200 Cubic miles is 183,370,000,000,000 imperial gallons.One inch of rain falling on 1 acre of ground is equal to about 27,154 gallons and weighs about 113 tons.
One acre-foot of water (the amount of water covering 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot) equals 326,000 gallons or 43,560 cubic feet of water, and weighs 2.7 million
One cubic mile of water equals 1.1 trillion gallons, 147.2 billion cubic feet, or 3.38 million acre-feet, and weighs 9.2 trillion pounds (4.6 billion tons).
AND WE CAN SEE IT CIRCULATING ACROSS THE PACIFIC.
BUT NOT IN OUR "MAJOR MEDIA"...THEY CONSIDER THOSE FACTS TOO LIKELY TO INCITE FEAR...CALL IT "FEAR-MONGERING".
HOW IS TRUTH "FEAR-MONGERING"?
NOW THE CALCULATIONS OF THIS AMOUNT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE WATER WAS BASED ON WHAT TEPCO AND THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT HAVE "ADMITTED".
I'LL GIVE US ALL A SECOND TO THINK ABOUT HOW SLOWLY TEPCO HAS BEEN TO ADMIT ONE DAMNED THING...
Calculations/estimates by Gordon Edwards, PhD, President, Co-founder, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR)]
"If you think that can be wished away by "dilution", then you are as brain dead as Kenny boy and the rest of these psychopath shill scientists," reads an article on the Green Road Blog.
THAT REFERS TO KEN BUESSELER, SENIOR SCIENTIST AT WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION IN MASSACHUSETTS.
KEN HAS BEEN A BIT OF AN ASS MOST OF THE TIME, BUT HE AND NICHOLAS FISHER, MARINE SCIENCES PROFESSOR AT STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, DID TAKE SAMPLES IN THE PACIFIC AND PROVIDED US WITH THESE TIDBITS:
"Cesium levels in the Pacific had initially gone up an astonishing 45 million times above pre-accident levels. The levels then declined rapidly for a while, but after that, they unexpectedly levelled off.
In July, cesium levels stopped declining and remained stuck at 10,000 times above pre-accident levels.
This means the ocean isn’t diluting the radiation as expected. If it had been, cesium levels would have kept falling.
The finding suggests that radiation is still being released into the ocean long after the accident in March, 2011."
WHAT DOES THAT TELL US ABOUT THE MYTHICAL "DILUTION THEORY"???
Dilution...dilution is something we hear so often because our media won't report what other nations' media accepts as truth.
WE MIGHT SEE SOME "DILUTION" IF THE DAIICHI FACILITY EVER STOPPED PUMPING OUT RADIATION AT SUCH ENORMOUS LEVELS...BUT IT HASN'T STOPPED, AND THEY AREN'T REALLY MAKING ANY KIND OF BIG EFFORT TO STOP IT BECAUSE WE'VE ALL ACCEPTED THAT ONGOING RELEASE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FROM DAIICHI IS "INEVITABLE".
IF YOU CONTINUOUSLY POUR INDIA INK INTO A BATHTUB OF WATER, HOW WILL THAT BE "DILUTED", AND AT WHAT POINT WILL THE "DILUTION" PEAK IF WE JUST KEEP POURING IN THE INK?
Topics in Ocean Physics, 1982 (emphasis added):
"The drifter data [see map] show that the mesoscale produces very little dispersion in the eastern Pacific beyond a 300 km scale. This is in sharp contrast to drifter and hydrographic data from the western Pacific and Atlantic basins.
The drifter data do not support the concept of large-scale turbulent motion and random dispersion of clusters of parcels [...] it seems that the drifters tend to find and follow the strongest currents."
[See also, and follow links from there:
- US Gov't Memo: Nuclear fall-out in ocean does NOT gradually spread out -- 'Streams of higher radioactive materials'.
- Congressional Researchers: Potential for corridor of “highly contaminated” water traveling across Pacific from Fukushima]
WE CAN STILL THINK!
LOGIC AND REASON CAN STILL BE APPLIED!
Several Decades’ of Fukushima Contamination Ahead
California Coastal Commission (State of Calif. Natural Resources Agency), Apr. 30, 2014
[NOTE: THE RADIOACTIVE "PLUME" HAD ALREADY BEGUN REACHING THE WEST COAST WHEN THIS WAS PUBLISHED, BUT UNTIL CANADA BEGAN REPORTING IT, OBVIOUSLY, OUR GOVERNMENT HAD DECIDED TO TRY DENIAL. THE "PLUME ARRIVED EARLY AND SURPRISED ALL THOSE "SEERS" WHO SAID WE WOULDN'T SEE IT FOR ANOTHER YEAR.]
"Because the Pacific Coast of North America is downwind and
“down-current” of Japan... The purpose of this report is to provide the Coastal Commission and the general public with a reliable source of information on the Fukushima disaster, the dispersal of radioactive materials in the atmosphere and ocean, and the levels of radioactivity detected in California, based on a review of the best AVAILABLE science.
[NOTE: THERE SIMPLY IS NO "AVAILABLE SCIENCE" THAT WAS DESIGNED TO COUNT OR COPE WITH SUCH A CONTINUOUS VOLUME OF RADIATION!
AS THIS REPORT STATES FURTHER ON, THE MONITORING OF THE OCEAN, AIR, SOIL, MARINE LIFE AND HUMANS IS AND HAS BEEN INADEQUATE. THE REPORTING OF DAILY RADIATION LEVELS HAS BEEN ALMOST ZERO, AND MANY HAVE QUESTIONED THE VALIDITY OF WHAT LITTLE "MONITORING" THE GOVERNMENT IS BOTHERING TO DO.]
