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Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby cml-2012 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:25 am

This is real doom for planet Earth and all who live on her surface and in her oceans.

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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby Mordae » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:35 am

It's certainly not good. 300 Litres of radioactive water per day into the Pacific since the tsunami is bad enough, but then you also need to consider the full implications. The radioactive water will disperse to all strata's and currents, it's a given that some of it will make it's way to both of the pacific garbage patchs where it will intermingle with the tiny beads of sun-degraded plastic. Those beads of plastic get eaten by seabirds and fish who mistake them for fish eggs, and enter the food chain that way (fish meal for stock & decomposers feasting off the corpses of dead birds that in turn get eaten etc).

At this point (as the Pacific is the closest coast to me), about all I can do is avoid seafood and grow more pepinos (radiation sickness effects the thyroid, iodine is the best defense and pepinos are chockabloc with it, so is kelp but there is no gaurantee it already isn't contaminated).
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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby cml-2012 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:47 am

I'm also concerned with rising oceans levels. Not only will the winds on the ocean currents bring in radiation, so will the flood waters. I believe that the true rise in water levels is being suppressed. I live about 100 miles from the Atlantic ocean, and I think in the not to distant future there will be major floods within a 100 mile radius of all oceans. When I say flooding, I'm guessing 6 to 8 feet or more. I think this will occur on a daily basis, with water having nowhere to go but inland.

I also think politicans and the Elite don't want to address the contamination at Fukushima. It's much easier to keep the public in the dark and going about their daily lives. One only has to read the news to see mass flooding all over the Earth. Thousands of people evacuated and with nowhere to go, they are the victims of an huge event underway on our planet. My heart goes out to them as they struggle against all odds.
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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby Muad'dib » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:38 pm

From my looking into this tragedy, it appears that the amount of highly radioactivity water being released into the Pacific
is on the order of 300 metric tonnes a day.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2 ... shima.html
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Radioactive water leak found at Fukushima plant
August 20, 2013 11:10AM ET
New leak comes within weeks of numerous other revelations about contamination around the Japanese facility
Topics: Japan Energy International
Fukushima
Works at the Fukushima power plant.Issei Kato/Reuters
The Tokyo Electric Power Com. (TEPCO) -- the company still nominally in charge of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant -- announced Tuesday that at least 300 metric tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from storage tanks around the crippled reactor complex. Three hundred tons is roughly equivalent to the amount of water used each day by 200 U.S. families, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The leak is the worst yet reported and comes within weeks of numerous other revelations about the extent of radioactive contamination in the water and ground around the facility, which was severely damaged by the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan in March 2011.

TEPCO said the contaminated water leaked from a steel storage tank on the Daiichi grounds, but added it has not determined how or where. Company spokesman Masayuki Ono said the leaking water had seeped into the ground after breaching piles of sandbags added to a concrete barrier erected around the tank. Workers were now draining the puddle and transferring the remaining water in the suspect tank to other containers.

The radiation level of the leak, measured at about two feet above the puddle, was about 100 millisieverts per hour -- five times the yearly maximum exposure for plant workers, Ono said.

Four tanks of similar design have sprung leaks in the past year.

Cooling reactor cores

Damage to the containment buildings and cooling systems has made it necessary to continuously pump water over the damaged reactor cores since early in the crisis. More than 1,000 tanks were built around the plant to store the massive amounts of contaminated water coming from the three melted reactor cores, as well as groundwater seeping into the structures' basements. TEPCO reports that to date, 85 percent of their tank capacity has been used.

The latest discovery comes just days after TEPCO admitted that as much as 300 tons of contaminated water per day were leaking from the reactors into the sea.

Last week, plant operators found that Fukushima workers had been exposed to radioactive water from a mist sprayer used to cool staff during hot summer days.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called the leaking water an "urgent issue," and the country's Nuclear Regulatory Agency told Reuters that the situation was an "emergency."

Contaminated water has been found to contain radioactive isotopes such as tritium, strontium-90 and cesium-137. Elevated exposure to these isotopes has been linked to a number of cancers, birth defects, thyroid disease and immunological disorders.
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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby Muad'dib » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:42 pm

RADIATION LEAKING FROM FUKU. THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW 8-17-13

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-08-1 ... at-we-know

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Radioactive Water Leaking From Fukushima: This Is What We Know

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In lieu of the Japanese government doing the right thing and finally coming clean about the epic environmental catastrophe that is Fukushima, which it hopes to simply dig under the rug even as the inconvenient reality gets worse and thousands of tons of radioactive water make their way into the ocean, one is forced to rely on third-party sources for information on this tragedy. We present a useful primer from Scientific American on Fukushima "water retention" problem and "what you need to know about the radioactive water leaking from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean."

Radioactive Water Leaks from Fukushima: What We Know

Scientists on both sides of the Pacific have measured changing levels of radioactivity in fish and other ocean life since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. On Aug. 2, 2013, when Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) gave its first estimate of how much radioactive water from the nuclear plant has flowed into the ocean since the disaster, the company was finally facing up to what scientists have recognized for years.

