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Fukushima 45 tonne radioactive leak 'reaches ocean' !!

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:44 AM
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Fukushima 45 tonne radioactive leak 'reaches ocean'

If things couldn't get any worse, now this.


Experts warn Japan faces more danger from radioactive particles in consumer food, after reports of a new toxic water leak from the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Some 45 tons of radioactive toxic water has reportedly leaked out of the shattered plant and may have found its way into the ocean during the weekend, according to David Wagner from Country Risk Solutions in Tokyo.

The nuclear station’s reactor hot zones melted down after a 11 March quake, and the tsunami which followed devastated the site altogether.

Wagner found the new leak is small compared to previous leaks: 80 per cent of all the radiation contamination occurred back in March.

There have been reports of radioactive substances being found in Japanese food in recent weeks. But the real problem according to Wagner, is that less than one per cent of the food is being tested for radioactive nuclide particles. Plus, food is only tested for Cesium-134 and Cesium-137, but not for other types of radionuclides, such as Strontium and Plutonium.

“Those are very dangerous radionuclides. Once they get into food and are absorbed with it – this could lead to bone cancer,” he says.

Japanese specialists are working to bring the nuclear fission in the destroyed reactors under control – but this is only expected by 2016. Later this month, Japan may declare the reactors in “cold shutdown”, meaning water used to cool the fuel rods would stay under boiling point. This is considered an important milestone in stabilizing the plant.

“That remains to be seen. But it is clear that they feel they’ve got it under control. But there is always a threat there could be another earthquake – and that is something most people do not talk about. It is possible,” David Wagner said.

The Fukushima catastrophe split global trends on nuclear energy, with some countries ceasing to pursue atomic power. One of these is Japan, where up to 80 per cent of all reactors are currently offline.


rt.com...

So it's really nothing we don't already know, I mean the radioactive water had to go somewhere right. I believe that we are only hearing what they want us to hear and not the whole truth.

Guess only time will tell.
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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:54 AM
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The whole thing is such a disaster!
I guess its time to really think about the food we eat from the ocean....

Time to give up my sushi? God knows I have been craving some for days now.
But it makes you really wonder, what will eating radioactive fish do to you!!!



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by Starwise
The whole thing is such a disaster!
I guess its time to really think about the food we eat from the ocean....

Time to give up my sushi? God knows I have been craving some for days now.
But it makes you really wonder, what will eating radioactive fish do to you!!!


If only we would turn into Superman & Wonderwoman.....



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:01 AM
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Sadly this will affect the exports on Japanese goods, sorry to say but I will avoid anything from Japan that is edible.

But that is my personal choice, the same way that I avoid anything that comes from the Mexican gulf that is also edible since the oil spill.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Sadly this will affect the exports on Japanese goods, sorry to say but I will avoid anything from Japan that is edible.

But that is my personal choice, the same way that I avoid anything that comes from the Mexican gulf that is also edible since the oil spill.



It's getting to the point where anything from the ocean is unsafe to consume. I love seafood especially sushi and it's pains me to know that one day it will be deadly to eat.

What's scary is that Japan isn't letting on how bad this really is, they are just playing it off....the best way they can.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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I eat sushi also, but you still can make it yourself at home and make sure that the fish is safe, been an organic eater whenever possible, I also used to seek Japanese items for healthy reasons, now is hard to find substitutions to many of those Items.

Growing up in an Island in the Caribbean sea food is a very important part of our diet, but when you live in areas where fresh sea food is no available you have to rely on frozen items at the store, choices are very limited this days.

Specially if you want to avoid contaminated food even when the FDA still allow the sell of sea food coming from contaminated areas as safe.

Is all about profits safety is not an issue, only a personal choice.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Sadly this will affect the exports on Japanese goods, sorry to say but I will avoid anything from Japan that is edible.

But that is my personal choice, the same way that I avoid anything that comes from the Mexican gulf that is also edible since the oil spill.



What's even sadder is the major Gulf Stream current that brings this direct to North America on a super freeway system in the Ocean. The west coast is more contaminated here, than other parts of Japan are. As if we are adjacent to Fukushima.

I've been ordering things from Australia recently.
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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:58 AM
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I spent this entire past summer arguing with my husband
over produce from califormia.I won't intentionally buy any
from there because of this disaster.The stores were having
great deals on strawberries...all from california.I kept my
mind set and my foot down,nothing from california!

What is really shocking was how soon people forget.I
reminded a worker at Sam's club, who was pushing some
fruit,about the reactor disaster from japan.Do you really want
to eat possibly radioactive food?



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:59 AM
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Interesting, I can only imagine how the west coast of the US could be affected by the fukoshima contamination, I would avoid sea food in the west at all cost.

So sad that our own government seems necessary to lie about food safety over profits, I guess profits are no expendable like we humans are.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Unity_99
 

Interesting, I can only imagine how the west coast of the US could be affected by the fukushima contamination, I would avoid sea food in the west at all cost.