Several large pulses of radionuclides were released into the atmosphere in the first week after the tsunami, coinciding with explosions and fires in multiple Fukushima reactor buildings.
[NOTE: TEPCO HAS ADMITTED THEIR ERROR ABOUT THE FALLOUT RELEASED AND HAS DISCLOSED THAT 75% OF THE INITIAL RADIATION ESCAPED FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER THE TSUNAMI TOOK OUT THE PLANT...FOR TWO WEEKS. ANY FRESHMAN SCIENCE STUDENT KNOWS BY NOW THAT RELEASE CONTINUES BECAUSE, EACH DAY THAT DAWNS, THAT DAMNED PLANT STILL LEAKS INTO AIR, SEA, AND GROUNDWATER. IT ISN'T LIKE THERE'S A PROTECTIVE "BUBBLE" OVER THE DAIICHI FACILITY PREVENTING RADIATION FROM ESCAPING, AND WE DO KNOW NOW THAT THEY ARE DUMPING/LEAKING AT LEAST 50 CUBIC MILES OF CONTAMINATED WATER INTO THE PACIFIC EACH YEAR!
STRONTIUM LEVELS HAVE INCREASED, AND NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE OTHER RADIONUCLIDES DAIICHI IS PUMPING OUT, NOR HOW THOSE PARTICLES DECAY AND TURN INTO OTHER KILLERS! CONCENTRATING ON CESIUM HAS BEEN THE RED HERRING IN ALL OF THIS THAT FEW HAVE NOTICED...CESIUM IS PERHAPS THE LEAST OF OUR WORRIES!]
The atmospheric plume, mostly consisting of radioactive gases and volatile elements [WHAT GASES, WHAT ELEMENTS? NAME THEM ALL, DAMN IT!], was entrained by the mid-latitude westerly winds and transported around the Northern Hemisphere.
Most of the atmospheric radioactivity was deposited in the North Pacific or on land areas of Japan through rainfall or dry deposition.
A small fraction reached the West Coast within 4-7 days of
the accident, resulting in detectable levels of airborne radioactivity in California.
[WHY DON'T THEY CORRECT THIS NOW THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THE TWO-WEEKS RELEASE PERIOD, OF THE FAR GREATER AMOUNTS RELEASED THAT SECOND WEEK? AND MAYBE IN ANOTHER YEAR, TEPCO WILL COME CLEAN AND TELL THE WORLD HOW BAD THE ONGOING "RELEASE" IS, THAT "AIRBORNE RADIOACTIVITY" IS? NOW THAT TEPCO AND JAPAN SEE THAT NOBODY IS GOING TO INSIST THEY STEP-UP EFFORTS TO STOP THIS, MAYBE THEY'LL JUST ADMIT THE CHINA SYNDROME IS OLD NEWS THERE? WHY NOT? WHO CARES?]
Airborne radionuclides, in particular iodine-131, cesium-134 and cesium-137, were partially transferred to the land surface through fallout.
["PARTIALLY" TRANSFERRED? PARTIALLY? WHAT, SOME HID AND REFUSED TO GO WITH THE OTHERS? THERE WAS NO "PARTIAL" ANYTHING! SALT WATER ON THE FUEL RODS, POWER OUTAGE PREVENTING EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN DONE TO SHUT IT ALL DOWN PROPERLY, BIG BOOM AND POOF! UP IT WENT, AND UP IT STILL GOES!]
[ALSO, THEY FAILED TO INCLUDE THIS IN THEIR "REPORT":
"In a leaked TEPCO report dated June 2011, it was revealed that plutonium-238, −239, −240, and −241 were released "to the air" from the site during the first 100 hours after the earthquake, the total amount of plutonium said to be 120 billion becquerels (120 GBq) — perhaps as much as 50 grams.
The same paper mentioned a release of 7.6 trillion becquerels of neptunium-239 – about 1 milligram. As neptunium-239 decays, it becomes plutonium-239.
TEPCO made this report for a press conference on 6 June, but according to Mochizuki of the Fukushima Diary website, the media knew and "kept concealing the risk for 7 months and kept people exposed".]
[ALSO: According to TEPCO’s July 17 report, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201401090060
"...the total level of all beta ray emitters (which includes Sr-90) was 1,200 Bq/L — yet the levels reported for Sr-90 were 1,500 Bq/L. When a similar occurrence happened last year, Asahi reported: “Strontium levels exceeded the all-beta readings in some instances, leading the utility to decide they were ‘wrong’.” TEPCO’s corrected data revealed much higher levels.]
AMOUNT OF RADIATION TOKYO RECEIVED AND IS STILL RECEIVING IS A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET BECAUSE OF THE UPCOMING 2020 OLYMPICS TO BE HELD THERE.
THE JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER IS VERY ANXIOUS ABOUT LOSING THE OLYMPICS.
"On 12 October 2011 a concentration of 195 becquerels/kilogram of Strontium-90 was found in the sediment on the roof of an apartment building in the city of Yokohama, SOUTH of Tokyo, some 250 km from the plant in Fukushima.
This FIRST find of strontium above 100 becquerels per kilogram raised serious concerns that leaked radioactivity might have spread far further than the Japanese government expected.
The find was done by a private agency that conducted the test upon the request of a resident.
After this find Yokohama city started an investigation of soil samples collected from areas near the building. "
[ The Mainichi Daily News (12 October 2011) Strontium-90 found in the city of Yokohama]
WHAT ELSE WILL EVENTUALLY "LEAK OUT" BESIDES MORE AND MORE RADIATION?
