“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

Published: October 5th, 2013 at 12:57 am ET


Title: World must act to stop Fukushima nuclear discharge
Source: China Daily (China’s largest English-language newspaper)
Author: Yu Zhirong, Shanghai Center for Japanese Studies
Date: October 5, 2013

World must act to stop Fukushima nuclear discharge

[…] In July 2012, Alaskan seals exhibited inexplicable hemorrhage phenomena and signs of immunity deficiency. Scientists suspected the condition had something to do with Japan’s discharge of nuclear sewage, or radioactive water, into the Pacific Ocean. However, no evidence has yet confirmed that suspicion. […] To this point, [Japan’s] been simply dumping it into the sea. […]

Since the severity of the issue continues, China, along with the international community, must propose the strongest opposition to the Japanese government’s irresponsible activities. […]

The Pacific Ocean doesn’t belong to Japan, but is commonly owned by the international community, the environmental protection of which is fundamental to the safety and reproduction of human beings. […] Much [of Japan’s fiscal budget] should be diverted to solving the post-Fukushima horror. […]

[…] Currently, the oceanic environment is facing significant damage. […]

The safety of the Pacific Ocean is one of the most important issues internationally. […] The polluted discharge has severe impacts on the oceanic environment; its damage is also unpredictable, and severer than an oceanic conflict or regional war. […]

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Published: October 5th, 2013 at 12:57 am ET


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73 comments to “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

  • dosdos dosdos

    The proper relationship between a government and its citizens is fear, and it is not the citizens that should be fearful.

  • Sickputer

    "Much [of Japan's fiscal budget] should be diverted to solving the post-Fukushima horror."

    SP: Easier requested than accomplished. The US government (aka the Military Puppetmaster of Japan) should be the entity demanding these expenditures. It's a sad day when a conquering force is too weak to demand their puppets spend whatever it takes to rectify a horrendous ecological disaster zone and China has to step up and ask why Japan is murdering global humanity.

    But I guess we know Uncle Sam is reluctant at throwing stones towards glass houses… Because we have so many nuclear disasters in America… A nightmare at Hanford Site. Spent fuel pools bulging at the seams at 100 nuclear reactors, nuclear waste in St. Louis, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, etc.

    Our scientists created the Original Nuclear Sin. And that genie won't be easily put back in Pandora's Box.

    • Mack Mack

      Also, this one simple sentence explains a lot:

      "Tokyo is a main holder of the US government debt."


        • Gasser Gasser

          Stairway Into Nuclear Hell


          There's stock holder's who's sure all that Uranium is gold
And they're buying a stairway into Nuclear Hell.

When they get there they know, if all the shares are closed
With a lie they can get what they came for.

Ooh, ooh, and they'er buying a stairway into Hell.

          There's an ELE warning on the wall but they want greed for sure
'Cause you know NRC's words have two meanings.

In a tree by the brook, there's dead songbird's who can't sing, 

          Most times all Nuclear thoughts are misgiven.

Ooh, it makes me wonder.

          There's a feeling I get when I look to the East, 

          And my spirit is crying for a cold shutdown.

In my thoughts I have seen rings of lie's what NRC brings, 

          And the enenews truth of those who standing looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder, 
Ooh, it really makes me F'ing wonder.

          And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the truth
Then the piper will lead us to reason.

          • Gasser Gasser

And bad day's will dawn for all who hesitated to long 

            And the forests will be silent without laughter.

            If there's Plutonium in your hedgerow, be alarmed now,
            It's emitting Peta Becqurele's for anyones lungs.


Yes, there are two energy paths you can go by, but in the long run 

            There's no more time to change the road were on.

And Ooh it makes me F'ing wonder.

            Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know, 

            The piper's telling you to join enenews,

Dear folks, can you see the Cesium winds blow, and did you know
Your stairway into Hell relies on the whispering radiation winds.

            And as the world dies on down 
Our egos taller than our soul,
There walks stock holder's we don't know
Who shines white Gamma ray light and wants to show
How their investment will turn to gold.

And if you listen very hard 

            The Reaper's truth will come to you at last.

When all are dead and no one is left at all
And rocks will no longer be seen to roll.

            And they bought us a stairway into Nuclear Hell

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    I thought China was the main holder? Or – was that just FOX media fearmongering?

  • Mack Mack

    >> There still is no update from NOAA on the cause of the sick seals in Alaska or California.

    How long does it take to test for radiation? It's been over 2 years now.

