Previously, smaller fish and plankton were found with elevated levels of radiation in Japanese waters after a magnitude-9 earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that badly damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has developed a prototype ‘Super-wide Angle Compton Camera’ capable of creating images of gamma ray-emitting radioactive particles.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, the panel appointed to find alternatives to Nevada’s nuclear waste storage, declared recently that the United States would have to develop a ‘consent based approach’ in choosing site dealing with nuclear waste based on what Finland, France, Spain and Sweden had accomplished, and where U.S. Congress obviously had failed to make the decision.
Razuyoshi Sato, a councilman has long opposed the nuclear industry, an unpopular stance in a city where many people were employed at the Daiichi plant, suspected that the farmer Mrs. Kiyoko Okoshi’s fears were founded.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) on Thursday started injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, Kyodo News reported.
There are about 230,000 to 270,000 metric tons of high level radioactive wastes already in the world.