Gov’t Report: Plutonium at 1,000,000 Bq/m3 was detected in ocean off Fukushima — “Contaminated waters will be transported rapidly to east” across Pacific — This is “the most important direct liquid release of artificial radioactivity into sea ever known” — Scientists: “Remember, its not just cesium that’s released”

Published: March 27th, 2015 at 12:37 pm ET
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Comparison between modelling and measurement of marine dispersion, environmental half-time and 137Cs inventories after the Fukushima Daiichi accident, Pascal Bailly du Bois (IRSN), Pierre Garreau (IFREMER), Philippe Laguionie (IRSN), Irène Korsakissok (IRSN), 2014: Contamination of the marine environment following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) represents the most important influx of artificial radioactivity released into the sea ever recorded… The direct liquid releases from FDNPP represent the largest influx of artificial radioactivity into the sea ever occurring over a short period of time on a small spatial scale… Although controlled releases of liquid effluent from the Sellafield reprocessing plant can be compared in terms of total quantities, they have occurred over several years (1970-1980) instead of days, weeks and months as in the case of the FDNPP accident… [W]hatever the detailed current direction at the time of the accident is, water mass fluxes were governed by the generally strong Kuroshio and Oyashio currents that are stable at this scale… Contaminated waters will be transported rapidly to the east… Contamination of the marine environment following the accident at the FDNPP represents the most important direct liquid release of artificial radioactivity into the sea ever known…

Supplementary material for study: Database of seawater measurements (.xls spreadsheet)

Ken Buesseler (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) and Mitsuo Uematsu (Univ. of Tokyo) (pdf): Remember, its not just cesium isotopes that were released… What about plutonium?… Surface ocean in June 2011 see slightly elevated Pu – from direct discharge?

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Published: March 27th, 2015 at 12:37 pm ET
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152 comments to Gov’t Report: Plutonium at 1,000,000 Bq/m3 was detected in ocean off Fukushima — “Contaminated waters will be transported rapidly to east” across Pacific — This is “the most important direct liquid release of artificial radioactivity into sea ever known” — Scientists: “Remember, its not just cesium that’s released”

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    "Griffin argues that instead of rushing to their own destruction like lemmings, the human race must accept the moral challenge of abolishing the fossil-fuel economy. He makes the case that clean energy permits most of modern society's way of life to continue without the threat posed by ever rising emissions.
    Nuclear energy is not among clean energy sources — just look at the ongoing radiation pollution from Fukushima. Griffin is correct in the way he has framed the issue. It is a moral challenge."

    The Social Costs Of Capitalism Are Destroying Earth's Ability To Support Life
    March 28 2015

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Social-Costs-Of-Capita-by-Paul-Craig-Roberts-Capitalism-Over-Humanity_Climate_Crisis_Food-150328-621.html

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Great article, Griffin is a saint. And the Senate, at their mind-boggling 11% approval rating, need to straighten up and fly right. How dare they imperil the world for corporate money. Where did they put their spines? Don't they have children? That is some deep- seated corruption. Blahhh. Makes me so angry…don't they think about the consequences of their actions, apparently not, if they're willing to throw the entire human race under the bus for a few miserly campaign donations. Have done with it! If corruption is the name of the game, only corrupt people are going to play. Reverse Citizens United, for the sake of mankind. Geez, we are a stupid species….sorry rant off. @#$%&%$#@!????

      • We Not They Finally

        Griffin probably not a saint, just out there trying. I haven't a clue why he gives humanity three decades to get CO2 under control– we don't have that long at all. And CO2 is just a tiny part of it. It's like "the glamor gas," but methane is hundreds of times as deadly and the warmer waters are releasing methane from the ocean beds, which in turn warms the waters further which releases more methane, and so on through the vicious cycle. And the bombardment of aluminum from the chemtrails which increase Alzheimer's, autism and other neurologic disorders many-fold. With chemicals, there are THOUSANDS of unregulated chemicals in the U.S., and deadly fracking chemicals are even legally protected from telling the public what they are! It's mass criminality. I just think that people get too fixated on CO2. Dane Wigington (who actually may be a saint….) gives a way more rounded and realistic perspective at geoengineeringwatch.org. The fact is that chemtrails alone creates a transmissible atmosphere for HAARP, which literally BOILS the ionosphere. And the major users of energy are the military and the telecom industries, so much of the discussion is just window-dressing since none of THAT will be curtailed. Lies, lies, lies, but good for anyone who is at least looking at it.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    The world's extinction event will move forward rapidly now and the tipping point sadly has arrived. 🙁

    Thanks Nuclear! 🙁

  • TimV

    Main poster's please see my response to "rogerthat" on 3/28/15 11:28.
    I am upset with the attitudes here.
    DO WE REALLY WANT TO BE VIEWED AS QUITTERS BY THE COSMOS?
    Universe is to big to be alone.

  • ecoguy57

    URGENT! The people eating Pacific Ocean fish and seafood better be prepared for this HUGE escalated radioactive disaster thats coming! Readers need to read and act on the information in the website called http://www.removeradiation.com The life you save by avoiding sickness and DNA damage will be yours and future generations of you family!

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