Friday, April 1, 2011

Japanese Radioactive Materials Polluting Ocean

Japan Times: "Tokyo Electric Co. came under further fire Friday after it was revealed that many of its employees at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant have been working without the protection of dosimeters. It also said radioactivity in groundwater under the compound spiked."

Radio Free Liberty: "It has already leaked into the ocean, with levels continuing to spike several hundred meters offshore."

Daily Beast: "With highly radioactive water now leaking from the reactors into the Pacific, and levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in the sea near the plant as much as 4,000 times higher than normal, the safety of seafood—and of sushi in particular—has risen on the list of concerns not only in Japan but around the world."