UPI: ‘Shellfish gone near damaged nuke plant’ — Researcher: Likely extinct because of Fukushima nuclear crisis

Published: April 2nd, 2013 at 9:17 am ET
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Xinhua, April 1, 2013: Japanese researchers announced recently that a sort of shellfish called Thais clavigera disappeared in a 30-km coastal area near Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. [...] Other shellfish species, such as Cellana grata, were found in the alert zone but the amount of them declined, with high dose of radioactive materials inside their bodies, according to the researchers. [...] Toshihiro Horiguchi, a researcher from the environmental institute and the head of the team, said that it is a rare occurrence that Thais clavigera entirely disappeared from a 30-km long area, adding the extinct was probably caused by the nuclear crisis. The link between the disappearance and the catastrophic tsunami was excluded as the shell was also found in other areas that affected by the disaster, according to the team. [...]

UPI, April 1, 2013: Shellfish gone near damaged nuke plant [...] A species of shellfish has disappeared along an 18-mile stretch of coast near Japan’s devastated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, scientists say. [...] Other shellfish species were found in the alert zone but their numbers had declined and high levels of radioactive materials were detected in them, the researchers said. Lead researcher Toshihiro Horiguchi said the disappearance of Thais clavigera was likely a result of radiation from the damaged plant. [...]

See also: Study: Significant decrease in abundance of Fukushima birds and butterflies as radiation levels increase -NYT

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6 comments to UPI: ‘Shellfish gone near damaged nuke plant’ — Researcher: Likely extinct because of Fukushima nuclear crisis

  • Sickputer

    Humans are harder to kill, but their bodies can only take so much poison.

    No fight or flight ability for hapless slow sea creatures…they were doomed from day 1.

    Way to go nucleocrats…you prove that your machines are extinction devices for natures creatures.


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  • I wonder which innocent animal will get the dubious honor of being the 1st species to become fully extinct thanks to Fukushima and Nuclear Power?

    How many lifeforms will suffer and 'most likely' have their DNA damaged?

    Why? :(


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  • repost
    good to see the research data getting out.. the timing is unbelievable!
    so reposting the evidence that might give concern fof the need for MUCH more testing up to 2000 km of the coast ! there could be many sedimentary hotspots!! imo
    brilliant find admin..

    some new data here that might show evidence of the undersea nuclear sites have contaminated the sediments in various places.. breaking data for you guys to chew over and i had a quick look at the people who edited the report before release.. there is some serious sleuthing to do here.. have fun.. :(

    Just released! – Japanese maritime research finds evidence of nuclear undersea dumps contamination!

    ……Regardless of how it got there, “there must be some loaded organic material somewhere in the sediment”, Kanda says…….

    Received: 31 December 2012 – Accepted: 27 February 2013 – Published: 2 April 2013
    134Cs and 137Cs were detected in zooplankton and seawater samples collected from 20 western North Pacific (500− 2100km from the FNPP1) 10months after the FNPP1 accident. Because of its short half-lives, detected 134Cs could only be derived from the
    accident.

    “We can’t answer the basic question of when these fisheries will be able to open.”

    links to pdfs and diagrams here….

    http://nuclear-news.net/2013/04/02/just-released-japanese-maritime-research-finds-evidence-of-nuclear-undersea-dumps-contamination/


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Radiation is circling the globe, many times the amount of Chernobyl. Much more than shellfish will be dying off, thanks to nuclear.


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Just heard Radiation mentioned on major media as a possible cause of sea lion starvation in SoCal. On Al Jazeera, 4 PM PDT news hour, 4/3/13.


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