Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It's Going To Get Worse)

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Whitney Webb via TrueActivist.com,

The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world's largest ocean in only five years and it's still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

An energy map provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows the intensity of the tsunami in the Pacific Ocean caused by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Thousands of people fled their homes along the Pacific coast of North and South America on Friday as a tsunami triggered by Japan's massive earthquake reached the region but appeared to spare it from major damage. REUTERS/NOAA/Center for Tsunami Research/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Credit – NOAA

What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some in even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientists to be flawed in recent years.

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Radioactive Debris from Fukushima approaching North America’s western coast       Credit – RT

If that weren’t bad enough, Fukushima continues to leak an astounding 300 tons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean every day. It will continue do so indefinitely as the source of the leak cannot be sealed as it is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Fukushima has contaminated the entire Pacific Ocean in just five years. This could easily be the worst environmental disaster in human history and it is almost never talked about by politicians, establishment scientists, or the news. It is interesting to note that TEPCO is a subsidiary partner with General Electric (also known as GE), one of the largest companies in the world, which has considerable control over numerous news corporations and politicians alike. Could this possibly explain the lack of news coverage Fukushima has received in the last five years? There is also evidence that GE knew about the poor condition of the Fukushima reactors for decades and did nothing. This led 1,400 Japanese citizens to sue GE for their role in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years. Not long after Fukushima, fish in Canada began bleeding from their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. This “disease” has been ignored by the government and has decimated native fish populations, including the North Pacific herring. Elsewhere in Western Canada, independent scientists have measured a 300% increase in the level of radiation. According to them, the amount of radiation in the Pacific Ocean is increasing every year. Why is this being ignored by the mainstream media? It might have something to do with the fact that the US and Canadian governments have banned their citizens from talking about Fukushima so “people don’t panic.”

 
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Credit – AP

Further south in Oregon, USA, starfish began losing legs and then disintegrating entirely when Fukushima radiation arrived there in 2013. Now, they are dying in record amounts, putting the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area at risk. However, government officials say Fukushima is not to blame even though radiation in Oregon tuna tripled after Fukushima. In 2014, radiation on California beaches increased by 500 percent. In response, government officials said that the radiation was coming from a mysterious “unknown” source and was nothing to worry about.

However, Fukushima is having a bigger impact than just the West coast of North America. Scientists are now saying that the Pacific Ocean is already radioactive and is currently at least 5-10 times more radioactive than when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the Pacific during and after World War II. If we don’t start talking about Fukushima soon, we could all be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

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TradingTroll's picture

Stick your head back up your ass.

Fisherman Blue's picture

Talk all you want . You will not even figure it out much less stop anything.

Young Buckethead's picture

It isn't about stopping it, but rather redefining our priorities, both at the personal and national levels.

The peaceful religions and spiritual traditions may offer some help. The non-peaceful religions and Dark Religion will only bring more chaos and violent death.

Take your pick, before someone else chooses it for you.

Bwana's picture

What they didn't say is half of the 120 million people in Japan are suffering from radiation poisoning. Reactors #1 and #2 were properly fueled but Tepco decided to fuel reactor #3 with MOX fuel that contains 20% plutonium. None of the reactors at Fukushima are licensed for this fuel. When the #3 reactor melted down there was a small themonuclear detonation that blew hot paticles of plutonium and other very dangerous fission particles over Northern Japan past the southern limits of Tokyo. Many speculate this is an ELE for Japan.

If you want the full story go to ENENews Fukushima which has almost daily articles since the triple China syndrome occured in March 2011. The present and all back articles are available on line.

Nobodys Home's picture

They found hot particles traceable to Fukushima in Norway!...That means it blew over the entire US.

 

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/05/nuclear-fuel-fragment-fukushima-f...

 

edit...can't...enenews is down...at least for me...

http://enenews.com/professors-nuclear-fuel-fragments-fukushima-found-eur...

GreatUncle's picture

Nah clinton said Putin put it there and I believe her really I do /SARC

SMC's picture

The dinosaurs did not die off overnight, neither will we. 

The only good news is that the perpetrators and enablers are going to suffer the same fate as the rest of us.

Although I suspect the banksters and their government minions will attempt to kill every one of us in order to survive a few more years.   

Hitlary and the DNC for Prison 2016.
https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/ 

We Are The Priests's picture

"The dinosaurs did not die off overnight, neither will we."

Oh yeah, we prefer a slow, agonizing, and tortureous death to a quick and relatively painless one.

withglee's picture

The dinosaurs did not die off overnight, neither will we.

I thought they did ... from a meteor hit that caused perpetual night. And isn't it a good thing they did. Can you imagine how cheap oil would be today if they had kept on making it all this time?

withglee's picture

Check out https://www.quora.com/How-long-did-it-take-for-the-dinosaurs-to-become-e...

Link didn't work.

