The stricken nuclear plant at Fukushima in northern Japan is in such a delicate condition that a future earthquake could trigger a disaster that would decimate Japan and affect the entire West Coast of North America, a prominent scientist has warned.
“Fukushima is the most terrifying situation that I can imagine,” Suzuki said, adding that another earthquake could trigger a potentially catastrophic, nuclear disaster.
“The fourth [reactor] has been so badly damaged that the fear is if there’s another earthquake of a 7 or above then that building will go and all hell breaks loose,” he said, adding that the chances of an earthquake measuring 7 or above in Japan over the next three years were over 95 percent.
Certain phrases by Suzuki, however, aren't the kind of stiff formal talk you'd come to expect from a scientist speaking on grave matters, such as the use of "lying through their teeth" to describe the Japanese government on its handling of the Fukushima disaster; and when describing the potential future catastrophe he described it as "bye bye Japan." This kind of vernacular tends to set off my bull**** alarms. Indeed...
Suzuki, a prominent environmental campaigner and scientist from the University of British Columbia, whose television science programs and books have gained a wide international audience, has been very vocal in his criticisms of Japan in its handling of the disaster.
Despite his prominence in Canada, Suzuki has been criticized in the past by the media for double standards and his credentials as a scientist have been queried. While his television programs encourage society to consume less fossil fuel and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, Suzuki reportedly lives in one of Vancouver’s most exclusive areas and has faced criticism over his globetrotting airplane travel.
Big quake near Fukushima would ?decimate Japan, lead to US West Coast evacuation? ? RT NewsHowever, with regard to the current situation at Fukushima, a number of scientists have echoed Suzuki’s concerns. Nuclear technology historian Robert Jacobs told RT that there could easily be more destruction at the plant’s fourth reactor.
So is the good doctor a sensationalist and an alarmist? Or is this a good time to check out some worthless Nevada and Utah real estate?