Apr 11

- Tepco NOT to analyze Plutonium or Uranium in bypass water before discharging to the Pacific (Fukushima Diary, April 9, 2014):

Following up this article.. Tepco plans to discharge pumped groundwater to the sea this coming June [URL]

Tepco is not going to analyze / put the safety limit on α nuclides including Plutonium-238/239/240 and Uranium-235/238 in bypassed groundwater to discharge.

They are planning to discharge the pumped groundwater to the Pacific from this coming June. They are supposed to analyze the contamination though they won’t filter the pumped water.

However from their answer to the local fishery cooperative, α nuclides will be excluded from the checking list. No matter how contaminated by Plutonium, Uranium, or / and Americium the water is, the pumped water will be discharged limitlessly.

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Apr 10

- Fukushima Operator Begins Pumping out Radioactive Groundwater (RIA Novosti, April 9, 2014):

MOSCOW, April 9 (RIA Novosti) – Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has begun pumping out groundwater from the Fukushima nuclear plant to prevent further radiocative leaks, media reported Wednesday.

The pumped out water is later expected to be dumped into the Pacific Ocean.

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Apr 07

- Marine Chemist: Highly contaminated waste flowing in aquifer below Fukushima — Mag: Groundwater can ‘erupt’ from seafloor offshore — Gov’t expert warned about radioactive substances ‘springing up’ in Pacific (PHOTOS) (ENENews, April 6, 2014):

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Woods Hole marine chemist Matt Charette, Feb. 24, 2014: Submarine groundwater discharge as a source of radioactivity to the ocean from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant – [Cs-134, -137] have remained elevated over ~two years and exceed background values in the coastal ocean off Japan. [...] groundwater is infiltrating the NPP reactor buildings at several hundred tons/day and being transformed into highly contaminated radioactive wastewater [...] TEPCO has acknowledged ongoing direct radionuclide inputs to the local aquifer with the potential for transport to the coastal ocean via submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). We present results from a May 2013 survey [...] key radionuclides of concern (Cs isotopes, 90-Sr) will be presented [...]

Oceanus Magazine, published by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Nov. 2004: Continue reading »

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Apr 06


- Professors: Seafood off N. American coast predicted to exceed gov’t radioactivity limit — “High priority looming threat” to global ocean from Fukushima releases — Radiation levels ‘well above’ 1,000 Bq/kg according to model (ENENews, April 6, 2014):

‘Environmental Radiation: What Do We Know and What Should We Know for Assessing Risks’
Event: SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, October 4, 2011
Title: Modeling Bioaccumulation Potential of Cs137 in Marine Food Web of NW Pacific, Canada
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Apr 02

- Dumping of Fukushima groundwater into Pacific Ocean to begin in May (Voice of Russia, March 31, 2014):

Tokyo Electric Power Co’s dumping of groundwater from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant will begin in May, according to Japan’s minister statement, made on Sunday. Tepco is intended to create a bypass system that will direct the water flow towards the devastated plant and then funnel it to the sea way before it reaches the reactor buildings.

A local fishermen organization on Tuesday decided to allow Tepco to dump groundwater into the sea on condition that the water is clean enough for release.

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Mar 25

- Caldicott: Fukushima to be pouring radioactive water into Pacific “probably for the rest of time… forever more” — “There’s simply nothing anyone can do about it” — “Nuclear industry is covering it up because they know if truth comes out it will be end of nuclear power” (AUDIO) (ENENews, March 24, 2014):

Caravan to Midnight, the John B. Wells Program, March 2014:

At 43:00 in

  • Dr. Helen Caldicott: There seems to be no end in sight for this dreadful catastrophe. About 300 to 400 tons of radioactive water per day are pouring into the Pacific, have been for the last 3 years, and will continue probably for the rest of time because no one can find out where the molten cores of a hundred of seethingly hot uranium are. No one can get near them because they’re so radioactive, and the water will continue to flow over them, I guess, forever more. I can’t see any other way out of it. [...] I had the same reaction as you when two days after the tsunami and earthquake occurred [...] I got this feeling in the pit of my stomach [...] there is simply nothing anyone can do about it. And people are asking me all the time what can I take, what nutrients can I take? There’s nothing you can take to remove the radioactive elements from your body once you’ve eaten them.

