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  •  Excuse me? (1+ / 0-)
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    Where have I "dumped on" academic research? It's a mistake to read-into someone else's words what you only imagine is there. I have been completely civil throughout the exchange with MC.

    I'm acknowledging that this type of finely-drawn academic research is not where the public needs to be looking for reliable information about the ongoing situation at Daiichi, the ever-worsening conditions there, or timely advice on how much danger this disaster presents now and in the future for contamination of the Pacific and its food chains.

    Every single bit of academic research that gets done and goes into the historical record related to the Fukushima disaster is and always will be as useful to others gathering data from the past as the voluminous research on record related to the Chernobyl disaster. Or the years of bomb testing and radiation experiments on unsuspecting civilians and troops during those years. And I have several times expressed my appreciation for the fact that researches have been done on the consequences of the initial airborne releases.

    Unless you think MC is claiming this research somehow does speak to the current and ongoing issues of ocean contamination from Fukushima, I do not see why you have a problem with my observations.

    •  Hi Joieau (2+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, Ozy

      I'll continue to provide updates as the data become available.  All the data up until 2013 are consistent with an initial release rate in Spring 2011 that was very high and where the risk, given the highest concentrations in seawater, was at a maximum.  Natural radionuclides still account for the vast majority of exposure to human seafood consumers in every sample that has been analyzed. Release rates from the site have dropped substantially compared to 2011.

      Again, I'll keep reporting data. Cheers.

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