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Fukushima. I won’t get tired of the subject for tens of thousands of years

Thanks to Al-Jazeera for a refreshing breath of hot-particle laden air

It’s a disgrace the way the industry has taken over this story in the U.S. media, but truth is a rapidly dwindling resource in our country, isn’t it?

If we were going to be grownups about nuclear power, the least we’d do is insist that nuclear power companies have a solid 50,000 year plan plan for dealing with all the waste generated. That would be one thing.  I mean, personally I find it hard to plan beyond next Tuesday, and that’s why I never build nuclear plants myself.

I think reasonable adults would also mandate that in the case of any industrial disaster the CEO’s and upper management of the responsible company should be the first people on the front line of cleanup work, with mops & shovels, or whatever. That would be nice, wouldn’t it? Because if anyone deserves hot particles of caesium-137 or oil-and-Corexit fumes or lungfuls of methyl isocyanate, it would be them. That’s why I don’t build nuclear plants, or drill for oil in deep waters, or manufacture pesticides myself; because I’m a grownup. Grownups really should clean up after themselves, and it’s a shame when they don’t.

But we haven’t been grownups, and we haven’t been like children, who 1. are cute and 2. know enough to be frightened of  monsters beyond what they understand.  We’ve been like early-hormonal teenagers about this latest industrial atrocity, this wholesale poisoning of the world we all have to share. Like sleepy, frazzled 14-year-old kids, easily satiated with a surfeit of cheeze doodles, short-wired after a three-day video massacre binge, we’re uninterested in events that don’t immediately impact us,  anxious only for novelty whether real, filtered or completely fabricated.

Oblivious on the couch as the industry grinds on, with less oversight, and more lies, spewing their remarkably biotoxic poisons so they can sell us more energy.


Bad News/Good News Fukushima

The bad news is that Japanese Government is now admitting that Nuclear fuel  melted down, and through the base of the pressure vessels at three of the Fukushima reactors, which leaves the molten  liquid pooling in the bottom of the steel outer containment vessels.

Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency is now admitting that the radiation released in the days after the tsunami was twice the amount that was earlier stated.

The reactors continue to pump out radioactive steam & particles, and ooze radioactive water, and will continue to do so for months or years, poisoning the earth around Fukushima prefecture,  poisoning the air all over the Northern hemisphere, poisoning the water, plants and creatures of the Pacific ocean.

The good news is that we won’t have to replace the lightbulb in the fridge now that the milk glows.

No Nukes for the Swiss, either.

The Swiss will phase out all Nuclear Plants by 2034

It almost gives you hope that somebody’s paying attention.

Germany to Abandon Nuclear Power Entirely by 2022

Mr Rottgen said the seven oldest reactors – which were taken offline for a safety review immediately after the Japanese crisis – would never be used again. An eighth plant – the Kruemmel facility in northern Germany, which was already offline and has been plagued by technical problems, would also be shut down for good.

Six others would go offline by 2021 at the latest and the three newest by 2022, he said.

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