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Official Report: Fukushima affecting radiation levels in U.S. — Recent elevated measurements “a direct result” of 2011 nuclear disaster — “Florida is experiencing Cesium-137 deposition” — “Not unusual” to detect Fukushima fallout in citrus fruit

Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (Crystal River Unit 3 – 2014 Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report to U.S. NRC), May 5, 2015 (emphasis added):

In 2011 there were positively measured results of iodine and cesium… These measurements are a direct result of [the] Fukushima nuclear plants… The Japanese event also affected broad leaf vegetation sample . . . → Read More: Official Report: Fukushima affecting radiation levels in U.S. — Recent elevated measurements “a direct result” of 2011 nuclear disaster — “Florida is experiencing Cesium-137 deposition” — “Not unusual” to detect Fukushima fallout in citrus fruit

Fukushima fallout on vegetation in South Florida exceeded gov’t notification limit by over 1,000% — Nearly triple the highest level reported anywhere on West Coast

Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 & 2 (St. Lucie, FL) — 2011 Annual Radiological Environmental Operating Report, submitted to U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

BROADLEAF VEGETATION: Brazilian Pepper from location H59 — 10-20 miles S/SSE of reactors on south end of Hutchinson Island, [30 miles north of . . . → Read More: Fukushima fallout on vegetation in South Florida exceeded gov’t notification limit by over 1,000% — Nearly triple the highest level reported anywhere on West Coast

Emergency radiation testing used at Democrat and Republican conventions after Fukushima; Also for Obama Inauguration — Seafood, meat, vegetables, milk, water checked for nuclear waste, while top officials agree to publicly downplay crisis — 80% of milk samples by Orlando, FL had ‘significant’ Cs-137

New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center, Aug. 2012 (emphasis added): The Wadsworth Center, which has already tested milk samples in preparation for the upcoming national political conventions, has now been asked to test additional samples of other foods from the sites during the conventions. In August and September, during the conventions… labs . . . → Read More: Emergency radiation testing used at Democrat and Republican conventions after Fukushima; Also for Obama Inauguration — Seafood, meat, vegetables, milk, water checked for nuclear waste, while top officials agree to publicly downplay crisis — 80% of milk samples by Orlando, FL had ‘significant’ Cs-137

Nuclear Expert: “They must be terrified” at South Florida nuke plant; “The damn thing is grinding down” — Gundersen: “Magnitude of what’s going on at St. Lucie is off the charts”; 100 times worse than average

Tampa Bay Times, Feb. 22, 2014: Yet another Florida nuclear plant may be in trouble. [...] More than 3,700 tubes that help cool a nuclear reactor at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie facility exhibit wear. Most other similar plants have between zero and a few hundred. Worst case: A tube bursts and spews . . . → Read More: Nuclear Expert: “They must be terrified” at South Florida nuke plant; “The damn thing is grinding down” — Gundersen: “Magnitude of what’s going on at St. Lucie is off the charts”; 100 times worse than average

“Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida” — Deaths of pelicans, turtles, dolphins also increasing — “Scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse”

Wired: Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida [...] Large numbers of manatees are dying on both coasts of Florida [...] In the southwest, a persistent red tide in the Gulf of Mexico has killed nearly 200 manatees this year. [...] In the east, near Cape Canaveral on the Atlantic Ocean, manatees . . . → Read More: “Manatees Dying in Droves on Both Coasts of Florida” — Deaths of pelicans, turtles, dolphins also increasing — “Scientists fear this is the beginning of a devastating ecosystem collapse”

Photos of massive plume from fire still burning at Port of Tampa — “They just added a 3rd ladder… it’s not getting put out” — Officials: No health concerns “right now” (VIDEOS)

ABC Action News, 2:22p ET: Hillsborough Country Fire Rescue battled a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant in the Port Sutton area for much of Monday morning and into the afternoon. “It sounded like rapid gunshots going off. Then all of a sudden the flames started shooting up,” said Marcus Tenneson. Smoke . . . → Read More: Photos of massive plume from fire still burning at Port of Tampa — “They just added a 3rd ladder… it’s not getting put out” — Officials: No health concerns “right now” (VIDEOS)

