The world pulls 72 million tons of fish from the ocean every year.
How does Californian's evaluate our sea food safety?
Answer: California takes air samples.
Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Radioactive iodine dissipates within a few months.
Our sea food is contaminated with radioactive cesium dissolved in the ocean.
Radiation from the nuclear reactor disaster in Japan has been found in bluefin tuna in waters off San Diego by researchers from Stanford and Stony Brook University. Cesium exposure is difficult to evaluate because it dissipates from the body while effects liger. VIDEO
The dispersal model is ASR's Pol3DD.
We can expect major tsunamis to affect coastlines about once each decade.
Atlantic Ocean Tsunamis
Pacific Ocean Tsunamis
Indian Ocean Tsunamis
Dozens of nuclear reactors are at locations that have risks for tsunami.
Spent fuel remains hot enough to require liquid cooling for at least 5 years before it can be placed into long term dry storage, where it must remain for over 200,000 years. Spent nuclear fuel rods are hot enough to evaporate metal into the air if cooling water is lost prematurely. Don't think you won't be affected by nuclear disaster if you don't live near the Pacific. 80% of seafood is imported. Sea food is a global market.
How much radiation has been released?
... Fukishima contains 134 million curies of Cesium — 85 times the amount released at Chernobyl ... half the total released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants ...
What we need is reactor technology that will transform radioactive waste into safer substances that are easier to dispose. The world has almost half a million tons of spent nuclear fuel throughout the world, increasing at 30,000 tons per year.
We do know that the explosions were caused by hydrogen gas created as fuel rods dissolved and the containment vessels split open releasing the hydrogen gas.
We also know Japanese citizens observed pink and yellow rain.
Iodine and many radioactive metals make black vapor that turns pink and yellow when mixed with rain water. Radioactive iodine levels have increased in
Tokyo drinking water. Metal vapor and iodine vapor are black. Black vapor was observed coming from the Fukishima plant. Yellow rain was observed.
There are no inspections to answer questions about how much radiation is being contaminating our food supply despite overwhelming evidence.
Radiation levels in fish caught near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remain high ... contamination from the site might still be seeping into Pacific waters, a U.S. researcher reported Thursday. - CNN
There is a potential for as many as 700,000 deaths from sea food contaminated by Fukushima Daichi.
The full extent of the spread of radioactive contamination in Japan remains unclear. The discovery of radioactive Japanese fish and seawater could further damage Japan's flagging seafood industry.
Heavy metals, like cesium and iodine, are concentrated in the food chain. That food chain begins with kelp in California.
Researchers at California State University, Long Beach found that the kelp contained radioactive iodine, cesium, xenon and other particles ...
Radioactive chemicals produce considerable heat in spent/irradiated fuel after power production is shut down. Nuclear waste cannot be buried because of heat produced by ongoing radioactive decay.