MAYBE THE FULL TRUTH AT SOME POINT?
WE CAN DREAM.
WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDIA NEVER REPORTS, AS IF IT REPORTS MUCH AT ALL, ON THIS, IS HOW MUCH HIGHER AND HIGHER RADIATION READINGS HAVE CLIMBED SINCE 2011.
April 27, 2011 (Bloomberg) --
Radiation in Tokyo’s water supply fell to undetectable levels for the first time since March 18, the capital’s public health institute said today.
Tokyo residents were told on March 23 that the city’s water was unsafe for infants after iodine and cesium levels exceeded guidelines."
BUT TOKYO DOESN'T NEED DECONTAMINATION?
IF ITS WATER WAS RADIOACTIVE, ARE WE TO IMAGINE ITS SOIL WASN'T AFFECTED?
THAT WOULD BE LUNACY!
Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.
Radiation from the station, where four of six reactors have been damaged by explosions, has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and contaminated farmland and drinking water.
A plan to flood the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 with more water to speed up emergency cooling efforts announced yesterday by the utility known as Tepco may not be possible now." <end Bloomberg quote>}
BACK TO THAT CALIFORNIA "REPORT"...
"Radioactive fallout to the North Pacific was augmented by the direct discharge of large volumes of radioactive water from the nuclear power plant in the weeks following the accident.
[DID THESE GUYS FAIL TO GET THE "NEWS" THAT TEPCO IS STILL RELEASING AND WAS RELEASING WHEN THIS WAS WRITTEN, OVER 300 TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WATER EACH DAY, THAT THE 300 TONS IS ONLY WHAT THEY ADMIT TO, THAT IT ISN'T JUST WATER THEY'RE GRINDING OUT EVERY DAY, BUT ALSO SLUDGE, CONTAMINATED WORKERS' CLOTHING, RANDOM GARBAGE AND DEBRIS FROM ALL AROUND THE PLANT, ETC, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LYING ABOUT THE AMOUNT, AND THE LEVELS OF AND TYPES OF RADIOACTIVE PARTICLES THAT HAVE ALREADY "ESCAPED"? ARE THEY BLIND AND DEAF OR JUST DUMB?]
Though the largest releases to the ocean (emergency cooling water used in the damaged reactors) ended in April 2011, on-going leaks from the plant, contaminated river runoff, groundwater leakage and leaching from nearshore sediments continue to introduce new radioactivity to the ocean near Japan.
[MAKE IT STOP, THE STUPIDITY OF THAT STATEMENT!
IF "THE LARGEST RELEASES HAVE ENDED", WHY THE HELL IS TEPCO REPORTING RECORD HIGH LEVELS OF EVERYTHING FROM CESIUM TO STRONTIUM EACH NEW WEEK, MONTH, YEAR?
THE JAPANESE NEWS SOURCES REPORT THIS!
CAN'T THESE GUYS READ?
AND HOW CAN ANYONE WITH VIABLE BRAIN CELLS IMAGINE THAT THOSE "RELEASES" JUST HOVER OVER JAPAN OR REMAIN IN SOME LITTLE POOL OFFSHORE THERE AND DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE?
LOGIC, COMMON SENSE, FACTS, TRY THOSE ON FOR SIZE, PLEASE, CALIFORNIA!]
The additional dose of radiation attributable to the Fukushima disaster is commensurately small, and the available evidence supports the idea that it will pose little additional risk to humans or marine life.
However, it should be noted that the long-term effects of low-level radiation in the environment remain incompletely understood, and that this understanding would benefit from increased governmental support for the monitoring of radioactivity in seawater and marine biota and the study of health outcomes linked to radiation exposure.
[HELLO! THE STUDIES WERE DONE 60 YEARS AGO OR MORE AND THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION STATED BLUNTLY THAT NO RADIATION WAS SAFE FOR HUMANS! LOOK IT UP!
EVEN SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE CANCER PRETTY DAMNED QUICK, FELLOWS! JUST BECAUSE YOU KNOW 95% OF AMERICANS WON'T LOOK THIS UP FOR THEMSELVES, DON'T JUST LIE ABOUT IT OR OMIT THE FACTS! WE CAN HANDLE THE FACTS! COUGH SOME UP FOR US!]
...concentrations of radiocesium are predicted to increase to peak values between 2016 and 2019, declining gradually thereafter over the next several decades.
“[S]urprisingly little research effort has been devoted to the potential for dangerous levels of contamination] in California... Outside of Japan, ocean monitoring of Fukushima radiation has received much less attention and support from government agencies … neither the U.S. federal government nor the state of California is currently testing for Fukushima-derived radiation off the California coast.'"
OKAY, THAT'S IT!
I CAN'T SIT HERE AND TYPE ANY MORE OF THIS BS!
GO READ IT FOR YOURSELVES, THEN GET SOME HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER TO EXPLAIN THE REALITY TO THOSE CALIFORNIANS WHO WROTE THIS AND MAYBE THEY CAN CORRECT ALL THE ERRORS IN THIS "REPORT", PLEASE!
LET'S LOOK AT A TINY, VERY TINY, BIT MORE FACTUAL ACCOUNT.
Nicholas S. Fisher, ‘Distinguished Professor’ at Stony Brook Univ. — Fukushima Radioactivity in the Pacific and Risks to Marine Life and Humans, Sept. 19, 2013, Published July 15, 2014:
8:45 in — There was all of a sudden, a tremendous — orders of magnitude higher, of cesium-137 from Fukushima — orders of magnitude higher. People use terms like ‘orders of magnitude’ — they’re very flippant about it, and they think nothing of it.