    Here's a photo of a sick seal:


    To recap,

    (1) In 2011, an "Unusual Mortality Event" was declared due to sick seals and walruses found in northern Alaska, Canada, Russia and Japan.

    (2) In 2013, an "Unusual Morality Event" was declared due to significant sea lion strandings in 5 California counties.

    NOAA veterinarian Dr. Teri Rowles said,

    "When marine mammals show signs of illness, they may be signaling changes in the marine environment that might have significant implications for the overall health of our ocean ecosystems, so monitoring the health of marine mammals provides vital information on the impacts of, and to, humans.”


    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      I think NOAA did release a verdict. It said something to the effect that the sick seals were no more radioactive than ones who werent sick. I think they mentioned testing three seals. (Actual details may differ from my memory) Fact of the matter is that we live in a bizarre world of collusion and cover up across the board and will likely never see the actual data. If you want to stand on solid ground, become a conspiracy theorist

      • Mack Mack

        Yes, NOAA tested for Cesium and found it, but compared it to levels found in the ocean in the 90's.

        But where are the results for strontium, plutonium, etc.??

        NOAA still says the cause for the illnesses is undetermined.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          right, and the fish that are bleeding out their gills and eyes right now, where is the radiation testing for this? Scientists? Hello? Anybody? ….seven billion people on this planet, how many thousands of scientists and not one steps up. What a bunch of unbelievable losers

      • jec jec

        @codeshutdown, what I think the University of Alaska/NOAA did was test the seals that did not show signs of illness..they were "normal." I keep looking at the U of Alaska website, where the good professors are testing seals, and the releases from NOAA/US Government..and the SICK seals tests are still not released. Now, I could be wrong, but I have been complaining and commenting on this issue to document. See if you can find anything on the test site at U. of Alaska. Wish I could be proved wrong….CHINA at least is asking the right questions.. It will proved to be a very very wise decision when the "shXX" hits the fan. What will citizens of the Pacific Ocean think, say when the truth comes out, when their children become ill, when their babies at birth or before? The countries who acknowledge the problem early on will be trusted, the ones that hid/covered up will be toast..

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    "The Pacific Ocean doesn’t belong to Japan, but is commonly owned by the international community"

    People own the Pacific Ocean, do they? Why yes, its their rightfully owned toilet, bidet, garbage gyre and nuclear waste repository. The sea life? Well it has some tourism value I suppose, that is, if we are not devouring it

    a note for all you pronukers who might be lurking; any sane child of 10 should know better than to play with explosive poisons so powerful and unmanageable that the entire earth is at risk.

    Whatever "lessons" you may have learned, one lesson you never seem to grasp; Your very brain function, your common sense, capacity for responsibility, is severely and tragically deficient….no, its even worse, because even if a million were to die, you would still be saying no one did. Thus, add criminal and delusional to the charge. If a smart kid figures out how to make nitroglycerine in the kitchen, and proceeds to blow the house and everyone in it to shreds, well he wasnt so smart after all, right?

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      and thats another thing; if the kid that blew his house up playing with explosives said "nobody could have anticipated this", how does that relieve him of the charge of mentally deficient or criminal irresponsibility?

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    R A D I A T I O N . F O R . Y O U R . K I D S

    Sorry, but the international community can't stop this nuclear disaster, as proven by the fact that they haven't.

    • bo bo

      I thought Mochizuki's latest essay on Fukushima Diary said it well… that tepco is avoiding voicing this one phrase which it desperately needs/wants to say :

      'we cannot do it anymore.'

      Because they avoid saying this phrase – their press releases no longer make any sense, and their conferences goes around and aroubd in circles. The staff is so exhausted they make multiple simple mistakes even within their press conferences now.

      They should just say it.

      'We cannot do it anymore.'

      Then the world will be forced to pay attention.

  • Mack Mack

    I'm wondering if these dots are connected —>

    (1) Enenews reported that Florida got a huge dose of Fukushima radiation:

    "Melbourne, Florida had highest iodine-131 reading of any CTBTO monitoring station in the world from March 22-23"

    (2) Florida's temperatures have been record high since Fukushima

    (3) Higher temperatures mean that bodies of water (oceans, rivers, etc.) don't cool down; they stay warm.

    (4) This year 9 people have died in Florida from a bacteria found in "warm" seawater

    IF this is connected, then the point is that there are many tendrils/areas that Fukushima can be affecting.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I read that some cop charged someone with assault for farting on him. Maybe we could legal change the name of radiation to "Fart" and see if something could be done about it then…

    • tarpus

      While being fingerprinted, Cruz allegedly 'lifted his leg and passed gas loudly on Ptlm. Parsons. The defendant then fanned the air with his hand in front of his rear onto' the cop. 'The gas,' the complaint notes, 'was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Ptlm. Parsons.' In addition to the DUI count, Cruz was also charged with battery on a police officer for the farting incident.

