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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 12:30:21 PM »
Thor, thank you for the update!

While I was looking, I found this!
Just a bit of garbage on the Oregon Coast!

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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2012, 01:14:34 PM »
It looks unoccupied...  Maybe I can live there!
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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2012, 04:20:38 AM »
It looks unoccupied...  Maybe I can live there!

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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2012, 05:22:02 AM »
Liked that did Ye? [grin]
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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2012, 05:27:14 AM »
Liked that did Ye? [grin]

Happy Sunday, Sweetheart.

Tom arrives up here today and we'll have him over on the 4th for a grilling, errrr... a BBQ and fireworks (we get our stuff from the factory in TN and it's barely legal) - we're known to put on a pretty good show... which you will be a part of soon.

Stay focused, happy and positive.

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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2012, 05:50:01 AM »
Chin is up, smile on My face, and anticipation grows in My garden.  [smile]

SOOO looking forward!  Can hardly wait to meet the cats!
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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2012, 06:30:34 AM »
Hey guys!

Ill be in Tally, on the 4th Thor, so Ill look Northeast for those big ones from TN!

Happy Sunday to y'all, and hey Amy you dont want to live on that radioactive floating dock! (very funny though!!!!)
 
Although it could be the world's largest microwave oven....

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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2012, 06:36:18 AM »
Ya think, Dave?  [grin]  [wink]
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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2012, 03:21:02 PM »



And we thought government weather manipulation was going to be the big story of the summer...


Fukushima Tsunami
Debris Island
UPDATE






A 132-ton concrete dock from Japan has washed ashore at Oregon's Agate Beach State Park. Ripped loose from Japan during last year's tsunami, it's now drawing thousands of gawkers to the shoreline.

Fishermen and other boat operators met Saturday with officials to talk about the dangers of debris floating in the Pacific Ocean from the last year's tsunami in Japan, such as this dock that washed up at Agate Beach on the Oregon coast early in June. .


Fishermen, Oregon officials discuss dangers of tsunami debris at sea

Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:33 PM

Commercial fisherman Mark Schneider said he watched a refrigerator float past his boat, Sea Princess, while he and his crew were salmon fishing on Thursday near Newport.

The refrigerator was presumably part of a wave of debris coming into the Oregon coast in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 tsunami.

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"If I had hit that (refrigerator) it might have put a big chunk in my boat," said Schneider, who works out of Newport.


He was part of a group of fishing and shipping representatives who met Saturday morning in Newport with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Kurt Schrader, both D-Ore., to brainstorm possible solutions to the dangers of tsunami debris. The meeting included 20 representatives from steamship and tugboat operators, as well as commercial and sport fishermen.

Schneider and many other fishermen share the same concern:
 
How to stay safe in the water.

Although most of the debris is small, (remember this statement) the massive dock with Japanese lettering that washed ashore on Agate Beach early in June has prompted worries that similar debris will continue to arrive.

You mean like this?




Debris is strewn across the shore of Montague Island near Seward, Alaska, in this June 6, 2012 photo provided by Chris Pallister. (Chris Pallister/AP Photo)





Uploaded by: kristinarinell — Thursday June 7, 2012 — Newport, OR

The japanese dock, part of the debris from the tsunami, hit the shore just south of Yaquina Head. Here State Park rangers are burying everything scraped off the dock to prevent contamination from invasive species.

Wait just a freakin’ second.

We, the people, were assured by these same agencies that the debris would not arrive until 2014!





And this “official” map from NOAA.






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"I own a wooden boat and if we hit that dock ... we'd be calling the Coast Guard to come bail my butt out of the water," Schneider said. "And hopefully I'd have time to get to my life raft, but if you hit that thing at night, it's over."

No, you would not be calling the Coast Guard - you would be dead!

A 132-ton concrete dock being hit by a boat at speed would cause the boat to completely disintegrate and most likely kill all in it.



This is insanity!





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The Oregonian’s continuing coverage of the debris washing up on the Oregon and Washington coasts from the Japanese tsunami.

Fishermen have limited access to technology while out in the open sea, which makes it hard to remain constantly updated about incoming debris. Not knowing what exactly is floating near the coast poses a potential threat to their safety.

