Will Japanese Radiation Leaks Damage the Ocean's Ecosystem?

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Looking at the Japanese Tsunami damage and nuclear radiation leaks into the ocean, will the amount of radioactive toxin kill ocean life forms in large amounts or will it safely disperse? Also looking at human consumption of fish stocks.
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Will Japanese Radiation Leaks Damage the Ocean's Ecosystem?
« Reply #1 on: 23/05/2011 19:03:29 »
If you look round on the web you can find data on how much uranium and potassium (among others) are already in the oceans.
The amount that the Japanese disaster added is trivial.
However, at the local level it will cause some disruption.
The site round Chernobyl is doing just fine- there are no people there and the wildlife is thriving. Chernobyl dumped a lot more radioactive contamination than Fukushima.
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