Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fukushima Radiation Levels Deadly As of Today


The tanks they are a-leaking

      Russia Today and several other foreign news agencies (which sadly I have come to trust since the U.S. news services have become reporters of Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy News) are once again reporting things which are absent from our news.    Apparently, there has been a very recent spike in radiation levels at Japan's Fukushima Daichi failed nuclear power station.   It has been known for awhile that radioactive water being stored in large tanks that was used to cool the reactors during the initial incidents, are leaking into the ocean. In fact, fishing has been stopped in some of the areas there.   However, the news that radiation is now 18 times higher than was measured prior, is new and has been reported in the last few hours. 1800 millisieverts an hour is now leaking from the tanks, which Tepco says is sufficient to kill an exposed person within four hours.

                 This nuclear disaster is not over.  It's not over for the people who live within a hundred kilometers of the site, for people who live several hundred kilometers from the site.  It may not be over for those who inhabit the West Coast of the US and Canada, or for Far Eastern Russia or other nations who may catch radioactive drift from the oceans.

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Sunnybrook Farm said...

Maybe Obama will fix that problem as well. But seriously all they can do is watch and rework the numbers to show that nuclear power isn't all that cheap when you figure worst case in.

JaneofVirginia said...

Sadly, this may be the deathtrap which keeps on giving for a long time to come.