Monday, August 5, 2013

Radioactive Water From Fukushima Is Systematically Poisoning The Entire Pacific Ocean

Michael Snyder
Activist Post

Right now, a massive amount of highly radioactive water is escaping into the Pacific Ocean from the ruins of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan.  This has been going on all day, every day for more than two years.

The enormous amounts of tritium, cesium and strontium that are being released are being carried by wind, rain and ocean currents all over the northern Hemisphere.  And of course the west coast of the United States is being hit particularly hard.  When you drink water or eat seafood that has been contaminated with these radioactive particles, they can stick around for a very long time.  Over the coming years, this ongoing disaster could potentially affect the health of millions upon millions of people living in the northern hemisphere, and the sad thing is that a lot of those people will never even know the true cause of their health problems.

For a long time, the Japanese government has been trusting Tepco to handle this crisis, but now it has become abundantly clear that Tepco has no idea what they are doing.  In fact, the flow of radioactive water has gotten so bad that authorities in Japan are now calling it an “emergency”
Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) task force, told Reuters.

The amount of water that we are talking about is absolutely enormous.  According to Yahoo, 400 metric tons of water is being pumped into the basements of destroyed buildings at Fukushima every single day…
The utility pumps out some 400 metric tons a day of groundwater flowing from the hills above the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the basements of the destroyed buildings, which mixes with highly irradiated water that is used to cool the reactors in a stable state below 100 degrees Celsius.
Tepco is trying to prevent groundwater from reaching the plant by building a “bypass” but recent spikes of radioactive elements in sea water has prompted the utility to reverse months of denials and finally admit that tainted water is reaching the sea.
And of course all of that water has to go somewhere.  For a long time Tepco tried to deny that it was getting into the ocean, but now they are  finally admitting that it is
Tepco said on Friday that a cumulative 20 trillion to 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium had probably leaked into the sea since the disaster. The company said this was within legal limits.
Tritium is far less harmful than cesium and strontium, which have also been released from the plant. Tepco is scheduled to test strontium levels next.
40 trillion becquerels of radioactive tritium have gotten into the Pacific Ocean?

And that is what they are publicly admitting.  The reality is probably far worse.

And all of that tritium is going to be around for a very long time.  You see, the truth is that tritium has a half-life of about 12 years.

But strontium is even worse.  Strontium can cause bone cancer and it has a half-life of close to 29 years.

And now Tepco is admitting that extremely dangerous levels of strontium have been escaping from Fukushima and getting into the underground water.  And of course the underground water flows out into the Pacific Ocean…
Tepco said in late June that it had detected the highly toxic strontium-90, a by-product of nuclear fission that can cause bone cancer if ingested, at levels 30 times the permitted rate.
The substances, which were released by the meltdowns of reactors at the plant in the aftermath of the huge tsunami of March 2011, were not absorbed by soil and have made their way into underground water.
Subsoil water usually flows out to sea, meaning these two substances could normally make their way into the ocean, possibly affecting marine life and ultimately impacting humans who eat sea creatures.
Cesium has an even longer half-life than strontium does.  It has a half life of about 30 years, and according to samples that were taken about a month ago levels of cesium at Fukushima have been spiking dramatically…
Samples taken on Monday showed levels of possibly cancer-causing caesium-134 were more than 90 times higher than they were on Friday, at 9000 becquerels per litre, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) revealed.
Levels of caesium-137 stood at 18 000 becquerels per litre, 86 times higher than at the end of last week, the utility said.
“We still don’t know why the level of radiation surged, but we are continuing efforts to avert further expansion of contamination,” a Tepco spokesperson stated.
When cesium gets into your body, it can do a tremendous amount of damage.  The following is an excerpt from a NewScientist article that described what happens when cesium and iodine enter the human body…
Moreover the human body absorbs iodine and caesium readily. “Essentially all the iodine or caesium inhaled or swallowed crosses into the blood,” says Keith Baverstock, former head of radiation protection for the World Health Organization’s European office, who has studied Chernobyl’s health effects.
Iodine is rapidly absorbed by the thyroid, and leaves only as it decays radioactively, with a half-life of eight days. Caesium is absorbed by muscles, where its half-life of 30 years means that it remains until it is excreted by the body. It takes between 10 and 100 days to excrete half of what has been consumed.
And it is important to keep in mind that it has been estimated that each spent fuel pool at the Fukushima nuclear complex could have 24,000 times the amount of cesium that was produced by the nuclear bomb that the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War 2.

Overall, the Fukushima nuclear facility originally contained a whopping 1760 tons of nuclear material.

That is a massive amount of nuclear material.  Chernobyl only contained 180 tons.

