What A Jolly Good Idea! TEPCO, the owners of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant to release 1 million tons of radioactive water gradually into the air instead of dumping it into the Pacific
In a new twist, the Japanese government have come up with a new proposal which will enable TEPCO, the owners of the stricken nuclear plant to release 1 million tons of radioactive water gradually into the air. The original plan was to dump it into the Pacific, Tepco has always maintained the "treated" water is perfectly safe, even though the water is still radioactive.
Next summer's 2020 Olympic Games is allowing the Japanese government to focus on the games while their unsuccessful attempt to clean-up the ongoing spread of leaking radioactivity from Fukushima approaches its first 10 years since the disaster.
According to Arnie Gundersen of the Fairwinds website, the government of Japan claims that the Fukushima site will be entirely cleaned and decommissioned in less than forty years...
The UK has its own Trump! The left-wing Labour Party annihilated by the right-wing Conservative Party in the British Election: Scotland to break from the UK?
Brexit is back on after Boris Johnson steamrolls Jeramy Corbyn, who's Labour Party lost significant votes in their usual strong-hold working-class constituencies who voted mostly for Brexit three years ago.
The left-wing Labour Party have been annihilated by the right-wing Conservative Party in the British Election, with the full results not quite in the Conservatives are expected to win 367 seats to Labour's 203 which is the worst result for the left-wingers since Clement Atlee's disastrous defeat in 1935.
Almost 100,000 metric tons of nuclear waste to be transported to Arizona and Texas for temporary storage by road, rail and water through major American cities (new proposal)
Yesterday, Gail Snyder, a board member of the Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS) sent me a very disturbing video, which can be watched below, called, "The problem with transporting radioactive waste."
A proposal by the American Nuclear Industry will put the lives of American people in danger by shipping nuclear waste all over the country, using trains, trucks and barges. Almost 100,000 metric tons of nuclear waste will be transported to Arizona and Texas for temporary storage. Shipping this much radioactive material would put the lives of millions of people as well as freshwater supplies across the country in danger.
Imagine if the human population fell by 60%: Two-thirds of all animal and insects extinct by 2020: One in five of the world’s plant species threatened
Just this week, The Big Wobble reported on the millions of small dead sea birds which are been reported dead annually since 2015. This year the Short-tailed Shearwaters are dying in record amounts but in recent years puffins, murres, and auklets have been dying in unprecedented numbers thought to be due to starvation due to lack of fish along the Westcoast, however, the Alaskan problem pales into significance after a new report was released this week. Full story Dr Ken Rosenberg from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Bird Conservancy was the first to "run the numbers" on bird populations. "We knew some species were declining," he told BBC News, "but we thought that, while rare birds were disappearing, the more generalist birds - and those better adapted to human landscapes - would be filling in the gaps.
(SCoPEx) Scientists at Harvard University funded by Bill Gates are planning to spray millions of tonnes of dust into the stratosphere to stop global warming
I actually worked on Bill Gates superyacht, "The Serene" when it was in dry dock, Rotterdam back in 1997, I remember being amazed at the wonderful technology built into the superyacht and I thought at the time, Bill Gates is an amazingly smart guy.
Fast forward to 2019, Bill Gates wants to spray millions of tonnes of dust into the stratosphere to stop global warming, he wants to filter out Sunlite and bounce it back into space to cool the planet!
Conformation the lunatics are in charge of the asylum, yes they are... Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) as it is known is already four decades into completion, Harvard University was kicking this idea around when I was working on Mr Gates's superyacht back in 1997.
Sabotage? New powerful explosions rock ammo depot in Russia: Radiation spike reported in the area 6 rushed to hospital with radiation burns 8 dead
In a series of events which smells suspiciously like a string of cold-war sabotage attacks, a remote Siberian military base has been rocked by more explosions just four days after huge blasts killed 2 and injured 13.
People living close to the base in Achinsk were evacuated due to exploding shells and at least five are thought to be injured.
Footage shared on social media showed a fireball illuminating the sky above the depot.
