Is Fukushima still leaking radiation today?
The radiation levels offshore of Fukushima have dropped in the years since, but some of the reactors there are still leaking. And over the last decade, TEPCO has continued to cool the fuel cores with water, which is contaminated by the process.
Is Fukushima still spilling?
The plant was damaged in a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s government announced a decision to begin dumping more than a million tons of treated but still radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years.
What is the Fukushima site like today?
Fukushima today is a swamp of groundwater and cooling water contaminated with strontium, tritium, cesium, and other radioactive particles. Engineers have laced the site with ditches, dams, sump pumps, and drains.
Can you visit Fukushima today?
The no-entry zone around the nuclear plant makes up less than 3% of the prefecture’s area, and even inside most of the no-entry zone, radiation levels have declined far below the levels that airplane passengers are exposed to at cruising altitude. Needless to say, Fukushima is perfectly safe for tourists to visit.
Where are the Fukushima 50 now?
The Fukushima 50 aren’t on their own anymore — there are now about 400 Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees inside the plant. They work in rotating 12-hour shifts. The high levels of contamination make it hard to get supplies to them, so food and water are scarce.
Is Fukushima near Fukuoka?
The distance between Fukuoka and Fukushima is 1018 km. The road distance is 1324.8 km.
How long will Fukushima be contaminated?
Past and Present contamination The half-life of radiocesium is about 29 years, meaning the quantity of the radioactive material should drop by half by roughly 2041. The leftover radiation from the much larger Chernobyl disaster of 1986 roughly follows that pattern, Johnson says.