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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:48 PM

Fukushima radiation detected in Tillamook Bay, Gold Beach

Source: KGW/NBC

For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States.

Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting.

Because of its short half-life, cesium-134 can only have come from Fukushima.

Also for the first time, cesium-134 has been detected in a Canadian salmon, the Fukushima InFORM project, led by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen, is reporting.

Read more: http://www.kgw.com/mb/news/local/central-coast/fukushima-radiation-detected-in-tillamook-bay-gold-beach/366240224



Scary stuff.

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Reply Fukushima radiation detected in Tillamook Bay, Gold Beach (Original post)
NWCorona Dec 2016 OP
ffr Dec 2016 #1
mopinko Dec 2016 #9
NWCorona Dec 2016 #12
Scruffy1 Dec 2016 #16
NWCorona Dec 2016 #19
mopinko Dec 2016 #17
NWCorona Dec 2016 #13
jimlup Dec 2016 #2
NWCorona Dec 2016 #11
cstanleytech Dec 2016 #3
NWCorona Dec 2016 #5
hunter Dec 2016 #20
NWCorona Dec 2016 #21
Lucinda Dec 2016 #4
rdking647 Dec 2016 #6
progressoid Dec 2016 #7
NWCorona Dec 2016 #10
rdking647 Dec 2016 #14
NWCorona Dec 2016 #18
The Wizard Dec 2016 #8
ffr Dec 2016 #15

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:59 PM

1. Another reason to give Salmon and other sea fishes a break

They're having a hard enough time as it is with our over-fishing. Don't need to pile on after we (humans) gave them this gift.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:10 PM

9. really. aquaculture has come a long way.

aquaponics is all the rage in urban farming. would like to get into it myself.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:29 PM

12. The problem with fish farms is disease and the unnatural feed given.

I do agree with the idea and I've seen some good fish farms in Mexico actually but it's few and far in between.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:31 PM

16. I tried some fish farm Salmon.

It was a disaster in my smoker. Not enough fat. Doesn't taste very good to me either.

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Response to Scruffy1 (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:33 PM

19. Yup! Fatty salmon is where it's at

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:31 PM

17. well, aquaponics is sorta that.

you have a whole natural cycle, so it is a little more resilient. its no good to you to try to abuse either end of the cycle.
lots of folks doing it organically, sorta. there isnt such a thing. organic is only for dirt.
but the industry is trying to find standards.

i am small potatoes. not big enough to do much damage.

i agree there are a lot of concerns about the right way to get away from ocean fish, tho. it is really disgusting what the full price tag of sushi is.
(i do eat is. there is no clean gallon of oil, and there are few clean meals. but i got places to go, and my belly demands food.)

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:31 PM

13. It's tough as I eat sushi at least 6 times a week! Salmon is one of my favorite too

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 03:59 PM

2. I'm not surprised.

Unfortunately, I think we will continue to detect Fukashima radiation in our food chain for many centuries to come.

Thanks for posting it!

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Response to jimlup (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:27 PM

11. Thanks and I feel the same. My take is that this is that Canary in the coal mine

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:23 PM

3. "Scary stuff." If you are refering to the Cesium-134 Buesseler does not seem to think so.

"Even that peak won’t be a health concern, Buesseler said. But the models will help scientists model ocean currents in the future."

His main concern appears to be if the remaining fuel was to breech containment as that would really pose a hazard.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:52 PM

5. The fact that anything from Fukushima made it here is scary stuff

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:07 AM

20. I worry more about the shit like mercury that has a "half life" of fucking FOREVER.

We humans should have abandoned fossil fuels in the 'seventies.

Now we're screwed. Global warming will leave much of our world civilization looking like Aleppo.

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Response to hunter (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:16 AM

21. Yes. Mercury is as it stands now is by far a greater danger to us

And I used to play with that shit when I was a kid. I probably have even more exposure to it now because of all the fish I eat.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 04:23 PM

4. KNR

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:11 PM

6. the levels are 1000x less than what is considered an action level

the level measures was 0.3 becquerels per cubic meter thats .0003 becquerels per liter
normal seawater has a level of 10-15 Beq/l

so the level of radioactivitie from teh cesium is 33000 time less that the naturally occurring background radiation


not scary at all




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Response to rdking647 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:18 PM

7. Hey, stop with all that sciencey stuff.

You're ruining the fear factor!!!

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:25 PM

10. That's a bit shortsighted IMHO. These levels can stay static or they can increase over time.

It's not like Fukushima is under control. That plant is still leaking into the Pacific Ocean.

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Response to NWCorona (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:04 PM

14. Or they can and will decrease

As time passes more and more of the radioactive stuff decays into less radioactive stuff. It's simple science as opposed to fear

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:56 PM

18. Yes. It's called half-life and as the link states.

Cs134 and Cs137 has a t1⁄2 of 2 and 30 years.

The question I have is. Did you read the link?

"A recent InFORM analysis of Buesseler’s data concluded that concentrations of cesium-137 have increased considerably in the central northeast Pacific, although they still are at levels that pose no concern.

“It appears that the plume has spread throughout this vast area from Alaska to California,” the scientists wrote.

They estimated that the plume is moving toward the coast at roughly twice the speed of a garden snail.

Radiation levels have not yet peaked. “As the contamination plume progresses towards our coast we expect levels closer to shore to increase over the coming year,” Cullen said.""

And this quotation is from an actual scientist speaking on his scientific research.

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Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 05:51 PM

8. Get your pre cooked

Pacific seafood while it's still glowing.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:21 PM

15. Better still, there's even more to love about seafood

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