Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing” (AUDIO)

Published: October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
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Excerpts from newly uncovered interview with yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen:

Skeptoid (emphasis added): This is the third in a series of pieces debunking the scaremongering and hysteria regarding the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant… The ocean is broken. This is the title of an October article from Australia’s Newcastle Herald, chronicling the journey of Ivan Macfadyen [The Sidney Morning Herald]… it went viral, with over half a million views in three days. People connected the dots and linked the dead, garbage-filled ocean that Macfadyen encountered on his trip to Fukushima and the piece has been used as part of the exaggerated story since then. But the link between the two doesn’t appear to existThe story is also not at all about the nuclear plant, but the damage done from overfishing and plastic pollution.

See also: After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead – Nothing alive for 3,000+ mi.

Full interview with Macfadyen here

Published: October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
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