Just to give you an idea… Two orders of magnitude is you’re walking speed and a jet plane flying overhead. An order of magnitude is a big deal; this is many orders of magnitude greater release of cesium-137 from Fukushima.
(Part 2) 24:00 in — Q: Are you concerned at all about the bio-accumulation over time?
A: Yes. We focus a lot on that. We focus on the trophic transfer from one trophic load to another.
BIO-ACCUMULATION of Fukushima’s radioactive contamination is a recognized concern, NO ONE DENIES IT'S HAPPENING AND WILL HAPPEN, however, little is MENTIONED about accumulation of Fukushima’s radioactive contamination.
WHY IS THAT?
THEY KNOW, BUT THEY DON'T TELL "THE MASSES"?
Recall this statement from Hidehiko Nishiyama of Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency:
“Contaminated water leaked from the Unit 2 may have gathered as a lump and drifted offshore. We need to continue monitoring it.”
"AS A LUMP"...
WHAT U.S. "SCIENTIST" HAS MENTIONED THAT?
[READ MORE ON THAT HERE: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/04/14/national/radiation-surges-above-4s-fuel-pool/#.U80wsWdjlxR]
Timothy Mousseau, Professor of biological studies at the University of South Carolina:
"In terms of fish from the West Coast, what we need to be doing is monitoring the ebb and flow of these pockets of high contamination...
Given what we’re seeing off the coast of Japan right now with some of these new models and these new studies showing pockets of fairly concentrated materials can be carried relatively intact — even all the way across the ocean — there may be little patches of areas that are affected in a significant way."CONCENTRATIONS OF EVERY DAMNED RADIOACTIVE PARTICLE THOSE REACTORS CONTAINED IS SPEWING OUT OF THEM EVERY BLOODY DAY, BUT LET'S KEEP THE PUBLIC FOCUSED ON JUST THAT CESIUM!
WHY FOCUS ON CESIUM,AND NOT AMERICIUM, PLUTONIUM, IODIDE?
The published Fukushima radionuclide inventory includes: Iodine-131, Cesium-137, Plutonium, Strontium-90, Lanthanum, Tellurium, Xenon, Cesium-134, Silver-110m, Cobalt-58 and Cobalt-60, Polonium-210.
SUCH A SHORT LIST IS NOT REMOTELY POSSIBLE AND THE NRC AND THE GOVERNMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD KNOW THIS FROM OTHER PUBLISHED DATA!
WE CAN, AFTER ALL, FIND THE REAL LISTS FOR OURSELVES!
"THE RADIOCHEMSTRY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS WITH LIGHT WATER REACTORS", 1997, GIVES A NICE LIST!
IN FACT, THAT DOCUMENT PROBABLY GIVES WAY MORE INFORMATION THAN "UNCLE SAM" WOULD LIKE "MAN ON THE STREET" TO HAVE BECAUSE IT SHOWS WHAT SILLY LIES WE'RE READING IN THE "NEWS"....
PAGE 3, RADIONUCLIDES IN THE REACTOR CORE (WHICH TEPCO ADMITS THEY HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO LOCATE THOSE...WHERE THEY ARE IS ANYBODY'S GUESS)!
UNTIL YOU CAN GET THERE TO SEE THEIR LIST, HERE'S ANOTHER THAT LEAVES OUT A COUPLE, BUT HELPS US SEE THE GREATER HAZARDS THAT OUR "PRESS" NEVER TALKS ABOUT.
*NUCLEAR POWER PLANT RADIOCHEMISTRY:
The Radionuclides in a Nuclear Reactor core with fresh nuclear fuels includes the U-235 decay chain: U-235, Th-234, Pa-231, Ac-227, Th-227, Ra-223, Rn-219, Po-215, Pb-211, Bi-211, Tl-207, Pb-207.
*RADIONUCLIDE AIR RELEASES from (a) FUEL REPROCESSING PLANT includes: H-3, C-14, Kr-85, I-129, I-131, Ru-106, Sr90, Cs-134, Cs-137, Eu-154, Pu-238, Pu-240, Pu-241. (18)
*RADIONUCLIDES in the SOIL in the CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE includes: Cs-137, Cs-134, Sb-125, Co-60, Eu -154, Nb-94, Pu-239/240, Pu-238, Sr-90 & Am-241.
MORE THAN 250 RADIONUCLIDES COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE EACH TIME THEY FIRE UP A NUCLEAR REACTOR...NOT JUST 2 OR 3!
The fission product inventory (from nuclear reactions) consists of over 250 radio-nuclides. There is more than Cesium-137 & Iodine-131 being emitted.
“The New York Times, on acquiring a confidential copy of a US NRC report on Fukushima , reported that 8 fission radio-nuclides had been identified in the environment of Japan outside of (the) Fukushima reactor (site)”.
"What are these 8 Fukushima radionuclides?
Specifically, what radionuclides are in the Fukushima fires and smoke, explosions, clouds and the leaking nuclear reactor waters?
The international community and the Japanese people have a Right to know about the Fukushima radionuclides, the radiation exposure & radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear accident."
ONCE UPON A TIME, IN THE EARLY DAYS, THE NYT WAS QUICK TO "EXPOSE" WHAT WAS GOING ON AT DAIICHI, AS IN THIS ARTICLE:
APRIL 7, 2011
"Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, told a House hearing on Wednesday morning that the commission had told him that the core had melted through the vessel."
AND SO, WHERE HAS THAT CORE GONE TO BY NOW?
MAYBE IT'S EASIER TO ASK, WHERE HASN'T IT GONE?
