Skip to comments.Trace Levels Of Radiation Found In Seaweed Along Southern Calif. Coast
Posted on 04/09/2012 10:40:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin
LONG BEACH (CBS) Marine life along the California coast may have trace amounts of radiation resulting from last years nuclear disaster in Japan.
KNX 1070′s Margaret Carrero reports the findings come from a new study conducted by researchers at Long Beach State.
The study published this month in the scientific journal Environmental Science and Technology details the discovery of low levels of radioactive isotopes in seaweed found along the southern Pacific Coast.
Researchers at Long Beach State believe the radioactive forms of cesium and iodine blew across the Pacific in a series of storms that doused California shortly after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that resulted in Japans nuclear disaster.
Similar levels of the isotopes were also found in seaweed near U.C. Santa Barbara and U.C. Santa Cruz.
Although the amounts found are not believed to be harmful to humans, researchers believe fish who feed on kelp could be affected, but more research is still needed to make that determination.
two watches and one lumus dial meter was enough to trigger alarms in Triton during around world submerged trip after only five or six days. That is how sensistive they are. Our film badges were replaced every month assuming the exposure we received from our twin reactors. However during this trip I worked only 20 feet from forward unit for two months under water. no detection of exposure what so ever and assusme testing device broke until we returned. All I exposure to radiation was from the sun.
so take what is posted with a ton of salt.
I’d like to see control samples taken from other places. East coast. Europe. Southern hemisphere. Get those numbers, then get back to us with the conclusion. Heck, this could be contamination from San Onofre, for all we know.
It’s interesting that background radiation is rising where before man began experimenting with fission, background readings were practically nonexistent.
They can also decipher which radiation samples are man made and where the man made materials originated, from which above ground testing or which nuclear fuels used in reactors besides military by-products ex. armor piecing rounds against tanks.
More interesting if they ran the entire array of tests for fallout including plutonium.
Since Fukushima, the US government doesn’t report their findings any longer from monitoring stations. Some universities and private citizens are trying to keep track of fallout from Fukushima.
Government scientists will allow time to pass for radionuclide(s) to decay into lesser forms then claim no direct link to nuclear fallout, as in the case of hairless seals and polar bears. Maybe even rub Rogaine on them in the meantime.
Fallout washes down to earth mainly in rain so it is hit and miss where it will show up in the food chain.
Fukushima’s (3) melted down reactors have no containment (probably never well). Even if they dumped sand and concrete on them their poisons would leech into groundwater and the ocean.
Traces of radiation? We’re all going to die . . . DIE! Doomed . . . doomed . . . Doomed, I tell you!!