posted on Aug, 23 2013 @ 11:22 AM
First of all, I have to point out my deep and abiding loathing for the way territories in the North American continent are identified. Its not B.C.
its British Columbia, and I am sick and tired of lazy minded journalists using these two letter identifiers. Its like people WANT to be dumber than
Right, now onto the real stuff. First of all, Fukushima's nuclear plant IS in a massive state of crisis. Tepco and the Japanese government have been
typically off hand about announcing the depth of the current crisis, however we need not rely on them for information. Fishermen who used to use the
Fukushima fishing grounds, are still having thier stocks re-routed to laboratories for extensive testing. Since the Japanese government will want
these people back earning money as soon as possible, the continued testing must mean that these laboratories are finding contamination at levels which
are dangerous to human health. Otherwise the fish would be going to market, rather than going to the lab bench.
This means that despite protestations to the contrary by Tepco and the authorities, there is a contamination of the sea occurring, and no wonder. I
have been reading up on the current situation for the past three hours on and off, and there are various parrallels between all the stories. They
centre around comments like "The situation at Fukushima cannot be contained" and "There are four hundred tonnes of water being cycled out of the
reactor every day, theres just no where to store it!", as well as," however bad you think it is, times it by a thousand".
Basically, I think the general opinion of those willing to comment at all, is that the problem is far too damned large to be contained, and the only
reason that no official will tell you that, is because they are all afraid of getting lynched.
Further more, there are reports from the USA that fifteen bluefin tuna caught in US territorial waters, were contaminated with caesium. If it is true
that contamination has reached that far out to sea, in amounts which are dangerous to human health, then first of all, I am shocked off my rocker.
There are more than seven thousand five hundred miles of open sea between Japan and the USA, and thats an awful lot of dispersal and dillution that
should be happening. For harmful levels to be found in fish that far out is pretty terrifying. But if thats true, then its not just things like
fishing we want to be worrying about. If dangerous levels of radiation have been detected in fish that far out, then I would be concerned about the
hydrological cycle, that is the movement of water between the sea, the air, and the land, causing further spread contamination. Can anyone say
radioactive thunderstorms? I love the rain, but I think even I would get a brolly out for that one!