Striking a blow to local residents opposed to nuclear power, a Japanese court on Wednesday green-lighted the reopening of the Sendai power station, in a ruling that could clear the way for the return of this widely-opposed energy source four years after the Fukushima crisis began.
Ionizing particles, (cancer causing) originate from nuclear explosions and spent fuel from the proliferating, yearly, 435+ worldwide, nuclear reactors. These reactors are supposedly safe electrical power generation, according to the nuclear industry owners that profit from their basic product: ionizing radio-nuclides.
Cosmic and Solar ionizing radiation originates from our sun and distant stars, respectively. Background levels of ionizing radiation, in our oceans and continents originate from the uranium, radium, radon, lead and other unstable isotopic elements that are still disintegrating into their stable isotopes and weights since their birth in a collapsing star, larger than our sun. Heavy elements, heavier than iron are created within super nova star explosions. Our Solar System's uranium isotopes, are approximately, 4 1/2 billion-years old.
4 years later! And Fukushima Daichi is still hemorrhaging 300 to 1000 tons of highly radioactive water, including leaks of coolant from the rubble piles, now enclosed by shiny new-looking sarcophaguses (Not encased because it's too hot to come in contact!), rain run-off mixing with the contaminated grounds still littered with particulates from the core explosions, plus the 100% meltdowns of reactors #1, #2, and #3.
The ignited spent fuel pools that were cracked by the 9.0 earthquake went dry, even while while spraying with dubious, salty sea water.
The underground water table rivulets, running from the surrounding elevations must encounter the below-ground, lost corium melts from the breached reactor vessels; consequently, contaminated water continues to enter the Pacific Ocean, each and every day since 3-11-2011!
And where does it all ends up? The Japanese current brings it here, to the west coast of N. America, along the Pacific shore from Alaska to S. America, around and around, and farther southward. The current-carrying, carcinogenic isotopes already, currently reside in every human being, plant and animal body. An Extinction Level Event (ELE) is inevitable, if we do nothing! - But not if we bravely step forward and YELL STOP!!!.
Time to resurrect my school-day's geology boot camp regimentation - AT 69 years old! lol! Back to the books! This time nuclear physics? Dammit! A totally undesirable and disturbing discipline to master, in an otherwise "normal" historical moment in time, my retirement.
We are talking bomb-grade plutonium 239, cesium 137 & strontium 90, (and tritium that easily combines with oxygen to make tritium-laced drinking water) - plus others not mentioned here - all by-products of uranium 235/238!
These poisons are ubiquitously every-damn-where - in both northern and southern hemispheres, because of nuclear bomb testing and Fukushima Daichi's very, nuclear-resembling, very much like explosions, of all 4 REACTOR BUILDINGS!!
AND JAPAN WANTS TO DO WHAT?
The Woodstock era, where I come from, was waaaayyy bizarro for some of us "Baby Boomers"; but it's today that takes the cake. With all the ghastly consumption, like "Godzilla": Loose and really hungry and radioactive!
The sprawl crowd can not pretend that their lifestyle is "normal" for much longer. Living in harmony with nature, with all our brothers and sisters of all colors and cultures is all anyone needs.
Time is running out:
Let's be kind - AND YELL!.
Bad move Japan. As the world is waking up to the ongoing damage being done by massive dumping of radioactive nuclear wastes into the Pacific resulting in the suspected mass death of marine species Japan will not be able to ignore public opposition as the opposition will come in the form of boycotts and law suits. Unemployed marine workers filling up their Toyota's with diminishing funds?
Good luck with that Olympic games thing.
Bob... check this out, with hearing protection -" Professors: 100s of Millions of animals have died recently along West Coast — Worst mortality event ever known — “Wiped out at least 20 different species” — Marine life also disappearing from Fukushima coast" http://enenews.com/professors-largest-mass-mortality-associated-disease-recorded-place-along-west-coast-hundreds-millions-died-epidemic-wiped-20-different-species-sea-life-along-fukushima-coast-missing-video
'Bob... check this out, with hearing protection -" Professors: 100s of Millions of animals have died recently along West Coast — Worst mortality event ever known — “Wiped out at least 20 different species” — Marine life also disappearing from Fukushima coast" http://enenews.com/professors-largest-mass-mortality-associated-disease-recorded-place-along-west-coast-hundreds-millions-died-epidemic-wiped-20-different-species-sea-life-along-fukushima-coast-missing-video2'
And as you surely know, the report makes it clear that the Fukushima accident is highly unlikely to be the cause of the extinquishing event.
Would you believe that I typed in "extinction" and "extinguishing" came out?
No? I didn't think so.
"4 years later! And Fukushima Daichi is still hemorrhaging 300 to 1000 tons of highly radioactive water"
Averaging around 11 billion becquerels per day contamination. Diluted out to one cubic kilometer, that would be 11 becquerels per cubic meter--or less than one thousandth the natural radioactivity of seawater.
"rain run-off mixing with the contaminated grounds still littered with particulates from the core explosions"
Any theories as to how those particulates exited the reactors?
"The ignited spent fuel pools that were cracked by the 9.0 earthquake went dry"
Have you seen any evidence for that, or are you just repeating what you've heard from prominent anti-nukes?
"carcinogenic isotopes already, currently reside in every human being, plant and animal body."
All humans plants and animals have been radioactive for as long as there have been humans, plants, and animals.
"An Extinction Level Event (ELE) is inevitable, if we do nothing!"
That is certainly a possible outcome of continued ocean acidification, or a methane catastrophe. And I agree that our present technologies are not on track to displace fossil carbon and avert those outcomes. Fortunately, there are a number of teams working on better forms of nuclear power.
"We are talking bomb-grade plutonium 239"
Not bomb-grade, but yes, it would be nice to have reactors which wouldn't produce Pu-239, or which could consume it.
Trog wrote (to Bob_Zavoda):
'...Averaging around 11 billion becquerels per day contamination. Diluted out to one cubic kilometer, that would be 11 becquerels per cubic meter--or less than one thousandth the natural radioactivity of seawater....'
And diluted to the volume of the Earth's hydrosphere, it would take about 645 million years at that rate, to get a concentration of 50 picocuries/liter (the EPA's Maximum Contaniment Level for drinking water).