Transcript for Fukushima Leak Dumps Radioactive Water Into Ocean
Norlts on the west coast tonight concerns by the stunk headline out of japan. Today, they revealed radio active levels at the crippled fukushima power plant are much higher than thought, and can kill in hours. What does that mean for the 72,000 gallons of water pouring out every day and headed our way? So much debris arriving here already. And here's abc's aditi roy. Reporter: It's been a two-year battle to clean up this fukushima power plant, after the unforgettable and devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled the country in march 2011. The japanese have been struggling with leak after leak. This being the fourth and worst from the plant. Today, japanese authorities found that radiation levels surrounding the plant are 18 times higher than previously thought. Enough to prove lethal within just four hours of exposure. While authorities struggle to stop the leaks, there are fears that the contaminated water could reach the u.S. In less than a year. Some debris has already made its way to the west coast. Battered fishing boats, appliances and other garbage. Even fish. Researchers who have been monitoring the water say the radioactive material will be dlut diluted enough to safe levels. Good news for those who love
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