UPI: Fukushima plume to reach U.S. West Coast in months; Measurable increase in radioactive material — Study: Prolonged exposure for California lasting 10 years; Hits Hawaii early 2014… may already be surrounded (PHOTO)

Published: August 28th, 2013 at 9:27 pm ET
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UPI, Aug. 28, 2013: Fukushima radioactive plume being tracked toward U.S. West Coast […] The radioactive plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster will reach U.S. shores within 3 years of the date of the incident, Australian researchers say. […] “Observers on the West Coast of the United States will be able to see a measurable increase in radioactive material three years after the event,” researcher Erik van Sebille said in an ARC release Wednesday. “However, people on those coastlines should not be concerned as the concentration of radioactive material quickly drops below World Health Organization safety levels as soon as it leaves Japanese waters.” […]

Surface (0-200m) of Cesium-137 concentrations (Bq/m3) by (a) April 2012, (b) April 2014 (c) April 2016 and (d) April 2021 — Hawaii seen in black square (SOURCE: Rossi, et al.)

Phys.org, Aug. 28, 2013: […] [Eddies and giant whirlpools] direct the radioactive particles to different areas along the US west coast. “Although some uncertainties remain around the total amount released and the likely concentrations that would be observed, we have shown unambiguously that the contact with the north-west American coasts will not be identical everywhere,” said Dr Vincent Rossi. “Shelf waters north of 45°N will experience higher concentrations during a shorter period, when compared to the Californian coast. […] The plume will be forced down deeper into the ocean toward the subtropics before rising up again along the southern Californian shelf.” […] Eventually over a number of decades, a measurable but otherwise harmless signature of the radiation will spread into other ocean basins, particularly the Indian and South Pacific oceans. […]

Abstract of Multi-decadal projections of surface and interior pathways of the Fukushima Cesium-137 radioactive plume, October 2013 (print): […] The simulations suggest that the contaminated plume would have been rapidly diluted below 10,000 Bq/m3 by the energetic Kuroshio Current and Kurushio Extension by July 2011. Based on our source function of 22 Bq/m3, which sits at the upper range of the published estimates, waters with Cs-137 concentrations >10 Bq/m3 are projected to reach the northwestern American coast and the Hawaiian archipelago by early 2014. Driven by quasi-zonal oceanic jets, shelf waters north of 45°N experience Cs-137 levels of 10–30 Bq/m3 between 2014 and 2020, while the Californian coast is projected to see lower concentrations (10–20 Bq/m3) slightly later (2016–2025). This late but prolonged exposure is related to subsurface pathways of mode waters, where Cs-137 is subducted toward the subtropics before being upwelled from deeper sources along the southern Californian coast. The model suggests that Fukushima-derived Cs-137 will penetrate the interior ocean and spread to other oceanic basins over the next two decades and beyond. […]

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105 comments to UPI: Fukushima plume to reach U.S. West Coast in months; Measurable increase in radioactive material — Study: Prolonged exposure for California lasting 10 years; Hits Hawaii early 2014… may already be surrounded (PHOTO)

  • weeman

    I don't like these simulations, to many variables and lack of hard data, as stated.

  • Sixela Sixela

    maybe I'm a special kind of stupid, but every time I read something like this, I bang my head on a desk or wall.

    "However, people on those coastlines should not be concerned as the concentration of radioactive material quickly drops below World Health Organisation safety levels as soon as it leaves Japanese waters."

    Does anyone have a pill for that type of problem? GIMME THE CHEMICALS!

  • Jebus Jebus

    The word that is missing is bioaccumulation…

    Tunnelvision studies are meant to obfuscate the real truth…

    • Noah

      Stupidity has been bioaccumulating

      As stupidity bioaccumulates throughout the world, dangerous low levels of intelligence known as the dumb kluck effect has effected most of the leadership. These neurons and nerd-rons bump into one another and cause pre-radical a-linski like damage in the minds of those who internalize and ingest their views. According to the dumb kluck effect, low levels of truth are much more dangerous than high levels of truth.

