Senior Scientist: Second radioactive plume headed to California — “Effects of Fukushima will be increasing” as front edge of large water plume arrives — Levels to rise for years — “It’s a health and safety issue here” yet no one testing ocean

Senior Scientist: Second radioactive plume headed to California — “Effects of Fukushima will be increasing” as front edge of large water plume arrives — Levels to rise for years — “It’s a health and safety issue here” yet no one testing ocean (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 19, 2014):

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution senior scientist Ken Buesseler, Jan. 19, 2014: [N]o US government agency currently tests radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean […] “I don’t expect the radiation levels to be high but we can’t dismiss the concerns that the public has.” […] [W]eeks after the March 2011 Fukushima Plant disaster occurred a large plume of radioactive air swept across the Pacific Ocean and over California […] a second plume is headed towards California, this one is in the water and has taken almost three years to make it across the Pacific Ocean. “The effects of Fukushima will be increasing as the front edge of a large water plume coming from the nuclear plant will reach California soon and increase over the years. […] [Department of Energy, NOAA, FDA, and EPA] all said that it’s not their responsibility to test the Pacific Ocean for radiation. This issue is falling between the cracks of government responsibility. It’s a health and safety issue here.”

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Jan. 19, 2014: “There isn’t data to suggest that people should be alarmed about the radiation levels of the waters along California’s coast. There is no evidence of environmental impact or affects on public health […] the US government should be doing more testing in order to convince the public that the ocean and fish are safe.”

Watch HuffPost Live’s coverage of Buesseler here

1 thought on “Senior Scientist: Second radioactive plume headed to California — “Effects of Fukushima will be increasing” as front edge of large water plume arrives — Levels to rise for years — “It’s a health and safety issue here” yet no one testing ocean

  1. The obama government has attempted to move EMP nuclear devices across the US to critical locations that will destroy America, and generals are being fired for refusing to do so. May be the problems of assisting Fukishma are coming from the white house too. If something happens the Democrats will blame every one but the guilty.

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