Massive blaze near Port of Tampa: Explosive materials in vicinity — “Witness saw fireworks before blaze… After the fireworks ended, the fire began” (VIDEO)

Source: Tampa Tribune

WFTS, Updated at 10:28a ET: The Hillsborough Country Fire Rescue is fighting to gain control of a massive two-alarm fire at a metal recycling industrial complex [...] Firefighters say there is currently no immediate danger to the public, however, there is fuel present and they are monitoring two large diesel . . . → Read More: Massive blaze near Port of Tampa: Explosive materials in vicinity — “Witness saw fireworks before blaze… After the fireworks ended, the fire began” (VIDEO)

NPR: Florida nuclear plant shutting down “like a death in the family” (AUDIO)

Title: Taxpayers Steaming Over Florida Nuclear Plant’s Shuttering Source: NPR Author: Greg Allen Date: February 14, 2013 5:12 PM

The operator of Florida’s Crystal River nuclear plant sent shockwaves through the state when it announced recently that it was shutting down the facility for good.

When nuclear plants have closed elsewhere, locals have cheered. . . . → Read More: NPR: Florida nuclear plant shutting down “like a death in the family” (AUDIO)

AP: Florida nuclear plant will permanently close — 60 years to decontaminate and dismantle

Title: Duke Energy to close Crystal River nuclear plant Author: Associated Press Date: February 5, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.

The largest U.S. electricity company said Tuesday it will permanently close a Florida nuclear power plant after botched repairs and use $835 million from an insurance settlement to refund consumers forced to pay for higher-cost . . . → Read More: AP: Florida nuclear plant will permanently close — 60 years to decontaminate and dismantle

Isaac already causing sinkhole troubles (PHOTO)

Title: Flooded Acreage road gives way Source: Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach Author: Rachel Leigh Date: Aug 28, 2012 1:56 PM EDT

Source: FOX 29

Out in the Acreage, most of their roads are flooded and more than a foot of rain fell on the area. One road couldn’t handle all the . . . → Read More: Isaac already causing sinkhole troubles (PHOTO)

Florida had highest single day Iodine-131 concentration of any US monitoring station after Fukushima

Follow-up to: Melbourne, Florida had highest iodine-131 reading of any CTBTO monitoring station in the world from March 22-23 (CHART)

US Particulate and Xenon Measurements Made Following the Fukushima Reactor Accident http://www.batan.go.id/inge2011/file/day1/1650_mcintyre.pdf

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NASA: Odds of plutonium release over Florida is 1 in 420 for upcoming Mars Rover launch — Explosion in first 8 seconds poses greatest risk

NASA: Launch accident poses little danger, Florida Today, Nov. 12, 2011:

[...] the Nov. 25 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, “Curiosity,” also packs an element of danger associated with its potent powering mechanism, plutonium.

NASA officials place the odds of an accident resulting in the release of radioactive plutonium at 1 in . . . → Read More: NASA: Odds of plutonium release over Florida is 1 in 420 for upcoming Mars Rover launch — Explosion in first 8 seconds poses greatest risk

“High concentrations” of radiation hit US and Canada — Plume was rich in Cesium-137 and “close to the surface” from Vancouver southward — See also Hawaii, Florida (MAPS)

Note the Southeast US, Florida

SOURCE: Xenon-133 and caesium-137 releases into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, Stohl, A., Seibert, P., Wotawa, G., Arnold, D., Burkhart, J. F., Eckhardt, S., Tapia, C., Vargas, A., and Yasunari, T. J., October 20, 2011

Here are some excerpts concerning North America [Emphasis Added]:

“Already on 15 March, a first . . . → Read More: “High concentrations” of radiation hit US and Canada — Plume was rich in Cesium-137 and “close to the surface” from Vancouver southward — See also Hawaii, Florida (MAPS)

