Russia: BP oil spill has caused far more serious impact on the environment than Fukushima


Japan Discloses Data on Radioactive Water Release, Wall Street Journal, April 15, 2011:

... Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. released a total of 10,393 tons of radioactive water April 4 to 10, according to the report published Friday evening local time by Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency...

Some of the water also proved highly toxic, sometimes 100 million times more radioactive than the allowable limit. Preventing the leakage of the most toxic water became a top priority for Tepco and the government. ...

Vladimir Uiba, head of Russia's Federal Medical-Biological Agency... compared the contamination of seawater by the Fukushima complex with an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by BP PLC last year, and said, "The BP oil spill has caused far more serious impact on the environment than the Fukushima accident," he said. ...

20 comments to Russia: BP oil spill has caused far more serious impact on the environment than Fukushima

  • soozla

    YES...BP oil spill is causing more environmental damage than Fukushima..
    I concur.
    ..this is the reason the ones that have stayed.. have stayed... and not run off to be mentally radiated by Japan.
    Nothing can be done by American citizens about the situation in Japan...
    We can fight for the GOM...and will.

  • xdrfox

    Ocean Currents (Global Conveyor Belt)

    Invisible to us terrestrial creatures, an underwater current circles the globe with a force 16 times as strong as all the world's rivers combined [source: NOAA: "Ocean"]. This deep-water current is known as the global conveyor belt and is driven by density differences in the water. Water movements driven by differences in density are also known as thermohaline circulation because water density depends on its temperature (thermo) and salinity (haline).

    *PIC*, of Full Global Conveyor Belt:
    http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/ocean-current-7b.jpg

    ARticle, How Ocean Currents Work:
    http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/oceanography/ocean-current3.htm

  • xdrfox

    As we can see here where and who will be effected first by the ill waters !

    Ocean Conveyor Belt Animation and Animation, Audio:

    http://bcs.whfreeman.com/thelifewire/content/chp58/5802003.html

  • xdrfox

    Toxic Oil Spill Rains Warned Could Destroy North America

    The health hazzards in oil toxic rain include Corexit 9500 and elements of the evaporated oil such as Benzene, which is a known carcinogen. The US governement lists many toxic materials as carcenogins in animals, but not humans, which raises the question of 'special rules' for the businesses that use them.

    Butoxyethanol has an LD50 of 2.5g/kg in rats. Laboratory tests by the United States National Toxicology Program have have shown that sustained inhalation of high concentrations (100 - 500 ppm) of 2-butoxyethanol can cause adrenal tumors in animals. American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) reports that 2-butoxyethanol is carcinogenic in animals.

    http://www.examiner.com/political-spin-in-national/north-america-faces-years-of-toxic-oil-rain-from-bp-oil-spill-chemical-dispersants

  • soozla

    @xdrfox...
    i think you are about.. now...thought you would find this interesting...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDU1AFCaNAg&feature=related

    some junk..some good stuff

  • ivanthedestroyer77

    This is unbelievable, however, the Russians are even more unreliable then BP. Russia has Very lucrative Nuclear Contracts with Most of the World that prevents its engineers, scientists, and politicians from casting a negative light on nuclear power in any form what so ever: No matter the Consequences. Obviously, the Russian scientist is not aware of (Salmon/Tuna) Migration patterns nor the half-life of Cesium or Strontium. Bio-Accumulation is another strange term to these idiots. Obviously, the Us is ignorant to this reality as well. Again, they share the same DEMON, Profits at any Cost.

    The Amount of Contaminated Water being Dumped by the fuchashima plant is unprecedented. It will bio-accumulate and “people will be harmed if precautions are not taken.” The Fact that BP, the Us government, and Russia “along with the Japanese” are all relying upon is that most illness will not show up for Years, then they can deny it all. These leaders are sick … all of them. They have no regard for the safety and welfare of the people, only profits concern them.

    Accordingly, it was nice to see some truth, the Japanese government admitted to downplaying the disaster in order to prevent: “Panic:” Lingo for Profit Losses in the Market. This Disaster, like the BP Disaster, is nothing to play with, however, we know: “ Profits before People.” Therefore, we will find nothing but Minimizing, Deception, and Outright Lies from officials looking to maximize profits.

    Remember, How BP could not factor their Oil Flow?

