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    Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

    Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast - Outdoor - AccuWeather.com

    Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu.

    Two radioactive cesium isotopes, cesium-134 and cesium-137, have been detected offshore of Vancouver, British Columbia, researchers said at a news conference. The detected concentrations are much lower than the Canadian safety limit for cesium levels in drinking water, said John Smith, a research scientist at Canada's Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

    Tests conducted at U.S. beaches indicate that Fukushima radioactivity has not yet reached Washington, California or Hawaii, said Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass.
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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

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    Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast - Outdoor - AccuWeather.com

    Radiation from Japan's leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached waters offshore Canada, researchers said today at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu.

    Two radioactive cesium isotopes, cesium-134 and cesium-137, have been detected offshore of Vancouver, British Columbia, researchers said at a news conference. The detected concentrations are much lower than the Canadian safety limit for cesium levels in drinking water, said John Smith, a research scientist at Canada's Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

    Tests conducted at U.S. beaches indicate that Fukushima radioactivity has not yet reached Washington, California or Hawaii, said Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass.
    And as was said last year, the year before, and the year before: there is nothing to worry about. This issue remains alive because of misguided and uninformed activists who organized these 'beach patrols' and push sensationalistic stories.

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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

    Anyone read how a girl checked seafood for a school project?



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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

    How many such impossible to ever happen accidents at nuclear reactors have to happen to cause the Earth to be uninhabitable for humans?

    I was working at Perkins where the back up generators are made. They were pleased that they worked when they were needed. The life of such engines involves sitting around for years doing nothing then being needed immediately. They often have trouble starting after 10 years of not being used and pigeons making their nests in the air intakes.

    Lucky that.

    If they had not worked, easy to see how given the big earth quake and all, the whole place would have blown up. Much worse. Good job the earthquake did not damage the generators, their fuel tanks or the various fuel and power lines to and from them.

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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

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    Anyone read how a girl checked seafood for a school project?



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    Alas, this statement casts serious doubt on her credibility…

    “I think any dose of radiation can be harmful,” she explained. “Any dose can cause negative health effects, no matter how small it may be.”

    It's an ignorant statement, symptomatic of someone who is operating out of irrational fear rather than solid knowledge about radiation.

    This is not to say that it's not possible that there's a genuine problem here with radioactively-contaminated seafood, but I would certainly not assume that to be the case based on this article. This reads more like Chicken Little.


    Here, by the way, are some measurements I took of ambient radiation levels in Sacramento around the time of the Fukushima mishap. I had read somewhere that there was some terrible cloud of radiation that was supposed to hit us the following day, so I took one measurement before this “cloud” was supposed to arrive, and several afterward. There was, indeed, an increase in radiation, but nothing dangerous. It seems this part of Sacramento has a lower than average ambient radiation level (10 µS/day is average), and even with the increase presumed to be from Fukushima, my part of Sacramento was still well below that level.

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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Alas, this statement casts serious doubt on her credibility…

    “I think any dose of radiation can be harmful,” she explained. “Any dose can cause negative health effects, no matter how small it may be.”

    It's an ignorant statement, symptomatic of someone who is operating out of irrational fear rather than solid knowledge about radiation.

    This is not to say that it's not possible that there's a genuine problem here with radioactively-contaminated seafood, but I would certainly not assume that to be the case based on this article. This reads more like Chicken Little.


    Here, by the way, are some measurements I took of ambient radiation levels in Sacramento around the time of the Fukushima mishap. I had read somewhere that there was some terrible cloud of radiation that was supposed to hit us the following day, so I took one measurement before this “cloud” was supposed to arrive, and several afterward. There was, indeed, an increase in radiation, but nothing dangerous. It seems this part of Sacramento has a lower than average ambient radiation level (10 µS/day is average), and even with the increase presumed to be from Fukushima, my part of Sacramento was still well below that level.

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    Wow... Not to hard on a tenth grader?

    The fact is that all radiation does cause cellular damage, but mostly your body can heal before it becomes symptomatic.

    That said, yes, the radiation in the North American side is not a big concern, it's more just an increase in background radiation.

    Except that Fukushima is STILL belching out radioactive debris and water into the oceans, and the real issue boils down to the facts that there are many nuke reactors that follow the same designs that are getting close to 40 years old, and for all the proclaimed safeties there have been 3 major incidents in the past 30 years.

    The reality is that there are only so many similar incidents that can happen before radiation gets to a point where it will impact life on the planet.
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    Re: Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Water Arrives At West Coast

    I wonder if she never eats any food with potassium in it?
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