It has been more than nine years since the Fukushima nuclear leakage accident in Japan. Despite this, the haze of nuclear radiation still hangs over the lives of the Japanese people.
Just on the 16th of this month, the scientific research team of the University of Tokyo in Japan released the research results, saying that tritium, a radioactive substance, was detected in groundwater collected near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency and Daily News on the 16th, in the six years from December 2013 to December 2019, a research team composed of the Laboratory of Environmental Analysis and Chemistry of the University of Tokyo observed groundwater in 10 places around the Fukushima nuclear power plant and investigated the concentration of tritium and other radioactive substances.
As a result, tritium of 20 becquerels per litre was continuously detected in multiple places. This is the first time that tritium has been continuously detected from groundwater around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
U.S. media: The radiation value outside the Fukushima nuclear power plant still exceeds the standard.
In March this year, on the ninth anniversary of the March 11th earthquake, when a CBS reporter visited the restricted area outside the Fukushima nuclear power plant, he was still able to measure high radiation values.
At the site of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the radiation value is even more amazing. The video inside Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant is made public.
Staff: The radiation dose in front of the radiation shelter has reached 80 mSv, so do not cross the bunker.
Japan’s million-ton “nuclear sewage” plan to enter the sea triggered protests
Last month, Japan announced that it would reduce the radiation concentration and enter the Pacific Ocean from millions of tons of nuclear sewage from the Fukushima nuclear power plant spill from 2022. Once released, this plan was protested and opposed by all parties.
In the face of opposition, the Japanese government did not come up with an alternative, but repeatedly said that the final decision had not yet been made, and constantly stressed that the release of tritium, a harmful substance, was safe after the diluted of nuclear wastewater. However, public information shows that if humans continue to be exposed to tritium radiation, it may lead to cell death and DNA genetic damage.
Whether the nine tentacles of octopus appearing off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, is caused by nuclear radiation remains to be finalized, and we will continue to pay attention to it.