Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean
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DESCRIPTIONRadioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years. The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind, rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere. And of course the west coast of the United States is being hit particularly hard. When you drink water or eat seafood that has been contaminated with these radioactive particles, they can stick around for a very long time. Over the coming years, this ongoing disaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northern hemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of their health problems http://www.ingeniouspress.com/2013/08/06/radioactive-water-from-fukushima-is-systematically-poisoning-the-entire-pacific-ocean/
Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is SystematicallyPoisoning The Entire Pacific OceanAugust 6, 2013 Adversity, Articles, Health 3 Comments
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Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins ofthe destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan. This has been going on all day, every day for morethan two years.
The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind,rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere. And of course the west coast of the UnitedStates is being hit particularly hard. When you drink water or eat seafood that has been contaminated withthese radioactive particles, they can stick around for a very long time. Over the coming years, this ongoingdisaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northernhemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of theirhealth problems.
For a long time, the Japanese government has been trusting Tepco to handle this crisis, but now it hasbecome abundantly clear that Tepco has no idea what they are doing. In fact, the flow of radioactive waterhas gotten so bad that authorities in Japan are now calling it an emergency
Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japans crippled Fukushima nuclear plant iscreating an emergency that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the countrysnuclear watchdog said on Monday.
This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surfaceand is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear RegulatoryAuthority (NRA) task force, told Reuters.
The amount of water that we are talking about is absolutely enormous. According to Yahoo, 400 metrictons of water is being pumped into the basements of destroyed buildings at Fukushima every single day
The utility pumps out some 400 metric tons a day of groundwater flowing from the hills above theFukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the basements of the destroyed buildings, which mixes withhighly irradiated water that is used to cool the reactors in a stable state below 100 degrees
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Tepco is trying to prevent groundwater from reaching the plant by building a bypass but recentspikes of radioactive elements in sea water has prompted the utility to reverse months of denialsand finally admit that tainted water is reaching the sea.
And of course all of that water has to go somewhere. For a long time Tepco tried to deny that it was gettinginto the ocean, but now they are finally admitting that it is
Tepco said on Friday that a cumulative 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium hadprobably leaked into the sea since the disaster. The company said this was within legal limits.
Tritium is far less harmful than cesium and strontium, which have also been released from theplant. Tepco is scheduled to test strontium levels next.
40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean?
And that is what they are publicly admitting. The reality is probably far worse.
And all of that tritium is going to be around for a very long time. You see, the truth is that tritium has a half-life of about 12 years.
But strontium is even worse. Strontium can cause bone cancer and it has a half-life of close to 29 years.
And now Tepco is admitting that extremely dangerous levels of strontium have been escaping fromFukushima and getting into the underground water. And of course the underground water flows out into thePacific Ocean
Tepco said in late June that it had detected the highly toxic strontium-90, a by-product of nuclearfission that can cause bone cancer if ingested, at levels 30 times the permitted rate.
The substances, which were released by the meltdowns of reactors at the plant in the aftermath ofthe huge tsunami of March 2011, were not absorbed by soil and have made their way intounderground water.
Subsoil water usually flows out to sea, meaning these two substances could normally make theirway into the ocean, possibly affecting marine life and ultimately impacting humans who eat seacreatures.
Cesium has an even longer half-life than strontium does. It has a half life of about 30 years, and accordingto samples that were taken about a month ago levels of cesium at Fukushima have been spikingdramatically
Samples taken on Monday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134 were more than90 times higher than they were on Friday, at 9000 becquerels per litre, Tokyo Electric Power(Tepco) revealed.
Levels of caesium-137 stood at 18 000 becquerels per litre, 86 times higher than at the end of lastweek, the utility said.
We still dont know why the level of radiation surged, but we are continuing efforts to avert furtherexpansion of contamination, a Tepco spokesperson stated.
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When cesium gets into your body, it can do a tremendous amount of damage. The following is an excerptfrom a NewScientist article that described what happens when cesium and iodine enter the human body
Moreover the human body absorbs iodine and caesium readily. Essentially all the iodine orcaesium inhaled or swallowed crosses into the blood, says Keith Baverstock , former head ofradiation protection for the World Health Organizations European office, who has studiedChernobyls health effects.
Iodine is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid, and leaves only as it decays radioactively, with a half-lifeof eight days. Caesium is absorbed by muscles, where its half-life of 30 years means that itremains until it is excreted by the body. It takes between 10 and 100 days to excrete half of whathas been consumed.
And it is important to keep in mind that it has been estimated that each spent fuel pool at the Fukushimanuclear complex could have 24,000 times the amount of cesium that was produced by the nuclear bombthat the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War 2.
Overall, the Fukushima nuclear facility originally contained a whopping 1760 tons of nuclear material.
That is a massive amount of nuclear material. Chernobyl only contained 180 tons.
And of course the crisis at Fukushima could be made even worse at any moment by a major earthquake. Infact, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit northern Japan on Sunday.
This is a nightmare that has no end. Every single day, massive amounts of highly radioactive water fromFukushima is systematically poisoning the entire Pacific Ocean. The damage that is being done isabsolutely incalculable.
Please share this article with as many people as you can. The mainstream media does not seem to wantto talk about this, but it is a matter that is extremely important to every man, woman and child living in thenorthern hemisphere of our planet.
About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new novel entitled The Beginning Of The End is now available on Amazon.com.
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