Japan suffered one of the biggest nuclear disasters just 5 months ago. Now, instead of things getting better, they are getting worse, much worse.

The Fukushima nuclear power plant, the epicenter of the earthquake-tsunami disaster, according to TEPCO, the company that owns the plant, now has radiation levels six times higher than the highest level they have ever record before.

TEPCO reported that radiation levels are over 10,000 millisieverts per hour on the second floor of reactor one. The problem with that report is that Geiger counters can’t measure past 10,000 millisieverts per hour.

So, how high is the radiation level on the second floor of reactor one?

Before the disaster, the maximum amount of radiation a reactor employee was allowed to be exposed to was 100 millisieverts. After the disaster it was increased to 250 millisieverts.

With radiation levels over 10,ooo millisieverts it could possibly kill a man in a matter seconds, if directly exposed to the radiation. With levels off the Geiger counter chart, TEPCO is basically unable to resolve the disaster.

This could be why they recently updated their recovery plan. They removed the idea of plugging the holes and cracks in the containment vessels of the reactors.

Some analysis claims it may take over 30 years for any progress to be made at Fukushima. Question is, do we have 30 years to wait? There seems to be no solution brought forth on how to stop the radiation or how bad it is actually affecting the earth.

It seems no one wants to address the seriousness of this global problem. Levels this high cannot be good and it is more than likely spreading farther than is being reported.

So, what’s at risk? The air we breathe, the water we drink,  the food we eat, and, most of all, our overall health.


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Source: cleantechnica

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