Local authorities in Krasnoyarsk said in a statement: 'A shell exploded, wounding five servicemen and damaging a vehicle during work on de-mining and eliminating the consequences of the emergency situation in Kamenka.'
The source of a gigantic, mysterious leak of radioactive material that swept across Europe in 2017 has been traced to a Russian nuclear facility
The source of a gigantic, mysterious leak of radioactive material that swept across Europe in 2017 has been traced to a Russian nuclear facility, which appears to have been preparing materials for experiments in Italy.
The leak released up to 100 times the amount of radiation into the atmosphere that the Fukushima disaster did.
Italian scientists were the first to raise the alarm on 2 October, when they noticed a burst of the radioactive ruthenium-106 in the atmosphere.
This was quickly corroborated by other monitoring laboratories across Europe.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lied to the world! "Under control," declaration with Tokyo bidding to win the 2020 Olympics wasn't true: Still not under-control
Almost six years after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe famously declared the contaminated water problem at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant "under control," today it remains anything but.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) continues to face difficulties in dealing with water contaminated with radioactive substances at its crippled plant.
About 18,000 tons of highly contaminated water remains accumulated in reactor buildings and other places.
Abe made the "under control," declaration in September 2013 while Tokyo was bidding to win the 2020 Summer Games.
The Marshall Islands in the Pacific have radiation levels up to 1,000 times higher than Chernobyl and Fukushima: With Plutonium-239, a radioactive half-life of 24,100 years.
This week the world has been bombarded with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with billions of dollars being promised to go back in the near future.
Meanwhile, a group of islands in the Pacific, hundreds of thousands of miles closer to the US than the moon is now considered to be the most toxic area in the world with radiation much higher in some areas than Chernobyl and Fukushima decades after nuclear testing.
According to the Weather Channel, more than 60 years after the last blast in the Marshall Islands, scientists say radiation levels are still dangerously high.
Are Alaska's vanishing ice and an Arctic ozone hole which appeared for the first time in 2011 and the Pacific blob related to the Fukushima disaster?
Coastal residents and scientists alike have been stunned by just how fast northern Alaska's sea ice vanished this spring.
The abnormally rapid melt was caused by well-above-average ocean temperatures, the Anchorage Daily News reported.
In the past, hunters could find bearded seals on sea ice just outside the village of Kivalina, according to Janet Mitchell, a resident of the town.
But this year, because the ice melt had chased the seals so far to the north, hunters from her family had to travel more than 50 miles by boat to find the seals in early June.
"We didn't know if we'd have our winter food," she said.
"That was scary."
Cooked mussels, melted starfish, don't believe the phoney hype the death of the Pacific has started: Radiation will be around from 50,000 to 250,000 years
Last week the New York Times asked the question: "What’s Killing Pacific Whales?"
Since January, at least 167 North Pacific gray whales have washed ashore dead from Mexico to Alaska.
That’s probably just a fraction of the number that has actually died.
Most will have sunk to the sea floor; scientists call these carcasses “whale falls.”
But the number of known deaths is high enough that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared an “unusual mortality event” a pronouncement that has sent scientists scrambling to figure out what’s going on, good luck with that!
Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima and the Marshall Islands Runit Dome: Nuclear pollution will be around from 50,000 to 250,000 years
After binge-watching the entire HBO miniseries, Chernobyl, the other night it gave me a transparent insight as to how far our own governments will go to cover up their own mistakes, even involving the deaths of its own citizens.
Chernobyl, a five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.
Radiation levels up to 6,000 times higher than those found in the open ocean found in sea food near "CRACKED" Marshall Islands nuclear Runit Dome
High levels of radiation have been monitored in giant clams close to the Central Pacific site where the United States entombed waste from nuclear testing almost four decades ago, raising concerns the contamination is spreading from the dump site’s tainted groundwater into the ocean and the food chain.
The findings from the Marshall Islands suggest that radiation is either leaking from the waste site — which U.S. officials reject — or that authorities did not adequately clean up radiation left behind from past weapons testing, as some in the Marshall Islands claims.
