vegan news veganism anti-specieism news animal rights news
vegan news veganism anti-specieisism news animal rights news

Environment

 

October 23, 2020 - The Guardian

Fukushima reactor water could damage human DNA if released, says Greenpeace

Fukushima reactor water could damage human DNA if released, says Greenpeace
Damage to Fukushima nuclear power station as seen in 2013Credit: IAEA

Environmental organisation says ‘dangerous’ levels of carbon-14 exist in water that could soon be released into Pacific ocean.

Contaminated water that will reportedly be released into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains a radioactive substance that has the potential to damage human DNA, a Greenpeace investigation has said.

The environmental group claims the 1.23m tonnes of water stored in more than 1,000 tanks at the plant contains “dangerous” levels of the radioactive isotope carbon-14, in addition to quantities of tritium that have already been widely reported.

Read more at The Guardian

Environment — Featured

More Environment News

Got a News Tip?
Please email the URL and your comments directly to our editor. Thank you!

for the animals