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Fukushima Is About To Turn The Pacific Radioactive


World  (tags: Fukushima, world, environment, Japan, fishermen, scientists, TEPCO, ethics, government, news, society, humans )

Carrie
- 737 days ago - talkingpointsmemo.com
Deep beneath Fukushima's crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant's reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea.



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GGmaSheila D. (172)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
Noted...Big Sigh...Someone with knowledge Needs to step in before the entire ocean is a radioactive wasteland. It's beyond critical.
 

Freya H. (339)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:06 pm
OK, that does it. I am now 100% against nuclear energy. Until we can tame fusion.
 

Linda Moore (239)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:56 pm
Makes me so sad. What the hell do people THINK could happen??!! You look at ALL possibilities, including WORST CASE SCENARIO!!!!
 

Birgit W. (153)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:18 pm
I have always been against nuclear energy.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:46 pm
Noted and shared. This is a disaster but we should have seen it coming as soon as it was reported from the earthquake 2 1/2 years ago. Who's to say how much damage has occurred in the 21/2 years that it has been leaking. I'm sure there is a whole lot more that has not been reported. It's of no wonder that you hear of so much call back on sea food from that area. We are doomed!
 

Birgitta S. (206)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:01 pm
Very, Very SCARING :-((((((((
 

Vallee R. (265)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:09 pm
Actually if you read alternative news - it is already in the Pacific - thanks Carrie
 

Laurie H. (802)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:09 pm
This has been a fear all along. I've always been against NUCLEAR energy, I'm so very sad for the ocean & the life it supports!!!!!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!~
 

David D. (18)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:28 pm
KEEP COOL !
Eaarth and her Oceans ARE already so well contaminated that Fuk.Dai-ichi cannot add THAT much
and still now nearly one out of two people (in U$ and EU at lest) will not get Cancer
and a Cancer-breakthrough is just around the corner anyway (about a dozen have been trumpeted forth this year alone)
 

PeaceGoodwill t. (80)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:31 pm
Thanks Carrie...coming to a beach near you..I actually love my swims in the Pacific Ocean..(East Coast Australia) will know it's time to stop when everything floating down in the currents...has mutated or is dead.
 

Carrie B. (316)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:43 pm
Sorry Ros G., but I would stop swimming NOW!
 

jim Lawrence (3)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:47 pm
Our government should be 100% trying to help clean up this mess. The "spent " fuel rods just sitting there are the real threat and they are just being ignored. Stop all nuclear until we start recycling these rods to be used again and stop storing them on site in inadequate storage facilities. Fukushima is nothing compared to the 100 plants here in the U.S, that are not storing the rods properly and are just waiting for a disaster.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:50 pm
It's a done deal Carrie - the Pacific Ocean and waterways everywhere are going to be radioactive if they aren't already. I definitely wouldn't be swimming in any body of water at this point.

~L.
 

PeaceGoodwill t. (80)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:30 pm
Thanks Carrie and Lynn for your advice and concerns for my welfare definitely not glowing in the dark yet LOL. Our wonderful Great Barrier Reef and magnificent marine life will come under danger from yet another threat...that saddens me more.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:34 pm
This is really devastating to hear. I really love Japan's natural environment and so far, compared to other developed countries they have done a fairly good job at protecting it. It is therefore a shame to hear yet again that corporations are jeopardising the environment. I am glad that Fukushima didn't turn out like Chernobyl in terms of human lifves lost, but even so, if this leakage is allowed to continue what is to say that this won't happen? And that there won't be some seriosu and LONG lasting environmental contaminations?

Plus, do people know about the workers and scientists who, out of good conscience, volunteered to help clean up and resolve this issue? TEPCO paid at slightly higher wages, impovershied workers to assit in clean up, but they could only stay for a few days because they quickly reached their maximum annual radiation dosage. And if scientists are prepared to self sacrifice, why can't the corporations as well?
 

