“Nature / Environment / Critters” August 19th, 2013

This post focusses on the Fukushima disaster and its aftermath.

I don’t have much patience for aboriginals these days, but Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam gets my attention when he says about the shocking reduction in the number of sockeye salmon: “We’ve never seen anything like this in all these years I’ve done this. I’ve asked the elders and they have never seen anything like this at all.”

And even more chillingly, the North Coast Area director for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is quoted as saying that “…we think something happened in the ocean.”

It sure did!  The Fukushima plant has been pouring some 300 tons of radioactive water a day into the Pacific for some time now.

-JG.

We have three 100-ton melted fuel blobs underground, but where exactly they are located, no one knows…

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