From ‘nsnbc‘, the latest on the Fukushima catastrophe. The level of health danger to the whole world cannot be exaggerated. The poor Japanese are in for a torrid future. The rest of the world cannot escape serious consequences and should be made aware of all the risks. (Refer News You Don’t Want to Read About Fukushima ). There is much more involving food chains and air quality that extends globally.
The degree of denial and cover up associated with this drastic situation is a disgrace to the human race. Amazingly, many still believe that nuclear power is ‘safe’ enough to continue its use and further development.
Admittedly, if a transfer to Thorium Salt Reactors ( refer China claims it leads the way with safe nuclear energy by using thorium), was being seriously and urgently implemented, the world would seem to have a better future. Not without issues (refer Nuclear Power – Thorium Reactors ) but that is another story altogether. Strange how money is available for mega-war destruction but energy production ‘has’ to be established on a mega-profit-making level.
Anyway, back to the point, large-scale death and maiming from Fukushima.
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc),– After a 6.0 earthquake shook Fukushima on Sunday, the crippled nuclear power plant has attracted renewed national and international attention. Now, Shinji Kinjo, the head of Japan´s Nuclear Regulatory Authority, NRA, admits to a Reuters journalist, that “right now, we have an emergency”.
On Sunday, an earthquake, measuring 6.0 on the Richter Scale, shook the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan. The epicenter of Sunday´s earthquake was near the epicenter of the 2011, 9.0 earthquake, that caused the death of more than 15.000 during a subsequent Tsunami, and which crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, causing the meltdown of the core of several reactors, and as some experts claim, the meltdown of stored fuel rods.
The earthquake on Sunday directed renewed national and international attention to the situation at the crippled Fukushima power plant. The immediate response from the side of the operator of the plant, TEPCO, was that the earthquake had not caused any new or additional damage.
However, in July it transpired, that the plant continues leaking highly radioactive contaminated water directly into the Pacific Ocean. Now, the head of Japan´s Nuclear Regular Authority, NRA, admits that “Right now, we have an emergency”.
Approximately 400 tons of groundwater percolate into the basements of the crippled plant every day. There, the groundwater mixes with the water, which is pumped into the plant in the, according to some sources desperate” attempts to cool down the reactor cores which are in a state of meltdown. The temperature of the cores however, continues to rise. The highly contaminated water is escaping directly into the Pacific Ocean.
On Sunday, a nuclear physicist stated to nsnbc international, on condition of anonymity, that the situation at Fukushima can best be described as an open air nuclear power plant in meltdown mode, with the cooling water being pumped directly into the ocean.
Moreover, the contaminated water is also entering the surface soil and the groundwater. The consequences could be described as catastrophic.
Read the complete ‘nsnbc’ article here.
- Japan government joining efforts to contain Fukushima toxic water (reuters.com)
- Japan’s Nuke Watchdog: Fukushima Water Is ‘Emergency’ (crooksandliars.com)
- Fukushima shaken by 6.0 magnitude quake (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- News You Don’t Want to Read About Fukushima (philosophers-stone.co.uk)