Radiation inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power facility has reached an "unimaginable" level, according to experts. Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists who believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history, but most people in the general population seem to think that since the mainstream media really doesn't talk about it anymore that everything must be under control. Unfortunately, that is not true at all. In fact, PBS reported just last year that "it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under control when levels of radioactivity in the ocean indicate ongoing leaks." And now we have just learned that the radiation level inside reactor 2 is so high that no human could possibly survive being exposed to it.
According to the Japan Times, the level of radiation inside the containment vessel of Reactor 2 is now estimated to be "530 sieverts per hour":
If that isn't frightening enough, one Japanese news source is reporting that this melted nuclear fuel "has since come in contact with underground water flowing from the mountainside."
The melted fuel has since come in contact with underground water flowing from the mountain side, generating radioactively contaminated water every day. In order to dismantle the reactor, it is necessary to take out the melted fuel, but high radiation levels inside the reactor had hampered work to locate the melted debris.
More than 80 percent of the radioactivity from the damaged reactors ended up in the Pacific—far more than reached the ocean from Chernobyl or Three Mile Island. Of this, a small fraction is currently on the seafloor—the rest was swept up by the Kuroshio current, a western Pacific version of the Gulf Stream, and carried out to sea where it mixed with (and was diluted by) the vast volume of the North Pacific.
Things are particularly bad up in Alaska, and biologists are "stumped" as to why this could be happening.