Man-Made-Disasters 2019

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
The silence surrounding the Fukushima disaster recently has been deafening, it is one year in fact since any reliable information has been released from Tokyo Electric Power Co, the owners of the stricken plant.
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.

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