(News Article):Thousands of Bags of Radioactive Fukushima Waste Swept Away by Typhoon Hagibis | The Off-Topic Members Lounge | Forum

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
(News Article):Thousands of Bags of Radioactive Fukushima Waste Swept Away by Typhoon Hagibis
Related Tags
Avatar
Dr. Richard Daystrom
Livermore, CA.
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 347
Member Since:
December 19, 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
October 17, 2019 - 9:53 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Daily Star

Thousands of Bags of Radioactive Fukushima Waste Swept Away by Typhoon Hagibis

Lethal waste from the nuclear plant has leaked into a Japanese river

 

BY Tim Hanlon News Reporter

16:32, 17 OCT 2019

Tons of radioactive waste from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant has been swept away in havoc wreaked by Typhoon Hagibis. Japan was pounded by gales and torrential rain from the typhoon before a magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit leaving 74 people dead.

Flooding has reportedly seen tons of radioactive debris escape into Furumichi River. The bags, each holding up to one ton of contaminated soil and vegetation from the Fukushima site, were swept away from a storage site in Tamura.

An operation to recover the waste has seen 17 bags found but ten of those had spilled some of their content into the river. The Japanese Environmental Ministry has not said how many bags are missing but it has played down the threat.

A statement to Kyodo News said: “The concentration of radioactive materials is relatively low and has little impact on the environment. “The ministry has said there has not been an increase in radiation measured in the area.

The bags contained grass, leaves, and soil that was collected during attempts to decontaminate the Fukushima site after the 2011 meltdown. Local media said that around 2,667 bags were left out in the open with no sturdy protection from the typhoon.

The Fukushima three-reactor meltdown was caused when north-east Japan was hit by an earthquake and a tsunami. Typhoon Hagibis, which hit last weekend, was the most powerful to strike Japan in decades and caused widespread flooding.

Along with the 74 deaths, teams are still searching for survivors with 14 people still unaccounted for. Nearly 10,000 homes were flooded as a major rescue operation was put in place.

 

*******************

W. O. Belfield, Jr.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Most Users Ever Online: 288
Currently Online: C
133
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
greeney2: 10317
bionic: 9871
Lashmar: 5290
tigger: 4577
rath: 4298
DIss0n80r: 4162
sandra: 3859
frrostedman: 3816
Wing-Zero: 3279
Tairaa: 2843
Newest Members:
C
Murray
ninurta
ShannaCOdell
mark
Sunshine64
Maboo25
MadisonLynch
Rainabrainz
Jeff
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 31
Topics: 9250
Posts: 124680

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 2
Members: 25014
Moderators: 0
Admins: 2
Administrators: John Greenewald, blackvault