Recent headlines on Enenews:
Study: “Fuel materials” entering Pacific Ocean via drains of Fukushima Daiichi resulted in potentially serious contamination of marine environment
This is a peer-reviewed study fro 2012, already obsolete. They found a lot more cesium than uranium and plutonium. But everything has changed recently, policymakers should be using the latest data on sea contamination, which has increased exponentially. They should not wait for peer review, but apply the precautionary principle:
II. HISTORY OF THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
One of the most important expressions of the precautionary principle internationally is the Rio Declaration from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as Agenda 21. The declaration stated:
In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
The precautionary principle is widely accepted. It has been enshrined into European law. But, in reality and actual practice, it is one of those golden principles that everyone acknowledges but never really follows, like doctors following the Hippocratic oath, or politicians following the Constitution.
Japan Professor compares cesium-137 releases from radiation disasters: Fukushima at up to 77 quadrillion Bq (77 PBq); Chernobyl at 85 quadrillion Bq (85 PBq) — Fukushima releases ongoing
Who are they kidding, the atmospheric portion of the cesium release itself is way more than that. But outside of Japan, we worry more about strontium and plutonium than cesium.
‘The Coming Fallout’: Experts now fear massive reservoir of Fukushima contamination about to reach Pacific Ocean — “Slow, seeping buildup of a second catastrophe” — Workers can’t say when or how they can stop flow
A huge pool of contaminated water is inching through the ground and is about to hit seawater. This is on top and in addition to all the other radioactive water emissions that have entered the sea already. Just what we needed, huh?
Vermont Yankee closing permanently — Embattled nuclear plant will be decommissioned in 2014 when current fuel cycle ends — Had license to operate until 2032
Vermont Yankee is finally gonna close. YAY!!! Saudi Arabia just announced they are building 16 nuclear reactors. BOO!!!
Nuclear experts concerned about water flow “reversing” due to Fukushima underground ice plan — Even more highly radioactive liquid inside reactor buildings to enter aquifer?
The ridiculous boondoggle of the huge ice wall around the reactors will backfire, making contaminated grounwater drain into the aquifers. Not to mention they don’t even know where the underground coriums are – how can they determine how deep they should be? Won’t the coriums, which are always heating up and going re-critical, burn right through them, anyway?
Warning that foundations of Fukushima reactor chambers have been “compromised” — Groundwater rising fast, now just 10 inches from surface
The whole plant is built on fill, on an old riverbed. Water is rising into the remains of the fuel splatted on the sides of the reactors… and the buildings are going to topple over, with the fill watering, and earthquake fissures widening, with the spent fuel pools toppling too. Plus the water slows neutrons down, generating new criticalites. Pouring water to cool it won’t do any good if the fuel escaped the reactors – it will start new chain reactions and make it hotter.
Nuclear Official: Tepco made Fukushima plant into a “machine for generating radioactive water” — Runoff from molten atomic cores now in groundwater, ocean — ‘Air cooling’ should be used
It is a machine for generating radioactive emissions into the atmosphere too. They never talk about this. The worst way to get contaminated by radiation is by breathing it.
Japan Times: Extreme contamination in Fukushima reactor buildings ‘most likely’ mixing into aquifer, reveals Tepco — Bloomberg: Could this flow downstream to Tokyo and present a big risk? (VIDEO)
I’m picturing radioactive geysers spouting in peoples’ backyards.
Water with nuclear fuel coming up from ocean floor off Fukushima coast? Tokyo Professor: 156 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 once in basements — Double Chernobyl; Getting close to total fallout from every atomic bomb test in history — May be outputting from seeps in seafloor, I don’t know (VIDEO)
Pieces of corium are entering the ocean. It flakes off. Bioaccumulation – a fish eats a piece of it, a bigger fish eats that fish, and a bigger fish yet eats that fish, etc. Then it appears at your dinner table.
Nuclear Engineer: Estimated 276 quadrillion Bq of Cs-137 entered Fukushima basements — Triple Chernobyl total release — A portion “has already made its way to aquifer, whence it can easily flow into sea”
More minimization, see above.
Experts: Fukushima leaks “much worse” than authorities will admit — Disturbing questions confront Japan as leader visits Middle East to push nuclear
Yes, the countries of the Middle East are going nuclear, even though they are in deserts where the sun shines 364 days a year, ideal for solar power. The Japanese government and Tepco are trying to make a buck to make up their costs from dealing with Fukushima, which is a shockingly and mind-bogglingly insufficient response to begin with. Money money money. Get children to eat Fukushima food, so they don’t have to pay reparations. Money money money.
TV: “The Japanese are part of a massive non-consensual experiment on radiation exposure” — “Everywhere now is radioactive, we can’t escape it,” say Fukushima locals at beach (VIDEO)
The whole world is part of the experiment. The atmospheric nuclear bomb tests of the 50s and 60s were experiments too, on humans, not on the bombs.
Local Gov’t Official in Fukushima: “One day the world will sue Japan for this” (VIDEO)
Can Japan pay compensation to the entire planet, which is being destroyed?
Alaska Newspaper: Concern Fukushima nuclear waste is tainting our salmon — Worried about impact on humans — Scientists urged to conduct tests
Salmon are being contaminated. Of course they should be tested. All foodstuffs, water supplies, and air samples should be tested for radiation, and the results published publicly. But we don’t need to wait for “further study”. We need ACTION. See precautionary principle above.
NHK: Sinking ground at Fukushima plant may have deformed tank, leading to leak of extremely contaminated water (VIDEO)
The whole site is sinking, due to fissures and too much water. The tanks holding contaminated water are damaged and leaking, partly because of this.
Contamination now spiking in seawater off Fukushima plant — Asahi reports up to 18-fold increase in a week
There are always spikes in radiation in seawater after a criticality. They just had one.
Nuclear Experts: Portion of Fukushima’s molten fuel believed to have “moved into earth” — Melted cores contacting groundwater may be cause of recent spike in radiation levels -CTV
No kiddin. The cores have been contacting groundwater for some time. Radiation spikes are from criticalities.
TV: We’re talking about generations being affected by Fukushima, and also their future healthcare… How are those in charge getting away with this, time after time by just saying sorry? — What do we tell the younger generation about what happened to our ocean? (VIDEOS)
Yes, all future generations of not just humans, but all life. Children are more susceptible to radiation than adults. You better tell them now.
“Ultimate, worst-case scenario” underway at Fukushima? New York Times: Experts suspect intense contamination is seeping out from under melted-down reactors and into Pacific — Will surpass even the leaks from disaster’s early days
Yes, the ultimate, worst-case scenario. Any questions?
Lawmaker: Declare ‘State of Emergency’ right away and intervene at Fukushima — Japan Professor: Issue S.O.S. now, it’s really an emergency… Gov’t is utterly lost, international help is needed
Yes, the Japanese government is lost, as well as all other governments… and all other experts and all institutions. A grand failure of the human race.