CBS: Those Fukushima reactors are still releasing radioactive material into ocean -Expert (VIDEO)

Published: March 17th, 2013 at 3:41 am ET


Title: Japan fishing crippled 2 years after tsunami
Source: CBS News
Reporter: Lucy Craft
Date: March 16, 2013

Transcript Excerpts

Lucy Craft, Reporter: […] This fishing boat is only 12 miles south of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. They’re out catching fish just as they did before the accident, but only a fraction of their usual catch. None of this will be allowed to go on sale — it’s only for testing purposes. Some fish still show high levels of radioactive cesium. Of the coastal fish tested, the government finds roughly 10 percent are safe to eat. […]

Ken Buessler, marine chemist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: Those reactors — either by the cooling water that’s still being put on there that’s leaking out, or the contamination of the site — are still releasing cesium to the ocean. […]

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Published: March 17th, 2013 at 3:41 am ET


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10 comments to CBS: Those Fukushima reactors are still releasing radioactive material into ocean -Expert (VIDEO)

  • yogda yogda

    " Some fish still show high levels of radioactive cesium. Of the coastal fish tested, the government finds roughly 10 percent are safe to eat."


    All fish caught are radioactive.

    • Alternate translation:

      🙁 90% are highly contaminated and cannot be eaten!

      The outrageous, insidious, insane risks and damage done because of Nuclear Power seems clear to me.

  • SmokinSess SmokinSess

    still.. here we go again. if they couldn't contain the reactors (funny how they "still" call those ashtrays reactors) of course it's still leaking into the pacific. and it's still< not the end. 5 to 10 years every sea lake river will be contaminated. had a walk in the woods (germany, Europe) yesterday. many bushes and trees were red and pines did loose their bark. the last 2 years the environment changed drasticly. people *still* not getting it that this is an extinction level event.

    • You might want to explain it to WHO. They don't seem to get it yet either. Or, they DO get it, that's why they're continually trying to hide it:

      Agence France-Presse..March 11, 2013 19:00
      Activists fault WHO report on Fukushima radiation

      No wonder Helen Caldicott is fuming mad at them.

      "Activist physicians on Monday accused the World Health Organization of downplaying the health impact of nuclear fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

      In a New York symposium marking the two-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown in Japan, the physicians took issue with WHO's conclusion in a recent report that it did not expect a significant surge in cancer in Japan or elsewhere due to radiation leaks."

    • We Not They Finally

      If it's affecting Europe that badly, that's extra bad news. They're not on the Pacific Ocean, and the ocean and wind currents from Japan supposedly go mostly West, to the U.S. Maybe it is just because they are physically closer in terms of mileage?

      • NoNukes NoNukes

        The Northern Hemisphere ends up with remarkably similar amounts of radiation, the Southern Hemisphere gets at least 25% less, and the equator less than that according to some studies.

        Recommended reading on trees:

        "Preliminary thoughts on the global tree die-off.
        Posted on November 10, 2012

        – Pine tree and palm tree damage extends around the planet. Pines are the most radiation-sensitive tree species. You might not know that palm trees grow in areas of Canada and Great Britain. This damage seems to be by something diffused around the globe.

        – I want to focus first on deciduous plant damage. If you look hard enough, you can find it anywhere. But the worst anywhere is in Anne Arundel county, Maryland. That’s where I live!

        – I am starting with the damage in 2012, because this is the most extensive, but this has been going on for some time.

        – There are three main areas of damage (not excluding anywhere else though):
        1. Louisiana and the immediate Gulf coast.
        2. An arc starting around the Great Smoky mountains of Tennessee, moving northeastward along the east coast, through the east coast of Canada, crossing the Atlantic to Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, and south through western France & Portugal, and east to Denmark and Germany.
        3. Northern Japan, Korea, northeasternmost China, and far eastern Russia…

        • NoNukes NoNukes


          These fungus species are known as radiotrophic fungi. They use the pigment melanin to convert gamma and beta radiation into chemical energy for growth.


          In the original paper, the researchers Dadachova et al showed that ionizing radiation changes the electronic properties of melanin, and enhances the growth of melanized fungi. So any fungus species that contain melanin have their growth spurred in the presence of ionizing radiation. These are not mutant fungi, they are ordinary fungus species found everywhere in the environment. Some of them are common molds that grow in your basement or bathroom….

          In this paper, Dadachova and Casadevall discuss the radiation tolerance of fungi, and its role as an adaptation mechanism. There is evidence of widespread prevalence of melanized fungi in the early days of Earth, when radiation was at a much higher level than it is today."

  • eatliesndie eatliesndie

    still releasing into the ocean? how about still releaing into the atmosphere also? Those smouldering ashtrays are still totally out of control and poisoning all of creation. NOT JUST THE FISH!

  • TheBowRiver TheBowRiver

    Hi everyone

    I asked the question in a previous blog post and I hope all of you caught the significance.

    Does anyone know for certain if Iodine 131 (I-131) is being monitored and/or measured?

    This synthetic element along with Cesium 137 and Strontium 90 are not found in nature.

    They are initial fission fragments from Uranium 235 and or Plutonium 239. They are not part of any decay chain but are part of the huge energy release from the nucleus of U 235 or Pu 239.

    Iodine 131, which has an 8 day half life, is the clearest indicator of fission still taking place.

    I have been looking and found 1 item where the Chinese detected it in several areas on the windward coast facing Japan February 24, 2013.

    Why is this important? Well maybe Dr Chris Busby, Dr Helen Caldicott, Gordon Edwards, Arnie Gundersen and others could explain fully and better than me.

    That being said, the presence of I-131 means the 2000 plus degree C furnace is still cooking and spewing lethal amounts of fission fragments like mentioned above.

    Please note that these are not decay chain radionuclides which are terrible enough.

  • jsok123

    Sabotage. No one is this inept certainly not the Japanese.