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  •  Isn't that based on 2 yo publication? nt (0+ / 0-)

    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

    by LeftOfYou on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:08:13 PM PST

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    •  Last updated: August 28, 2013 (1+ / 0-)
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      same site, but a  better link, I guess is this:

      http://www.whoi.edu/...

      it's the resource the NRDC recommends:

      An excellent resource on this topic is a webpage of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist Ken Buesseler, who in his career has also studied the impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident on the Black Sea. NRDC’s physicist Tom Cochran also recently looked at this issue of Fukushima and seafood caught off the U.S. West Coast and Hawaii, and his analysis is presented below. The Stanford measurements were interpreted as the tuna having been exposed to radiation in waters close to Japan and then swimming to U.S. coastal waters where they were caught. Dr. Cochran also looks at the impact of Fukushima radiation carried directly to U.S. waters in ocean currents, and the effect of that radiation concentrated in the bodies of fish through bio-accumulation.

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:49:28 PM PST

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      •  Cesium 137 is in 1% of catch, still. (1+ / 0-)
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        But that includes a range of relatively uncontaminated invertebrate species at one end, and most frequently contaminated bottom dwelling species at the other. The isotope has a half life of 30+ years. Some look at the drop in Cesium 137 since testing during the initial melt downs and large scale oceanic dumps at Fukushima, and see cause for optimism. Maybe. That view is supported by some of what you are linking to.

        What I notice is that the Cesium 137 isn't going away and, in the ocean-connected water table beneath the plant, we are currently finding the isotope riding along at rapidly spiking levels with other fission product isotopes. The groundwater levels of Cesium 137 and Strontium 90 have risen stratospherically in wells recently tested by TEPCO. Proponents of radioactive decay as the energy source for the steam and other effects at Fukushema don't explain where those radioactive isotopes are coming from.

        Fizzling corium explains them, though.

        "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

        by LeftOfYou on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 02:48:22 PM PST

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