North American West Coast Facing Fukushima Radiation1 year, 10 months ago
Posted on Sep 27, 2018, 4 p.m.
Fukushima, Japan was hit with a series of devastating events in 2011 that culminated into one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. This started with a 9.0 earthquake, which caused a 15 metre 50 foot Tsunami that disabled the power supply and cooling functions at the Daiichi nuclear power plant. All of this lead to a nuclear accident which was rated a 7 on the INES scale, in which 4 nuclear reactors were destroyed and clean up efforts have been ongoing ever since.
It has been estimated by experts that it will take upwards of 40 years to finalize clean up of this disaster. In the meantime 300 tons of radioactive water continues to be pumped into the Pacific Ocean every day. In 2013 the BBC reported the true levels of radiation around the disaster site to be around 18 times higher than what was originally thought; the same year TEPCO estimated that between 20-40 trillion becquerels of radioactive strontium had already been released into the Pacific over the period of 2 years since the event. Logically it can be assumed that the number must now have increased exponentially since then; which leads to the question of is Fukushima radiation affecting the west coast of the USA?
A globalization watchdog organization Global Research believes that there are at least 28 lines of evidence proving that this radiation is causing destruction which includes: Several types of animals being found with open wounds and fur loss; huge numbers of sea lions inexplicably dying and 45% of pups born not surviving; sockeye populations being at an all time low along the Alaska and Canadian coastline; Fish in the west coast in Canada being found bleeding from eyes, gills, and bellies with no explanation; a field of radioactive debris the size of California released from Fukushima crossing the Pacific reaching the west coast; very high levels of cesium-137 being found in plankton in the Pacific close to Hawaii and the west coast; bluefin tuna being found to be contaminated with radiation; Canadian scientists testing various types of fish and finding they were contaminated with very high levels of nuclear radiation; Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute finding that 30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium are being released into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every day.
Scientists believe that about 100 times more radiation has been released into the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima disaster than the total amount released from the Chernobyl disaster. A steep rise is predicted in the numbers of people diagnosed with cancer after eating food such as fish that has been contaminated with radiation.
Huge amounts of radioactivity are being dumped into the ocean at levels no one expected in 2011, and we could have large numbers of cancer from ingestion of fish says Daniel Hirsch from the University of California. What’s also alarming is what will happen to the aquatic life and others dependent on it, will they be able to recover? The word disaster doesn’t seem strong enough cover the horrific loss and repercussions. Mainstream media still remains virtually silent about the harm and potential harm to society despite all of this evidence and more. There is even great debate on whether the media remaining virtually silent are attempts at a blackout as surely this should warrant more coverage and awareness.
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