As a lark I once ran the numbers to get a rough idea how many dinos for how many years were needed to produce enough hydro-carbons to make a barrel of oil. The number wasn't ridiculous. But I was still left with the problem of how they got covered up with 15,000 ft. of dirt. That's a lot of dirt. The number of dump truck loads, and where they were going to get the dirt did produce ridiculous numbers. Like the size hole they made in taking the dirt.

I frankly find the abiotic theories of oil far more credible.

SMC's picture

Excerpt from https://www.quora.com/How-long-did-it-take-for-the-dinosaurs-to-become-e... by David Moscato, Science Communicator. M.Sc. Paleontology:

There are a lot of answers to this question, depending on what exactly you’re asking.

How long did it take for the dinosaurs to become extinct?

Answer #1: 

They didn’t! Birds are a member of the Dinosauria, and are still around!

Answer #2: 

The first dinosaurs evolved around 230 million years ago, and the non-bird dinosaurs went extinct during the end-Cretaceous event 65 million years ago. So it took 165 million years for the dinosaurs to become extinct. During that time, species were constantly dying out and being replaced by new species. It’s unlikely that any particular species of dinosaur existed for more than a few million years.

Answer #3:

If you mean how long did the big end-Cretaceous extinction take… Well, it’s hard to say. It’s very clear that there were many dinosaurs still around before the asteroid hit, and by the time the dust settled (metaphorically and also literally), the non-avian dinosaurs were gone. In that sense, the ultimate extinction event took place very quickly geologically speaking, over the course of some thousands of years, maybe even less.

Of course, there is some debate over whether or not the asteroid was the only factor. There is some evidence that global environments were under stress for some time before the end came, maybe several thousand years, and maybe even several million years. Looking at it that way, you might say the extinction was quite a bit more drawn out.

withglee's picture

Answer #3:

Impressive. Your professors would be proud of your regurgitation.

And Answer #4: They got buried 6 miles deep how? .....

BabaLooey's picture

LOOK at the pretty picture.

I guess Australia put a giant ACME net around themselves.

withglee's picture

I guess Australia put a giant ACME net around themselves.

Yeh. And look at poor old South America and Seattle, Washington. This this is "obviously" targeting. What do South America and Seattle have in common?

ZKnight's picture

It's called an Harmonic Lightower

Muse minus Time's picture

today for lunch I'm eating BBQ Bacon wrapped fresh albacore off the Oregon docks...at least my poison is tasty!

we were officially nuked in Oregon within hours of the meltdown in 2011, there was a blowback wind that took more than 600 trees down in Douglas Co. all in an hour's time, but try to find any news article about it....they pretty much scrubbed that info off the web.  my 2011 garden produced weird pecker tomatoes, conjoined zucchinis, mini me sunflowers growing out of the adult sunflower...yeah we got nuked!

http://radiationnetwork.com/

withglee's picture

it's still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

That's seven semi-truck loads a day. In five years that's almost 14,000 truckloads. Where's all that material coming from? Is it liquid ... like water ... H2O? How does H2O radiate?

SmallerGovNow2's picture

low dose radioactive cooling water...  not literally 300 tons of straight radioactive elements...

Young Buckethead's picture

It's more likely 400-800 tons of radioactive water per day.

It isn't 'low-dose' cooling water. It's fresh water flowing over active fissioning cores and into the Pacific, for as many millions of years as the fresh water continues to flow.

withglee's picture

It's more likely 400-800 tons of radioactive water per day.

If empty a salt shaker into Lake Michigan, have I created a gazillion gazillion tons of salt water ... for as many millions of years  as there is water in the lake? This is nonsense.

Young Buckethead's picture

If you empty 400-800 tons of salt per day into Lake Michigan, and you do it for 500 million years, will you have a gazillion tons of salt water? Yes.

If nuclear radiation was salty, and people could taste it, there would be more awareness of the problem. But the fact that it is tasteless and invisible, means only people with an interest in reading will ever know about it. And that is a very small slice of the world's population.

And none of this addresses the ongoing airborn radioative emissions from Japan.

withglee's picture

If you empty 400-800 tons of salt per day into Lake Michigan, and you do it for 500 million years, will you have a gazillion tons of salt water? Yes.

Yes. And if you take a million monkeys and a million typewriters in a million years you'll type all the great books, Yes?

If nuclear radiation was salty, and people could taste it, there would be more awareness of the problem.

No there's a brilliant idea for Chicken Little Incorporated. Make wearable geiger counters and sell them to the sheep.

But the fact that it is tasteless and invisible, means only people with an interest in reading will ever know about it. And that is a very small slice of the world's population.

I can remember when they started to be able to measure radon gas. They tried to ban basements. I remember when they started to measure ozone. They banned A/C fluid. I remember when they invented carbon credits and the global warming mime to go with it ... and then the emails were exposed. I remember when they discovered if you breathe in glass it's bad for you (asbestis ... adios). I remember when they discovered if you breathe in coal, it's bad for you (coal ... adios).  I remember when they observed redshift. They invented a new religion ... the big bang ... but can't explain quasars, which don't exhibit a red shift actually obviously interacting with galaxies that do. In all cases, life has gone on.

