The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world's largest ocean in only five years and it's still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.
Credit – NOAA
What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most
people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d
be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the
2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that
caused a meltdown
at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear
reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of
radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next
three months, radioactive chemicals, some in
even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientists to be flawed in recent years.