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A Million Tons of Radioactive Debris Headed to West Coast from Fukushima?

Christina Sarich
November 13th, 2013
Updated 05/07/2014 at 1:46 pm
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Debris floats in the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Japan, in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated March 14, 2011. (Reuters/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Steve White)

Since the Tsunami that hit Japan almost three years ago (causing the Fukushima disaster we are still dealing with today), scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have updated a report detailing a massive island of moving debris. Over a million tons of Fukushima debris could be 1,700 miles off the U.S. West coast, floating between Hawaii and California.

In it, they assure us that it has broken up into smaller pieces, but NOAA’s government site states:

“Whatever debris remains floating is very spread out. It is spread out so much that you could fly a plane over the Pacific Ocean and not see any debris since it is spread over a huge area, and most of the debris is small, hard-to-see objects.”

Not even a paragraph later, the site goes on to say:

“. . .there likely is some debris still floating at sea, the North Pacific is an enormous area, and it’s hard to tell exactly where the debris is or how much is left.”

Read: Fukushima Radiation Levels 95% Higher than Admitted

Another report states that just 1700 miles of the American Coast, between Hawaii and California, over a million tons of radioactive debris from Fukushima is floating, ready to hit the coastline in small or large disassembled chunks. Most of the 5 million tons of debris sunk just off the coast of Japan, but there are questions about the remaining debris, and it is possibly heading our way. The NOAA has a computer model that is supposed to estimate the travel distance and trajectory of this ‘radioactive junk.’

Aside from the astronomical levels of radiation showing up in fish on the West Coast, these remaining debris can cause harm to wildlife, ocean life, and property. Reports of Polar bears, seals, and walrus having open sores along the Alaskan Coast are coming in now, as well as fish bleeding to death from their eyes and gills off the coast of Canada.

High cesium levels are also being found in sea plankton along the coast of California at 10 different points.

It is possible that the debris is full of radiation (strontium and other radioactive contamination), since Fukushima is still dumping ridiculous amounts of radioactive water into the ocean every day. If you have a sushi fetish, it may be time to ditch it.

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  • Eric1113

    Obama has classified the information on the extent of the radiation from the reactor that is still pouring our radiation to this day and the rods still cutting through the earth right now. Russia and Japan have also classified the information saying it’s a threat to the economics of the country.
    What is the president really going to tell the people, That most of our nations food is or about to become radioactive?

    If you think any true information will become available that is just insane. People need to search out the information for themselves and spread the word.

    Explosions still taking place under the power plant to this day as the rods burn through the earth and expel massive amounts of radioactive gas and water as the Japanese homeless fight to fix it. This is far from over and above the heads of the human race. U.S. media is bought, you need to look elsewhere for your information.

  • dave

    I can see why the fish may be radioactive, because of the way they migrated off the Japanese coast and across the Pacific, but I do not see how the debris created by the tsunami and left Japan before the Fukushima plant became a problem, is radioactive.

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  • John Unsworth

    Giving the impression that all this waste came from fukishama is pretty bad journalism ..why do give yourself a bad reputation…doing the same as mainstream media?

  • Nick Roerich

    Here’s an extraordinary report that adds a lot more critical info:

    A Special Report On the Fukushima Nuclear Catastrophe

    The Pacific Ocean Is Dying