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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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Law360, New York (October 10, 2017, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A Japanese court has ordered the country’s government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. to pay 498 million yen ($4.4 million) and additional fines to 3,800 people in a class action who had to flee radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami, saying the parties' negligence led to the crisis, according to media reports.

The Fukushima district court’s ruling marks the second time a court has found the Japanese government responsible for not preparing adequately for the possibility that a large tsunami wave could hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as happened in March 2011, reports said.

The court ruled that the accident, which was set off by the plant’s total loss of power, would have been avoided if the government had ordered Tepco to ensure the plant could withstand a tsunami wave of 51.5 feet, according to reports by Dow Jones and other outlets.

If the government had made such an order, the court said that Tepco would have ensured critical instruments were waterproof, reports said.

Specifically, the government and the power utility both failed to take action after a 2002 report predicted a 20 percent chance that a major earthquake would cause a tsunami in the next 30 years, according to media outlets.

The meltdown forced thousands of residents to flee their homes; about 12,000 current and former Fukushima residents are represented in about 30 lawsuits over the disaster, according to reports.

The residents in the instant case — which is also the largest arising from the accident — had asked for 16 billion yen in compensation, as well as a court order forcing Tepco to lower the radiation levels in the area to what they were before the meltdown, but the court rejected that request, reports said.

The Japanese government and Tepco argued that the tsunami couldn’t have been predicted, according to reports. The government also argued that it didn’t have the authority to force the utility to adopt anti-flooding practices until a change in the law after the meltdown.

More than six years after the disaster, Tepco has paid out more than $67 billion to affected residents, according to reports. Almost 55,000 Fukushima residents are still unable to return and haven’t made a permanent home elsewhere, according to reports.

The 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima nuclear power station, flooding the plant and wiping out electricity for the systems used to cool the nuclear fuel. Four of the plant's reactors were extremely damaged, with three meltdowns and multiple explosions.

The nuclear disaster was the world's worst since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, and about 80,000 people had to be evacuated from the area.

More than 15,000 people were killed by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake, which struck off the eastern coast of Japan and caused tsunami waves reaching more than 100 feet high. The earthquake and tsunami caused several nuclear incidents around the country, the worst of which was at Fukushima Daiichi.

Representatives for Tepco didn’t immediately respond to request for comment on Tuesday. The Japanese government and the plaintiffs could be not reached for comment on Tuesday.

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