General News · 16th October 2016
It is over 5 years since the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Since then, the world has been bouncing from one international emergency to the next, and Fukushima has largely been forgotten.
Not by the people living in its shadow, nor by the cleanup crews who continue to struggle with an essentially unmanageable situation – as even a casual perusal of the Google search-results for "Fukushima Update" will demonstrate.
Cortes Island has remained largely untouched : continued monitoring of local waters has not resulted in the detection of radiation levels higher than background. It is the stormy season, and fresh kelp is washed ashore everywhere : none of the tested samples showed elevated values.
The background radiation itself has slowly been increasing over the past few years, from a 24-hour average of around 0.08 µSv/h (Micro-Sieverts per hour) to 0.09. The global average is 0.1 µSv/h and well below any level that would cause health concerns. The reason for the observed increase can, in all likelihood, be found in fluctuations of solar and/or cosmic radiation levels.
it's here or nearby
Comment by North Wood on 9th December 2016
Radiation from the 2011 Fukushima disaster has been detected in the United States for the first time. usatoday.com reports: SALEM, Ore. -- For the first time, seaborne radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster has been detected on the West Coast of the United States. Cesium-134, the so-called fingerprint of Fukushima, was measured in seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon, according to researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Because of its short half-life, cesium-134 can only have come from Fukushima. For the first time, cesium-134 has also been detected in a Canadian salmon, according to the Fukushima InFORM project, led by University of Victoria chemical oceanographer Jay Cullen. read more ,,, (Link: www.usatoday.com)
Comment by loyd fairweather on 25th October 2016
I agree with Christian that we have escaped
serious levels of radiation.Radiation levels
have been shown to be very low.A big blessing for us to be sure.
Sure appreciate your testing!
Comment by Ron on 22nd October 2016
Many other places down the west coast of America are now experiencing what appears to be radiation effects... dying sea lions etc.
Fukushima is now a far bigger disaster than Chernobyl, and still spewing its radiation into the air and sea.
Comment by Max Thaysen on 18th October 2016
We appreciate your comforting updates. Nice work!
Comment by Joan on 17th October 2016
We so appreciate the radiation updates from Christian from time to time. Thank you.
Comment by shirley A. on 17th October 2016
thanks for the update.