by Robert Wilkinson
This was sent to me by a friend of the site in Japan. It seems that some legit scientific heavyweights have started monitoring radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean. Maybe now we'll get beyond speculation, hysteria, and official statements that "it's all goooooood....."
From the site Fukuleads, we read in an article titled Two New Pacific Radiation Monitoring Programs Launch that Woods Hole is now "testing the Pacific for cesium concentrations due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The website Our Radioactive Ocean has information on how people or communities can sponsor testing or supply samples. Currently the testing completed to date by Woods Hole has been put online on an interactive map. The interactive map can be viewed directly here."
The article goes on to state there is "a slight elevation of cesium 137 in the Pacific on the eastern side." There also seems to be little to no cesium 134, "a marker that indicates Fukushima origin." These are 2012 samples, and 2013 samples are still being processed.
We also read that "A group of California and Mexican university programs have teamed up with the Lawrence Berkeley Low Background lab to begin testing certain seaweeds for radiation beginning in 2014." And to show you just how misplaced our government spending priorities are, we read "All work being done so far is on a voluntary basis by the oceanographic teams and the federal lab due to a lack of government funding."
Now THAT's messed up! The biggest human-made environmental disaster in the history of our world is finally being monitored by volunteer scientific teams because neither government nor the private sector care. It's interesting that those who make and/or control billions of dollars have not had the slightest interest in finding out if we'll all be glowing in the dark in 20 years.....
Just another bizarre story from the Twilight Zone on a beautiful ball of dirt we call Urth in a small corner of the Milky Way Galaxy.
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