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1 million tons of Fukushima debris floating near US West Coast?

05.11.2013 17:08

Over a million tons of Fukushima debris could be just 1,700 miles off the American coast, floating between Hawaii and California, according to research by a US government agency.

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Mel 20.08.2014 06:49

This is NOT "Fukushima" ; debris! This is debris from all along the affected coast of Japan. Putting a "Fukushima" ; spin on it makes a great rabble-rousing headline because it suggests that the debris is contaminated by radioactivity and it hooks into the fear mentality cultivated especially in the US. In reality a tiny proportion of this debris is from around the reactor, if any.


Daniel 26.03.2014 22:19

The EPA and FDA services were mentioned as being turned off. Also the west coast may need to be evacuated.
I am not sure about the rumors that Canada west coast has large daisies and other vegetation. As well as high radiation in the flight zone over the Pacific ocean.

This probably does not take into consideration of the rain falling and most likely effecting the food chain which animals might graze off the land and water contamination. Perhaps people in west coast will be entitled to tax breaks seeing how much government cares.


mergon 22.02.2014 11:21

No accurate knowledge as to where its gone ? lies lies and more lies, 1960s America placed placed deep sea buoy,s into the worlds oceans to measure current ,flow and temperature and there are a lot of electronics on these buoy,s they have an exact map of all of of the worlds oceans , and any radiation in the flows .
Once you have the map of damaged waters you know what fish products you dont want to buy .
Also its expensive to decontaminate warships ,so please dont us they dont know what waters are contaminated
because its a lie !
These buoys were designed to detect radiation in the oceans !


Bobbie Garwood 14.01.2014 13:56

Great balls of radiation bat man!!


Mike Havenar 12.01.2014 22:47

It should not be looked on as threatening, but as an opportunity for vast, profitable re-cycling, and the chance to get hold of some really fine Japanese woodwork.


Tony 06.01.2014 22:32

It just dawned on me. Floating cities in international waterways will be exempt from nations’ tax laws. Maybe it’s the beginning of a floating city.
Someone will float bonds to finance the transition of Fukushima debris into floating cities and give taxpayers the bill for a shiny new elite offshore tax haven.
Imagine disoriented environmentalists on mainstream news heralding the cleanup effort, see ballot initiatives for the costs passed around, and the elite smiling all the way as their floating tax-exempt city gets built and paid for by you, me, and the other chattel. We are surely lost.


Mr R Wilcock 06.01.2014 19:34

The destruction man causes to the earth and its occupants knows no end.


RC 04.12.2013 12:53

Atthefoot Ofthe Cross 21.11.2013 02:06

Obama said that he raised the amount of radiation levels the human body can endure. Since he raised the levels he has declared that the radiation levels do not hurt humans and marine life. He said a little radiation never hurt anyone.


like Ann? Sick of the joking yet folks how can we take these discusting lies anymore?as we get closer


Michael Proulx 29.11.2013 19:06

How could all the water sprayed on that plant not damage sea life , Ive read several reports about blue finn tuna off california un edable not fit for human consumption , common sense tells ya that all that radiation will effect the whole of the pacific at least seems common sense to me.


Atthefoot Ofthe Cross 21.11.2013 02:06

Obama said that he raised the amount of radiation levels the human body can endure. Since he raised the levels he has declared that the radiation levels do not hurt humans and marine life. He said a little radiation never hurt anyone.


stanley kinsman 19.11.2013 22:53

I heard a report on NPR stating radioactive readings in coastal marine life are past anything we humans can stand to eat.
The report was by a leading university.
Anyone remember the movie ON The BEACH ?


Jon K. 13.11.2013 00:24

None of this debris is radioactive. Y'all are all morons!!!!!


Cien Mason 10.11.2013 22:29

shame on you RT for fear mongering! using the specific word 'fukushima' in the title of this post though the debris is much most aptly attended by the 'tsunami', gives your article, the author, and the RT news service a tarnished look as well as lowers your credibility as a serious news reporting agency.

this looks a lot like alex jones style opinions.


Carlson Debbie 09.11.2013 21:18

I agree that this is being covered up because the United States doesn't want to spread hysteria. This is just one of the attempts to cover it up. Do your own research and look at what the scientists are saying.


nicolel 08.11.2013 18:19

We are buying a geiger counter because you cant trust anything anymore.


Joseph Ze'ev 08.11.2013 02:18

and yet now they are saying it doesn't exist at all. see here, dated nov. 7.

google -- Heard about the island of tsunami debris? It doesn't exist katu --


Cannadude 08.11.2013 02:11

Payton Blake 06.11.2013 18:20

Volcanic fault line? My god, learn the terminology before you attempt to use it.


But is WAS the Vulcan's fault..


Cannadude 08.11.2013 02:09

What's most important is the food. We need to tell the EPA and US dept of health to stop raising the safety thresholds of radioactivity, ever since Fukashima, that is safe for human consumption in US food


Cannadude 08.11.2013 02:05

Hard to believe any organisms would survive a float from Japan to the US, considering the salinity variations between shore and deep sea between the two coasts are so extreme, nothing would survive the trip. My experience is that these are just your typical Gov't agencies 'fishing' for federal funding that may provide paychecks for an upper level management and a couple of seasonal technicians but a whole lot of fancy equiptment surplused out in a few years.

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