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Dead dolphins near Fukushima show sign of radiation poisoning

Japanese scientists find signs of radiation poisoning in 17 dead dolphins near Fukushima,  by David Gutierrez  The Watcher on August 06, 2015 Seventeen dolphins found mysteriously beached near the site of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant may have died from radiation-induced heart damage, a scientific analysis has suggested…….

White lungs a sign of radiation poisoning?

In April 2015, scientists from Japan’s National Science Museum conducted autopsies on the beached dolphins. They found that nearly all of them had lungs that were entirely white, indicating a condition known as ischemia – that is, loss of blood to the organs. The animals’ internal organs showed no signs of infection or any other disease.

“I have never seen such a state,” the chief researcher said.

While the researchers did not draw the connection themselves, ischemia is a well known symptom of radiation poisoning. In particular, studies have shown that small doses of radiation over time can produce ischemic heart disease (IHD). Higher rates of IHD have been observed among workers at the Mayak nuclear facility in Russia, with a higher risk among those exposed to greater levels of gamma radiation. Increases in IHD rates were also observed among emergency workers who responded to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as well as among residents exposed to radioactive fallout from the disaster. In the latter case, rates of IHD had increased by two to four times by 1988………

Some Pacific nations are certainly taking the possibility seriously. In 2011, nineteen Pacific states launched a study into the possible impacts of radioactive releases from Fukushima on the Asia-Pacific region specifically and the Pacific Ocean more generally.

The United States did not participate in the study. http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2015/08/06/japanese-scientists-find-signs-of-radiation-poisoning-in-17-dead-dolphins-near-fukushima/

August 7, 2015 - Posted by | general

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