The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster came as a result of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. A truly horrible disaster almost beyond words. Naturally, it dominated news media, electronic and print, for many weeks. The death and destruction was simply heart wrenching.
Following recent reports about some of the plant's water filters being taken offline due to major corrosion problems, the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan is now experiencing considerable issues with its contaminated water storage tanks as well, some of which appear to be leaking significant amounts of highly radioactive water directly into the environment.
This Video shows the overview for the next 10 years for the Radiation in the Pacific and the world.
New images have surfaced depicting what appears to be some of the more heinous radioactive consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. A slide show recently posted by MSN.com reveals deformed tomatoes with bulbous growth defects; cucumbers with unsightly leaves growing out of their flesh; disturbingly misshapen eggplants; peaches with elephantiasis-like outgrowths; unnaturally massive heads of cabbage; and Siamese corn that splits off into two cobs, all the consequences, say some, of Fukushima's ongoing nuclear fallout.
Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO) who has been monitoring the battered Fukushima nuclear power plant. Scientists believe it could take up to forty years to clean up the nuclear waste. The new high level readings of cesium-134 may mean that the destruction has just begun and that the Pacific ocean is set to become "the ultimate sponge" for this nuclear disaster.
If you live on the West Coast of the U.S. or Canada, you may want to reconsider your water filtration method as well as how you select and prepare food. Evidently, the nightmare of Fukushima is far from over - another 16 million years to be exact. Due to the astonishingly long half-life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.
The tsunami-caused nuclear accident at the Fukushima power station in Japan is the disaster that never ends, as new reports indicate that a wealth of new radioactive materials have been spewed into the atmosphere.
The two-year anniversary of the infamous Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, in which a mega-earthquake and tsunami ravished one of Japan's largest nuclear power plants, recently took place with little media coverage (which is hardly surprising). But a prominent nuclear expert and professor from Japan says the disaster itself is far from over, and that at least 10 million Japanese people are still living in areas that should have been abandoned a long time ago due to high radiation levels.
Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen said today that the containment vessel at Fukushima reactor 2 has a large crack in it.