What someone really needs to discover and find a solution for is "keeping score when people no longer need to work". Now that's a threat that "is" on us right now and is very very real.

And none of this addresses the ongoing airborn radioative emissions from Japan.

Surely Chicken Little is working on that? She's still looking for a picture to fake it with. How many times must we catch these perps red handed for them to become totally ostracized as they should be?

withglee's picture

low dose radioactive cooling water...  not literally 300 tons of straight radioactive elements...

So how many tons of "straight radioactive elements? What's radiating, the H, the O2 or the elements or all of the above? If it's just the elements, why report it as 300 tons?

KimAsa's picture

The triple melt down at the Fukushima plant is def no laughing matter but this article is one of the worst pieces of writing on the subject that I've ever read.

steveo77's picture

agreed, just that first graphic shows complete disrepect for the truth.

Francis Marx's picture

"Then the second angel blew his trumpet . Something that looked like a huge mountain  on fire was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea was turned into blood and, a third of the living creatures in the sea died."

 

Rev. 8:8

SamEyeAm's picture

TEPCO is a subsidiary of General Electric? 

I can't find that documented anywhere.

GE built the reactors, but being a subsidiary is different. Can anyone confirm?

Anopheles's picture

If you buy a house from a particular builder, are you a subsidiary of that builder? 

Answer is no, TEPCO just choose GE as a supplier. 

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Fear porn without the reach around, I am left wanting

Vageling's picture

Hmmm... Yeah... Okay, I'll bite. Will get a geiger counter to check my Norwegian Salmon. And it better be good! Or I'll spill some polonium in  these peoples drinks.

These Japs still haven't created something that can withstand the radiation and remove the cause? I know they are working on it. Schneller bitte!

buffed's picture

Actually, Norwegian wild caught salmon should be OK.  I quit eating Tuna shortly after the disaster and switched to AK caught salmon but now it would seem even that is contaminated.

Vageling's picture

Another fish fan! How safe for now I don't know. They yap about climate hoax shit, I hear nobody about real pollution these corp fuckers do with illegally dumping chemical waste. Hence the distraction Climate Hoax. Fucked up man when you have the question the fish on your plate. What I eat is from the Atlantic ocean and North sea. Safe? How do I know with the global hoax look a squirrel toxic dumping corp rats!

I don't! Radiation is normal though. We are exposed to it daily. Comes from everywhere. Those isotopes can be dangerous. Who tells me they not illegally dropped their waste there?

JLM's picture

They need to give actual numbers when they write articles like this.  Five times zero is still trivial.  The article is pure propaganda without real data to provide context.  But fear is the name of the game these days.

Nobodys Home's picture

Your Radiation This Week: - Shows where I live in NH is 1391 cpm...278 times normal

How about where you live?   Where is this coming from?

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/24/your-radiation-this-week-no-73-a...

 

Wow72's picture

Holy shit. Not good in the northeast? WTF?

Paul Barrett's picture

It amazes me how dumb people are 

silverer's picture

I can't think of anything worse (except what might happen in November). They knew they were going to screw this up years and years ago, so they released the Godzilla movies to get people mentally prepared for what crawls out of the ocean by Japan in a couple more years. These guys plan well. Lol

umdesch4's picture

Yeah, I don't like these hyped BS articles, because there really is a problem here, but this kind of thing is too easy to pull apart. We need FACTS. I know, for example, that during my annual camping trips to the west coast of Vancouver Island, I've been noticing a distinct lack of starfish (like less than 10% of what used to be there, 6 or 7 years ago), but I've been told this has to do with some other invasive species of sea life (I forget what exactly) that's driven them off.

So which is it?

Expat's picture

First rule of Fukushima Club: You don't talk about Fukushima Club.

Second rule: See first rule.

 

It's unpleasant.  It's deadly.  It's unsolvable.  Why dwell on it?  Let the people watch the Clown Circus featuring Trumbo and Hilarity.  We will all die within a decade from Fukushima so why spoil the fun.

Basically, dude, stop harshing my mellow!

Shift For Brains's picture

Not a bad rejoinder but the judges are lowering your score by 10 points because you failed to include the word BITCHEZ!!!!! in it.

Thanks for playing...

SmallerGovNow2's picture

Sorry ZH, major FAIL...

However, that chart did not actually track or measure radioactive discharge emanating from Fukushima in 2013, or any other aspect of the Fukushima disaster. It was a plot created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) immediately after the Tohoku earthquake in March 2011 showing the wave height of the tsunami that followed. It had (and has) nothing to do with the flow or spread of radioactive seepage from Fukushima.

ZH stories like this make you seem as bad as the MSM and National Enquirer...

Sanity Bear's picture

It is a bit odd to be measuring radioactivity in centimeters...

_ArC_'s picture

The point here is that, core reactor is still under the sea and contaminating the sea water. Wake up and smell the radiation from your smoked "Ahi"!
Geeshhh!