Official Gov’t Documents: Fukushima to endanger North Pacific marine ecosystem and health of human beings? “Very important to monitor radiation exposure level and assess effects of radioactive substances”

Published: October 6th, 2013 at 5:42 pm ET
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2013 Report of Study Group on Radionuclide Science in the North Pacific Ocean (PICES, an intergovernmental scientific organization made up of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S.): [...] Chairman Dr. Zhang […] pointed out that the widespread application of nuclear science and technology and a recent nuclear power plant accident [Fukushima Daiichi] had led to increasing amounts of radionuclides released into the North Pacific. In addition, the long half-life radionuclides could potentially endanger the marine ecosystem, including human health through food chain exposures. Consequently, it is important to monitor the radiation exposure level and assess the effects of radioactive substances on marine ecosystems in the North Pacific waters.

2012 Proposal to Establish a Study Group on Radionuclide Science in the North Pacific Ocean (PICES, an intergovernmental scientific organization made up of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the U.S.): […] A large amount of radioactive contaminant was released into the North Pacific from a recent nuclear accident, and the long half-life radionuclides will stay in the marine environment for a long time and possibly endanger the marine ecosystem or human-being health through food chains. Thus it is very important to monitor the radiation exposure level and assess the effects of radioactive substances on marine ecosystem in the North Pacific waters [...]

See also: “Post-Fukushima Horror”: Severe impacts on oceanic environment — An unpredictable amount of damage to Pacific — Fundamental to reproduction of humans — Japan's simply dumping nuclear waste into sea

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18 comments to Official Gov’t Documents: Fukushima to endanger North Pacific marine ecosystem and health of human beings? “Very important to monitor radiation exposure level and assess effects of radioactive substances”

  • or-well

    I'd prefer marine scientists from NON-nuclear nations make up the study group.
    And no invites to IAEA reps.
    Bah humbug in advance of whatever they conclude.


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    • Steve_G Steve_G

      Agreed!
      "assess effects of radioactive substances”, what a pile, they've long had data on what radiation does to our DNA and genetic expression.
      Rid the world of the nuclear psychopaths asap. And their mouthpiece "scientific experts".


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    • vital1

      Yes, I agree we need independent studies by organizations with no political, or financial ties to the Nuclear industry. Mums and Dads need to stand up, and demand that this be done.

      It is going to be increasingly important to keep track of food contamination reports. It is difficult to keep track of multiple reports across lots of web sites.

      The Food Lab has been set up as a free community resource to keep tract of these reports, and put them into a database. If you find a report that is not in the database, please leave a link to the report in the comment section at one of these sites.

      The reports can be accessed from either of these two web sites.

      http://www.enviroreporter.com/2013/02/radiation-food-lab/

      http://sccc.org.au/archives/2861

      —————————————————————

      The more people we educate the quicker change will happen. Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it,
      Facebook it, twitter it, or email it. Think outside the box.

      http://technologypals.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/lifesaver.pdf


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  • Still they are advocating monitoring which should be continual monitoring of local and imported fish. This is not being done in Canada or US. My PM is busy pushing through unwanted pipelines and your President is busy with, er political intrigue. Both governments as useless as a turd. So I guess if you want to eat fish at least eat fish caught in freshwater lakes.


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  • Sickputer

    "large amount of radioactive contaminant was released into the North Pacific from a recent nuclear accident…"

    SP: I find these "concerned" scientists disingenuous in using the past tense. There is no past tense to the radiation because it is ongoing. No off switch at Fukushima…the 21st century Death Machine for Japan and beyond.

    The only past tense is for the humans and other carbon forms already sickened. The Japanese medical industry is keeping all radiation deaths, birth defects, and radiation illnesses under a veil of silence because of strict orders from the national and prefecture government officials. A massive coverup that is soon to be revealed. They will not escape the verdict of history.


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  • or-well

    Note that right off the hop, the IAEA Leading Country Co-ordinator has this to say –
    "He highlighted that:
    'Apart from localised coastal impacts in Japan, the 2011 accident poses no significant radiological threat to marine ecosystems in the North pacific region.'"
    Done deal.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    THEY'LL SAY IT'S SAFE

    Monitor, and then say "it's safe". That's what they do, as proven by the past couple years.

    The only good country right now is Germany. They decided to abandon nuclear.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Germans must be the only ones/race/humans on this planet with logical brain thought patterns…


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  • or-well

    It appears this Study Group has already been disbanded.
    Note the above is their "Final Report"
    Plus see this
    http://www.pices.int/members/science_board/default.aspx
    scroll down to disbanded…


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  • Steve_G Steve_G

    "Well, we've studied it and all the information of the last 30 to 50 years is still there. Ok, we'll study it just long enough to announce that we're studying it and sometime shortly thereafter we'll conclude this "study" and release no conclusions".

    "Excellent, do we all agree? Good, we'll conclude this in mid '13 then".


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  • jec jec

    First someone needs to START monitoring radiation 24/7 in North America–Netc is doing a great job, all volunteer. BUT why don't we see the US government or Canadian government monitoring all the possible contamination routes..the air/sea/seafood and products and Japanese or imports using Japanese products(plastics,metals..etc)? Just asking…Using 'government shutdown' or 'budget' as an excuse..lame lame lame.


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