"A radioactive metal from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan has been discovered in the Fraser Valley, causing researchers to raise the alarm about the long-term impact of radiation on B.C.'s west coast. Examination of a soil sample from Kilby Provincial Park, near Agassiz, has for the first time in this province found Cesium 134, further evidence of Fukushima radioactivity being transported to Canada by air and water. "That was a surprise," said Juan Jose Alava, an adjunct professor in the school of resource and environmental management at Simon Fraser University, in an interview on Tuesday. "It means there are still emissions ... and trans-Pacific air pollution. It's a concern to us. This is an international issue." Cesium 134 has a half-life of two years, meaning its radioactivity is reduced by half during that time...."
"...The models suggests that in 30 years, Cesium 137 levels in the whales will exceed the Canadian guideline of 1,000 becquerels per kilogram for consumption of seafood by humans 10 times the Japanese guideline. "It's a reference, the only benchmark we have to compare against," Alava said. He said recent federal government cutbacks have placed a greater burden of testing and monitoring for aquatic impacts on academics, non-governmental organizations and even private citizens. "
--- You can see how they avoid other cesiums and more dangerous elements.
Post by Mass Sterilization on Mar 23, 2014 1:24:54 GMT -5
Just a bunch of socks!! North Dakota's local authorities have brought attention to what they are calling the potentially largest illegal oil waste dumping case in the state's history after a discovery in an abandoned building of hundreds of radioactive oil filter socks used in the production process. State waste management authorities are describing the incident as potentially more than twice as large as another illegal dumping incident uncovered in February in McKenzie County. State Waste Management Director Scott Radig told reporters that hundreds of radioactive oil filter socks were discovered earlier this month stuffed into trash bags in an abandoned auto repair shop in the small town of Noonan in northwestern North Dakota. "It appears, unfortunately, to be the biggest one we've found," Radig said. "And it appears to have been there for quite some time." Disposal of these radioactive oil socks is banned in North Dakota, and oil companies are required to transport them to approved waste facilities in other states, where landfills allow for a higher level of radioactivity. Officials said the illegally dumped oil socks were tested for low levels of radioactivity, and that they presented no danger to the public unless directly handled. The owner of the abandoned building is reportedly a felony fugitive-Ken Ward--who is suspected of doing "independent work" for the oil and gas industry. "I suspect that [Ward] was doing contract work for some oil company and he told them he would - I'm sure for a price - take these and properly dispose of them," Radig speculated. "He did it the cheap way, took the money and took off." According to local health officials, the oil production boom in the state has led to increasing incidents of illegal dumping, with cases of radioactive oil socks being found along roadsides, in abandoned buildings or in commercial trash bins. In the meantime, state officials are working on new rules to better enable them to track oil field waste, with a draft due to be released to the public in June.
Mass Ster --- when they say socks they mean big sacks about as big as a bag of charcoal briquets. Not workmen's socks. The sacks look like they full of tar in photos. They contain radioactive oil sludgy waste from drilling.
Post by grammagoldie on Mar 23, 2014 13:28:35 GMT -5
Can it be determined at WIPP if the containers received there actually hold what is said. I can imagine some idiot deliberately slipping a container of *yellow cake* amongst those labeled *contaminated clothing*, just to get rid of it. I've wondered since Feb 14th if this is what happened at WIPP.
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starlight: Perfect and then some! Dana is burning through the cash on some top notch state of the art tech and for those who can afford to, every pound is cherished and used in this endeavour. Presentation is vital and he’s come so far!
Dec 25, 2018 7:54:25 GMT -5
starlight: Posting the links in the chat now you have made the thread is perhaps a mistake, I say this in all good faith and only because eventually the chat will be erased by new chat posts which, though slow, require space of their own. Best wishes for 2019!
Dec 29, 2018 10:08:48 GMT -5
millie: Hi, Starlight. No problem. I posted here because the thread is not visible to the outside world, just members apparently. I post in enough other places it's not a big deal. Thanks for the correction, and Happy New Year!
Dec 29, 2018 12:15:26 GMT -5
starlight: Are you experiencing difficulties building a thread? For certain things such as expanding pictures one has to log in but building a thread is still possible I’m sure. Don’t give up just yet!
Dec 29, 2018 22:29:33 GMT -5
starlight: Linking to YouTube here will result in slower page redraws over time on a thread as pages grow, so that’s frustrating! Linking to multiple vids in a single
Dec 29, 2018 22:42:46 GMT -5
starlight: post will result in slow page redraw, cumbersome. So don’t try to post Dana’s entire output retrospectively but stuff you have a comment on .... might be a good balance? It’s tricky! I have just one thread and go there to post my contribution over time.
Dec 29, 2018 22:49:01 GMT -5
Dec 30, 2018 20:45:38 GMT -5
starlight: bust link? Got there by typing ‘ Fukushima nuclear infomercial’
Dec 30, 2018 21:02:44 GMT -5
millie: add "https://" in front. Can't figure out how to fix it
Dec 30, 2018 22:20:30 GMT -5
millie: ignore this
Dec 30, 2018 22:23:24 GMT -5
starlight: Great find Millie!
Dec 30, 2018 22:47:11 GMT -5
millie: For #Fukushima's eighth anniversary (3/11), netc.com was taken down so we can't see the EPA radiation levels. Therefore we should conclude that everything is a-ok. Not.
Mar 11, 2019 7:47:14 GMT -5