Sickened Alaska seals concentrated where Fukushima radioactive plume made landfall after 3/11 (MAPS)

Published: September 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm ET
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Compare the two maps below, paying special attention to Alaska’s West Coast

Map of Marine Life Deaths:

Map from a study appearing in the upcoming edition of the journal Science of the Total Environment (Note the blue line):

Published: September 19th, 2012 at 3:17 pm ET
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28 comments to Sickened Alaska seals concentrated where Fukushima radioactive plume made landfall after 3/11 (MAPS)

  • TheWorldIsFüküd

    wow great follow up and connection of the dots.

    kudos ENENEWS.

    now… can we get the results of the analysis for radioactive substances?

    were these results ever made public?


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  • It's like a bomb went off and this shows the primary path of collateral damage to wildlife. :(

    So the next couple of thoughts for me would be…

    1. What really IS the damage to humans?
    2. Why should innocent life suffer needlessly?
    3. How many more of these 'paths of death' can we sustain?

    More environmental radioactive contamination destruction of life is imminent. We know this fact.

    It IS happening and it will continue with the increased risk of becoming unimaginably worse at any moment. We know this fact also.
    (a high probability)

    Don't wait until YOU are too sick to speak up.
    Break the SILENCE NOW!


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      WChasAha

      I am sickened over the needless tragedy of the seals; however, you mustn't imagine that people do not speak up. Many, many of us are speaking up every day even though it does not seem to have much effect so far.


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      • I know many here do speak up. That is a very good thing. I am very thankful for that.

        However, based on an 'unofficial' poll I took here several weeks ago it was unanimously agreed that less than 10% of the people in the USA have any idea of what's really going on at Fukushima. That is sad.

        That's after 3 MELTDOWNS, ongoing radioactive contamination of all environments with no end in sight.

        Something tells me the nuclear 'propaganda' machine and lack of information media feed is working better than anyone ever could have imagined. (even with an internet) A worldwide event of this magnitude and nobody really knows. That's just beyond amazing to me!

        So my thought is this:
        There's one thing the nuclear machine cannot stop and that is information that is spread by word of mouth.

        Before the days of twitter and facebook, even before the days of TV and radio, people actually came face to face and looked at each other and spoke with a tone that made communication real. I feel that is what we are lacking. Eye to eye, word of mouth communication. Sooner or later the numbers will double and then double again. I always tell others, "Spread the word of this, our futures may depend on it. Literally!".

        Paul Revere was a hero not a fear monger. :)


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          spiffy avatar ChasAha!

          Two words in response to your valued suggestion: BUMPER STICKER!!!

          I'm think'n the ENENEWS logo-graphic, URL and a catchy tagline. Big ones for vehicles and small ones for everywhere else. If admin green-lights the idea, I'll design the graphic (I once worked in the promotions/advertisement industry) and forward the production file to them. People can help fund this site by buying them. It's a thought and I'd be proud to do this…


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  • alpha-tracker

    Brilliant map comparison! Just like the kelp off California amassed iodine-131 from tainted run-off rainwater across the state related to 'South Branch' airborne plumes, these poor arctic marine animals were swimming in run-off from the even-worse airborne plumes in that 'North Branch' which was actually rarely depicted by EPA's RADNET detector in Fairbanks: http://nuclearcrimes.org/fairbanks-gamma.jpg . The spikes I believe are related to radioactive tellurium in the air.


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  • jec jec

    So far no sign of the "couple weeks needed for test" results for radioactive contamination. The University of Alaska is the testing site.


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    I found it interesting that CNN reported on Tuna contamination and thought it would be cesium but no due to high concentrations of mercury. Things that make ya go hmmm


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  • lam335 lam335

    This cesium deposition map illustrates the point even more clearly:

    http://cerea.enpc.fr/fr/fukushima.html


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      thanks for putting this link-up lam335. I remember watching it way-back-when last year. Seems they've plugged-in more data.

      You need to scroll-down towards the bottom of the page to watch the animated portion of this model. You need to watch it for a half-hour or more to get a true sense of the horror that's been unleashed on us all.

      BTW. The composite data for Chernobyl illustrates that it was far worse than we were led-on to believe. Europe is basically a no-mans-land. You'd have thought that nightmare would've been enough to drive a stake through the heart of nuclear power's use on the planet. Apparently, there must've been a game on…


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Pro-Nuclear Nitwit Numbskull Rich Guy Shills, Bill Gates, Obama, Romney et al

    What a country?

    peace …


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  • Sickputer

    "less than 10% of the people in the USA have any idea of what's really going on at Fukushima. That is sad."