    • We Not They Finally

      Jebus, yes, "bioaccumulation" is one of the huge missing words. Along with "coriums" and "melt-throughs."

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Sixela,

    Please only take the Red Pills!

    Thank You!

    • Sixela Sixela

      What does red taste like? Metallic? How's the mouth feel?

      • or-well

        The red pill tastes slightly bitter,
        unlike the bland blue pill with its
        olestra-like fattiness and
        cloying saccharin syrupyness,
        but possessing a lingering sense of cleanliness
        to the discriminating palate.

        • Sixela Sixela

          sounds lovely! Does it pair better with white or red wine? What's worse, drinking California rad wines, or European rad wine? *sigh* I guess I need to start drinking wine from the Southern Hemi.

  • "Eventually over a number of decades…"
    – Phys.org

    "…spread to other oceanic basins over the next two decades and beyond."
    – Abstract projections

    "World Health Organization safety levels…"
    Exactly what levels are they talking about?

    Concentration and accumulation may play a larger roll as the plume impacts the shoreline over time.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      The plume will be subducted in the semitropics before upwelling near the Southern California shelf.

      Does that sound like a problem for the Subtropics, to anyone besides me?

      Lots of albacore and other critters swimming around, living out there in them thar waters. The Pacific Gyre?

      Rather than lessening my sense of alarm, it is only heigthened.

      But then I suppose these experts think the dumbed down public will think, "out of sight, out of mind, so I'm out of harm's way, at least for now."

      • We Not They Finally

        "Out of sight, out of mind"? Did you see Al Pacino in "The Devil's Advocate"? He said with demonic glee, "They'll never see you coming!" Like PLUTONIUM, bearer of death.

        My husband and I were talking to other day about what can possibly be told to CHILDREN in the long run. That something invisible, odorless, tasteless, is out to KILL them? It seems cruel to have to be in any position to tell that to a child. Even the adults don't seem to handle this very well.

        • mairs mairs

          WNTF, we learned about radiation as children in the '60's. it was called duck and cover, and bomb shelters.

        • We Not They Finally

          The combination of the war over the petro dollar and strife between The Allies the USA Britain and Israel could take us to war with Iran Russia and China…That would be WW111 and lead to a total disaster…We would nt have to wait for the oceans and air to be poisoned. Nuclear bombs would make a great mess.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Wind and ocean currents take radiation straight to United States and Canada. Seems those governments would take notice, or even act like they're taking notice.

    • nedlifromvermont

      Sorry Biggy! Too busy attacking Syria and Bashar, which will create a diversion from then tough news out of Fukushima … got to do it … General Electric is calling the shots, not Private Obama … sorry to disabuse you of your best sentiments …

      G.E.

      peace to the 'newsers!

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        So true Ned, so true

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Kerry and Hagel look like shabby circus hawkers.
          What a ruse..what a show.
          War does it for some you know..
          Hide the truth..hide the 'glow'.
          Got to pretend to be heroes you know…

          Even if Assad used chemical weapons, the west has no mandate to act as a global policeman

          By ordering air strikes against Syria without UN security council support, Obama will be doing the same as Bush in 2003
          Aug 28 2013

          http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/28/chemical-weapons-west-global-policeman

          • We Not They Finally

            Wow. A lot of good points, HofR, but WAY too broad a brush. Politics aside, there actually is ongoing danger to ordinary Syrians. Iraq was based on not just lies, but obsessive greed! The U.S. was going to go in there to TAKE IRAQ'S OIL, then label it something else. Please try not to mix apples with oranges!

            • We Not They Finally

              Remember when there was genocide in Rwanda, the U.S. was under the guns for NOT acting! It's a balance. Great (I mean wealthier) nations can wield power wrongly, but sometimes there are obligations to help when others cannot or will not.

              • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

                and you'd actually trust the U.S. government to decide who's endangering whom?

                • The US has a choice;

                  Either support a cruel and supposedly weapons of mass destruction using dictator..

