9th December 2013 – Plutonium in water leaking into ocean is “the most dangerous thing” at Fukushima, it can be carried around world and end up on a beach or in fish — Researcher: Plutonium contamination “a serious threat to environment and human health.
6th December 2013 – Fukushima isotopes are nearing West Coast — Official: U.S. ocean water to have 100 Bq/m3 of cesium-137?
Though officials claim the cesium-137 in the ocean water is ‘safe’ for humans to drink, fish bio-concentrate cs-137 at a rate of 100 times the level found in the surrounding water. For seals and sea lions it’s up to 1,000 times.
Note that the study’s findings may be a considerable underestimation, as its results are calculated based on releases from Fukushima ending in April 2011 — yet the plant has been releasing a reported 400 tons of radioactive water every day since the disaster in March 2011.
5th December 2013 – IAEA tells Tepco to dump Fukushima into the Pacific.
1st December 2013 – Study finds giant strontium-90 release into body of water begins around 1,000 days after meltdown — Dec. 5, 2013 = thousand days after 3/11 — Graphic shows very high levels being discharged for up to 50,000 days
It is now approximately a 1000 days since the meltdowns of the multiple nuclear reactors in Japan. This study provides a possible explanation for the recent dramatic Strontium-90 detection spikes in the ground water, at the Fukushima Nuclear disaster site.
29th November 2013 – Typhoons that hit Japan each year are helping spread radioactive material from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the country’s waterways.
Local populations who escaped the initial fallout two-and-a-half years ago could now find their food or water contaminated by the cesium particles as they penetrate agricultural land and coastal plains, researchers warned.
Last year, the radioactive content of Japan’s rivers dropped due to fairly moderate typhoons. But more frequent and fierce storms in 2013 have brought a new flood of cesium particles.
22nd November 2013 – “Sea Snot” Explosions Feed Deep-Sea Creatures
The scientists observed the largest spikes in deep-sea productivity in 2011 and 2012, corresponding with massive phytoplankton blooms.
In March 2012, less than one percent of the seafloor beneath Station M was covered in dead sea salps. By July 1, more than 98 percent of it was covered in the decomposing organisms.
The major increase in activity of deep-sea life in 2011 and 2012 weren’t limited to Station M, though: Other ocean-research stations reported similar data.
They put this event down to global warming.
The vast majority of the large multiple species die off reports I have seen, are from Northern America, and the Pacific Ocean. This geographical evidence strongly points to the continuing Northern America radiation fallout, and Pacific Ocean contamination, caused by the ongoing Fukushima Nuclear disaster.
22nd November 2013 – Fukushima released up to 100,000 times more cesium-137 in surface ocean waters than Chernobyl or nuclear weapons testing.
“up to 60 million becquerels per cubic meter were reported, high enough to cause reproductive and health effects
in marine animals”
“Yet all the data we have show that measurements around the site remain elevated to this day at up to 1,000 becquerels per cubic meter.
Quote: “He hastened to put that number into context. “A thousand becquerels is not a big number for cesium. Just for comparison, that’s lower than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s limit for drinking water.”
In the light of recent research the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cesium limit for drinking water, has been set far to high.
Also, in regards to Ocean dynamics this report does not take into account,
1. The potential 100,000 times or more bio-accumulation in sea food.
2. The fact that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has released and is still releasing, thousands of different types of radioactive isotopes, not just Cesium.
These reports generally only concentrate on the Cesium contamination, and conveniently leave out discussion on the other isotopic contaminants.
11th November 2013 – Groundwater level near the Fukushima plant building in sync with ebb and flow of the sea
10th November 2013 – All β nuclide density increasing for 4 days in groundwater beside the tank, chart shows around 550,000 Bq/liter.
19th October 2013 – Contamination level of plant drain spiked up 95 times much near the sea / Tepco “no spread to the sea.”
18th October 2013 – Radiation level in drain jumped up by 15 times after the Typhoon.
The reading was 34,000,000 Bq/m3. It was 2,300,000 Bq/m3 on 10/16/2013.
18th October 2013 – All β density of groundwater jumped up by 6557 times after the Typhoon / 400,000,000 Bq/m3 highest ever!