- TV: Officials near San Francisco to monitor Fukushima plume, concerns for environment and food supply — Supervisor: The risks to Californians are concerning — Commissioner: We can’t rely on Japan or Tepco — Will waves of cesium and strontium pollute coast? (VIDEO) (ENENews, Dec 6, 2013):
Marin Independent Journal, Dec. 3, 2013: Concern that a radioactive plume is headed for the West Coast from the crippled Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant has prompted Marin County officials to monitor the situation. [...] fears about toxic pollution have prompted supervisors Susan Adams and Steve Kinsey to ask that public safety, health and coastal staff track the issue. [...] While county officials point out that while concern is justified, there is no reason for alarm pending scientific study. But even experts do not know what, exactly, to expect when ocean waters carrying nuclear contaminants reach the West Coast in two or three years. How much of a threat will it pose? Will waves contaminated with cesium and strontium pollute the coast? [...] radioactive water has been leaking from damaged reactors [since disaster began in March 2011].
Estimated location of Fukushima plume in 2014 — *Model does not account for ongoing daily leaks into Pacific of ~400 tons of radioactive water (Han G J, et al., 2013)