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However, while the Fukushima disaster still poses several very real dangers, that image doesn’t accurately depict any of them. That’s because it’s not of radiation of all: the map was created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to chart wave patterns from the March 2011 Tohoku earthquake, according to Snopes.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: AshFan
Didn't need to read the link to know. It had been posted in the original Fukushima mega thread (RIP) and, as Mianeye says, has been debunked many times.
NOAA was the agency originally responsible for the image.
originally posted by: Profusion
Radiation levels across the Pacific Ocean are rapidly returning to normal five years after a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant spewed gases and liquids into the sea, a study showed Monday.
Japan shut down dozens of reactors after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake-generated tsunami on March 11, 2011 triggered one of the largest ever dumps of nuclear material into the world’s oceans.
In the days following the quake and explosions at Fukushima, seawater meant to cool the nuclear reactors instead carried radioactive elements back into the Pacific, with currents dispersing it widely.
It's nice to have unequivocally good news concerning the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. I'm still not eating fish anymore. Bioaccumulation of radiation is happening in the Pacific Ocean regardless what the overall levels of radiation are. Since it's often impossible to know with certainty where the fish you may eat is coming from, I believe fish can no longer be consumed at all.
Bioaccumulation of radiation in an ocean is a very simple process. In the Pacific Ocean, fish are contaminated in the coastal waters off Fukushima, and they swim to other places in the Pacific Ocean. When they're eaten, bioaccumulation spreads throughout the food chain.