And of course the crisis at Fukushima could be made even worse at any moment by a major earthquake.  In fact, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit northern Japan on Sunday.

This is a nightmare that has no end.  Every single day, massive amounts of highly radioactive water from Fukushima is systematically poisoning the entire Pacific Ocean.  The damage that is being done is absolutely incalculable.

Please share this article with as many people as you can.  The mainstream media does not seem to want to talk about this, but it is a matter that is extremely important to every man, woman and child living in the northern hemisphere of our planet.

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new novel entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on

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Hide Behind said...

Nothing to worry about from Northern Cali to Wash Canadian borders clear to tip of Maine.
according to American Officials that is.
We do not even have an increase in background radiation or what is found in Tuna and some 20 different migrating fish types is not even readable according to fed and state fisheries.
And the watchmen yelled as he walked the empty streetsMidnight and all is well.

Anonymous said...

I think its time to invest in a Geiger counter

Anonymous said...

Given the ocean currents , it's only the northern pacific that is affected by fucushima ... on land it'll take at least 25 years before nature goes back to normal ... or at least a semblance of normal given the chernobile experiance

Anonymous said...

Nobody would believe us anyway. It's a myth. A conspiracy theory. A hoax.

moon said...

geiger counter and dosimeters...cause ya never know where the next little 'accident' will be.

Paul Panza said...

The US Weather Service will not report the levels on its official site even though it is part of our weather. The weather service just passes the buck to the EPA. We no longer monitor the strontium levels in PA. milk thanks to our wonderful politicians. The alien/military/industrial/complex (AMIC) is determined to keep US in the dark as we fry. Everyone who is affected has the right to claim self-defense when dealing with the AMIC, enough said!

Anonymous said...

So, the strontium-90 released for the last 850 plus days will be at permissible levels in the year 2158 (5 half-lives) or thereabouts. Good thing they are not just continuing to let it flow into the Pacific. Oh damn, they are just letting it flow into the Pacific.

Good thing the majority has no clue of an obscure U.S. Naval study showing that sea water really is not that dilutive of radiation.

Tyler Stiles said...

Why are they calling it an "emergency?"

Its a fucking EMERGENCY!!!!

Anonymous said...

The author really needs to clarify what kind of iodine; here we're talking radioactive iodine not the kind of iodine that people need which is essential to thyroid function and is necessary for every single cell in your body. Potassium iodide of the non=radioactive type is in fact used to prevent radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid and the rest of your body.

Anonymous said...

People should add to their favorites &, the 1st site has links where experts in the fields of nuclear power & nuclear medicine give out reports that cover every thing nuclear. Nuclear power & been around for a long time & nations have been dumping this toxic waste in our oceans for decades with little if any sort of detailed mapping of what, when & where it was done. Researchers have found high levels of radiation on beaches around the world at many different depths in the soil, the reason for the research was the high cancer & other illnesses of the children where no nuke power plants are even close by.
Now lets expand more about waste sitting in fuel pools at US nuclear power plants, these fuel pools hold more spent fuel rods than designed for. When experts went in front of congress after Fukushima to ask for funding to up date safety at our aging nuke plants & to make funds available to put these spent fuel rods in DRY CAST at a cost of about 2 million per Cast, congress turned them down, siding with the NRC & Nuclear power lobbyist. Even after congress was shown just how easy these pools could fail from a series of events be it by Nature or some man made cause, like a NRC blowing a hole in the pool & no way to cool the rods & when exposed to air a fire would ensue with no way to stop it! Then all the updates needed on these older plants have feel on deaf ears as congress & Obama will send billions to fund endless wars & the NSA Spying on Americans in the name of tracking terrorist is just plain bull shit!
Here in the USA the MSM fails to cover the nuke power plants that have had to shut down from all sort of problems, lighting strikes birds,ect!Hanford Washington was the home of the first nuclear reactor to produce plutonium from weapons, this site is huge & to date millions or more gallons of nuclear waste has leaked into the ground & many say the Columbia River. The government has spent billion on a non working waste treatment plant to process all the different mixtures of nuclear waste at Hanford. The contractor that the government hired to watch over the site that no tanks were leaking failed their duties big time, it turns out that the doubled walled tanks had been leaking for over a year, it took a worker who knew there was some thing bad wrong going to a local TV station to expose the company had been lying to the government while getting paid by the tax payers. The news station did follow ups & more info has now come to light. Hanford holds the worlds most deadly nuclear waste on earth, but the real bad news is there is reports by experts that with all the toxic brews & any Hydrogen build up could produce a Fukushima style explosion only it would be many times bigger. You will find links about Hanford at & & you should pass it on ASAP!

