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GDR
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Message 1 of 41 (704795)
08-17-2013 3:58 PM


I just had this report e-mailed to me and I was wondering what some of the bright lights around here think of this report.

Fukushima Apocalypse

Here is a small portion of the article.

quote:
But as far as Fukushima goes, the only thing that matters now is if world leaders and experts join forces to help fix this situation. Regardless of what agendas they are trying to protect or hide, how much it will cost, the effect on Japan or the world’s economy, or what political chains this will yank.

The nuclear industry needs to come clean. If this leads to every reactor in the world being shut down, so be it. If the world governments truly care about their people and this planet, this is what needs to be done.

Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku stated in an interview a few weeks after the initial accident that “TEPCO is literally hanging on by their fingernails.” They still are, and always have been. The Japanese have proven time and time again they are not capable of handling this disaster. Now we are entrusting them to execute the most dangerous fuel removal in history.

We are extremely lucky that this apocalyptic scenario hasn't happened yet, considering the state of Reactor 4. But for many, it is already too late. The initial explosions and spent fuel pool fires may have already sealed the fate of millions of people. Time will tell. Anyone who tells you otherwise is not being honest, because there is just no way to know.


Is it as dire as the picture that is being painted?


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
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Message 3 of 41 (704803)
08-17-2013 8:30 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Rahvin
08-17-2013 8:18 PM


Thanks Rahvin

I am totally uninformed on the situation and I'm glad to hear the other side of the issue which is far less apocalyptic.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
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Message 6 of 41 (705737)
09-01-2013 10:33 AM


Yesterday I read this on CNN.

Why Fukushima is worse than you think

...and today this on the Canadian news talking about a spike in radiation levels from one of the tanks.

Radiation Leak

It sounds like after two years they are still a long way from getting it under control.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
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Message 9 of 41 (705743)
09-01-2013 4:56 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by yenmor
09-01-2013 4:31 PM


Thanks Yenmor

I have no personal point in this at all other than it seems like an area for concern and I live right on the western coast of the continent. It would be hard to find someone who knows less about it than I do.

I just hope that the experts not only know what they are doing but that they actually have a workable plan. It does seem that so far their record hasn't been all that great.

I'll be glad when we get solar energy down to the point that it is all we need, but right now we are a long way from that.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
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Message 12 of 41 (705756)
09-01-2013 8:18 PM
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09-01-2013 5:35 PM


I don't disagree with any of that but the experts put this plant where they did; it looks like the kept it going longer than they should have; we've got radioactive waste well out into the Pacific along with other links still occurring 2 years later.

I have no doubt they are doing all they can but it hasn't been pretty. I'm certainly not suggesting that it is easy and I'm not suggesting that I have the slightest clue as to what should be done.


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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GDR
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Message 19 of 41 (705837)
09-02-2013 11:21 PM


This is from the BBC.

Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said an estimated 47bn yen ($473m, £304m) would be allocated to the project.

The leaks were getting worse and the government "felt it was essential to become involved to the greatest extent possible", Mr Suga said.

The plant was crippled by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The disaster knocked out cooling systems to the reactors, three of which melted down.

Water is now being pumped in to cool the reactors, but storing the resultant large quantities of radioactive water has proved a challenge for plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco).


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


  
GDR
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Message 21 of 41 (705888)
09-03-2013 4:11 PM
Reply to: Message 20 by NoNukes
09-03-2013 9:42 AM


Government taking over
Looks like the government is going to build an ice wall whatever that will look like.

Crippled Fukushima reactor to get ice wall


He has told you, O man, what is good ; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


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