More on Radiations

Here is what I found on Wikipedia under “Bikini Atoll.” My showing this here does not mean I am in favor of bombarding the human body with radiations. I am just against panics in general. I am hoping to help some people develop their BS detector, or build it from scratch. I am not very successful overall but I am grateful for two or three improvements in sanity.

“Between 1946 and 1958, 23 nuclear devices were detonated by the United States at seven test sites located on the reef, inside the atoll, in the air, or underwater.[4] They had a combined fission yield of 42.2 Mt. “….
Bikini Lagoon diving
To provide an economic base for future resettlement of the atoll, the Bikini Council organized the Bikini Atoll Divers to host divers in June 1996.[55] Because the lagoon has remained undisturbed for so long, it contains a larger amount of sea life than usual, including sharks, which increases divers’ interest in the area. Visibility depth is over 100 feet (30 m). The lagoon is immensely popular with divers, and is regarded as among the top 10 diving locations in the world. ” (Bolding mine.)
It costs $4,000 a week.
Although the atomic blasts obliterated three islands and contaminated much of the atoll, after 50 years the coral reefs had recovered. The reefs attracted reef fish and their predators: 30 pounds (14 kg) dogtooth tuna, 20 pounds (9.1 kg) barracuda, and bluefin trevally as big as 50 pounds (23 kg). Given the long-term absence of humans, the Bikini lagoon offers sportsmen one of the most pristine fishing environments in the world.[25]” (Bolding mine.)


About Jacques Delacroix

I write short stories, current events comments, and sociopolitical essays, mostly in English, some in French. There are other people with the same first name and same last name on the Internet. I am the one who put up on Amazon in 2014: "I Used to Be French: an Immature Autobiography" and also: "Les pumas de grande-banlieue." To my knowledge, I am the only Jacques Delacroix with American and English scholarly publications. In a previous life, I was a teacher and a scholar in Organizational Theory and in the Sociology of Economic Development. (Go ahead, Google me!) I live in the People’s Green Socialist Republic of Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to More on Radiations

  1. johnczaja says:

    so not to panic…would you eat fish taken on this reef?

  2. John: First, none of the fish in question have two heads. Second: Yes I would because the local water is no more radioactive than many places in the continental US including much of Colorado. The more important question is: Would I eat it daily for a long time. If it were not tested, I wouldn’t . But then, there are many places in the world whose fish I would not eat day in and day out.

    Article in the WSJ today: Rice grown near Fukushima has not detectable radioactivity, yet, stores won’t buy it. Farmers’ lives there are ruined by prejudice.

    And, there are no witches either (except on a private basis, of course, if you know what I mean).

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