"Distribution and risk assessment of radionuclides released by Fukushima nuclear accident at the northwest Pacific"
"Although ocean has a great capacity to dilute and disperse the radioactive release due to its large volume, the long half-life radionuclides will stay in the marine environment for a long period and possibly threaten the marine ecosystem or human-being via food chain transferring, especially for the coastal benthic environment (Wada et al., 2013 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0265931X15000077#bib27).
Compared with the background data mentioned in Section 3.1, the observed highest 90Sr activity (31 mBq/L) was as much as 26 times the average background and the observed median 90Sr activity was twice of the average background activity."
ABOUT THOSE WONDERFUL "PEAKS"
HOW CAN WE SEE A "PEAK" IN RADIOACTIVITY OUT OF JAPAN WHEN WE HAVEN'T SEEN AN END TO THE EMISSIONS?
HOW CAN THERE BE A DAMNED PEAK WHEN TEPCO ADMITS IT HASN'T A CLUE WHERE ALL THE CRACKS ARE IN THE REACTOR BUILDINGS, FUEL POOLS OR HOLDING TANKS AD HAVE NO TECHNOLOGY TO EVEN LOOK FOR THEM?
WE'LL SEE PEAK AFTER THE BASTARDS STOP ALL THE LEAKS AND NOT UNTIL!
IT ISN'T OVER!
MOST OF THESE "EXPERTS" WHO GET TROTTED OUT TO CALM THE "HYSTERIA" (WHICH IS NONEXISTENT, BTW!) TALK LIKE IT'S ALL OVER AND EVERYTHING HAS CEASED, ALL THE LEAKS, ALL THE ONGOING CRUMBLING OF THOSE REACTOR BUILDINGS, ALL THE CONSTANT OUTFLOW OF RADIATION...THAT'S JUST NOT TRUE!
PLUTONIUM HAS BEEN DETECTED ALL OVER JAPAN, HERE A 'PIECE', THERE A 'PIECE' AND TEPCO ADMITTED THIS!
AVERAGE JOE CITIZEN WITH ELEMENTARY KNOWLEDGE OF HOW RADIATION "ESCAPES" WILL KNOW THAT WE'RE STILL UNDER THE GUN HERE UNTIL THEY STOP THIS, AND TEPCO JUST TOLD THE WORLD THERE IS LITTLE HOPE OF STOPPING IT FOR MAYBE 100 YEARS BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT EXIST TODAY FOR THEM TO DO EVEN AN INITIAL CLEANUP!
THEY FREELY ADMIT THEY CANNOT DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY ARE DOING TODAY FOR AT LEAST 40 TO 100 YEARS FROPM NOW...LETTING THE LEAKS CONTINUE, DUMPING INTO THE PACIFIC, WATCHING STEAM RISE OUT OF THOSE REACTOR BUILDINGS, BURNING EACH NIGHT THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF CONTAMINATED CLOTHING AND GARBAGE THAT PLANT PUTS OUT EVERY SINGLE DAY!
HERE ARE A FEW OTHER THINGS THE CALIFORNIA "REPORT" IGNORED:
"There is a massive pool of warm water in the Gulf of Alaska, NOAA scientist Nate Mantua said in an email.
It is unprecedented in the historical record, he added… the past year is way out of the historical range — “so who knows what will happen?"
[WHO IS MAKING IT THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY TO KNOW, NATE OLD BOY? ARE YOU AND NOAA ON THIS?
"Scientists across NOAA Fisheries are watching a persistent expanse of exceptionally warm water spanning the Gulf of Alaska that could send reverberations through the marine food web.
The warm expanse appeared about a year ago and the longer it lingers, the greater potential it has to affect ocean life.
“Right now it’s super warm all the way across the Pacific to Japan,” said Bill Peterson, an oceanographer with NOAA.
These are certainly record high temperature levels.
Bob Tisdale, a man-made climate change skeptic, has an excellent summary of this situation <HERE>.
This NORTH PACIFIC MARINE SCIENCE ORGANIZATION" report TELLS US EVEN MORE.
READ THE PDF <HERE>.
PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAPS ON PAGES 51 AND 52 OF THE DOCUMENT.
"In March 2014 there was something very unusual occurring in the Northeast (NE) Pacific that might have substantial consequences for biota in the Gulf of Alaska and southward into the subtropics… we see SST departures of 4.5 standard deviations… The anomaly field covers a large region of the N.E. Pacific… The authors of this article have never seen [such] deviations… Something as extraordinary as a 4.5-sigma deviation requires corroboration…
An increase of 4.5-sigma in sea surface temperatures is about one-fifth the probability of being dealt a straight flush in five-card poker, and twice the probability of being dealt a royal flush.
In other words, it is wildly improbable that it is a result of a natural process."
“In the fall of 2013 and early 2014 we started to notice a big, almost circular mass of water that just didn’t cool off as much as it usually did, so by spring of 2014 it was warmer than we had ever seen it for that time of year,” said Nick Bond, a climate scientist at the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, a joint research center of the UW and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Bond coined the term “the blob” last June in his monthly newsletter as Washington’s state climatologist. He said the huge patch of water – 1,000 miles in each direction and 300 feet deep – had contributed to Washington’s mild 2014 winter and might signal a warmer summer."
SO WHO'S OUT THERE GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS?
<INSERT SOUND OF CRICKETS CHIRPING>
OH, OKAY, THAT'S FINE...
NEWSFLASH FOR DUMMIES AT NOAA:
"Radionuclides give off heat by a process of radioactive decay. This is the reason that spent fuel rods have to be submerged in water, to keep them cool, so they don’t melt down."
