U.S. Unprepared for Next Disaster Arriving from Japan Nuke Plant

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:06pm.



In mid-March 2011, only days after a 50-foot-high tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor 130 miles north of Tokyo, knocking out its entire cooling system, residents along the West Coast of the United States and Canada were advised to stock up on medicines in the event that a highly toxic radioactive cloud dispersed into the air over Japan and headed east toward the United States. ~ Christopher J Petherick

Thankfully, that situation never happened. But, today, there's a far worse scenario slowly making its way to the United States that comes courtesy of slow-moving Pacific Ocean currents, which are moving highly contaminated waters around Japan's devastated nuclear plant east to Hawaii and the West coast, then splitting and going north and west to Alaska and Russia, and south and west to the Philippines.

The problem now is that scientists are at a loss as to how to contain this pending disaster. What if large quantities of radioactive materials, which leaked into the sea when Fukushima went critical, slowly poison seas around the world, leading to contaminated seafood and widespread die-offs of ocean life? What will this do to living things on the West Coast?

No one knows just how much radioactive material was dumped into the sea around Fukushima, as the Japanese government has been characteristically tight lipped.

In late March, Japan's government said scientists took samples of seawater from the Pacific Ocean around Fukushima. The government admitted that just north of the reactor, seawater was found to contain 1,150 times the safe limit of radioactive iodine. South of the site, that amount was 1,850 times.

But did that really show the true extent of the disaster?...


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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 12:06pm.