Skip to comments.Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable' Levels
Posted on 02/08/2017 5:03:45 PM PST by Enlightened1
The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels. Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple-meltdown, said this morning that new fuel leaks have been discovered. He said the radiation levels - as high as 530 sieverts per hour - are now the highest they've been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal reactor. "To put this in very simple terms. Four sieverts can kill a handful of people," he explained. He said that critics, including the U.S. military in 2011, have long questioned whether Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and officials have been providing accurate information on the severity of the radiation. TEPCO maintains that the radiation is confined to the site and not a risk to the public. It's expected to take at least $300 billion and four decades to fix it. Housley said small levels of radiation are still being detected off the coasts of California and Oregon and scientists fear it could get worse. "The worry is with 300 tons of radioactive water going into the Pacific every day, what is that doing to the Pacific Ocean?" said Housley. He added that critics are now questioning whether the radiation has been this severe all along.
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Good place for a sanctuary city
That’s Bogie’s line from The Maltese Falcon.
“It’s expected to take at least $300 billion and four decades to fix it.”
But, by all means, keep pimping this: GLOBAL WARMING IS KILLING US!
What a fecking mess. Drill, Baby! DRILL! This alternative energy stuff is just scary and awful. And EXPENSIVE as H#LL, all the way around!
P.S. America Sucks! Americans are destroying the planet, and NO ONE ELSE!
I can imagine Godzilla!
Movie and the song, of course.
LOL! And his laugh was horrendous. But a damn good pitcher.
Their estimate is off by about ten thousand years, give or take.
The Chernobyl accident was almost 31 years ago and they are STILL trying to figure out how to keep it from becoming a further threat to the surrounding environment. Some have calculated that if the makeshift "sarcophagus" collapses the resulting radioactive dust could reach parts of Western Europe.
I read a few years ago that up to 1/3 of the fish caught in Alaska were showing radiation burns. This is a far bigger problem than what is being reported.
Preppers on the west coast have already noticed a gradual increase in 'background radiation'.
After 6 years...it’s about time. US should offer expertise.
BTW, Uss Reagan was in the initial radiation release and had to be retrofitted. All of their water is intake from ocean and desalinized. Entire ship was radioactive. Many servicemen became sick and died
Sounds a lot like the Leftists in the U.S., Democrats et al.
This is a far bigger problem than what is being reported.
I was stationed in Germany when Chernobyl blew up. Radio active cloud went right over my house. The day after it passed they reminded us to make sure we decon our shoes prior to entering a building.
Yeah, but my first thought was some really nasty stars, not to mention quasars that spew so much radiation, they kill off any chance of life in “nearby” galaxies in that energy beam.
I’m sure if Japan contacted all the highly advanced Islamic countries around the world, they can figure it out...
Re: “It’s expected to take at least $300 billion and four decades to fix it.”
It would be cheaper to bury it in 20 feet of concrete, add a few feet of soil, grass seed, and some trees.
A brand new public park, for just $10 billion.
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