China Finds 100,000 SQ Miles of Radiation In Pacific Ocean 300 Times Higher Than Normal
The Intel Hub
By Alexander Higgins – Contributing Writer
August 18, 2011
China has reported that the radioactive contamination in the Pacific Ocean from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is far wider than the areas released by the Japanese government.
China has discovered 100,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean waters, at distances up to 800 kilometers from Fukushima, with Cesium radiation levels up to 300 times normal and Strontium radiation levels up to 100 times normal.
China says a study conducted by its State Oceanic Administration has found widespread levels of highly radioactive contamination throughout Pacific Ocean.
China’s State Oceanic Administration said the tests show that the polluted area is far wider than the areas released by the Japanese government.
According to the study, the radiation survey found that over 252,000 kilometers, or just shy of 100,000 square mile,s of Pacific ocean waters was contaminated by the time the study was completed on July 4th.
The study found that the radiation has spread to distances up to 800 kilometers from the coast of the Fukushima prefecture.
According to the article, cesium radiation was found at levels up to 300 times higher than concentration levels detected in water off the coast of China.
The study also found Strontium-90 radiation levels up to 100 times higher than those found in Chinese waters.
The report quotes China’s Ocean Administration as saying “”One cannot rule out the possibility that radioactive contaminants have entered waters under China’s jurisdiction.”