Sep 15, 2013 10:22 PM EDT

Vicious Typhoon Man-Yi Hits Japan, Endangers Fukushima Nuclear Plant [VIDEO & REPORT]

A strong typhoon named Man-Yi has slammed into southern Japan, and people fear that it might endanger the already precarious situation of the Fukushima nuclear plant. People around the world are terrified at news of the radioactive spill, which are shown to be slowly spreading polluted waters across the pacific. Experts say that it the pollution is not dealt with, the water would be deemed "unswimmable" in the next few years.

Many-Yi is the 18th typhoon to hit Japan this season bringing strong wind and heavy rains, leading officials to issue flood warnings to citizens in different parts of the country. People are warned of massive flooding, mudslide and strong winds, but no major damages have been reported as of yet.

The Central Japan Railway Co. has suspended service for the time being in response to Man-Yi's arrival, rendering the bullet train services near Tokyo temporarily defunct as the storm began inching its way towards the capital. 200 flights have also since been cancelled, with most of them having Tokyo as point of departure.

Man-Yi has slowly been increasing in size and strength ever since appearing in the pacific waters, near the coast of southern island Shikoku. Its winds have since increased to speeds of up to 144 kilometers per hour. According to weather predictions, Man-Yi is to move from Honshu in the south, and towards the northeast and dangerously closer to Fukushima, where the nuclear plant is located.

The world still remembers the 2011 combined earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, killing thousands, and endangering the public with the threats of radiation as the giant waves destroyed Fukushima's nuclear reactor. Adverse effects of the spill have been found in several affected radioactive fish caught across the Pacific Ocean, making them too dangerous for consumption. As the storm continues to rage, more of the radioactive water is to contaminate even the groundwater as well.

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