Report: Fukushima radioactive plume will continue to hit shores of U.S. and Canada for many decades — Impossible to remove molten cores for hundreds of years, if ever — Flow of contamination from plant will be virtually impossible to stop

Published: September 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm ET
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Title: Endless Fukushima catastrophe: 2020 Olympics under contamination threat
Source: RT
Author: Dr. Helen Caldicott, MD
Date: September 15, 2013

[...] Scientific estimates predict that the radioactive plume travelling east across the Pacific will likely hit the shores of Oregon, Washington State and Canada early next year. California will probably be impacted later that year. Because the ongoing flow of water from the reactor site will be virtually impossible to stop, a radioactive plume will continue to migrate across the Pacific affecting Hawaii, North America, South America and eventually Australia for many decades. [...]

As I contemplate the future at Fukushima, it seems that the escape of radiation is virtually unstoppable. The levels of radiation in buildings 1, 2 and 3 are now so high that no human can enter or get close to the molten cores. It will therefore be impossible to remove these cores for hundreds of years if ever. [...]

[...] the EPA should immediately start monitoring the fish routinely caught off the west coast and it must also, as a matter of urgency, establish many effective airborne monitors up and down the west coast and across the US continent, so that if there is another large release of radiation it will be effectively measured and the information rapidly passed on to the public. The same holds true for Canada. [...]

See also: UC Berkeley Nuclear Professor: May be impossible to get Fukushima melted fuel -- Work at site to go on for 'thousands of years' if not removed (AUDIO)

Published: September 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm ET
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33 comments to Report: Fukushima radioactive plume will continue to hit shores of U.S. and Canada for many decades — Impossible to remove molten cores for hundreds of years, if ever — Flow of contamination from plant will be virtually impossible to stop

  • The Death Of The Pacific Ocean: Fukushima Debris Soon To Hit American Shores
    Post Categories: Asia
    Yoichi Shimatsu | Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:11 Beijing
    "An unstoppable tide of radioactive trash and chemical waste from Fukushima is pushing ever closer to North America. "

    http://www.4thmedia.org/2013/09/13/the-death-of-the-pacific-ocean-fukushima-debris-soon-to-hit-american-shores/


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  • WWJD WWJD

    Quote from article: ."..as a matter of urgency, establish many effective airborne monitors up and down the west coast and across the US continent, so that if there is another large release of radiation it will be effectively measured and the information rapidly passed on to the public. The same holds true for Canada."

    http://www.NETC.com is currently the best and least expensive private network available out there to setup your monitoring station. How inexpensive? It is FREE to setup your geiger counter on NETC network and start sharing your real-time radiation readings with the world and a GMC-200 geiger counter is less than $100. Please people setup a station, we need them all over the world so we can warn the public to go inside as the higher radiation winds blow our way. If or when one of those spent fuel pools fall, your going to wish you had a monitoring station setup already for your family. Don't expect the EPA to come on TV and tell you to stay inside as different waves of radiation blow through full of alpha and beta particles ready for someone to breath them in outside! Sorry, I will get off my soapbox now… I am just upset.


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    • tnnelson tnnelson

      My younger sister lives outside of San Francisco……what can I do to help her and her kids….8 and 13…..prepair for all the radiation coming their way?
      Very concerned…..


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      • Really good question. We all think of this one. I don't have a magic answer.

        IMO -
        To help loved ones the first thing you can do is to try and help them be aware.

        I usually start the conversation by asking, "Have you heard about Fukushima?". At this point I can usually tell by their reply what their current level of understanding is.

        Some will not want to be aware. (at this time) There's nothing you can do about that. It's can be frustrating.

        *** As far as how to explain this to kids…
        I don't know that either. I would say they need to be told. Hiding things from children can make things worse as they will sense it anyway.

        It is even more important that kids understand 'mitigation' as they are the most susceptible. (and pregnant women) It's something they/we will clearly live with for the rest of their lives.

        I wish someone had advised me about FALLOUT and 'mitigation' techniques when I was a kid.


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        • tnnelson tnnelson

          Thanks…..I find this all sooooo sad….Do you think I should buy them a gieger counter? A gieger counter for her 14th birthday go figure… It seems that so many people just want to keep on watching the Kardashians….I find this even bleaker…..I have e mailed them to check out enenews…Her husband is an engineer in the medical field.


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        • Foggyworld

          Unknowingly we built our house in the kill zone of the oldest nuclear power plant in the nation. It took me several years to find out and I quickly hit the books and joined several organizations who after several years of work are in five more years going to see that plant decommissioned.

          It's not fast enough and one wonders just how carefully things will be done.

          But don't watch the Kardashian's and spend time learning. The ultimate answer is to move and so far it seems that countries below the equator may fare better. Short of that, move east of the Mississippi and pray that the waters of Fukushima do not move around the arctic and down the east coast.

          There is no rush but start right now to learn what you most likely missed in school.


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          • Mark Wonclunker

            Re moving south of the equator.

