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[audio] Radiation leaks at Fukushima are unquantifiable, scientists say via WBEZ

Shortly after the 2011 earthquake in Japan, the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant experienced equipment failures that prompted radioactive leaks. Those leaks, scientists now say, are much worse then imagined. “We’ve been saying since 2011 that the reactor site is still leaking whether that’s the buildings and the ground water or these new tank releases. There’s no way to really contain all of this radioactive water on site,” Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution told the BBC. Norma Field, professor emeritus of Japanese Studies at the University of Chicago, gives us an overview of the situation. (Photo: AP Images).

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