      • James R. Martin

        You can't fart on a cop, but a cop can douse you in pepper spray if you're involved in a peaceful protest. It's the law. I think they can also use shock and awe flash bang grenades on your arse. So watch yourself!

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    All the talk about CO2 reduction. What a joke…

    • Mack Mack


      And no one mentions Carbon-14, the downplayed antineutrino-emitter, that's released into the environment from atomic testing, nuclear energy, and nuclear meltdowns.

      What's all the new radioactive Carbon14 in the atmosphere doing to the climate…or humans?

      Read this: "Radiotoxicity of the radioactive isotope 14C"

      "Carbon-14 is a low b emitter, with a low penetrating power which causes radiation stress mainly due to internal irradiation, if the 14C is incorporated. Carbon-14 is interesting from a radiobiological standpoint because it is integrated in cellular components (proteins, nucleic acids), particularly cellular DNA (Le Dizès-Maurel et al., 2009). The resulting DNA damage, involving molecular breaks, may lead to cell death or induce potentially inheritable mutations."


      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        C14 is produced when neutrons strike nitrogen – there would be heaps of C14 being produced at Fuku due to the ongoing nitrogen "injections" into the region of the ongoing critical blobs(coriums) at the bottom of the….where ever the bottom is…remains of the reactors…
        It's all cooked. The best that can be done now is to shut SHUT THEM ALL DOWN and try to deal with the mountains of waste that remain.

  • razzz razzz

    NOAA is waiting for about three hundred years to pass until the radioactivity has mostly decayed away before they connect the dots that seals had bloody noses like humans did.

    Silly China should know all the radioactivity is pent up in Daiichi's man made harbor and stop worrying. Besides China's coal stack air pollution is much worse than Fukushima's fallout, isn't it?

  • Right on, get the Chinese involved. The Chinese hate the Japanese anyways as the Japan army committed many atrocities. PM Abe, whom the Japanese people voted for, is a staunch denier of these atrocities. Did you know there is a 25 acre war memorial in Tokyo that states America forced Japan to bomb Pearl Harbor?


    Anyways my point is China hates Japan and would love to see Japan fallen to her knees over this meltdown. So this article is a sign of things to come as time goes by. Its clear TepGov wants to spend no money on fixing this. I don't believe nothing can be done. Something can be done just its going to cost trillions. US might well be Japans ally but why has US allowed all its jobs to be shipped to China? China must want good relations with US so doesn't that make China an ally of US? Bottom line is any pressure exerted toward Japan by China will be popular with its people. For me any pressure exerted toward Japan is most welcome. They are seriously polluting the Pacific because they are too cheap to fix the problem.
    Why US is on board with this plan is unfathomable. Conspiracy theories start to make sense. Clearly international pressure and intervention is needed to force Japan to do the right thing.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Whatever grievances there are in Asia..no matter how old..real or imagined…peace in the region should be sought out immediately.
    Because their ally/enemy..the US..is working on a 'pivotal' move..which is to re/further occupation of the area.


  • weeman

    The international community must withdraw from the Olympics in Japan and let them know we will not be sending our teams. No Olympics for Japan.

  • Socrates

    The US is in this up to its eyeballs. They know Japan's goose is cooked and we are downwind and down-current. We are next. Game over.

    Our government will treat us like Katrina victims. Safe food and water is key. Respiratory protection? Maybe spacesuits?

    Looks like they shot themselves in both feet.

    • jec jec

      And where did our Chief executive go with all family members-grands and such, to SOUTH AMERICA for a 'visit' during 3-11 Disaster. Did they go enmass because of radiation fears? Just asking a question…the rest of the US citizens get to stay at home without any guidance on dangers from Japan.

  • FXofTruth

    I'm convinced that the Japanese People who are dumping this radioactivity directly in the Pacific are evil beings beyond words to describe this act of human and animal terrorism. The terror is not knowing where the radiation is going to hit or when you are going to die because of it.

    TEPCO is a collection of nuclear terrorists, plain and simple.
    They are attacking the food, water, and air of the World daily. They are lying to cover up their acts of terror. Dumping poison water into the Pacific is equivalent to blowing off nuclear bombs then letting the fallout drift in the air and water currents toward your enemies.

