05 Apr '11, 3am

#Nuclear leak could turn #Fukushima into one of these #ghost towns

#Nuclear leak could turn #Fukushima into one of these #ghost towns

thinks that the nuclear crisis in Japan may cause Fukushima to turn into a ghost town as people flee to other towns to escape the toxic radioactivity that will linger around Fukushima for years to come. Some 45,000 people have been evacuated from homes within a 30km radius for fear of health risks as a result of the radiation leaks from the Daiichi nuclear power plant in the Fukushima prefecture. As of Apr 5, radiation levels in the area are reportedly at the maximum of one person's healthy exposure to radiation for a year. To put things in perspective, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986 in Ukraine was classified a 7 on the INES (International Nuclear Event) scale, while the current Fukushima nuclear crisis has been rated a 4. STOMPer Wisp shares his thoughts: "I came across some photos of abandoned towns around the world. "I think Fukushima may become the next ghost t...

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