Radiation near Tokyo spiked to 100,000,000 times normal after Fukushima

November 17, 2017

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Shocking information:U.S. Planned 7 A-bombs Dropped on Japan!

November 16, 2017

Concerning my BCC message of November 11, 2017, I am transmitting youDear Friends,

a mail sent to me from the Natural Solutions Foundation,an International NGO

Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:18 PM

Murata-san,

Happily the US government did not have hundreds of nuclear weapons at the end of the War  and so the “plan” to nuke Europe was just a terrible potential not achievable.

It appears there was enough nuclear material for six or eight bombs at that time. There was a plan to use 7 atomic bombs on the coast of Japan during an American invasion (the “plan” was to have the invading troops come ashore just after the bombs and march through the fallout). Sanity prevailed and the war ended without that madness.

By the time the US had hundreds of bombs the Soviets had them too and the world was saved, so far, from the horror of a general nuclear war.

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Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:00 AM

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I am transmitting the shocking information sent from Major-General Vinod Saighal.

The world is yet to achieve true denuclearization.

The insinuated madness and dangers therefore remain real and present.

The necessity of the shift from the currrent patenal civilization based on power and domination

to a maternal civilization based on harmony and solidarity is increasingly evident.

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Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody

November 16, 2017

 
 
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NOVEMBER 15, 2017 BY DAVIDSWANSON
Top 10 Ways to Stop Trump Nuking Anybody

On Tuesday the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on whether Trump can just up and nuke people or not. The hand-picked witnesses, all former military, all said there was some chance that if Trump ordered a nuking, somebody might refuse to carry out the order. On what grounds? No witness or Senator ever mentioned the illegality of war under the UN Charter or the Kellogg-Briand Pact. But one witness brought up “necessity” and “proportionality” as grounds for deeming a particular apocalypse-creating act illegal and another legal. But these “just war” concepts are not empirical. There’s no standard for determining whether an action is “necessary” or “proportional.” It comes down to the mood the commander of Strategic Command is in that day, or the partisan identity of some official, or the courage and integrity of rank-and-filers ordered to begin the earth’s destruction. If, like me, you’re not convinced that’s good enough, here are some other possible approaches:

1) 議会が戦争宣言をしない限り大統領は戦争を始めることができず金を使えないという米国憲法を指摘した新法を北朝鮮他の為に可決すること。

Pass a new law for North Korea and one for each other country on earth pointing out that a stronger law already exists called the U.S. Constitution which forbids presidents from launching wars that have not been declared by Congress, and include a ban on using any funds to violate the law.

2) ケロッグ・ブライアン条約で戦争禁止、国連憲章でもほぼ禁止しているので、議会も、勿論大統領も法律違反はできない。国連憲章が戦争の脅迫を禁じているのを指摘する新法を作るのも害はない。

As long as we’re passing laws to acknowledge the existence of laws, pass one to point out the absolute ban on war in the Kellogg-Briand Pact, as well as the near-ban on war in the UN Charter whose loopholes could certainly not be met by a presidential nuking. The two loopholes are (I.) authorization by the UN, and (II.) actual defense (where defense means something distinct from offense). Being a crime, war is not something Congress can make legal any more than a president can. An extra law pointing out that the UN Charter also bans threatening war, and that Trump has been threatening war, couldn’t hurt.

3) トランプが既に法律違反をしており、法律を守ることに信頼がおけないから、直ぐに彼を弾劾し、訴追し、辞職させ、逮捕し、告訴し、処罰すべきである。

As long as we’re reading the Constitution and admitting that the president cannot be trusted to comply with laws, given the numerous laws he’s already violating, get moving immediately to impeach, convict, remove from office, arrest, indict, and prosecute Trump. Even Tuesday’s witnesses mentioned tangentially the “civilization threatening outcomes” we’re facing here. Perhaps a bit of urgency is appropriate?

