The marine life impacted by the Japan Nuclear disaster

This really is a wake up call for the world.   Is Nuclear Energy the way to go ?  Wind power is great for islands since they have vast coastal regions BUT this has also proved detrimental to birds.  Birds do not see the blades churning and many have died in areas around the UK where wind-power has been introduced.  So what is the answer ?

The unfortunate earthquake which led to the Tsunami which resulted in the near  nuclear reactors meltdown is causing havoc to the marine life in the seas around it.

Tokyo Electric Power officials said that the latest is that radioactive water from the plant is leaking into the sea.  The 20cm (8in) crack in a containment pit under reactor two may be the source of recent radiation in coastal waters.

http://beware-the-fukushima-sushi/

Once again, a human error is having a dangerous impact on the marine life.  Do I care that it may have an effect if consumed by  humans, hell no.   Great, so if whaling does not kill the whales, dolphins and sharks this disaster may just!

“…The sea creatures most at risk from radioactive contamination are soft-bodied animals, such as jellyfish and marine worms, which absorb pollutants readily. Shellfish are less susceptible, as are finned and scaly fish—at least initially. The very first creatures to absorb radioactive particles are tiny zooplankton and phytoplankton, which take hold of pretty much anything they come in contact with that could pass even remotely as food. In the big-fish-eats-little-fish way of the ocean, the radioactive contamination eventually gets passed up the food chain, concentrating in fats which get consumed and stored, until the isotopes finally come to rest in the very largest creature at the top of the food chain‚ the whales, dolphins and sharks.”

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1 Response to The marine life impacted by the Japan Nuclear disaster

  1. crisismaven says:

    This is a sad story – water an unsafe resource for humans as well as animals now.
    You and your readers may also be interested in how to treat radioactively contaminated drinking water, one of the most pressing concerns in Japan and soon in regions further off:
    http://crisismaven.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/dangers-properties-possible-uses-and-methods-of-purification-of-radioactively-contaminated-drinking-water-e-g-in-japan/
    Maybe someone wants to help with Japanese and other languages?

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