‘Extensive’ plume of Fukushima radiation almost due north of Honolulu in May 2013; Cesium of 8 Bq/m³ found — Japan Musicians: Very important for Hawaii to do tests; “The world should know what’s going on in the Pacific” (VIDEO)

Published: February 8th, 2014 at 4:10 pm ET
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (CMER):

Date: May 14, 2013; Location: 30.0, -160.59 (600 miles north of Honolulu, HI)

  • Depth: 45.75 [meters?]
    Cs137: 4.6 ± 0.1Bq/m³; Cs134: 2.7 ± 0.2Bq/m³
  • Depth: 165 [meters?]
    Cs137: 4.9 ± 0.1 Bq/m³; Cs134: 3.1 ± 0.2 Bq/m³
  • No surface measurement published

Buesseler, et al., March 2013: 134Cs and 137Cs levels between Japan and the Hawaiian Islands […] The persistence of similar 134Cs activities in the same area detected 12 months apart may be an indication […] releases from F1-NPP into the ocean continued over a longer period of time creating an extensive plume of radiation that continued moving through the study site for over 15 months.

Hawaii Public Television Channel 54 ‘Big Island Video News’, Feb. 6, 2014: The Japanese Folk music of Yumi Kikuchi and Gen Morita was one of the highlights of the 21st annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Festival. […]

Yumi Kikuchi, musician: […] After we moved here we started ‘Fukushima Kids Hawaiiinviting children from Fukushima to Hawaii so that they can get a wonderful time here to be able to play outside. […] There’s a bill in this legislation in Hawaii congress to monitor the radiation in the food and water and soil. It is very important so that our community and the children can stay healthy. We should know the accurate information everybody in the world should know what’s going on in the Pacific, and also to the rest of the world. Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific and it’s very important for us to know the accurate information […] I want all the ‘keiki’ [Hawaiian for kids] to be healthy and happy. That’s why I’m playing today.

Watch Kikuchi speak during a recent performance here

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