LET'S REMEMBER VIDEO OF THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF STEAM COMING OFF THOSE REACTORS, NOAA...AND THEN TRY YOUR HAND AT SIMPLE ADDITION... 1 (RADIATION CREATES HEAT) PLUS 1 (THE PACIFIC HAS HEATED UP) JUST MIGHT EQUAL "2"....THE DAMNED RADIATION IS CAUSING THE UNPRECEDENTED "ANOMALY"!
ALSO, THIS, ABOUT ONE MONTH AFTER THE DISASTER, BACK IN EARLY APRIL OF 2011, 4-PLUS YEARS AGO, TEPCO ADMITTED:
"Radioactive iodine at 7.5 MILLION times legal limit in water around Fukushima — Cesium-137 at 1.1 MILLION times limit
"Tokyo Electric Power Company says it detected 300,000 bequerels of iodine-131 per 1 cubic centimeter , or 7.5 million times higher than the legal limit in samples taken around the water intake of the No. 2 reactor at 11:50 AM on Saturday.
It also found 200,000 becquerels or 5 million times higher than the limit in samples taken at 9AM on Monday.
Monday’s sample also shows 1.1 million times higher than the national limit of cesium-137 whose half-life is 30 years."
Kyodo News, Dec. 11, 2013: A government panel ... estimated that the utility will not be able to fully address the risks of water leaks by the end of fiscal 2020... “If measures are taken smoothly, a large part of the risks (posed by leaks from tanks) will be reduced around the end of fiscal 2020, but the amount of toxic water could surpass the tank storage capacity depending on the situation…and risks associated with keeping a large amount of tritium-water will remain,” the report said.
"Estimate of Consequences from the Fukushima Disaster", Nordic PSA Conference (nuclear utilities in Finland and Sweden), September, 2011:
Some estimates of contamination of ocean waters were performed... More than 1.1e17 Bq [110 quadrillion becquerels] of Cs137 in total is estimated to have been released into the ocean. With respect to bio-accumulation and weighting factors for fish and other sea fauna a long-term cycle can be expected and high potential for marine life, sea-birds and human health effects through ingestion OVER GENERATIONS.
[YEAH, WELL, AT THE RATE DAIICHI IS PUMPING OUT RADIOACTIVE WATER, THERE WON'T BE MANY MORE "GENERATIONS", WILL THERE?]
"The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster : One of the World’s Worst-Ever Cases of Pollution", Professor Fumikazu Yoshida of Hokkaido University’s Graduate School of Economics, Economic Journal of Hokkaido University, March 2013:
"Now, the Nuclear Safety Commission has initially tolerated the dumping of radioactive contaminated water in the sea since they claim that it will be diluted. But even diluted in seawater, contaminants will be concentrated thousands of times throughout the food chain. Such elementary knowledge concerning the environmental consequences of pollution … is now apparently being forgotten."
WHY ISN'T EVERY CITIZEN OF THIS PLANET UP IN ARMS OVER THIS?
IS EVERYONE SO NEEDFUL OF DENIAL THAT WHEN THE TRUTH SLAPS THEM IN THE FACE THEY CAN IGNORE IT?
ARE OUR GOVERNMENTS SO SURE THAT WE WON'T DEMAND SOMETHING, ANYTHING BE DONE THAT THEY CAN JUST CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO FUND INDEPENDENT STUDIES, START PROVIDING MONITORING DATA IN MAJOR MEDIA?
THEY'LL HAND EGYPT MILLIONS TO REPAIR ITS SEWER SYSTEM AND ZERO FOR ANYTHING TO DO WITH FUKUSHIMA'S EFFECT ON AMERICANS?
ALL THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE OF SIGNIFICANCE IS ALLOW THE EPA TO RAISE THE ACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF RADIATION IN ALL THAT WE CONSUME!
JUST LIKE JAPAN DID!
AND WE SAT STILL AND SILENT AND ALLOWED THAT!
ARE WE THAT WILLING TO BE SACRIFICES FOR THE NUCLEAR ENERGY BOYS?
IS IT THAT WE'LL DO ANYTHING NOT TO "DISRUPT THE ECONOMY" BY DEMANDING EVERY NUCLEAR REACTOR ON EARTH BE SHUT DOWN?
FOR ANYONE RELYING ON THE U.N. FOR "FACTUAL INFO", HERE'S ONE FOR YOU:
"The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that estimates an increase in risk for specific cancers for certain subsets of the population inside the Fukushima Prefecture.
A 2013 WHO report predicts that, for populations living in the most affected areas, there is a 70% higher risk of developing thyroid cancer for girls exposed as infants (the risk has risen from a lifetime risk of 0.75% to 1.25%), a 7% higher risk of leukemia in males exposed as infants, a 6% higher risk of breast cancer in females exposed as infants and a 4% higher risk, overall, of developing solid cancers for females."
[ Nebehay, Stephanie (28 February 2013). "Higher cancer risk after Fukushima nuclear disaster: WHO". Reuters. Archived]
OH, MY...SUCH CONFLICTING PERCENTAGES WITH WHAT WAS GIVEN 50 YEARS AGO!
BUT IT'S "WHO", SO THEIR FIGURES MUST BE CORRECT, YES?
THEY WOULDN'T DOWNPLAY THIS, WOULD THEY?
AND, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T READ ANY OF THE ARTICLES ABOUT NORTH AMERICA SHOWING HIGHER RADIATION LEVELS THAN JAPAN OVER A FAIRLY CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF TIME...
