Originally posted by denya11
First, the gulf oil spill.
Second, Nuclear waste spill off Alaska.
Third, seafood restaurants go bankrupt due to mutant seafood.
Looks as if the USA wants to destroy marine life instead of saving what's left of it.....
Originally posted by survival
Originally posted by Doalrite
I often wonder when they speak of the "Golden Age" if they are refering to a time when people don't use electricity and don't have the need for power, Plumbing systems and water would still be availible on a smaller scale and people would have to spread out more.. the modern city would go extinct. Life would be better
The Golden age is on the precursor at the moment. We are sifting through sand moving to a pavement sheen with a distance that we have not seen in an age. Some will have no need for electricity, some will not have need for food, some will power their lives with the sun, & some will power electronics with crystals.
Originally posted by Xterrain
This is another HOLY [SNIP] moment; as there's over a five million tons of debit from Japan floating in the Pacific and the news three days ago was saying that it's looking like it might begin to make landfall on the West Coast (WA, OR, CA) late this year.
Stock up on your iodine folks, and stay away from seafood. If we hear more, I'll post.
....updating as text conversation occurs....
"The Navy got radiation readings over 3 miles from the ghost ship."
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Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
- how did one particular ship get contaminated with so much radiation?
The simple answer is - it didnt.
The tsunami, and subsequent washing of stuff out to sea, happened BEFORE any trouble at all happened at the Fukushima plant, and long before any radiation leaked from the plant, and mostly also occurred further north up the coast hundreds of miles from the power plant anyway.
From your link so i think we can agree its not radioactive and never was otehrwise the candian crew would not have treid to board and claim her as salvage rights (they needed a bigger boat) and after they failed to tow it back then the coast gaurd hit it with 25mm and various other ordinace good to know they just sunk it with 2000 gallons of diesel fuel
Officials decided to sink the ship rather than risk the chance of it running aground or endangering other vessels in the busy shipping lanes between North America and Asia. The ship had no lights or communications system, and its tank was able to carry more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Officials, however, didn't know how much fuel, if any, was aboard. "It's less risky than it would be running into shore or running into (maritime) traffic," Coast Guard spokesman Paul Webb said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency studied the problem and decided it is safer to sink the ship and let the fuel evaporate in the open water. A light sheen and minimal debris were visible as the vessel sunk, but the sheen is expected to quickly dissipate, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The ship was at Hokkaido, Japan, and destined for scrapping when a magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck the country in March 2011 triggered a tsunami. The waves dislodged the vessel and set it adrift. In total, about 5 million tons of debris was swept out to sea. The boat did not have any cargo aboard, Webb said. He said he didn't know who owned the Ryou-Un Maru, which had been traveling about 1 mph in recent days. As the Coast Guard was readying to fire on the vessel, a Canadian fishing vessel, the 62-foot Bernice C, claimed salvage rights over the ghost ship in international waters. Plans to sink it were halted so the Canadian crew could have a chance to take the stricken ship. A Canadian official with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Bernice C was unable to tow it. That delay, in part, prompted the cargo plane to return to Kodiak, Alaska, before the ship sank because the plane burned up fuel while circling the area monitoring the situation. The Canadian boat left, and once it was about 6 miles from the Japanese vessel, the Coast Guard began to fire, first with 25 mm shells, then a few hours later with ammunition twice that size.