by Robert Wilkinson
I hate to bring you down on this “holiday” weekend, but the hits just keep on coming. This news report confirms how widespread this disaster really is. And they're just now getting around to telling us....
In the newest report from Jeremy Hsu at LiveScience, reported by NBC titled Fukushima's radioactive ocean plume due to reach US waters in 2014 we read this disaster is spreading and not diminishing. You would think the world governments would band together to stop this death-dealing problem that will affect all life on Earth for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
These are of course computer simulations, and we are told “the plume of radioactive cesium-137... could begin flowing into US coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.” That means of course we’re dealing with radioactive water, fish, and whatever through 2022 at the least, and probably longer, given the genetic mutations that will take place in the ocean creatures. And if the half-life is 30 years, I doubt we'll be done with the problem any time soon.
We read “Fukushima’s radioactive water release has taken its time journeying across the Pacific. By comparison, atmospheric radiation from the Fukushima plant began reaching the U.S. West Coast within just days of the disaster back in 2011.” Which is of course NOT what they told us back then.
As I recall, we were told “nyet problema” and there was zero radiation affecting the US west coast. Now we find West coast children have shown symptoms of health problems directly associated with radioactivity.
In a twisted development, it seems some pea-brained marine scientists are excited since Cesium can be used to track ocean currents. In the story it is stated that Cesium 137 “doesn’t interact with interact much with other things, and decays slowly with a long half-life of 30 years.”
One scientist states “One advantage of this tracer is its long half-life and our ability to measure it quite accurately, so that it can be used in the future to test our models of ocean circulation and see how well they represent reality over time.... In 20 years' time, we could go out, grab measurements everywhere in the Pacific and compare them to our model.”
That’s pretty twisted. Let’s allow radioactive particles to drift around the ocean for 30 years, and then more years of half-life (of some indeterminate length) as it decays into another substance, and then more years of half life, and on and on (that's how they compute it), ignoring any possible downside posed in contaminating the creatures of the ocean with nuclear particles. Wow. Or contaminating the disgusting Pacific Ocean “dump,” a.k.a. “the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” so that we can’t clean it up for decades if ever.
If you’re wondering why I keep insisting this is a global problem, the report ends with this: “But the plume will eventually begin to escape the North Pacific gyre in an even more diluted form. About 25 percent of the radioactivity initially released will travel to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific over two to three decades after the Fukushima disaster, the model showed.” Heads up Oz and NeZ! You're in the path of the radioactive menace!
In case you missed this when I recently posted it in a comment stream, here’s another ugly recent development in this horrible nuclear menace. This is really not good. The world needs to pull together to stop this mess. It's obvious the Japanese government is more focused on saving face than fixing what will probably go down as the worst nuclear disaster in history.
For your consideration, “Why Fukushima is worse than you think” From the report:
"Meanwhile, the soil around the leaking tank delivered a dose per hour equivalent to the legal limit for nuclear workers for five years. No remote radiation measuring devices, no remote handling."
"The tank leak is just the latest in a long list of signs that things are going fundamentally wrong at the site of what could still turn out to be the most serious radiological event in history. And the situation could still get a lot worse. A massive spent fuel fire would likely dwarf the current dimensions of the catastrophe and could exceed the radioactivity releases of Chernobyl dozens of times. First, the pool walls could leak beyond the capacity to deliver cooling water or a reactor building could collapse following one of the hundreds of aftershocks. Then, the fuel cladding could ignite spontaneously releasing its entire radioactive inventory."
Not to overstate the obvious, this escalating problem will be a critical issue of our times, and given the current state of incompetence, it’s safe to say that we’re leaving this obscenity to our children and our children’s children. I just don’t know why the governments of the world aren’t doing EVERYTHING to contain and resolve this problem. It’s obvious that the Japanese government doesn’t have a clue.
Here’s an overview of the threat, with internal links to how ALL Pacific Bluefin tuna are testing radioactive, how infants on the west coast of the US have been affected, and why nothing has been happening to prevent massive radioactive contamination of the earth and water in Japan, as well as the Pacific Ocean, it seems.
I am reminded of an old song made big in the movie "On the Beach," but the problem is that the currents are headed toward Oz and NeZ:Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."
And please just keep smiling, laughing, and drinking, since the Japanese government assures us that this will protect us against radiation poisoning. It’s in the article on the threat upgrade. This is the Grand Irrationality at its worst, a twisted Twilight Zone on steroids.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson