Ramifications of Fukushima
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Every day 300 tons of radioactive water enters the Pacific Ocean. This has been going on since the tsunami and earthquake hit Japan.
As there is now deep consideration in Japan to dump even greater amounts of radioactive material into the Pacifc Ocean, AFA will devote some of the website to current news, research and information which the charity requests be sent to as many Australians as possible.
No one should imagine that Australia is going to avoid the problems which radioactive waste is causing as the Pacific Ocean becomes Japan’s dumping ground.
An Aussie yachtsman recently reported his journey from Japan in a Newcastle paper.
One very experienced Australian adventurer has stated that he felt as though “the ocean itself was dead” as he journeyed from Japan to San Francisco recently…
The next leg of the long voyage was from Osaka to San Francisco and for most of that trip the desolation was tinged with nauseous horror and a degree of fear.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen said.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
In place of the missing life was garbage in astounding volumes.
“Part of it was the aftermath of the tsunami that hit Japan a couple of years ago. The wave came in over the land, picked up an unbelievable load of stuff and carried it out to sea. And it’s still out there, everywhere you look.”
Here are some of the facts:-
- Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska cost are suffering from fur loss and open sores.
- Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
- Sea stars along the west coast are “ melting.”
- A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific coast and is coming ashore in dribs and drabs along the US West Coast.
- Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.
- According to TEPCO, the Japanese corporation responsible for Fukushima, somewhere between 20 trillion and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gone into the Pacific Ocean since the disaster began.
- It has been estimated up to l00 times as much nuclear radiation has been released into the ocean from Fukushima than was released during the entire Chernobyl disaster.
- The California coast is becoming a dead zone.
- According to one nuclear expert, Yale Professor Charles Perrow, if the clean up proposed for Fukushima is not handled with 100% precision, the 6,375 rods which TEPCO is attempting to remove could “ fission and all of humanity will be threatened for thousands of years.