Experts estimate that it will take at least 40 years to ﬁnalize the clean—up of the Fukushima disaster.
In the meantime, 300 tons of radioactive water continue to be pumped into the Paciﬁc Ocean each day. The BBC reported in 2013 that the levels of radiation around Fukushima were about 18 times higher than originally thought. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) estimated in that same year that between 20 and 40 trillion becquerels of radioactive strontium had already been released into the Paciﬁc Ocean since the disaster in 2011. it is logical to assume that this number must now have increased exponentially. This leads to the logical question: is Fukushima radiation affecting the west coast of the United States? Global Research, a globalization watchdog organization, believes that there are at least 28 lines of evidence that prove that this radiation is, indeed, causing damage to wildlife along the Canadian and US west coast.