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28 reasons to worry about Fukushima radiation reaching USA West Coast

wind-trajectories-from-Fuku28 facts that prove Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has put the West Coast in danger http://www.dose.ca/2013/11/04/28-facts-prove-fukushimas-nuclear-disaster-has-put-west-coast-danger Dose.caWeb stuff November 4, 2013 – New reports are showing that the infamous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster that happened on March 11, 2011 has been more harmful than anyone could have ever predicted. Why? Because it turns out that radiation levels are constantly getting worse, especially on the West Coast, as 300 tons of radioactive water enter the Pacific Ocean every day.

According to activistpost.com, these are the 28 major signs that “the west coast of North America is being absolutely fried with nuclear radiation from Fukushima.” Yikes!
1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores.

2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline.

3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low.  Many are blaming Fukushima.

4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.

6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could doubleover the next five to six years.

7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

9. Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada.

10. Canadian authorities are finding extremely high levels of nuclear radiation in certain fish samples.

11. Some experts believe that we could see very high levels of cancer along the west coast just from people eating contaminated fish.

12. BBC News recently reported that radiation levels around Fukushima are “18 times higher” than previously believed.

13. An EU-funded study concluded that Fukushima released up to 210 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 into the atmosphere.

14. Atmospheric radiation from Fukushima reached the west coast of the United States within a few days back in 2011.

15. At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

16. A senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute says that “30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium” are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

17. According to Tepco, a total of somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean since the Fukushima disaster first began.

18. According to a professor at Tokyo University, 3 gigabecquerels of cesium-137 are flowing into the port at Fukushima Daiichi every single day.

19. It has been estimated that up to 100 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.

20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year.

21. It is being projected that significant levels of cesium-137 will reach every corner of the Pacific Ocean by the year 2020.

22. It is being projected that the entire Pacific Ocean will soon “have cesium levels 5 to 10 times higher” than what we witnessed during the era of heavy atomic bomb testing in the Pacific many decades ago.

23. The immense amounts of nuclear radiation getting into the water in the Pacific Ocean has caused environmental activist Joe Martino to issue the following warning: Your days of eating Pacific Ocean fish are over.

24. The Iodine-131, Cesium-137 and Strontium-90 that are constantly coming from Fukushima are going to affect the health of those living the the northern hemisphere for a very, very long time.

25. According to a recent Planet Infowars report, the California coastline is being transformed into “a dead zone”.

26. A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska “for decades”.

27. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is being projected that the cleanup of Fukushima could take up to 40 years to complete.

28. Yale Professor Charles Perrow is warning that if the cleanup of Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision that humanity could be threatened “for thousands of years”.

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November 5, 2013 - Posted by | general

14 Comments »

  1. The false claims made here by a gloom and doomer have generated lively discussion on the international radiation protection professional e-mail list RADSAFE. The archives are open to the public and people can join too if they have an interest in radiation protection and are civil with their postings –
    http://health.phys.iit.edu/mailman/listinfo/radsafe/

    Comment by Roger | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  2. I note that there is not one single reference in this article. Charles Perrow is not an expert on the subject of nuclear power or radiation. He just follows the lead of Gundersen. So who is the fool who wrote this. 27 – is the only one that appears to be factual. The full cleanup of the Fukushima site will take decades. The use of “some experts” “something”, etc. hides the fact the so-called experts are activists or scientific charlatans like Chris Busby or Arnold Gundersen. Perrow is a Gundersen devotee. He just parrots Gundersen and despite his PhD and advanced academic standing adds no real personal knowledge to the discussion, just his name and connections!

    Comment by Roger | November 5, 2013 | Reply

  3. Roger,

    For whom do you work?

    What are your credentials?

    In attempting to label a person with work experience and credentials like Gunderson a ‘charlatan’ I think you appear to make yourself a shill or a fool…imho. Please respond.

