Skip to comments.Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know
Posted on 08/11/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT by Errant
Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a breach that has defied the plant operator's effort to gain control.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called the matter an urgent issue and ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up, following an admission by Tokyo Electric Power Company that water is seeping past an underground barrier it attempted to create in the soil. The head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force told Reuters the situation was an "emergency."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...
If you can't trust National Geographic, who can you trust?
So. I’m guessing the prudent thing to do is stop all that exotic Sushi crap. Maybe think more about inland farm bred salmon over the ‘wild caught’ stuff. Forget tuna, forget albacore from the pacific.. All those other Hawaii mahi mahi (sp)...I dunno...
If it don’t get hushed up, it’s gonna be one big ecological freakshow for the Greenies - or will it [what’s gonna be in it for them, now?]
How many Nuclear submarines have been sunk by accident with operating nuclear reactors.With the number of subs that have gone down I don’t see a reason to panic.
How much radiation is being emitted by those reactors is a wild guess but governments have’nt been worrying much.
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.
Considering that quite a lot of tsunami flotsam is already here, I would suspect that some of the radiation is, as well. Is our fleet catching radioactive tuna this season?
For me, it’s north Atlantic and southern hemisphere salmon. ;)
>>Maybe think more about...
One day soon, this will all approach a “there’s mercury in fish” level...
All the more reason to push for elgislation for all foods to be labeled with "Country of Origin"
I’m sure thinking that anything wild caught off the west coast will be eschewed. Good luck Seattle Fish Market....
elgislation = legislation >br>
Not enough coffee reached the fingers yet !
Russians regularly dump radio water in sands where it gets dissipated. It would be more dangerous as an aerosol like Chernobyle, imo.
If anything distribute tablets of KI .... WHICH THE FRENCH PUBLIC SOCIALIST HEALTH SYSTEM REFUSED TO DO OUT OF INTERNATIONAL DEFERENCE TO THE SOVIETS (AND PREVENTED) MAKING COUNTLESS MILLIONS SICK CUZ THEY DID NOT WANT TO GIVE CREDIT TO US’s SUPPLYING IT TO GERMANS, DESTROYING US MISSION.
... one of the many health scandal/murders of the so called french obamacare (hemophiliac aids scandal and the heat wave are two others, which refused to cooperate with US screening and refrigeration contractors.
Not all of them were operating. At least 2 were shut down, but not defueled.
I refuse to purchase any meat that isn't so labeled. The problem though, are they telling the truth. Maybe we just need to strengthen the laws concerning false advertisement. That could be done on state levels with mandatory prison sentences.
Adapt or die.
Hope you’re right, and that they find a way to contain it ASAP...
That’s a lot of nuclear material sitting on the ocean floor.
so is it safe to buy and eat canned tuna and salmon now?....I’ve got a supply, most of it from just before the tsunami in Japan, but I’ve been buying newer stuff lately....
Heck, I don’t know.. I was just thinking where I could get a very sensitive Geiger counter for a good price.
I have a canned stash, too. Most all before the troubles, but it will go out of date soon...
Correct. Anytime I see natgeo quoted as being the source, I immediately know without a doubt that it must be true. NOT! While they may have some pretty nice photos, they’re no better than the “earth island” and green peace clowns. I guess I’ll just have to keep trusting in king hussein. LOL!
Yes, but this reactor accident is dumping a lot more into the ocean. It's just diluted by water.
Read the article: it compares the amount of radioactive cesium released by the bomb over Hiroshima to the amount initially released immediately after the earthquake.
That's a big issue here in the South with lake caught fish. They recommend pregnant women to eat no more than about once per month, IIRC.
I don’t see crappies on this list.
You can build your own using an arduino board and about $150 in a detector and other parts that is equal to those costing upwards to $800, that will detect Gamma, Beta, and even Alpha rays/particles.
Turn on the Geiger counter and you will needlessly scare yourself. You will discover everything is radioactive. Radon is seeping from the ground. Your milk has measurable amounts of radioactive calcium. Even the bones if your sleeping partner are radioactive.
Russian open dumping in the Arctic
Last I heard plant and animal life were flourishing around Chernobyl.
We also have stocked striper bass and walleye in our lake, plus high bred “wiper.”
But nothing beats a mess of crappy fillets, some potato salad and cold adult beverages of your choice.
Or even worse: Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
Agree, but one might prove a critical item to have in case of serious contamination from whatever (my biggest concern - use of unconventional weapons).
Your bottle of Evian water is allowed to have 300 becquerels. That is every second, 300 neutrons decay. Yes the pool water at Fukishima exceeds this rate but no one is expected to drink it right out of the pool. It flows into the ocean where it is diluted. How many bottles of Evian would it take to fill the Pacific Ocean? By the way Fukushima is allowed to emit 22 trillion becquerels a year before exceeding safe levels. Typical green alarmism.
It's even more interesting to see it in a graphic form.
This takes a while to watch and is slow to really get POPPING, but after you watch it, you won't have the same 'view' of these isolated and rare events like Fukishima any more.
Water here in the south is too warm for northern fish, but we do have strippers in Toledo Bend caught close to 50 lbs. Not very good eating though, IMO.
Yep, each lake is different, and here, each lake has a sign with recommendations. The chart was all I could find on the subject.
And I just read about some radioactive hogs (presumably from Chernobyl) turning up in Italy, of all places.
Just a teensy bit of difference between being buried in often hundreds or thousands of fathoms of water with small reactors versus large commercial-grade reactors on the surface with debris.
It won’t poison the whole world but will do harm to locals.
Yeah, I agree that is nothing, but on the other hand you see reports where the levels are thousands of times higher. Part of the problem is the great variations and confusion. I miss the days of trusted and accurate news from the main stream media and scientific publications. It tends to make one believe the false information is being released is for a purpose.
Thanks, but my first question is what government organization made this chart? I’d like to see a clearer picture of it.
Are you talking about the mercury chart? It’s from some state DNR - not sure which. Each state is going to be different, and even each lake in a particular state will be different from others. It will give you some idea though of the seriousness, and how different types of fish have different levels of contamination - primarily based on how long they live and what they eat.
From what I read in the Japanese language press they will either be building a higher seawall (by September) and/or more effectively pumping out the contamination to a below legal standard before it reaches shore.
It all eventually seeps into the soil and remains somewhat harmless. I live in Tokyo. I know physics. I studied radioactive contamination. I’m not worried.