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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mercy, mercy me

Tokyo Electric says it thinks that maybe, just maybe, radioactive water might be leaking into the ocean from one of the destroyed Fukushima nuclear reactors.

They're dumping an Olympic swimming pool of water a day over the plant buildings, right next to the shoreline, and they think it might be winding up in the sea? Let's get real, folks -- the Pacific is the containment vessel for this accident, and it will never be the same. The nuke guys in Japan, and throughout the world for that matter, don't really have any other plan for this site but to keep dousing it.

After several typhoon seasons, if they're lucky and there hasn't been a major catastrophe, the task will likely be to entomb three or four of the reactors, Chernobyl-style. Will Japan have that kind of money? And will the jokers who are telling us today about the possible radioactive pollution, be up to the task?

Comments (3)

The first rule is to deny everything...

Other ways in which radioactivity is arriving:


Someday we will regret treating the ocean like a giant toilete. Out of sight, out of mind.
"One half of all prescription drugs developed in the past 25 years are based on natural sources like rainforest plants and marine sponges. Libraries of potential new medicinal compounds are lost forever as species and habitats are destroyed.

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