4) 議会が北朝鮮と外交を追求し、北朝鮮に最も脅威を与える仕方を終わらせるよう圧力をかけよ。議会は韓国から米軍を引き上げ、米軍武器を引き上げ、太平洋から米艦船を引き上げ、朝鮮上空うでの米軍爆撃訓練を禁止し、新しい米国核兵器計画を閉鎖し、米国ミサイル試験を止め、いかなる専制小動きも禁止し、核高度警戒を解除し、段階的米国核廃棄を進めて世界に同様措置を要請し、前大統領ジミー・カーターに友情使節として依頼する完全な能力をもっている。

Pressure Congress to step in and pursue diplomacy with North Korea and end the practices most threatening to North Korea. Congress has the complete ability to withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea, to withdraw U.S. weapons from South Korea, to withdraw U.S. ships from the Pacific, to ban U.S. bombing practice flているights over Korea, to shut down new U.S. nuclear weapons programs, to stop U.S. missile tests, to forbid any first strikes, to take nukes off high alert, to dismantle U.S. nukes a few at a time while asking the world to follow suit, and to ask former president Jimmy Carter to visit North Korea on a mission of friendship.

5) 韓国新大統領に米国軍国主義に対決する約束を守るよう韓国人民に加勢する。

Join with the people of South Korea in urging the new president of South Korea to live up to his promises by standing up to U.S. militarism.

6) 北朝鮮との人民の平和条約に署名し、自ら平和への努力することに参加する。

Sign the People’s Peace Treaty with North Korea, and join in efforts to make peace ourselves.

7) イランとの取り決めを保持し、イランを脅迫することを止め、イランについての嘘を止め、イランに援助をしイランとの友情を提案する。

Keep the deal with Iran in place, stop threatening Iran, stop lying about Iran, stop sanctioning Iran, offer aid to Iran, and propose friendship with Iran.

8) ウィスコンシン州アップルトンでジョー・マッカーシーの墓を見つけ、その隣に大きな穴を掘る。ロシアゲートをそこに投げ込み永久にそこに埋める。その代わりミハイル・ゴルバチェフの忠告を取り上げロシアとの友情と共同を建設する。

Find Joe McCarthy’s grave in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dig a large hole next to it. Toss in Russiagate and bury it there once and for all. In its place, take up the advice of Mikhail Gorbachev, and build friendship and cooperation with Russia.

9) 核兵器の世界的禁止・核兵器解除・地球からの核兵器排除を支持せよ。米国の核をその資金をクリーン・エネルギーに使追う。

Support the global ban on nuclear weapons, divestment from nuclear weapons, and the elimination of nuclear weapons from the earth. Dismantle U.S. nukes and move the funds to clean energy.

10) 戦争文化を平和のための組織に置き換えよう。

Replace war culture with systems of peace.

 
 
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This Week Trump’s Maniacal Foreign Policy Gets More Momentum, Not Less

November 16, 2017

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Two developments this very week underscore the dangers of Trump’s finger on the nuclear trigger.

First, while Trump did not repeat either his genocidal “fire and fury” and “we will destroy North Korea” rhetoric or his moronic but highly dangerous insults to Kim Jong-un, a) his speech to the South Korean parliament continued to threaten war, if in more measured tone, and b) he informally continued to act every bit the thug, bragging about U.S. military power and how “it doesn’t turn out well” for anyone who challenges it.* He did it in more measured tones and he read it from a teleprompter–but that is hardly something to take comfort in. Moreover, Trump was constrained by the reality that the currently dominant section of the South Korean ruling class disagrees with him on his approach and has been extremely worried that he will drag them into a war that could mean millions of deaths for that country. So, as the New York Times noted in explaining Trump’s more measured tones:

[T]o let that difference [with South Korea] in approach spill out into the open would have played right into North Korea’s hands. It has tried, over nearly seven decades, to break the alliance. So the two leaders decided to stick to common, long-range goals.

Mr. Trump’s change in tone notwithstanding, his advisers have been making the case that North Korea’s ambition is to reunify the Korean peninsula by force, and that traditional deterrence cannot stop the North once it has a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States.

