The effects of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster extend further than was predicted when the event occurred.

Evidence collated by officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s lab in Seattle suggests that fish swimming in the Pacific Ocean close to the plant are becoming contaminated which means that there is a serious risk of radiation entering the human food chain, even far beyond Japan’s territorial waters.

Merely choosing not to consume fish caught in the Pacific may not be sufficient to avoid the problem; certain species, such as tuna and sock-eye salmon, migrate very long distances spanning from Japan to North America, and contaminated tuna have also been found swimming in Californian waters.
read more has been covering the Fukushima disaster since it took place and we have never been satisfied that the public was being told the real story. Now it appears that highly radioactive water is leaking out of the plant and into the Pacific Ocean, and it is not clear when, or if, it can be stopped. Should the leak continue unabated, there will be two choices: either continue to flood the reactor and allow the irradiated water to leak into the ocean, or stop flooding and let the reactor melt down. Obviously, either of these alternatives is a disaster.
read more

On July 17 and 18 steam was observed rising from Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, raising concerns that the damaged reactor’s nuclear reaction had started again. If this has happened, another large release of radioactive material from the planet is probable. Then, yesterday, Tokyo Electric Power admitted that radioactive groundwater had leaked from the plant into the sea. Levels of cancer-causing cesium 134 have increased by 110 percent in the past few days. So far, Tepco has not been able to explain this increase, but it would be consistent with new nuclear reactions taking place in the reactor’s core.
read more

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station was destroyed in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, but instead of the cleanup reducing radiation leaks, it has now become clear that extremely dangerous Strontium-90 is entering regional ground water at an ever increasing rate. This is believed to come from a crack in reactor two, but TEPCO refuses to confirm this. Right now, contaminated water is stored in huge drums on the facility site, but if there is a reactor crack, the amount of contaminated water will over time become enormous. TEPCO claims that it has plans to filter the radioactive material out of the water and release it into the more