SOME of you folks have to have been wondering why news of Fukushima hasn't included more about Tepco's problems with the FOUR Plant complex heavily damaged by last year's earthquake and tsunami.
Well...not only has that been methodically buried from the National MSM attention, but also the facts around what happened at the time of the quake, that for instance, a plume of radioactive fallout hit the US Northwest DAYS after.
Don't remember hearing about that?
Have you heard about anything that would indicate things have been brought under control? No?
That's not surprising. All it would take for what's left of the housing to be destroyed is about any kind of quake, and what are the odds of THAT happening since the TEPCO Facility is sitting above a magma chamber in a slippage zone in one of the most techtonically active places on the planet?
How have they kept a melt-through, (note: I DIDN'T say meltdown-the super hot mess would melt through the crust into a magma chamber where ALL would go kaboom, sending much of that area into a nuclear winter-and NO one's asking whether if that happened, what would prevent the fuel and cores of the other three plants "joining the party"?)is the constant spraying of sea water onto the super-heated mess-which, of course, flows OUT directly into the sea. (Look for that on the West Coast this fall!) So far, that's the whole plan.
So, to prevent widespread panic or "social turbulence, the governments of Japan and the US have adopted a say nothing-do nothing response and have kept it "tamped down" with the usual "we've got everything under control". I Japan they've raised the "Safe Exposure" limits to a thousand times what it was prior to the earthquake.
Maybe that's hard science talking...but I'm not convinced. I've seen pictures of wildly mutated vegetation from Michigan that says otherwise.
Yep...I said Michigan. And before it even starts, this isn't a Democrat OR Republican thing, it's plain old human greed, avarice, mendacity and stupidity.