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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fukushima-radiation-has-reached-us-shores/ar-AAlkXUr?li=BBnb7Kz


I thought the reactors had already melted through the containment vessels and into the ground?  Was I reading "fake news"?


 

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A recent InFORM analysis of Buesseler’s data concluded that concentrations of cesium-137 have increased considerably in the central northeast Pacific, although they still are at levels that pose no concern.

“It appears that the plume has spread throughout this vast area from Alaska to California,” the scientists wrote.

They estimated that the plume is moving toward the coast at roughly twice the speed of a garden snail. Radiation levels have not yet peaked.

“As the contamination plume progresses towards our coast we expect levels closer to shore to increase over the coming year,” Cullen said.

Even that peak won’t be a health concern, Buesseler said. But the models will help scientists model ocean currents in the future.

That could prove important if there is another disaster or accident at the Fukushima plant, which houses more than a thousand huge steel tanks of contaminated water and where hundreds of tons of molten fuel remain inside the reactors.

In a worst-case scenario, the fuel would melt through steel-reinforced concrete containment vessels into the ground, uncontrollably spreading radiation into the surrounding soil and groundwater and eventually into the sea.

“That’s the type of thing where people are still concerned, as am I, about what could happen,” Buesseler said.

Scientists now know it would take four to five years for any further contamination from the plant to reach the West Coast.

 


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this is bad news, no level of radioactive material is safe.  best case scenario?  use solar, wind, hydro power.  nuclear "anything" should be banned off the face of the earth.
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I have to agree.  I can't believe any exposure is safe, no matter how miniscule.  And, again, are people being honestly informed as to the level of danger?
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Ah Crap [frown]
I just had some Sushi 

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28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

http://countercurrentnews.com/2017/03/28-signs-that-the-west-coast-is-being-absolutely-fried-with-nuclear-radiation-from-fukushima/

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Good fucking lord !!!!!!! Well you know Trump will be doing whatever he can to help clean this up along the coastline ....I mean look at what he is planning on doing with the budget for cleaning up the great lakes. Don't worry ......he will fix everything . 
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I saw that about the Great Lakes funding today and, seeing I live only blocks from Lake Michigan, that does concern me. 

With all that radiation, ghandi, you should be looking for property on the Atlantic side of CR.

Hard to know what to believe about the extent of the problem.  The news stories seem to be really inconsistent.  Still, I've tried to stop eating seafood from the Pacific altogether, but it's often difficult to tell where your fish is coming from.  [frown]

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Oh that is where I'm going.....Caribbean side near Panama .
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Did you ever wonder where sea salt comes from?  http://www.thekitchn.com/come-along-on-a-159478

Is it safe?

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Forty years to clean it up.  In the meantime, how much radiation is getting into the environment?

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/melted-fuel-has-been-found-in-one-of-fukushimas-reactors-for-the-first-time/

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I saw this last week.  [sneaky]

Tepco Confirm Plans To Release Entire Fukushima Waste Into Ocean

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/2407-tepco-confirm-plans-to-release-entire-fukushima-waste-into-ocean


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Reporters face 10 years in jail if they mention fukushima conspiracies....

https://worldtruth.tv/reporters-face-10-years-in-jail-if-they-mention-fukushima-conspiracies/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

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