Graphic: 900-mile-long “front” of most contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi moving across Pacific toward U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

Published: March 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm ET


Title: Powerpoint Presentation: Ken Buesseler
Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1
Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation
Date Presented: March 11, 2013

Ken Buesseler, Marine Scientist Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute at ~75:00 in

“So how far and how fast [is the cesium traveling]? If you take a broader look at the Pacific Ocean and you look for a front of where you see the edge of the cesium moving. This goes to March 2012, about 180 degrees. This is actually based on samples, not models.”

Watch the presentation here

Published: March 25th, 2013 at 8:31 pm ET


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46 comments to Graphic: 900-mile-long “front” of most contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi moving across Pacific toward U.S., Canada (VIDEO)

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Just hope your kid doesn't die a slow agonizing cancer death from radiation, thanks to nuclear.

  • weeman

    Wakie, wakie, we really screwed up this time another fine mess you got us into Ole


    sickle of death, mowing down innocents…

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      have another huge heaping helping of tuna, specially cause it is glowing green, from free cesium added at no cost.


  • razzz razzz

    So much for dilution and dispersion at sea. Next theory to be shot down well be what?

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    someone recently posted that there is 207,989 becquerels of strontium-90 a gallon if evenly distributed throughout the Pacific. This appears to be wrong. My first pass gives me 0.075 becquerels per cubic meter of cesium and 1/47th that of strontium, if evenly distributed through the pacific ocean volume. I could also be way off. Why doesnt a numbers guy re calculate, its so embarrassing to quote the wrong numbers!

    Pre Fukushima strontium level is given as 1 Bq/ cu m. Fukushima surface waters may be 4 to 5 orders of magnitude higher. Map above gives the approaching wave of cesium as above 10 Bq/ m^3. EPA reference point is that water should not exceed 0.3 Bq/ liter. which is 300 becquerels per cubic meter. By their standards, they would not hesitate to drink water which is 1/30th acceptable levels. Yet we see mass die off and sickness of sea life. Bio-accumulation?

    • CB CB

      Tell me how you came up with this number please?

      • CB CB

        You must sit next to Thad.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Calculate it. Its bad if we quote the wrong numbers = no credibility.

        So there is stated one peta Becquerel strontium and 47 petaBecquerel cesium release. (ongoing release is another story)
        I saw that the pacific ocean has 622 million cubic kilometers. I think there are 1 000 000 000 cubic meters per cubic kilometer. So have at it. I dont have the time just right now to do it again, and I could have been wrong, both with the data and the conversions etc. We MUST get out figures in the right ballpark! Then ENEnews should permanently post some of those figures, because its really frustrating to come to this site looking for data, confirmation, etc!!

    • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

      That is assuming dilution and disperant theory works.

      A current of radiation with plankton absorbing and concentrating radiation may toss that into the dumpster.

      Plus, there is a 'rain' of dead radiated plankton going to the ocean bottom. The bottom is what should be measured for radiation levels.

      That is where all of the heavy radioactive stuff and dead sea critters end up. That is why they put concrete over the harbor outside FUKU.

      Maybe it is time to concrete over the whole bottom of the Pacific ocean?

  • karaa karaa

    This is the front on march 2012. Did they stop taking samples? We are on march 2013…
    Or are they thinking of telling us a fairy tale about how all this horror vanishes in the space?

  • Boelie

    Guys i posted this yesterday but there is some strange stuff going on in the see at Fukushima look at this link the latest see surface anomaly´s…

    any idea´s?

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Mutant rats flushing FUKU toilets?

      More likely we are seeing how they restored cooling to the site. Flood it and let it run out would be my guess or something more sinister coming up from below.

      • Boelie

        i have no idea what it is but to make that bright a spot on a map you have to dump shitloads of water… this isn't "just a leak" it's dumping hot radioactive water in the ocean

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        Best case? Lava flows near surface or a natural event such as volcano getting ready to blow.

        Worst? FUKU; 3 coriums venting into ocean, going to keep going for eons and eons… or until they reach the core and get diluted, which may mean an open tube to the surface.

        What does that mean?

