Radiation Expert: It’s terrifying how Pacific ecosystem has collapsed since Fukushima — Plutonium and uranium suspected of spreading through food chain (VIDEO)

Published: January 8th, 2014 at 9:15 am ET
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Interview with Dr. Christopher Busby, Jan. 7, 2014:

Dr. Busby obtained First Class Honours BSc (Special) in Chemistry from the University of London and researched spectro-electrochemistry at the University of Kent, gaining a PhD.. He was a member of the UK Ministry of Defence Oversight Committee on Depleted Uranium and was elected a Fellow of the University of Liverpool in the Faculty of Medicine. (Source: CERRIE)

Watch part I of the interview here and watch part II here

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Published: January 8th, 2014 at 9:15 am ET
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435 comments to Radiation Expert: It’s terrifying how Pacific ecosystem has collapsed since Fukushima — Plutonium and uranium suspected of spreading through food chain (VIDEO)

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    Score: 'Blog-ref' 29 posts, Responders over 40, thread ruined…

    • bo bo

      So that is their purpose. This way comments with substance messages become buried away on first page.
      I'll be more careful myself too, but please, everyone, ignore the troll and carry on.

      • socref

        I have posted comments with substance and people like you dodge them by calling me shill and troll. Your choice, you can either engage in the conversation, or you can go about your merry way in blissful ignorance. I myself would rather engage, than play games like "troll jousting". How idiotic is that?

        • bo bo

          You actually dodged my reply to you about how germany is doing very well after nuclear phase out and switching to solar – how they even had a surplus to sell electricity to France, who is still fully nuclear and yet could not supply its own, Germany still grew its GDP, and cut carbon emissions in half. You dodged that bullet, so I've ignored you since.

          • socref

            I didnt dodge your reply. I had hundreds of replies to get to and maybe I didnt get to your specific question.

            Ask yourself first: Is the question about the merits/downside of nuclear or about Fukushima. Since this site is about Fukushima lets keep it about Germany's response to Fukushima.

            I personally think Germany's response to Fukushima was the straw that broke the camels back for them. They were never fond of nuclear energy, even though the Karlsrughe Institite is one of the finest nuclear science labs in thw world.

            Germany's reaction to Fukushima was knee-jerk. An about face by Merkel politically when facing opposition by the Greens. Politicians serve only one constituency – themselves. So she wanted to stay in power, she better come out against nuclear. So she did.

            What has this done for Germany? It ensured they will burn dirty coal, buy nuclear power from France and Czech Republic.

            Germans are their own people. They hate Russians because of WWII. They were not too keen on Chernobyl.

            The Russian word for wolf is the same German word for people (volk).

            So there is a history here and Chernobyl didnt help it.

            Im not dodging your bullet. I think I answered it and if you dont like it, well you can lump it.

              • bo bo

                Excerpt:Germany permanently shut down 8 nuclear power plants in 2011. Indeed, Germany’s phase-out of nuclear will speed up the reduction in its carbon footprint.PhysOrg reported last year:A special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, “The German Nuclear Exit,” shows that the nuclear shutdown and an accompanying move toward renewable energy are already yielding measurable economic and environmental benefits, with one top expert calling the German phase-out a probable game-changer for the nuclear industry worldwide.***Freie Universität Berlin politics professor Miranda Schreurs says the nuclear phase-out and accompanying shift to renewable energy have brought financial benefits to farmers, investors, and small business;Felix Matthes of the Institute for Applied Ecology in Berlin concludes the phase-out will have only small and temporary effects on electricity prices and the German economy;***Lutz Mez, co-founder of Freie Universitӓt Berlin’s Environmental Policy Research Center, presents what may be the most startling finding of all …. “It has actually decoupled energy from economic growth, with the country’s energy supply andcarbon-dioxide emissions dropping from 1990 to 2011, even as its gross domestic product rose by 36 percent.”Beyond Nuclear notes:Germany reduced its carbon emissions in 2011 by 2.1 percent despite the nuclear phaseout. The cut in greenhouse gases was mainly reached due to an accelerated transition to renewable energies and a…

              • bo bo

                Continued:
                Beyond Nuclear notes:Germany reduced its carbon emissions in 2011 by 2.1 percent despite the nuclear phaseout. The cut in greenhouse gases was mainly reached due to an accelerated transition to renewable energies and a warm winter. In addition, the EU emissions trading system caps all emissions from the power sector.While eight nuclear power plants were shut down, solar power output increased by 60 percent. By the end of 2011, renewable energies provided more than 20 percent of overall electricity.***Even after shutting its eight oldest nuclear power plants, Germany is still a net exporter of electricity. In 2011, Germany exported 6 TWh more than it imported. Additionally, German electricity exports to Europe’s nuclear power house France increased throughout 2011.

                • bo bo

                  'What has this done for Germany ? It has insured them to buy nuclear power from France and Czech Republic' you say.

                  The facts show quite the contrary: Germany had surplus electricity to SELL after shutting down nuke plants and switchingto solar, and they were more than happy to sell that extra electricity off to France, who continues down the nuclear path and was still not able to supply all the electricity the country needed.

            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              Germany did a beautiful job.
              Now if the will keep working toward use of renewables.. its all good.
              Did you mention Chernobyl?

              http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=chernobyl+children&FORM=HDRSC2

              Tell it to them.

            • harengus_acidophilus

              Or was it expertise?

              German Chancellor Merkel has an Ph.D. in Physics.
              She understand nuclear.

              "The Russian word for wolf is the same German word for people (volk). "
              The american word "gift" is the german word for "poison".