Millions of people in danger as more than 60% of the world's rivers contain "dangerous levels of antibiotics" could kill 10 million people by 2050
A huge global study has revealed hundreds of the world's rivers contain "dangerous levels of antibiotics".
Research presented in Helsinki on Monday revealed that, of 711 test sites across 72 countries, 65 per cent are contaminated with the drugs.
It's the largest ever global study into the subject and bears sobering news about antibiotic resistance, a global health emergency the United Nations has said could kill 10 million people by 2050.
"It's quite scary and depressing," environmental scientist and study co-leader Alistair Boxall told the Helsinki conference.
"We could have large parts of the environment that have got antibiotics at levels high enough to affect resistance."
One million animal and plant species facing extinction at an unprecedented speed new UN report but claim decline can be halted
Photo dead fish in Rio
Everywhere on this planet, from land, oceans and sky are reeling from mankind's devastation, greed, pollution and destruction, according to a new compelling UN report, released yesterday.
One million animal and plant species are staring down the barrel of the extinction gun and all nature is dying at an unprecedented speed.
However, the UN has put a positive spin on this astonishing decline, claiming these trends can be halted, the decline can be halted, sure it can but it won't because mankind is too greedy.
We no longer have a functional eco-system as the world's biodiversity is vanishing fast: The UN's Global Assessment report released later today
We no longer have a functional eco-system as the world's biodiversity is vanishing fast with one in four of all species is disappearing at an unprecedented, frightening rate.
Later today, the world's most comprehensive, and damning, report on the state of nature will be released on Monday in Paris.
The UN's Global Assessment will highlight the distressing impact that humanity is having on the natural world.
As regular readers of The Big Wobble will already know disappearing forests, the lungs of the world, the plundering of the seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water have pushed the natural world to the brink of disaster.
"It is jaw-dropping," The drinking water in Paradise where the worst wildfire in California's history happened is contaminated with the cancer-causing benzene
The drinking water in Paradise, where 85 people died in the worst wildfire in state history, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, water officials said.
Officials said they believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a "toxic cocktail" of gases in burning homes that got sucked into the water pipes as residents and firefighters drew water heavily, causing a vacuum in the system that sucked in the toxic fumes, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Officials say that may explain why benzene, which has been linked to anaemia and leukaemia, has been found in tests at various spots rather than from one source in Paradise, where 90 per cent of the buildings were decimated by the blaze.
Our dying oceans! Arsenic, cadmium, plumbum (lead) and mercury detected in high concentrations in seafood on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Seafood lovers living on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are being warned to reduce their shellfish consumption due to the risk of heavy metal poisoning.
Associate professor Ong Meng Chuan, a senior lecturer of marine biology at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) School of Marine Environmental Sciences, said a team of 25 scientists and researchers detected high concentrations of heavy metals in the Straits of Malacca during a scientific voyage on Mar 13-22.
These metals include arsenic, cadmium, plumbum (lead) and mercury.
He said the findings revealed that the waters off Johor, Port Klang and Pulau Pinang are at a higher risk of heavy metal contamination.
Latest study shows an increase in levels of Fukushima-related contamination in Alaskan waters as Tokyo reassure the world all is well with 2020 Olympics
The latest study shows an increase in levels of Fukushima-related contamination off the shores of Alaska, regular readers of The Big Wobble will know Bill Laughing-Bear has been keeping an eye on fish in Alaskan waters and has warned us all of rising radioactive contamination for years now.
Recently other warnings have been published as the slow drip-drip-drop of information is slowly increasing.
In 2017, A study by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed almost 50% of fish consumed on the islands of Hawai’i were contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima.
Eight years on water woes threaten Fukushima cleanup with fish found around the waters of Hawaii and Alaska contaminated with caesium 134 the radioactive finger-print of Fukushima
Last year, Tokyo Electric Power Co said a system meant to purify contaminated water had failed to remove dangerous radioactive contaminants.
A report from Reuters today, claims most of that water - stored in 1,000 tanks around the plant - will need to be reprocessed before it is released into the ocean, the most likely scenario for disposal.