The Fukushima Plant is Still Leaking Like a Sieve

By Joshua Krause

More than four years after a tsunami washed away the city of Fukushima, and damaged its nuclear plant beyond repair, TEPCO is still struggling to contain the radioactive materials within their facility.

Japanese authorities are currently engaged in a truly Sisyphean task when it comes repairing the plant, as it seems like every time they manage to secure a leak, another one pops up somewhere else. This happens so often that it’s barely covered by the news anymore, as the world slowly accepts its radioactive future.

TEPCO recently announced that they had discovered a small wet patch outside of a storage tank on May 1st. The 40 milliliter puddle is currently emitting 70 millisieverts per hour, and was found while staff were preparing to build a new frozen soil wall around the reactor. To put that in perspective, the average person is exposed to 3-6 millisieverts per year. This stuff is emitting several hundred thousand times more radiation than that.

Fortunately, this is only giving off beta radiation, which is much easier to contain than gamma radiation. They’ve successfully stopped the spread of the leak with a few sandbags, but it’s emblematic of a much wider problem.

The water that is being used to keep the reactors cool is highly radioactive, and has been leaking into the water table for some time now. Given the numerous leaks and structural problems the plant faces on a regular basis, it doesn’t look like Fukushima will ever be secured in our lifetimes.

Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple, where this article first appeared. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.

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4 Comments on "The Fukushima Plant is Still Leaking Like a Sieve"

  1. Where did I recently read that a sociology professor at the American University in Washington DC just published a lengthy study in which she examined over 2,000 US news articles and found an appalling lack of coverage of the Fukushima disaster. Either news downplayed or made light of the threat or did not cover it at all. I am not one who thinks Fukushima is “an extinction level event” (not yet anyways) but am also horrified with the vast criminality that the nuclear industry is getting away with.

    – Richard Wilcox

    • The Filth Estate: Spewing Fourth

      The professor could have just asked us, we’d have at an nth of the price and in a fraction of the time correctly concluded that the lame urine stream media are bought and paid for shills of The Cabal, the only truth about them is that lying is their raison d’être.

    • Oh one can “think” whatever one wants.Truth will eventually supervene.Fukusima isn’t going away

      • “we” can make the socialist go away, but “we” are cowards. Ruled by the most ignorant that has ever walked the planet. “We” should be very proud, but we are more stupid than cowardly…..”we” are hopeless. GOD is watching.

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