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Radiation level spikes further near toxic water tanks at Japan's Fukushima plant

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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 03:45 AM
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This coming from CNN.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, which has been struggling to deal with a series of leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, said it detected a radiation level of 2,200 millisieverts near the tanks on Tuesday. That's up from a previous high of 1,800 millisieverts on Saturday.


It appears that the situation is accelerating. Hopefully TEPCO asks for and receives some more assistance very soon. Seems to me like this might be a more reasonable thing for the world to be focusing it's collective efforts on than intervening in a civil war in Syria.


The government said Tuesday that it would spend the equivalent of $470 million on measures that included an ambitious plan to freeze the ground surrounding the plant's stricken reactors to prevent the contamination of groundwater at the site.


Their current plan was recently discussed in this thread:How the Fukushima Ice Barrier Will Block Radioactive Groundwater

But some think it may not be very effective:Expert: Fukushima freeze plan not ideal (Sorry I couldn't find a youtube version)

Either way, it's now been over 2 years and it is still an unstable mess. This is unacceptable in my opinion. The priorities of the governments on this planet are skewed.




posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 03:52 AM
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Maybe This is the Video..


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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 03:52 AM
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You know, Japan government should be brought to Geneva for Acts against Humanity. This just shows how much our benevolent leaders care for us.

They should just declare that the Japanese Government is unfit to handle the situation and take over by UN approval.

This is effecting the whole world, but I guess they are to busy with Syria.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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It's too little too late. The damage has been done, it's been 2 years and there's loads of reports of the damage it's done to the environment and the people. They should have taken this action 2 years ago instead of denying everything



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:03 AM
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Originally posted by sarahlm
It's too little too late. The damage has been done, it's been 2 years and there's loads of reports of the damage it's done to the environment and the people. They should have taken this action 2 years ago instead of denying everything

Yes! its Long to late! if they still try they must spend so much money and energy..because the damage covering so wide area..
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posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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Chernobyl disaster is 25 years ago, and they are still working on the powerplant to contain the radiation.



2 years is nothing when it comes to stuff like this, it's not a walk in the park to clean up and contain a nuclear meltdown, especialy not the size of Fukushima.

Even with help from outside Japan, you will still hear about this in the next many many years,



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:05 AM
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They should just declare that the Japanese Government is unfit to handle the situation and take over by UN approval.

Good idea.
Um...what do you want the UN to do...exactly?



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 04:34 AM
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The same could be said about many Govts. about any number of things.

But the UN is no more competent to deal with anything.



posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 03:29 AM
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Fukushima radiation leaks reach deadly new high
Exposure to emissions would be fatal within hours, say Japanese authorities

www.theguardian.com...
Justin McCurry in Tokyo
theguardian.com, Wednesday 4 September 2013 02.03 EDT


The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has radiation leaks strong enough to deliver a fatal dose within hours, Japanese authorities have revealed, as the government prepares to step in to help contain leaks of highly toxic water at the site.

On Wednesday the country's nuclear regulation authority said radiation readings near water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have increased to a new high, with emissions above the ground near one group of tanks were as high as 2,200 millisieverts [mSv] per hour – a rise of 20% from the previous high.

Earlier this week the plant's operator, Tepco, said workers had measured radiation at 1,800 mSv an hour near a storage tank.

That was the previous highest reading since Tepco began installing tanks to store huge quantities of contaminated water that have built up at the plant.

An unprotected person standing close to the contaminated areas would, within hours, receive a deadly radiation dose.
www.theguardian.com...





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