Although most people think that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine was the most dangerous in the history of the world, it was actually the Fukushima radiation that has left the most far-reaching consequences on Earth. Caused by an earthquake in 2011, the nuclear disaster has polluted the world’s largest ocean in only five years. Plus, 300 tons of radioactive waste leaks out of the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on a regular daily basis.
The earthquake caused 3 nuclear reactors at the plant to melt down, which resulted in the largest release of radiation into the water that has ever been recorded. Radioactive chemicals, even in higher amounts than Chernobyl, continued to leak into the Pacific Ocean over the next three months.
But, new light has been shed on the matter as several scientists have proved that Japanese official estimates have been flawed in recent years. But, the fact that the plant is still leaking nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean is not the worst thing about the disaster. Namely, the nuclear reactors will continue to leak forever because the source of the leak is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to enormously high temperatures and cannot be sealed.
In the worst environmental disaster known to mankind, the entire Pacific Ocean has been contaminated in only five years. Still, none of the following – politicians, establishment scientists, or the news are giving it due attention.
Just for the record, TEPCO is a subsidiary of General Electric (also known as GE), one of the largest companies in the world, which has direct influence over a number of news corporations and politicians. This could easily explain the lack of news coverage the Fukushima disaster has received in the past five years.
In addition, GE is alleged to have known of the poor condition of the Fukushima reactors for decades and did nothing to improve their state. As a result, GE has been sued by 1,400 Japanese citizens for their contribution to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The effects of the disaster have been felt in parts of North America’s western coast as well. Soon after the nuclear disaster, fish in Canada began bleeding from their gills, mouths, and eyeballs. Plus, independent scientists have estimated a 300% rise in radiation levels in Western Canada, which is a fact that mustn’t be ignored, but still is. Mainstream media are turning a blind eye to the fact that radiation levels in the Pacific Ocean are increasing each year. One reason for this could be that the US and Canadian governments have forbid their media from to talk about Fukushima so “people don’t panic.”
In addition, starfish started losing legs and then disintegrating entirely in the south of the USA when the region was affected with Fukushima radiation in 2013. At present, their number is drastically plummeting, which has serious consequences upon the entire oceanic ecosystem in that area.
California has also been affected by the Fukushima radiation, with official estimates measuring a 500% increase in radiation in 2014. But, the effects are more far-reaching than that.
According to scientists, the Pacific is 5-10 times more radioactive than during WWII, when the US government dropped numerous nuclear bombs in the ocean.