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Japan: 7 Tons Per Hour of Radioactive Toxins Pouring into Pacific Ocean

April 4, 2011

This seemed to be glossed over on the nightly news tonite.

Experts estimate that about 7 tons an hour of radioactive water is escaping the pit. Safety officials have said that the water, which appears to be coming from the damaged No. 2 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi, contains one million Becquerels per liter of iodine 131, or about 10,000 times levels normally found in water at a nuclear facility.

Now imagine this is the California coastline between San Diego and Los Angeles where the San Onofre power plant is located. Or, how about between Pismo Beach and Monterrey Bay where the Diablo Plant is located. Unthinkable and unconscionable that we are allowing ANY NUCLEAR PLANTS TO OPERATE! Contact your representative to shut these toxic plants down immediately.

Read more at the New York Times, click here

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  1. Sandy
    June 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Gad, such a shame. It’s really awful that people are not giving our oceans that much of an importance, considering that 50% of the air we breathe comes from it. Check this video out: http://youtu.be/xyH957EEXWE

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