So sad that our own government seems necessary to lie about food safety over profits, I guess profits are not expendable like we humans are.


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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:59 PM
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all i know is i know people living in japan right now, according to them nobody has fallen ill aside from the dirty infested tsunami water. nobody is dead, and all of us who live here on the west coast haven't been affected.

stop drinking the kool-aid



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Sadly is the long term effects of radiation, from water, food and the environment is the one that will be the most dangerous, those that die during the first radiation exposure are the lucky ones.



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 08:29 PM
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This is what happens when government is too big!

If you don't like it, don't use the ocean!



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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Funny Tepco has a different response...www.japantimes.co.jp...



posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:53 AM
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Give it time. It isn't alcohol. It takes months, years sometimes. If as many people died as you are hoping for, we would be royal straight flush screwed. As it is, in my opinion, we are just royally screwed. When Japanese start dying we will be quite irradiated.
God bless.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Here's the situation recap and the update from RSOE. Quite a difference in safety recommendations between agencies here, the update is focasing on recommendations based on 150 liters leaked, the original report on the potential 45 tons of water. I think it's safe to say that multiple incidents of small quantity leaks will add together into a much bigger concern, and that much more water is going to reach the ocean through seepage than run-off flows. There's likely ongoing updates.


As much as 45 tons of radioactive water leaked from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear station over the weekend and some may have reached the sea, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The leakage shows the company known as Tepco is still struggling to control the disaster nine months after an earthquake and tsunami wrecked the plant. The water contained 1.8 millisieverts per hour of gamma radiation and 110 millisieverts of beta radiation, Tepco said in an e-mailed statement Saturday. "The source of the beta radiation in the water is likely to include strontium 90, which if absorbed in the body through eating tainted seaweed or fish, accumulates in bone and can cause cancer," said Tetsuo Ito, the head of Kinki University's Atomic Energy Research Institute. Since the March 11 disaster, the utility has reported several leaks of radiated water into the sea, though its estimates of their size has been disputed. In October, a French nuclear research institute said the Fukushima plant was responsible for the biggest discharge of radioactive material into the ocean in history. Tepco is still checking whether the water reached the sea, spokeswoman Chie Hosoda said by phone today. The water leaked from a desalination unit and through a cracked concrete wall into a gutter that drains into the Pacific Ocean, she said. Radiated water has now been pumped out of the building where it was leaking from. The study by the French government-funded Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety said radioactive cesium that flowed into the sea from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant was 20 times the amount estimated by Tepco. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation can cause leukemia and other forms of cancer, according to the World Nuclear Association.


hisz.rsoe.hu...
Dec 5th / 2011


Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that around 150 liters of water containing strontium and other radioactive substances has flowed into the Pacific from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Tepco said the amount of radioactive substances is estimated at around 26 billion becquerels. The impact will be "negligible" even if people continue to eat marine products from the area, the utility said. The water leaked from a water processing facility after undergoing a process to remove radioactive cesium. The facility, however, is not capable of removing strontium, which tends to accumulate in bones and is feared to cause bone cancer and leukemia. The seawater near the plant has already been contaminated not only by massive radioactive fallout since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami triggered the nuclear crisis, but also by accidental releases of polluted water. In the latest case, Tepco found Sunday that around 45 tons of water had accumulated inside a building housing part of the water processing facility and some of it was seeping through a concrete crack to a nearby gutter, which leads to the sea about 500 meters away. According to a Tepco press release, the water contained radioactive materials including about 11 billion becquerels of strontium-89, 15 billion becquerels of strontium-90 and 4.4 million becquerels of cesium-137. The water processing facility is essential to maintain the water-based cooling of reactors 1, 2 and 3, which lost their key cooling functions in the March disaster. The water used to cool the reactors contains massive amounts of radioactive substances and is channeled to the water treatment facility so it can be recycled as a coolant. Tepco said the latest incident has not affected the injection of water into the reactors.


hisz.rsoe.hu...
Dec 7th/2011



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:03 PM
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What's even sadder is the major Gulf Stream current....


The Gulf Stream is in the Atlantic Ocean. Japan is no where near the Atlantic.

The Gulf Stream


Today, it is understood that the waters feeding into the Gulf Stream begin flowing off the west coast of Northern Africa. There, the Atlantic North Equatorial Current flows from that continent across the Atlantic Ocean. Once the current reaches eastern South America, it splits into two currents, one of which is the Antilles Current. These currents are then funneled through the islands of the Caribbean and through the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba.



Maybe the "Kuroshio" current is more apt?? But, even in this article, they seem to have their directions mixed up:


Oceanographers know that the Kuroshio current sweeps west from Japan to the Central Pacific and then toward the U.S. West Coast, but they’re less certain how it behaves after it branches toward Alaska and California.


Forbes.com

I highlighted their dyslexic mistake. Last time I checked, you have to go East from Japan, to reach North America.

Maybe this is why so much confusion exists? Fact-checking is paramount, nowadays.







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