That Trumpian premise–is basically untrue, and they know it. The North Korean rulers correctly understand that without nuclear weapons the U.S. will then face much less constraint in knocking out their regime, as the U.S. did in making war on Libya after it had given up its nukes based on U.S. assurance. The Trumpian premise forms the underpinning of the highly aggressive policy that Republican Senator Corker has said puts the U.S. on course to launch World War 3. Trump’s actual policy–and yes, he is backed up in this and will be backed up in this by Kelly, McMaster, and Mattis who are not “adults” but war criminals–is a very aggressive U.S. foreign policy that requires “victories” to keep the momentum going. Trump can now say, “Look, I went to Asia and talked with people and tried to be reasonable and peaceful, and North Korea still did not give up their nukes.” Then he can seize on anything–most recently, the rumor has been floated that they will launch a first strike on North Korea if it tests another intercontinental ballistic missile–to pose as the victim and go to war and the Democrats will, almost to a person, “rally round the flag”–and Trump’s approval ratings will soar. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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The other big thing this week ratcheting up the danger level has been the internal coup in Saudi Arabia and its subsequent provocations against Iran. Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman arrested over 500 people in the Saudi ruling class on vague charges of corruption (this coming from someone who used government funds to buy a personal yacht worth more than half a billion dollars), and centralized power in his own hands. In a highly unusual move, Trump raced to his twitter account to hail the action. At the same time, the now-unchallenged Saudi strongman accused Iran of launching a missile into Saudi territory from Yemen, calling it an “act of war” (the Iranians denied doing this and the Saudis have given no evidence to any international observers of this supposed deed). Just before the arrests the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Harari, popped up on Saudi TV to resign his office, claiming that the Saudi enemy Hezbollah (a powerful Lebanese political party with its own army and an ally of Iran, currently fighting in Syria and Iraq) had driven him into exile. Not only did Hezbollah deny this, there were many who speculated that Harari had been forced to make this move by the Saudis. In writing of this explosive stew, Times columnist Thomas Friedman voiced the worry that those who have been “urging [the Saudis] to be more aggressive in confronting Iran” like the [United Arab Emirates], Trump, Jared Kushner and Bibi Netanyahu [head of Israel]–will push [the Saudis] into a war abroad and at home at the same time, and we could see Saudi Arabia and the whole region spin out of control at the same time. Be afraid.” [emphasis in original]

*Here it does have to be said for the record that while the U.S. has been able to wreak horrible amounts of destruction and murder on people all over the Middle East, their much vaunted military has not been able to actually win a solid, lasting victory in some time; this is actually part of what led to Trump’s ascension, why he now feels compelled to demonstrate U.S. might in a convincing “victory” somewhere, and what makes the danger of war–which is built into any imperialist system like the U.S.–much more heightened with a fascist regime in power

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Poll: 40 percent of voters believe Trump is fit to be president, a new low

November 16, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has slightly fallen to 35 percent, nearing the lowest point of his presidency. | Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

 
By NOLAN D. MCCASKILL

 
11/14/2017 02:14 PM EST

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Only four in 10 registered voters believe President Donald Trump is fit for office, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The 40 percent mark is a new low for respondents to the Quinnipiac survey, which asked the same question in September and October. Fifty-seven percent of respondents to the latest poll said Trump is not fit for the office he holds.

While 86 percent of self-identified Republicans said Trump is fit to serve, an overwhelming 93 percent of Democrats said the opposite. And nearly 60 percent of independents agreed with Democrats who said Trump is not fit to serve as president.

Ninety-three percent of people who identify as black and 70 percent of people who identify as Hispanic said Trump is not fit to serve. White voters, however, were largely split on the question of Trump’s fitness for office: 49 percent said he is fit; 48 percent said he isn’t fit.

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Trump’s approval rating has slightly fallen to 35 percent, nearing the lowest point of his presidency — 33 percent in August. Nearly six in 10 respondents said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job as president.

Eighty percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s job as president, while 91 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents disapprove. Ninety-one percent of black, 70 percent of Hispanic and 50 percent of white voters, respectively, disapprove of Trump’s job as president.

And a majority of registered voters said Trump is not honest (58 percent), does not have good leadership skills (59 percent) or care about average Americans (59 percent), is not level headed (65 percent) and does not share their values (62 percent).

The survey of 1,577 registered voters was conducted Nov. 7-13 via landlines and cellphones. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Donald Trump has complete control over America’s nukes, and some lawmakers are scared

November 14, 2017

A fact for 2017 America: If President Donald Trump wanted to launch a preemptive nuclear strike, he could

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11.15.2017•2:29 AM

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is scared about the amount of power that President Donald Trump has over America’s nuclear weapons — and thinks you should be too.

During a meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Tuesday on the “authority to order the use of nuclear weapons,” Sen. Murphy explained that he and his colleagues “are concerned that the President of the United States is so unstable… that he will order a nuclear weapons strike” even if one isn’t necessary, according to The Washington Post.

