- Japan has millions of tons of water that is has been using to cool the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant and it’s unclear where the water will go.
- Plans to dump the water into the ocean after diluting it have been met with criticism from environmental groups.
- Some scientists say it wouldn’t cause damage, while others argue it could alter human and animal DNA.
Japan has a problem. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster back in 2011 is still causing issues, despite the fact that the meltdown itself is under control and a plan is in place to ensure it doesn’t claim more lives in the short term. The problem is that the reactor still needs water to remain cool and prevent a second disaster, and that water is beginning to pile up in a big way.
So far, the country has over 1.2