The Ocean is in Deep, Deep Trouble… the worst environmental disaster in history.
I call this the “canary in a coal mine effect“. Remember in the old days (before our current sophisticated technology) when a canary would be taken down in to a mine to test for high levels of lethal fumes ….. the miners knew that if the bird died it was time to get out …. apparently the delicate constitution of the bird caused it to succumb before the humans could be affected – which I think applies here ….
According to reports over the past couple of days the levels have now reached an incredible 530 Sieverts which (according to this report) is “strong enough to kill a machine designed to withstand just such an occurrence in less than an hour”. Alarming when one considers that just 10 Sieverts in a human is enough to cause death in a matter of weeks making this the worst environmental disaster in history …. and that is just the start …. for the Fukushima disaster is basically unstoppable.