Japan: Managing a Disaster

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

A third explosion has rocked Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant, in what is being called the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Residents living nearby have been evacuated and emergency workers were removed from the plant. With fears of radiation exposure and a full meltdown, workers are continuing to pump seawater on the reactors in an effort to continue the cooling process. 

Andrew Kadak, a former professor of nuclear science and engineering at MIT says that the power plant was constructed to withstand a tsunami, but not one as big as the one that struck. He helps explain what happened at the plant and the steps that are necessary to avoid a meltdown. Robert Hernan, author of "This Borrowed Earth: Lessons from the Fifteen Worst Environmental Disasters Around the World" weighs in on how this disaster compares to Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

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the day after next month..

Japan Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Fallout Plume USA getting worse etc.

What do you see ?

Outer containment shells on 40 year nuclear plant near EOL - exploding after they are deliberately filled up with seawater to gas/explode/wreck it.

Why ? Too good an opportunity to pass up. There is about $usd 34b at stake here in getting free or subsidised replacement reactors built for TEPC and the Nuclear industry.
If they can write off the existing ones as fast as possible and with noise and confusion. And 'be heros' by saving us all from a mythical nuclear explosion that cant actually happen.
And replace them with safer and very expensive next gen ones...

These reactors were end of life and due for decommission next year.
Force wreck them now means Japan has no time for any alternative in energy supply and is forced to build new safer ones.

They did their sums, looked at the risks, now its a deliberate stage managed show to run up the fear and anxiety as much as possible as they systematically destroy as much of the plants as possible.

Hence all the stage managed spectactular images, explosions and so on. Pumps dont work. Backups dont work. Mobile pumps 'run out of fuel' ah but our Hero's save the day...
They cant go nuclear bomb. The fallout worse case is a medium contained off landmass. They know all that.

Now manipulate the press and media and global anxiety, all will then be saved, heros, new next gen plants fast tracked, big big contracts awarded.

Mar. 15 2011 12:42 PM

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