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Charges laid against B.C. man who called for death of Fukushima researcher

Originally posted by The Globe and Mail
By Mark Hume
November 6, 2015

In this March 10, 2014, file photo, workers wearing protective gear work at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, northeastern Japan in their attempt to stop the leakage of radioactive water that has accumulated at the crippled nuclear power plant. (Koji Sasahara/AP)

A British Columbia man who posted a video calling for the death of scientists whose research shows the Fukushima nuclear accident is not destroying the Pacific has been charged with two counts of criminal harassment.

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Interview with CBC Radio As It Happens about InFORM Critics

Interview with Dr. Jay Cullen on CBC Radio As it Happens November 2, 2015 about recent experiences with science outreach and education around the Fukushima InFORM project. Interview begins at 8:50 min.

Canadian researcher targeted by hate campaign over Fukushima findings

Originally posted in The Globe and Mail
by Mark Hume
November 1, 2015

Big black plastic bags containing irradiated soil, leaves and debris from a decontamination operation are dumped at a seaside devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tomioka town, Fukushima prefecture, near Tokyo Electric Power Co’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on Feb. 22, 2015. After the Japanese nuclear reactor melted down in 2011, following an earthquake and tsunami, fears arose that radiation would pollute the Pacific and spread to Canada’s West Coast. (Toru Hanai/REUTERS)

 

Jay Cullen never expected the world of hate he encountered when he began to post scientific information about the impact of the Fukushima accident on the Pacific Ocean.

Criticism was anticipated – but then he started getting death threats.

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The Blob

The waters of the northeast Pacific have been warmer than normal since the fall of 2013. The reasons why are still being investigated by many, but the scale and intensity of this phenomenon make it unlike anything observed before. Scientists currently believe that the cause of the warm ocean waters is that they simply didn’t cool off like they were supposed to in the fall and winter of 2013-2014.

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July 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update

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InFORMal monitoring results for water samples collected in April/May 2015

Results* from April citizen science monitoring are now available from 8 of 11 (above: bold italics) of the current InFORM sampling locations. Additionally, two samples from May are available from Ucluelet and Port Renfrew. The Ucluelet sample was collected by the Ucluelet Aquarium for our partner organization, Our Radioactive Ocean, on May 7th and did contain trace amounts (0.5 Bq m-3) of the Fukushima fingerprint, 134Cs, with it’s short ~2 year half life.  The total level of activity from this sample is roughly half the activity of the February sample, which was the last time 134Cs was detected on the BC coast.   Continue reading July 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update