Nuclear Expert: Fukushima Is 'Emergency Without End'
As the disaster at Fukushima plant continues to unfold, one nuclear expert is warning that “this is an accident that’s shockingly not stopping.”
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:
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:
When asked what happens when this radioactive strontium reaches the sea, Makhijani replied:
But it’s not just fish that will take in the radiation.
When Living on Earth asked Makhijani about how the radioactivity could affect human health, he said:
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