Stopping Japan's Radioactive Material From Reaching US

Fukishima power plant reportedly dumping 300 tons of contaminated water a day into the Pacific Ocean
1:41 | 08/07/13

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you to japan where there is a frantic scramble under way tonight to stop more radiation from polluting the pacific ocean. 300 tons of contaminated water pouring into pouring out of the ocean every day. Reporter: It is a stag tering revelation, nearly 72,000 gallons of radioactive water a day are pouring out of the fukushima power plant and into the sea. Being called emergency there is reportedly plans to create a mile long ice wall to freeze the soil and stop the water from seeping out. We know countless items of debris have made their way from japan to u.S. Shores, but is radioactive contamination reaching america, too? The canary in the coal mines says scientists is the blue fin tuna. It begins its journey in the waters off japan's coast racing all the way to america's west coast. Stanford university researchers say they have found trace amounts of radioactive contamination in the tuna they tested, tuna caught here, contamination from fukushima. Before you stop buying tuna, scientists say don't worry. The amount of contamination found is so low there is no danger in the fish we eat. The new revolution that all this contaminated water is pouring into the sea is disturbing. That's why scientists here say they will keep on testing the fish we eat. Also tonight the countdown

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