A dangerous isotope released in the 2011 Fukushima disaster has been detected on the Pacific coast.
Seaborne Ceasium 134 which is a radioactive isotope has been found by independent researchers on the U.S Pacific coast.
After the 2011 meltdown of the nuclear reactor in Fukushima the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has tirelessly tried to cover up the damage that was done, but the repercussions are ongoing.
It is believed that as much as 300 tons of contaminated radioactive water per day flows into the Pacific Ocean, though this fact is very rarely reported by the mainstream media.
Much of the damage done is deemed unfixable due to high nuclear heat which has made it impossible to seal the leaks.
The discovery of this particular isotope on the Pacific coast has sparked new fears for animals and wildlife who call the area their home.
It was discovered on Tillamook Bay in Oregon by the team of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
The crowdfunded group have been monitoring radiation levels since the disaster 6 years ago.
Fishermen of the coasts of the Northwest and Alaska have also been reporting an increased number of fish found with tumors and growths.
The samples were found to contain 0.3 becquerels/m3 of the isotope which although is not a great amount, no amount of radiation is really safe when it is contaminating our waters and entering the food chain.
Pollution from events like this, coupled with the general state of our oceans has led to the worrying prediction recently by the World Wildlife Fund that all marine life could die out by as early as 2050.