Midnight In The Desert — Fukushima

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean - And It's Going to Get Worse

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean - And It's Going to Get Worse

What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some in even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the...


Water may have leaked at Fukushima due to gauge errors

Water may have leaked at Fukushima due to gauge errors

Contaminated water might have leaked from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors after erroneous settings on water gauges lowered groundwater levels nearby, the plant operator said Friday. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the settings on six of the dozens of wells around the reactors were 70 centimeters (3 feet) below the requirement. Groundwater at one well briefly sank below the contaminated water inside in May, possibly causing radioactive water to leak into the soil. Groundwater samples have shown no abnormal increase in radioactivity and leaks to the outside are unlikely, TEPCO spokesman Shinichi Nakakuki said. Groundwater levels at wells dug closer...


Leaked Report Claims Soviet Fallout “Worse than Chernobyl”

Leaked Report Claims Soviet Fallout “Worse than Chernobyl”

The nuclear disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima are regarded as the two worst nuclear disasters our planet has witnessed. While the Chernobyl meltdown was once regarded as the radioactive disaster on the planet, the fallout from the Fukushima disaster has recently been shown to spike at levels above those measured at Chernobyl. Now, terrifying leaked Soviet documents show that those disasters might be overshadowed by covered-up nuclear testing from the height of the Cold War and nuclear arms race. New Scientist has reported the discovery of Cold War-era reports which show that Soviet nuclear tests in 1956 at the infamous...


Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues unabated

Dr. Helen Caldicott: Fukushima nuclear meltdown continues unabated

RECENT reporting of a huge radiation measurement at Unit 2 in the Fukushima Daichi reactor complex does not signify that there is a peak in radiation in the reactor building. All that it indicates is that, for the first time, the Japanese have been able to measure the intense radiation given off by the molten fuel, as each previous attempt has led to failure because the radiation is so intense the robotic parts were functionally destroyed. The radiation measurement was 530 sieverts, or 53,000 rems (Roentgen Equivalent for Man). The dose at which half an exposed population would die is...


Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon. Seawater samples from both Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach in Oregon were found to contain trace amounts of Cesium-134, according to reports from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The institution’s chemical oceanographer, Ken Buesseler, has been tracking the radiation plume in a crowdfunded effort “to monitor the ongoing spread of radiation across the Pacific and its evolving impacts on the ocean,” the project’s website states....