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Fukushima Leak Upgraded To Level 3 Severity

World  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, radioactive water leak, TEPCO, world, ethics, government, news, humans )

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Japan's nuclear regulator on Wednesday upgraded the rating of a leak of radiation-contaminated water from a tank at its tsunami-wrecked nuclear plant to a "serious incident" on an international scale, and it castigated the plant operator for failing to...

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. (0)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:17 pm
if this keeps up the mess in Syria wont matter. hello? we are destroying our planet

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 1:29 pm
I just can't understand why this isn't rated at the top of the chart. Nuclear power plants must be banned around the world. Thank you for the news! (n, p, t)

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:59 pm
Just think how many more disasters could happen all over the world. No nuclear power for me, thank you.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 6:07 pm
No surprises here, sorry to say. Nukes were NOT meant to be!!~ Thanks Carrie~~~

Jason S (50)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:35 pm
Good posting, thanks

Pogle S (88)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 8:46 pm
It's a shame about the stupidity of the human race

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:29 pm
"Has been upgraded to a level 3" - Seriously? I think this goes way beyond level 3! This is a catastrophe of epic proportions that we are only privy to the least amount of information possible. This is having such far reaching consequences that will take an unbelievable amount of time to even comprehend. This is just the beginning of the end. Mankind had to be so damn smart that we outsmarted ourselves. Thanks Carrie.

James Travers (6)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:23 pm
As I always say one can count on governments sugar coating disasters. If they are saying this is a category 3 it is undoubtedly much higher than that. I have been watching this, the leaks continue to grow and they haven't got a clue what to do about it.
This is the same nightmare as fracking. Water is our most precious resource and you just don't risk it for anything. To those that inevitably ask "Are you willing to give up electricity?" My answer is.... Yes, if that's the only option (which it isn't). Humans lived without electricity for a long time but we can't live without clean H2O

Frances Darcy (133)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 3:22 am
Well said Linda F....

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:45 am
Noted, thanks.

. (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 7:20 am
They need to get this thing under control.

Lona G (80)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:09 am
I don't understand why the international community accepts that the Japanese government points the finger at TEPCO, but hasn't done anything themselves. This is a major disaster that in time is going to affect the whole region.
"But that problem cannot even be rated under the IAEA's International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale because it is unknown exactly how much ground water is escaping, how contaminated it is and what effect it is having on the sea and marine products." So a 3 on this scale is only the beginning and based on the information TEPCO gave them, as if they can be trusted to tell the whole story.

Greenpeace is giving some coverage of the leakage, and some protests have been scheduled in Japan, but I think it's time for some international action.

DORIS L (61)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:56 am
Looks like the rest of the world needs to do more than just watch and see what happens.......but what?

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 11:19 am
Noted & signed

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:38 pm
read & noted

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 1:41 pm
Very unfortunate that safety didn't come first when the Japanese government decided upon the location and construction of this nuclear plant. The U.S. creates the largest amount of nuclear power in the world and has around 65 nuclear power facilities. And we've had nuclear power for over half a century. And yet our worst "disaster" (Three Mile Island) caused no deaths and was a mere hiccup in comparison to Chernobyl or the Japanese disaster. We need strong safeguards when it comes to nuclear energy - and with those safeguards we can produce an enormous amount of energy much more cleanly than through coal or other conventional methods that are capable of providing for the energy needs of a large and technological society.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:18 pm
What level of severity does it take for these idiots to do something about it? Maybe some of the Japanese goverment will when some of their family members die. Thanks Carrie

Carrie B (306)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:20 pm
There are no safe guards against unpredictable natural disasters.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 4:37 pm
how long before the Pacific is a dead ocean?

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:44 pm
All of the comments that I've read have been spot on. I recently saw a map of the leakage from this plant into the Pacific and it's downright scary. The government of Japan needs to step in on this stupidity immediately before the whole Pacific becomes toxic.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 5:52 pm
I fear the Pacific Ocean is doomed.

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:54 pm
This will save the bill fish and the tuna from extinction. They will become too radioactive for human consumption.

KS Goh (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 11:29 pm
Thanks for the article.

Sergio P (65)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:02 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday September 2, 2013, 9:42 am
ENE News is a good source for updates on Fukushima and other toxic and potential threats to the Earth. You must go to websites that report the facts instead of relying on the common media on TV, which is controlled.
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