However, satellite phones make it easy for them to access the Internet. While several ideas were brought up at the meeting, the most popular approach was to create a central alert system on a website that fishermen can access online from their vessels to stay as up-to-date as possible on what type of and how much debris is floating around in the water.

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"Our eyes and ears are the fleet -- the major shipping fleet as well as the fishing fleet," Schrader said.

"They can, at no cost to any taxpayer, identify a lot of the stuff that's going on, how and where to report that to, and what are the things we can realistically expect the Coast Guard to deal with."


Before Saturday's meeting, it wasn't clear how to coordinate what happens with debris between the beach and the outer ocean, Schrader said.

It’s not like nobody knew it was coming.


Check this out:

Computer models originally estimated the first of the debris wouldn't reach Midway Island until spring 2012, but a training ship, the STS Pallada, encountered tsunami debris near Midway in September.

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“They saw some pieces of furniture, some appliances, anything that can float, and they picked up a fishing boat,” said Jan Hafner, computer programmer at the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) in Hawaii, on KITV.com, a Hawaiian news outlet.

The 20-foot fishing boat had "Fukushima" written on it, making it the first confirmed report of tsunami debris, said Hafner.

Really? What are the odds on that?
You just can’t make this stuff up, folks...






NOAA has run a model using OSCURS (Ocean Surface Current Simulator), similar to that of the IPRC (NOAA, Courtesy of J. Churnside).

Hafner assisted Nikolai Maximenko, head researcher of the IPRC, in designing the computer models. He explained to Discovery News why the debris was arriving ahead of schedule.

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“Different objects are moving at different speeds.

Lighter objects are positioned higher in the water and are more influenced by wind,” Hafner said.

“Our model is more suitable for heavy objects.”


So the NewSpeak definition of ‘light’ is 132 tons...


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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., recently asked the Coast Guard to clarify its role in handling tsunami waste.

"The Coast Guard only removes debris from the ocean if it poses a hazard to navigation or is made of hazardous materials such as oil," said Capt. Bruce Jones, Columbia River sector commander for the Coast Guard.





Tsunami Debris Heading for US
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For the Coast Guard to remove debris, it must also be in either a widely traveled shipping area or a port. "The vast area of the ocean is not a shipping lane, so we wouldn't necessarily go and remove a piece of debris that's just out in the ocean if it's not near known shipping traffic," Jones said.

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"Some of the comments here today seem to suggest that if there's debris in the water the Coast Guard ought to get it. There's no agency that removes debris from the water except when it's a clear hazard to navigation," Jones said.

Wyden said he plans to recommend the central alert system idea at a meeting with other agencies next week.



About friggin’ time.

Here’s NOAA’s take on the subject:



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There is no reason to avoid beaches. Radiation experts believe it is highly unlikely any debris is radioactive, and the debris is not in a mass.

Beach-goers may notice a gradual increase in debris near-shore or on the coast, adding to the marine debris that washes up every day.

The public should continue to visit and enjoy our coasts—and help keep them clean.

If citizens come across disposable or recyclable items, she said, they can help by picking them up and putting them in an appropriate place.

NOAA is also working with commercial shipping companies who notify them when they spot potential debris and the Japanese consulate so that items of great monetary or personal value could potentially be returned to their owners.


Ebbesmeyer does not think the efforts are enough, calling them "generic."

Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer is Seattle who has been tracking ocean debris for most of his 40-year career, is unsatisfied with the government's response to the impending influx of debris.

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"There's no plan," Ebbesmeyer told ABCNews.com. "Plans are being talked about, but
they're fairly generic and they're basically all business as usual,
and

one thing that's clear is that this tsunami debris is unprecedented in recorded history."


Ebbesmeyer predicted that the bulk of the debris will reach the U.S. coast from Northern California to Alaska in October, with more to follow.

Ebbesmeyer was having a difficult time wrapping his head around the sheer enormity of the debris and wanted to give others a relatable way to think about the mass. One of the items he likes to work with is yellow rubber ducks.