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Mar 11

From the article:

“The one glimmer of hope is the experts’ prediction that these children will not develop thyroid cancer, the way many did with Chernobyl levels of radiation.”

These children are developing thyroid cancer much faster than the children in Chernobyl:

- 75 Fukushima Children Confirmed Or Suspected With Thyroid Cancer – Expert: ‘Gene Pool Is Damaged’; Surge In Disease Expected

- Thyroid Cancer Rates On The Rise In Japanese Children, Experts Warn Residents To Evacuate

- Thyroid Cancers Surge Among Fukushima Youths

- ‘Cancer Cases In Fukushima Emerging Faster Than Expected’ – Japan Surgeon: I’m Very Angry, It’s Very Strange Officials Won’t Release Basic Data

- Fukushima Doctor: Thyroid Cancer Found In Over 40 Children … We Believe It’s Related To The Nuclear Disaster

- Fukushima: 27 Children Have Developed Thyroid Cancer … So Far!

- Fukushima Government Forced To Reveal Children’s Thyroid Gland Tests (The Mainichi)

- Study: 28% Increase In Thyroid Problems In Babies Born After Fukushima in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington

- Over 44% Of Fukushima Children Have Thyroid Abnormalities

- Seven More Fukushima Children Suspected To Have Thyroid Cancer

- WHO: Fukushima Workers Had Over 10 SIEVERTS Thyroid Dose

- ‘Many People From Even Tokyo Have Thyroid Problems Already’

- Fukushima: More Then 42% of Children Have Thyroid Nodules Or Cysts (German TV Video, Nov 18, 2012):

More than 42% of 57,000 tested children have nodules or cyst, reports Dr. Suzuki who leads the examinations. In Chernobyl they found only 0.1 – 1%.


- U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Alan Thompson Reported 1,500 MICROSIEVERTS Per Hour Thyroid Dose South Of Tokyo On March 20, 2011

And by now “the one glimmer of hope” should be … gone.

An employee (C) of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) measures using a dosimeter at the central operating control room of the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at TEPCO’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at Fukushima prefecture March 10, 2014. (Reuters / Koji Sasahara / Pool)

- 3 years on: Contaminated Fukushima water may be dumped as problems mount (RT, March 11, 2014):

Contaminated water at the battered Fukushima plant has taken precedence over everything else. As the larger cleanup effort continues and storage space for the water is rapidly running out, scientists suggest dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

The plant’s chief, Akira Ono, has testified to the seriousness of the situation during a Monday visit by international media, saying that “the most pressing issue for us is the contaminated water, rather than decommissioning. Unless we resolve the problem, fear of the community continues and the evacuees cannot return home,” the AP cited him as saying.

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Mar 11



See my commentary here:

- Total BS: Fukushima Radiation To Reach West Coast Next Month (USA Today)

- Has Radiation Entered Our Food Supply Chain? (NBC News, March 7, 2014):

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


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Mar 10

- Fukushima: A River Runs Through It (Veterans Today, March 8, 2014):


This is Not the Movie Version

(San Francisco) – Robert Redford and Brad Pitt along with other top notch actors made a superb movie named “A River Runs Through It” in 1992. The movie was from a story set in the American West by Norman Maclean.

This is not that story, however. This a story of an ongoing, grimy industrial disaster that destroyed any hope of continued life on Earth. We have seen it come to pass in our lifetimes. People  mostly stood by and did nothing. There is nothing we can do about it now, it is a done deal and is now called an “Extinction Level Event.”