    It's terrorism on a World wide scale and Japan is being left alone to continual be attacking with the best weapons to fight aquatic nuclear war…deadly and effective radioactive water. If Japan was a friend of the World family then they would have instantly asked for all the help they could get to control these nuclear meltdowns. But, they refused the help which proves they wanted this to keep expanding out of control, which it has quite effectively.

    Be in denial of the obvious and you'll be victim to it's effects!
    We are under silent nuclear attack on all levels of our life support systems. Japan will win this nuclear war without a single bomb going off. It's the equivalent of having one gallon of white paint and dropping a spot of black into it every day. Eventually the white will turn black and can never be cleaned to be white again. Just like…

  • rockyourworld

    japan threw those nuke plants up in a hurry to make our junk! we own that mess! we have no one to blame but ourselves!!!!!!!

  • rockyourworld

    the japanese people should blame us. thats why our govt wont even talk about fukushima. guilty!

  • rockyourworld

    humans needed to be spayed and neutered 40 years ago to avoid environmental disaster, not cats or dogs. go forth and multiply will be our undoing

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    My Friends, good discussion.

    Gasser, very creative, intellectual, and much appreciated. I’d be willing to try to get you a contract with Sony Records using some of my prior contacts in Japan. This might require a trip to Tokyo or Nagoya in an airplane which flies through aerosolized plutonium and uranium particulates which you may not want to take. Most importantly, I need to point out your singing voice may not sound as good under a gas mask and Haz-mat suit.

    Interesting, the word "illegal" dumping has not been previously mentioned.

    My opinion is that the Japanese people are not evil any more than any other nationality. Some may see the lead up to the “War to End All Wars” differently, but I have many good Japanese friends.

    Every nation and ethnic group has had historic transgressions. I'm not trying to whitewash any of the prior actions of any government powers and their military expression, but distinguish government and corporate action from its citizen-people.

    I am not naïve about the effectiveness or intent of international action. Postulate why the opinion of the common people is different than their representative government or the corporations operating in their government jurisdictions. (cont)

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    Frankly, I’m not sure why everyone is so bent out of shape over the illegal sea dumping of radioactive waste. Some think radiation improves resistance to disease. This is an easy proposition, and is more fulfilling than the "modest proposition" once advanced by Jonathan Swift Circa 18 Century).

    Some think radiation improves resistance to disease. Every country can ease its economic troubles by selling fresh Pacific fish to the “rich gentlemen and ladies” in our respective societies. The eating of fish by the rich certainly is not as radical sounding as the eating of children, right?

    Some reality:
    Data are from IAEA-TECDOC-1105.[1] page 3-4
    • 1946 First dumping operation at Northeast Pacific Ocean (about 80 km off the coast of California
    • 1957 First IAEA Advisory Group Meeting on Radioactive Waste Disposal into the Sea
    • 1958 First United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS I)
    • 1972 Adoption of the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter (London Convention 1972)
    • 1975 The London Convention 1972 entered into force (Prohibition of dumping of high level radioactive waste.)
    • 1983 Moratorium on low-level waste dumping
    • 1988 Assessing the Impact of Deep Sea Disposal of Low-level Radioactive Waste on Living Marine Resources. IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 288
    • 1990 Estimation of Radiation Risks at Low Dose. IAEA-T

  • Wyakin Wyakin

    • (Con’t)1993 Russia reported the dumping of high level nuclear waste including spent fuel by former USSR.
    • 1994 Feb-20 Total prohibition of disposal at sea came into force
    • 2013- Who knows what has been “accidently” pouring out into the Pacific Ocean since March 2011. Maybe a minimum of 60 billion Bq per day and up to 1000 tons or 241,000 gallons of radioactive toxic water per day. Swift would agree in principal with Antoinette, let the poor eat cake and the rich eat fish.

    A pretty good synopsis of the benefits of oceanic release (Thks AGR):

    Really, if you are reading this, don’t feel bad, everyone has been doing it since the inception of nuclear even if you didn’t know they were:

    Wait a minute. Let’s figure out a way to establish a new legitimate government in Japan [or insert whatever government] which can discredit all of the actions of the prior government, thereby erasing the responsibility of prior discretions into the ashes of history, and gifting these riches to future generations.

    Remember, this nuclear trash remains for hundreds of thousands of years.


  • Wyakin Wyakin

    There is no requirement that you eat children. Do your part to get the word out to those who need intellectual help understanding their fate and the fate all DNA based life forms which will be impacted by the irrational, energy inefficient uranium mining and purification processes,infinate storage costs, and DNA contaminating consequences of nuclear fission on earth.


