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Update: Quakes continue near Solomon Islands, up to M6.6 — Now a dozen in last few hours (MAP)

USGS:

h/t Anne

See also: M8 quake hits Solomon Islands — Tsunami warning issued in Pacific

M8 quake hits Solomon Islands — Tsunami warning issued in Pacific

Powerful quake strikes off Solomon Islands, 9:03p ET:

[...] A tsunami watch was in effect for more places: the Marshall Islands, Howland and Baker, Pohnpei, Tokelau, Samoa, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tonga, Australia, Niue, Cook Islands, Indonesia, Wake Island, Chuuk, Jarvis Island, Guam, Northern Marianas, Palmyra Island, Yap, Johnston Island, Minamitorishima . . . → Read More: M8 quake hits Solomon Islands — Tsunami warning issued in Pacific

Kyodo: Radioactive water reached 3,200 kilometers east of Fukushima six months ago

(Subscription Only) Title: Radioactive materials reach 3,200 km east of Fukushima in Pacific Source: Kyodo Date: Sept. 19

Radioactive materials released into the sea by the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station had reached as of March this year a spot in the Pacific Ocean about 3,200 kilometers east of . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Radioactive water reached 3,200 kilometers east of Fukushima six months ago

EU: Monitor tuna and billfish for Fukushima radiation in Pacific — Yet claims eating highly contaminated fish like smoking a cigarette… Zero risk to humans

Directorate G – Veterinary and International affairs/G4 – Food, Alert system and training, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, HEALTH & CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE-GENERAL, January 3, 2012:

[...] the European Commission recommends the Member States to monitor on an at random basis for the presence of Caesium- 134 and Caesium-137 migratory pelagic fish in FAO Major Fishing Area 61 . . . → Read More: EU: Monitor tuna and billfish for Fukushima radiation in Pacific — Yet claims eating highly contaminated fish like smoking a cigarette… Zero risk to humans

RTT: Countries throughout Pacific region concerned Fukushima radiation may damage coastal zones and affect people

IAEA Project To Monitor Radioactive Substances In Pacific Ocean Region, RTT Global Financial Newswires, Dec. 13, 2011:

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is implementing a Technical Cooperation (TC) Project for countries throughout the Pacific Ocean region to monitor radioactive substances Twenty-one IAEA Member-States and three non-member States are participating in the project The . . . → Read More: RTT: Countries throughout Pacific region concerned Fukushima radiation may damage coastal zones and affect people

27 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 flowed into sea — Doesn’t include first week of crisis — 30 times what Tepco claimed

Cesium-137 flow into sea 30 times greater than stated by TEPCO: report, Kyodo, October 29, 2011:

The amount of radioactive cesium-137 that flowed into the Pacific after the start of Japan’s nuclear crisis was probably nearly 30 times the amount stated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. in May, according to a recent report by . . . → Read More: 27 quadrillion becquerels of cesium-137 flowed into sea — Doesn’t include first week of crisis — 30 times what Tepco claimed

France: 20 times more cesium was released from Fukushima into sea than TEPCO claims

Oct. 28 — “On October 27, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN, Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire) of France announced its research report in which the researchers estimated the total amount of radioactive cesium-137 leaked from Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean was 27,100 terrabecquerels from March . . . → Read More: France: 20 times more cesium was released from Fukushima into sea than TEPCO claims

French Gov’t: Fukushima to make Pacific TWICE as radioacitve as after atmospheric nuclear testing in ’60s — “Significant” releases could persist

PARIS, Oct. 27 — “This is the biggest single outflow of man-made radionuclides to the marine environment ever observed,” the Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said in a press release, reports the AFP.

The IRSN said that, for the Pacific generally, cesium levels would ultimately stabilize at “twice the concentration that prevailed during . . . → Read More: French Gov’t: Fukushima to make Pacific TWICE as radioacitve as after atmospheric nuclear testing in ’60s — “Significant” releases could persist

Japan allows triple amount of cesium in food than Chernobyl did — Over 50% of store-bought seafood samples contaminated with radiation

TOKYO, Oct. 20 — Greenpeace said 34 of 60 seafood samples bought from at least several different stores in eastern Japan had radioactive cesium-134 and -137, reports the AFP.

The group also noted that the Japanese standard for cesium in food of 500 becquerel per kilogram compares with a 150 becquerel per kilogram limit . . . → Read More: Japan allows triple amount of cesium in food than Chernobyl did — Over 50% of store-bought seafood samples contaminated with radiation

TV: “We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know” — Radioactive tsunami debris coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than predicted (VIDEO)

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HONOLULU, Oct. 18 — KITV Honolulu is reporting on the first official discovery of tsunami debris from Japan nearing Hawaii.

And the debris, possibly contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdowns, is coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than the two years researchers expected it would, according to KITV.

“We have a rough estimate of . . . → Read More: TV: “We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know” — Radioactive tsunami debris coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than predicted (VIDEO)

Tokyo Researchers: Radioactive plankton are “so heavily contaminated” — Food chain fears — Continuously carried southward from Fukushima

NHK, Oct. 15 — High concentrations of radioactive cesium have been found in plankton [...]