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Mar 08

- NBC: Head of radiation testing program on West Coast says Fukushima plume could threaten ecosystems — The effect on marine life? “We don’t know, whatever is in the kelp will get in bodies of those animals also” (VIDEO) (ENENews, MArch 8, 2014):

NBC Los Angeles, Mar. 6, 2014: California Researchers Embark on “Kelp Watch 2014″ — Experts say contamination levels won’t be high enough to harm humans but can’t say the same for the ecosystem kelp supports [...] CSULB Professor Dr. Steven Manley said [...] he does not not believe the contamination levels expected in the kelp will be high enough to be harmful to humans, but he couldn’t say the same for the ecosystem the kelp supports. “The levels we project we’re going to see in kelp are going to be quite low,” he said. “But the effects on simpler forms of wildlife we don’t know. Whatever is in the kelp will get into the bodies of those animals also.” [...] “It can serve as a warning that these materials that get released thousands of miles away can find a way across the oceans,” Manley said of the kelp. [...] Results from Thursday’s samples are expected to be ready in May.

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Mar 06

Apocalypse Now – Fukushima

- Apocalypse Now – Fukushima (Veterans Today, March 6, 2014):

As Harvey Wasserman expounds ~ Fukushima’s missing melted cores and gushing radioactivity continues to fester in secret and speculation on the ultimate impact borders from relatively harmless to intensely apocalyptic. However, it is obvious to all that the impacts of these emissions on human and ecological health are unknown primarily because the nuclear industry has resolutely refused to study them:

As Wasserman explains ~ This “see no evil, pay no damages” mindset dates from the Bombing of Hiroshima to Fukushima to the disaster coming nextwhich could be happening as you read this “ so here are some major points to consider as you determine , as I do, that this is indeed Apocalypse Now (courtesy of Harvey Wasserman)

1. At Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945), the U.S. military initially denied that there was any radioactive fallout, or that it could do any damage. Despite an absence of meaningful data, the victims (including a group of U.S. prisoners of war) and their supporters were officially “discredited” and scorned

2. During and after the Bomb Tests (1946-63), down winders in the South Pacific and American west, along with thousands of U.S. “atomic vets,” were told their radiation-induced health problems were imaginary … until they proved utterly irrefutable. Continue reading »

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Mar 05

- ‘Mystery’ Solved? US Gov’t Expert: Large marine animals likely sensed danger of Fukushima plume and fled, “Not going to wait until they start to die off” — Explains unprecedented concentrations of whales and other sea life clustered just off West Coast (VIDEO) (ENENews, March 2, 2014):

RIA Novosti, Jun 15, 2011: Ocean currents ultimately carry this radioactive material to N. America

Jeff Feldner, Oregon Sea Grant Extension (NOAA) fisheries specialist (at 2:30 in): It’s probable that, for one thing, a lot of the larger animals got out of there quickly. The other thing is that I suspect animals, like whales for instance, I think they would probably be able to tell that something was wrong. They’re very, very intelligent animals. They’re not going to just wait until they start to die off. I think they’re probably likely going to voluntarily gotten out of the area.

Radioactive material has been flowing into the Pacific since the Fukushima disaster began 3 years ago. Scientists say its leading edge made it across the ocean by Summer 2013. Soon after, reports began to appear about unprecedented concentrations of large marine animals congregating close to shore along the west coast:

Dec. 21, 2013: “Unprecedented activity” near Canada’s West Coast: Whales in record numbers, displaying highly unusual behavior — Expert: Problems in Pacific could be bringing sea life to area; “Something’s amiss out there”

Nov. 30, 2013: Whale Expert near Vancouver: In 30 years I’ve never ever seen this kind of behavior, “They must sense this is a safe place to be” — Captain: I’ve never seen anything like it in 50 years on Pacific — “One even placed its head on the boat” (VIDEO)

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Mar 04

Don’t eat fish from the ocean. Even before Fukushima all seafood has been totally contaminated.

