Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster May Become Worst in History.

Japan's damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima has been emitting radioactive iodine and caesium at levels approaching those seen in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident in 1986 according to   New Scientist. Moreover, the Fukushima plant contains "1760 metric tons of fresh and used nuclear fuel on site last year, according to a presentation by its owners, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco)."  Chernobyl contained only 180 tons.

What's even scarier is that the plant's Unit 3 reactor contains MOX, , a combination of uranium and plutonium fuel that according to the Nuclear Information Resource Center (NIRS); "this plutonium-uranium fuel mixture is far more dangerous than typical enriched uranium -- a single milligram (mg) of MOX is as deadly as 2,000,000 mg of normal enriched uranium".


Howard,  02:56  

If I write an explanantion, will you put it up?

Howard,  03:03  

Apparently so.

Here goes. I am 65 and well educated. I see that all of the four plants are going to go critical and consume all the fuel in the spent fuel pools too. No one can get near enough to this mess to work there and fix things because it has become too radioactive for trained workers. The plants are badly damaged from the tsunami, the overheating and the explosions and now flooding from water application. Everything is wrecked but the cores are melting down. Once the four nuclear meltdowns combine, they could increase in size so as to poison and destroy the earth to life.

Roth's stepchild 14:38  

Howard, you're right, although, I'm not that educated when it comes to these issues. Since you posted this, it's already starting to happen.

Not that you'll see this, but sorry it took so long for me to respond. I'm not in the habit of checking for comments as I don't get that many but it's so cool when I do. Especially with information ... even if it's grim. I just want the truth.

Thanks again!!!

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