Monday, May 7, 2012

Fukushima 85 times more Radioactive Cesium-137 than Chernobyl

With reactor #4 still teetering near total disaster, more and more information is filtering onto the net. The latest I have found is from the Nuclear Department of University California, Berkeley.

The piece concludes with this "... Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival... "

Here are some fun facts:
  1. 11,421 rods total at Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
  2. 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4
  3. 100' ft. No. 4 pool above ground, damaged and exposed to open elements (spewing radioactive material).
  4. 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel) of long-lived radioactivity. 
  5. 134 million curies of Cesium-137 (~85 times Chernobyl).
The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants combined.

Read more here, please.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tokyo Protesters Demand Permenant Shutdown of All Japanese Reactors

Toyko, Japan

France24 TV is reporting that protests are underway in Tokyo, Japan demanding the permanent shutdown of nuclear reactors in the country.

More info can be found at

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch lost at age 47

Rap pioneer and original member of the legendary trio, the Beastie Boys, Brooklyn, NYC finally lost his battle with cancer at the age of youthful age of 47. Back in 2009, Yauch was diagnosed and treated for a cancerous parotid gland and lymph node. He underwent surgery and radiation therapy during his treatment and was optimistic his health would improve. The prolific artist and activist MCA will be survived by his wife Dechen and daughter Tenzin.

Radioactive Current will miss this truly special spirit soul and wish him only the best along his journey.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

UC Berkeley Professor Dr. Jim Bishop Helps Search for Radioactive Isotopes in Ocean

Dr. Jim Bishop is a Professor of Marine Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and is helping to pioneer trace metal research in the marine environment. An area of particular interest to me was learning radioactive isotopes are being included in the trace metals Dr. Bishop and GEOTRACES researching.

GEOTRACES is an international programme which aims to improve the understanding of biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of trace elements and their isotopes in the marine environment. Working with GEOTRACES, Professor Bishop and his team have been able to log substantial amounts of critical data which is continuing to play a major role in understanding the ocean's biochemical composition.

One of our goals here at Radioactive Current is working with Dr. Bishop and GEOTRACES to fully integrate portions of data compiled by Dr. Bishop and GEOTRACES into exiting models  in order to better understand what the impact of increased levels of radioactive material stemming from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster has had on our marine environment globally.

You can read more about Dr. Jim  Bishop at his website, (


Radioactive Plume Impact Map

This is some of the best work done projecting the potential path the radioactive plume stemming from Fukushima, Japan is taking. Headed directly for Hawaii and the Continental USA. Super scary stuff folks.

Very interesting.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sunny days & gamma rays

Another sunny and radioactive day in california. After reading about the impending radioactive plume heading directly for california via the pacific ocean, I'm feeling less and less confident that I will ever be able to surf free of radiation in the water. That is an idea that doesn't sit well with me. I have always envisioned myself settling down somewhere in coastal california and surfing to stay healthy.

Will there be anywhere that will escape the wrath of fukushima? Not likely.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reactor 4 Teetering on Edge of Disaster

"Imminent collapse of Reactor 4 could create a mass extinction event of both humans and animals" - Natural News, May 01, 2012

Good morning from sunny and beautiful yet Radioactive California.

Looking forward to a great day driving into work listening to national public radio. heard about a high school student winner of an essay challenge and received a $5000 grant from Physicians for Social Responsibility. I vaguely recall hearing doctor Helen Caldicott referring to Physicians for Social Responsibility, and I definitely think that will be the one group that Radioactive Current will reach out to.
Also, I certainly feel like one of my main goals for Radioactive Current is a project documentary film.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

We shouldn't point the finger at the perpetrators of this debacle because when you look into their hearts and minds for motivation you will find the same reasons for doing things that are within the vast majority of people, fellow riders on this planet. The real culprit is ignorance of who and what we are. It is mis-identifaction of self which results in colossal mistakes such as the nuclear monster and mishaps such as Fukushima.  

Putting Our Nest In Order Through Self Realization

It's been said before many times, but it bears repeating here, that man is the only creature on earth who fouls his own nest. And womankind is included in the gender singular reference here as the word "man" used in this context means humanity at large. Anyway, to find the reason why this nest-fouling should be so, the question trail leads to the realisation that it is mis-identification of self that inevitably leads to such global calamities as Fukushima.

In other words, if we individually and collectively identify our own beings as something we are not, then we will pursue the acquisition of happiness and fulfilment in life in actions where there is no actual happiness or fulfilment. In fact we will find just the opposite effect. This opposite, unwanted effect, is due to the principle of action and reaction at play, specifically brought about by actions based on false or wrong identification of who and what, individually and/or collectively, we actually are.  In computerese; "garbage in, garbage out". Or 1+1=4.

When this misidentification of self happens at the level of governments of powerful nations then the effect of the nest fouling affects everyone and everything on the planet, as witness the disease of the nuclear industry and it's disastrous effects. Fukushima is nothing but one of the bitter fruits of misidentification of self to the nth degree of absurdity.

The solution? Find out who you are. Start with one's own self.

"The idea that the Limerick nuclear generating plant is “routinely discharging” nuclear waste into the Schuylkill River and that this is permitted by the NRC, and that by extension this is being done by all the nuclear generating plants across the nation, will no doubt come as a big surprise to most Americans, including those who live downstream and downwind of these plants (because it turns out that there are also permitted regular releases of radioactive gas by these other facilities). But that’s the truth." ( excerpt from "Relax, It's Just a Run-of-the-Mill Nuke Spill, DAVE LINDORFF )

OcNuke Daily

Read about it.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Good morning from sunny, and increasingly Radioactive, California.
I stand here before you, humbled and eager to see what the future holds for Radioactive Current!

I hereby challenge myself, Radioactive Current, and all that wish to join us on this voyage, to faithfully and wholeheartedly strive to spread heightened awareness and promote elevated global consciousness, ensuring a future environment safe from harmful pollution and an environment available to be enjoyed by all who inhabit the planet earth. This is my mission!

Best Wishes

- Stoke

Friday, April 27, 2012

In the beginning there was light. Well, in the case of Fukushima there was light as well. Certainly not light from a source I was anticipating. Unfortunately, the situation in Fukushima is not looking any better and the story is still rapidly unfolding. This is a situation where attention must be given with respect to the environmental impacts throughout the world.

Tonight, I was contacted by my Father via Skype. It was the latest round of important updates, as he would describe them, of which I must attend to immediately. The news is grim at best according to the media sources  he's listening to. Reactor #4 is teetering dangerously close to the brink of total meltdown as I type.

More to follow...