Fukushima's radioactive water causes concern

Effects of radiation still unclear as contaminated groundwater flows into Pacific from Japan's crippled nuclear plant.

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company is still struggling to contain the Fukushima nuclear disaster that was touched off by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This autumn, the power company admitted that contaminated groundwater was flowing into the Pacific Ocean at a volume of one Olympic-sized swimming pool every week.

    A map that shows radiation from the Fukushima plant spreading throughout the Pacific has been circulating on social media. But US officials have said there is no evidence of unsafe fish in the American food supply chain. The effects of the radiation that has been released into the air and water may never truly be known.

    Al Jazeera's Michael Okwu reports from Fukushima, Japan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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