                  Or, support a bunch of fundamentalist groups who will institute a Muslim Brotherhood type of government if they win.

                  Never mind, that the US will use DU weapons, phosphorus bombs, cluster bombs, and land mines…

                  DU bombs all by themselves are a weapon of mass destruction.

                  The moral high ground has been lost.

                  All that is left is a lose lose situation.

              • SykeWar(DELETED) SykeWar

                We Not They Finally: Ahhhh yes. And Madeleine Albright (US sec. of state) before the UN, couldn't decide what "genocide" meant. Meanwhile people where being butchered by the tens of thousands! And the US couldn't act till somebody got a bloody dictionary. See, things are so complicated now. Madeline couldn't figure out what genocide meant, Bill C. the rhodes scholar couldn't figure out what "is" meant. Words become so complicated when you don't want to face the truth.

            • mairs mairs

              It's about a pipeline in this case. This has nothing to do with humanitarianism, sorry to say.

            • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

              Too broad a brush..indeed.

              Isn't it apparent that the systematic destruction of the Middle east is under way.
              What is less obvious is the US military build up in the Asia pacific area..in anticipation of using the disaster at Fukushima and regional friction..to bring in civil control.
              Help from the allies…ya ya .

              World War 3..absolutely.
              Soon..the only profit to be made will be taking it from others.
              Rather that way now isn't it?

              • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

                PS.'selective obscenity'

                "Selective ‘obscenity’: US checkered record on chemical weapons

                "While Washington currently argues that the use of chemical weapons is a “red line” that requires a swift and immediate military response to deter future crimes against humanity, the US has a checkered record on the issue, said former CIA analyst Ray McGovern, citing the time when then-US ally Saddam Hussein deployed chemical weapons against Iran during the Iran-Iraq War – with US knowledge.

                “We had the famous picture of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Hussein,” McGovern told RT. “That happened the day after the first public announcement that the Iraqis had used mustard gas against the Iranians. So [turning a] blind eye, yeah, in spades.”

                “The problem is that we knew what was going on, and there is a Geneva Convention against the use of chemical warfare. Our top leaders knew it," McGovern continued. “The question is: had they no conscience, had they no shame?”

                http://rt.com/news/us-chemical-weapons-portnaya-152/

                Oh..The US..the mighty and the self- righteous..
                The US sponsors of water boarding..the treatment of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib…and forced feeding of prisoners.

                The US government… perpetrators of the hoax called 9/11.

                Shame…what shame?
                Severe psychosis..pervades the human race.

                • omniversling

                  Agent Orange, the longest running chemweap campaign EVER! 10 years. Conducted by guess who (hint: president got a Nobel PEACE prize)…

                  the world's 'policeman'…

              • omniversling

                "7 countries in 5 years" General Wesley Clarke (ret), one-time NATO Supreme Allied Commander.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

                http://www.biography.com/people/wesley-clark-10103240

          • MichaelV MichaelV

            And like Clinton in Kosovo
            Reagan in Granada
            Nixon over Hanoi
            LBJ…Gulf of Tonkin
            Truman… Korea
            FDR…Pearl harbor
            ….over there
            …the USS Maine
            To hell with Spain

            We fight for $$$

      • vicky13 vicky13

        I wonder why our species is so stupid. Start another war waste more blood and treasure, when FUKU is going to kill everything.

        Imagine if we had all that money and tech. that is being wasted on the wars on this world and THAT cash/tech was put on stopping this ELE event in Japan.

        SCOTTY BEAM ME THE FRACK ABOARD!!!!!!!

        vickyb in ottawa

        • We Not They Finally

          We need John Lennon's "Imagine." We need a whole new planet. And yeah, any aliens that look benevolent and offer help, I'm with them!

          Neil DeGrasse Tyson — he's the head of the New York Planetarium and a really good scientist. And he says that there probably ARE aliens out there, but they look at this mess and won't come any closer.

          It's just worse than ever because homicide is finally turning into suicide. How do these evil ugly plutocrats expect THEIR descendants to survive?

