Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon are now a concern amongst locals and other residents near the area. After the Fukushima Daiichi disaster from the massive earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan three years ago, there have been ongoing speculations that the radiation from the tragedy could be making its way into waters if the United States. This since led to alarm over Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon.
The alarm over Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon has been from a series of meltdowns at the nuclear powerplant after the tsunami. According to news website WebProNews, the humongous tsunami, which was aftermath of the massive earthquake in Japan in 2011, brought with it radioactive water from the plant. This water then eventually went into the Pacific Ocean.
In addition to this alarming result of the tsunami, which can cause more fear over the Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, the Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted to a horrible truth last year. The company reportedly divulged that the leak didn't end with the tsunami. They stated that radioactive water had been hammering into the ocean for a while now after the intense natural event.
Because of this, fear and indignation swept throughout the world for TEPCO and the Japanese government's refusal to tell the truth about what truly happened to the powerplant and its effects.
Meanwhile, in the United States, water is constantly tested on a regular basis as authorities said that trace amounts of radiation can now be found due to the Fukushima powerplant breakdown.
Even though experts have guaranteed American citizens of the harmless waters, the information was still enough to cause alarm, and dire speculations regarding the Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon. Experts reportedly said that since radiation from the powerplant is just a small amount that if ever it wound its way into U.S. waters, it would not be enough to harm people.
Still, statements from experts cannot easily persuade Oregon residents and now they are alarmed with Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon.
As a result of the apparent impending Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, several organizations and individuals have decided to take matters into their own hands and begin testing their own water. They do it in order to determine exactly the amount of radiation is in their waters and if it is still safe for consumption.
— KGW News (@KGWNews) June 27, 2014
Lisa Phipps, executive director of the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership said of the radiation said of the tests to find out Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, 'The predicted modeling shows that we should start to see it coming along our coastline at very low levels. When we took this on, it wasn't to incite any kind of fear in people. It is a data collection effort.' Along with 'data collection efforts', reports say there is also a growing debate over the gravity of the situation in Fukushima and other parts of the world, such as Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon.
Fukushima: No end in sight for nuclear meltdown - an interview with Beyond Nuclear. VIDEO: http://t.co/TBiseKkstN pic.twitter.com/ay9d9fubng — 4bitNEWS (@4bitNEWS) June 29, 2014
According to one writer and several scientists, news of the effects of the disaster is in reality 'fear mongering.' Forbes writer James Concha wrote that some writers are irresponsible for writing about the issue without enough scientific credentials. He also said that the resolve of these writers to perform thorough research are scaring people needlessly about the effects of the nuclear disaster, such as the alarm over Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon. Concha said, 'Many so-called researchers, activists and reporters claim thyroid cancers have exploded in Japan and Japanese children are dying by the thousands.' He added that bad reporting is creating unnecessary panic as it is still too soon to see the full effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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There have initially been spreading fear that winds and waters may carry high levels of radiation from the Fukushima powerplant to America. This would result Americans in experiencing a series of health problems. A conservation group concerned over the Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon and testing the waters of Oregon said it would be surprised if radiation levels were not normal.
A conservation group has been collecting samples of ocean water at Pacific City to test for radiation. http://t.co/IOBkzFpebg — News10 (@KTVL) June 28, 2014
Meanwhile, like Oregon residents concerned over Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, the Tillamook Estuaries Partnership is as well. The organization is reportedly troubled that the radiation is harmful to people and the balance of the ecosystems of the estuaries and watersheds in western Oregon. To address the concern over Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, reports say that numerous people are teaming up to test waters in the area and ascertain that the radiation currently in the area is not harming fish, wildlife or people living in Oregon and along the west coast.
More radiation in some Oregon tuna following Fukushima http://t.co/Eua8ITsyGx pic.twitter.com/2FbTCejM75 — TRUNEWS™ (@TrunewsRadio) April 30, 2014
Zac Adams, who owns a construction company in Brandon, Oregon said of the Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon, 'We've been worried about it and worried about it. We're really concerned about it affecting the fisheries, the wildlife, the tourism and most importantly our health.' Anti-nuclear activists are of course unhappy that the effects of Fukushima are simply being dismissed. The activists said that statements from the Japanese government and TEPCO about the effects of the disaster are just hiding the truth from the rest of the world.
#Japan's leaders averted worst-case #Fukushima disaster, Stanford study finds: http://t.co/qMtbfjgEFH #nuclear pic.twitter.com/mCxOSVn9VG — Stanford Energy (@Stanford_Energy) June 25, 2014
Fukushima radiation levels in Oregon may be dismissed as unnecessary by many and may be taken as alarming by some. Still, the continuing debate by nuclear activists and pro-nuclear organizations prove that information released may just be skewed and support the motives either of the two. Still, the best solution is to do one's own research to get to the bottom of the truth.
GAO: Nuclear regulators learned from Fukushima disaster, but more work ahead http://t.co/lCHPPqSo1u pic.twitter.com/Nat7yJE1M4 — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 12, 2014