So, what’s going on at Fukushima and TEPCO‘s work at rebuilding and cleaning up the radioactive contaminated site? In a recent news report, it was stated that “40 percent of the workers at Fukushima have received more than a year’s dose of radiation according to a government report.” Not sure how accurate that report is but at least it is an indication as to possibly just how dangerous the circumstances still are at Fukushima. This news was reported on October 28, 2015.
There has been studies going on as well as research into the incidence of thyroid cancer immediately after the disaster at Fukushima for youth younger than 18 years of age, however, there seems to have been a lot of bias in this research and hasn’t been confirmed whether or not an increase in thyroid cancer is directly contributed to Fukushima radioactive contamination. So much of the investigations and research going on post-Fukushima destruction, is being done in a way that is prejudiced against the entire nuclear industry. Regardless, the point is the media has been silent over the last several months on the ongoing clean-up efforts.
As of October 27, 2015 a former WHO official stated: “Fukushima plant is dumping nuclear waste into ocean on a daily basis. There’s no foreseeable end to it…and nobody has any good ideas on how to stop it.”
And from ENENews we get this: “Japanese government are worried that attempts to reduce leakage will cause even more radioactivity to flow into sea.”
Here is why I brought this up on this blog about the lack of any recent news on Fukushima. Dr. Keith Baverstock, former World Health Organization (WHO) regional adviser for radiation and public health, published October 23, 2015:
“I’m really appalled at the way the international system has failed… Quite frankly, we don’t get anything through the media… There is no general understanding of the situation here in Europe, because the media are not putting this view forward. In fact, I think many people would be very surprised that it was still a matter for discussion. They would be even more surprised to learn that it’s still an ongoing accident, and that it hasn’t terminated yet. They’d be even more surprised that nobody has any good ideas on how to stop it. So this is a very big black point… for the nuclear industry — that they can cause a situation like this, where there’s no foreseeable end to it. It’s against international law to dump radioactivity into the sea, but that is precisely what is happening on a daily basis.”