioactive water [1] into the ocean every day.

As reported by investigative journalist Michael Snyder [2], massive evidence of Fukushima’s effect on the West Coast continues to be evident despite the silence from most most western media.

Earlier this month, Canadian authorities found massively high radiation levels [3] in sea bass, with one fish showing 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.

Plankton tested from Hawaii to the West Coast have been found to have high levels of cesium-137 [4], with scientists in California finding the same isotopes present [5] in 15 out of 15 Bluefin Tuna tested.

Even in light of one Canadian study that found cesium-137 present in 100 percent [6] of carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish sold to the Canadian public, western governments have continued to import Japanese sea food.

As radiation levels rise, it is likely the EPA will continue to raise [7] ‘acceptable levels’ of radiation in the food supply, concealing the increasing danger of radiation exposure.

With experts predicting a grim outlook [8], the best options available are informing others while protecting one’s thyroid health from increased radiation exposure.

Storyleak’s Anthony Gucciardi sits down with Dr. Edward Group [9] to discuss the importance of protecting yourself from radiation exposure with high-quality nascent iodine.


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[1] 300 tons of highly radioactive water: http://news.yahoo.com/japan-government-fukushima-plant-leaking-300-tons-day-071836704.html

[2] Michael Snyder: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/28-signs-that-the-west-coast-is-being-absolutely-fried-with-nuclear-radiation-from-fukushima

[3] massively high radiation levels: http://canadaam.ctvnews.ca/report-raises-fresh-concerns-about-radiation-levels-in-japanese-fish-1.1486514

[4] high levels of cesium-137: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/05/22/national/researchers-find-high-cesium-in-some-pacific-plankton/#.UZu7-GfYGTc

[5] same isotopes present: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/05/absolutely-every-one-of-the-15-bluefin-tuna-tested-in-california-waters-contaminated-with-fukushima-radiation.html

[6] cesium-137 present in 100 percent: http://readersupportednews.org/news-section2/343-203/9463-canada-fish-eaters-threatened-by-fukushima-radiation

[7] EPA will continue to raise: http://www.naturalnews.com/031963_radiation_exposure.html

[8] grim outlook: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-perrow/fukushima-forever_b_3941589.html

[9] Dr. Edward Group: http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/about/dr-group/

[10] Dangerous levels of Fukushima radiation headed for West Coast, say scientists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dangerous-levels-of-fukushima-radiation-headed-for-west-coast-say-scientists.html

[11] Report: Third of US West Coast Children Hit With Thyroid Problems Following Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-third-of-us-west-coast-children-hit-with-thyroid-problems-following-fukushima.html

[12] Is Fukushima Radiation Contaminating Tuna, Salmon and Herring On the West Coast of North America?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/is-fukushima-radiation-contaminating-tuna-salmon-and-herring-on-the-west-coast-of-north-america.html

[13] The evidence is clear: Fukushima radiation is still tearing up West Coast of USA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-evidence-is-clear-fukushima-radiation-is-still-tearing-up-west-coast-of-usa.html

[14] TEPCO Admits To Finding Radioactive Cesium 1Km Off Coast Of Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tepco-admits-to-finding-radioactive-cesium-1km-off-coast-of-fukushima.html

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