        Could be three lava red hot corium and lava filled tubes going straight up into the FUKU complex.

        First stuff coming out will be Mama Earth puking her guts out, giving humanity back what we tried to feed her; radioactive garbage.

        That will be a first… but not something we want, because it may mean a a life extinction event, what with all of that radiation coming to the surface and getting tossed around with lava volcanic explosions, smoke, etc, etc..

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      This is proof positive that ground water is being heated by corium, in an open loop heat sink.
      Time to use this map to push for building cooling towers and wall this heat off with a cofferdam.
      Closed Loop Heat Sink is needed at Fuku.
      Arnie Gundersen, please take note of this map!
      (Admin.: New Thread?)

      • saltyfishlvr

        A nightmare from which there is no escape, and the real horror of this, is our governments scamming the world that radiation is safe. Millions will get sick and/or die in the USA from the onslaught of poisons that will hit our Western shores. Our president is a liar and the EPA is the governments tool of genocide for the Nuclear and Food industries.

    • m a x l i

      That picture looks stunning, Boelie!

      And where there's warm water, there's warm air. Immediately, I was reminded of an article I read 5 days ago. It says here: The Japanese are celebrating an extremely early spring this year. Cherry blossom started 10 days earlier than normally (and 15 days earlier than last year ?!?). The article is put under "travel" and wants to encourage tourists to travel to Tokyo. No mention of Fukushima or radiation here, but to be fair, SPIEGEL-ONLINE offers articles about Fukushima or nuclear power every few days.
      What are they recommending to do in Tokyo during cherry blossom? To do extensive walks under the trees, to sit down on the lawns and have a picnic… I'm not so sure, if this is such a good idea. I think, rather not. No way!


      • m a x l i

        Now back to that picture you found, Boelie. What we can see there, is: Currently, the ocean is up to 5 or 6 degrees Centigrade warmer than normally in a wider area east of Japan, which seems to be centred around Fukushima. It could be more than 5 or 6 degrees in the centre of the anomaly, if the map had a higher resolution. The website is a bit cumbersome to use at first try, so I'm asking you (perhaps you already know this):
        1. Since when/how often did you see this anomaly?
        2. Is this anomaly unusual or is it possible that you can find such a distinct 5-degrees-too-warm anomaly in virtually any place you are interested in on our globe when you look and wait long enough for it?

        • Boelie

          Hi Maxli srry for the delayed reply don´t you hate timezones…. in a post below i posted a different link from a .gov website that also seems to follow the SSTA

          it's a pesky little website so change the date manualy to go back in time

          if you change the dates there you can see how "hot spots" appear all over the globe from time to time, there are however a few spots that are constantly warmer then others. The images on that website are worse then the other link i posted but it gives you a general idea how this happens over time, the interesting part is there are a few places around japan where this hapens but i have not seen this bright a spot at that location in this month…. this mostly happens in the "warmer" months of the year (obviously). i found this picture by accident because i am also a weather enthousiast and as the spring in Holland(guess where i am from) is unusual cold i stumbled opon it by a other member of the forum who thought the picture was weather related. But since i follow Fuku i instantly tought about the plant. now the reason it caught my attention is because it's SO close and concentrated at fuku unlike any other spot i seen. on the link i posted above you can see this spot was "born" around the week of 30 January, now i might be totaly wrong since i am no expert but i don't believe at coincidence anymore at…

    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      Thanks Bolie this is very interesting but not unexpected and shows how hot the water is from the corium? not sure but it is obviously Fuku related.

  • Boelie

    i already submited this map for a new news topic as i thought this was a big issue aswell. whatever it is i think it needs some attention!

  • Boelie

    i found a website that holds historical data on the SSTA (see surface temperature anomalys) which indicates that region seems to activate from time to time (maybe watere releases?) although it get weekly updates which makes the results less accurate… the current spot seems to begin at around the week of 30 Januray

    it's a pesky little website so change the date manualy to go back in time

  • A few opinions.

    Crossing the ocean is like climbing a mountain. In the beginning you will be traveling up hill (with much resistance). In the center you will level out (becoming becalmed). In the end, you will be free falling. (all down hill from there).

