More Leakage from Fukushima Power Plant
Just when you think there has to be an end to this nightmare, the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant continues to be horrendous.
On February 25, 2015, Japanese media reported another radioactive leak – one apparently, that had been going on unreported for some time. A highly contaminated pool of water on the roof of the number 2 reactor had
probably been leaking into the sea through the gutters and drainage system. TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), president, Naomi Hirose, apologized profusely that TEPCO had become aware of the leak more than a year ago and had concealed the details.
Somehow, her apology seems so insignificant considering the grave danger this leakage is causing to mankind.
The operator of the crippled power plant said that sensors in its drainage system had detected a leak 50 to 70 times more radioactive than current levels on site. The drainage system discharges water into a nearby stream which flows into the Pacific Ocean.
More Alarming News
Record concentration of radioactive cesium has been found in fish near the nuclear station – 7400 times what the country deems safe for human consumption.
Is Our Fish Safe To Eat?
Fisheries in Japan remain closed because of high levels of radioactivity. But what about the safety of the fish off the west coast of North America?
There is no dispute that radioactive cesium-134 and cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster has reached the west coast. The good news is that cesium-134 only has a shelf life of 2 years. That would be good IF there was no more leakage, where there is. Cesium-137 lasts around 30 years.
I could not find any studies showing alarming amounts of radioactive waste in our fish. Do I trust the studies? No, I do not. For the simple reason I do not trust government agencies, or large corporations. They are not working for our best interest.
I eat very little seafood anymore. As our food becomes more and more contaminated, I find myself eating less animal products, and more of an organic vegetarian diet where quality can be more closely monitored.
You will have to decide whether you want to risk eating food from the ocean that may be toxic. Do some research on the massive volumes of dead birds and fish washing up on the west coast of North America. Of course you won’t find this data in the MSM (mainstream media), but the truth is out there.