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Cesium Contamination Must Be Removed From the Seafloor, Or Else It Will...

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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"Because the [cesium] contamination is staying on the sea floor, the situation is going to continue for a long time. Unless it is removed, it will climb up the food chain," so says Sellchi Takechi, Chief, Fukushima Analysis Center. (Go to elapse time of 1:29 of Youtube video: Fukushima guilty of world's worst sea contamination.)

Just prior to Mr. Takechi's statement in the brief Al Jazeera news clip, the commentator says: "Some [fish] are registering cesium levels of up to 15,000 becquerels, thirty times the government limit. And scientists say fish species and other marine life that spend their time closer to the ocean floor are showing even higher concentrated levels, suggesting that contamination is seeping into the seabed."

Cesium with an atomic number of 55 should be a pretty heavy metallic molecule, so while the video indicates that much cesium settled to the seafloor, it seems that sea currents higher up have not diluted the cesium contamination as originally presumed. This raises the issues that were brought up earlier in the ATS posting at Which Is Safer: Dumping a Barrel of Plutonium into the Ocean or Dumping A Single Molecule of it?

Well, it seems that dumping tens of thousands of barrels of nuclear waste into the Pacific, Atlantic and Artic Oceans wasn't such a great idea.

P.M.




posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How does one go about mopping up cesium from the seafloor?



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:52 PM
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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: theworldisnotenough
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How does one go about mopping up cesium from the seafloor?



There are certain clays you can put in water and even eat. Things like Zeolite. They absorb heavy elements due to their microscopic pore structure and negative charge.
You would need to drop down thousands of tunnel shaped tubes onto the seabed, leave them for a while and then collect them. Much like crab fishing.



posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: theworldisnotenough
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How does one go about mopping up cesium from the seafloor?



I'm not sure we even have the technological capability to do that.
Fukushima really ****ed things up.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell

originally posted by: theworldisnotenough
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How does one go about mopping up cesium from the seafloor?



There are certain clays you can put in water and even eat. Things like Zeolite. They absorb heavy elements due to their microscopic pore structure and negative charge.
You would need to drop down thousands of tunnel shaped tubes onto the seabed, leave them for a while and then collect them. Much like crab fishing.



According to the CEO of NIPPON Poly-Glu Co., Ltd., a company that processes contaminated water, there is a solution to purifying water whose main purifying components are a calcium compound and polyglutamic acid from fermented soy (natto).

When zeolite, activated charcoal and iron are added to the equation, then you have a purifying agent to remove radionuclides from water.

See Youtube video, Fukushima: Clean Water Solution?

However, water must be filtered to remove contaminants that become solidified, or, alternatively, when iron is added, magnetism must be used.

Imagine having to spread all of the decontaminating agents all over the floor of the Pacific Ocean and then filtering the entire ocean, or going around with electromagnets picking up contaminants here and there and here and there... and on and on, almost to infinity.

Also, the aforementioned purification, when tested by a university professor, was found to be only 80 percent effective on iodine, but it may be too effective at removing components of ocean water that are not considered to be contaminants. This "solution," if it is ever intended to remove cesium from the ocean, needs work.

Well, let's hope that Nikola Tesla actually had the technology to shatter the isotopes in Marie Curie's gut. (See: Supposedly, Tesla Had Technology to Shatter Radioactive Isotopes in Marie Curie's Gut)

P.M.
edit on 29-8-2014 by theworldisnotenough because: Corrected spelling and added missing word.



posted on Aug, 29 2014 @ 02:11 PM
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And nothing will be done because we have to go catch terrorist ____________________________________ and steal resources from the nation of __________________________________________ and blame ____________________________ because he refused to do the bidding of the evil _________________________________ in the name of democracy and freedom while the people of the country of _____________________________________________ go into a hyperdepression because the corporations bribed their politicians so they could ________________________________________________ into their own waters and other waters with plausible deniability.

Another warning goes unheeded. Waiting until the Fukushima fire hits and melts the mantle which will split continents AGAIN. Not a matter of if, but when.



posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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originally posted by: trollz

originally posted by: theworldisnotenough
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

How does one go about mopping up cesium from the seafloor?



I'm not sure we even have the technological capability to do that.
Fukushima really ****ed things up.


The first step in "mopping up" Fukushima would be turning off the 100,000 gallon a day fountain of radioactive water flowing into the Pacific ocean.

If they can't to that, the chances of them being capable of collecting caesium from the ocean floor are nil to impossible.

And if they can't shut down the runaway melt-throughs there is absolutely NO POINT in cleaning the ocean floor.



posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 09:42 AM
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They are bound to put on a half hearted effort in order to be seen doing something, but once TEPCO goes bankrupt from all this, the buck will get passed until people forget. At that point it's no longer TEPCO's problem and everyone else will also deny responsibility, so nothing will ever get done to properly address the meltdown and on going contamination.

I can't help but think that one day someone is going to turn a buck on this somehow.

Maybe they can make money by having a Fukashima theme park.



posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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What ever money is saved by have Nuke plants is obviously being eaten up by having to clean this mess up. I saw some news the other day where some lady Leslie Dewan invented a new nuke plant that actually uses nuke waste. We should halt all current nuke building and change over to her design.


I think this is the Tech the lady invented here in this post.

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posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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Amazing. A new chapter on this whole deal. Money was the enemy and is the destroyer now.
I sure hope the earth knows how or what to do with this man made disaster. Nuke power waste that is, not saying we triggered the EQ.
From the area were the plant was built to the underground water stream right under the plant to the outside storage tanks that just keep piling up. Now this.

(Tin foil hat on) Is it also messing around with underwater volcanoes and weather patterns? That would be the cherry of all this.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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you don't. there's no real solution.... the damage is done.



posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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originally posted by: pasiphae
a reply to: theworldisnotenough

you don't. there's no real solution.... the damage is done.


No, we don't have any idea how to "mop up" caesium from the sea floor but the damage is FAR from "done".

Every day it gets worse.

No one has any idea how to stop the ongoing chain reactions at Fukushima #1, forget about detoxifying the ocean.



posted on Sep, 1 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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The only possibility I can think of is to suck up the bottom of the sea floor and decontaminate it - they have rigs that suck up loads of sea bottom in search of diamonds, they could probably do the same for this - except for the slight problem of not having any means to decontaminate 'anything'.

Monumental fail in all regards - this Fukushima is a crime against all life of epic proportions. I hold no hope any clean-up of any significance from any part of it will happen in our lifetime(s).




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