    SP: Probably less than 1% knew Chernobyl was a game-changing event for Europe and the nuclear industry as a whole.

    Bankers paid attention…how many nuclear plants were built in America after Chernobyl? Zero.

    The last plant to come online was Watts Bar in Tennessee between the cities of Chattanooga and Knoxville. It came online in 1996 after 23 years of construction.

    A sister unit at Watts Bar has been under construction for 40 years and has been delayed by cost overruns and cannibalized numerous times to make repairs at other TVA plants. It was supposed to open in the next thirty days, but now new cost overruns and delays that opening date to 2015. By the time of ribboncutting the original main structure will be many decades old. How that would hold up to the nuclear radiation (known to create brittle concrete) is unknown.

    "The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's estimate of the risk each year of an earthquake intense enough to cause core damage to the reactor at Watts Bar was 1 in 27,778, according to an NRC study published in August 2010".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_Bar_Nuclear_Generating_Station

    SP: Much better odds than the lottery for a meltdown. I wonder how much spent fuel Unit 1 has piled up after 16 years of operation? A lot I am sure.


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    • richard richard

      under construction for 23 and 40 years.. You just gotta know something's not good if it takes that long to build. Nothing else takes that, unless it's a pyramid or an atom collider.

      Then of course, just tag on a zero for approximate deconstructrion times.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Are the shown "air mass branches" the same as ocean currents?
    I wonder…


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    • HoTaters

      You can find info. on the "great conveyor belt" and see if you can superimpose the images of the ocean currents on top of jet stream data. You might have to make a couple of transparencies by hand if you can't do it with a computer.

      Good question. I'd say, "no" off the top of my head, but that is a very, very good question.

      Here's a partial answer (or something to think about): air masses may be less impeded by travel over sea and land masses than are masses of water moving through the seas (in the ocean currents). If one looks at maps of oceanic currents, one notes they tend to change direction when they come into contact with land masses.

      Yes, very good question. Both are strongly interrelated; there's no doubt of that. Where convection takes place (in the air over the oceans) and moisture gets drawn upward is significant, in terms of transport through the air. That is, if there is significant contamination in certain parts of oceanic currents, it would be important to see what's being taken up and re-deposited along with precipitation. Or what's making up there and being carried along? And how does airborne radiation get deposited in the oceans? Where does it go? What's all that stuff we put up there from the 1950's onward doing? Where's it going? Where's it being deposited in the oceans?


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      • HoTaters

        Wish I knew more about environmental science and G.I.S. Is anyone out there a seasoned G.I.S. user? If so, it might not be too difficult to do this kind of modeling. It's likely it has already been modeled. We'd just need to find out who has done the modeling. What you're asking about, B&B, has to be published somewhere.

        There was some discussion of "the great conveyor belt" awhile back, here. Maybe do a check of the archives by doing a browser. Poss. search terms could be something like, "radiation great conveyor belt Enenews" or something like that. I posted a couple of links for the world oceanic currents, but I'm clueless as to which article those might have gone with …. There was also discussion of "anti-cyclonic" air flow in the Pacific, and down into the Southern Hemisphere, at the same time. I'm thinking the discussion had something to do with high radiation readings in Australia. It might have been between August, 2011, and February, 2012. I hope this helps. ('Should probably start archiving my own comments so I can retrace the steps of my research later on & can help w. bringing links).

        Cheers, B&B, from HT.


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  • Does anyone have any info about the progress of the action filed by Alaskan airlines employees? They were suffering from a lot of health problems similar to that of the seals.


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  • HoTaters

    I'm really not at all surprised to hear about this. Who initiated the original research? Was that U. of Alaska?


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  • jec jec

    Time to dust off this thread as sick baby sea lions are dying in California..Significant increase in January…wonder if the U of Alaska EVER FINISHED its study of radiation disease in sick sealife. A lack of information probably means its radiation caused and no one wants to let the news out..otherwise they would rush out with the ITS NOT RADIATION. Since bacteria, and virus has been ruled out..and toxic studies are not showing anything I guess..what is left? Fukushima disease..with love from Japan.


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