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Old 11-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Anyone up to speed on this situation. I confess I don't know much about it but have been reading this afternoon. Sounds like a potential serious problem for the western coastline. Of course that potentially impacts the rest of the country... If you have some insight or a good link I'd appreciate you posting.

"US West Coast to be hard-hit by Fukushima radiation
An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of the US. While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret US government report revelas [sic] that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA)Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences show that radiation on US West Coast could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan. [...]

Indeed, another team of top Chinese scientists have just published a study in the Science China Earth Sciences journal showing that Fukushima nuclear pollution is becoming more concentrated as it approaches the West Coast of the United States, that the plume crosses the ocean in a nearly straight line toward North America, and that it appears to stay together with little dispersion."

http://enenews.com/report-u-s-west-c...ial-to-america
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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More concentrated...in the Pacific Ocean....OK
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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It seems to me that this is one if not the most important thing happening on Earth right now and nobody is talking about it. There's already been a 3%+ rise in radiation in Tuna in the Pacfic and this things still leaking tons of radioactive water into the ocean. On top of that nobody knows how to fix it.
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