Archive for 07/16/2011

84 Additional Meat Cows That Ate Radioactive Hay Already Shipped to 5 Prefectures

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“In one case, the rice hay that the cows ate had 500,000 becquerels/kg of radioactive cesium.

Professor Kosako’s ‘chaotic harvest season’ must be now.

84 more meat cows from Fukushima that ate highly radioactive hay were discovered by Fukushima Prefecture, as the prefectural government started to test rice hay fed to the cows.

From Mainichi Shinbun Japanese (2:41PM JST 7/16/2011):

Fukushima Prefecture announced on July 16 that 84 additional meat cows that had been fed the potentially radioactive rice hay were shipped inside Fukushima, and to Tokyo, Saitama, Yamagata, and Miyagi Prefectures.” Read more.

High Level of Plutonium Rumored to Have Been Detected in Rice Paddies 50 Kilomters from Fukushima I Nuke Plant – “An old ‘baseless rumor’ (back in May) that no MSM mentioned (not even to refute it), although bloggers cited the passage. But as the rice grows in the rice paddies in Kanto and Tohoku and more and more cows are found radioactive because what they ate was highly radioactive (rice hay), it may be worth keeping it in mind, just in case.” Read more.

Categories: Man-Made Disasters

Somali Terror Group Linked to Al Qaeda ‘Recruited 21 Men in Minnesota’

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This is 21 men from one city/state.  How many more are out there that haven’t been found yet, and how many of them are not training to fight abroad in a foreign land, but rather within our own ‘back yards‘?

“A Somali terror group has allegedly recruited more than 20 young men from Minnesota to fight against the Ethopian army.

Details of how a carefully-organised Islamist cell raised money, created fake itineraries and held secret meetings have emerged ahead of the trial of one suspected leader.

Omer Abdi Mohamed, 26, is one of 18 men charged with recruiting young Somalis from Minneapolis to join terror group al-Shabab, which has links to Al Qaeda.

Since 2007, at least 21 men have left Minnesota for Somalia, where they arrived at safehouses and were given AK-47s and weapons training, court documents claim, before fighting Ethiopian troops.

Back in Minnesota, members of the cell raised money for their trip by duping the Somali community into thinking the cash was to give aid to their home country.” Read more.

Powerful Typhoon Ma-On Takes Aim at Japan, ‘May Become a Super Typhoon’

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By Dave Samuhel – “Typhoon Ma-On, now packing the strength of a Category 3 hurricane, continues to threaten Japan.

Landfall in southern Japan is a distinct possibility as early as Monday night local time and recent data is even more threatening.

Winds in Ma-On strengthened from 105 mph to 135 mph on Friday before weakening slightly. The storm has since re-strengthened slightly today and further intensification is expected as it passes across the extremely warm waters of the Philippine Sea.

Ma-On will reach its peak intensity later this weekend, and it may become a super typhoon with sustained winds near 150 mph range.” Read more.

Categories: Natural Disasters

Illinois: Several Thousand Fish Found Dead in the Sangamon River

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“DECATUR — Several thousand fish have died just below the dam between Lake Decatur and the Sangamon River and most appear to be a variety that local officials hope will never make it into the lake — Asian carp.

The Herald & Review newspaper in Decatur reports that the city said Tuesday that it’s consulting with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on possible ways to keep the invasive fish from damaging sport-fish populations in the lake. No one is sure why the fish have died.

Asian carp have long been in the Sangamon River but have never been seen so close to the lake.” Read more.

Categories: Mass Animal Deaths

Mississippi: Scores of Fish Found Dead in Crossgates Lake in Brandon

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“BRANDON — Scores of dead fish floated in Crossgates Lake Friday, permeating the air with the stench of decay in an almost identical scenario as one that played out last summer.

‘I don’t know what’s going on with that lake,’ said Dennis Riecke, fisheries coordinator with the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. ‘They have fish kills there just about every year.’

A fish kill refers to large quantities of fish dying for any number of reasons, including low water levels and decreased oxygen levels in the water.

‘Crossgates Lake appears to have experienced a ‘turn over’ following heavy rains on Tuesday night,’ said Robbie Wilbur, spokesman for Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. ‘Many lakes, especially in the South, stratify into layers during the summer months. When this happens, the top layer is made up of warm oxygenated water, and the lower layer is cool water, often with little or no oxygen.'” Read more.

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