Don’t fly!


- Red Alert: Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To The U.S.

- Winter Hot Zones (EnviroReporter.com)

Leuren Moret also exposes the global warming/climate change scam.

YouTube Added: Feb 6, 2014



AND then there are … “buckyballs” …

- A Radioactive Nightmare … Coming To The U.S.

More articles on the buckyballs nightmare HERE (at EnviroReporter.com):

“… new UC Davis report about uranium-filled “buckyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles …” (Source)

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Mar 01

- Massive die-off of oysters and scallops in Pacific Northwest: “Millions of shellfish dying” — Never seen anything like it — “By July mortality hit 95 to 100 per cent” — “Deformed shells, smaller in size” — “Cause is unknown, but ocean acidification is main suspect” (AUDIO) (ENENews,Feb 28, 2014):

Globe and Mail, Feb. 27, 2014: Mystery surrounds massive die-off of oysters and scallops off B.C. coast [...] Something is killing oysters and scallops in dramatic numbers [...] The cause is unknown, but ocean acidification is the main suspect. [...] last year, nearby Pendrell Sound had a massive die-off of wild oysters. [...] [Rob Saunders, CEO of Island Scallops] has lost 10 million scallops over the past two years, and smaller companies have had similar problems. Mr. Saunders is pushing for a research project to find out what’s happening. [...] one of BC’s biggest suppliers of fresh seafood, said the scallop die-off has rung alarm bells.

CBC, Feb. 25, 2014: The deteriorating health of B.C.’s oceans [...] Millions of shellfish are dying off before they can be harvested at Island Scallops [...] researchers will try to determine if acidification is to blame or if other factors are at play.

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Feb 26

- Professor: “Fish caught off coast of America and of course near Hawaii have had high level of cesium” — “We had scientists in Hawaii tracking radiation” from Fukushima (ENENews, Feb 26, 2014):

Dr. Daniel P. Aldrich, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University, Feb. 25, 2014: “We had scientists in Hawaii tracking the radiation in the water and yes, some fish [caught] off the coast of America and of course near Hawaii have had high level of caesium.”

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Feb 26

- TEPCO Admits Fukushima Radiation “Significantly” Undercounted (ZeroHedge, Feb 25, 2014):

From April to September of 2013, as Bloomberg reports, TEPCO admits that levels of radiation measured from water samples around the destroyed Fukushima nuclear reactor were “significantly undercounted.”  We assume it was mere coincidence that during this very time Shinzo Abe proclaimed the 2020 Olympics would be safe and used many of these readings as evidence. In addition to this debacle, The BBC reports, the likely scale of the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima due to hit the west coast of North America should be known in the next two months; and rather stunningly, The Japan Times reports a new study finds the lifetime risk of developing cancer has risen among 1-year-old girls in an area affected by the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. But apart from that, everything’s great.

TEPCO admits radiation levels were “signicantly” undercounted… (Bloomberg)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is re-analyzing 164 water samples collected last year at the wrecked Fukushima atomic plant because previous readings “significantly undercounted” radiation levels.

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Feb 21

From the article:

“I wonder whether it may be some kind of omen.”

I’m wondering what these people have between their ears.


Behemoth of the seas: The giant squid

- Increase in number of giant squid catches seen as omen by puzzled fishermen (Mirror, Feb 20, 2014):

One creature was missing its two longest tentacles – which means it could have been eight metres long before it was caught.

Giant squids are being caught in increasing numbers along the coast of Japan – leading fishermen to fear it could be some kind of omen.

