henrymakow.com — Oct 29, 2013
After two and a half years, the Japanese still have not contained the fallout from Fukushima. It has morphed into a lethal threat to planetary life which clearly requires a global response. Instead, the Western media and our “leaders” have been largely silent. This article explains that the danger is actually three-fold, not including Japanese incompetence and corruption.
Fukushima – The Never Ending Disaster
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Fukushima – A Global Threat That Requires a Global Response — (abridged/edited by henrymakow.com)
The story of Fukushima should be on the front pages of every newspaper. Instead, it is rarely mentioned. The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.
When we researched the realities of Fukushima in preparation for this article, words like apocalyptic, cataclysmic and Earth-threatening came to mind. But, when we say such things, people react as if we were the chicken screaming “the sky is falling.”
There are three major problems at Fukushima: (1) Three reactor cores are missing; (2) Radiated water has been leaking from the plant in large quantities for 2.5 years; and (3) Eleven thousand spent nuclear fuel rods, perhaps the most dangerous things ever created by humans, are stored at the plant and need to be removed, 1,533 of those are in a very precarious and dangerous position. Each of these three could result in dramatic radiation events, unlike any radiation exposure humans have ever experienced. We’ll discuss them in order, saving the most dangerous for last.