Japan Professor: 1,000 years from now contaminated water from Fukushima may still be entering Pacific Ocean — It’s necessary to keep monitoring during that time

Published: September 11th, 2013 at 12:12 pm ET
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Title: Japan Warns of Ocean Contamination
Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Mari Iwata, Alexander Martin
Date: July 10, 2013

(Found while exploring the work of Prof.
Manabu Fukumoto, who was featured in yesterday’s NHK report… not sure how it got overlooked 2 months ago)

[...] “Underground water moves through layers and eventually goes to the sea. The process sometimes takes a thousand years. During the time, it will be necessary to keep monitoring,” said Manabu Fukumoto, professor of Tohoku University’s Medical School who is leading a study on the health effects in the nuclear accident-hit area.

“There won’t be immediate impacts unless you go near the reactors. But for the longer term, radiation could cause higher rates of cancer,” said Minoru Takata, director of the Radiation Biology Center at Kyoto University. [...]

More from Prof. Fukumoto: NHK Special: Farmer in Fukushima no-go zone finds "certain abnormalities in his herd" -- Cancer Professor: "I wonder what discoloration is... study could be relevant to humans" (VIDEO)

Published: September 11th, 2013 at 12:12 pm ET
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19 comments to Japan Professor: 1,000 years from now contaminated water from Fukushima may still be entering Pacific Ocean — It’s necessary to keep monitoring during that time

  • MichaelV MichaelV

    …Please wake me when the entire truth becomes available.

    A bit of valid and reliable data would be of good use right now. This piecemeal approach to releasing information is distressing.


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  • Sickputer

    "There won’t be immediate impacts unless you go near the reactors"

    SP: I respectfully disagree…the watershed for Tokyo is contaminated and there are many hot spots of radioactive dust and watersheds loaded with Fukushima radiation all across central Japan.

    Radiation travels like invisible zombies floating in the wind.

    Madness in Japan…


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  • kintaman kintaman

    So by all means let's ignore this all and host the Olympics a mere ~200km away from there. Insanity much?


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    • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

      Agreed kintaman. We need to seize this opportunity to put the word out to our athletes that plan to participate in these radiolympics. If enough people raise a stink and push for an American boycott of these games, it will raise world wide awareness of the situation in fukushima.
      NO MORE NUKES!!! NO MORE NUKES!!!!! NO MORE NUKES!!!!!!!!!!
      USA BOYCOTT'S 2020 OLYMPICS IN JAPAN DUE TO CONCERNS OF RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA TRIPLE MELT THROUGHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      LOVE TO SEE THAT HEADLINE ON THE COVER OF ALL PERIODICALS AND NEWS MEDIA


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  • pkjn

    Sports for Peace? No.
    Sports for Money.


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  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    I'm thinking…there may not be a 2020 olympics. They have known all along, playing a game in our heads they are.

    No more nukes!


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  • Sol Man

    Tragically, the operative word in this headline is "may," as the problem is part of the world forever.


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  • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

    No worries! :) P.M. Abe will mandate that "all radionuclides are to remain in 0.3 km of the harbor where his Imperial authority will block it from entering the sea for the next millennium"!! ;) See how easy that problem was solved by Big Nuke's Kemosabe-PM Abe??!! OOKKAAYY,on to the next legend in their own mind…..


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  • UncleCrusty

    Very slow process. Monitoring for 1000 years. Sure thing. Be happy to – if we are still here…


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    1,000 years of contamination shows how idiotic nuclear is.


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  • J.

    4D printing may help provide some kind of partial solution to this problem. I found this by chance today through a design site.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3006145/mits-new-self-assembly-lab-building-paradigm-shift-4-d-manufacturing

    Enenews should be a clearinghouse of potential solutions. Maybe a thread devoted to ideas that might help would be a good idea.

    4D materials might help to block the flow of water, absorb nuclides, strengthen the liquifying land, and more. We desperately need ideas. We need to look anywhere and everywhere. There are brilliant people all over the world doing great work.


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  • J.

    Regarding potential to stabilize the site, mitigate damage and "decommission" the reactors, I think this site has had many very useful postings that are scattered all over. I hope the Admin sill consider a dedicated "suggestions and solutions" section. That would assist persons who may be in a position to implement some of the ideas. I thought one of the best was for an enormous floating barge/crane decommissioning vessel. The technology clearly exists to build it. A shipbuilding company somewhere might see such a suggestion and take steps to make it a reality. A dedicated section could keep Enenews readers updated on the progress of whatever suggestions get implemented.


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  • SusanS

    ☢ Fukushima Petitions to Sign & Share! ☢
    ☢ Japan Needs Worldwide Help NOW! ☢

    http://tinyurl.com/FixFuku

    We need a worldwide consortium made up of experts in the field to start brainstorming solutions to what is happening in Fukushima and what can be done to FIX it. We need them NOW. Each country will also need to commit funds to this effort, since it is and will continue to affect the entire planet. The consequences could be the extinction of all life on earth. It is past time to do this. Japan is calling for help and they can not handle it alone.

    ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢ ☢


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  • FXofTruth

    Water is poured on to a melting core at 30,000 gallons per minute – (scientific estimation during an emergency meltdown)
    – 8.3 pounds is the weight of one gallon of water
    – 30,000 gallons of water weight 249,000 pounds
    – A short TON, commonly used in the US, is equal to 2000 pounds

    ONE MINUTE – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 124.5 TONS of water. (All based on 30,000 gallons per minute)
    ONE HOUR – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 7,470 TONS of water.
    24 HOURS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 79,280 TONS of water.
    1 WEEK – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 1,254,960 TONS of water. 
    ONE YEAR – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 65,257,920 TONS of water.
    50 YEARS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 3,262,896,000 TONS of water.
    100 YEARS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 6,525,792,000 TONS of water.
    1000 YEARS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 6,525,792,000,000 TONS of water.
    Now lets x3 melted cores = 19,577,376,000,000 tons of water.

    Containment of highly irradiated water for long periods of time is…impossible. The OCEAN is TEPCO's water supply and cooling pool all in one!

    TEPCO is standing on the 300 tons of water released daily into the Pacific Ocean theory. With the "duck tape and paper-clip solutions" TEPCO creates, nothing they do will stay together and functional past 5 years if they're lucky!


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