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Feb 17

- CBS Video – Cousteau warns Californians about Fukushima plume: It could be dangerous, keeping eye on reports; I’m not touching bluefin tuna, I’m done due to pollution — Leaders “worried about radiation… personally reluctant to eat fish”; Calling for systematic tests in Pacific (ENENews, Feb 16, 2014):

Georgia Straight, Feb. 15, 2014: First Nations want radiation testing of fishCaption: Reuben George is one of several First Nations leaders worried about radiation levels in salmon. [...] North Shore News has reported that several First Nations leaders—including Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs president Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Tahlton Central Council president Annita McPhee—want the federal government to conduct systematic tests of radiation levels in fish from the Pacific Ocean. Reuben George, a well-known member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, told the paper that he’s personally reluctant to eat fish.

CBS San Francisco, Feb. 12, 2014:

  • KPIX: Now at 6:30, the teachings from a famous ocean explorer about radiation risks […] one of the foremost experts on the world’s oceans no longer eats certain kinds of fish.
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau: We’re using the ocean as a garbage can — a universal sewer. Continue reading »

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Feb 15

- Professor on PBS: “Consolidated mass” of radioactive water “moving in unison” across Pacific to West Coast — Study: Fukushima nuclear material stays “confined to a narrow band” in ocean — “Very little dispersion” (MAP & AUDIO) (ENENews, Feb 14, 2014):

KPBS, Feb. 13, 2014 (at 3:30 in)Q: There have been a number of reports of the so-called ‘Fukushima plume’ — is this the radioactivity that you’re hoping to track or monitor with this project? Matt Edwards, San Diego State University: It’s definitely linked to that, yeah. When we talk about a plume of water, we’re really talking about is a consolidated mass of water that’s moving in unison. That’s happening here. But also, when you’re dealing with currents, and water, and motion of the ocean, things just dissipate, they basically become more dilute — more dilute as they spread out. If you think about putting cream in your coffee and you just put a little bit of motion to your coffee, the cream doesn’t stay there in nice striated patterns, it really becomes kind of uniformly dissolved throughout — the same thing kind of happens in the ocean.

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Feb 11

H/t reader M.G.:

“Now, they say the plutonium and radiation from Fukushima will become “part of daily life” for us……..it will be our death.
What liars these paid scientists are……….they are an insult to their field.”

See also:

- AND NOW: Prof. Narabayashia Member Of The Nuclear Safety Commission: ’32 Grams Of Plutonium Could Be Ingested With Food Without Danger Of Death’

- BBC: Scientist surprised at how much higher radiation levels are in some parts of ocean from Fukushima, it’s a ‘mystery’ — KPBS: Fukushima radiation is just going to become ‘a way of life’ for us” — California Professor: It’s certainly going to be in the environment, it just doesn’t go away (AUDIO) (ENENews, Feb 10, 2014):

KPBS, Feb. 10, 2014:

  • Deb Welsh, ‘Morning Edition’: My understanding is that you doubt if radiation is detected, it will pose a public health threat. Why is that?
    Matt Edwards, San Diego State University:
    It’s not that I doubt it will be detected… as water travels across the ocean it dilutes greatly.
  • Welsh: There’s some confusion over “detectable” amounts of radiation and “harmful” amounts. If they’re not harmful, or of concern, would there still come a point where they could affect the food chain?
    : At the levels we’re talking about right now, I don’t believe so.
  • Welsh: Fukushima radiation is just going to become, for lack of a better phrase, ‘a way of life’ for us, much like radiation is part of our background from testing 50-60 years ago?
    : This is certainly going to be something that is going to be in the environment. You know radioactivity just doesn’t go away.
    >> Listen to the broadcast here

Yes, there is confusion about ‘detectable’ radiation levels and ‘harmful’ radiation levels — Thanks to misinformation by ‘news’ outlets like KPBS, who repeat nuclear-industry propaganda to an unsuspecting public. Even nuclear-friendly ‘Scientific American’ got it right a few days ago: Continue reading »

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Feb 11

- Fukushima-radiated West Co. cover up (Examiner, Jan 1, 2014)

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Feb 07

- Professor: “Fukushima spillage affects the life of the world ocean”; Must have very careful control of all Pacific seafood without exception — Gov’t Scientist: “It is a huge question” — Biologist: “The public wants to know… People think there’s a conspiracy” (ENENews, Feb 6, 2014):

Professor Alexey Yablokov, advisor at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Feb. 6, 2014: “Fukushima spillage affects the life of the world ocean. I see no other way out other than to establish a constant and very careful radiation control of all seafood caught in the Pacific Ocean without exception”.

