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Thread: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

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    Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness | NukeFree.org

    "Radiation leaks, steam releases, disease and death continue to spew from Fukushima and a disaster which is far from over. Its most profound threat to the global ecology---a spent fuel fire---is still very much with us. " "But independent experts tend to disbelieve anything Tepco says, for good reason. Reactor Units One, Two and Three have exploded at Fukushima despite decades of official assurances that commercial atomic power plants could not explode at all. The company has been unable to clear out enough radioactive debris to allow it to put a cover over the site that might contain further airborne emissions. "

    "The impact of work in and near the reactors has become a rising concern. Critics have warned that there are not enough skilled technicians willing to sacrifice themselves at the plant. Tepco has worsened the situation by applying to open a number of its shut reactors elsewhere in Japan, straining its already depleted skilled workforce even further. Meanwhile, a staggering 40% rise in thyroid irregularities among young children in the area has caused a deepening concern about widespread health impacts from Fukushima's fallout within the general public. Because these numbers have come in just two years after the disaster, the percentage of affected children is expected to continue to rise. "

    "But there's no doubt that a pool containing many tons of highly radioactive used fuel is suspended 100 feet in the air, with little left to support the structure. Should an earthquake or other trauma knock the pool to the ground, there's a high likelihood the fuel rods could catch fire.
    In such an event, the radioactive emissions could be catastrophic. Intensely lethal emissions could spew for a very long time, eventually circling the globe many times, wrecking untold havoc.
    The Japanese have removed two apparently unused rods from the fuel pool so far. But intense international pressure to clear out the rest of them has thus far been unsuccessful.
    So while a depleted, discredited and disorganized nuclear utility moves to restart its other reactors, its stricken units at Fukushima continue to hold the rest of us at the brink of apocalyptic terror."

    Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness | NukeFree.org

    Since this has been Nationalized, the costs are upon the citizens of Japan.

    Is this just another bankrupt Corporate shifting of responsibility?

    Will all nukes shift costs to citizens when the profit flow is stopped?

    Should NUKE regulator agency administrators and Nuke executives be required to live on NUKE Plant sites?
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    I have marveled at how well our media has swept this event under the rug. Compare coverage of this event to the Gulf oil spill and you see the media bias against fossil fuel on full display.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    "But there's no doubt that a pool containing many tons of highly radioactive used fuel is suspended 100 feet in the air, with little left to support the structure. "

    Unless they repealed the law of gravity, I would think there is a lot of doubt about this statement.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    That's fission energy for you - it's great till something goes wrong.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    "But there's no doubt that a pool containing many tons of highly radioactive used fuel is suspended 100 feet in the air, with little left to support the structure. "

    Unless they repealed the law of gravity, I would think there is a lot of doubt about this statement.
    So they have a pool sitting atop a 10 story building, I suppose.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    nuclear energy is still a lot better than the other options. i'd like to see us develop thorium tech, build a lot of them, and run the whole country off of nuclear and renewables.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have marveled at how well our media has swept this event under the rug. Compare coverage of this event to the Gulf oil spill and you see the media bias against fossil fuel on full display.

    Or alternatively, you can see the media control by Big Energy. Whether it is about wars for OIL or maintaining a monopolized distribution network for electricity. You know that solar is feasible, but the gov't doesn't promote it. Big Energy can buy levels of gov't and does. They want to maintain the status quo of big money, at any costs. It really doesn't matter if it is dangerous to the people because liability issues are just a bankruptcy away.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Word of advice - don't focus on unstable energy sources when your island is one giant ass fault line.

    I support nuclear energy, but I damn sure wouldn't want one built 2 miles from the San Andreas in California...well, unless it was near Hollywood. I know lots there who deserve a painful, toxic death.

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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have marveled at how well our media has swept this event under the rug. Compare coverage of this event to the Gulf oil spill and you see the media bias against fossil fuel on full display.
    The Oil Spill was caused by negligence on behalf of BP. The Fukishima Incident was brought upon by a natural disaster.

    Human error tends to draw further attention than naturally occuring problems.
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    Re: Fukushima Continues to Spew its Darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So they have a pool sitting atop a 10 story building, I suppose.

    No, that would be a large pool inside a building much higher than 10 stories. The crane that loaded and unloaded the pool is damaged. Keeping it cool is difficult. If you read the story you know they have only been able to remove two fuel rods of hundreds in the pool in two years. However, the larger problem is the three reactors that exploded. Remember that "reactors can't explode," according to NUKE experts.

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