Japan’s radiation levels ramp up, U.S. awaits effects downwind

(福島第一原子力発電所事故 (INTELLIHUB) — In the Tōhoku region on the island of Honshu lies the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which was decimated by a large tsunami which formed following the Tōhoku earthquake which struck on March 11, 2011. The damage was so great that the entire region was listed as a radioactive zone. As of Thursday radiation levels reached ” 530 Sieverts per hour” inside of Reactor No. 2.

TEPCO radiation level readings have reached a high of “530 Sieverts per hour” inside of Reactor No. 2., according to a plant operator’s report released Thursday.

Other sources say that the level is a minimum of “73 Sieverts per hour.” which is still ultra-deadly, to say the least.

In the years after the incident and leading up to the present, the reactor’s core has been spewing unstoppable radiation as the Tokyo Electric and Power Company (TEPCO) strives to stop the unstoppable.

Now the level is now so bad that even a brief exposure, just seconds, to a human or animal means certain death.

“Experts say 1,000 millisieverts, which equals 1 sievert, could lead to infertility, loss of hair and cataracts, while exposure to radiation doses above 100 millisieverts increases the risk of cancer,” Japan Today reports.

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