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Another day, another leak: One more Fukushima cooling tank pollutes Pacific

03.10.2013 04:57

Another cooling tank has sprung a leak at Japan’s troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant. As in previous instances, the highly radioactive water is thought to be seeping directly into the Pacific Ocean. This is the second such incident in two months.

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siyousyanamae 06.10.2013 18:29

President Obama: Urgently Protect People from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
MoveOn Petitions
The initial contaminated water that contains cesium-137 is expected to reach the U.S. West Coast in 3-5 years, i.e. in 2014-2016.
On July 22, 2013, TEPCO finally admitted there has been an estimated 300 tons of water highly contaminated with strontium-90 leaking into the Pacific Ocean on a daily basis.
Currently the Japanese Government is NOT monitoring strontium-90 and has NOT set its safety standard for Japanese fisheries.


Peter Craig 05.10.2013 02:37

And once again, they take attention away from the real problem- SPENT FUEL POOL 4!!! When it goes we all go. Mankind will get exactly what it deserves. Get your heart right with the Creator because this endgame is really happening.


siyousyanamae 04.10.2013 19:40

Water 6,700 times more radioactive than legal limit spills from Fukushima
Oct 3, 2013 NBC News
Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, said the water which spilled from the storage tanks had radiation readings as high as 200,000 becquerels per liter -- almost 6,700 times higher than the legal limit of 30 becquerels.


William A Finch 04.10.2013 19:32

Ricky Ross 03.10.2013 14:49

cant cuss on here! thats pretty lame!.. what kinda free speach is that!


Read the posting rules you agreed to abide by before you posted anything. It pretty much spells it out for you.


Dave 04.10.2013 17:36

This situation is beyond frightening and gladly medias like RT ( pretty much only one ) is keeping us updated when mainstream media fails. Plus i agree with Ingvar on international solution, because if the worst case scenario takes place we are looking at wasteland in place of Japan, and Alaska is- will be heavily polutted by radioactive material for a long time. I did some digging and found they are already picking up a rise in radioactivity at far north of the country. Meanwhile the law and order or something similar has not yet issued a warning about it.. meaning people there have no clue about the situation.


Mr. StS 04.10.2013 02:54

It is amazing How we can put Robot on Mars and get all that Data from a Single Robot, But we can't Solve this Problem, it is really Amazing, How life of humanbeing is cheap these Days, Is Amazing And SAD


Tony Corrigan 03.10.2013 23:27

A the Song say's when will they ever learn.


Jp Jude 03.10.2013 20:39

What scares me (further) about this situation is the fact I am getting information from RT, Aljizeera and The Guardian (though limited) and nothing from local papers. I am Canadian and the situation is not being covered (seriously) in local papers; Vancouver got garbage from the Tsunami, it's not like other things won't be heading its way. Some of my friends on Facebook are even saying the information is wrong, anyhow. Not to point out the obvious, but under what circumstances would any Nuclear Accident be safe? There is something wrong when profit margins are more important than people's lives.


Anna Charles 03.10.2013 15:28

"..... efforts at stemming the flow of contaminated water were insufficient.... however, ... he believes the situation to be under control."
P araagraph 5.


Scott Gordon 03.10.2013 15:26

I hope no one is eating those north atlantic fish, crab.....

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