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07-07-2014, 02:11 PM #1,456
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07-08-2014, 06:48 PM #1,457
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Quote:Many of them die and settle to the bottom of the seafloor, where they are eaten by bottom-dwelling animals such as worms, snails, clams, crabs and seastars. These animals are the ocean's recyclers and cleaners, converting dead and decomposing material back into life. Many of the familiar and valuable seafood species harvested from the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA), such as halibut, sole, crab and sablefish, are reliant on these ocean recyclers as a food source.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/oceans...m-feeders/

If you believe that the radioactive isotopes from Fukushima end up on the ocean floor, which seems feasible, then you may want to research the health of the sea life mentioned in the article I posted.
07-16-2014, 06:18 PM #1,458
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Weird spider web at fukushima and other studies of mutuations in that area.

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07-21-2014, 12:19 PM #1,459
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Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors
Frozen barrier, costing £185m, being built around Fukushima Daiichi's four damaged reactors to contain irradiated water

In fading light and just a stone's throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan's worst nuclear accident, engineers resumed their race against time to defeat the next big threat: thousands of tonnes of irradiated water.

If all goes to plan, by next March Fukushima Daiichi's four damaged reactors will be surrounded by an underground frozen wall that will be a barrier between highly toxic water used to cool melted fuel inside reactor basements and clean groundwater flowing in from surrounding hills.

Up to 400 tonnes of groundwater that flows into the basements each day must be pumped out, stored and treated – and on-site storage is edging closer to capacity. Decommissioning the plant will be impossible until its operator, Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco] addresses the water crisis.

Last month workers from Tepco and the construction firm Kajima Corp began inserting 1,550 pipes 33 metres vertically into the ground to form a rectangular cordon around the reactors. Coolant set at -30C will be fed into the pipes, eventually freezing the surrounding earth to create an impermeable barrier.

"We started work a month ago and have installed more than 100 pipes, so it is all going according to plan to meet our deadline," Tadafumi Asamura, a Kajima manager who is supervising the ice wall construction, said as workers braved rain, humidity and radiation to bore holes in the ground outside reactor No 4, scene of one of three hydrogen explosions at the plant in the early days of the crisis.

But sealing off the four reactors – three of which melted down in the March 2011 disaster – is costly and not without risks. The 32bn-yen (£185m) wall will be built with technology that has never been used on such a large scale.
more here:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2...r-reactors
07-25-2014, 09:56 AM #1,460
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(07-21-2014, 12:19 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Doubts over ice wall to keep Fukushima safe from damaged nuclear reactors
Frozen barrier, costing £185m, being built around Fukushima Daiichi's four damaged reactors to contain irradiated water

In fading light and just a stone's throw from the most terrifying scenes during Japan's worst nuclear accident, engineers resumed their race against time to defeat the next big threat: thousands of tonnes of irradiated water.

If all goes to plan, by next March Fukushima Daiichi's four damaged reactors will be surrounded by an underground frozen wall that will be a barrier between highly toxic water used to cool melted fuel inside reactor basements and clean groundwater flowing in from surrounding hills.

Up to 400 tonnes of groundwater that flows into the basements each day must be pumped out, stored and treated – and on-site storage is edging closer to capacity. Decommissioning the plant will be impossible until its operator, Tokyo Electric Power [Tepco] addresses the water crisis.

Last month workers from Tepco and the construction firm Kajima Corp began inserting 1,550 pipes 33 metres vertically into the ground to form a rectangular cordon around the reactors. Coolant set at -30C will be fed into the pipes, eventually freezing the surrounding earth to create an impermeable barrier.

"We started work a month ago and have installed more than 100 pipes, so it is all going according to plan to meet our deadline," Tadafumi Asamura, a Kajima manager who is supervising the ice wall construction, said as workers braved rain, humidity and radiation to bore holes in the ground outside reactor No 4, scene of one of three hydrogen explosions at the plant in the early days of the crisis.

But sealing off the four reactors – three of which melted down in the March 2011 disaster – is costly and not without risks. The 32bn-yen (£185m) wall will be built with technology that has never been used on such a large scale.
more here:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2...r-reactors

The ice concept strikes me as one of the most ludicrous ideas to be implemented in a long time.

Imagine that you had an igloo. In one spot of the rounded ceiling imagine you've got a 100 watt light bulb turned on 24 hours a day that is an inch from the ceiling of the igloo.

Will the single light bulb melt a hole in the igloo? Damn straight!

Now imagine you have a particle that is 5,000 degrees. This particle never turns off. But it will go to half power in 30 years.

What chance does the ground have to stop the 5,000 degree particle from melting the ground which is to be frozen at some temperature that is warmer than -30 degrees C?

You could have a 100-foot thick block of ice, but that 5,000 degree particle is going to melt a hole in that ice because the heat never stops being emitted from the particle.

Even if they keep trying to freeze the ground at -30 C continuously, the 5,000 degree particle is going to liquify a hole.

The non irradiated water might reseal the hole, but the 5,000 degree particle will continue to melt the ice on its way to the ocean.

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07-25-2014, 08:57 PM #1,461
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Japanese monkeys' abnormal blood linked to Fukushima disaster – study

Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked to the radioactive fall-out from the 2011 nuclear power plant disaster, according to a new scientific study that may help increase the understanding of radiation on human health.

The Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) were found to have low white and red blood cell levels and low haemoglobin, which the researchers say could make them more prone to infectious diseases.