    Terrence

    Comment by terrence o'neill | November 5, 2013 | Reply

    • Terrence. What are your credentials, who do you work for? Why do you accuse anyone who disagrees with your predrawn conclusions of being some sort of paid stooge. I do my own research and I found that Arnold Gundersen is not honest and that his claims about Reactor #4’s Spent Fuel Pool are totally bogus. One does not need any credentials to determine this, just the ability to read and ask questions of knowledgeable people. You might try that sometime.

      Comment by Roger | December 13, 2013 | Reply

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  8. I’m sure that ‘dead zone’ has nothing to do with the pollution Californians generate. Despite the population of wildlife receding before 2011 someone thought they were brilliant connecting it to Japanese radiation. The US tested nuclear weapons in its deserts and in the Pacific Ocean and our nuclear waste disposal site is in Nevada. I’m pretty sure the west coast will always have higher radiation than the east coast unless the east coast gets nuked.

    Comment by Ian | November 20, 2013 | Reply

  9. Ian, I hope you are not a mouthpeice for Circle W. The facts given here are very solid. I worked in the nuclear industry for 23years. A more corrupt group of money grubbers has yet to be seen. The industry hires groups of people to go online and refudiate any bad press on the nuclear front. As a souce of info. Research Westinghouse waltz mill plant. And the melt down there. Also research Forest Hills Pa.Plant for thorium and other radiation dumping under the parking lot.

    Comment by john | December 12, 2013 | Reply

    • Far from being a mouthpiece for Circle W, I have no idea what Circle even is
      I am but a humble peasant, mouthpiece only for muself

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | December 13, 2013 | Reply

  10. I am really astonished that some of these comments. First let me say something about me so y’all know i’m not in here talking smack like I know something. I was honor graduate from Ft. Bragg’s Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare School and what pushed me into taking the top spot was my ability to understand radio active dose. I wrote a thesis that proved beyond a doubt that the lingering radiation from the firecrackers we dropped on two cities in japan killed more people than the blast itself. I have followed this nuclear disaster from the onset. Additionally, I’m ground zero in California for the fallout, very near the places that the cesium and iodine readings were the highest days after the disaster. I’ll throw this in there too, even though y’all may thing I’m blowing smoke but I really don’t care. A gal I lived with years ago had a ex husband that was an onsite engineer for an NPP. He quit (which by itself is telling) for the very reason of management was constantly trying to get him to fudge the numbers, rework the math and put his signature on it to bring those levels into compliance and not force a shut down. Since the event, the hills have only turned green for a short period, the shortest I’ve ever noticed since moving to California in 1972. The hills turn green with vegetation twice a year, and usually lasts 2 to 4 weeks. The one time the hills did turn green since the accident, it was only for a couple days. Add to this the fact that I have not seen one California Poppy bloom since the event…not one, the places that would mix in the orange poppy flower against the vivid green just aren’t there. The first thing that happens in a nuclear event such as Chernobyl, Fukushima, and even at San Onfre is the lie, and then the lies to cover up the lies, every single time. Not once have we the people ever been given the truth. I just can’t get on board with anyone spouting there is nothing to worry about…..sadly, these people are grossly misinformed or don’t think that this type of event destroys DNA or causes cancer. Just one abdominal x-ray can cause premature birth and light birth weight. My only grandson was born 2 months early and only weighed just over three pounds. Throw your numbers around and change the safe levels and say there is nothing going on and we are a bunch of alarmists all you want, but I’m on the ground and am witnessing the effects right before my eyes. Low dose, sure. The body won’t react to low doses of radiation and therefore won’t defend itself, until your thyroid is packed with radio active iodine. Interestingly enough, Channel 5 in San Diego recently ran a story that interviewed pediatricians. There has been a 26% increase in hypothyroidism in just the last year. Now who’s gonna tell me I’m wacked……

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  12. this is both sad and terrifying. Americans are making the issue seem so small because its not so major here YET! this is awful and with time it will only get worse. sigh……

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