That sentiment was echoed by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who when announcing the hearing said, “This discussion is long overdue.”
In order for the president to launch America’s nuclear weapons at a hostile country, regardless of whether this was done preemptively or as retaliation, he would need to first hold an emergency conference with the secretary of defense, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (currently Joseph Dunford) and other advisers. The president would learn of his strike options from the commander of U.S. Strategic Command (currently John Hyten) and decide whether or not to launch the weapons. There would be no way to reverse the president’s order or recall the missiles.
It’s also not clear whether the military has taken any extraordinary measures to account for Trump’s potentially erratic personality, as happened on at least one occasion in American history.
“If you go back to the Nixon era, right toward the end during the Watergate period, when Nixon was drinking heavily and had become erratic, the secretary of defense at that time was Jim Schlesinger, an extraordinarily bright man and very principled,” former presidential adviser David Gergen told Salon in July. “And he told the joint chiefs, if you get an order from the president to fire a nuclear missile, you do not do that. Don’t take an order from the commander-in-chief until you call me and I give you personal approval, or you get the personal approval of the secretary of state.”

When reflecting on Trump, Gergen added: “I’ve asked people in the Defense Department, ‘Do you think there’s a similar arrangement today between [Secretary of Defense Jim] Mattis and the four-star generals?’ And the answer they’ve given me back — I don’t think there’s any reason to believe he’s giving such an order … [is] that if they’re given an order that they think comes from an erratic personality, they will double-check it with the secretary before they carry it out.”
After Hannity fans smash Keurig machines, CEO loses his nerve

Did You Know?
Despite his business in casinos and hotels, Donald Trump completely abstains from drinking alcohol and cites his brother, who suffered from alcoholism, as the reason.
Did You Know?
In 2000, Trump ran for President under the Reform Party, actually winning the California and Michigan primaries before dropping out.
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When guest starring on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” Donald Trump claimed that he has never used an ATM before.
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In January 2016, the British Parliament responded to a petition from the people of the UK and held a debate on whether or not to allow Donald Trump into Britain.
Did You Know?
To teach him discipline, Donald Trump’s parents sent him to the NY Military Academy when he was 13, from which he graduated in 1964.

MATTHEW ROZSA
Matthew Rozsa is a breaking news writer for Salon. He holds an MA in History from Rutgers University-Newark and his work has appeared in Mic, Quartz and MSNBC.
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Who Should Decide Who Gets the Nobel Peace Prize?

November 14, 2017

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Only Supporters of Peace Should Be Appointed to Nobel Peace Prize Committee

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This month Norwegian parliamentarians will vote on new members for the Nobel peace prize committee. It’s important that members of the committee be dedicated to Alfred Nobel’s vision of peace by peaceful means. They are the only means.

Join these initial signers:
Fredrik S. Heffermehl, Nobel Peace Prize Watch, Norway
Tomas Magnusson, Nobel Peace Prize Watch , Sweden
Richard Falk, professor of law, USA
David Swanson, author, USA
Ann Wright, USA
Kevin Zeese, co-director of Popular Resistance, USA
Margaret Flowers, co-director of Popular Resistance, USA
Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, USA
Jeff Cohen, journalism professor, USA
Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace prize laureate, Ireland

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We ask that you facilitate compliance with Alfred Nobel’s legally binding will by selecting a committee dedicated to Nobel´s antimilitarist ideas of peace by co-operation, law, and disarmament. Parliament must abandon its selection routine which has favored Norwegian politicians rather than Nobel´s visionary idea.

We insist that you not include people on the Nobel peace prize committee who will be willing to glorify war criminals like Henry Kissinger who was honored by the current committee last December.

The awarding of the 2017 peace prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was a great improvement over the awards of recent years in terms of compliance with Nobel’s will.

It is now incumbent upon you, in the December renewal of the committee, to select members who will continue, as in 2017, to fulfill the purpose for which the prize was created.

The peace prize belongs to the citizens of this world, and you must make sure that people dedicated to Nobel´s peace ideas be in charge of the world´s most important prize. The world´s prosperity and security depend on it.

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Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

November 14, 2017

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Reassessing warning issued 25 years ago, the “second notice” to humanity warns of “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss” unless business-as-usual is upended
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“Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA)
“Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA)

Yikes.

Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity:

“Time is running out” to stop business as usual, as threats from rising greenhouse gases to biodiversity loss are pushing the biosphere to the brink.