To the people of ST Louis, there has been many government experiments on the population early on doing test what exposer to nuclear materials did to humans! Later they close down & buried the nuclear waste in a flood plain & not many miles from the water supply for the City of St Louis. Then came the landfill that boarders the buried nuke waste, a under ground fire has been burning for a long time, those in charge had put a barrier to keep the fire from the nuclear waste, the barrier has failed & the only reports you get are local news & from private citizens who use Rad counters to keep measurements. I came across this, for those who would like to keep up with the St Louis readings, just follow the instructions to get to the live feed. I know this a lot of info to take in, but pass it on ASAP!

Doreen Agostino said...

As this tract of humans pass through the natural close of a world age cycle a.k.a. 2012, the presence of overshadowed [mis-guided] beings require each of us to discern fact from deception.

Debris [mis-use of freewill] unable to enter a new world, is being pushed to the surface for us to end harm, and transform assault on life into transparency, justice, equality, and global coherence.

What if Fukushima is part of a GROSS POLLUTION ECO SCAM outlined in the Iron Mountain Report? And what about climate change fraud?

Problem-reaction-solution deception: Ramp up pollution until it is credible enough for media to spin into a world crisis that requires world government to protect world citizens; before individual human consciousness is transferred to an artificial carrier [transhumanism] that transforms human body mind soul into mindless, heartless, soulless, godless, empty vessels locked in a digital prison.

The substitute for war must be a universal threat of equal magnitude as that of world war. The immediate loss of lifestyles . . . .

It must be credible. It must be accepted by the vast majority of the population of the whole world. Credibility, in fact, lies at heart of the problem of developing a political substitute for war. A nation would self-destruct without an external threat of some type.

It is more probable, in our judgment, that such a threat will have to be INVENTED, rather than developed from some unknown conditions. It may be, for instance that GROSS POLLUTION of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass extinction by nuclear weapons as the principle threat to the survival of the species.

In other words, bring the environment up to the point as the principal threat to the survival of the species by poisoning the water, food and the air.

Time to re-define what is possible and

Anonymous said...

At this point, it might be better to just stop flooding all of that water in an effort to cool the reactor remnants & just let it burn off.
There are no good answers to this unfolding nightmare.
I haven't eaten canned tuna for over two years now since some of Starkist is from the Pacific.

Anonymous said...

And that vey same pro-nuke 'agency', now calling the emergency, allowed TEPCO to place the whole Nuke plant at sea level, the electrical controls below sea level, and build a protective sea wall that didn't even reach the height of a previous Tsunami. What a corrupt bunch of liars and losers.

Anonymous said...

I know a Delta flight attendant that flies the US-Toyko run several times a month. She has lesions on her thyroid now. We who are about die salute
you. And Satan dances.

Anonymous said...

Mt Fuji and Nuclear powerplants..
There is a strong precedent for large earthquakes (>M9.0) causing volcanic eruptions within three years. Mount Fuji didn't erupt for 300 years but could easy do in now and three years because heavy earthquaks tend to awake volcanos..

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Thunderpen said...

I usually credit Snopes with the truth of things, but I am a bit suspicious of all this "calm down", "chill", "take it easy" talk associated with the mess at Fukashima. One of the commenters above mentioned Strontium 90 that alarmed people some years back. Another commenter mentioned Hanford, which has been bubbling away DOWNSTREAM from us but UPWIND of us. Those who advocate "chill" have not considered the cumulative effect of these and many other 'minor' spills of radiotoxic materials ... and ... chemotoxic materials.
1) Consider the method of Risk Assessment. Too often little thought is dedicated to the interaction of threats, or the additive nature of a multitude of threats active simultaneously.
2) NOT A NON SEQUITUR: DNA is composed of multitude of factors, any one of which appears relatively simple. But when the WHOLE is considered, even the apparently junk sequences, a human being or a blowfish can result.
3) There is no doubt that Fukashima has released a LOT of radiotoxic material, as did Chernobyl. To dismiss the threat with a wave of the hand is ignorant and indicative of the lack of holistic thought.

Anonymous said...

The picture from NOAA you have in your post represents the extend of the wave of the tsunami in meters, not the spread of radioactive waste in the Pacific ocean.

Anonymous said...

Well for those who are actually concerned: Get out of the northern hemisphere and come to Chile. A modern yet inexpensive country with a growing expat community. It is surprisingly easy to move to and most importantly, it is radiation-free.

Anonymous said...

The entire northern hemisphere is at risk. Get out of there and come to Chile. A modern yet inexpensive country with a growing expat community. It is surprisingly easy to move to and most importantly, it is radiation-free.

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