January 2, 2021

On December 30,2020 a Japanese government spokesperson announced that the Fukushima power plant ,that suffered core melt downs in 2011, had an “extremely serious” development. Lethal levels of radiation have been recorded inside the damaged reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, threatening the shutdown and decommissioning of the site of the second-worst peacetime nuclear disaster in history.

According to The Asahi Shimbun, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) reported that massive amounts of radioactive materials have been found around shield plugs of the containment vessels in the No. 2 and No. 3 reactors.

NRA officials estimated radiation levels at 10 sieverts per hour—enough to kill a worker who spends just one hour there.

There have been questions of reliable reports reaching the public about the amounts of radiation the plant is currently dumping in the ocean. Greenpeace has been actively campaigning against future dumps, saying the radiation poses a risk to human health, and the wellbeing of the ocean.

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