Sunday, August 25, 2013

WHAT THE FUKUSHIMA??

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I thought they were being waaay to quiet about this.
Remember when an entire boat washed up in Alaska. Currants, the flow of life and now so very  contaminated. I haven't a clue what can be done to stop this from hitting west coast or to make it magically disappear. 
Sue

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From: Pam Schreiner
Date: August 25, 2013 8:21:31 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Fwd: Worse case Scenario Unfolding at Fukushima



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From: coralations
Date: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM
Subject: Fwd: Worse case Scenario Unfolding at Fukushima
To: PAMELA SCHREINER
Cc: Kathy Gannett


Sad news from a coral farming friend....

From: Austin Bowden-Kerby
Date: August 24, 2013, 7:23:05 PM AST
Subject: Worse case Scenario Unfolding at Fukushima
Reply-To: Austin Bowden-Kerby <bowdenkerby@yahoo.com>

Dear friends,
While the mainstream news is still not willing to report much of what is going on over the past few weeks at Fukushima, this is a summary.  The situation appears to be quite bleak.  Please pass this information on to government officials and to whoever might be able to influence a more international response. 
For the sources that detail the information below please go to http://enenews.com/
Summary:
- Much higher radiation levels have begun leaking into the ocean causing even the most conservative to become quite alarmed. 
- The melted core of plutonium and uranium has worked its way deeper into the ground and is apparently now in contact with an underground river.  Nuclear fuel is dissolving and being dispersed into the Pacific Ocean by this groundwater.
- The reactors are apparently not built on bedrock, but rather a river was diverted and land filled in order to build them and so there is still an underground river that naturally discharges into the sea flowing under the damaged facility. 
- TEPCO chemically hardened the soil to create a dam to prevent contaminated groundwater from flowing into the ocean, but not realizing the volume that flows under the site, that caused the groundwater to rise and so the buildings are on much less solid foundations now and some have warned that they could collapse, causing a massive atmospheric release.
-The hundreds of hastily constructed water storage tanks at the site that contain the radioactive water used to cool the damaged cores were only made to last for 5 years, but they are leaking badly already, adding to the problem.
- All sorts of speculation has already begin as far as the impact on marine life in the Pacific.
- The radiation emitted 2.5 years ago will reach the US coast next year and while they had expected it to become more diluted and dissipated, it has largely remained a concentrated pool that will hit squarely on California.  The newer possibly more potent discharges will likely follow this same pattern- impacting the US west coast much more than Japan, Hawaii, and Alaska initially, but as the half life of Cesium is 30 years and Stontium 29 years, all areas of the Pacific can expect to become contaminated unless some solution is found.  No major currents cross the equator, so it will take about ten more years or so for the South Pacific to become contaminated, and by then there will be more dilution and some radioactive decay. 
- Not only is the planet's food chain being compromised and marine organisms subject to radiation, but when waves break on the shore or on a reef, fine particles of radioactive isotopes are concentrated on the surface of the bubbles and become airborne, and then they can be breathed in and can drift many miles inland and contaminate the land. 
- This problem will be very difficult to solve and the international community needs to work together to solve it. With the new and developing situation many more experts are now taking it seriously and there is a move to cooperate and share facts more openly.  
- While seafood has not been tested routinely, South Korea has found contaminated fish and seaweed even on that far side of Japan, so it appears that Southern Japan is already somewhat contaminated, carried in on smaller counter-currents that transport water southward. 
- The potential release is about 80 times Chernobyl, if no solution is found- so the planet MUST find a workable and long-term solution!  Please do what you can by becoming more aware and by sharing this with others who might be in a position to monitor to situation or to raise the awareness of our leaders.
I personally feel that this situation is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.  It is urgent that government leaders and leaders of thought and science come together to solve this problem. 
Sincerely,
 
Austin
Austin Bowden-Kerby, PhD
Corals for Conservation
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Samabula, Fiji Islands
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