Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fukushima's Radioactive Ocean Contamination Has Already Hit California

Thanks to a tip, I was directed to the following abstract from the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Evidence of neutron leakage at the Fukushima nuclear plant from measurements of radioactive 35S in California

The abstract shows that radioactive sulfur off-gassing from the SURFACE of the Pacific Ocean around Fukushima reached coastal La Jolla, California on March 28, 2011. Their calculations indicate that roughly 1% of the Fukushima radioactive contamination rapidly reached La Jolla; and that seems to be the focus of their analysis.

Not having yet seen the full paper, I suspect it will be easy to blow holes in their transport model and calculations. HOWEVER, that possibility pales in comparison to their actual detection indicating that SURFACE LEVEL radioactive contamination of the Pacific ocean was rapidly transported several thousand miles to California.

That information is EXCEEDINGLY concerning given the large amount of radioactive materials are still spewing into the ocean from Fukushima. The data portends the rapid uptake and spread of radioactivity into both the aquatic and avian food chains.

Improved environmental risk data may be achievable by using the study's data to extrapolate ocean/atmosphere boundary layer radioactivity spread across known fishing and migration routes. The resulting data would provide location data to sample plankton uptake of radioactive sulfur, and as a result possibly confirm the study's back calculations of neutron leakage at Fukushima.

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