Fukushima Still Releases 300 Tons of Radioactive Water Daily, Just to Chill

The Fukushima nuclear disaster’s effects still have not perished. Not only it already made the Pacific Ocean toxic, it also regularly leaks 300 tons of radioactive water.

Although the Chernobyl disaster was well known, people missed to recognize the hazardous effects of Fukushima’s meltdown at the TEPCO in 2011. Due to the earthquake in 2010, three nuclear reactors caused the largest radiation release into the water. Over the course of 5 years, radioactive chemicals worse than Chernobyl’s have leaked to the Pacific Ocean. The estimates of the harm might have been underestimated by the Japanese officials, several years ago. In fact, the amount of radiation released to the Pacific Ocean is more than when the U.S. tested nuclear weapons in Pacific Ocean islands.

Every day, Fukushima still leaks 300 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Yet, the source of this leak cannot be accessed by humans or robots because the source of the leak is extremely hot.

Concerns started to raise when TEPCO’s partnership with General Electric came to the table. General Electric (GE) alone is one of the largest companies in the world, and it controls many economical and political forums. The lack of focus on the Fukushima disaster is thought to be explained by the relation with the GE. At the end, 1400 Japanese citizens sued General Electric for the Fukushima disaster.

The Fukushima disaster and its effects also reaches to North America. Canadian Scientists observed a 300% increase in the radiation on the West Ocean Coast. This amount increases each year, affecting the marine life detrimentally. In Oregon, USA, starfish started to lose legs and die after the Fukushima radiation reached the U.S. West Coast in 2013. In 2014, radiation in California’s water increase by 500%. The government officials said that the radiation had an ‘unknown source’ and that there is no need to worry.

Now that bigger effects from Fukushima reached to the other side of the world, scientists started to stand against the ignorance.

[via zerohedge]

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  • Joffan

    This article is a complete and utter lie. The impermeable sea wall, steel piling driven into the impermeable rock layers at the sea front, stopped the seepage of groundwater from the site in October 2015. “Tepco completes seawall” will find news articles.

  • TheDudeofVoo

    ❝Fukushima Still Releases 300 Tons of Radioactive Water Daily, Just to Chill❞

    Radioactive material is not measured in tons. Radioactivity is measured in Becquerels. If Fukushima discharged one Becquerel of radioactive material, well, that would be one Bq. If they took that 1 Bq and diluted it with 300 Tonnes of water, it would still be one Bq.

    The Monterrey Bay Aquarium in California sucks in seawater, passes it through the aquarium, and discharges that water back into the ocean. That seawater is contaminated with 13,000 Becquerels per cubic metre when it is discharged back into the ocean. So, what is the Bq count of the water that rinses though the crippled reactor plants, and ends up being washed into the ocean?

    Count the Becquerels – not the tonnes.

    BTW, the seawater sucked into the Monterrey Bay Aquarium is contaminated by about 2000 Bq per cubic metre, from natural 210Polonium, and about 11,000 Bq/m^3 from natural 40Potassium … nothing new, there.

    • GRLCowan

      Also, the quoted headline is purely and simply a lie. The actual fate of the in-leaking groundwater, now quite a bit less than 300 tonnes per day, is discussed and illustrated in first-hand observer Ben Heard’s report, “Not humbled, angered: The response to Fukushima is an ongoing mistake. Part 2”.

  • Berto Aussems

    This disaster is already stored in the collective unconscious. No media, exept the Greenoptimistic, can describe the impact of this tumor on mother earth. It should be the turning point to abolish nuclear threat from powerplants and bombs but it is not because we are in a deep sleep.

  • jojo

    Have to find better way producing elec power,gas and solar,wind,thorium etc.Nuclear to old,last century .