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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Fukushima Is Having Trouble Disposing of Hundreds of Thousands of Tons of Contaminated Nuclear W

In today's On the News segment: Fukushima's water-treatment manager admitted that they are having trouble disposing of hundreds of thousands of tons of contaminated nuclear waste water; a CEO threatened his employees that he would drop the company's contributions to employee retirement funds if Obama wins; oil giant ConocoPhillips announced earnings of $1.8 billion in the third-quarter of this year, yet receives on average $600 million in tax breaks ever single year; and more.

Cesium in fish off Fukushima not declining

Radioactive cesium levels in most kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima haven't declined in the year following Japan's nuclear disaster, a signal that the seafloor or leakage from the damaged reactors must be continuing to contaminate the waters — possibly threatening fisheries for decades, a researcher says.

Fish Off Japan’s Coast Said to Contain Elevated Levels of Cesium

Elevated levels of cesium still detected in fish off the Fukushima coast of Japan suggest that radioactive particles from last year’s nuclear disaster have accumulated on the seafloor and could contaminate sea life for decades, according to new research.

Fukushima Dangers Lurking

A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 hit north of Japan early in August. The epicenter of the quake was off the coast of Hokkaido in the Sea of Okhotsk but no further damage to the completely destroyed Fukushima mega nuclear plant was reported.