This 20-ft power boat washed ashore at Cape Disappointment State Park on June 15, 2012 and was confirmed missing after the March 11, 2011 Japan tsunami. Photo: Washington Department of Ecology.
Agencies & Collaborators Going Dark on Fukushima Dec. 31
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Just as a large circulating “garbage patch” of debris from Fukushima is about tohit the West Coast in 2014 state debris hotlines and websites are closing up shop and going dark. They say that there is “no activity” despite enormous sums of grant money spent for new programs, mobilization of an army of personnel to battle the debris issue, vast policy-changes regarding coastal environment, and a tsunami of debris awareness saturating school curriculum to artistic challenges.
News account allude that a radioactive debris pile is slowly moving toward the US but the truth is that radioactive debris has been hitting the West Coast since 2011, shortly after the Fukushima daiichi disaster. A spike in debris was seen in 2012. A year later debris of broken houses, fishing vessels, docks, and other items floated ashore in April 2013. According to those monitoring debris hitting the Washington State coast debris increases during the Fall and winter months.
After the tragic events in Japan occurred, the news media and independent journalists kept informed of the lethal situation using any resources they could muster. In the early days of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, chaotic nuggets of data could be obtained through a variety of government sources, media, and boots on the ground. For instance, Washington State Department of Health set up radiation stations and provided readings to the public each day. That was, until May 2012, when the Department of Health stopped providing radiation readings website and deferred radiological readings to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Many Agencies, One Voice
Hailed as “One-Stop” Shopping for Fukushima Nuclear Information
As in many disaster situations too many voices were being heard, rumors were circulating and the government found that it was becoming increasingly more difficult to control misinformation, disinformation, and the truth. To curtail the uncontrolled flood of information the government and media began circling the information wagons and implemented the unified Japan Tsunami Joint Information Task Force “bobble-heads” began providing the public with one unified voice throughout government and media.
Various state agencies used to monitor radiation and debris headed their way. The federal government offered these agencies and collaborators federal grant funds and now the states are quietly bowing out of tracking and informing the public of serious radioactive threats from Fukushima. Washington State said that it would no longer maintain its Fukushima Debris website because they “were not getting any calls” about debris, although their Debris Task Force will remain in effect.
As the states gave up their responsibility to monitor the Fukushima debris the operation evolved into a Concept of Operations or ConOps. It is a con. The reins have been turned over to the federal government and international governance for the preparation, response, and recovery to support a coordinated regional, local, and state JTMD situation. The information you receive as the public is carefully sifted through the Standardized Emergency Management System known as SEMS, unique for this situation.
Three talking points are given that no debris is radioactive and yet they concede that fish and seaweed do contain “small amounts” of radiation.
Debris in the Air & Debris in the Ocean
Washington State published a debris brochure in September 2012 but conveniently left out pertinent information on radioactive debris. The brochure stated that 5 million tons of debris was swept into the Pacific Ocean from the Japanese tsunami. Out of that 5 million tons the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) outrageously claims that not one single item making it to the West Coast was radioactive. The question is how much can you trust agencies and collaborators who wiped this “claim” from their website?
To date everything from floats, plastic bottles, Styrofoam, lumber, crates, appliances, invasive species, and even boats (20-foot fiberglass boat washed ashore at Cape Disappointment State Park). NOAA worked with the Japanese consulate in Seattle to confirm the boat came from Japan and was swept out to sea) have been carried to coastal areas within the US. Although highly unlikely, valuable personal items and human remains are addressed in the Debris flyer and other official documents.
Fukushima debris is being tracked by NOAA’s ERMA model and US Navy GNOME model. NOAA is fully aware of how dangerous and where radioactive debris is located.
NOAA Wildlands Logo: Cleaning up “Turtle Island” Wildlands Logo NOAA Turtle Debris Logo
NOAA has become the lead agency covering the Japanese Tsunami debris issue. It is interesting that NOAA has adopted the “Turtle Island” logo for their debris effort. The turtle logo is associated with a radical environmental ideology known as the Wildlands Project, a plan to re-wild the United States, and eradicate humanity. As a part of the Willdands Project and international treaty agreements NOAA is working with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to examine debris for Invasive Species. State agencies have agreed to eradicate Invasive Species.