Steven Manley, marine biologist at CSU Long Beach, Feb. 5, 2014: “The public wants to know [...] Whenever you deal with radioactivity there’s a real sensitivity. People get scared. [...] People think there’s a conspiracy [...] We want to alleviate some of that.”

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Feb 05

- AOL: “Just How Dangerous Is Radioactive Kelp?” — Scientists say nuclear waste in kelp beds off California coast is from Fukushima (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 4, 2014):

Science Recorder, Feb. 4, 2014: The trace amounts of cesium they discovered are linked to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster [...] [In] kelp forests off the coast of San Diego, California, scientists detected traces of radiation [...]

AOL, Feb. 4, 2014: Just How Dangerous Is Radioactive Kelp? [...] canopies of kelp off the coast of California [...] [had] traces of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant [...] Scientists said trace amounts of cesium radiation has been identified in the kelp beds linking the nuclear waste to devastating earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.

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Feb 05

- Marine Expert on MSNBC: Months of uncontrolled radioactive releases from Fukushima a problem for Pacific, radionuclides building up in food chain — Health threat to Americans not likely if leaks ended soon after 3/11 (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 4, 2014):


Carl Safina’s Blog, June 9, 2012 (emphasis added): Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation [...] Nicholas Fisher, in whose Stony Brook** lab much of the analyses were done, phoned to invite me to dinner with Dan Madigan, lead author of the published study, and Zofia Baumann [...] Dr. Fisher hit me with the findings and I said, “Holy shit.” He explained that the fish were quite safe to eat, and I said, “Holy shit.” [...] [Madigan] said he would expect that certain seabirds are also quickly spreading radiation across the ocean and I said, “Holy shit.” [...] we spent a lot of time talking about the ubiquity of background radiation (even bananas have “radiation”), about safe levels of radiation [...] We talked about migrations, about birds called sooty shearwaters and how they breed in New Zealand, fly past Japan, fly through Alaskan waters, come down the coast of California [...] leatherback turtles [...] migrate past Japan to feed in the jellyfish grounds off California and Oregon [...]

MSNBC, April 9, 2011 (emphasis added):

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Feb 05

- Kyodo: Dumping Fukushima radioactive water is gov’ts only solution — Risk of “damaging effects” from toxic discharges — Even if fully implemented, around 300 tons of contaminated groundwater will still flow into Pacific every day (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 4, 2014):

Xinhua, Feb. 3, 2014: [A]ccording to the central government here, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), TEPCO is struggling to contain massive influxes of contaminated water on a daily basis and must now weigh the risks of dumping excess radioactive water into ocean. […] Juan Carlos Lentijo, head of the IAEA’s mission floated the idea of releasing radioactive water into the ocean when on a recent mission to the stricken facility [...] Lentijo added that TEPCO should weigh the possible damaging effects of discharging toxic water against the total risks involved in the overall decommissioning work process. […] “You cannot keep storing the water forever. We have to make choice comparing all risks involved,” [Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority] said.


Wall St. Journal, Feb. 4, 2014: When implemented the [pumping] system is expected to cut the daily flow of contaminated water to as low as 290 tons compared with 400 tons now.

