According to Fukushima Diary, the previous highest levels of cesium did not exceed 3,200 Bq/kg found in July 2011. As the above graph indicates, this latest levels, which were from analyses in May 2013, are 100 times higher than this.
The highest concentrations of cesium from Chernobyl fish that I have been able to find were on the order of 25,000 Bq/kg. This was in a small, shallow, marshy lake in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, not the largest ocean on earth.
Tepco continues to deal with this situation with duct tape and baling wire. No response from the UN, the US, or the world. Who knows how long this exponential increase in ocean contamination will continue.
Previously, I have spoken of the role of sea salt aerosol production in the transfer of ocean-borne radionuclides to land and to rainfall. Much of the cesium and strontium will end up in the atmosphere, and also eventually the contamination will spread to other oceans.
And the US continues to import Japanese fish. Seafood that exceeds the Japanese radiation limit will end up in grocery stores in the US, due to the new PAGs from the EPA that relax radiation limits in US food to irrelevancy.
The following image is from Stanley Kubrick’s classic film Dr. Strangelove. Gen. Turgidson has learned that Gen. Ripper has ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, and he makes a suggestion to his secretary/girlfriend.