Based on Ebbesmeyer's calculations and the conservative estimate of 1 million tons of debris, the weight of the debris floating in the Pacific is equivalent to the weight of 50 billion rubber ducks.


(Ed. note: Or a few less really big ones like we have here on Loch Rabun.)


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"We've got three months until we're deluged," he said.

"It's past time for business as usual.

We need to come up with some simple directives."

"They need specific community plans.
They need to work with the citizens,"
he said.

"Which landfills can they take [the items] to in their communities?"


For 2012, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has $4.6 million devoted to marine debris and $618,000 of that amount is dedicated to the cleanup of the Japanese marine debris, according to NOAA.

"Marine debris has been an everyday problem long before the tsunami," NOAA spokeswoman Keeley Belva told ABCNews.com.

"It's not a new problem."





14 April 2011
Island of remains

U.S. Seventh Fleet says that this large-scale “island of remains” is as long as 111 km covering an area of more than 20 million square meters, the Fleet is closely monitoring the movements of this floating “island”.

Specialists estimate that the floating tsunami debris will drift to Hawaii in 2 years, after 3 years to the West Coast.

The U.S. Navy is currently working with Japan’s construction companies to try to clear these floating remains and garbage on the sea.






Who do they think they're kidding?



Dear Reader, we have been sounding the alarm since 3/11/11.

This may be the other radioactive elephant in the room regarding the ongoing worldwide environmental catastrophe called Nukushima


It was bad enough that the world governments, the mainstream media, and the very agencies assigned to protect, we, the people, have sold out the world’s citizens to the nuclear proponents and continue to ignore the pleas of humanity for a rediation-free environment.












Now, we have an impending crisis of unprecedented proportions approaching our shores and the government is doing what it usually does in a crisis that concerns the safety of its citizens - NOTHING!


But it gets worse.

One certain threat is invasive species.

As a result of the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan, a large amount of debris washed into Japan’s waters. Experts predict that a portion of that debris will reach U.S. shores over the next several years. 

Some of it may contain invasive species that could pose a serious threat to Oregon’s marine environment and native species through competition, crowding and predation.

Scientists from Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center confirmed the presence of dozens of species native to Japanese coastal waters—including barnacles, starfish, urchins, anemones, amphipods, worms, mussels, limpets, snails, solitary tunicates and algae—that were on a large floating dock in Japan that washed ashore at Agate Beach near Newport, Oregon in June 2012.





In June 2012 a dock from Japan washed up on Oregon’s Agate Beach in Newport. It had a thick layer of living organisms on it.
-Photo by ODFW-

According to researchers, the 66 foot long dock contained some 13 pounds of organisms per square foot, and an estimated 100 tons of living matter overall. While there is no evidence to date that anything from the float has established on U.S. shores, researchers fearing the worst but hoping for the best are continuing to monitor the situation.

Scientists at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center said the cement float contains about 13 pounds of organisms per square foot. Already they have gathered samples of 4-6 species of barnacles, starfish, urchins, anemones, amphipods, worms, mussels, limpets, snails, solitary tunicates and algae – and there are dozens of species overall.

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“This float is an island unlike any transoceanic debris we have ever seen,” said John Chapman, an OSU marine invasive species specialist.

“Drifting boats lack such dense fouling communities, and few of these species are already on this coast. Nearly all of the species we’ve looked at were established on the float before the tsunami; few came after it was at sea.”


Of course, what worries researchers more is that the dock may just be the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, in regard to what else might wash ashore.


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“I think that the dock is a forerunner of all the heavier stuff that's coming later, and amongst that heavier stuff are going to be

a lot of drums full of chemicals that we won't be able to identify
,”

says Chris Pallister, president of the non-profit Gulf of Alaska Keeper, a group dedicated to cleaning marine debris from Alaska’s coastline.







He worries that the onslaught of debris will be

“far worse than any oil spill ...
or any other environmental disaster
we’ve faced on the West Coast”


as a result of the sheer amount and variety of debris and the wide geographic scope it is likely to affect.


Officials at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) believe the Japanese tsunami debris has already spread over an area of the Pacific Ocean
roughly three times the size of the contiguous United States.


Wait just a freakin' second.


