Fukushima's Radioactive Waste Is Leaking From An Unexpected Source

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has left radioactive material up to 60 miles away along the coast.

The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has left radioactive material up to 60 miles away along the coast. This radioactive cesium is collecting in the sands and groundwater and slowly spreading out to sea. Seiya Nagao of Kanazawa University, says the levels of radiation “are not of primary concern” to public health but that this new and unanticipated source “should be taken into account in the management of coastal areas where nuclear power plants are situated.” Half of the nuclear reactors in the world are located on a coastline.

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