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:

 

 

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American Airlines Diverts Plane after Illness with Passengers

As the story goes we’ll never know what radiation really does to our bodies, but we know it’s responsible for short term and long issues. It’s evident that something happened this morning on an American Airlines flight 547 bound for Chicago’s O’hare International from Reagan National in Washington D.C. The flight was diverted after more than a half dozen passengers complained of illness and one actually having an asthma attack on the plane and two others being treated at local hospitals in Dayton. The plane was diverted to the Dayton Airport in Ohio.

What are the chances that this is a result of a radioactive plume from Fukushima? That’s a great question, but it’s safe to say there is a good chance it is. These plumes are traveling in our upper atmosphere and a plane doesn’t stand in the way or deter these plumes. If you’ve seen any of the recent plume maps you’ll know that Xenon 133 was expected to be in larger quantities in the atmosphere above the area. As we learn more information we will update the story. This story is continuing to unfold. We hope that it’s nothing more than a few anxious people or a cabin pressure problem, but from initial reports that’s not the situation.

 

A plume map of Xenon 133 in the atmosphere: