By TEPCO’s own admission, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station has continued to dump huge amounts of radioactive materials into the air and water for over 4 years, endangering Walruses and other marine mammals, as well as all life. Judge yourself by looking at the maps below. They need to be protected from Fukushima, as well as from Shell oil drilling.
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“Although the cause of the skin lesions observed at the walrus haulout in 2011 remains unknown, surveillance efforts in 2012 and 2013 found very few new walrus cases, suggesting that the conditions contributing to elevated levels of skin lesions in walruses are no longer present.” https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/newsreleases/2014/ume051214.pdf Doug Dasher and others wondered if the lesions were from Fukushima hot particles falling on ice: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/radioactive-reindeer-nuclear-guinea-pigs-part-x-of-a-series/
“The size of the Pacific walrus population is unknown.” http://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/mmm/walrus/wmain.htm
UPDATE 2-U.S. walrus protections hit Shell’s Arctic drilling plan Posted:Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:53:12 GMT
WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The Obama administration dealt a setback to Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic oil exploration plans on Tuesday, saying established walrus and polar bear protections prevent the company from drilling with two rigs simultaneously at close range, as it had planned. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/nRCotWYlfDY/story01.htm