NOAA/USGOV says they 'lost track' of the debris isand a couple of days after it was sighted near Midway Atoll.




Ocean currents - specifically the North Pacific Gyre - will carry the floating debris from Japan to the U.S. West Coast and back again. Image Credit: NOAA


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While some of the debris has already made landfall in the U.S., the bulk of it will take several more months to make it across the Pacific.

Seattle-based oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, who has been tracking huge gyres of trash in the ocean for two decades and runs the Beachcombers’ Alert website, thinks the majority of tsunami debris will reach U.S. shores as early as October 2012.


Another concern:

Researchers were “startled” to find detectable levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in bluefin tuna, a favorite sushi fish, off the coast of California.


Of course, we are all over that fish story.




"NukaTuna" - The Last Fish in the Ocean


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While the levels of radioactive cesium were some 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off California in previous years, it is still below safe-to-eat limits in both Japan and the U.S.

The researchers are continuing to study more bluefin tissue samples to see if elevated radiation levels persist, and are also looking into radiation levels in other long distance migratory species including sea turtles, sharks and seabirds.

sources:
NOAA
Beachcombers’ Alert
Hatfield Marine Science Center


USEFUL INFORMATION

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has prepared a fact sheet that details best practices for handling debris that has living organisms attached and who to contact to report your findings.

Marine Invasive Species and Japanese Tsunami Debris Fact Sheet (pdf)

Oregon Park and Recreation Department: Tsunami Debris FAQs


News and Timeline of Events

June 22, 2012: Tsunami Debris and Marine Invasive Species: What to do, who to call news release

June 19, 2012: Through a competitive bidding process and consultation with ODFW, Oregon Parks and Recreation District chose to demolish the Agate Beach dock, rather than tow it to another location, increasing the risk of spreading invasive species.

June 8, 2012: Buoys and other debris related to Japan Tsunami have been washing up on Oregon’s north coast for the past week. (No tsunami-related debris has been reported to ODFW in Lane, Douglas, Coos or Curry Counties.)


More news

Reporting marine debris

   •   If you find marine debris that has living organisms attached, send photo along with details (location, county, date found, description of item, what you did with the item) to beach.debris@state.or.us. Then, please dispose of the item in the nearest garbage can or move to dry land.
   
   •   If you find other large Japan tsunami marine debris (you are unable to move it or dispose of it in a garbage can), send an email with details to: beach.debris@state.or.us
   
   •   Never move marine debris with living organisms on it to other bodies of water – this may lead to the spread of invasive species
      
   •   See the fact sheet (pdf) for more information.

More Information
   •   NOAA marine debris
   •   NOAA Modeled Movement of Marine Debris
   •   Oregon Invasive Species Council
   •   Oregon Invasive Species Council 100 most dangerous invaders


Contacts
Meg Kenagy, Meg.B.Kenagy@state.or.us, (503) 947-6021;
Rick Boatner, Rick.J.Boatner@ state.or.us, (503) 947-6308





Wakame kelp (Undaria pinnatifida) was attached to the Japanese floating dock that arrived In Newport, Oregon.

This nonnative golden-brown seaweed from Asia has the potential to become established along the coast where it may spread quickly and become a fouling nuisance on docks, ship hulls, nets, fishing gear, moorings, ropes and other marine structures.

In sheltered waters, the Wakame kelp can quickly form large beds that block out sunlight essential for the survival of native kelps, seaweeds,and other marine algae.

Although the Wakame kelp is valued as a food item in its native range in Japan, it is included on the global list of 100 worst invasive species outside its natural habitat.
- Hatfield Marine Science Center photo -



- Hatfield Marine Science Center photo -

Northern Pacific seastars (Asterias amurensis) were found alive on dock that washed ashore on June 5, 2012.

These seastars are native to China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, and Russia.

If these seastars become established in Oregon they could cause widespread ecological and economic harm. Voracious feeders, and they will prey on native marine organisms.

Eradication efforts are thought to be ineffective because once-established the planktonic larvae are free-swimming for periods of several weeks and can be transported to new locations in the ballast water of ships.


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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2012, 09:25:48 PM »
Great job, Thor!