              Another gift from Uncle Sam?

              h.

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        It discusses very interesting investigative methods and Why?
        …posted at http://wyynd.tripod.com 2nd Vid…..

        I am seeking someone able to translate Arto's Videos more articulately from Finnish to English which we will post as Transcripts to All of Arto's Videos.

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  • We Not They Finally

    Since Chris Busby specifically cites plutonium and uranium, you have to wonder if the explosion at reactor 3 of the MOX fuel is a leading culprit here.

  • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

    socref, may I please get your view on a few things, how does the water moderation effect change when the water becomes vapour and how long is the longest a criticality will last in a reactor and do you think the explosion would stop the criticality any way?

    • socref

      I will be pleased to answer your questions.

      1. A neutron needs water to moderate or slow down so that it reaches the right energy when interacting with U-235 to cause a fission. When the water becomes vapor or less dense, the neutron doesnt lose its energy per collision (it takes more collisions to slow it down), hence the neutron energy spectrum will be faster and because U-235 has a higher thermal fission cross section, the fission reactions will lession and "reactivity" will go down.

      2. the longest a criticality will last in a reactor could be millions of years as seen by the Oklo natural reactor if everything is in balance. For the particular criticality explosion, the shutdown mechansim is leakage of neutrons as water turns to vapor. This lasts anywhere from a microsecond to a millisecond or a little longer. In Borax-1, it was about a microsecond for the pulse, but the steam explosion came later. You see it takes time for energy to build up in a reactor and depending on the material surrounding the reactor or the "reflector", the heat losses may not occur as fast.

      I hope this answers your question.

      Thanks

    • haizedustrium-1234 haizedustrium-1234

      Plutonium melts at approximately 900+ K and U235 at approximately 1400+/- K. The melt down is therefore not entirely U235 dependant.

      (1kg of plutonium could easily equal about 20,000 tons of explosives)
      It surely appears to be a small china syndrome unfolding right inside the reactor in slow motion in a thousandth of a second. Does the continuous rise in temperature amid the slowing down of fission have anything to do with a second or third ionization energy spike of plutonium from more neutron collisions leakage to the fuel pool resulting in less moderation before or after the explosion?

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    CA BEACH and RAIN vids at 13 and 31X background, along with AIR FILTER and other vids, seem to me to be the way to expose government and state agency lies, and show the media-hypnotized public that U.S. radiation contamination is both VISIBLE and LOCAL.

    Here's another of Michael Collins ENVIROREPORTER vids indicating St. Louis SNOW at 110 CPM, 4X background, reminding us that Fuku contamination isn't limited to the Pacific ecosystem and doesn't stop at the west coast beaches:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryfXIbPcvH0

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    The Fukushima Conspiracy

    Does anyone in authority anywhere tell the truth about Fukushima? If there is any government or non-government authority in the world that is addressing the disaster at Fukushima openly, directly, honestly, and effectively, it’s not apparent to the outside observer what entity that might be.

    Jan 5 2014

    http://wariscrime.com/new/fukushima-conspiracy/

  • Charles Charles

    It beats me how any "Expert" can do the math and predict with any degree of certainty how much powdered fuel went up into the environment when nobody knows how much is missing.

  • W8R W8R

    Ahh.. Transmutation..
    Requires bombardment to raise the element to a higher, less stable, shorter lived element. In other words, a breeder.
    Do we build a breeder on every nuke site worldwide, or create a "portable breeder" to move from site to site.
    I applaud the concept but fear the application.
    Also to transmutate an element you need a more reactive element to bombarded it with.
    Perhaps a top-down strategy would work. Working our way down the scale until there is nothing left above 238,IDK.

  • american dreamer satan loves nukes

    Could these whales somehow be related to radioactive plume from Fuku?
    Rare? No I'd say nuked to perfection! Muhahaaaaaa!
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-08/27exceptionally-rare27-conjoined-whales-found-in-mexico/5190228

  • W8R W8R

    Socref,
    No signature..
    Really? Says who?
    Tell it to the crew of the Ronald Regan.
    No "reported" sig. I wasnt there.
    Were you????

  • W8R W8R

    Explain the EMP picked up worldwide…

  • W8R W8R

    I ask this:
    The entire world watch as a building packed full of uranium fuel exploded and you claim none escaped into the environment.

  • W8R W8R

    Before I have defended you when you were called a shill.
    But your contention that no fuel escaped the building because there was no signature reported is just ludicrous.
    So what created the hot spots the workers had a bulldozer over in the beginning just to be able to be on site.
    No fuel escaped the building indeed.
    Even "honest Abe" himself wouldn't buy that one.
    The Ronald Reagan picked up such an intense shine they backed the ship out to 50 miles.
    For heaven sakes man the site is so fucking hot birds flying over drop from the air I've watched it on the webcam.
    Your continued assertion there was no signature recorded although you were not there nor was I to see, makes me wonder. Are you a shill? Employees are tweeting reading this is high is 10 full sieverts on site. I guess that's just bananas..

    • mark_eric

      There were fuel pellets from #3 found fired like artillery shells 15 Km from the plant. I'd call that a release.

      Given that some of it went into the ocean there will be ongoing production of Plutonium and Uranium Bucky Balls that UC Davis published a study on. Mix salt water and nuclear fuel and you get Plutonium and Uranium Peroxides, which further form into 60 atom cage-clusters, or Bucky Balls.

      These Bucky Balls are very stable and light. They are likely to be found predominantly in sea foam, and can travel vast distances inland in sea mist.

      They would make an ideal "hot particle".

      aHEMagain

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