Wednesday, February 26, 2014

That is comforting

It had to happen eventually.
Researchers say radioactive cesium isotopes from Japan's severely damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant have made their way to the waters just off the coast of Canada. Scientists confirmed the arrival of radioactive Fukushima water at the annual American Geophysical Union's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu today
The good news is, the initial readings show a low level of radioactivity. So nothing to worry about. Meanwhile, at the same time in Japan.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) is re-analyzing 164 water samples collected last year at the wrecked Fukushima atomic plant because previous readings “significantly undercounted” radiation levels.
Gulp! (While it isn't painful) [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

300 tons of highly radioactive water dumped into the sea every day, forever. For Tepco, the Pacific Ocean is the biggest toilet in the world.

--mf said...

Seems innocuous, and the Media and a panoply of Experts will tell us so. The problem is bio-accumulation. Little fish with RADs eaten by bigger fish, and so on. Surfers and swimmers getting little doses all the time.

kingweasil said...

Screw the earth,profits are always the most important motivator for big business. The honorable thing for some executives of Tepco might be seppuku hara-karri

pansypoo said...

forget godzilla. hello radiated shamoo.