As of this airing, Fukushima oceanic contamination continues & may be perpetual. There are 300 tons of radioactive water per day pouring into the Pacific. The plant still emits 10 million becquerels per hour into the atmosphere.
Michio Aoyama, a senior researcher of marine chemistry at the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute, estimates that 30 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium and another 30 billion becquerels of radioactive strontium continue to leak into the outer ocean every day.
Radioactive ocean dispersal travels both on the surface and on sub-surface currents. The radioactive plume will eventually disperse throughout entire ocean system, with heaviest concentration on West Coast.
There is a massive cover-up by TEPCO, Japanese & U.S. governments, the global nuclear industry & compliant establishment media. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has no incentive for adequate management of the crisis.
The incompetent TEPCO plans to begin removal of volatile fuel rods from damaged and teetering pool in November – ‘most dangerous engineering project in history.’
There are increasing calls for international effort of expert oversight and intervention. Independent fallout monitoring is imperative.
Layna and her guests, discuss the situation and what can be done to monitor the radiation and mitigate its impact on public health.
Citizen Monitoring – Networks & Tools SafeCast
Safecast is a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments.
Radiation Watch is a group to learn about geigers, to post geiger readings, to educate yourself on the units of measurement on geigers.
Nuclear emergency Tracking Center – Mission is provide free radiation monitoring information from private and government sites to the public. International Radiation Monitoring Stations – Australia
NOTE: A lot of evidence points to Government run monitoring systems in Japan, USA and Europe being manipulated to protect the Nuclear industry. High detections are explained away by equipment malfunctions, or they just turn the monitoring equipment off during an event.
Decommissioning San Onofre and the Ongoing Dangers of Nuclear Waste
A community symposium held October 19, 2013 in San Clemente, California.
The June 7, 2013 shutdown of the two remaining nuclear reactors at Southern California Edison’s San Onofre plant is an important milestone for the resurgent Nuclear Free California movement.
But much work still remains.
Now activists are turning their attention closing California’s one remaining nuclear plant, Pacific Gas & Electric’s Diablo Canyon.
They are also beginning the process of educating themselves and the public to confront the looming challenge of the massive amounts of high-level nuclear waste still stored on-site at San Onofre and Diablo, which are both in earthquake and tsunami zones.
It has now emerged that, like many nuclear utilities around the country, SoCal Edison and PG&E have been using what’s called ‘high burn-up’ fueling practices for years. That means that the fuel assemblies burn hotter, longer and produce more profits. It also means they must be kept in cooling pools longer than conventional bundles and it is not known whether they can be safely stored in dry casks.
The speakers and the audience examine the waste perplex at San Onofre in depth as a microcosm of the tough challenges facing other nuclear reactor sites and communities around the country and around the world.
For more info: SanOnofreSafety.org
Main speakers: Dr. Arjun Makhijani, Dr. Don Mosier and Dr. Marvin Resnikoff.
Coalition sponsors include: Peace Resource Center of San Diego, Citizens Oversight Project, Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, Women Occupy San Diego, San Clemente Green, San Onofre Safety, and Residents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE).
Video Production: Laurent Malaquais, EON
The Symposium in Six Parts
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 1 of 6)
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 2 of 6)
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 3 of 6)
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 4 of 6)
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 5 of 6)
Decommissioning San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant (part 6 of 6)
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