Since we are already exposed to natural background radiation of varying levels depending on the altitude at which we live, adding to the total without being given any choice in the matter is something that everyone should find concerning, no matter how far they live from Fukushima. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. The water tanks are not a big problem,” said Hiroshi Miyano, a professor at Hosei University’s Graduate School of Engineering and Design and chair of the decommissioning committee of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan. Abe announced he will resign over health problems, in a bombshell development that kicks off a leadership contest in the world's third-largest economy, Residents take cover behind a tree trunk from rubber bullets fired by South African Police Service (SAPS) in Eldorado Park, near Johannesburg, during a protest by community members after a 16-year old boy was reported dead, People scatter rose petals on a statue of Mother Teresa marking her 110th birth anniversary in Ahmedabad, An aerial view shows beach-goers standing on salt formations in the Dead Sea near Ein Bokeq, Israel, Health workers use a fingertip pulse oximeter and check the body temperature of a fisherwoman inside the Dharavi slum during a door-to-door Covid-19 coronavirus screening in Mumbai, People carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to immerse it off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Firefighters watch as flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires approach a home in Napa County, California, Members of the Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a rally to protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, A man pushes his bicycle through a deserted road after prohibitory orders were imposed by district officials for a week to contain the spread of the Covid-19 in Kathmandu, A car burns while parked at a residence in Vacaville, California. In the period following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan saw the release of harmful radioactive pollutants or radionuclides, such as iodine131, cesium134, cesium137, strontium90, and plutonium238, among many others. Younger people, unborn babies and women have slightly higher risks of developing a radiation-induced cancer. PETITION AGAINST SIZEWELL C, A HUGE NEW NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PLANNED FOR A SHIFTING COASTLINE FAMOUS FOR EROSION – DESPITE THE CLIMATE CRISIS WORSENING & SEA LEVELS RISING. Daily protests calling for the authoritarian president's resignation are now in their second month, Members of 'Omnium Cultural' celebrate the 20th 'Festa per la llibertat' ('Fiesta for the freedom') to mark the Day of Catalonia in Barcelona. 272 children have been found to have thyroid cancer. They are still pumping out and storing around 150 tonnes a day from the reactor building basements, since the ice-wall is “only partially effective” at stopping ground water flowing into the basements. If you think the single x-ray that most of us were exposed to is bad enough, be thankful you donât live in Iitate, a town that sits around 25 miles away from the site of the Fukushima disaster.
Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Each tank takes seven to 10 days to fill and holds between 1,000 to 1,200 tons of liquid, Tepco officials told reporters during a tour in February organized by the Japan National Press Club.