    Japan can’t count either, nor can they read their instrumentation!

    This is SO EVIL, if I could … I would KICK THE CRAP OUT Of EVERYONE INVOLVED!

    These People are SPOILED, the PEOPLE Are MICE, and they will Sacrifice them on the ALTER of MAMMON without even a PROTEST.

  • xdrfox

    ivanthedestroyer77

    MOSCOW, April 15 (Itar-Tass) - Specialists from the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry, the Russian Meteorological Service and other organisations will make large-scale checks of water and air on Russia’s Far Easter coast for radiation levels
    http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=16156665&PageNum=0

  • xdrfox

    @ soozla
    He covers a lot of ground !

    Very Interesting !

  • soozla

    There is melting going on in 3 reactors out of 6..the Japanese nuclear situation is running a close unhealthy second.
    Full melt-down/core-down underway...and has been for a month.
    The health effects of radiation exposure Japan will not be seen by the public...the exposure here is and will be down played...just like the BP oil spill is being downplayed and covered up.
    The "powers that be" are like children..their lies have to be maintained.
    More cookies are broken...but mommy and daddy are distracted...so lie..tell them anything..
    And it works because we are a society of consumers..consumers of facts.
    Yet a society we have lost the ability to be analytical.
    Sure..enough to be bi-partisan..and spew rhetoric.
    We are able to emit what we don't like in the other guy.
    But as a society.. we can not collectively think about the big picture.
    We are past midnight..and society is failing to understand.
    Catastrophe number 3.

  • xdrfox

    A dysfunctional society !

  • soozla

    The BP oil spill IS causing ...not WAS causing...
    The greatest lie of all.

  • Im not sure the point of a pissing contest between the gulf and japan. Both are planet killers. One alone would be hell to try to contend with. Now we have both. The crap in the gulf is still killing what few animals are left, and killing the plants, mutating the microbes... and it is traveling around the world. Same for the high levels of rad with uranium and plutonium from japan. All governments are corrupt as far as I can tell, with the possible exception of Bolivia. List for today: find some way to get control of the govt, find some magic to stop the poison, save the planet, take the dog for a nice long walk in the fallout.

  • sorry

    I'm sorry to sound off here. No, I think we CAN do something about both of these disasters. We can raise hell to our officials. They can dish it out and we can return it. They want a budget cut--well, we can cut hard if we don't get a response. yes, annoying the powers that be is our right and can be effective.
    Secondly, I'm frankly getting tired of people who are just waking up to how sadistically wrecked and poisoned the Gulf of Mexico region has become since the well-publicized record BP crisis. I'm tired of meeting people who swam and breathed around obviously contaminated Gulf waters, yet they are in shock that it could impact their health?--! Seriously? Do they drink Arsenic for fun, too? People actually chose to keep their kids around there??...and now they face the painful consequences. (The same thing is happening to millions in Japan--God bless.)

    Moral of the Story: THINK FOR YOURSELF, PLEASE!! Be cautious, not foolhardy! Was that swim or Gulf shrimp dinner really worth it? And don't take a chance with such deadly poisons if you don't have a small fortune to pay for medical bills. Regular health insurance won't even cover the real effective detox treatment for hydrocarbon VOCs and toxic chemical exposures.

    I feel sorry for everyone here--what a incalcuable loss. But, most of all, I'm most sorry for the innocent marine wildlife that had absolutely no warning or capacity to escape or protect themselves. That's when I really blow a gasket.

    I say RAISE HELL & keep thinking while you still can!!

  • I think this is known for every who is involved into this, and it's still causing new problems and diseases...

  • I heard about all the problems that Fukushima has created, but had no idea that the oil spill created more of a disaster. If this is known, how come there is more aid and help going to Japan and not as much to the FL spill?

  • This is shocking! It was known everywhere how fast the radiation clouds were traveling to the U.S. and other countries. I can't believe that the FL oil spill was worse! Prayers to the families and residents in FL.

  • The crap in the gulf is still killing what few animals are left, and killing the plants, mutating the microbes… and it is traveling around the world. Same for the high levels of rad with uranium and plutonium from japan.

  • The US governement lists many toxic materials as carcenogins in animals, but not humans, which raises the question of ‘special rules’ for the businesses that use them.

  • Why did the BP blow out preventer not work as it was designed to due in the oil disaster?

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