28th August 2103 – Russia announces enormous finds of radioactive waste, and nuclear reactors in Arctic seas.
26th August 2103 – Two nuclear generators missing in Arctic Ocean.
20th November, 2013 – This documentary discusses the effects of ocean dumping of radioactive waste and trash on the health of people living on the local coasts, like the Irish Sea and the Baltic Sea, which is the most radioactive sea in the world.
The documentary focuses on the British sea dumping in the English Channel Hurd Deep about 12 miles north of the Channel Island of Alderney. Alderney is also subject to releases to the sea from the French Nuclear Reprocessing Plant at Cap de la La Hague 12 miles East of the small island.
2000? – The environmental impact of the Sellafield discharges.
Time-series analyses of western Irish Sea surface sediments have shown that, while 137Cs concentrations have fallen by a factor of between 2 and 5 since their peak in 1980-81, 239,240 Pu concentrations have remained relatively constant.
Presently, concentrations of radionuclides such as 137Cs, 239,240 Pu and 241 Am in muddy sediments near the outfall are in the ranges 500–1,500 Bq kg , 500–600 Bq kg and 700– 900 Bq kg.
At the present time, typical fresh weight concentrations of 137Cs in whitefish, lobster, crab, winkles and mussels sampled in the Sellafield coastal area are 7 Bq Kg-1, 3.4 Bq Kg-1, 2.9 Bq Kg-1, 12 Bq Kg-1 and 4 Bq Kg-1 , respectively, while the corresponding Pu–α concentrations are 0.02 Bq Kg-1, 0.54 Bq Kg-1, 0.54 Bq Kg-1, 13 Bq Kg-1 and 11 Bq Kg-1, respectively (Jackson et al., 2000)
The 137Cs activity discharged from Sellafield has now left the Irish Sea, and has resulted in a significant increase in the 137 Cs
inventory in the North Atlantic.
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14th September 2015 – Radioactivity In Our Ocean: Fukushima & Its Impact On The Pacific – Vancouver Aquarium
The following presentation is for those interested in the most recent, scientifically rigorous, monitoring data related to the impact of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster on the health of North Pacific Ocean ecosystem and inhabitants of western North America.
Longer term Chernobyl research indicates that very small amounts of Cesium contamination can cause serious health issues for children, and on the human embryo and fetus. The levels that can cause harm are much much less than the post Fukushima regulatory limits set by Japan, the USA, Canada, and other world governments!
This very informative video that is only 10 minutes long, explains how even very small amounts of radioactive contamination can be harmful.
Using the external dose models to evaluate risk from internal ingestion of chemically toxic and radioactive contaminants, is poor science in my opinion. Any increase in radioactive contamination in food and the environment significantly increases the risk of a serious illness developing, particularly for children and pregnant women, who are far more sensitive. There is no safe level of contamination. After the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe, governments around the world increased acceptable contamination levels by a huge margin, to protect the nuclear industry!
This excellent video by Aluminum Studios explains “Becquerels” and Japan’s changing “safety” standards after Fukushima, for radiation in food and water. It paints a very different picture to the commentary on the new government safety levels in the “Fukushima & Its Impact On The Pacific”, video.
Large amounts of Tritium are also being released from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean. It is also being made out to be relatively harmless. This 15 minute video brings up a lot of independent research on the dangerous biological effects radioactive Tritium releases. Tritium is something to be very concerned about!
PACIFIC OCEAN Kelp Watch 2015
Some groups in the Pacific Northwest area have been able to collect more frequent samples in order to attempt to detect the radioactivity when it arrives in those locations. Below is a table showing the results of these measurements. So far, no samples have shown the presence of Cs-134, the radioactive isotope that would unambiguously point to Fukushima as a source.
Use the scroll bar at the bottom of the chart to see all the test data
22nd June 2015 – Update: Monitoring Results For Sockeye Salmon and Steelhead Trout Collected Summer 2014
The measurements undertaken as part of the InFORM project to look for Fukushima derived radionculides in fish during our first of three years of monitoring are now complete. Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (as well as some Chinook, Chum and Pink Salmon) were caught off the west coast of Canada in Summer 2014 as they were returning to 9 different streams and rivers up and down the coast of British Columbia Canada.
8th October 1971 – Fallout and Reproduction of Ocean Fish Populations E.J. Sternglass, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nuclear Fallout causes Fish Population Decline
As will be shown below, very large declines of fish-populations after low-altitude nuclear tests followed by a gradual recovery to pretesting levels have been observed both in the Atlantic and Pacific, strongly suggesting that the eggs of fish and the developing young are far more sensitive to internal radiation from low-level fallout than had been anticipated, very much as in the
case of the human-embryo and fetus.
“The purpose of the study was to determine whether continued atmospheric testing by France and China or potential releases from underground detonations that might unexpectedly escape into the nearby fishing grounds could have detectable effects on the reproduction of fish populations similar to the unanticipatedly severe effects of low level radiation on the human embryo and
fetus (2, 3, 4) recently confirmed by independent studies by other
investigators (5, 6).”
The continual release of radioactive fallout and contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean, from the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, would have the same effects as atmospheric atomic bomb testing. It is causing a huge drop off in fish stocks and other sea life. This would explain why there are large numbers of sea lions and
other sea life, presently starving to death on the west coast of America.
Thanks to Dr.Sternglass who passed away in early February, for this study.