        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          exactly vicky13…

      • mairs mairs

        Hey, we've got to get rid of Assad so the Qatar pipeline can go through Syria to Europe and undercut Russia's supplying fossil fuel to Europe. Assad won't let it through, so he has to go. Genocide in Africa? Who cares? They don't have oil.

        It's always always always about money.

      • We Not They Finally

        We arent talking about diversion with Syria we may be talking about WW111…The strife between Israel and Iran may blowup to a great disaster…

        • So true… and the military industrial complex is so eager to jump in there, along with the oil monopoly.

          Feel sorry for President Obama, who has masters that want never ending war…

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Yes, and the jet stream will pick up some of the radiation and will move it inland. It will be raining down on us.

    • This article from online Daily Mail was removed

      http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html

      Funny how USA only intervenes near the oil. Or Afghanistan poppies.
      Or South American coke. Obummer is the real terrorist, terrorizing Americans with bad policy.

    • omniversling

      "The wind and the oceans" have already carried trucks, dock segments, boats, cans etc etc to Oregon and West Coast USA…why should the isotopes be such laggards?

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    the entire ocean is contaminated to 100s and 1000s of times more than it was. Animals must live in that 24/7. Our highly evolved kindred species, like the much loved and admired porpoise will be 300 times more radioactive than the water. This could cause extinctions and much suffering. People are so disappointing, so infuriating…

  • Mack Mack

    The phys.org article gives a link to an animated map where you "can click on an area in the ocean and track the movement of the radiation or any other form of pollution on the ocean surface over the next 10 years."

    http://adrift.org.au/#map?lat=36.6&lng=142.7&center=30&_suid=1377744046802004072581290309635

  • http://www.biogeosciences.net/special_issue126.html

    First article "view final report pdf"

    the chopsticks fails to address various elements of oceanic conditions and past studies.

  • http://www.biogeosciences.net/special_issue126.html

    First article "view final report pdf"

    the chopsticks fails to address various elements of oceanic conditions and past studies.

    As well as side steps polonium and strontium . The above website has various studies on individual isotopes just type fukushima polonium. Fukushima strontium. Ect.

    • Note both articles show that main stream media had blamed high level contaminated tuna on migrating tuna. Completely side stepping past studies. Furthermore at 10NW an hour a specimen will recieve 10 x 10 x 24 BQ external dose daily. Leading to widest 5 x 10 x 24 bq internal dose.

      So stating that a dose rate of 10bq m3. Completely downplays the internal and external dose rate of species living within the environment. Also note that all future rain from march 2013 and so on will be accumulated by oceanic convection. Leading to a rise in our local radiation doses on land.

      Which would lead to a constant rate of 2.5BQ external dose pet rain cycle.

      Winter will be worse. @ 5bq per dose rate due to eastern convection.

      • Main point of above post is that it's not due to migration… It's due to contaminated environment in respect of bio accumulation. Hence the radiation is already coastal to the united states of America.

        And it's not a plume. Plumes have ends.

        It's more of a stream or river.

        • mairs mairs

          Plumes have a leading edge, but not necessarily an end, such as the plume of jet fuel and other contaminants that Jet Propulsion Laboratory dumped for decades into the soil where I grew up, which contaminated the groundwater. Plume in hydrodynamics is effluent that comes from a source and then spreads and widens outward.

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        What an amazing link Tacoma, thanks for sharing it. 🙂

        • There are multiple reports on that website. Play with the search box for various results. Ie. Too much data to mention… However I've read the gist of them and i am happy to help you with the directory.

    • Sickputer

      +311 TG. Great string of posts.

      The fixation on cesium to the exclusion of the other 1940+ radioistopes is done on purpose by the nucleorats. They don't want to generate excessive public anxiety with worry over bone-seeking strontium-90 or leukemia-inducing plutonium or the other bad Dr. Frankenstein brew of horrors.

