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Pumps at Fukushima plant halted, toxic water leaking into ocean - TEPCO
Published time: April 21, 2015 16:02
Edited time: April 21, 2015 17:50



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All the eight water transfer pumps at the Fukushima 1 nuclear power station have been shut down due to a power outage, leading to a leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator said.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) reported a power outage on Tuesday, according to Kyodo news agency. It follows the line of the toxic leaks that were reported in February, when at one point around 100 tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one the plant’s tanks.

Overall, in the period between May 2011 and August 2013, according to a series of statements from the company, groundwater leaks ended up in as many as 20 trillion becquerels of cesium-137, 10 trillion becquerels of strontium-90 and 40 trillion becquerels of tritium reaching the sea.

TEPCO’s efforts to manage the release of the radioactive material have been slammed by the global community due to its suppression policy. This year the company was revealed to have been concealing reports of dangerously high radiation levels at the plant since September.


http://rt.com/news/251637-fukushima-plant-toxic-water/



"Leaking", eh. I guess that's technically correct. After four years they're still minimizing. Like they don't know that when they say "leaking", we know they really mean "spewing".



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"leak"


LOL

They have a major 'leak' every time their tanks are full and they need to empty them. Why eve bother?

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I shudder at the thought of sea life/sea food off the shores of north western Japan right now, and in the foreseeable future.  Waiving the Geiger counter over your sushi must be a thrill a minute.
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Waiving the Geiger counter over your sushi must be a thrill a minute.

Not only in sushis...

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Drone with radioactive material found on Japanese Prime Minister's roof

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http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/22/asia/japan-prime-minister-rooftop-drone/

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I saw that drone story this morning.  I think it was some Activist making a very personal point to the Prime Minister.  Call it civil disobedience, but it pushed Fukushima back in the PMs face.
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Still about this->http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/22/asia/japan-prime-minister-rooftop-drone/

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A bizarre and alarming discovery is raising concerns in Japan about the potential for terrorism involving drones.

How we call it when "someone" decides spill radioactive waste in the ocean?
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I saw that drone story this morning.  I think it was some Activist making a very personal point to the Prime Minister.  Call it civil disobedience, but it pushed Fukushima back in the PMs face.

That was exactly what i thought WarToad.

I call it a well done heads up.;)

Ps. We can expect tough regulations about civil people using drones soon. At least in Japan.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 12:03:45 PM by RUSSO »
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I shudder at the thought of sea life/sea food off the shores of north western Japan right now, and in the foreseeable future.  Waiving the Geiger counter over your sushi must be a thrill a minute.

Well I don't think they would tell us until it is killing people very obviously as it would so severely affect the west coast economy.

The fact is the fish that migrate to Japan waters and return are surely going to be effected. We just had a boat come in from the tsunami and inside was live fish from Japan! After 4 years in traveling! I bet we will be getting a ton more at some point!
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About 20 yellowtail jack fish, representing a species usually found in the waters off Japan.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/10/boat-likely-destroyed-in-2011-japanese-tsunami-turns-up-in-oregon-with-live-fish-still-aboard/

In 2013 this scientist did her own testing as shown on this site
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Independent fisheries scientist Alexandra Morton is raising concerns about a disease she says is spreading through Pacific herring causing fish to hemorrhage. [...] “Two days ago I did a beach seine on Malcolm Island [near Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island] and I got approximately 100 of these little herring and they were not only bleeding from their fins, but their bellies, their chins, their eyeballs.  [...] “It was 100 per cent … I couldn't find any that weren't bleeding to some degree. And they were schooling with young sockeye [salmon]”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/is-fukushima-radiation-contaminating-tuna-salmon-and-herring-on-the-west-coast-of-north-america/5346942

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Well I don't think they would tell us until it is killing people very obviously as it would so severely affect the west coast economy.

The fact is the fish that migrate to Japan waters and return are surely going to be effected. We just had a boat come in from the tsunami and inside was live fish from Japan! After 4 years in traveling! I bet we will be getting a ton more at some point!http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/10/boat-likely-destroyed-in-2011-japanese-tsunami-turns-up-in-oregon-with-live-fish-still-aboard/

In 2013 this scientist did her own testing as shown on this sitehttp://www.globalresearch.ca/is-fukushima-radiation-contaminating-tuna-salmon-and-herring-on-the-west-coast-of-north-america/5346942
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1848433/the-ocean-is-broken/

Well, there are these stories coming out (in the non mainstream media of course):

