April 19, 2011

Japan Nuclear Disaster Will Last 3 Months


Although we may not be thinking as much about the nuclear disaster in Japan as we were a few weeks ago, the problem is far from over. UPI reports:

Takashi Sawada, deputy director of the Atomic Energy Society of Japan, said in a CNN report Saturday it would take two or three months to restore cooling systems at the damaged reactors.

The plant's coolant systems were damaged by the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami, resulting in a near meltdown and causing a nuclear accident on par with that at Chernobyl, in the former Soviet Union, officials said.

The evacuation zone is being expanded to include the village of Iitate.

That's three more months of radiation. Although our exposure in the United States is minimal, it's still important to protect your family and pets. Keep up your iodine levels by eating lots of seaweed!

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