Report: U.S. West Coast to be hard-hit by Fukushima ocean contamination — North Pacific Gyre transporting radioactive material to America

Published: August 23rd, 2013 at 9:15 am ET
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Title: US West Coast to be hard-hit by Fukushima radiation
Source: Voice of Russia
Date: Aug. 21, 2013

US West Coast to be hard-hit by Fukushima radiation

An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of the US. While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret US government report revelas [sic] that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation.

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences show that radiation on US West Coast could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan. [...]

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Indeed, another team of top Chinese scientists have just published a study in the Science China Earth Sciences journal showing that Fukushima nuclear pollution is becoming more concentrated as it approaches the West Coast of the United States, that the plume crosses the ocean in a nearly straight line toward North America, and that it appears to stay together with little dispersion.

The time scale of the nuclear pollutants reaching the west coast of America is 3.2 years if it is estimated using the surface drifting buoys and 3.9 years if it is estimated using the nuclear pollutant particulate tracers. [...]

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“More concentrated… little dispersion”? From August 20, 2013:

Study shows Fukushima nuclear pollution becoming more concentrated as it approaches U.S. West Coast -- Plume crosses ocean in a nearly straight line toward N. America -- Appears to stay together with little dispersion (MODEL)

Published: August 23rd, 2013 at 9:15 am ET
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24 comments to Report: U.S. West Coast to be hard-hit by Fukushima ocean contamination — North Pacific Gyre transporting radioactive material to America

  • nedlifromvermont

    Oh great!!! And my son just moved to San Fran to take a job with FaceBook. Good thing is he's been vegetarian since birth … and he's not much of a surfer, and these software engineer types spend a lot of time indoors, behind HEPA filters … bad thing is, he does go outside to catch a bus, and as far as I know he still has to breathe …

    oh weh oh weh. Silence from GE on the F' matter is DEAFENING!!


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    • Cisco Cisco

      I'm sorry for you and your son NFV. It's pathetic when working people have to sacrifice their lives to take a job, because there are so few economic opportunities brought to you by the psychopaths of Wall Street and the resulting global financial meltdown.

      Soon some economists will honestly address the prospects for the Japanese economy due to Fukushima, and will conclude Japan is a walking dead man. Fukushima will bankrupt the country, and soon. Not just the cost of "clean-up", but the cost of barred exports due to radioactive contamination.

      The last MSM report I read at Time magazine reported the cost of cleanup would be 11 billion…$USD. Recently released FOIA telephone transcripts and emails revealed that TEPCO had purchased a seawater pumping system from Bechtel for 9 billion. Time magazine…just another mouth organ for status quo.


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Get him a Geiger counter to measure food rad levels, and maybe a personal dosimeter. The San Joaquin valley where a most vegetables come from is always high on the rad data.


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    U.S. Government is doing nothing about it, and not even acknowledging it.


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  • SnorkY2K

    This appears to be a snapshot of the results of contamination for the first few days. I doubt that it factors in that contamination has been occurring since the cooling pools were finally filled again.


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  • wemadethis wemadethis

    As I previously stated.

    But again, these models and reports all show bright hotspots for the Cesium isotopes, Strontium particles and the other daughter products but seem to omit the fact that they can't travel alone. The same torrents that run under the broken plant and carry the byproducts into the sea must simultaneously collect untold amounts of RAW PLUTONIUM and ENRICHED URANIUM at the same time.

    Bone seeking + Muscle accumulation = Smoke + Mirrors.

    The raw fuel contamination is what needs to be measured and checked.


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  • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

    Not hearing any discussion of Mox fuel either.


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  • Cerviche

    The toxic is coming home, a shame that too many people will have to suffer for the decisions of a few


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  • combomelt combomelt

    That chart is such a heavy load of shyt. How pretty. How convenient the current doesnt relly go anywhere in their time frame. It very conveniently misses Hawaii. Whew they sure were lucky it missed them. They say the "study" just came out. LIES, LIES LIES LYING LIARS THAT LIE TO OUR FACE, OUR CHILDREN, BROTHERS, SISTERS, AUNTS AND UNCLES, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS.

    THERE IS N O W H E R E FOR YOU liars TO HIDE. S

    SUCK UP THE MOX-TRUTH DEEP INTO YOUR LUNGS AND DIE HORRIBLY. PREFERABLY A SHORT TIME BEFORE THE REST OF HUMANITY.


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  • combomelt combomelt

    [COMMENT REMOVED AFTER MULTIPLE REPORTS. See #4]


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  • combomelt combomelt

    ENENEWS=TRUTH

    GENERAL PUBLIC=DUCK DYNASTY FANS

    [COMMENT REMOVED AFTER MULTIPLE REPORTS. See #4 (and it started off so good...)]


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  • lickerface lickerface

    I thought they already admitted widespread radiation release since March 2011! Using the 3.2 year rate, it would arrive by May 2014. What's with the constant lies still?


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  • ftlt

    Unless the Border lees Empire is held accountable nothing will change.. It is that simple…

    The corpo-slavetocracy is on the rise everywhere..

    What has allowed been happen to Bradley Manning is as important as FUFU… Yes, it is.. The truth is thrown in jail while the killers and destroyers run wild…

    WAKE UP!!! LIVE LOCAL – BUY LOCAL!!! LIVE WELL NOT BETTER!!!

    Nothing can be accomplished to change things until we address our current form of gangster world raping governance for profit that runs the world right now …

    The world is shrinking…


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  • bo bo

    He brings cute little uranium buckyball munchkins


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    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Suggested reading for everyone "Deadly Deceit" (Goldman, Gould 1991) it is out of print but you can find it used on the net. It is a statistician's investigation into the millions of deaths caused from Chernobyl in the USA and that Low level radiation exposure is more deadly than being in an atomic bomb. The survivors of Hiroshima have done better than the down winders from Nuclear accidents, testing, nuclear plants etc. It really lays out what we are in for.


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  • MCBEKRL

    Everyone just close your eyes and imagine what the contamination levels will be like in 10 years time. Now think in 20 years time. It will get more and more concentrated, and worse and worse. Everything TEPCO has done has been making the problems worse, especially their lies about what is has been happening all along.

    Storm your Japanese consulate and begin pressuring them about this! The Japanese hate to be put on the spot, and a global rising at J-consulates will make this a global issue once and for all – leading to a global initiative (finally) to solve this problem.


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  • digitalaardvarks

    i should cancel my plans to move back to california this year?


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