Published on Saturday, August 10, 2013 by Common Dreams
Nuclear Expert: Fukushima Is ‘Emergency Without End’
Arjun Makhijani: Radioactive strontium being released is ‘likely to be a seaside nightmare for decades.’
– Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), sounds particular alarm around radioactive strontium that is being released from the trouble-stricken plant:
Fukushima continues to be an emergency without end – vast amounts of radioactivity, including strontium-90 in the groundwater, evidence of leaks into the sea, the prospect of contaminated seafood. Strontium-90, being a calcium analog, bioaccumulates in the food chain. It is likely to be a seaside nightmare for decades.
Speaking with PBS Newshour this week, the Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free author said that strontium is “much more dangerous” than the cesium 137 and 134 being released from Fukushima, and was found “at levels that are 30 times more than cesium.” He continued:
So to give you an idea of the level of contamination, if somebody drank that water for a year, they would almost certainly get cancer. So it’s very contaminated.
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