Nuclear Crisis in Japan Pollutes SeawaterPosted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 2:09 pm by ReefTools
The recent disasters in Japan are now effecting the oceans. Tokyo Electric Power Co. is now facing contaminated water with abnormally high levels of radioactive materials. Radiation levels in the seawaters near the Fukushima Prefecture power plant are said to pose no immediate risk to humans, but they are noted as being “well above” normal. Japanese authorities have not denied, at this point, that this may impact or poison Japan’s abundant fishery products.
The Japanese health ministry advised residents of 5 counties in Fukushima Prefecture against giving tap water to infants. This is due to the levels of radioactive iodine contained in the water being above the regulated standards for babies.
It’s clear that at this point, we do not have a clear vision of the complete and long-term impacts the March 11 earthquake will have, there are definite concerns regarding both soil and water radioactive contamination.