Fukushima Reactor #4 - Is the Worst Yet to Come?
posted to the public
at 5:43 PM on Saturday May 5, 2012
s you may have heard last March, the tsunami that struck the Fukushima nuclear plant was said to have knocked out the main power and caused quite a nuclear problem, but TEPCO reassured us they had everything under control.
Right. Where are we now?
Senator Wyden D-Oregon (my home state) is a senior member of U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources who has experience with nuclear waste storage said the spent fuel rods are contained in unsound structures (he went to the Fukushima plant in person) and the situation is worse than is being reported. He believes the Fukushima crisis has become a national threat.
Nuclear waste expert Robert Alverez warns that if there is another large earthquake or event that causes this pool to drain of water, which keeps the fuel rods from overheating and igniting, it could cause a catastrophic fire releasing 10 times more cesium-137 than was released at Chernobyl.
Yes, that is ten Chernobyls... a better image may be the radioactive waste from 800 nuclear bombs that hit an area all at once.
This is a scenario that would not just decimate Japan and evacuate Tokyo, but would be a major disaster for the entire world. What's Being Done?
So far the plan is to sit reactor #4 in an unsound structure 100 feet above the ground exposed to the atmosphere near the ocean... in a high-consequence earthquake zone.
Even if TEPCO wanted to move it, they can't, supposedly the equipment to do so, such as the crane support infrastructure, was destroyed during the initial disaster.
But I've heard no plans of moving it even if proper equipment were given to them. Instead TEPCO is taking some vacation time.
And after the vacation, what's the plan? What, another vacation?
Well, isn't that odd, right after receiving almost $13 BILLION dollars
you would think they would have some resources to get to work protecting Japan and the rest of the world from nuclear doom. But, no, they decide to run off and leave the plant complete evacuated.
Pretty sure they're investing in underground bunkers stocked with provisions with that $13 billion. My Outlook
Keep in mind there's no major catastrophe right now, and there very well never could be. But with things like this I like to keep the mindset of better being prepared than sorry.
To be frank about it, I think things are bad... real bad, and it just feels like nobody is doing anything right to fix what could be a nightmare scenario.
Experts are calling Fukushima a ticking time bomb yet we're not going to hear anything about this on the evening news, instead we will be fed more about the threat of climate change and how Ron Paul doesn't exist.
There have been 13 earthquakes in the area between 5 and 6 magnitude in just April alone. One good shake could potentially spell a major global catastrophe. The odds really don't look too favorable, so I'm doing my part to spread some news to people -- I implore you to take care of yourself, do some research on radioactive iodine
and what you can do to heal yourself from it. I've written a couple blogs on treating radiation poisoning since last year, feel free to check back on those.