Wildlife threatened by "biggest man-made release ever of radioactive material into the oceans" at Fukushima
Naturenews reports that "Leaked isotopes likely to affect marine ecosystems more than terrestrial ones," given Fukushima Daiichi's ocean side location as well as the seasonal timing of the catastrophic radioactivity releases. Naturenews had earlier, on April 12th, reported that the Fukushima "Radiation release will hit marine life," and that "Researchers call for extensive surveys to gauge ecological effects of Fukushima" -- making the Obama administration's dismantlement of emergency radiation monitoring by FDA, NOAA, EPA, etc. all the more baffling and ironic. After all, as Ken Buesseler, a marine geochemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, is quoted by Naturenews as saying: "...this is the biggest man-made release ever of radioactive material into the oceans. We haven't yet seen enough data to assess what's going on, so anything that can be done in terms of further monitoring would be very welcome."