Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company has restarted a nuclear reactor after almost two months being nuclear free. The move has been met with mass protests, as tens of thousands have rallied throughout the country since March to oppose nuclear energy.
Fukushima Reactor 2: Radiation Comparable to What We See in Space
NHK World reported today that highly radioactive wastewater continues to leak out of the number 1 and number 3 reactor containment vessels. “The No.2 unit was the first to be inspected because its reactor building is less damaged compared to that of the No.1 and No.3 units,” NHK explains.
Reactor number 2, according to Arnie Gundersen, is highly radioactive. “The radiation fields at Reactor No. 2 are comparable to what we see in space,” he told WBAI’s Five O’Clock Shadow. “It’s leaking like a sieve… No one knows how they’re ever going to remove the fuel in my lifetime… likely for 50, 60, 70 years until some of this radiation decays away… and that’s the good news. Units 1 and 3 they can’t even get into because they’re even worse.”