I can't in good conscience have a water blog and not post about what is going on at Fukushima.
Fukushima-The Ticking Nuclear Time Bomb
The toxic substances were identified as Tritium, Cesium and Strontium, being carried far and wide by winds, rain and ocean currents, entering the food chain through seaweed and seafood, building up high levels of toxicity in the fish – and humans – at the top end of the consumption chain.End of excerpt
TEPCO, or Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the plant, admitted in August that between twenty and forty trillion becquerels of radioactive material have entered the Pacific Ocean after a security barrier had been breached. The same operator admitted that in just one week, in August, levels of Caesium-134 rose by 90 times and Caesium-137 rose by 86 times.
Fresh research (**) provides a chilling reminder that this situation is serious, will not go away, is getting worse and cannot be swept under the carpet. This research points to “massive numbers” of sea creatures dying across the Pacific, and that high levels of Cesium-137 are present in “a very high percentage of fish” caught in this ocean “and sold in North America”.
The research then moves on to refer to specific and unexplained incidents. For example, the unexplained death of starfish off Puget Sound off Canada. The animals seem to be melting, a phenomenon observed elsewhere in Canadian waters. Divers spoke of live creatures literally disintegrating in front of them, in “massive numbers”.
On to British Columbia, where abnormal behavior and an unusually high death rate has been observed among killer whales. The vocal communication among the animals has ceased, and in the last two years, seven matriarchs have died.
An Australian traveler sailing from Japan to California, USA, referred that it appeared the entire ocean was dead. All he saw was a whale rolling helplessly in the sea with a tumour on its head, and “for 3,000 nautical miles there was nothing to be seen”. No turtles, no sea birds, no dolphins, no sharks.
On to Alaska, where polar bears, seals and walruses have loss of fur and suffer from open sores on their skin. On to Southern California, where 45 per cent of sea lion pups have died, described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as “an unusual mortality event”.
Back up to Canada, where the sockeye salmon faces record low numbers, up across the entire west coast of Canada, where fish are dying from bleeding eyes, gills and bellies.
Back across the Ocean, where extremely high levels of Cesium-137 have been found between Hawaii and California. On a test made on 15 dead tuna, all 15 were found to be contaminated with radiation. Of the fish being sold to Canada, in 2012, the Vancouver Sun recorded the number of specimens testing positive for Cesium-137, namely:
100 per cent of monkfish, carp, seaweed and shark; 94% of cod and anchovies; 93% of tuna and eels; 92% of sardines; 91% of halibut; 73% of mackerel.
Fukushima continues to leak, and leak at ever increasing rates and the latest prediction is that this contamination will continue until 2015,...
We are all being told that the ocean is just so wide and big that all of this radiation that has been pouring into the Pacific for the last three years is being "diluted" and we are also being led to accept that the levels of cesium, strontium and tritium in the ocean or our food or in the life that thrives in our ocean is good for us because they say so.
Fukushima Radiation Hitting West Coast of North America: “No One Is Measuring So Therefore We Should Be Alarmed”
Yet, there is no one really monitoring the radiation so how can they say that?
Take a look at this video and listen to the part where he speaks about the allowable amount of Bequerels per Kg allowed in food in the US compared to the "safe" level established in Japan (about 4 minutes in):
It is absolutely frightening (the US allowance that is) and speaks volumes about the hold that corporate greed and collusion with government have over not only our safety but the very health of our ocean and our ultimate survival. It also tells me that we indeed need to be very concerned about what is happening to the Pacific Ocean and in turn the entire web of life in regards to Fukushima. Over 1000 tanks built already to hold the highly radioactive water that even employees admit in many cases were built so hastily and shoddily combined with the myriad of lies and incompetence we see displayed by TEPCO and yet, all is well? Do you really believe that? Why has no one been truly held accountable for this catastrophe? And what of the over one million tons of debris floating in the Pacific?
Then look at the link above and read of all the events taking place that revolve around sea life and other species and tell me there is no corrolation whatsoever. I recently posted about the rise in anencephaly in babies born in three counties in Washington state and reports that doctors are baffled about what could be causing it as well as a report regarding cases of changes in congenital hyperthyroidism in California. Am I the one living in a bubble?
What has happened to us that we no longer ask the important questions? That we seem to just want to push all unpleasantness away and not deal with it? That we live in constant denial of anything that deems to interfere with our distractions that we use to insulate us? That we allow those with ulterior motives to steal our ability to think for ourselves?
Aren't there times when common sense should overrule propaganda and our desire to stick our fingers in our ears and go lalala for the good of the whole? Bio accumulation is the key phrase here. We still see effects of Chernobyl. This does not go away. And yes, concessions must be made that all of these events are purely coincidental and that the radiation pouring into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis will do absolutely nothing to harm anything in any biosphere for all eternity...and I would believe that -if I lived in Fantasyland or never read a history book or didn't know how certain entities put profit before principle.
TEPCO Withheld Fukushima Radioactive Water Measurements For 6 Months
TEPCO Plans To Dump ALL Fukushima Radiation Into Pacific Ocean ?!
Thousands Of Starfish Melting On the Ocean Floor Off Pacific West Coast
September 2013: Fukushima: Getting Worse, Going Out Of Control
Fukushima Leak Is Much Worse Than We Were Led To Believe
Fukushima Radiation Spiking Suddenly
And these recent articles:
Record high radiation in seawater off Fukushima plant
Fukushima Daiichi begins pumping groundwater into Pacific