Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for January 14th to January 16th, 2014

Here’s the latest of our news bulletins from the ongoing crisis at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

State of the Fukushima Reactors

Radiation measurements taken from an observation well at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are increasing, according to reports. Groundwater in the well measured 2.4 million Becquerels per liter for strontium-90 and other emitting beta particles. Strontium accumulates in human bones and has been linked to cancer. The well is close to the building of reactor #2, which suffered a meltdown in the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and 40 meters from the ocean. Readings …read more

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