Fukushima Radioactive Debris Moved Rapidly into Pacific Ocean

by John Galt
April 3, 2012 05:30 ET

 

Thankfully, it is as contained as the financial crisis. Or is it? The lies being told to the American and Japanese public since the Fukushima disaster are well documented in various news sources around the world but no one wishes to address the long term threat. This morning in a Voice of America article, the news gets much worse:

New Data Show Fukushima Radiation Moved Rapidly Out Into Pacific Ocean

(click on the title above to read the article in full)

This excerpt tells the tale of deception and the severity of the crisis that my show has been documenting since last year’s crisis began:

American and Japanese scientists say they have found elevated levels of radioactive cesium throughout a 150,000 square kilometer area of the Pacific Ocean off Japan.

Scientists say some radioactive cesium levels in seawater are higher farther away than adjacent to Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

And this:

“Some of those concentrations were up to 100-1,000 times higher than what had existed off Japan before the accident,” said Buesseler. “Those levels are still low relative to direct impacts on humans, in terms of exposure, and organisms living in them. And, even if you eat the seafood from these waters off shore, that would be the primary pathway by which you might be affected at this point in time.”

The findings appear in this week’s edition of the Proceedings of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Elevated concentrations of Cesium-134 at levels up to 325 becquerels per square meter were found more than 600 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear plant.

A circular pattern of ocean current, known as an eddy, is responsible for the highest ocean radioactive hot spot of 3,900 becquerels per square meter, located 130 kilometers off the Fukushima coast.

Buesseler says the marine radiation levels are comparable to those seen after past accidents, such as Chernobyl.

But don’t worry boys and girls, it’s “contained.”

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