What has me steamed is the organisms in general on the dock, and on the rest of the debris.
As that crap floats across the ocean, it will pick up every known type of barnacle and mussell, etc etc that it floats by the regions of.

Its not just whats on it from Japan...but every mile, and every critter along the way!

Damn sad, amigo, and good work on the post!

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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2012, 06:23:10 AM »
Great job, Thor!

What has me steamed is the organisms in general on the dock, and on the rest of the debris.
As that crap floats across the ocean, it will pick up every known type of barnacle and mussell, etc etc that it floats by the regions of.

Its not just whats on it from Japan...but every mile, and every critter along the way!

Damn sad, amigo, and good work on the post!

Littleenki

Greetings:

Thank you for the kind words.

We can only try...



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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2012, 10:16:37 AM »
I see by the NOAA map it is headed for me after you’re done. South China Sea.
 
The locals will think it’s a field day and run for the beach to get the recyclables! Big pay day!
 
By the time they are done with my garbage, I have no garbage. Every ounce of trash gets filtered out every day by 20 to 30 different people. In the States with the bigger stuff, I have to pay to have things taken away, here they pay me! Almost everything has some value. So I would think this would be like Christmas in Ch1na…
 
Free stuff from the sea that glows at night!  New toys headed your way next year!
 
Great post and I would love for you to continue as you can....
 
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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2012, 09:56:20 AM »

Free stuff from the sea that glows at night! 

New toys headed your way next year!
 
Great post and I would love for you to continue as you can....
 
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And just in time for the 2012 Holiday Shopping!


A recap of some 2011 'highlights':


9 April 2011

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Japan debris field swirls towards Canada, U.S. West Coast

Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast,

'If you put a major city through a trash grinder and sprinkle it on the water, that's what you're dealing with.'

Some of the debris to hit the West Coast may be radioactive following the devastation at Japanese nuclear power plants.

A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged.

More than 200,000 buildings were washed out by the enormous waves that followed the 9.0 quake on March 11.

Scientists say the first bits of debris from Japan are due to reach the West Coast in a year's time after being carried by currents toward Washington, Oregon and California.

They will then turn toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia, circulating in what is known as the North Pacific Gyre,



17 October 2011




Months after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, debris was spotted in the middle of the Pacific.



18 October 2011

“We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know”

— Radioactive tsunami debris coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than predicted


HONOLULU, Oct. 18 — KITV Honolulu is reporting on the first official discovery of tsunami debris from Japan nearing Hawaii.

And the debris, possibly contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima meltdowns, is coming to Hawaii “much earlier” than the two years researchers expected it would, according to KITV.


“We have a rough estimate
of 5 to 20 million tons
of debris coming from Japan…
Hawaii is just in the path,”


said University of Hawaii computer programming researcher Jan Hafner.

Soon after passing the Midway Islands on Sept. 22, a Russian ship hit the edge of the tsunami debris.

“We projected it would hit Midway in spring of next year, but based on the [Russian's] finding, the debris seems to be moving faster. We don’t want to create a panic, but it’s good to know it’s coming,” said Hafner.

KITV finishes up by noting that the debris field may hit Hawaii a second time in around five years





7 December 2011

Gundersen: If in Oregon, Wash., Calif. you need to demand officials test how Fukushima fallout has affected rivers and fish — Significant radiation hit west coast and settled in on Cascades (VIDEO)


EcoReview - the Impact of the Fukushima Radiation on the Ocean


The Impact of the Fukushima Radiation on the Ocean, EcoReview, Community Television of Santa Cruz County, Dec. 7, 2011:

Interview with Arnold Gundersen, Chief Engineer, Fairewinds Associates, Inc; Nuclear Engineering, Safety, and Reliability Expert; Federal and Congressional hearing testimony and Expert Witness testimony; Former Senior Vice President Nuclear Licensee; Former Licensed Reactor Operator; 39-years of nuclear industry experience and oversight

At 53:35 in:

"I think if you’re on the west coast and the Cascades you need to demand more of your — you know Oregon, Washington State, California — of your local officials, or of the federal government, to look into what’s in the fish.