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Feb 02

- Nuclear Engineer: “Very huge catastrophe” for melted fuel to burn into ground — Radioactive material “will go all around the world” once in underground water — Chernobyl made cement barrier below reactor, #Fukushima did not (VIDEO) (ENENews, Feb 1, 2014):

Global Green USA: The Future of Nuclear Energy, Chernobyl and Fukushima:

At 2:00 in

Natalia Manzurova, nuclear engineer called to Chernobyl for 4+ years to study radiation’s effect on the environment and to help cleanup workers:

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Jan 31

- Nuclear Engineer: Even worse news at Fukushima plant — Radioactive water has formed pathway and is flowing straight into Pacific Ocean (AUDIO) (ENENews, Jan 31, 2014):

Chris Harris, former licensed Senior Reactor Operator and engineer, Jan. 30, 2014:

At 36:30 in

Even Worse News At Fukushima Plant - Radioactive Water Is Flowing Straight Into Pacific Ocean

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Jan 31

- Physician: “It’s predicted that in fact [radioactive particles] may concentrate as much on the West Coast as anywhere in Fukushima as it keeps coming wave after wave” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 29, 2014):

City Channel 4, Published Jan. 21, 2014 (at 35:45):

Audience Question: I recently received a YouTube depicting radioactive contamination across the Pacific near to the U.S. West Coast as a result of the Fukushima reactor. No other news source appears to have acknowledged this scenario least of all the mainstream media. Is that fact or fiction.

Dr. Maureen McCue, founding member, faculty, and former director of the University of Iowa Global Health Studies Program and adjunct clinical professor in the Colleges of Public Health: I think it’s it fact that the mainstream media has not covered the phenomenon. I think we also experience regulatory capture in this country. I don’t know and I don’t think any of us know how much of the contamination is approaching the West Coast. It makes sense, when you look at ocean currents and wind streams, and the movement of marine life, that it will eventually reach the West Coast. In what concentrations, what amounts, nobody actually knows. It’s predicted that in fact it may concentrate as much on the West Coast as anywhere in Fukushima as it keeps coming wave after wave. Continue reading »

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Jan 29

- Scientist back from Japan: I’ve seen data showing highest radioactivity levels in ocean that have been observed recently — NHK: Nuclear waste may be leaking “directly from buildings” not only going into groundwater via tunnels (VIDEOS) (ENENews, Jan 29, 2014):

MIT presentation — Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Oct 24, 2013 (at 38:15 in): I was quoted as saying it’s silly to think it’s not getting out of the harbor. It’s getting out of the harbor, it’s measurable […] Last month we were there, our highest number is 150 Bq/m³ [...] I have seen some of the highest numbers in the Tepco data in the last month at the coast recently of about 1,000 or 2,000 Bq/m³ for cesium.

Slide from Buesseler’s presentation: Highest Cs closest to shore, associated with locations of higher groundwater input — Even higher in September 2013

Buesseler’s full presentation available here

NHK, Jan. 28, 2014: [Tepco] is to begin work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to stop radioactive wastewater from flowing into the sea. The task of creating underground frozen walls is due to start at the Number 2 and Number 3 reactors on Wednesday. Massive amounts of water are being poured into the reactors [...] and is leaking from the damaged reactor containment vessels. The water has accumulated in the reactor buildings, adjacent turbine buildings and underground tunnels. TEPCO believes the water is leaking from the tunnels, seeping into the ground and reaching the sea. [...] Engineers cannot go there because of the radioactive water [...] TEPCO is also digging wells in the compound to see whether water is leaking directly from the buildings.

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

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Jan 29

- Radioactive cesium in ocean from Fukushima reached 50,000 times the levels seen after Chernobyl — “This is why we call it an unprecedented accident” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Jan 28, 2014):

MIT Center for International Studies — Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Oct 24, 2013 (at 31:30 in): This is a timeline from early on to about 1 year later. This is what we published using Tepco’s data to point out, a couple of features here, you see it going up — this is 50 million Bq/m³. I studied Chernobyl, we’d never seen things above 1,000 Bq/m³ in the ocean. This is why we called it an unprecedented accident. When the health physics people started looking at this they said yeah this of concern. When you’re up here, you might have mortality effects directly on organisms living in the ocean.

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