Fukushima radiation: US West Coast will likely see peak by end of 2015

Fukushima Radiation - University Of New South Wales

Scientists keeping tabs on the eastward voyage of radioactive byproducts from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power-station disaster in Japan suggest that radioactivity from the byproducts should peak off the US and Canadian coasts by the end of next year. After that, they are expected to begin a gradual decline to background levels.

The chief concern: Radioactivity from cesium-137, the longest-lived of two forms of cesium released in the disaster, which ocean surface currents have carried east.

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2 thoughts on “Fukushima radiation: US West Coast will likely see peak by end of 2015”

  1. So, nothing to worry about then. If only I believed anything ‘they’ reported.

    Pretty graphics, tho. If 40+ years in the “movie & broadcast business” has imparted even one shred of useable value to my cerebral cortex, its that anything can be faked, fabricated or conjured and presented to look genuine.
    Any. Thing.

    Not in the habit of quoting French megalomaniacs, but nonetheless, wisdom can often be discovered in unlikely places. Emperor Napoleon was overheard to comment that ‘skepticism is a virtue in history as well as philosophy.’ And I daresay, in watching the world as well. And if the vigil from this damned tower has taught us anything, its that Truth is the first casualty in any war – and we are unquestionably at war. Something Monsieur Bonaparte knew quite well.

    And the flip side of Truth is…Trust; taking unavoidable collateral damage.

    Fuku radiation not a problem, then? If they say so…

    ~Watchman

  2. The problem is there is no plan that will “fix” the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster.
    The nearest thing to a solution would be a multi-billion dollar project. The nearest I have seen to a solution would be to dig a huge hole in the
    ground. Then channel the entire thing into that hole and bury it. With the respective high temperatures involved, not even sure that would work.
    Meantime, at the local grocery stores, fish from that part of the world are still in the freezers. I always check the source of any fish we buy. Don’t even own a radiation counting machine. I suggest though that the results might lift some eyebrows if they ever checked local stores for radioactive food.
    Nature’s pond filters are the shrimp, clam, mussel, and oyster families. They come canned like sardines at your local store. Many are from Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, and other countries in that area of the world. Are they radioactive? Don’t think I want to take the chance.
    Do you trust governments with vested interests in these industries to protect us against contaminated food? I don’t.
    How about the Food administration? The one that stops bad food from coming to this country. Wouldn’t trust them that far.

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