New radioactive ‘plume’ rising from Fukushima Nuclear Facility, now blanketing U.S. west coast

Staff Writer

Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi facility continues to silently depopulate life across the planet, concentrating on the U.S. west coast

JAPAN (INTELLIHUB) — As if the excessive radiation found in Bluefin tuna off of California’s coast isn’t bad enough news, now it looks as if a massive wave of airborne radiation will once again blanket the U.S. and Canada.

It’s no conspiracy theory, its simple science. A newly released radioactive plume from the Daiichi facilities reactor No. 3 will soon reach the U.S. at the rate of jet stream travel.

Most models show that the west coast and the middle belt of the U.S. will receive the brunt of the radiation.

RT reported:

The steam was first spotted on December 19 for a short period of time, then again on December 24, 25, 27, according to a report TEPCO published on its website. 

The company, responsible for the cleanup of the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, has not explained the source of the steam or the reason it is rising from the reactor building. High levels of radiation have complicated entry into the building and further inspection of the situation. 

Three of the plant’s reactors suffered a nuclear meltdown in March 2011 after the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami hit the region. The plant is comprised of six separate water boiling reactors. At the time of the earthquake, reactor number 4 had been de-fueled and reactors 5 and 6 were in cold shutdown for planned maintenance, thereby managing to avoid meltdowns. 

Unlike the other five reactors, reactor 3 ran on mixed core containing both uranium fuel and mixed uranium and plutonium oxide, or MOX nuclear fuel. The Reactor 3 fuel storage pond still houses an estimated 89 tons of the plutonium-based MOX nuclear fuel composed of 514 fuel rods.

MOX fuel is known to be thousands of time more deadly to living things that the radiation released during the Chernobyl mishap.

Recent radiation readings taken on Dec. 12 from a Amarillo Texas man’s air filter, already show high levels of radiation, adding to the fears of Americans.

The radiation detector fluctuated between 120 and 400 CPM during the test.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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