23 Million Pounds of Radioactive Water Dumped Into the Pacific

TEPCO continues to play the fool with their own citizens and Americans. We are now hearing reports that Japan and TEPCO plan on releasing 23,000,000 million pounds of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean. Maybe it sounds better when they stated 11,500 tons, but unfortunately many of us remember elementary calculations. If our math is done correctly that’s 2.75 million gallons of this cancer ridden sewage that will be tainting a large portion of the Pacific over time.

Watching ocean current models, you’ll see that quite a bit of debris from the tsunami should reach the west coast of the U.S. within 18-24 months. Of course most of the debris will be broken down into smaller particles, but it’s on the way, nonetheless. So that means any radioactive waste with a half life longer than 2 years has a  chance of arriving on the West and affecting a good portion of our food supply over time. The only particles we aren’t talking about here are Iodine 131 and Xenon 133. Plutonium, Cesium, Uranium, along with others, have a chance of infecting our food chain.

So here comes the scary part. We are now certain that Plutonium has been found in sizable quantities around the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors. Plutonium almost guarantees eminent death once ingested. It’s not clear how much Plutonium will make it into the ocean, but it’s safe to say that it will cause devastation in around the Fukushima area and will most likely be a huge impact on over 13 million people in Tokyo. With the ocean being poisoned by TEPCO, you’d have to wonder how much they’ve already released from an uncontrolled standpoint.

This is another sad story and one that won’t have a happy ending. Unfortunately this story will continue to unfold for decades to come and this disaster will go down in history as one of the biggest catastrophes of all time.

Below are two separate images showing how the ocean currents flow from west to east:




2 Responses to 23 Million Pounds of Radioactive Water Dumped Into the Pacific

  1. Rick Cromack says:

    It may take better than a year for ocean currents to push this crap all the way across the Pacific so that it begins to DIRECTLY impact the West Coast of the United States, but I don’t believe it will take ANYWHERE NEAR that amount of time for these particles to begin showing up in the food supply. ANYTHING fished in the west or northern Pacific Ocean AT THIS MOMENT is suspect. Watch out for vitamins and other products using kelp and seaweed, initially, then bottom-feeding delicacies like Alaskan (and other) Crab, lobster, clams, and eventually oysters, mussels, etc. Not to mention, sea salt… and fish, of course.

    Rick Cromack.
    Allen, Texas

    • Rick, we agree that the potential is there, but we need to take into consideration that it’s not a certainty at this point. We just have to remain focused and positive that the Pacific Ocean will do a great job curbing the spread of this harmful radioactive waste. It still has to get passed the Pacific Gyre and 5,000 miles, so only time will tell. We believe that more waste making it to the ocean means less in the atmosphere. This may be one reason why the idea was chosen to get rid of this nuclear waste in this fashion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: