This is Part 1 of a two-part article on the aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster which continues to pollute the Earth with highly toxic radiation.
On March 11, 2011, an enormously powerful undersea 9.0 magnitude megathrust earthquake rocked the northeastern coastline of Japan’s Tohoku region, triggering a destructive tsunami which rushed inland, claiming lives and leaving utter devastation in its wake.
Waves were estimated up to 133 feet (40.5 meters) in Miyako in Tohoku’s Iwate Prefecture. In the Sendai area, the tsunami surge traveled up to 6 miles (10 kilometers or km) inland.
The earthquake’s epicenter was located approximately 43 miles (70 km) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 18 miles (29 km).
The Great East Japan Earthquake “was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.”
The tsunami killed more than ten thousand people. Most of them drowned, as this sobering video from NNK World News shows.
One man filmed his harrowing experience and survived by building a makeshift raft from items inside his vehicle to share his incredible experience on YouTube. The flood waters surged and lifted his car in mere seconds.
As lethal as the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami were to that country’s people, there is a danger far greater and longer-reaching that threatens a good portion of the world, if not the entire globe.
As this writer covered before for The Daily Conspiracy, “we’re all Fukushima’d” because the 50-foot tsunami waves off the coast of Fukushima flooded and shut down the cooling systems at the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, owned and operated by TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company):
“The nuclear fuel rods in three out of six of the reactors overheated to the melting point. Radiation inside the nuclear reactor’s control room spiked up to 1,000 times its normal level.”
High levels of exceedingly toxic radiation have been leaking into the Pacific Ocean since March 11, 2011. The Japanese government has done its best to put the nation’s keenest scientific minds to work on plugging the leaks – but the radiation is so strong that it melts the underwater repair robots before they can get to the work site.
Most Americans know next to nothing about what happened at Fukushima in March 2011. The mainstream media remains astonishingly silent about events that are now translating into measurable higher levels of lethal Cesium radiation in California wine grapes:
“Cesium is a strong form of gamma radiation that is particularly dangerous in water because its atoms go into solution – they dissolve. Gamma rays can destroy cell function, alter cellular DNA, and cause mutations when cells divide. When enough cells mutate, cancer is often the result. When enough cells die, the organism ceases to live.”
As of March 2019, the clean-up operation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant continues to plod ahead, with some technological successes:
“Robotic arms have recently been employed to successfully pick up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at the bottom of reactor two , one of three that melted down after the 2011 quake and tsunami.”
The “earnest” extraction of highly radioactive fuel will begin in 2021, according to the Japanese government and TEPCO officials.
Each of the three damaged nuclear reactors contains a watery pool that cooled the extremely radioactive, toxic-to-human-and-all-other-forms-of-living-things fuel rods in normal operation. The 2011 disaster broke fuel rods which now litter the floor of the pools, along with other fallen debris – also highly radioactive.
TEPCO says that the fuel ponds will be cleaned in reactors 1 and 2 in 2023.
That’s a long time to wait, considering the literal flood of toxic radiation that has been and continues to pour into the oceans that circulate in the Northern Hemisphere.
The task for Japan is daunting since polluted water at the Daiichi power plant comes from three sources: water remaining from the tsunami, in reactor fuel rod coolant ponds, and from rain- and snowfall and groundwater. All contaminated water must be pumped out, treated and purified, and stored.
Akira Ono heads the TEPCO subsidiary in charge of decommissioning the pool in reactor 1. tried to put a positive spin on this incredible modern-day horror story:
“It has gone down to 220 cubic metres [7,770 cubic feet] on average per day in 2017/18 compared to 470 cubic metres [16,600 cubic feet] four years ago. We think we can get it down to 150 cubic metres [5,300 cubic feet] by 2020.”
In March 2019, two analysts reported in Global Research that the events in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant debacle constitute “an ongoing global radiological catastrophe” masked by “a huge coverup.”
This is some of the biggest news nobody is hearing about.
This is the end of Part 1 of this two-part article on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster which continues to pollute the world with highly toxic radiation. Part 2 will uncover the coverup – right here at TheDailyConspiracy.com!