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Last night on the news they announced the debris field is headed toward Hawaii and California from the Japan disasters. Now it isn’t arriving next week or next month, but it could arrive in two years. Of course Hawaii can look forward to it arriving sooner.
No one said how large it is but they are tracking it from Space. Now that’s very reassuring. This huge debris field is filled with what? cars, boats, logs, bodies? It could have everything in it that washed out to see with the Tsunami. I don’t imagine it has anything in it that you would want to get close to unless you are wearing a hazmat suit.
Just something else to watch for in the next few years. Surfers beware! Fishermen beware! This huge island of debris could pollute the ocean with all kinds of things. Maybe I don’t want eat any fish any more!!
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Reports this morning out of Japan are that the Radioactive Water leak has stopped. But officials from the Tokyo Electric Company are cautious and do not want anyone to get too excited, because they don’t see water gushing into the ocean.
It could start again from another part of the plant. Plug one hole and another could start so they are very cautious. Oh and that Radioactive Water dumped into the Ocean, don’t worry it is like 100 million swimming pools being dumped into the ocean and with the tides and currents it will dissipate in 8 days. Okay, but during that 8 days what happens?
Oh yeah the fish and the rest of the sea life are contaminated with Radioactive waste. So we can’t eat any of those fish, so now we must test all fish from Japan to make sure it wasn’t swimming through those 100 million swimming pools of Radioactive Waste in the Ocean.
Japan you make me laugh! Now you are telling the rest of the countries surrounding you that you are sorry and you should have told them the real story sooner. Really??
Korea and their people might like to know that their fish might be contaminated. Perhaps their vegetables and milk might not be safe to eat in Korea, but Japan was keeping their cool. I guess this is a PR nightmare for everyone, but I think I would have warned my neighbors to be careful what they eat!
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After dumping a million times what is safe into the ocean, Japanese authorities apologized on Tuesday for their part in putting radiation into the ocean. So what does an apology do to clean up the ocean?
Now, Japan is issuing guidelines on what is safe to eat in fish and vegetable with radiation. Gosh, aren’t you about two weeks too late?
I mean don’t you think the health of the world and your people was at stake here a little sooner? I can’t believe that now you are issuing guidelines on what is safe. But then, you are only now saying the ocean will break up the radiation too! Really? You want us to believe that as well?
Trusting the Japanese government and the Tokyo electrical people is not exactly something I expect to do anytime soon. This is like trusting the Fox in the hen house. Only in this case the hens are already loose and the Fox jumped over the cliff with the hens. No one can get any of them back in and no one knows how.
Radiation is not something you can catch and let it go again, it is deadly and it stays in food sources and in ground water. No really knows what it does in the ocean!
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Over the weekend, the news was worse than we had thought from the nuclear reactors. It seems the radiation leaking into the sea is 10 times the rate originally thought and measured in tons of waste leaking into the ocean water.
What is this doing to the ocean water? How far does this radiation go? The inspectors in Los Angeles are inspecting fish that comes from Japan for radiation, but are they inspecting every fish?
I am not sure that any fish coming from Japan is safe to eat with what we are hearing now. They have a crack in the cement housing the reactor somewhere and the iodine radiation is leaking into the ocean water.
This reminds me of a bad Science Fiction movie of the 1950′s where large sea creatures rose from the ocean and took over the world. Remember those? We all watched them growing up and we knew they were not true, but now with this leaking, you wonder how safe our oceans will be?
Mutations of fish is not my worry but cancer among humans is a worry and knowing how to handle our exposure to these fish is another quandary.