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Typhoon #Hagibis re-spreads #nuclear contamination far and wide – Workers heightened risk at #Fukushima

The latest typhoon to hit Japan has slammed into the area around the Fukushima nuclear plant triggering nuclear contamination of land and waterways that means TEPCO will need to redo a lot of the cleanup they have already done.

Also, contamination workers will have to sort out the damaged remaining nuclear waste plastic bags which will be a risky procedure because of the high Gamma “dose” levels, as well as the particulates of isotopes that can be ingested, inhaled and in the case of micro particles through safety clothing and skin.

Just when we thought TEPCO might be getting a handle on the waste issue (in limited areas) and therefore the health risks, we see 8 years hard work and health risks being repeated again.

Rivers, waterways and drinking water are at risk from these contaminants with both radiological and toxic dangers. Food in the fields, fish in the sea and both human and animals are all at risk.

Taiwan has made representations on the issue of Sea contamination;

In fact not only were the bags of nuclear waste damaged but many were completely washed away;

Also, inside the nuclear plant itself radiation alarms went of as the typhoon struck. TEPCO maintain that it was only a malfunction but if that is the case it still shows that the sensitive areas on the devastated nuclear site are insecure and now exposed to the air;

The temperatures after the Typhoon meant that high humidity and the more general damage in the Fukushima Prefecture will hamper repair and cleanup. Also, clean up will prove difficult as there are radioactive hotspots possibly all over the Fukushima prefecture and along the coastline. I am sure testing for the spread of radiation will be left to a few dedicated citizen radiation monitors (whose work is often shared on this blog – nuclear-news.net).

Once again the citizens of Fukushima who remained or who have returned and have battled to reconstruct their homes and business`s  suffer another double whammy of natural disaster and nuclear disaster.

Here at nuclear-news.net, our hearts and prayers go to the people of Fukushima and other effected areas, wishing a speedy recovery. Our thoughts too to the injured and to those that have died. Namaste.

Posted by Shaun McGee

Posted to nuclear-news.net

Posted on 13 October 2019

Updated info here on the UN meeting of 2018 concerning the Fukushima disaster;

https://nuclear-news.net/2018/09/18/fukushima-united-nations-ohcr-report-update-18th-september-2018-idp/

And this from September;

October 14, 2019 - Posted by | Uncategorized

4 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Fukushima 311 Watchdogs.

    Comment by dunrenard | October 14, 2019 | Reply

  2. Nuclear power doesn’t essentially deals with Nuclear fissions only, where a chain reaction goes on in radioactive molicules releasing an enormous energy for our use. Fission is the process of breaking down & follows E=MC2. It’s easy, but alarming, as It’s like playing a dice with the nature. Even god dares to do that. On the other hand there is another nuclear energy, ie. fusion. Where two atoms are fused togather to form a third one. This nuclear energy is also enormous & reverse the former one. With minimum risk, but maximum initial cost to build the reactor. One multinational project is on. Hope this nuclear energy will be the safest one..

    Comment by wordarup1 | October 15, 2019 | Reply

    • ITER project is dying after Halden got closed down. And very little money being directed at research and development in the last 3 years.. Renewables have most research and development investment nowadays but nuclear investors (the GOVS are trying to get the money out before the public realises)..

      Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 15, 2019 | Reply

  3. Japanese major media are passive to report about flow out of radioactive decontamination garbage.

    Comment by Haru Atsui | October 18, 2019 | Reply


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