I visited San Diego Bay, California, USA for Biological monitoring. Though I have visited various places in Japan to see the health consequence of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, I can find no effect against creatures in Japan. However, there is a concern that radioactive materials will flow to overseas by the ocean current. So I have wanted to see the effects against overseas too. San Diego is in front of Pacific Ocean as same as Japan. I have wondered if marine animals in San Diego have some effects by Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. So I visited San Diego, CA to see effects of the accident against marine animals which eat fish. As a result I could see many Californian Sea Lions and wild birds. They were fine and I couldn’t find any impact of the accident. People in San Diego have no worry about the accident, because it is far away from the site and radioactive materials couldn’t reach there.
Posted by Yoshitaka Kiriake from Japan on May 24, 2013.
カリフォルニア州のサンディエゴ湾は野生動物の宝庫である。California Sea Lionやウミネコ、ペリカンなど様々な野生動物が生息している。
So people in San Diego have already forgotten the nuclear power plant accident too. Because San Diego is very far away from the site and radioactive materials cannot reach there. We know there is no problem for child birth and child rearing in San Diego. So people in San Diego are living without any concern about the accident. I continue to visit various places in the world to see the effects of the accident, because I can meet various creatures which are sensitive to radioactive materials from the environment. It is important to see their health for our safety.