Pictured above is the Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan, it is now leaking 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean a day. It took a severe beating back in March of 2011 when the Tsunami hit Japan, and has been continuing to leak contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean ever since. The main problem here being that it is actually getting worse and worse as time goes on. Water samples taken underwater near Fukushima showed extremely higher levels of radiation than the samples taken right after the March 2011 Tsunami, states the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The Japanese government is now reporting that Fukushima is dumping 300 tons of contaminated water into the Ocean a day and estimates that the cleanup could take up to 40 years and $11 billion. For all of Japan’s sake, and being that we share the Pacific Ocean, we can only hope this is resolved before it devastates Japan and eventually reaches it’s way over to the West Coast of the US. For more detailed and up to the minute information, please click HERE.
Officials in Orange County are wondering just how in the heck marijuana with an estimated street value of at least $3 million got left floating in the Pacific about 13 miles off the coast of Dana Point.
The marijuana, recovered by U.S. Border Patrol Agents midday Sunday, was in 160 bales, weighing a combined 7- to 8,000 pounds, according to City news Service.
The bales were spotted by a boater, who alerted authorities.
Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Balicki said of the mysteriously abandoned cargo: “It kind of makes you wonder how it got there.” Balicki notes that they’d heard no reports of vessels in distress in the area. A shipment that size would require a larger vessel than a ski-sized boat, which would attract some attention if it made a distress call, noted Balicki._ SOURCE
These types of incidents can be very scary to think about at times. What if one of those probes comes down from space and DOESN’T land in the ocean. According to the Associated Press, a Russian space probe that had been part of their plan to explore the moon and mars, had fallen into the Pacific Ocean west of Chile’s coast. The craft that crashed into the ocean was worth $170 million. For more information on this incident click here.