RADIATION ON WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA COULD END UP BEING 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN IN JAPAN
July 17, 2012
"J F Lübbecke of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences poured tracer dye into coastal waters off of Fukushima, and monitored its progress as it traveled to the West Coast of North America, to find out what might really happen.
They have revealed their results in a new paper published by journal Environmental Research Letters.
The paper shows that the West Coast of North American could end up with 10 times more radioactive cesium 137 than the coastal waters off of Japan itself."
REPORTED IN-DEPTH, SAME THING ON 'NUCLEAR NEWS" <HERE>.
HERE'S A LITTLE "VISUAL" FOR YOU ON THE STRONGEST CURRENT THAT RUNS FROM JAPAN TO NORTH AMERICA.
REMEMBER THE STUDY THAT THE CONTAMINATED WATER IS FLOWING WITH THIS STRONG CURRENT:
WHO REALLY NEEDS NUCLEAR ENERGY?
IT ISN'T LIKE WE DEPEND ON NUCLEAR ENERGY FOR MUCH!
WIND POWER GENERATES MORE ELECTRICITY THAN NUCLEAR PLANTS ALREADY!
ALL OVER THE GLOBE, NATIONS LIKE GERMANY AND SWEDEN, EVEN CHINA, ARE PROVING THEY DON'T NEED NUCLEAR POWER FOR ANY REASON!
2 June 2015, FROM RUTGERS:
"On Monday, Sweden’s 5.5GW of wind farms contributed more energy to the Scandinavian country’s grid than its 9.5GW of nuclear power plants.
To put this in context, Sweden – which has one of the world’s highest individual levels of energy consumption – generated 152.5TWh in 2013, of which 65.8TWh (43%) was from nuclear and 61.3TWh (40%) from hydro. Wind provided only 10TWh and various fossil fuels 5TWh and biofuels & waste 10.6TWh.
WHAT A DRASTIC CHANGE IN JUST OVER A YEAR, YES!?
"China, the country that is building more nuclear reactors than any other, continued to get more electricity from the wind than from nuclear power plants in 2014.
This came despite below-average wind speeds for the year. The electricity generated by China’s wind farms in 2014—16 percent more than the year before—could power more than 110 million Chinese homes.
China’s wind power goal is to have 200 gigawatts connected to the grid by 2020.
According to China’s National Energy Administration, the country has some 77 gigawatts of wind capacity now under construction, bringing this goal that much closer to being realized."
[RUTGERS UNIVERSITY WEBSITE: http://www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2015/highlights50]
OF NECESSITY, MANY ISLAND NATIONS DEPEND EITHER ENTIRELY OR ALMOST ENTIRELY ON SOLAR AND/OR WIND-GENERATED POWER.
THE CANARY ISLANDS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE.
BUT, IF WE DEMANDED SHUT-DOWN OF OUR AGED, CRUMBLING PLANTS HERE IN THE U.S., THE COMPANIES WHO OWN THEM WOULD HAVE TO PAY ENORMOUS PRICES TO CLEAN UP THOSE TOXIC SITES, SO, NO, NO, WE MUSN'T ASK THEM TO DO THAT!
IT WOULD "RUIN THE ECONOMY"!
SCREW THE ECONOMY!
SAVE HUMAN LIVES!
SAVE THE ECOSYSTEM!
SAVE A FEW OF OUR FUTURE GENERATION SO THE HUMAN RACE CAN CONTINUE!
THE BUCK STOPS WHERE?
BACK IN 2012, ONE GROUP URGED, BASICALLY, THAT NATIONS WHICH WISHED TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST JAPAN FOR NEGLIGENCE AND FAULT SHOULD ACT QUICKLY:
[FULL TEXT PDF <HERE> ]
"The Fukushima Nuclear Power Station incident and marine pollution, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2012: … The facts indicate that Japan had already been very aware of the potential danger and effects that the emission might cause … there remains a certain potential nuclear radiation threat to the neighbouring countries of Japan … In the long run, the radioactive wastewater will have severe effect on fish including reduction in reproductive capability, morphological abnormalities, leukopenia, anorexia, lethargy, growth depression, and hyperactivity (Forman, 1983; Lomio, 1979). … Furthermore, the radioactive wastes once enter into the marine food chain will be harmful to various kinds of animals and finally human being[s] themselves who may suffer genetic damage, cancer, other health problems and even death from the nuclear radiation, since the final consumers at the end of the chain are often human (Forman, 1983). … the ocean-related economy in the bordering states may also suffer from the radioactive wastes.
If, however, the potentially injured states wait until the material damage happens, in order to claim damages from Japan, it would probably be too late. … the reasonable principle of imputation is that so long as there is sufficient evidence to prove that the acts of a state might cause serious damage to the long-term development of the marine environment, this state should bear the responsibility for transboundary harm. "
EVEN THE "CORBETT REPORT" AGREED WITH THE ABOVE!
August 10, 2013
At minute 29:00 into the interview:
David L. Smith, Geneva Business Insider:
The people of Japan are responsible for the poisoning of the food chain of the world. If they don’t stand up, who can stand up and do anything about it? It’s not them necessarily who’s going to be eating the fish. If you watch the currents going across the [Pacific Ocean], it may very well be people in Malibu [California] who are eating the fish that are completely radioactive.
James Corbett, Host of The Corbett Report and Japan resident:
I agree. The buck has to stop somewhere, and it has to be done sooner than later.
It’s already been happening for the past 2 1/2 years."
MAKE THAT 4 1/2 YEARS NOW, EVERY DAY, ALL DAY, ALL THOSE YEARS!
HOWEVER, I STROGLY DISAGREE THAT IT'S THE PEOPLE OF JAPAN RESPONSIBLE...IT'S THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN!
