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Radiation detected 400 miles off Japanese coast

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 06:08 PM
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wow 400 miles off the coast, should start spreading further in few years. Its deff not safe to travel this days around the world. A lot of stuff happening this days.

news.yahoo.com...


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 400 miles off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, with water showing readings of up to 1,000 times more than prior levels, scientists reported Tuesday.



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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 06:45 PM
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thats nice i live in cali and we have yet to hear anything about the Radiation hitting us



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
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thats nice i live in cali and we have yet to hear anything about the Radiation hitting us


With any luck, you won't. It goes on to say:

Nies said the water's cesium-137 concentration has been so diluted that just 20 miles offshore, "if it was not seawater, you could drink it without any problems."

"This is good news," he said, adding that scientists expect levels to continue to decrease over time.

"We still don't have a full picture," Nies said, "but we can expect the situation will not become worse."



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 08:14 PM
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Cesium was especially prevalent in certain of the species:
73 per cent of mackerel tested
91 per cent of the halibut
92 per cent of the sardines
93 per cent of the tuna and eel
94 per cent of the cod and anchovies
100 per cent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish

Some of the fish were caught in Japanese coastal waters. Other catches were made hundreds of kilometres away in the open ocean.
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One of those studies found that fish and crustaceans caught in the vicinity of Fukushima in late March had 10,000 times more than so-called safe levels of radiation. The study, published last May in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, also said macroalgae had 19,000 times the safe level. Those levels were measured before the Japanese utility that runs the crippled nuclear plant dumped 11,000 tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific in April and additional leaks that have released hundreds of tonnes more. But since that early study, little research has been published on the topic.
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Continuing radiation leaks from Fukushima could be to blame, he said. Another culprit, he said, may be a phenomenon called biomagnification –the tendency for radiation concentrations to increase in species that are farther up the food chain.
Read more: www.montrealgazette.com...

Ooohhh... we are at the top of the food chain


It is not safe to eat the fish.
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