In 2011, an earthquake caused a tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people in Japan and caused an estimated 210 billion dollars in damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in history.
The radiation levels at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now (February 8th, 2017) at “unimaginable” levels.
Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple meltdown, said that new fuel leaks have been discovered.
He said the radiation levels – as high as 530 sieverts per hour – are now the highest they’ve been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal reactor.
“To put this in very simple terms. Four sieverts can kill a handful of people,” he explained.
When a Fukushima power plant was hit by the tsunami, it began releasing the largest amount of radioactive materials since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Now, years later, there are serious concerns about the levels of radiation contamination leaking not only into Japan but also into the Pacific Ocean and beyond.
This video brings you an inside look into what’s really going on in Fukushima – and you may be extremely surprised by what you see and hear.