Friday 16 October 2020

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release more than a million tons of radioactive water into the sea which has built up at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant despite fish showing positive for radiation as far away as California

Bill Laughing-Bear testing a dead whale for a radiation reading in Alaska

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release contaminated water from the destroyed plant into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month according to a report by Reuters.

More than a million tons of radioactive water has built up at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant which was crippled during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami as operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) tries to cool the melted fuel cores by pouring water over them. Tepco has said it will run out of tank space by mid-2022.

The decision is expected to rankle neighbouring countries like South Korea, which has already stepped up radiation tests of food from Japan, and further devastate the fishing industry in Fukushima that has battled against such a move for years. It has long been known marine life in the area has been contaminated by leaking water seeping radiation into the sea.

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.

The report also showed that migrating organisms can transport the Fukushima-signature (caesium 134) over significant distances as they showed detectable 134Cs (6.3±1.5 Bq/kg) in Pacific bluefin tuna caught off the California coast only a year after the incident.

Another study found caesium 134 in longfin tuna (Albacore) along the western coast of the US just one year after the Fukushima disaster.

The recent findings as you might expect are being played down and the usual sound-bites are telling us "it's nothing to worry about," something the powers that be have been saying for nearly 10 years now, with and still they are no nearer to fixing the problem.

The latest study by Alaska Sea Grant agent, Gay Sheffield claimed, a slightly elevated level of radioactive contamination connected to the Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected in the northern Bering Sea.

The level of caesium-137, a radioactive isotope, is extremely low and not considered a health concern, according to state epidemiologists.

The sampling, conducted by residents of Saint Lawrence Island, documents the Fukushima plume’s northern edge arriving in the Bering Sea for the first time and shows levels of caesium-137 higher than they were before the 2011 nuclear power plant accident in Japan.

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.

The Asahi newspaper reported that any such release is expected to take at around two years to prepare, as the site’s irradiated water first needs to pass through a filtration process before it can be further diluted with seawater and finally released into the ocean.

In 2018, Tokyo Electric apologised after admitting its filtration systems had not removed all dangerous material from the water, collected from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting when the plant was crippled.

It has said it plans to remove all radioactive particles from the water except tritium, an isotope of hydrogen that is hard to separate and is considered to be relatively harmless.

Last week, Japanese fish industry representatives urged the government to not allow the release of contaminated water from the Fukushima plant into the sea, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation.

South Korea has retained a ban on imports of seafood from the Fukushima region that was imposed after the nuclear disaster and summoned a senior Japanese embassy official last year to explain how Tokyo planned to deal with the Fukushima water problem.

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Christopher said...

It ceases to amaze me how stupid negligent human beings can be. The Japanese have already over fished the Pacific Ocean and now they want to further contaminate it with this dump in addition to the 11 million gallons of cooling water going into the Ocean daily. This level of negligence is hard to comprehend let alone accept. Who will be held accountable? Those who caused the earthquake with HAARP or those left to clean up the mess? All involved are failing Humanity and Nature. Yet they continue to build more nuclear power plants elsewhere. We live in a toxic insane asylum. What a tragic legacy to leave for our younger brothers and sisters. Maybe generation Z will be the last viable generation of Humanity?
Human beings and all life on earth are being assaulted from all angles against all odds. The sooner people awaken to the fact that our Satanic Globalist and the governments that serve them have declared War on Humanity and Nature the better our chance of turning things around in this late dark hour.

If not us then who? If not now when? I am going to continue fighting like my life depends on it. Tomorrow I and 3 others activist are going to go protest Bill "Kill" Gates at the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation in an effort to increase community awareness of his crimes against Humanity ie paralyzing 496,000 children in India from 2000 to 2017. People ask me why I worry about things I can do anything about. I tell them the only way you can't do anything about it is by not doing anything. Educate yourself up, group up, stand up and show up. Find your courage and act accordingly. Take Care

Gary Walton said...

Stay safe Christopher

Christopher said...

Thank You Gary. You as well. So far so good. Yesterday a young girl 10-12yo started smiling and waving to us the whole time her and her mother were stopped at the street light. It made me feel proud that we were their standing up to the machine for our youngers and the rest of us. We always have to endure a few verbal rants, fingers and occasional bottles ass well as a lot of positive feed back. Seattle is a liberal, brainwashed city that is heavily influenced by Bill Gates. Sadly they seem to be following a similar path of Portland. We shall see.
Kind Regards