Marie W. (67)
Friday August 23, 2013, 11:37 pm
Japanese government to brainwash victims of Fukushima radiation poisoning into believing radiation would not harm them if they simply "smile." Natural News is the first U.S. news source to publish this account in English.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041720_Fukushima_radiation_Japanese_government_propaganda_brainwashing.html#ixzz2crkiij9i



 

Rose Becke (293)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:13 am
Makes me sick and angry
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:26 am
Thanks Marie...here's another:

http://beforeitsnews.com/japan-earthquake/2013/02/radiation-of-the-pacific-ocean-in-the-next-10-years-japan-nuclear-disaster-video-2441044.html

Stay out of the water! I know there are other environmental and man-made disasters happening to The Great Barrier Reef and marine life, but this is worse Ros, and others. :-(
 

Frances Darcy (229)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:11 am
noted
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:34 am
not good
 

PeaceGoodwill t. (80)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:19 am
Marie W..this is the only Country that has ever had a nuclear bomb dropped on it..Hiroshima..if I recall correctly by your Government..so I think that they know how radiation works..and a "smile" won't keep you safe but it is propaganda which is understandable in such grave circumstances..BTW the US has had about 56 accidents happen at nuclear power stations...remember the Three Mile accident..what did your Government tell you about that??????????
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:40 am
They are not really shouting about it publicly are they but thats nothing new Whatever ocean it is will end up affecting everyone because some of our fish etc will come from there
Its appalling though what a leak can do

noted thanks
 

Fi T. (18)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 4:53 am
Let's cooperate with other residents in this Village Earth for our future
 

Naoko I. (260)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 5:55 am
I'm angry and sorry at the same time. Angry at TEPCO and the government, sorry for my country's "crime" against the whole planet.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 6:10 am
This seepage has been going on almost since the beginning. They kept is quiet while trying to dam it in, but then had to admit that failed. Last week there was another leak from pipes, I believe, which the called a 1 on a scale of 10. By now I've lost all trust in the Japanese government whose only concern seems to be the restart the other nuclear power plants that were stopped after the disaster, so this calamity might well rate higher than 1.

It's about time that the international community spoke out against the mismanagement of Fukushima and its cover-ups, especially the countries close to the waters of Japan.
 

. (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 6:56 am
Somebody needs to step in and fix the problem before the oceans are entirely polluted.
 

Bob P. (410)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 9:44 am
thanks for sharing
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:03 pm
Noted with thanks Carrie. Not good to hear that the radiation is moving at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Something has to be done and very quickly to stop this!! Anyone who is for nuclear power - pay attention!!
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:28 pm
Great. Our demise will be made in Japan like most everything else.
 

Rehana VN (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:51 pm
Inevitable that it was going to happen just took a bit of time. After this nutties still want to build more nuclear reactors. All crazy, no brainers
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:52 pm
OMG!! When Will Man Learn That Once They Destroy This World There's No Back Up Planet Man Can Live On!!!!!! :-(
 

Ulli w. (45)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 12:56 pm
The more water is polluted, the better can the residue be sold in bottles with ever increasing prices
That is, how capitalism works.
Please, do not pretend you did not know ...
there are things, that are plainly inappropriate as "private property".
One could easily generalize which these are: This Planets Ressources.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:27 pm
Bad news. I have never been for nuclear power. They'll never learn, till it's too late. Thanks Carrie
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:32 pm
Scary
 

Lois Jordan (61)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:43 pm
Noted w/thanks, Carrie. I've also been keeping up with this info since the earthquake & tsunami occurred. I quit eating fish quite awhile back, too. As often as the Japanese gov't has lied about this, I surely can't believe them now. I'm sure it's all so much worse than they're admitting. Lona commented that the international community needs to speak out on this, and I agree....where is the rest of the world regarding this? I also feel terrible for all those who made their living off fishing....just like those who lost everything after the "Gulf Geyser." (Since all that toxic Corexit was dumped in with the oil, and moved through the Gulf & then upward through the N. Atlantic, so much more has been poisoned now.)
 

