The Pacific Ocean Is Dying

Radioactive Seawater Impact Map (March 2012), US Dept of State Geographer Image

from: Nation of Change

Just prior to the Supermoon of March 18th, 2011, the world witnessed a natural and manmade disaster of epic proportions. What transpired off the coast of Honshu Island, Japan on March 11 has forever altered the planet and irremediably affected the global environment. Whereas the earthquake and tsunami proved to be truly apocalyptic events for the people of Japan, the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima is proving to be cataclysmic for the entire world.

Most of the world community is still unaware of the extremely profound and far-reaching effects that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had. If the nations of the world really understood the implications of the actual ‘fallout’ – past, current and future – the current nuclear energy paradigm would be systematically shut down. For those of us who are in the know, it is incumbent upon each of us to disseminate the relevant information/data necessary to forever close down the nuclear power industry around the globe.

There is now general agreement that the state of the art of nuclear power generation is such that it was deeply flawed and fundamentally dangerous from the very beginning. This fact was completely understood to be the case by the industry insiders and original financiers of every nuclear power plant ever built. Nuclear engineers had a very good understanding of just how vulnerable the design, engineering and architecture was at the startup of this industry. Nevertheless, they proceeded with this ill-fated enterprise at the behest of who?

Therefore, this begs the question, “Why would such an inherently unsafe technology and unstable design be implemented worldwide in the first place?”

More importantly, “Who ought to be responsible for mitigating this ongoing planetary nuclear disaster?” And, is there any practical way this predicament can be fixed? Is there technology available which can address this situation in any meaningful way?

With the increasing energy needs of the global economy pushing energy-poor nations like Japan into nuclear power, the economic incentive has always overridden good judgment. Especially in Japan do we see a nation that was literally set up to be a poster child for the nuclear power industry. This, in a place that is known to be the most seismically active region in the world!

“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? Sorry if we offend, but such a display of so deadly a combination of ignorance and arrogance must represent the very height of hubris. Particularly in view of the inevitable consequences which have manifested at Fukushima, how is it that so few saw this pre-ordained and disastrous outcome, except by willful blindness?”Japan: A Nation Consigned To Nuclear Armageddon

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2 Responses to The Pacific Ocean Is Dying

  1. Tomas DiFiore says:

    The same article appears many times on the web using the same photo from the US Department of State Geographer USDSG) , a very respected organization. Through the disciplines of geography, photography, environmental sciences, GIS computer technologies, and with global offices of scientists, experts, diplomats, and volunteers, their detailed analysis and accompanying photos encompass cultural exchange and hope for making positive planetary change among all humanity with perspectives and challenges documenting communities of response. The USDSG is so detail oriented, that I have to question why there is not a link to the original photograph and photographer, a timeline story line, research footnotes, etc. to accompany this much posted photo. And the articles all assume a title that is out of context with the data presented. As in this copy the only paragraph that relates to the title of the article is this: “Surely, we can offer the observation that as the Pacific becomes exposed to massive volumes of radioactive water being dumped from the Fukushima site, eventually this radiation will find its way to the four corners of that ocean and beyond.” And it is a future projection of conjecture.

    While it is a very good article in every other sense, it offers no factual documented (sourced) information regarding the contamination of the Pacific Ocean, the photo, the initial leak into the ocean waters, the pumping and dumping of radioactive seawater, jet-stream data cross referenced over a timeline and layered effects of multiple complex ocean currents. I would like to put forth the proposition that the tsunami plastic debris field will never wash ashore on the North Coast of California, Oregon or Washington. Why are there garbage patch gyres? Why are there Gyres at all? It is apparently because of the Coriolis effect. Not a force of nature, but an effect of the rotation of the planet. Basically, the Coriolis effect causes ocean currents (the upper layers of the ocean considered to be around 400 meters) to move at a right angle to the wind direction. The higher the wind speeds, the shaper the angle – up to 90 degrees and to the right of the wind direction in the northern hemisphere, to the left in the southern hemisphere.

    I would like to see an article that presents data that supports and defines this image.
    Tomas DiFiore

  2. Tomas DiFiore says:

    Curiously:
    THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME
    http://www.asrltd.com/japan/plume.php

    “We use a Lagrangian particles dispersal method to track where free floating material (fish larvae, algae, phytoplankton, zooplankton…) present in the sea water near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station plant could have gone since the earthquake on March 11th. THIS IS NOT A REPRESENTATION OF THE RADIOACTIVE PLUME CONCENTRATION. Since we do not know exactly how much contaminated water and at what concentration was released into the ocean, it is impossible to estimate the extent and dilution of the plume.”

    “Assuming that a part of the passive biomass could have been contaminated in the area, we are trying to track where the radionuclides are spreading as it will eventually climb up the food chain. The computer simulation presented here is obtained by continuously releasing particles at the site during the 2 months folllowing the earthquake and then by tracing the path of these particles.”

    From ASR, a global coastal and marine consulting firm, which made the presentation: Remembering Fukushima: The Radioactive Seawater Impact Map