Japan Tsunami Toxic Trash on the West Coast

Written by EcoWorld
Friday, 25 May 2012 07:38
Though governments and mainstream media have downplayed the disaster in Fukushima, its aftermath continues to threaten the health and wellbeing of humans, animals and the whole environment not only in Japan, but all around the world. Far worse than Chernobyl say experts, the Fukushima catastrophe truly is a nuclear holocaust episode with continuing, long-term consequences that we are only just now beginning to recognize and grasp.Cleanup workers will soon attack a mess of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami that litters an Alaskan island, as residents in the state gear up to scour their shores for everything from buoys to building material that has floated across the Pacific.

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According to Reuters, Japan has estimated 5 million tons of debris lost in sea, leaving 1.5 million tons floating toward the West Coast of the USA. Even if the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that these figures are rough estimates, radioactive elements from Fukushima continue to be quietly delivered through air and ocean currents to soils, drinking water supplies, farms, lawns, children’s playgrounds, airplanes and countless other sources.

Observers flying over the Alaska coast have reported the appearance of huge numbers of barrel-sized polystyrene foam buoys, often associated with Japanese oyster farms.

Fukushima Toxic Waste

Tiny specks of polystyrene foam that detached itself from larger objects could be extremely dangerous for seabirds or marine mammals, because they resemble eggs or other food, warned sea biologists and environmental experts.
“Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans),” writes Helen Caldicott in “Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation.”

“Entering the body, these elements – called internal emitters – migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer.”

Nuclear war, whether intentional or unintentional, has already been waged says writer Ethan A. Huff, from Natural News, in his article Fukushima disaster is ‘nuclear war without a war.’Because no efforts are being made to contain Fukushima, as was done with Chernobyl, the facility itself is essentially a grounded nuclear weapon that every second of every day is waging war against Planet Earth warned Huff. “And as far as the human race is concerned, thousands have already died as a result, with millions more to follow in the years and decades to come as the unrelenting spew of radiation settles in every crevice of the global ecology, spurring rapid increases in cancer and other deadly conditions.”

Fukushima disaster is ‘nuclear war without a war’

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