      All it takes is one ingested speck into your lungs of the most dangerous fallout particles and it lodges in your lungs or heart tissue or bone marrow and begins slowly blowing apart the biochemistry of your natural DNA. Just like microscopic atomic bombs inside your body.

      And the next time some scientist brings up the lame old counter arguments of radioactive Brazil nuts and bananas or jet plane flight radiation, or how natural radiation is the same as their Dr. Frankenstein monstrosities… Send them here.

      We don't fall silent in awe from their lies. Never have and never will. They may even believe their own lies, but if they do then they are very ignorant naked apes. When they come to debate the round table regulars here…they've got nothing of merit. Just a century old shell game of lies starting with a deluded Madame Curie and ending up with the mad nuclear scientists of 2013.

      Dr. Strangelove has nothing on these pompous global exterminators.

      • mairs mairs

        If they believe their own lies than they are mentally ill, rather than just a bunch of psychopaths. After the tritium reports in the media, they were pretending that only tritium was being released.

      • Sickputer

        You might notice the dedicated nuclear trolls rarely visit here anymore. Why? Because they know they have nothing to offer that would explain or justify the Fukushima crisis.

        C'mon Rod or Conca…stop in for a chat…give us your best shot. Oh I forgot…you already did…three country-destroying coriums.

    • +1

      A brew of goo,
      For me and you,
      For all life really,
      And the unborn too

  • Bioaccumulation is the factor that all media fails to mention.

    Living inside a 10bq environment does not mean that you only are accumulating a 10bq dose rate. It means that every hour you have absorbed that dose.

  • Folks it time to recheck your "Shelter in Place" boxes and make sure the supplies are good, batteries ready to go, cycle in some fresh tape and take the old tape out for "normal use". Get your HEPA filters going, and start dosing up on anti-oxidants.

    EPA data shows large quantities of Iodine 131 (I-131). This is a dangerous isotope as it goes into the thyroid and attacks the thyroid. You really need a thyroid.

    However I-131 doesnt last long, its half life is 8 days, so in 32 days its half of half of half of half, or 1/16, roughly its 95% gone in a month.

    Fresh EPA reports of I-131 in the USA mean not JUST that TEPCO leaked some tanks, its that they have a fresh reaction going on.

    The melted cores are huge, around 100 tons, and they are hell on earth. If they are cooled or separated they won't "go off", but if they are jostled by an earthquake, or the cooling water stops, they can start an uncontained nuclear reaction, which is clearly what is happening now. Most of 3 cores (now called corium) are deep under the buildings, impossible to get to.

    This is not good. Japan Gov and TEPCO have been colluding for years to cover up the real situation. And the USA who pushed them into nuclear 50 years ago, now see China as a real threat to "our buddies" in Japan if Japan cannot compete in manufacturing because they can't use the "cheap electricity" that their 50 nuke plant can provide. USA has stated, this year that Japan's shut…

  • rockyourworld

    expect rioting and anarchy when all americans finally wake up to the coverup of fukushima

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Americans are not given to rioting and anarchy. They are too well fed. The food I received at the food bank today is very nutritious–enough to last me a whole week. It was freely and happily given, no questions asked but verification of address. The food bank I went to is run by the Southern Baptist Christian church. There are other community share food programs also in my immediate community: One run by the Presbyterian Christian church, and another by the Catholic Christian church. Americans and Christians are very generous to the poor, including illegal immigrants.

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        No..rioting and anarchy.
        Americans are much too 'civilized'.
        But say …in the instance of a severe food shortage..the American's tendency towards viciousness will come out.
        No anarchy or rioting then..I'm sure.(sarc).
        Enters civil control..no squealing!

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          PS. Especially those in the military and law enforcement..when their already poor pay gets cut…and your kids are hungry. They shouldn't make a sound.
          Freedom wasn't good enough.
          No words should come from the mouths that help suppress the people.
          Just open gaping mouths..but no sound.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      anarchy? When people wake up? Wow, how can you have such a POSITIVE attitude in the face of this tragedy?