Not just the saltwater fish [...] but also what’s rained out on the land and is now in the local rivers."


At 55:10 in:

It was a wave… significant radiation hit the west coast and sort of settled in on the Cascades.




15 December 2011

Report: First debris from Japan tsunami reaches West Coast | www.kirotv.com

Posted: 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

Report: First debris from Japan tsunami reaches West Coast



Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham

Debris from Japan tsunami




Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham




Curtis Ebbesmeyer and Jim Ingraham


PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Two Seattle oceanographers say a large black float that was found two weeks ago at the northwestern tip of Washington is the first piece of debris identified as coming from the tsunami in Japan, the Peninsula Daily News reports.
 
The researchers who have tracked wind and water currents in the Pacific since 1970 had predicted that the first debris to appear would be something like the large, 55-gallon sized float because it is lightweight and sits well above the water. They said about a fourth of the 100 million tons of debris from Japan should reach beaches up and down the West Coast.
 
"It's just a monstrous debris field coming our way," said Curt Ebbesmeyer, one of the oceanographers.
 
Just how monstrous?

About the size of California,


according to Ebbesmeyer's estimation.

While the bulk of it is still in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, at least 10 black buoys with Japanese markings, commonly used in fish farming, have washed up on beaches from Ocean Shores to Neah Bay. Similar ones have been found wedged into a debris field north of Hawaii.
 
"That's about as good as the evidence gets for first arrivals," Ebbesmeyer said.
 
He said computer models by his partner, Jim Ingraham, predicted that the first flotsam would arrive in Washington by last Halloween. The buoys are relatively light and ride high on the water, where the wind can carry them 20 miles per day -- about three times faster than the majority of the debris is moving.
 

"We're at the beginning of the beginning,"


Ebbesmeyer said.
 

He added that he hopes beachcombers will treat the debris with respect because some of it will contain human remains and personal belongings. He advised anyone who finds debris to call police if they spot it, so it can be secured, inspected and that loved ones in Japan can be notified. He also said he thinks it would be prudent to check the debris for radioactivity.
 
People can report debris at http://flotsametrics.com/
 
More information can be found at http://beachcombersalert.org/



16 December 2011

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Our question in all of this:

Where is the MSM and USGOV/NOAA/EPA ?


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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2012, 10:47:29 AM »
9 March 2012

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Ever since the March 11th Disaster in Japan, it has been the subject of intense research: What happened to all that debris?


16 March 2012

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We use a Lagrangian particles dispersal method to track where free floating material (fish larvae, algae, phytoplankton, zooplankton…) present in the sea water near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station plant could have gone since the earthquake on March 11th. THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME CONCENTRATION.





However, field monitoring by TEPCO showed concentration of radioactive Iodine and Cesium higher than the legal limit during the next two months following the event (with a peak at more than 100 Bq/cm3 early April 2011 for I-131 as shown by the following picture).










Assuming that a part of the passive biomass could have been contaminated in the area, we are trying to track where the radionuclides are spreading as it will eventually climb up the food chain.

The computer simulation presented here is obtained by continuously releasing particles at the site during the 2 months folllowing the earthquake and then by tracing the path of these particles.

The dispersal model is ASR's Pol3DD. The model is forced by hydrodynamic data from the HYCOM/NCODA system which provides on a weekly basis, daily oceanic current in the world ocean. The resolution in this part of the Pacific Ocean is around 8km x 8km cells. We are treating only the sea surface currents.

The dispersal model keeps a trace of their visits in the model cells. The results here are expressed in number of visit per surface area of material which has been in contact at least once with the highly concentrated radioactive water.


Read the report here

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About ASR: ASR, a global coastal and marine consulting firm, is changing the way the world’s coasts and oceans are managed. ASR’s team includes experienced Ph.D. scientists, accomplished environmental business leaders, engineers, and dedicated research and programming staff.



1 May 2012

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Ted Land reports from Kayak Island, Alaska, where suspected Japan tsunami debris is washing ashore.?www.TedLandOnline.com



8 May 2012

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"It's safe to say that tsunami debris is here," said Merrick Burden, director of the Juneau-based Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation.??