The new warning was published Monday in the international journal BioScience, and marks an update to the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity” issued by nearly 1,700 leading scientists 25 years ago.

The 1992 plea, which said Earth was on track to be “irretrievably mutilated” baring “fundamental change,” however, was largely unheeded.

“Some people might be tempted to dismiss this evidence and think we are just being alarmist,” said William Ripple, distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and lead author of the new warning. “Scientists are in the business of analyzing data and looking at the long-term consequences. Those who signed this second warning aren’t just raising a false alarm. They are acknowledging the obvious signs that we are heading down an unsustainable path.”

The new statement—a “Second Notice” to humanity—does acknowledge that there have been some positive steps forward, such as the drop in ozone depleters and advancements in reducing hunger since the 1992 warning. But, by and large, humanity has done a horrible job of making progress. In fact, key environmental threats that demanded urgent attention a quarter of a century ago are even worse now.

Among the “especially troubling” trends, they write, are rising greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, agricultural production, and the sixth mass extinction event underway.

Taking a numerical look at how some of the threats have grown since 1992, the scientists note that there’s been a 26.1 percent loss in fresh water available per capita; a 75.3 percent increase in the number of “dead zones”; a 62.1 percent increase in CO2 emissions per year; and 35.5 percent rise in the human population.

“By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere,” they write.

Among the steps that could be taken to prevent catastrophe are promoting plant-based diets; reducing wealth inequality, stopping conversions of forests and grasslands; government interventions to rein in biodiversity loss via poaching and illicit trade; and “massively adopting renewable energy sources” while phasing out fossil fuel subsidies.

Taking such actions, they conclude, are necessary to avert “widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss.”

“Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out. ”

The goal of the paper, said Ripple, is to “ignite a wide-spread public debate about the global environment and climate.”

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Fukushima Cover-Up: “Keep cancers a secret” say doctors

November 14, 2017

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Declassified Report Debunks Media Myth Of Ocean Diluting Fukushima Radiation

November 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

I am transmitting you Washington’s Blog article reporting, based on a previously secret government report, that
Fukushima Is Likely to Produce “Pockets” and “Streams” of Highly-Concentrated Radiation. We owe this information to
nuclear expert Robert Alvarez – senior policy adviser to the Energy Department’s secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment from 1993 to 1999.
We are alarmed by his following warning.
“Because of the huge amounts of radioactive water Tepco is dumping into the Pacific Ocean, and the fact that the current pushes waters from Japan to the West Coast of America, at least some of these radioactive “streams” will likely end up impacting the West Coast.”

With warmest regards,
Mitsuhei Murata

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Declassified Report Debunks Media Myth Of Ocean Diluting Fukushima Radiation

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Declassified Report Debunks Media Myth Of Ocean Diluting Fukushima Radiation
A previously secret government report debunks corporate media lies that Fukushima radiation in the Pacific heading to the US will be diluted.
The corporate media has continued to serve their role as a stenographer for the government along with the corporations, special interest groups and lobbyists the control it since the onset the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

One talking point that has been repeated drilled into the minds of the public is that massive amounts of highly active radiation that has made its way into the Pacific – through reactor spray run-off, purpose dumping, leaks from the plant and air-borne nuclear fallout – will be naturally be diluted.

They claim due to this dilution their will be no risk to oceanic life, to humans or the food supply – after all this why the government says there is no need to test Pacific Ocean seafood.

However, as the Washington’s Blog article below reports, a previously secret government report tells an entirely different story and the truth is…
Fukushima Is Likely to Produce “Pockets” and “Streams” of Highly-Concentrated Radiation

The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has been dumping something like a thousand tons per day of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean.

Remember, the reactors are “riddled with meltdown holes”, building 4 – with more radiation than all nuclear bombs ever dropped or tested – is missing entire walls, and building 3 is a pile of rubble.

The whole complex is leaking like a sieve, and the rivers of water pumped into the reactors every day are just pouring into the ocean (with only a slight delay).

Most people assume that the ocean will dilute the radiation from Fukushima enough that any radiation reaching the West Coast of the U.S. will be low.

For example, the Congressional Research Service wrote in April:

Scientists have stated that radiation in the ocean very quickly becomes diluted and would not be a problem beyond the coast of Japan.

