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Nuclear Crisis in Japan Pollutes Seawater

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 2:09 pm by
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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.

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3 Responses to “Nuclear Crisis in Japan Pollutes Seawater”

  1. Watermark Aquariums says:

    That is horrific, we are opposing the one the goverment is wanting to build here.

  2. Brad Birch says:

    Altho they are quite clean energy but when something messes up its alot bigger mess then any other fuel source

  3. Chaos says:

    Uhm – did you guys happen to miss the BP oil spill LAST summer? Are you really saying this is worse environmentally? I don’t think so.

    We are killing our oceans, and this makes me sad, but we need to support and develop clean energy sources. The alternatives are far worse. Consider the net impact of fossil fuels on our planet vs. the net impact of the 3 major nuclear reactor accidents. This is by far the lesser of the many evils.

    In the area where I live, the majority of electrical power comes from burning coal. Before you laugh, realize that this is a very sophisticated and technologically advanced city. Our economy is booming – but at what cost.

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