Experts: Pacific food web crashing — “What’s going on? Where are the fish? Where did they go?” — “To be honest, it’s insane” — “You could equate it to a war zone” — “Food shortage all up & down West Coast” — Fishermen believe pollution harming food chain, doubt NOAA’s ‘warm water’ theory
Published: March 31st, 2015 at 9:32 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/experts-food-web-crashing-pacific-ocean-be-honest-insane-could-equate-war-zone-whats-going-fish-tv-food-shortage-happening-all-down-west-coast-videos


Sailor talks Fukushima’s Impact on Pacific: “It’s dead… for thousands of miles there was nothing” between US & Japan — “Like sailing in a dead sea… everything’s all gone” — “Just talking about it makes me feel like I want to cry” — “No birds, no fish, no sharks, no dolphins, no turtles, nothing”
Published: October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET
By ENENews

http://enenews.com/sailor-fukushima-impact-dead-thousands-miles-pacific-ocean-between-japan-talking-about-makes-feel-like-cry-birds-fish-sharks-dolphins-turtles-theyre-all-gone-audio

But we know it's way too late.

And then there was this as well in the New York Times:

Federal Fisheries Regulators Halt West Coast Sardine Season
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSAPRIL 15, 2015, 9:11 P.M. E.D.T.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/04/15/us/ap-us-sardine-collapse.html?_r=1

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The action was taken based on revised estimates of sardine populations, which found the fish were declining in numbers faster than earlier believed, and fears that without action sardines could soon reach the status of being overfished.


Um... riiiight.


« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 01:16:18 PM by this_is_who_we_are »
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How we call it when "someone" decides spill radioactive waste in the ocean?

We call it an 'accident' :P  Back at ATS when it happened I and several others were up day and night reporting on it before it was all buried

We told people that there was no containment and meltdown from DAY ONE  Ex Primeminister Kato Kan has issued an apology and admits that Reactor One was in full melt down 8 hours after the quake hit that cracked it open.

We KNEW this  CTV interviewed a Canadian tech who was inside the reactor building when it craked and they all ran. TEPCO locked the doors  they had to break out (this was later deleted from the news video) They made it to the cars and got out just before the Tsunami hit

I can link the CTV video and the Kan apology :P

As for the levels in the fish...

SCIENTISTS CONFIRM FUKUSHIMA RADIATION IN CALIFORNIA KELP
http://www.infowars.com/scientists-confirm-fukushima-radiation-in-california-kelp/

This is Cesium content  but there is another report 3 MONTHS after Fukushima shoeing iodine levels. Kelp is usually taken to prevent thyroid problems from radiation   

This was 2012

Fukushima's radioactivity found in California kelp; levels spiked, then disappeared.
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/radioactive-iodine-from-fukushima-in-california-kelp

This was 2013

Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast
http://samuel-warde.com/2013/08/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-california-coast/

Japanese eat a poisonous fish called Blow Fish (Puffer) The new delicacy this year will be Glow Fish

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Well I don't think they would tell us until it is killing people very obviously as it would so severely affect the west coast economy.

Yes they tell us it is still at 'safe levels' for consumption  yet China and even Japan are refusing fish that are contaminated

This Article is scary  See the highlighted parts

Over a year ago, in May of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study. Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who led the study, was quoted as saying, “The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the world’s largest ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured.”

Another member of the study group, Marine biologist Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York State reported, “We found that absolutely every one of them had comparable concentrations of cesium 134 and cesium 137.”

That was over a year ago. The fish that were tested had relatively little exposure to the radioactive waste being dumped into the ocean following the nuclear melt-through that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March of 2011. Since that time, the flow of radioactive contaminants dumping into the ocean has continued unabated. Fish arriving at this juncture have been swimming in contaminants for all of their lives.

Radioactive cesium doesn’t sink to the sea floor, so fish swim through it and ingest it through their gills or by eating organisms that have already ingested it. It is a compound that does occur naturally in nature, however, the levels of cesium found in the tuna in 2012 had levels 3 percent higher than is usual. Measurements for this year haven’t been made available, or at least none that I have been able to find. I went looking for the effects of ingesting cesium


http://topinfopost.com/2013/10/10/fukushima-is-here-all-bluefin-tuna-caught-in-california-are-radioactive

So the problem is Cesium is like any other heavy metal like lead or mercury... it ACCUMULATES  first in the lesser species then more so in the species that eat them.

Fish in Lake Ontario have so much Mercury they post warning signs at the fishing sites about how much is safe to eat in a year. (Most fish now are farmed there)

And the main point that no one is talking much about

 Since that time, the flow of radioactive contaminants dumping into the ocean has continued unabated.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 02:16:14 PM by zorgon »

 


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