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U.S. fisheries are unlikely to be affected because radioactive material that enters the marine environment would be greatly diluted before reaching U.S. fishing grounds.

And a Woods Hole oceanographer was quoted in Forbes as saying:
“The Kuroshio current is considered like the Gulf Stream of the Pacific, a very large current that can rapidly carry the radioactivity into the interior” of the ocean, Buesseler said.

“But it also dilutes along the way, causing a lot of mixing and decreasing radioactivity as it moves offshore.”

But – just as we noted 2 days after the earthquake hit that the jet stream might carry radiation to the U.S. by wind – we are now warning that ocean currents might carry more radiation to the at least some portions of the West Coast of North America than is assumed.

Specifically, we noted more than a year ago:

The ocean currents head from Japan to the West Coast of the U.S.

As AP notes:

The floating debris will likely be carried by currents off of Japan toward Washington, Oregon and California before turning toward Hawaii and back again toward Asia, circulating in what is known as the North Pacific gyre, said Curt Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades tracking flotsam.

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“All this debris will find a way to reach the West coast or stop in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a swirling mass of concentrated marine litter in the Pacific Ocean, said Luca Centurioni, a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Here is what the North Pacific Gyre looks like:

North-Pacific-Gyre
North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone Previously Secret 1955 Government Report Concluded that Ocean Won’t Produce a Gradual Spread and Dilution of Radiation, But Will Produce Pockets and Streams of Concentrated Radiation

NPR reports:

CNN said that “the Hawaiian islands may get a new and unwelcome addition in coming months — a giant new island of debris floating in from Japan.” It relied in part on work done by the University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center, which predicts that:

“In three years, the [debris] plume will reach the U.S. West Coast, dumping debris on Californian beaches and the beaches of British Columbia, Alaska, and Baja California. The debris will then drift into the famous North Pacific Garbage Patch, where it will wander around and break into smaller and smaller pieces. In five years, Hawaii shores can expect to see another barrage of debris that is stronger and longer lastingthan the first one. Much of the debris leaving the North Pacific Garbage Patch ends up on Hawaii’s reefs and beaches.”

Indeed, CNN notes:

The debris mass, which appears as an island from the air, contains cars, trucks, tractors, boats and entire houses floating in the current heading toward the U.S. and Canada, according to ABC News.

The bulk of the debris will likely not be radioactive, as it was presumably washed out to sea during the initial tsunami – before much radioactivity had leaked. But this shows the power of the currents from Japan to the West Coast.

An animated graphic from the University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center shows the projected dispersion of debris from Japan:

Simulation of Debris from March 11 2011 Japan tsunami Previously Secret 1955 Government Report Concluded that Ocean Wont Produce a Gradual Spread and Dilution of Radiation, But Will Produce Pockets and Streams of Concentrated Radiation

Indeed, an island of Japanese debris the size of California is hitting the West Coast of North America … and some of it is radioactive.

In addition to radioactive debris, MIT says that seawater which is itself radioactive may begin hitting the West Coast within 5 years. Given that the debris is hitting faster than predicted, it is possible that the radioactive seawater will as well.

And the Congressional Research Service admitted:

However, there remains the slight potential for a relatively narrow corridor of highly contaminated water leading away from Japan …

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Transport by ocean currents is much slower, and additional radiation from this source might eventually also be detected in North Pacific waters under U.S. jurisdiction, even months after its release. Regardless of slow ocean transport, the long half-life of radioactive cesium isotopes means that radioactive contaminants could remain a valid concern for
ears.

Indeed, nuclear expert Robert Alvarez – senior policy adviser to the Energy Department’s secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment from 1993 to 1999 – wrote yesterday:

According to a previously secret 1955 memo from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission regarding concerns of the British government over contaminated tuna, “dissipation of radioactive fall-out in ocean waters is not a gradual spreading out of the activity from the region with the highest concentration to uncontaminated regions, but that in all probability the process results in scattered pockets and streams of higher radioactive materials in the Pacific. We can speculate that tuna which now show radioactivity from ingested materials [this is in 1955, not today] have been living, in or have passed through, such pockets; or have been feeding on plant and animal life which has been exposed in those areas.”

Because of the huge amounts of radioactive water Tepco is dumping into the Pacific Ocean, and the fact that the current pushes waters from Japan to the West Coast of America, at least some of these radioactive “streams” will likely end up impacting the West Coast.