Fukushima: Strontium now in Groundwater — Thom Hartmann

This video elaborates on the effects of the strontium-90 found in the groundwater surrounding Fukushima Daiichi. Daily, 400 tons of water are used  to cool the reactor’s molten cores, while an additional 400 tons seep into the groundwater. That means that 800 tons of water become radioactive each day, and something needs to be done with it. TEPCO has tried to contain this water in thousands of steel tanks during the past few years. One problem — the tanks are leaking radioactivity including strontium-90, which causes bone cancer and leukemia.

This video also recognizes TEPCO’s short-term thinking to solve this decades-to centuries-long crisis. …

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