Fukushima

The accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant happened in March 2011. There is now a large leak of highly radioactive water:

Japan is poised to declare a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant a level 3 “serious incident,” its gravest warning since the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami that sent three reactors into meltdown.

It also seems there are more leaks:

In July, TEPCO admitted that radioactive groundwater was leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the plant, even though an underground barrier was built to seal in the water, underscoring a growing sense of crisis at the site.

The authority said in a statement on its website that the plant “remains in an unstable condition, with various risks to be addressed, and in particular managing the issue of contaminated water as a high priority.”

It is estimated that it will take 30-40 years to decommission the plant. I don’t know why I have reservations about nuclear power.

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