KTXL Sacramento: “Now the threat of radioactive water rushing our way” from Japan — “Traces of radiation found in area fish” — No danger, says pro-nuclear expert (VIDEO)

Published: August 8th, 2013 at 11:59 am ET
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Title: Traces of Radiation Found in Area Fish Not Dangerous, Expert Says
Source: KTXL FOX 40 (Sacramento)
Reporter: Rowena Shaddox
Date: August 8, 2013

Traces of Radiation Found in Area Fish Not Dangerous, Expert Says

Stefanie Cruz, KTXL: Debris washed up from 5,000 miles away, all from the 2011 earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan, and ended up on U.S. shores. And now the threat of radioactive water rushing our way [...]

Rowena Shaddox, KTXL: 400 tons a day of groundwater flows down from the hills into the compound and toward the sea. [UC Davis Emeritus Professor Dr. Marvin Goldman] compares that to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, leaking out of that reactor once a week for some time to come. But he says not to worry because:

Dr. Marvin Goldman: If you talk about an Olympic-sized swimming pool, imagine how many Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water are there in the Pacific Ocean. [...] it’s so dilute. It couldn’t even raise the radiation level you and I get to a fraction of what we get each day just from background radiation…”

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 14, 1986: [...] John Gofman, professor emeritus of medical physics at the University of California at Berkeley [...] estimated that more than one million people would develop cancer [from Chernobyl] [...] On the other end of the spectrum are nuclear supporters, such as Marvin Goldman, a professor of radiobiology at the University of California at Davis, who called Gofman’s estimates “alarmist” and “irresponsible.” Goldman said the number of premature cancer deaths would probably range from a few hundred to a few thousand at most. [...]

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12 comments to KTXL Sacramento: “Now the threat of radioactive water rushing our way” from Japan — “Traces of radiation found in area fish” — No danger, says pro-nuclear expert (VIDEO)

  • KDM KDM

    Don't be fooled by natural occurring radiation and background radiation. Background radiation has been elevated by many factors, bomb testing, mining, nuclear plant emissions, nuclear waste, nuclear processing, nuclear disasters, and on and on and on. Nuclear, the gift that keeps on giving.


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  • weeman

    How can you model a simulation if you do not input all the data, first you do not know the levels of contamination in release and is a estimate and I bet you did not put the release right after the accident or take into account airborne contamination in your equation did you run it for a estimated time of fifty years, no and into the bargain you can not even give a straight answer on the safe levels of any radionuclide, but you are going to tell me no risk, did you get your diploma in a box of cracker jacks.


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  • ftlt

    I have not eaten Pacific caught fish over 2 years… The thought of it turns my stomach..


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  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    I bet he does not eat ant sea food, why these go called experts are allowed to fool the people is a crime agianst humanity, but the UN & all e branches of our government does the same thing as these over paid puppets of the nuclear complex! You teach crap & that is what you students follow, unless they are not so brain washed they know living a lie is very wrong!


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  • jec jec

    Garbage in garbage out.No figures for the amount of contamination in the "leak" water; how in the world can someone determine danger or threat without data points?

    Anyone know if the sea lions, seals and polar bear deaths have been tested (yet or finally) for radiation causes in the Pacific? So far, only testing released was of animals who showed no sign of illness..they of course tested negative. The sick animals..we are still waiting for the radiation testing. Maybe the idea is to wait until the nuclear half life is over so the danger looks less…?? Now that makes more sense..wait until the only trace is as minimal as possible for a report. Do I sound a bit jaded?


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    • We Not They Finally

      You're waiting on their (allegedly) testing the sea lion pups for radiation? That's called "Waiting for Godot." Now THAT'S "jaded." It's just only realistic. No one is going to be giving you test results for the sea lions. And they could not care less that you are "waiting."


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  • We Not They Finally

    Isn't there a good "Goldman" out there somewhere? It's enough that we've had Goldman Sachs. Now we have this Marvin Goldman. Reassured NOT.


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  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    "…Goldman said the number of premature cancer deaths would probably range from a few hundred to a few thousand at most.",,,

    So a few thousand deaths isn't a problem. Well, I'm certain that if we looked hard enough and long enough, we'd find a reptile that's more cold blooded than this "specimen of humanity"(*), but who has a few thousand years to look.

    Mr Goldman, I don't know which rock you call home, but do us all a favour and crawl back under it.

    (*) NOT the words I'd originally wanted to use :(


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    What we have going on here. is…

    X-term-a-nation!


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  • sweet pea sweet pea

    Dr.Christopher Busby is on youtube. I heard him say, caesium goes for muscles, like the heart. Lots of people died of radiation related illnesses, not all was cancer.
    They are left out of those numbers.
    http://www.llrc.org


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  • StevenStarr

    The nuclear mantra is "no immediate danger to human health". Apparently they don't include any classes in genetics and pathology in nuclear engineering school. It can take 5 years to develop leukemia and 10-20 years to develop cancer, no immediate danger there, obviously not.


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