01 Jun '11, 6pm

the first wave ever lost to a nuclear meltdown @surfriderjapan @surfrider #srfrdr

the first wave ever lost to a nuclear meltdown @surfriderjapan @surfrider #srfrdr

The first wave ever lost due to nuclear meltdown June 01 2011 | Coastal development , Waves , Water Quality , Surfing , The recent events in Japan had many in the Surfrider network talking. Of course we were talking about how the horrific events impacted the people of Japan (especially those in Nahara where the Fukushima plant is/was located). We were also talking about how this is really a coastal infrastructure story. Putting important... anything... on our coastlines is a bad idea because coastlines are dynamic zones that change over the years. We were also talking about how this may be the first time a wave has been lost due to a nuclear meltdown. In the scheme of things (tainted water supplies, unsure path forward related to Japan's energy mix, etc) the idea of a lost wave seems to pale in comparison... unless you are a surfer. To put a bit of perspective on this issu...

Full article: http://www.surfrider.org/jims-blog/entry/the-first-wave-l...

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