      U.S. has more high tech weapons than all the major countries combined. Hell, aintgona be no anarchy, aintgona be no wakinup. Psychopathic police in exoskeletons and Boston Dynamics Big Dogs bustin through the door. …. anarchy….hahahaha

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqMVg5ixhd0

    • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

      I'm expecting suicide spikes more than anarchy.

    • Mica

      They are going to "wake up"? Really? All these years after 9/11 and most still refuse to even entertain the idea that maybe their govt. lied to them. I'm on the West Coast & no one I know is talking about radiation. I've learned that you don't even bring up the subject. I've friends who are opening a new tourism business overlooking the Pacific – putting their life's savings into it. They don't mention radiation & so neither do I. I think most will die in a state of denial.

  • Total Fukushima Radiation Released Into Ocean, Air, Groundwater, Storage Tanks; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/total-fukushima-radiation-released-into.html.

    Comparing Contaminated Zones Around Chernobyl And Fukushima Ocean Radiation Released; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/comparing-contaminated-zones-around.html.

  • rockyourworld

    Written by energyscout on March 28, 2011 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued the following notice of higher-than-normal background radiation detected in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts: – See more at: http://www.theenergyfix.com/2011/03/28/u-s-epa-monitors-showing-fukushima-radiation-reaching-pennsylvania-massachusetts/#sthash.H6b4Dbwg.dpuf

  • Sol Man

    There went the ocean front RE market. What market?
    Wait some time and the market magically disappears. Hey, where did everybody go?

  • Vorith

    Seals etc around Alaska were shown with conspicuous manifestations almost a year ago. Hey, it kinda sounds like hammer and anvil on continental US; plumes from the west and plumes from down in the Gulf. It was thought that the oil/corexit from the Gulf would wrap around and on up the east coast. Very hard to find up to date info on that but you get my point.

    Those are plumes. Don't know enough to factor in evaporation etc. But I'm wondering about the jet stream which can be manipulated to some extent.

    I viewed many youtube vids a year back by curious citizens with their own equipment. Judging from those we've already had um, dustings.

    I'd like to know if there's some unbeknownst cocktail (or whatever) in the making by adding so many compounds together in the atmosphere. Chemtrails with their nano particles, methane etc…

  • jec jec

    ITS A MODEL! So stating "we have shown unambiguously that the contact with the north-west American coasts will not be identical everywhere,” said Dr Vincent Rossi" is in error. Dr. Rossi, if its wrong, should be sent to jail like the Italian scientists who were invalid experts with comments on earthquakes. People died based on their 'scientific' observations (model based). Models are data driven–if I were Dr. Rossi, I would NOT TRUST JAPAN'S DATA! Go to jail Dr. Rossi, no get out of jail card for you.

    Six years for each child with thyroid cancer in California sounds about right; or what is the manslaughter charge? Scientists have to realize, they play God…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    I'm seeing articles..snickering at mutant sea life.
    Ooohh..is a giant goldfish coming..?
    Someone above mentioned..a whole pier arriving..but the radiation is yet to arrive.
    A great statement..

    Mutation..
    Like I said..the sea is slow to give up it's secrets.
    It is truly a world of survival of the fittest.
    Those lagging will be consumed.
    Those ill-equipped will be hunted first and perish.
    Many will die..from the complications of the mutation.
    Many will not be borne..at all.
    Those California beaches looking tidier?
    Be cool to get an honest sea bird count.

    Why do people laugh at mutation?
    And when it is human children?
    Their children…?

    Don't they find it 'alarming'?

    http://mygdg.org/Images/800px-Kiev-UkrainianNationalChernobylMuseum_15.jpg

    I myself am not afraid of the word 'fear monger'..there are some instances ..in which..those in their right minds..should be afraid.

    "White spots" on Fukushima cattle ignored by Japanese officials
    Aug.28 2013

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/white-spots-on-fukushima/794996.html

    It's all good..
    It's only 'polka dot cows'…indicative of serious radiation exposure..(SARC)

  • We Not They Finally

    Extinction of all life on this planet is even a game that GOD can play.