    The radiation likely began to accelerate once passing the oceanic midway point. So we should expect that it doubled up its progress at that time. This would place the front (in my opinion) just outside the united states main land at around this time.

    Another interesting point is that the radiation (with the exception of the initial aerial plumes that had fallen out in 2011); Is continual; The leak is always contributing a constant flow of nuclides, into the pacific. So each and every day there is a new source being equally distributed into the ocean (at these levels creating a never ending flow of the materials).

    However once the radiation finds the coast line there are multipliable areas in which the radiation will become trapped and thus it will begin to bio-accumulate. (The very same coast being: the primary place that we find most edible oceanic produce).

    At first glance one would fail to realize these points. Let alone that radiation was detected in seaweed as early as April 2011. (

    • Not only were the materials found in april 2011. They were internal samples to the species. Meaning that they had already been absorbing the elements at that time. What is even more important is that this was in Olympia. The most southern tip of the entire Puget sound.

      This means that low level radiation was already traveling and settling (bio-accumulating) far before this article ever surfaced.

      If the levels were already on the rise (as little as a month after the beginning of the crisis). One should only assume that we are in a whole new territory of implications. (being the problem has persisted for nearly 500-700 days time. (unabated at that).

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The Pacific Ocean is no longer suitable for human food.
    If you don't know where the fish is from, don't eat it.
    Fukushima was bad enough.
    But what Fukushima is doing to the Pacific Ocean will affect human biology all over Planet Earth for a million years.

  • At the risk of being repetitive:

    Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor's Message for Japan: 'Run Away as Quickly as Possible'

    "Manzurova, now 59 and an advocate for radiation victims worldwide, has the "Chernobyl necklace" — a scar on her throat from the removal of her thyroid — and myriad health problems. But unlike the rest of her team members, who she said have all died from the results of radiation poisoning, and many other liquidators, she's alive."

    What else to say?

    Keep your vitamin C up folks. It helps you absorb iron better, thus giving you more energy.

    • Vitamin C protects and heals the body from radiation exposure
      Sunday, April 17, 2011 by: Duke Mansell

      Learn more:

      Iron deficiency is a concern because:

      Iron deficiency can delay normal infant motor function (normal activity and movement) or mental function (normal thinking and processing skills).

      Iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy can increase risk for small or early (preterm) babies.7-8 Small or early babies are more likely to have health problems or die in the first year of life than infants who are born full term and are not small.
      Iron deficiency can cause fatigue that impairs the ability to do physical work in adults.

      Iron deficiency may also affect memory or other mental function in teens.

  • EX-pose-the-fakes

    Quote from The Human Plutonium Injection Experiments

    "The studies also showed that plutonium
    was similar to radium in being a bone
    seeker, but only a little more than half
    of what was retained went to the bone,
    compared to 99 per cent for radium.
    Also, the two metals deposited at different
    locations. Radium (similar,
    chemically, to calcium) deposited in
    mineralized bone, whereas plutonium
    remained on the surface in the “actively
    metabolizing” portion of the bone, an
    area intimately associated with bone
    marrow and the production of blood
    cells. (However, because plutonium
    deposits on the endosteal surfaces of
    the red marrow and the alpha particles
    have a limited range, the blood-forming
    tissue is not irradiated uniformly.)"

    Well, I've heard of a study done with mice that showed some mice got tumors others gained an "extra" ability. Maybe we will all become X-men afterall. In all honesty and seriousness I do believe this (becoming like X-men) is the best chance we have at this point. Well a saying for the neXt generation "Mutate well"

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

    Did you see that 12 and a half thousand people have already read this headline today?

  • DrMorriarty

    Is there a chance that this stuff is heavier than sea water and is settling out and can be dealt with in a scientific and well thought out manner?
    Or are we pretty much screwed? The Bible does speak of a third of the waters being destroyed as God pours out His wrath on an unbelieving and unrepentant generation…

    Perhaps it is Hydra coming from the deep.

    History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man. Go, GO Godzilla!

  • Boelie

    updated map spot still in the same position maybe a bit bigger