'Some seven years after the disaster at Fukushima, there is a new crisis at Fukushima, and TEPCO, the energy company responsible for the failed nuclear plant, has issued a statement warning of lethal levels of radiation now detected at the plant.
TEPCO reportedly made this discovery last month in a reactor containment vessel, signaling that attempts to locate and remove spent fuel rods has failed. The situation is apparently more dangerous than ever, as noted by the Independent:
“The energy firm found eight sieverts per hour of radiation, while 42 units were also detected outside its foundations.
A sievert is defined as the probability of cancer induction and genetic damage from exposure to a dose of radiation, by the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). One sievert is thought to carry with it a 5.5 per cent chance of eventually developing cancer.” [Source]
As we reported last year, it appears that the 40-year plan to contain Fukushima is already failing, and this latest news from Japan further chips away at the possibility of a favorable outcome.
“The real work of dealing with highly volatile spent fuel is still close to impossible, and that many of the 40 year plans efforts have already failed, such as the underground ice wall which was supposed to prevent radioactive materials from leeching into surrounding soil and water.” ~Alex Pietrowski
The first impact on our health from a failure to contain this disaster will be a sharp rise in the increase of cancer for those nearest to Fukushima, including Tokyo, and for those down river of the flow of contaminated water being pumped into the Pacific. This means the northwestern coastal regions of North America.'
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