In December 2012, Congress passed legislation reauthorizing the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP).
NOAA is transformed to collect data, assess the debris, and reduce tsunami debris impact. Debris became a cash-cow for government. Their mission is to find debris wherever it may be found, not to protection the American population from radiation but to protect the environment for the GAIA earth-worship cult. NOAA will be accomplishing their objectives using a sophisticated array of technology such as Unmanned Aircraft (UAV), satellites, sensors and computers.
Our Children: Propaganda Garbage In, Debris Out
Images from Debris “Art Contests”
Grant monies began flowing to change policies from: preventing the burning driftwood on the beach, restoration of coastal habitat, implementation of debris response plans, and debris clean-up programs. Schools began teaching comprehensive “marine debris” curriculum” indoctrinating students in debris philosophy. NOAA wants young K-12 grade students to catch the debris-free vision using the “Ocean Conservancy Trash Free Seas Program[curriculum].” Embedded within the program are things such as enlisting students and their families for shore clean-up projects and to explore the dangers of micro-plastic toxicity. Art Contests are ensnaring our children “to keep the ocean clean from debris,” and teens are challenged to engage in “teen marine debris initiatives”.
There is an overarching environmental agenda in play either using the Japanese nuclear crisis to eliminate barriers that prevented people from adapting to international governance, or the Japanese crisis was manufactured to let international policy gush forth.
NOAA Marine Debris Blog
Image: NOAA Marine Debris Blog
November saw publication of the 2013 Accomplishments Report. Among the achievements are proceeding with stopping marine debris at its source, supposedly “humans”. A portal was opened as an intersection of science, policy, and best practices for those within the debris community. All levels are looking forward to a path forward to successful debris termination.
For 2014 the purveyors of man-made-debris will be soliciting for their 2014 Marine Debris Calendar to test your knowledge about debris.
Tijuana, Mexico — Marine debris art submitted by Proyecto Fronterizo de Educación Ambiental. “La isla del futuro trágico” (“The island of tragic future.”)
This fall international debris organizations, Embassies, and Consulates teamed up for the first-ever Marine Debris Art Challenge turning garbage into art. Coastal cleanup took place on beaches, waterways, harbors, rivers, stream-banks, lakes and even ponds.
As you struggle to make-ends-meet you can spend your limited free time atNOAA’s Debris Clearinghouse which allows you to explore and visualize debris around the world. In the future, they will be posting a photo gallery and library collection for the whole-debris experience.
Marine debris is defined as, “any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment”.
The Circle of DebrisImage: The Pacific Garbage Patch’s
Although the words radiation, nuclear, or radioactive are never mentioned in official NOAA publications, one can gleam from the plethora of debris management documents. The Pacific Garbage Patch is an example of how Fukushima debris will flow onto American shores. Once debris enters the ocean it travels with ocean currents, atmospheric conditions, and factors such as El Niño.
If you find Fukushima Debris
At this point of time, as a large garbage dump of radioactive debris is about to hit West Coast beaches NOAA’s primary concern is to stop invasive species than it has for radioactive poisoning as they rally citizens to “clean the beaches” of debris.
It is “comforting” to know that while radiation detection is being phased-out, “debris that is clearly marked as containing radioactive material, will be examined”, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
It is also “reassuring” to know that according to Washington State’s, Terry Eagan, the state’s marine debris lead, “the state response plan is a “living document” that will be refined over time.” As with other “living documents” it leaves the public in a murky environment with only government debris for answers to the Fukushima radiation debris issue.
If you like, living-on-the-edge then I might suggest you sign up for a debris collecting party or get that place you always longed for on the beach. But, when you begin to glow-in-the-dark or get cancer, don’t say you weren’t warned.