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Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
reply to post by zroth
Trust me, I know well how BP treats the environment. I live on the Gulf Coast in a place we not-so-affectionately call "Toxic City" and drive by refineries of BP, Valero, Sterling Chemical and Marathon to name a few.
Originally posted by Maybeboo
When I saw the seal problem on RSOE EDIS in mid October I wondered if they would even be allowed to look at the possibility it was radiation related (as it sure sounds like it). It has been a while now - at least they are looking, but will they tell the truth?
Originally posted by SerialLurker
I blame the tsunami, not Japan. There are plenty of nuclear power plants around the world. Not all the have the misfortune of falling prey to a natural disaster.
Originally posted by GhostR1der
reply to post by wantsome
I doubt there is much left in the north pacific that isn't contaminated, let alone the entire world.
Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants on Marine Radioactivity
By July, levels of 137Cs are still more than 10 000 times higher than levels measured in 2010 in the coastal waters off Japan. Although some radionuclides are significantly elevated, dose calculations suggest minimal impact on marine biota or humans due to direct exposure in surrounding ocean waters, though considerations for biological uptake and consumption of seafood are discussed and further study is warranted.
Biologists said they believe the illness was caused by a virus. Symptoms include sometimes-bleeding lesions on the hind flippers, irritated skin around the nose and eyes and patchy hair loss on the animals' fur coats.
They said the mystery outbreak may not be limited to ringed seals. Some dead walruses at Point Hope, a village on Alaska's northwest coast, were found with similar lesions, borough biologists said.
Local hunters also reported finding skin lesions on two bearded seals, the biologists said.
Yet identification of the disease remains elusive, and it was not clear that the lesions found on the walruses were from the same disease that has afflicted the ringed seals, said Bruce Woods, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
"We're kind of in the dark at this point," he said.
Originally posted by daynight42
reply to post by andy1972
You can be more specific and pin it to certain groups who are so power-hungry they will destroy the future for the rest of tomorrow's population. It isn't all of us to the same degree. The ones who are responsible for the oil spills and nuclear waste catastrophes are those greedy higher ups. It is worth mentioning that most of us do drive or use plastic products.
But, I didn't have a dang thing to do with any decision made that resulted in those problems, and neither did you...