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Fukushima Radiation Blamed For Thousands Of Sick Seals Washing Up On California Beaches; Expert: Fukushima Disaster 1,000 Times Worse Than IAEA Estimate

By Daily Mail Reporter – “Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster could be the reason why more than a thousand sick sea lion pups have washed up on the beaches of Southern California in the past few months, experts believe.

Earlier this week, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an ‘unusual mortality event’ after the starving pups washed ashore in record numbers since the start of the year.

The NOAA has assembled a team of biologists, veterinarians and public health officials to try and determine why roughly 1,100 of the frail animals have become stranded and had to enter marine mammal rehabilitation centers up the west coast.

The pups have turned up, sick or dying, on the beaches of Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Diego counties.

The number that have been admitted to rehabilitation facilities has far outpaced historical stranding rates for 2008 to 2012, according to NOAA. Last year, the number that washed up was just 100.

And the number washing ashore likely represents just a fraction of the animals in trouble in the ocean.” Read more.

Sea Lion Pups Washing Up On SoCal Beaches at Alarming Rate – “Federal marine wildlife officials said that a mass stranding of malnourished sea lion pups along the Southern California coast since January has intensified in recent weeks and researchers remain unsure of the cause. Officials declared an “unusual mortality event” for the California sea lion, a designation that prompts immediate federal response after a significant die-off of a marine mammal population. The declaration comes as sea lion pups have been found stranded on Southern California beaches — from Santa Barbara to San Diego — at rates exponentially higher than in years past.” Read more.

Gundersen: Death Toll From Fukushima Disaster To Be 1,000 Times IAEA Estimate – “Arnie Gundersen, chief engineer at Fairwinds Associates, has called the new estimate that the Japanese nuclear tragedy released 20-30 times the amount of cesium that has been reported. Calling this a ‘game changer,’ he has estimated 100,000 deaths more than widely released Fukushima data. ‘When there’s no liquid inside the containment, there’s no capture of the cesium. So whatever cesium was inside that containment was leaking out of the containment. […] Well that changes the game dramatically. Instead of 1% of the cesium, it’s likely that 20 or 30% of the cesium were released,’ Gundersen explained.” Read more.

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  1. 04/09/2013 at 4:09 PM

    i met an official from NOAA who was on the beach in La Jolla with a man with a big plastic bag looking for a seal pup. She was very tightlipped and had no cards with her amazingly enough. This UME line has been all they will say since the Alaskan seals, Walrus and even Polar Bears have been sickened.
    This is going to blow up in their faces unless the spin on their part continues in perpetuity. Cover-up? It doesn’t take a genius to trace the timeline and the Arctic Cap is where it began and now it is here. If you see one on the beach stay away from it and call Hubbs-Sea World. Thanks Fukashima!


  2. 08/05/2013 at 8:05 PM

    I’m appaled at what’s going on. animals are sick, children become sick ,what about adults ?
    It’s not China, it’s America, fish is contaminated, meat is contaminated, dairy products
    are contaminated, fruit and vegetables are contaminated
    Is it the end of the world ? Is it the end of us ? it’s not a movie. Fukushima is not a joke;
    a nuclear disaster did happen!
    Governments don’t tell the truth. the consequences are dreadfull.
    Personally, I’m sad and scared.
    Can you imagine how big the Pacific Ocean is ? Have we managed to pollute it all ?
    It seems so ! Bravo!


  3. CPOSTAN92
    08/23/2013 at 8:06 PM

    The EPA did raise the human safe exposure limit to ionizing radiation. That’s something


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