He says onsite contaminated water contains three times the caesium released from the 1986 Chernobyl accident – the world’s worst nuclear disaster. “That underscores the scale of this never-ending threat.”
To Make matters worse… The Fukushima plant sits smack in the middle of an underground aquifer. Deep beneath the ground, the site is rapidly being overwhelmed by water.
What happens when you pour hundreds of thousands of tons of water (400 metric tons each day times 2.5 years times 365 days in a year equals 365,000 metric tons of water) onto soil which sits above a massive aquifer?
The spent fuel pool at Fukushima Unit 4 is the top short-term threat to humanity, and is a national security issue for America.
The graphic below is to show you how this water gets thrown into the rivers and the Pacific Ocean. The math is simple adds thousands of gallons of contaimented water a day and a disaster is in the making right now.
Literally everybody should be keping track of this, why TEPCO seems to be the only ones handling it is beyond me. This is anational security threat to humanity, to earth and every living thing on it.
Its a holocaust in the making. Slow, painful and deadly. TEPCO is overwhelmed and have proven their inability to contain this situation. Ever read Stephen King’s “Under the Dome”? That is what they should do to Fukushima. Encapsulate it, seal it off and get rid of it, ship the whole thing out to space orsomething (which is impossible i know).
Robert I hope you are right, but I have read that this disaster dwarfs Chernobyl many times over. As far as radiation readings go, who is giving the official results? I will get back here with some links to a few science magazines in relation to the disaster..until then eat only imported food. ;)
Being the only person who lives in Japan on this Blog I seriously want to say its interesting to watch Americans make such a big deal on this. Yet in Japan it as passing news. Why is no one getting sick in all of Japan if this is really a "under the dome situation"? We know its happening but what ever is released is being diluted to a point where its not threatening, at least outside the immediate area. (under 20-30km from the plant). Radiation levels in Fukushima are actually low I went there in the spring on vacation in the mountains to the west. Something you forgot to mention above Rob that Fukushima and the Fukushima Daichi are two totally different things.
Any how be careful about writing these types of updates buddy. It might scare people unnecessary. Almost like saying a weak Tropical Depression in the Atlantic will slam Philadelphia as a Category 5 Hurricane next week based on just looking at a satellite. Next time you do want to update on this don't hesitate to give me a write. I work on air in Tokyo at the biggest news agency in Japan. Ill let you know whats going on. Plus even though I dont comment here much I still linger around and I like this website, I used to nerd out here much more in the states.
Not to completely disagree with you as well by the way. Its an interesting article.