But critics of the study say the link between the abnormal blood tests and the radiation exposure of the monkeys remains unproven and that the radiation doses may have been too small to cause the effect.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2...ster-study
07-28-2014, 05:26 PM #1,462
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The planned “Great Ice Wall” to contain Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant isn’t freezing

More than three years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan and left a major nuclear plant in Fukushima paralyzed, efforts to contain the nuclear disaster are still facing major hurdles as the area around it remains a ghost town. Last week, Tokyo Electric Power Co., better known as TEPCO, revealed that an ice wall that was designed to stem the flow of radioactive water seeping from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant isn’t freezing as fast as they hoped.

In the three months since construction began, temperatures in the ground around the barrier meant to contain the contaminated water in underground trenches have only fallen to around 15 degrees (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and TEPCO announced a new plan to accelerate the freezing process—dumping 10 tons of ice every day until the wall forms.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/28/th...-freezing/

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07-28-2014, 07:44 PM #1,463
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(07-28-2014, 05:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  The planned “Great Ice Wall” to contain Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant isn’t freezing

More than three years after the earthquake and tsunami devastated northeast Japan and left a major nuclear plant in Fukushima paralyzed, efforts to contain the nuclear disaster are still facing major hurdles as the area around it remains a ghost town. Last week, Tokyo Electric Power Co., better known as TEPCO, revealed that an ice wall that was designed to stem the flow of radioactive water seeping from the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant isn’t freezing as fast as they hoped.

In the three months since construction began, temperatures in the ground around the barrier meant to contain the contaminated water in underground trenches have only fallen to around 15 degrees (59 degrees Fahrenheit) and TEPCO announced a new plan to accelerate the freezing process—dumping 10 tons of ice every day until the wall forms.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/07/28/th...-freezing/

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It's amazing how the ice wall isn't able to contain 5,000 degree particles. Who da thunk it? It's a mystery. hmm.gif dunno.gif

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07-28-2014, 08:01 PM #1,464
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Yeah, nobody could see that coming bored.gif
08-01-2014, 03:23 PM #1,465
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Well, I guess so...if they say so.

Quote:Tests of water off the U.S. West Coast have found no signs of radiation from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, although low levels of radiation are ultimately expected to reach the U.S. shore, scientists said on Tuesday.

Quote:Tests of some fish species, which can race across the ocean more quickly than slow-moving currents, have shown higher levels of radiation, although radiation levels in sea life off the U.S. shore are still safe, Buesseler said.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...est-coast/

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08-11-2014, 06:08 PM #1,466
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Tepco seeks OK for toxic-groundwater dumping facility at Fukushima plant

FUKUSHIMA – Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday asked regulators for permission to build a facility to dump radiation-tainted groundwater from the Fukushima No. 1 power plant into the sea after filtration, sources said.

Tepco filed the application with the Secretariat of the Nuclear Regulation Authority after briefing local officials on the plan. It wants to start pumping the filtered groundwater on a trial basis.

Tepco plans to lay pipes at the crippled power plant to direct the water to the compound’s seaport. Even after nearly all the radioactive contaminants have been removed, the water won’t be dumped into the Pacific until consent has been obtained from local authorities, the utility said.

In May, Tepco separately started a “groundwater bypass” project to reroute less risky groundwater from the land side of the reactors to the sea to prevent it from seeping into the radiation-contaminated facility.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/08...-jbLfldXT_

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08-15-2014, 08:34 PM #1,467
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"After filtration"... Right.

Japan Prepares To Release Thousands Of Tons Of Fukushima Groundwater Into The Pacific

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-08-09...er-pacific

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08-16-2014, 01:10 PM #1,468
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Scientists report genetic abnormalities in birds, insects, plants near Fukushima

Quote:Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say.

In a series of articles published in the latest of US science magazine Journal of Heredity, researches revealed the widespread impact of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster on biological organisms in the region.

“A growing body of empirical results from studies of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects suggests that some species have been significantly impacted by the radioactive releases related to the Fukushima disaster,” stated Dr. Timothy Mousseau, of the University of South Carolina, lead author of one of the studies.

http://rt.com/news/180688-genetic-abnorm...fukushima/
08-16-2014, 06:02 PM #1,469
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(08-16-2014, 01:10 PM)Octo Wrote:  Scientists report genetic abnormalities in birds, insects, plants near Fukushima

Quote:Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say.

In a series of articles published in the latest of US science magazine Journal of Heredity, researches revealed the widespread impact of the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster on biological organisms in the region.

“A growing body of empirical results from studies of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects suggests that some species have been significantly impacted by the radioactive releases related to the Fukushima disaster,” stated Dr. Timothy Mousseau, of the University of South Carolina, lead author of one of the studies.

http://rt.com/news/180688-genetic-abnorm...fukushima/

It's just a flesh wound. Put some ice on it.

This new video is well done. Lots of quick research.




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08-17-2014, 05:04 PM #1,470
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I just was just searching for othe reasonable explanations of creature die-off, in my attempt to pinpoint the Fukushima radiation as it's undeniable cause.

Starfish wasting disease (little known disease):
Starfish wasting disease or sea star wasting syndrome is a disease of starfish that appears sporadically, causing mass mortality of affected starfish
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_wasting_disease

I am leaning towards our warming and ever-increasing toxicity of our oceans (acidification and proliferation of disease), then of course die-off and lack of food throughout the food chain as the main causes.

Blue Fin tuna population:
Statistics point to overfishing.
http://saveourseas.com/threats/overfishing

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