Since January, the MCA has been tracking where and what kinds of debris is coming ashore, and whether it is radioactive (none so far) at Kodiak, Yakutat, Sitka and Craig, where wreckage was expected to hit first.??

"What we're finding are wind- driven objects like buoys, Styrofoam and large containers, some of which contain materials that are potentially toxic," Burden said. "We're finding drums full of things that we don't know what they are yet. So we're looking at a potential large-scale environmental problem, and what we're dealing with now is just the start of it."??

Debris has been found in every area checked, Burden said, and mysterious sludge is washing up on some beaches, apparently from opened containers.

Just days ago, an enormous amount of floating debris was spotted off the southern reaches of Prince William Sound, making national headlines.


But the worst is yet to come.


"Next year is when we expect the larger debris that is driven by currents rather than wind," he cautioned.

"That should be composed of entirely different types of materials, and it might even follow a different trajectory through the water and end up in different locations."



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Re: Fukushima Tsunami Meltdown Debris Field ETA America Summer 2012?
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2012, 07:27:22 AM »




9 May 2012

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It was a devastating tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 washing away houses, boats and even motorcycles. And now, after a Harley Davidson that was swept out to sea washed up in Haida Gwaii, Shaw TV's Nikki Ewanyshyn reports on how it's been moved to a local business in Langford.










US Senator:

Japan tsunami debris will be
the worst single pollution event
to ever hit west coast of N. America,
far exceeding Exxon Valdez


Listen up, people.

The USGOV/EPA/NOAA, etc. have a vested interest in keeping the horrific truth from we, the people.



6 June 2012

Giant piece of tsunami debris washes up in Oregon — Biologists shocked by what they found — “This makes us rethink everything” (VIDEO)





Japanese officials have confirmed that a huge dock that washed ashore on the Oregon coast is debris from last year’s tsunami.

[It originated] in Misawa, a northern Japanese city.

The 66-foot-long structure — 7 feet tall and 19 feet wide — was first reported offshore Monday and made landfall late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.



7 June 2012

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A dock, confirmed to be from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan, washed up on Agate Beach just north of Newport.



8 June 2012

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The Japanese government estimates that 1.5 million tons of debris is floating in the ocean from the catastrophe. Some experts in the United States think the bulk of that trash will never reach shore, while others fear a massive, slowly-unfolding environmental disaster.??


"I think this is far worse than any oil spill that we've ever faced on the West Coast or any other environmental disaster we've faced on the West Coast"


in terms of the debris' weight, type and geographic scope, said Chris Pallister, president of a group dedicated to cleaning marine debris from the Alaska coastline.??

David Kennedy, assistant administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service, told a U.S. Senate panel last month that in most cases debris removal decisions will fall to individual states.

Funding hasn't been determined.??U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and other West Coast political leaders, have called that scenario unacceptable, saying tsunami debris poses a pending national emergency.


"If this was a one-time event all at once, we'd declare it an emergency and we'd be on the ground like that,"


he said, during the hearing he led.??

One astonishing example of how the unexpected can suddenly appear occurred Wednesday in Oregon when a concrete and metal dock that measured 66 feet long, seven feet tall and 19 feet wide, washed ashore a mile north of Newport.

A Japanese consulate official in Portland confirmed that the dock came from the northern Japanese city of Misawa, cut loose in the tsunami of March 11, 2011.








12 June 2012

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Went FPV flying at Agate Beach near Newport in Oregon yesterday. Took the Skywalker up and was surprised to see a bunch of people milling around a large concrete block which had washed ashore.??

"A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami and drifted across 5000 miles of Pacific Ocean, washing ashore at Agate Beach.??

The 165-tonne structure made of concrete, metal and tyres, and studded with starfish and barnacles has tested negative for radiation, but scientists say a host of invasive marine species may have hitched a ride.??

A commemorative plaque on the dock showed it was one of four owned by Aomori Prefecture that broke loose from the port of Misawa on the northern tip of the main island.??

It has taken 15 months to drift across the Pacific to Agate beach since the earthquake and resulting tsunami shook it loose. Two other docks from the same port are still missing."


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