  • papacares papacares

    more infor on destruction of ocean
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WRmBChQjZPs
    (Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber announced today that Oregon is joining with the state of California to establish a new scientific team to focus on the extent, causes, and effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia (lowered dissolved oxygen in sea waters) along the Pacific coastline. The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Team will bring together scientists from Oregon, California, Washington, and British Columbia to develop strategic recommendations for researching and monitoring ocean acidification and hypoxia in the Pacific Ocean.

    Ocean acidification is causing problems for shellfish that are struggling to develop shells by the time they become adults. Oyster larvae are especially having a hard time. Oyster cultivation in Tillamook County is having to raise oyster larvae in hatcheries that have normal acidification levels to give the shellfish a chance to properly develop.

  • Mats

    In einer japanischen Veröffentlichung, aus dem Jahre 2002, werden für verschiedene Arten von Fischen allgemeine Cäsium-137 Konzentrationsfaktoren angegeben.

    1 Cs 137 in one liter of ocean water —>
    Zooplankton x 18
    Crustaceae x 25
    Fish eating the zooplankton x 30
    Fish that eat other smaller fish x 55
    Predators, at the end of the food chain, x Factor 85

    > http://edoc.sub.uni-hamburg.de/haw/volltexte/2013/1937/pdf/lsab12_102.pdf

  • homeenergyexpert homeenergyexpert

    IT'S FUNNY, WE KNEW IT WAS COMING FOR OVER 1.5-YEARS & THE MEDIA JUST COVERED IT UP. NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYONE WANTS TO COVER THE DISASTER NEVER SEEN BEFORE, WHICH IS NOW "THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN CHERNOBYL, AND GETTING WORSE EVERYDAY!" OH, AND CAN BLOW UP AND KILL EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE IF JUST ONE FUEL POOL LEAKS OR COLLAPSES. "LOSE ONE & THE SITE IS TOO DEADLY TO EVEN GET WITHIN A FEW MILES, & THE OTHER 6-FUEL POOLS WILL BLOW UP WHEN NO ONE IS ALIVE TO PUMP COOLING WATER ON THE FUEL RODS!"

    • You don't need to shout but its true. The biggest threat is the possibility of one of the spent fuel pools catching fire. Possibility of radiation getting too high and site abandonned and no maintenance available for spent fuel pool cooling. Or another earthquake destroying fuel pool especially problamatic unit 4. The water situation is bad for sure but only one aspect of a multitude of threats from Fuku to us. The common spent fuel pool has thousands of fuel rod bundles. Read more here. http://allthingsnuclear.org/more-on-spent-fuel-pools-at-fukushima/

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    The problem with the simulation is that assumes there is a single release then stops. The release of the radioactive particles has continued on for the last 2 1/2 years, and possibly increased over that time. We're now getting reports of 400 tonnes of radioactive water pouring into the pacific daily. That "red" plum in the images should continue on being emitted from Japan through the 2014 and longer.

  • Well finally some realistic mainstream Fuku news. But always misleading. Talking of the small levels of radiation that will be in the seawater by the west coast of north america, that may be true and probably I and my children can still swim in the ocean but no mention of bio accumulation. Jebus and Tacomagroove mentioned it and so will I. Just look at the red area in the middle of the plume diagram and realize that all the Pacific wild salmon, tuna and the smaller fish they eat are swimming around that red area before returning to our coast to be caught and eaten. Bio accumulation.
    This is a trick of media to focus on the possible low levels of radiation that will evolve on Americas west coast while ignoring that fish consumed will be swimming in much higher concentrations.

    See cbc take on it contained in article mini headline radioactive water may have been leaking for weeks. We all know it has been years.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/08/29/fukushima-fishery-destroyed.html

  • name999 name999

    …no one knows what to do. very bad news from everywhere.

  • name999 name999

    So good to see the fantastic minds of yore posting here! This is why I come here, stock, heart of the rose…
    great to read your posts here…anne always…