            There is a lot talked about this, and quite rightly so. I live as an expat in a tropical country and have done so for 16 years, and it really does strike me that a lot of people don't really appreciate the situation.
            e.g.
            1. Nobody has a right to a longterm visa in any other country [unless there existing special arrangements]. You are dependant on things like govt policy, goodwill, ever-changing international situations etc.
            2. Ability to work. Many countries don't want you taking locals' jobs.
            3. Obviously, language and culture. And climate.
            4. I can see a time when southern countries will restrict entry more and more, commensurate with the greater pressure to escape. Nuclear refugees will not be wanted.
            5. Just as an example, it has been said that Chile is safe. But a glance at the cross-pacific radiation transport model shows many currents going straight to the south american coast. And most people in Chile live on the coast.
            Just a sample.


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          • flatsville

            Foggyworld,

            Excellent that you joined and anti-nuke group and got active. It can take years, even a decade to close a plant. Stick with it.

            I am siting the retirement location. NPP and other toxic manufacturing facilities, seasonally prevailing winds etc…are all being thrown into the mix. We are winnowing down possible locations to about three.


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            • flatsville

              Foggyworld, FYI Re: this
              >>>Short of that, move east of the Mississippi and pray that the waters of Fukushima do not move around the arctic and down the east coast.<<<

              The EC has some of the most dangerous, aging NPPs in the US. A move to the EC to avoid FUKU could easily land you in the fallout path of another NPP. Siting a location to minimize contamination is daunting.


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  • Michael Van Broekhoven

    The rain is still radioactive too, as clearly shown in the rain and gamma ray correlation; including far away from the Pacific shores (Salt Lake City summer 2013 data in this example):

    http://allegedlyapparent.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/radioactive-rain-precipitation-radiation-utah/

    Models, predictions, and also the above linked are pretty useless to make health decisions… When are the EPA, FDA, Health Canada, etc going to start widespread rigorous soil, water and food testing?


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  • jahdesm jahdesm

    why all are talking that radioactive plume is hitting usa,canada next year it is allready there i know because alaskan salmon, one medicin company do the medicin from salmons roe and cant do it enymore because the roe is radioaktive that is a fact.


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  • weeman

    Listen to the high priestess of radiation, wise words from a very knowlegable person, you can not deny that.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Is everyone here aware that their posted comments are being preread by a moderator/prescreened and then some are actually being censored? Not sure if its enenews or an outside influence doing such things. I guess I will have to ask the millions now going by the name of Bobby.

    Ergo: Why 21st Century has left the room..


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    • mopar69 mopar69

      My take on 21st was that he/she was a bit feed up I don't know if other users were "reporting" his comments so they were moderated or it was direct moderation.
      This was, think, the last post:

      21stCentury
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.
      September 7, 2013 at 12:35 am

      I suppose this the result of a confused whiner who punched the report comment button and blurted..

      ..I have no idea who or what runs ENEnews.
      I'm just here trying to contribute&gain useful information for benefit of all.

      …this little game is getting kinda sucky, I've got better things to do.


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      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        Maybe, but he was rather an intelligent fellow and his contributions were viable/valuable to the overall problem/solution the world now faces today. Bouncing screens and lag times tells me/informs each of us that we are all being monitored very closely inside a free society where Freedom of Speech is suppose to be protected at all costs and not nudged around to specifically fit someone else's needs.

        I have had several comments censored and none of them were dangerous in any way, unless the real potentials of this event should/must be hidden from the public purposefully since we are now dealing with a very dangerous tectonic interconnected plate pivot/pressure point here on Planet Earth.

        So it is what it is and censorship has never solved any problems as far as I can see but the practice has always caused more problems over the shirt/long term.


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    • Sickputer

      OS sez…"Is everyone here aware that their posted comments are being preread by a moderator/prescreened…"

      SP: I can only speak for my own postings and I do not know nor communicate with the Enenews owner/Admin.

      I have posted several thousand postings since 2011. Never saw a post or a single word censored and I can't recall a lag of more than 10 seconds before my submission was posted for public viewing. YMMV


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    • Foggyworld

      Obewan, short of writing letters in lemon juice this is all we have. Even if they censor, some of the truth is getting through – for now.


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  • weeman

    160,000 people displaced from Fukushima and living in substandard housing or cardboard cubicles in public spaces, the millions of people that lost everything but there life's, no insurance coverage and no assistance from the government and they have the gall to pick the Olympics over the needs of the people.
    Never mind half a billion for Fukushima NP and one and a half billion just to build stadium for the Olympics.
    That along should have been enough for the Olympic committee to reject the bid, but we all know how you get the Olympics, out of control.
    Protest people of Japan, here is how passively, if you live in a odd numbered house do not pay electic bill, when they cut you off the people in even number houses will run extension cords for you.
    Next pay your bill and even numbered houses refuse to pay bill, they will never be able to keep up with the demand to turn off your electricity and then turn it on, hits them in the pocket and that is how you get there attention.


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  • musivick musivick

    If One were to take a aerial image of the Fukushima site in the InfraRed…my guess is that the China Syndrome core, now a pool of radioactive molten metals would shine like a 'star'

    the same 'star' called Wormwood in scriptures which made 1/3 of the waters of the Earth deadly to man & beast


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