It seems the majority of people in the world are not aware of the repercussions that disasters like the Fukushima nuclear meltdown have on the world itself. As soon as something happens it is a big story but soon after on one thinks to speak of it again.
The facts are that while no one is talking about it and we are all going about our lives as if nothing is happening, the threat is still there. It doesn’t just wither away when you ignore it. The Fukushima disaster is still affecting us today. At least one third of the globe is said to be contaminated from the leak out due to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Over eighty percent of the radioactivity from the damaged reactors made its way to the Pacific Ocean.
This is much more than the amounts that reached Chernobyl or Three Mile Island. A small fraction of this is on the sea floor to this day while the rest was swept up by the Kuroshio Current (a Western Pacific version of the Gulf Stream). It was then carried out to sea where it was mixed in with the vast volume of the North Pacific Ocean. In 2015 we even detected signs of radioactive contamination from Fukushima along the coast near British Columbia and California. Yes, at this point the amounts being found are considered trace but the dangers of this and any radioactivity are generally underestimated.
Any possible exposure at all can add up to something terrible. It is completely incorrect to say that Fukushima is under control when the levels of radioactivity in the ocean are indicating that the leaks themselves are still continuing on. Over one thousand tanks full of eradicated water stand inland from the Fukushima nuclear plant and each and every day 300 tonnes of water are pumped through Fukushima’s ruined reactors in order to keep them cool. While the company that owns the plant itself has taken measures to put in the use of a filtration device that has stripped many very dangerous isotope of strontium and cesium from the flow these water tanks still contain tritium and isotope of hydrogen with two neurons. For those of you who are unaware what tritium is, it is a major by-product of nuclear reactions and is highly expensive to remove from the water as well as difficult.
While you would think no one in their right mind would think it would be okay it seems that Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has launched a campaign in an effort to convince the world that dumping up to 800,000 tones of contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean is a safe and responsible thing to do. Any further dumping is going to affect the global community and should not be done. This is something we should not keep quiet about the more people know the better. Please watch the informative videos I have added in below.