Fukushima catastrophe unfolds ... key facts and figures for an unhappy sixth anniversary
The 2011 Fukushima catastrophe is an ongoing disaster whose end only gets more remote as time passes. The government is desperate to get evacuees back into their homes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the problems on the ground, and in the breached reactor vessels, are only getting more serious and costly, as unbelievable volumes of radiation contaminate land, air and ocean.
Six years after the catastrophe at Fukushima, the situation is still far from being resolved, still ongoing.
Three reactor core meltdowns still releasing radioactive nanoparticles into the open skies, contaminated water is still leaking continuously into the Pacific ocean, and partially decontaminated water is being dumped into the ocean.
All available information and figures are controlled by Tepco and the Japanese government, with no independent party allowed to verify the veracity of the given information.
A massive public relations campaign of disinformation and denial is under way, to brainwash the Japanese population and the whole world that everything is now under control and OK. Systematic denial of the radiation risks for the people's health is the rule, economics being the Japanese government priority, not public health protection.
Read more at The Ecologist
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