[ RadSafe ] Der Spiegel - Fukushima nuclear catastrophe changed the world...

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Wed Feb 18 10:18:52 CST 2015

     More Christina MacPherson.  Germany does not  appear to be very 
pro-nuclear.  The Green party is in place.
     Joe Preisig
In a message dated 2/18/2015 2:35:53 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
rwhelbig at gmail.com writes:

Is Der  Spiegel known for campaigning against nuclear power?    This
article certainly does not appear to be based on sound journalism  or

Roger Helbig

Fukushima nuclear catastrophe  changed the world

by Christina MacPherson

Magazine: 'Fukushima  catastrophe changed the world'; Worst nuclear
accident in history, like two  Chernobyls; 'Poisoned entire landscapes
for centuries' -- Study: Fukushima  'overwhelms' the peak radioactivity
from nuclear bomb testing in ice core  samples; 'Affected the  global

Spiegel  Online International (Der Spiegel, German news magazine), Feb.
5, 2015  (emphasis added): [It's] the worst accident in the history of
civilian  atomic power... The Fukushima catastrophe changed the world.
Nuclear  reactors melted down on live television and twice as much
radioactive  material was released as during the Chernobyl accident in
1986. The  disaster... poisoned entire landscapes for centuries and
killed hundreds of  thousands of farm animals... Fukushima is more than
just a place-name, it  is an historical event...

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of  Sciences, University of Venice,
and Nanjing University, Feb 6, 2015: The â  radioactivity of snow-pit
samples collected in the spring of 2011 on four  Tibetan Plateau
glaciers demonstrate a remarkable peak in each snow pit  profile, with
peaks about ten to tens of times higher than background  levels. The
timing of these peaks suggests that the high radioactivity  resulted
from the Fukushima nuclear... The released radioactive  nuclear
substances not only polluted Japan... but also spread to other  areas of
the Northern Hemisphere via atmospheric circulation and  ocean
currents, affecting the hemispheric and even global environment. As  an
overdose of nuclear radiation may seriously threaten human health  and
wildlife survival, this nuclear accident has caught the attention  of
the world. The radioactive fallout [was] detected in the  atmosphere,
soil, surface water, and pastures in the low-altitude regions  of North
America... Much of the radioactive material was transported by  the
westerlies, resulting in the fallout over North America... [T]o  reach
the Tibetan Plateau, material transported by the westerlies has  to
first circle much of the globe... In May 2011, snow-pit samples  were
collected on the Gurenhekou Glacier... Dongkemadi Glacier...  Muztag
Glacier and Yuzhufeng Glacier... In 2005 and 2007, we drilled ice  cores...
Tanggula ice core [and] Yuzhufeng ice core... Clearly, the peak  â
radioactivities in the snow pits... are much higher than that in  the
corresponding local ice cores, and even overwhelm the peak  â
radioactivities caused by past atmospheric thermonuclear tests in  the
early 1960s... The peak â radioactivities... are 11.0 and 92.4  times
larger than their local average background levels... attributed to  the
Fukushima radioactive fallout... The Fukushima nuclear accident...  created
a radioactive horizon that can be used as independent age markers  in
snow and ice cores in the Northern Hemisphere... providing a  direct
record of the impacts of human activities on the Earth's  environment...

See also: VIDEO: New data shows Fukushima radiation  release exceeds 

Christina MacPherson | February 18, 2015 at  6:50 am | Categories:
Fukushima 2015 | URL:  http://wp.me/phgse-iTy

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