Strontium-90 in Miami-area teeth samples up to 34 times above normal — Nearby reactors released an “enormous amount of radioactivity” (VIDEOS)

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SOURCE: Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass is Emeritus Professor of Radiological Physics in the Department of Radiology, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Turkey Point reactors in Miami, FL released an enormous amount of radioactivity In some parts of Dade County we have . . . → Read More: Strontium-90 in Miami-area teeth samples up to 34 times above normal — Nearby reactors released an “enormous amount of radioactivity” (VIDEOS)

Canadian gov’t now plans to start radiation testing on fish off B.C. coast

West Coast fish to be tested for Fukushima radiation, CBC News, August 19, 2011:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency plans to start testing fish off the coast of British Columbia for the presence of radiation stemming from the Fukushima nuclear disaster [...]

Fisheries activist Alexandra Morton with the Raincoast Research Society says she supports . . . → Read More: Canadian gov’t now plans to start radiation testing on fish off B.C. coast

NRC: ‘Special inspection’ underway at nuclear plant near Miami because of cooling system failure and ‘potential generic concern’

NRC BEGINS SPECIAL INSPECTION AT TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, U.S. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Office of Public Affairs, Region II, August 16, 2011:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff began a special inspection at FPL’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant today to assess the circumstances surrounding the brief loss of the intake cooling water function . . . → Read More: NRC: ‘Special inspection’ underway at nuclear plant near Miami because of cooling system failure and ‘potential generic concern’

Melbourne, Florida had highest iodine-131 reading of any CTBTO monitoring station in the world from March 22-23 (CHART)

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Radionuclide Station 72 (USA Sud-Ost) in Melbourne, Florida is the light blue line with triangles . . . → Read More: Melbourne, Florida had highest iodine-131 reading of any CTBTO monitoring station in the world from March 22-23 (CHART)

EPA: Florida rain has third most Cs-134 and fifth most I-131 of 72 samples taken in US

Precipitation, EPA RadNet Laboratory Data, April 13, 2011 . . . → Read More: EPA: Florida rain has third most Cs-134 and fifth most I-131 of 72 samples taken in US

Radioactive iodine detected by Tampa-area nuclear plant — “Iodine travels through the air very easily”

Progress Energy: Low levels of radiation detected in U.S., WRAL, March 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm EDT

Progress Energy spokesman Drew Elliot said very sensitive equipment at the utility’s Robinson and Crystal River nuclear plants, in South Carolina and Florida, respectively, detected iodine radiation in the atmosphere, but said it did not pose a . . . → Read More: Radioactive iodine detected by Tampa-area nuclear plant — “Iodine travels through the air very easily”

SURFACE forecast shows radioactive Xenon-133 lingering over Florida, Eastern Gulf (VIDEO)

Fukushima potential releases from 0 to 100 meters above sea level March 21-25, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) . . . → Read More: SURFACE forecast shows radioactive Xenon-133 lingering over Florida, Eastern Gulf (VIDEO)

SURFACE forecast shows radioactive Xenon-133 lingering over Florida (VIDEO)

SURFACE forecast shows radioactive Xenon-133 lingering over Florida (VIDEO)

Fukushima potential releases from 0 to 100 meters above sea level March 21-25, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), March 21, 2011:

* Although xenon is not toxic, its compounds are highly toxic – CRC handbook of chemistry

 

Japan quake so powerful it reached South Florida after 30 minutes

Japan’s quake rippled through South Florida’s groundwater, Sun Sentinel, March 19, 2011:

Japan’s earthquake was so powerful that it actually sent ripples through South Florida’s underground water supply.

Groundwater gauges used by the South Florida Water Management District recorded that unusual activity about 30 minutes after the 9.0 tremor rumbled across northeastern Japan on . . . → Read More: Japan quake so powerful it reached South Florida after 30 minutes