The initial cost of decommissioning Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was estimated to be USD $19 billion (2 trillion yen). But now it appears that actual expenses are escalating much beyond what was previously projected. The decommissioning effort has already made the coffers lighter by USD $770 million (80 billion yen) over just the last three years.
Six years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, data suggests the plant is still leaking radioactive isotopes into the Pacific Ocean.
A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with radioactive exposure. Consuming a wide spectrum of fruits and vegetables strengthens our immunity and gives us a cutting edge protection against the devastating effects of ionizing radiations. And whether or not the Fukushima nuclear disaster culminates into a global calamity, a healthy nutritious diet goes a long way in providing considerable protection against everyday stress and environmental toxins.
In Part 1 of our Radiation Detox series, we highlighted the benefits of sea vegetables and other foods including spirulina, chlorella, seaweeds, green and black tea. In the second part, we are going to discuss the role of anti-oxidants and sulfur compounds in protecting our body from ionizing radiations while reinforcing our body’s overall capacity to flush out radioactive toxins.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986, and the recent 2011 triple-disaster in Japan that culminated into the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.
A healthy immune system is better equipped to deal with radioactive exposure. Consuming a wide spectrum of fruits and vegetables strengthens our immunity and gives us a cutting edge protection against the devastating effects of ionizing radiations.
The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was categorized as level 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), the same level assigned to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Level 7 is considered as the highest level for nuclear accidents, signifying a colossal release of radioactive material into the environment with widespread effects.
The two natural disasters (earthquake and tsunami) that triggered the Fukushima nuclear accident claimed the lives of about 20,000 people. While no immediate deaths have been reported from the high-level radiation exposure from the resulting nuclear accident, it is abundantly clear that a substantial number of people in Japan have been exposed to the nuclear radiation.
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a devastating ‘triple-disaster’ that culminated into the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter about 80 miles off the Northeast Coast of Japan, triggered a 15-metre-high tsunami.
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