Fukushima Update & Solutions
An update on Fukushima Japan; it’s being called the worst ecological disaster in human history:
“Approximately 800 terabecquerels’ worth of cesium-137 (Cs-137) alone is expected to reach North America by next year (2017), accounting for just 5 percent of the Cs-137 spilled into the ocean as a result of the disaster. Approximately 3,500 terabecquerels’ worth of Cs-137 have been released into the sea from the Fukushima plant since March 2011, plus an additional 1.2 to 1.5 terabecquerels that was first released into the air but later fell into the sea.”
I can think of only one good thing that emerged from this event, and that is the aerial footage caught on tape for the first time ever, giving scientists and groups in charge of emergency disasters something tangible for research to better understand the science behind these mega forces. Up to this point tsunamis have been so unpredictable, there were only eyewitness videos and cameras from the ground.
“By 2016, nearly as much radiation from the Fukushima disaster will have reached the North American West Coast as was initially scattered over Japan during the nuclear explosions, according to professor Michio Aoyama of Japan’s Fukushima University Institute of Environmental Radioactivity.”
Bluefin Tuna and Other Fish Contaminated by Radiation…
“The bluefin spawn off Japan, and many migrate across the Pacific Ocean. Tissue samples taken from 15 bluefin caught in August, five months after the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, all contained reactor byproducts cesium-134 and cesium-137 at levels that produced radiation about 3% higher than natural background sources” “Of course, fish don’t necessarily stay still either, scientists tagged a bluefin tuna and found that it crossed between Japan and the West Coast three times in 600 days.”
“A group of research scientists from the University of Victoria made the discovery recently not long after it had also emerged that Fukushima had contaminated over a third of the world’s oceans. Seaborne Cesium 123, which is said to be the indicator of nuclear contamination from Fukushima has been detected on the West coast of the US.”
Sushi used to be my favorite food, I consider it a rare treat and honor the life of the fish, especially when it’s fresh and clean. However, I’m honestly not sure if “fresh” and “clean” can be used in the same sentence as sushi anymore. Between elevated levels of heavy metals like mercury and the bits of plastic that are ending up in the stomachs of most marine life, the ocean is almost no longer safe to eat from. We’re all ethically obligated to eat meat responsibly, but more importantly until the fishery populations increase, seafood should be avoided.
The solutions so far implemented have been unsuccessful – the problem lies in preventing the nuclear reactors from overheating while properly disposing of the water used to cool them down; the water becomes radioactive in the process. Right now it’s being stored in giant tanks around the nuclear plant.
Take a deep breath. Imagine you’re driving down the Pacific coast and see acres and acres of beautiful, vibrant, green hemp fields in what used to be barren landscape or undeveloped property. Now imagine those same plants can not only be used as food, clothing, industrial fibers, paper, medicine, and many other things, but can actually reverse the damage caused by radiation and keep us safe.
This isn’t science fiction, this is the work of scientists like Dr. Masaru Emoto – the same doctor who discovered that ice crystals will freeze in different formations depending on the container being exposed to written words, symbols, or music; in other words whatever vibration the water is exposed to will yield a different crystal formation.
Dr. Emoto explains: “Hemp has high frequency, and by it’s vibration, I think it has the effect or potentiality to purify the environment made by the radiation… I believe that the hemp fields will bring the eradication effect. The only concern is that Japanese government doesn’t show their interest or understandings. They say it is outrageous, and so we can be sometimes suppressed, So I would like to cooperate with people around the world who truly understand hemp and with people who know very well that “Hemp is nothing like that”, so we can advocate together the movement of hemp revival globally” Dr. Masaru Emoto talks about Hemp
It’s worth clarifying that industrial Hemp and Cannabis Sativa are not the same plant. Cannabis Sativa is the female plant and contains the compounds like THC used for medicine, cuisine, CBD oil, and recreational purposes. Hemp is the male plant and contains virtually none of the same compounds; such trace amounts it’s classified differently.This is what Dr. Emoto means when he says “Hemp is nothing like that.” If the United States converted an area of land the size of New Mexico to growing hemp for biodiesel, we could be completely energy independent within years!
Not only could hemp be harvested and used, it could legitimately heal the planet. Hemp advocates have said for years “Hemp can save the world”, now that saying can be taken quite literally.