Muriel Servaege (55)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:59 pm
Scary. It's high time something efficient were done to protect (at last) the oceans.
 

moAWAY b. (61)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:09 pm
I guess it's too late now.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:51 pm
"Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us." Henrik Tikkanen

Back in the seventies when I was trying to stop the nuclear plant from being built in our neighborhood I had done a lot of reading and studying before I laid my body in the road among other ways to protest. All that has happened in the various Countries was all foretold.

The BS of it being "safe and clean" fed to the public of which too many believed. The citizens who believed in science was going to protect us, that human beings wouldn't do anything to hurt us the water or whatever is all playing of the fact that most people want to believe the best in people. Want to believe that those they had elected to power are wanting our best and that those who make and sell things are being honorable.

It is more than high time that the vast majority of people around the world take of their blinders. Each year the ability to turn this around so that we as a species do not destroy ourselves completely is drawing nearer. Do not forget this is one disaster added on top of the oil disasters, the plastics floating around that fish and birds are eating. The ocean is becoming one big cesspool. Add in addition to what we are doing to our waters from toxins being sprayed onto the plants, in the air, the smoke being released from carbon fuels, it is endless and each day more and more is added on top of what has already been done.

When I was young cancer was seldom heard of now it is all one hears of. This certainly won't improve things.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:21 pm
Apparently we are doomed. I don't know what to say.
 

PeaceGoodwill t. (80)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 3:46 pm
Kudos to you Dandelion for hanging in there..you like me have been at this since the 1970's, my father before me since the 1950's..we get called all sorts of names - threatened with arrests - all because we stand up for our "Mother Earth" and all who have to share it..it's a long battle but I know we will be there till the end..ours or it..not sure which will come first....."Little one..we are taking to much from this earth and giving little back, soon we will do a full cycle and live in caves again - not in your lifetime or your children's but maybe your grandchildren will have this fate..we must speak out..we must be heard..we must stop another Hiroshima" RIP Dad
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 8:31 pm
Beautifully said Dandelion and Ros.............
 

Roseann d. (178)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:23 am
F.U.Kushima or Fuk u shima...A disaster for us any way you spell it. Lumacy to build s nuclear plant in such a volatile, vulnerable place.
 

John Mansky (26)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:51 am
Thank you for the interesting article...
 

Deborah W. (6)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 6:27 am
Time for payback, ready?
 

jess b (24)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 9:14 am
this didn't go away. just in the headlines
 

Roger Garin-michaud (129)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:13 pm
noted, thanks
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 1:26 pm
About to? They already have and it hasn't stopped yet they are still dumping more and more.
 

Muriel Servaege (55)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 2:21 pm
Too bad! What are the Japanese wiating for to clean all that radioactive dirt?
 

Ray M. (0)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 4:07 pm
It's a horrible thought but reality, nontheless. Another reason to get rid of nuclear power asap.
 

Melania Padilla (186)
Monday August 26, 2013, 8:43 am
This makes me so mad!!!
 

Jason S. (53)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:31 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

PeaceGoodwill t. (80)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:40 pm
This is getting a bit of air play at the moment here..saw on SBS World News Australia..that in actual fact Russia stated that "two years ago they contacted the Japanese Government saying that they would send a team of specialist to assist the recovery and clean up teams also provide any technical assistance that was need to bring this under control" Japan refused the offer and have never requested any assistance from Russia at all.
 

Patricia R. (12)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 9:12 am
thanx
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:09 am
Looks like Japan where the nuclear bomb was first dropped, also accounts for the biggest nuclear disaster so far. The currents are heading towards North America, karma?
I would have thought, after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan would have not embraced nuclear power. In an earthquake prone country Japan should look for alternatives, safer alternatives.
 
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