by Robert Wilkinson
I put this on my FB page a while ago, and am reposting it here since this is one of the more important articles I’ve found concerning the nuclear menace that is Fukushima. I believe this site can help us get to more of the truth than any other source I’ve found so far.
As I wrote on FB when I posted there, “While some think Wood's Hole is only monitoring radiation to give us all the news the gov’t wants us to know, I figured you would like this report from GREENPEACE, certainly nobody's monkey (to quote Jon Stewart). It seems it's not as bad as the hysterics want us to believe. Not great, but not apocalypse.”
If you want the real story from a trustworthy organization, please go to this article Yes, things are very bad at Fukushima but it’s not the Apocalypse and check it out. The Greenpeace marine biologists and radiation specialists have been sampling sea creatures along the Japanese coast since the disaster, and taken independent measurements. Here’s a little from the article:
Most recent have been the stories of rumours about ongoing nuclear reactions inside the crippled Fukushima reactors and vast radioactive contamination of the Pacific Ocean and the west coasts of the US and Canada.
We have checked these stories and our conclusion is clear: these are not stories based in fact. For example, while unprecedented amounts of radioactive cesium have ended up in the Pacific Ocean, significantly contaminating sediments and fisheries along the Japanese coastline, there is no plausible mechanism that could transport significant levels of contamination across the Pacific to reach beaches in the US, Canada or Australia.
Yes, there are detectable traces of those radioactive isotopes in US waters, but they are at very low levels, and their contribution to radiation doses is far below the natural background radiation level.
This does not necessarily mean they are completely safe (no radiation dose is low enough to be 100% safe), but the additional risks they present to living organisms, including humans, are negligible. Certainly, these levels are not causing radiation sickness, deformities or mass deaths of ocean life.
Anyway, go check out the article and all the links you find there if you want to know what Greenpeace has to say about radiation in the Pacific. At this stage in the game, I’d believe them before anyone else putting information out there.
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