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    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has raised the tsunami projectile height, saying it would take a 26-meter wave to damage the facility and cause radioactive leakage, local media reported. This comes as Japan faces a typhoon threat.

    Nuclear tests, such as Operation Redwing in 1956, deposited radioactive plutonium and cesium in the atmosphere. Photo via National Nuclear Security Administration/Wikimedia

    Recently the long silence around Fukushima and the dangers of the radiation emanating from there is hitting the mainstream. ABC News is worried about Fukushima and what that might mean for the west coast of North America. It’s an enormous problem getting bigger and radiation is creeping up on the west coast as the entire north Pacific becomes contaminated on the surface. “TEPICO is over their heads” and the rest of the world does not care that corporate mafia types are at the helm.

    Fairewinds Energy Education’s Arnie Gundersen discusses the risk to the US West Coast population from the ongoing releases from Fukushima Daiichi. Should we be worried about walking by or swimming in the Pacific? How safe are California’s beaches? What about eating Pacific seafood?

    The upshot, …

    As a measure to reduce the impact of a potential hit by a huge seismic wave, TEPCO said it will cut the quantity of radioactive water stored on the premises of the facility. Thus, the amount of radioactive water leaked into the ocean would be reduced by 30 percent, Asahi reported.

    In the wake of the 2011 tragedy, Japan shut down all its nuclear reactors. However, the Japanese government has been keen on the nuclear restart, insisting that the reactors are necessary to provide cheaper energy to the economically-challenged Asian nation.

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