18 OCTOBER 2013 – The Pacific Ocean is broken.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.”
This is heart wrenching.
18 OCTOBER 2013 – Water radiation soars at Fukushima No. 1
“The level of becquerels, a record high for water in that well, was up 6,500-fold from the 61 becquerels found Wednesday.”
“It is believed some 400 tons of radioactive groundwater is flowing into the Pacific daily.”
17th October 2013 – Tepco discharged 9 tank area dam water due to the Typhoon
16th October 2013 – Tepco’s toxic water failures pitiful: NRA
Despite such efforts, the levels of cesium-137 in seawater samples collected between the water intakes for reactors 1 and 2 inside the port rose to around 100 becquerels per liter this month from around 10 becquerels between late June and early July.
“It is reasonable to assume that the total amount of radioactive materials flowing into the sea has risen,” said Masaya Yasui, an emergency response official at the NRA secretariat.
15th October 2013 – Radionuclide Transport from Fukushima to Eastern North Pacific
Pacific water contaminated with Fukushima 137 Cs flows through Bering Strait and mixes with underlying Atlantic water labeled with 137 Cs from Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant and Chernobyl accident.
Cs 137 is transported northward into the Arctic Ocean to the North Pole (Sta. 4) and Canada Basin (Sta. 1). Red water depth profiles show arrival of peak (inset) inputs. Comparison with input function used to estimate circulation time scales, eg. 10 y to North Pole.
There are very detailed maps and charts showing the spread of the Cs-137 contamination through the North Pacific, Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Oceans, in this research document.
15th October 2013 – The amount of water released from the notch tanks (2) is 40 tonnes so far, according to Jiji. Cesium-137 in the water was 21Bq/L, within the provisional standard at Fukushima I NPP of 25Bq/L.
If the density of cesium-137 is less than 25Bq/L, [the rainwater inside the dam] will be released.
10th October 2013 – Radiation levels in harbour off Fukushima hit two-year high.
They constantly promote the myth that these high level contamination Fukushima harbour detections are confined there, even though this harbour is directly connected to the Pacific Ocean.
10th October 2013 – ALPS and frozen water wall can be the performance before discharging contaminated water into the Pacific.
“A person inside of Japanese government said, “Everyone knows Japanese government will end up discharging the contaminated water into the sea.”
There has to be a worldwide effort to stop this from happening!
8th October 2013 – Fukushima’s Fish Tale
Something not tested for to date but mentioned by Straight.com is the risk from strontium 90 and plutonium in Pacific fish.
The fish most at risk for contamination were rarely if ever tested. This tactic gives a false sense of security and leaves the true risk factor unknown.
A citizen radiation watchdog group, BQwatcher posted these contamination readings.
Miyagi Full Season → Genki blue uni Kesennuma 8.7 Bq / kg
Ibaraki 130 Bq / kg · Komonkasube 33, flounder, yellowtail flounder 11 7.7, rock trout, red sea bream 2.8 1.2 1.1 Shousaifugu
Ibaraki Kasumigaura 44 Bq / kg · Gengoroubuna 40-26-whitebait smelt 14 (river fish)
7th October 2013 – Scientists dismiss claims that radiation in Japan is contained.
Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s claim that radioactive water leaking into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant is confined to the coast doesn’t make scientific sense.
Each tank contains about 10 terabequerels, or 270 curies, of strontium-90.
Once strontium gets into fish, it stays in them for months and years and it’s going to be an additional reason why they won’t be able to open up their fisheries
7th October 2013 – Report raises fresh concerns about radiation levels in Japanese fish.
The Japanese Fisheries Agency has been testing the radiation in fish caught in its waters since March 2011. On average, fish in the 33,000 tests had 18 becquerels per kilo of radioactive cesium.
Some fish samples tested to date have had very high levels of radiation: one sea bass sample collected in July, for example, had 1,000 becquerels per kilogram of cesium.
Recent research suggests 5 Bq/Kg should be the maximum for children, and preferably none. If they detect Cesium there are probably other radioactive Isotopes contaminants present, but not reported.
4th October 2013 – Radioactive silver in seafood caught off Japan.
The recent detections of radioactive silver (Ag-110m) exceeding those of radioactive cesium in squid, octopus and crab caught off Fukushima prefecture, implies that fission and criticalities are still going on at the Fukushima site.
4th October 2013 – 13,000,000 Bq/m3 of all β nuclide already detected from the near drain to the Pacific
3rd October 2013 – 200,000,000 Bq/m3 was leaking for 12 hours max / Patrol didn’t notice “because it was raining
1st October 2013 – TEPCO submits criteria to the Nuclear Regulation Authority to dump radioactive contaminated rainwater into Pacific Ocean.
27th September 2013 – Reactor 5 & 6 pump up 6,000 tones of seawater per hour from Fukushima port to discharge to outside of the port.
All talk and no action for over two years now, from authorities being asked to test Salmon, Herring, Tuna, and Halibut, for Fukushima radiation contamination, even after numerous reports of dramatic stock reductions, and disease.
19th September 2013 – Japan Meteorological Research Institute “60,000,000,000 Bq of Cs-137 and Sr-90 is leaking to the open ocean everyday.”
18th September 2013 – TEPCO has known about the massive groundwater intrusion and leaking at the site since at least May of 2011. The company chose to do nothing out of fear the high cost ($1 billion USD) would cause investment markets to consider the company “bankrupt”.
28th August 2013 – Radioactive water may contaminate entire Pacific Ocean in 6 years!
30th August 2013 – Ag-110m detected in 8 out of 8 crab samples 20km taken from Fukushima disaster site.