    Everyone can do something to raise awareness, even if the audience is one person.

    If you blame other people for not listening to the message on banning nuclear energy fission, the resulting fission maiming and death, and the highlight of our exchange, Fukushima, you have failed. You are not listening to what is being said, communicating effectively, and/or taking ownership on the outcome of your conversation.

    Try to take these comments to heart. Yes, not to sound overly dramatic, all human existence may depend on you and all sentient individuals. Do not let you (and us with the same goals) down.

    Take ownership of the conversation, my friends.

    To those reading this who have any experience deploying or observing the results of Q-metal, depletalloy, or D-38h, your comments on the deployment, use, and biological impact of this technology would be appreciated and useful in understanding its benefits.

    Peace all.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Both Japan and the U.S. are goners.

    Lets check this thread a year from now and see where this educated prediction ends up, ok?

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    "Four reactors blew up?…..Doh!" “Oh, Lisa, you and your stories: Bart’s a vampire, government is corrupt, radiation kills brain cells. Now let’s go back to that… building… thingie… where our beds and TV… is.”

  • Daisy207

    If they kill off all the phytoplankton (that convert most all of the CO2 to oxygen for the planet – plants contribute very little) we all had better turn green and start practicing photosynthesis.

  • Sol Man

    Can't imagine 5, the ten years out. Can anyone?

    • bo bo

      I just got offered a promotion yesterday at my job to a position with more responsibilities, and I declined, fukushima being the real reason (I did not tell them that). Pre 3/11 I would have said, why not, build up resume and experience, might lead to something, you never know … etc. Now my outlook is so bleak – why kill myself for just a little more pay? Less work, more time with loved ones, the better.

      • Cisco Cisco

        The radiological fire continues to fission releasing vast quantities of radionuclides (as it has for 2-1/2 years) into the atmosphere and into the Pacific. Japan continues to incinerate its nuclear contaminated debris, releasing concentrations of radionuclides and radioactive particles into the atmosphere, and dumping highly concentrated radioactive ash into Tokyo Bay.

        Based on what we know, the conditions for biological systems will continue to get worse (bio-accumulation).

        A scary example: The collapse of global bee populations will be accelerated, ultimately causing food scarcity. The list of probable collapsing bio-systems is endless; suffice to say the earth won't be a pleasant place to be 10 years hence.

        Bo…I'm sorry to say, I think you head is in the right place.

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Gee, I wonder what caused all these teachers to get sick with thyroid cancer in Malibu California?? We know at ENE what caused it!!! FUKU!


  • Cisco Cisco

    It was hazardous waste in the graded soil during some construction. It couldn't have possibly have been radiation; because, they never tested for it!

    No problem, next!

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    US Coast Guard sinks ghost ship from Fukushima. I noticed that the abandoned vessel was anchored off (front bow line), which means that we boarded it. Wonder how hot (rad wise) it was? Hope they drained its fuel and oil first. Doubt it. Did we attempt to contact its legal owner? Doubt it.


  • StevenStarr

    Since the meltdown and melt-through of the Fukushima nuclear reactors, and the boil-off of the spent fuel pool in reactor building number four, the general comment has been that it was "lucky" that most of the radioactivity has gone into the Pacific Ocean. In the case of Japan, that is certainly true . . . but perhaps not so lucky for the creatures of the Pacific, especially those living at the top of the food chains.

    It is established scientific fact that cesium-137 and strontium-90, like lead and mercury, bioaccumulate and biomagnify in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems. When a creature cannot excrete these poisons faster than they accumulate in their bodies, they will bioaccumulate (concentrate). As smaller creatures are eaten by larger creatures higher up in the food chain (trophic levels), the concentrations of these toxic substances build up at higher rates in the larger creatures. DDT will be 1 part per million in contaminated water and be concentrated 10 million times in fish-eating birds.

    Thousands of autopsied human tissue samples analyzed in Belarus showed that cesium-137 concentrates in the endocrine and heart tissues, kidneys, pancreas, intestines, stomach, and liver. Babies in utero are thousands of times more sensitive to radiation, infants hundreds of times, children 5 to 7 times more sensitive than adult males. Routine ingestion of contaminated foodstuffs leads to bioaccumulation in humans, as well as other creatures. We will see this in the…

  • misterdog

    There should be a Global Effort to help clean up this disaster.
    And it is to bad, There are nor marine Biologists offering to help the Marine Life.This will effect all of marine Life & Human life as well. We have psychopaths ruling the earth & Mad Scientists in Charge of our Planet!