THE PEOPLE ARE AS MUCH VICTIMS OF THIS AS THE ERST OF US!
JAPAN WAS ENRICHING URANIUM AT DAIICHI #1
Yoichi Shimatsu states:
“The size of the (Unit 4) fire indicates that this reactor was running hot for some purpose other than electricity generation.
It's omission from the list of electricity-generating operations raises the question of whether Unit 4 was being used to enrich uranium, the first step of the process leading to extraction of weapons-grade fissionable material.”
[NOTE: I AM READING AS QUICKLY AS I CAN THE SEVERAL HUNDRED WEBSITES THAT CHARGED JAPAN WITH ENRICHING URANIUM AT DAIICHI...IF IT PROVES VALID, I WILL POST THAT IN ANOTHER BLOG.]
JAPAN STILL TREATS CRITICS AS "ENEMIES OF THE STATE"
"The “Former Fukushima Governor Eisako Sato, a supporter of nuclear power turned critic, explained that 21 problems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi (nuclear) plant had been reported to his office between 2002 & 2006. … Sato was forced to step down in 2006 over bribery allegations, which he claimed were politically motivated. ‘Those who say nuclear power is dangerous … are treated as state enemies', (Sato) told Tokyo 's Foreign Journalist's Club.”
NEITHER IGNORING ALL THIS NOR DENIAL HAS MADE IT ALL GO AWAY, NOR WILL DENIAL EVER ACCOMPLISH THAT!
WHY WOULD ANYONE JUST WRITE IT ALL OFF AS "INEVITABLE...UNFORTUNATE, BUT INEVITABLE AND NOTHING CAN BE DONE" ???
I'M WEARY OF HAVING TO GO TO SOURCES OUTSIDE THE U.S. (MAINLY CANADIAN AND JAPANESE!) TO FIND HONEST INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENTS AT DAIICHI, AND MORE THAN SICK OF NEVER SEEING HONEST DATA ON OUR CURRENT LEVELS OF RADIATION IN OUR ENVIRONMENT AND FOOD/WATER THAT WE ALL INGEST DAILY.
YEAH, YEAH, IT MAY BE "TOO LATE", BUT I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT.
OTHER SOURCES/FURTHER READING:
~ "Thyroid gland irregularities found in young evacuees from Fukushima". The Manichi Daily News. 4 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-10-11
~ NHK-world (5 November 2011) Radioactivity in Fukushima children's urine Archived December 9, 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
~www.physics.isu.edu. Depleted Uranium
~ nuclearhistory.wordpress.com. Asmolov: Fukushima Disaster was Predictable. By nuclearhistory. 4/26/11
~ Slodkowski, Antoni; Saito, Mari (6 August 2013). "Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an 'emergency'". Reuters. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013.
~ www.sciencedirect.com. Deposition of artificial Radionuclides from atmospheric Nuclear Weapon Tests. Gael Le Roux et al. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Vol 101. March 2010. Elsevier Ltd. Pg 211-218
~ www.countercurrents.org. Deadly Silence on Fukushima . By Vivian Norris. Huffington Post. 5/10/11
~ www.guardian.co.uk. Fukushima soil contains Plutonium traces. By Justin McCurry & Suzanne Goldenberg. The Guardian UK. 3/29/11
~ www.sciencedirect.com. Vertical distribution of Radionuclides in Soil of a grassland site in Chernobyl exclusion zone. Peter Bossew et al. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. Vol. 73. 2004. Elsevier Ltd. Pg 87-99
~ radchem.nevada.edu. Karl-Heinz Neeb. The Radiochemistry of Nuclear Power plants with Light Water Reactors. de Gruyter. C. 1997. Pg 61.
~ www.fas.org. Results from a Multiple-Objective Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle Optimization Model. Holly R. Trellue et al. Los Alamos National laboratory. September 29, 2000
~ AND EXACTLY 113 OTHER SOURCES...INCLUDING OVER 30 "PEER-REVIEWED" STUDIES/ARTICLES
FOR "QUICK READS" FROM A FEW "MAJOR MEDIA", FROM A WEBSITE THAT LINKS TO SOURCES CITED:
- ABC in Fukushima: Radiation to be at U.S. coast early this year — Expert concerned about effects on food chain from unprecedented amount of migrating radioactivity — They tried to stop leaks, it’s just not working — Tepco: We don’t know what’s gone into ocean (VIDEO) January 10, 2014
- NBC Nightly News: ‘Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain?’ — USA Today: News getting worse at Fukushima, widespread suspicion leaks into ocean ‘underreported’ — Expert: “I’m not trying to be alarmist… but how will we know it’s safe” for West Coast? (VIDEO) March 9, 2014
- Wall St. Journal: Fukushima leaks are “massive public health issue” — Obviously this could spread throughout Pacific and get into food supply (VIDEO) August 6, 2013
- Video: “Pacific Ocean is under incredible threat… Americans are now starting to reap that on their West Coast” — Kamps: “An unprecedented catastrophe… should be independent monitors sent to Fukushima to try to get the truth as to how bad this is” March 23, 2014
- Radiation Expert: Enormous amount of contamination flowing from Fukushima will probably imperil entire Pacific Ocean — Threatens other countries, food chain — Absolutely can reach U.S. and Canadian shores (VIDEO) August 12, 2013
Michael Kane, an investigative journalist, reported, “In the wake of the continuing nuclear tragedy in Japan, the United States government is still moving quickly to increase the amounts of radiation the population can “safely” absorb by raising the safe zone for exposure to levels designed to protect the government and nuclear industry more than human life.”