Researchers from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology [...] say a wide range of fish feed on animal plankton and that the contamination could accumulate in the food chain and have a more serious impact when it gets . . . → Read More: Tokyo Researchers: Radioactive plankton are “so heavily contaminated” — Food chain fears — Continuously carried southward from Fukushima

Report: NRC analysis indicated “elevated child thyroid” in Alaska, Pacific island… With only 1 of 3 reactor cores releasing radiation (PHOTO)

SOURCE: Enformable

SOURCE: Enformable

SOURCE: The NRC Knew Possibility of Elevated Thyroid Dose in Midway Island and Alaska By March 22nd – Worked to keep it away from FOIA, Enformable, October 7, 2011

From: Rogge, John Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:49 AM To: Baker, Pamela; [et al.] Subject: Tues 0730 – Commissioners . . . → Read More: Report: NRC analysis indicated “elevated child thyroid” in Alaska, Pacific island… With only 1 of 3 reactor cores releasing radiation (PHOTO)

New Scientist: “Plutonium from Fukushima was expected to rapidly disperse in the Pacific Ocean — Instead, it seems that the levels remain high”

Fukushima’s radioactive sea contamination lingers – environment, New Scientist, September 30, 2011:

Levels of radiation in the sea off the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant remain stubbornly high [...]

[M]uch of the radioactive iodine, caesium and plutonium from Fukushima was expected to rapidly disperse in the Pacific Ocean.

Instead, it seems that the levels remain high. . . . → Read More: New Scientist: “Plutonium from Fukushima was expected to rapidly disperse in the Pacific Ocean — Instead, it seems that the levels remain high”

Chernobyl expert: Fukushima is “largest delivery of radiation into the ocean ever seen” — “We still don’t know how much was released”

Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea, New York Times, September 27, 2011:[Emphasis Added]

Ken Buesseler, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who in 1986 studied the effects of the Chernobyl disaster on the Black Sea, said the Fukushima disaster appeared to be by far the largest accidental release of radioactive material . . . → Read More: Chernobyl expert: Fukushima is “largest delivery of radiation into the ocean ever seen” — “We still don’t know how much was released”

Scientists: Radioactivity in sea NOT falling off — Hypothesis says Fukushima groundwater is leaking radiation

Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea, New York Times, September 27, 2011:

[Emphasis Added]

Off the coast, the early results indicate that very large amounts of radioactive materials were released, and may still be leaking. The scientists had expected to find ocean radiation levels falling off sharply after a few months. “Rather than . . . → Read More: Scientists: Radioactivity in sea NOT falling off — Hypothesis says Fukushima groundwater is leaking radiation

‘Sobering’ Results: Ocean currents keeping radiation from being diluted — Highest cesium values not necessarily closest to Fukushima

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SOURCE: NCOM Japan

Fukushima’s Contamination Produces Some Surprises at Sea, New York Times, September 27, 2011:

[Emphasis Added]

[... R]ather than being spread through the whole ocean, currents are keeping a lot of the [radioactive] material concentrated. [...]

While [Ken Buesseler, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who in 1986 studied . . . → Read More: ‘Sobering’ Results: Ocean currents keeping radiation from being diluted — Highest cesium values not necessarily closest to Fukushima

Radioactive manganese-54, silver-110m and cobalt-60 found in seaweed sample 30km south of Fukushima

SOURCE: Greenpeace

GreenPeace Fukushima Seafood Results, September 15, 2011 . . . → Read More: Radioactive manganese-54, silver-110m and cobalt-60 found in seaweed sample 30km south of Fukushima

Kyodo: Cesium in sea likely to return to Japan in 20 to 30 years

Cesium in sea may return in 20 to 30 years, Kyodo, September 15, 2011:

Radioactive cesium that was released into the ocean from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is likely to flow back to Japan’s coast in 20 to 30 years after circulating in the northern Pacific Ocean in a clockwise pattern, researchers . . . → Read More: Kyodo: Cesium in sea likely to return to Japan in 20 to 30 years

NHK: New estimate triples amount of radioactivity released from Fukushima reactors into sea

Radioactive release into sea estimated triple, NHK, September 8, 2011:

A group of Japanese researchers [from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Kyoto University and other institutes] say that a total of 15,000 terabecquerels of radioactive substances is estimated to have been released from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. [...]

. . . → Read More: NHK: New estimate triples amount of radioactivity released from Fukushima reactors into sea

Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)

Swiss Meteorological Bureau

Bureau of Meteorology forecast the diffusion of radioactive material by the Swiss, Swiss Meteorological Bureau via atmc.jp, September 7, 2011:

SOURCE: atmc.jp

The dispersion movie shows the forecasted particle dispersion at 3 different heights: 10 meters, 500 meters and 1500 meters.

Watch videos here.

SOURCE: Swiss Meteorological . . . → Read More: Atmc.jp now posting Fukushima radiation forecast maps from Swiss Meteorological Bureau — Latest shows particles traveling across Pacific (VIDEOS)

More on “Second Fukushima” in progress for Japan and Pacific Northwest (AUDIO)

Arnold Gundersen with a Fukushima update, Helen Caldicott MD podcast, September 2, 2011:

At 25:40 in (Transcript Summary)

What I see now is a second Fukushima occurring from burning radioactive waste… Basically the radioactive gases that settled on the ground are going to be thrown into the air and waft into other places in . . . → Read More: More on “Second Fukushima” in progress for Japan and Pacific Northwest (AUDIO)

Argentum-110m detected in marine life: China researchers — All water samples contain strontium-90

Excessive Radiation Found in Sea Organisms Near Japan’s Nuke Plant, Xinhua, August 24, 2011:

Biological samples taken from waters in the Western Pacific region east of Fukushima, Japan show excessive radiation levels, said a statement from China’s State Oceanic Administration on Wednesday.

The administration suggested that government agencies intensify radiation testing of marine products . . . → Read More: Argentum-110m detected in marine life: China researchers — All water samples contain strontium-90

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