Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Senior Scientist From WHOI Studies/Talks About Fukushima Radiation

I missed this story that came out more than two weeks ago from Cynthia McCormick writing for The Cape Cod Times at www.capecodonline.com. This is probably the best discussion about the current situation that I have read that comes from a scientist that knows the subject. The following is from Ken Buessler at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

"He's one of a few people who does this research," Burnell said. "It's not replicated in a lot of places."
Scientific interest in measuring radiation in ocean waters dropped after the atmospheric nuclear test ban treaty in 1963, Buesseler said.
Cape Cod Times/Merrily Cassidy

His own expertise in the field was honed after the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986, when he studied the impact of the nuclear fallout on the Black Sea.

After the earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima reactors less than three years ago, Buesseler got private funding from...

What is not being addressed in this story is radiation in the air, rain and snow. Is there increased or spiked increases  in measurements compared to background measurements made years ago.?  Should we be concerned here on the west coast?  And why shouldn't we be?

What is being addressed is the fact that this study is taking place and  is from a private grant not our governments. Why aren't they being more forthright? Our government has a sequester that is slashing money the federal government spends so that affects funding for projects like this. The other reason might be that our governments doesn't want us to find any excess radiation. Canada doesn't have our Sequestration excuse. They could be informing us of what they are finding.

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