After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster happened back in 2011, Japan has been trying to keep its nuclear waste levels on a safe level. The spill was caused by a tsunami that was triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake, and considerable amounts of radioactive materials were dumped into the Pacific Ocean beginning on March 12. Reports have recently shown that the nuclear waste has “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation that is heading towards the Western Coast of the United States. However, by the time it reaches Hawaii, it will be so diluted that the Western Coast of the U.S. will be spared of any health threats.
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