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Elevated levels of cancer-causing radioactive isotopes have been discovered in the groundwater of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the plant’s operator has revealed. Highly toxic strontium-90 was present at 30 times the allowable rate, tests showed.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the owner of the wrecked plant, said that tests showed levels of strontium in groundwater had increased by 100 times since the end of last year, TEPCO official Toshihiko Fukuda told reporters. Strontium-90 is a byproduct of nuclear fission, and if ingested can cause bone cancer.
Originally posted by shaneslaughta
Maybe the world just dont care about japan anymore?
But if that's in ground water, japan is an island......fish can absorb this dangerous isotope, and people eat fish.
I fear we really screwed up with nuke plants, now our children and their children will be dealing with the aftermath.
I think they knew all along and are now coming to light with it to steer people away from Homeland issues.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by NateHatred
It was far far bigger than chernobyl. 6 reactors, with Mox, and a mushroom cloud, and in the end, ruined reactors, where the melted goo already the station and they're not telling us that its causing mayhem to mother earth.
Very bad situation.
Originally posted by NateHatred
considering fukushima was no where near the level of chernobyl i am surprised people here still big it up as major
Also, what happened to the Fukushima forum? Did the plant just stop melting down and revert its radiation leak.