Kai Chang

Fukushima & Radioactive Contamination

Sent from an old engineering friend who wished to remain anonymous; he has a well-established history of being very cautious in making absolute statements but felt the need to speak out strongly on this subject. Shared with permission.


I know this is an unpleasant topic, but I’d like to revisit Fukushima and take a second shot at encouraging you to stop eating Pacific seafood. I’ve mentioned that before, and many of you were skeptical, that I was being overly cautious.

Here’s some new articles for your consideration:

Guardian: Radiation Level at highest levels since meltdown
PBS: Fukushima continues to leak radiation into Pacific

Highest radiation reading since 3/11 detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

Bloomberg – Japan Homes Lost in Fukushima Disaster

The concentration is only going to climb as the years pass.

This is effectively an unsolvable problem. Frankly, the UN should be coordinating a world-wide response and trillions should be going into building a seawall…this is way beyond what one company or even one government can handle on its own. Global Warming is nothing compared to this. Plants eat CO2, but nothing can be done about radiation other than wait out the half-life…the environmental lobby is focused on the wrong issue. 🙁

And here’s some news sources about fisheries:

NOAA.gov – Fisheries
Alaska Journals – Pink Salmon Disaster
Article in Chilean newspaper on Sardines

All through the Pacific there are “mysterious” die-offs going on. There’s no mystery at all, if people are willing to be honest. It’s radiation poisoning, pure and simple. Internal emitters concentrate as they move up the food chain, so larger fish like Salmon are getting it worse. Strontium-90 is one of the worst as it mimics Calcium and can be deposited in the bones.

Please consider avoiding Pacific seafood and reduce your dairy from now on. Also if you take Fish Oil, it would pay to make sure that the oil mash comes from Atlantic seafood. Supplementing with Calcium is helpful as it means your body is less likely to substitute Strontium-90. Cesium-137 is a moderate-low concern as it can be passed through dairy products. Unlike Chernobyl in which the fission products were temporarily distributed through the air, and therefore impacted soil (and therefore dairy), Fukushima is in the ocean and won’t have impact on land based animals. Iodine-90 is a low concern as it has a half-life of 8 days. With fresh sources of Iodine-90 continuously entering the ocean, it is still present, but would be greatly diminished by the time the current reaches the West Coast. I’m also not worried about the evaporation cycle producing irradiated rain as these are particulates that sink or get concentrated in the sea life…

Wikipedia- Nuclear fission product
GeigerCounter.org – Isotopes

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