The Gradual Pollution of the North Pacific Ocean Is Like a Slap in the Face of Creator-God

Minister Paul J Bern
8 min readFeb 12, 2023

The Japan Disaster Continues to Spell Grave Danger

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

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As I write this week’s commentary we are coming up on the twelfth anniversary of Japan’s triple disaster that happened back in March 2011. The colossal earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster are unparalleled in human history. The worst and most troubling part is the leakage of many hundreds of tons of radioactive water into the Pacific ocean off Japan’s eastern coast. This has been done repeatedly over the last twelve years, creating a huge “dead zone” in the North Pacific ocean that stretches from Japan to the Aleutian Islands on the north to Hawaii on the south, and surrounding the island of Guam and its US military base in the north central Pacific. This radioactivity will remain in the water for many decades, killing most — if not all — of the sea life that once lived there. As of this week, Japanese authorities have decided to dump some of the contaminated water currently stored in storage tanks, into the Pacific ocean because they are running out of storage capacity. Details below:

Japan Plans to Dump Fukushima Wastewater Into a Pacific With a Toxic Nuclear History (Full article at

“Nuclear plants have long been touted as a reliable source of carbon-free energy, though many plants across the world had been shuttered in past decades over worries about the safety of nuclear waste disposal. In this new era of nuclear revival, similar uncertainties abound.

“In Japan, one plant that isn’t even operational has become the front line for the fight between activists seeking safety assurances for waste disposal and operators who are running out of space in on-site tanks to store the wastewater accumulating from keeping damaged reactors cool. Currently…



Minister Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium and Substack. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor; piano player