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Could Huge Radiation Cloud Hit Americas West Coast by 2017?
However, even taking the limitation of computer simulation into account, other sources say that low levels of radiation have probably already reached western shores. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says that these levels are low enough that they shouldn’t harm the environment or humans. However, without proof of this, how can they say for certain? Another report issued at the American Geophysical Union showed that some of this radiation had also arrived in the Gulf of Alaska area back in March of 2014.
It’s been more than three years since this disaster hit Japan, and the Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a crippled, contaminated, uncontrolled, and uncontained mess. Enormous amounts of contaminated, radioactive water continue to leak into the land, as well as the sea. So far, the only “plan” that the plant owners, TEPCO ( Tokyo Electric Power Co) seem to have to stop the radioactive water from leaking into the ocean is to freeze the ground surrounding the plant. Unfortunately, this plan has failed. Even the 120,000 people who lived nearby have not been able to return to their homes and there are no estimates as to when, if ever, they will be able to.
TEPCO has been slammed by lawsuits in recent weeks. One court ordered that the company pay almost a half a million dollars to the family of a woman who, after being forced to evacuate her home near Fukushima, committed suicide. A citizen’s judicial panel called for three former TEPCO executives to be held criminally responsible for their part in this disaster. The company is also being sued by former workers who are hoping to receive more than 600,000 dollars in unpaid wages from their work cleaning up and decommissioning the plant.
The prime minister of Japan told the world in 2013 that Fukushima was completely under control but this obviously not the case. To top it off, workers are not being paid and many skilled workers are leaving. It appears that only amateurs are left to stop this contamination. This should have the entire world worried.