Emergency Declared at Fukushima

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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”

Fukushima crippled reactorOn 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.

About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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9 Responses to Emergency Declared at Fukushima

  1. Just realized the illogical title -The state of emergency actually arose back at Day 1. Nothing has changed except that it has gradually worsened. Still its nice to see some are coming to grips with reality.

    • Ah but we’re not supposed to know that are we? We’re supposed to be well behaved, mindlessly accepting what we’re told-citizens aren’t we? Mustn’t listen to what we hear in the naughty, naughty media with all those exaggerated stories about emergencies…TEPCO knows best…and the government…and anyone else who doesn’t want us to know the truth…shades of Chernobyl…for the first 3 days they denied everything anyway. No…just listen to the nice little men in government…and those nice friendly, honest guys at TEPCO who have nothing to lose by being honest…after all they know best…don’t they???… 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on JustMEinT's General Blog and commented:
    As always Ken write a GRABBING article. Isn’t it time that truth became the norm rather than the exception?

  3. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    This is horrible for the Japaneese people but it is also dangerous for the rest of us. Not anyon’s fault but scary. Blessings to the Japaneese people. Hugs, Barbara

  4. Dr. Rex says:

    Excellent post!! So sad that these things happen, are in the front news for a while …. and then we move on to the next one. Our span attention is less than that of a child. “Let’s go now to A-Rod who won’t be allowed to play ball bc of steroid use ,,, Ah, and he will fight it.”

    SMH … Reblog: http://hrexach.wordpress.com/

  5. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Sad, sad, sad … and we keep at it!!!

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