"As an oceanographer looking at the reactor, we've known this since 2011," said Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Mass. "The news is TEPCO is finally admitting this."

TEPCO estimated that between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels (units of radioactivity representing decay per second) of radioactive tritium have leaked into the ocean since the disaster, according to the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The Fukushima plant is still leaking about 300 tons of radioactive water into the ocean every day, according to Japanese government officials. [Infographic: Inside Japan's Nuclear Reactors]

Japan is haunted by two lingering questions from this aftermath of the disaster: First, how the radioactivity might seriously contaminate ocean life that represents a source of seafood for humans; second, whether it can stop the leaks of radioactive water from the Fukushima plant.

Radioactivity is not created equal
The Fukushima plant is leaking much less contaminated water today compared with the immediate aftermath of the nuclear meltdown in June 2011 — a period when scientists measured 5,000 to 15,000 trillion becquerels of radioactive substances reaching the ocean. Even if radioactivity levels in the groundwater have spiked recently, as reported by Japanese news sources, Buesseler expects the overall amount to remain lower than during the June 2011 period.

"The amount of increase is still much smaller today than it was in 2011," Buesseler told LiveScience. "I'm not as concerned about the immediate health threat of human exposure, but I am worried about contamination of marine life in the long run."

The biggest threat in the contaminated water that flowed directly from Fukushima's reactors into the sea in June 2011 was huge quantities of the radionuclide called cesium. But the danger has changed over time as groundwater became the main source for leaks into the ocean. Soil can naturally absorb the cesium in groundwater, but other radionuclides, such as strontium and tritium, flow more freely through the soil into the ocean. (TEPCO is still coming up with estimates for how much strontium has reached the ocean.)

Tritium represents the lowest radioactive threat to ocean life and humans compared with cesium and strontium. Cesium’s radioactive energy is greater than tritium, but both it and tritium flow in and out of human and fish bodies relatively quickly. By comparison, strontium poses a greater danger because it replaces the calcium in bones and stays for much longer in the body.

Not fishing for trouble
A number of fish species caught off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture in 2011 and 2012 had levels of cesium contamination greater than Japan's regulatory limit for seafood (100 becquerels per kilogram), but both U.S. and Japanese scientists have also reported a significant drop in overall cesium contamination of ocean life since the fall of 2011. The biggest contamination risks came from bottom-dwelling fish near the Fukushima site.
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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby Mordae » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:29 am

Thanks for catching that Muad'dib.

Thought it'd be worth pasting this from a thread I started on 2013.org

Radiation - ways to remove it
After the officials in Japan were good enough to inform us about the amount of radioactive water thats leaching into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis, I thought it'd be worth exploring what options there are to mitigate the risk.

Seafood - at this point there is no way to tell what is safe, so TBH it may just be easier to avoid it. While theoretically it should take a water molecule about 150 years to make it's way from one pole to the other, because this radiation will have made it's way into the food chain, there is simply no way of knowing in which direction or how fast it has spread to other oceans via migration.

Soil - this ties in with the "Removing Contaminants from the Soil" thread. Industrial hemp shows a lot of potential, as well as some plant types listed on this article.

http://www.naturalnews.com/032747_ph...radiation.html
Phytoremediation could be used to clean up individual, privately owned property that has been exposed to radiation providing that the problems associated with disposal of materials could be minimized, overcome or resolved. For the home owner trying to clean soil or water that has only modest levels of radiation some of the following plants may be beneficial; sunflowers, barley, alfalfa, fennel, sugar beets, spinach, lettuce and mustard. The plants that are harvested should not be consumed nor should they be composted back into the garden because radiation is concentrated as it progresses from soil or water into the food chain. Furthermore, the area being treated for radiation should be isolated from foraging animals such as deer.

If you can I'd also recommend growing foods with a high concentration of Iodine, such as Pepino's...Kelp is probably a bit of a no-go as it could already be contaminated.

Water - some water filters are capable of removing radiation

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...8092828AAg8Cgw
Yes, certain types of water filtration can very effectively remove radioactive substances from water. Activated carbon is capable of removing iodine 131 and Radon which is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Reverse osmosis filtration, depending on the specifics of the membrane, is typically rated to remove 95+% of radioactive substances. Strong base anion resin is capable of capturing radioactive anions like Iodine and Uranium, while standard cation softener resin is able to remove cationic radioactive substances like Cesium, Barium, and Strontium.

Obviously these are general statements and do not take into account many factors necessary to properly size the filtration equipment to adequately reduce the contaminants, but generally speaking it is possible to remove radioactive substances from water with relative ease.
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Re: Water Leaks at Fukushima - Doom for Pacific Ocean

Postby cml-2012 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:30 am

Fukushima Radiation Levels Hit 2-Year High...

Seawater just outside one of Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactors registered extreme radiation levels on Wednesday, October, 9th, 2013. These levels are 13 times above the previous day's reading.

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-radiation- ... clear-974/
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