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Japan announces new plan to drain radioactive Fukushima water DIRECTLY into the Pacific Ocean

Government authorities in Japan have announced new plans to start dumping highly radioactive wastewater from the failed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility directly into the Pacific Ocean. Though the amount of radiation in the water far exceeds legally-permitted levels, according to the plant’s operator and documents reviewed by the U.K.’s Telegraph, there’s apparently no other place to put […]

Over 2 trillion becquerels of radioactive waste flowed from Fukushima plant into Pacific in just 10 months

Over 2 trillion becquerels of radioactive waste flowed from Fukushima plant into Pacific in just 10 months

At least 2 trillion becquerels’ worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted. The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO’s pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material. A becquerel is […]

Japanese government seeks approval to dump more radioactive groundwater into ocean

Japanese government seeks approval to dump more radioactive groundwater into ocean

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which is currently handling cleanup efforts at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, is pushing the country’s fisheries federation to allow more dumping of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. GlobalPost reports that the electric utility wants to start mixing highly contaminated radioactive wastewater with fresh groundwater, which it […]