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 have 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.
For those who have developed thyroid cancer, however, speaking out is troublesome. In 2016, a young woman from Japan who developed thyroid cancer spoke out about the challenges those with concerns about public safety after the disaster face. In an article at CBS News, she describes how many are being silenced. CBS reports:
“When the group held a news conference in Tokyo in March, it connected by live video feed with two fathers with children with thyroid cancer, but their faces were not shown, to disguise their identities. They criticized the treatment their children received and said they’re not certain the government is right in saying cancer and the nuclear meltdowns are unrelated.” [Source]
Regarding the recent news about elevated and lethal levels of detected radiation, the Independent spoke with Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit. Black is very concerned about the situation, saying:
“Finding high readings in the reactor is standard, it’s where the molten fuel is, it would be bizarre if it wasn’t.
I find it symptomatic of the past seven years, in that they don’t know what they’re doing, Tepco, these energy companies haven’t a clue what they’re doing, so to me it’s been going wrong from the beginning. It’s a disaster of unseen proportions.
This is an area of the planet that gets hit by tornadoes and all kinds of heavy weather patterns, which is a problem. When you have waste stored above ground in inappropriate ways, it can get washed out, and you can get contamination all over the place.
This can get problematic anytime; if it contaminates the ocean there is no local contamination, the ocean is global, so anything that goes into the ocean goes to everyone.
It needs to be clear that this problem is not gone, this is not just a local problem. It’s a very major thing.” [Source]
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