Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fukishima is Still Leaking Radiation

Hellooooo guys,

Well, I was wondering through Google, and I stumbled upon an article pertaining to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant leak caused by the tremendous earthquake, tsunami, and the triple meltdowns in Japan 2011. Well, recently the water tanks containing the radioactive water used to cool the fuel rods during this disaster, has been leaking. The radiation levels in Japan have spiked, and radioactive water has been reported to have leaked into the Pacific Ocean, and possibly to the United States.

TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) has been strongly urged to fix this issue. Japan has been trying to cover up the problem and originally wasn't omitting knowledge of the leakage. They have been procrastinating in doing informing the world of this danger. I am strongly worried as an individual considering how little we actual know about radiation and nuclear power as a whole. Properly insulating these storage tanks should be one of the top priorities in national affairs.

-Tanisha Wilson.

Here are two links to the sites I found the most interesting.

-Pertaining to Radiation in Japan

-Pertaining to Radiation Spreading Across the World

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Tanisha. I am worried what will happen to that radiated water if it is not contained soon. It could affect not only Japan's economy but many other countries as well. On the other hand, as Japan has suffered many hardships within the past few years it is great to know that they are holding the 2020 Olympics!!