– Scientists Detect Plutonium From Fukushima In Lithuania
– Nuclear Fuel Fragment from Fukushima Found In EUROPE (Washington’s Blog, May 6, 2014):
The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over the World
Fukushima did not just suffer meltdowns, or even melt-throughs …
It suffered melt-OUTS … where the nuclear core of at least one reactor was spread all over Japan.
In addition, the Environmental Research Department, SRI Center for Physical Sciences and Technology in Vilnius, Lithuania reported in the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity:
Analyses of (131)I, (137)Cs and (134)Cs in airborne aerosols were carried out in daily samples in Vilnius, Lithuania after the Fukushima accident during the period of March-April, 2011.
The activity ratio of (238)Pu/(239,240)Pu in the aerosol sample was 1.2, indicating a presence of the spent fuel of different origin than that of the Chernobyl accident.
(“Pu” is short for plutonium.) Fukushima is 4,988 miles from Vilnius, Lithuania. So the plutonium traveled quite a distance.
Today, EneNews reports that a fuel fragment from Fukushima has been found in Norway:
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, Atmospheric removal times of the aerosol-bound radionuclides 137Cs and 131I during the months after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident – a constraint for air quality and climate models, May 2012: Hot particles (particles that carry very high radioactivity, e.g., fragments of the nuclear fuel) were present in the FD-NPP plume.
Elsevier (academic publisher) — Fukushima Accident: Radioactivity Impact on the Environment, Pavel P. Povinec, Katsumi Hirose, Michio Aoyama, 2013: Paatero et al. (2012) estimated that a significant part of the Fukushima-derived radioactivity is in hot particles from autoradiogram of a filter sample from 1 to 4 April 2011 at Mt. Zeppelin, Ny-Alesund, Svalbard.
Poster for Alaska Marine Science Symposium (Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands) — Fukushima fallout: Aerial deposition on the sea ice scenario and wildlife health implications to ice-associated seals, Jan. 20, 2014: Exposure to fallout while on ice in 2011 […] Models suggest pinnipeds may have been exposed while on ice to the following: […] Hot particles, nuclear fuel fragments, were detected in air samples taken in Svalbard, Norway (Paatero et al. 2012).
See also: Gundersen: This video “confirms our worst fears” — Scientist: Reactor core materials found almost 500 km from Fukushima plant — 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg — Can travel very, very significant distances — Hot particles found in 25% of samples from Tokyo and Fukushima (VIDEO)
Fukushima is 10632 kilometers – or 6,606 miles -from Svalbard, Norway.
Moreover, the distance is actually much further … because it took a circuitous route from Fukushima to Norway.
As ENENews reports:
(Paatero et al. 2012) Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Airborne fission products in the High Arctic after the Fukushima nuclear accident: It is evident that the plume arriving in Svalbard did not come from Europe but directly from North America […] [Hot particles are] either fragments of the nuclear fuel or particles formed by the interactions between condensed radionuclides, nuclear fuel, and structural materials of the reactor […] Based on the total beta, 137Cs and 134Cs activity content […] on the filter it can be estimated that a significant part of the activity related to Fukushima was in hot particles. So far the authors are not aware of any other reports concerning hot particles from the Fukushima accident. […] the radionuclides emitted into the atmosphere were quickly dispersed around practically the whole northern hemisphere within a couple of weeks.
In other words, the hot particles from Fukushima traveled to North American, and then to Europe.
This is only logical.
We noted 2 days after the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami:
The jet stream passes right over Japan. The jet stream was noticed in the 1920?s by a Japanese meteorologist near Mount Fuji, and the Japanese launched balloon bombs into the jetstream to attack America during WWII.
(Indeed, U.S. nuclear authorities were very concerned about the West Coast getting hit by Fukushima radiation … but they covered it up.)
So the Fukushima hot particles traveled from from Japan to the West Coast of North America … and then were carried by wind currents from there.
It’s approximately 5,000 miles from Fukushima to the closest part of North America. It’s another 4,298 miles from San Francisco to Svalbard, Norway.
So the hot particle traveled roughly 9,298 miles from Fukushima to Norway.
That’s a long way, as shown by this mock-up using Google maps:
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They have found them here in the states as well. Here in CA, plutonium was in our milk within three weeks of the explosion. This is an ongoing disaster, and it is going to get worse, not better.
It appears my estimates were wrong about the Pacific Ocean. I had hopes we had until the end of 2015 before it was completely dead, but our bay here in San Francisco is filling up with sick, starving and diseased big sea mammal, such as we normally see as healthy playing in the depths of the ocean. But, the radioactive poisons pouring into the sea is moving faster than I thought, and much faster than the scientists thought, who gave it until mid 2016.
The fool media tells people to “enjoy the view” you won’t see this very often……I guess not, most have never seen a dying ocean before…….and these big mammals are here because there is no food or oxygen for them in the depths of the ocean any longer…….
This is really terrible news, and the fool news media whitewashes it. Nobody wants to face the truth, so they hang on to the lies…….until it is too late, and it already is. Facing our own extinction isn’t funny, and the depraved indifference of our leaders enrages me.
When I think of the opportunities we had in my youth, and the total lack available today, I cannot believe it is the same country.
I saw on the UK guardian a beautiful young woman is facing up to seven years in prison for elbowing a cop. She was part of OWS, the last hope of Americans to get some justice………seven years? This is like the time of Henry VIII…..anyone who spoke against the government was thrown into dungeon’s for years, with no due process or fair trial. How have we moved backward so quickly?
What kind of cop is such a sissy as to run to the teacher to whine about a woman hitting him with her elbow? The old cops I used to know would be embarrassed to whine like this.
It appears to me much of the draconian laws passed by Congress will come to nothing because a dead ocean is bad news for them, too. 80% of our oxygen comes from the oceans, and it appears the Pacific is at least 80% finished………
If we have no oxygen, we cannot live. Add in the bad crops, the droughts, the rising sea levels due to the melting glaciers (thank you, Japan), the rising temperatures thanks to the methane gas now escaped thanks to the breaking glaciers……….we seem to be hitting the wall…..and there is nothing on the other side.