The above study is based upon a 1 time release of a fixed amount of contaminant. It does not account for continued long term releases greater than 300 tonnes per day. It does not account for accumulation of radioactive materials in the food chain with the highest concentrations found at the top of the food chain. It does not account for radiation spread by evaporation of Ocean water and the raining down of this contaminated water onto land.
Recently I happened to come across news about radioactive Blue Fin Tuna discovered in California. These fish absorbed radiation which leaked into the environment from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown. The fish then carried this radiation across the pacific ocean to the California coast.
It is very clear that there is a high level of radiation in the environment around Japan due to the Fukushima nuclear plant’s meltdown. The radiation leaking from the plant continues even to this day with new reports arising in the news headlines. In addition the plant is extremely unstable, another earthquake could damage it further and release much larger amounts of radiation into the environment. But how much radiation has already been released up until today, and how much radiation is “safe”? This is a question the Japanese government and regulatory agencies like to answer with the statement “The radiation levels are to low to cause harm to human health”.
However there is much scientific research and empirical evidence to disprove this statement:
So why the cover up? Why mislead the population into believing that Japan is safe and that the levels of radiation in and around Japan are so
low that they will not cause any health effects?
To protect the Japanese economy?
To protect Japanese exports?
To prevent mass hysteria?
Many things are certain:
There is an alarming increase in the number of Japanese exports contaminated by radiation.
Fish around Japan are being discovered with high levels or radiation.
Food grown and produced in Japan has been discovered to be radioactive.
The Fukushima Nuclear Plant continues to release radiation into the environment.
Perhaps most troubling is that fact that the Japanese population is being lied to about the dangers of radiation and people and animals which live in Japan are now being documented with harmful radiation effects.
The island nation of Japan and the surrounding waters have been heavily irradiated by the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima plant. This nuclear plant continues to leak radiation into the environment every day, and will take 40 years by some estimates to “shut down”. However radiation stays in the environment for much longer periods time. Since radioactive particles like Cesium-137 have a half life of 30 years they will remain in the environment for over 100 years and disseminate all throughout the food chain as they enter soils and are absorbed by plants and are carried by ocean currents and rainstorms. You cannot clean up radiation, and as scientific research has shown, there is no “safe level of exposure”. All radiation increases the possibilities of cancer and this is one of the main reasons why the United States is one of 44 countries which have imposed bans on the importation of Japanese grown foods. With the heavy amounts of radiation present in the environment around Fukushima all products which come from Japan could potentially be radioactive.