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Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Still a Problem

It's been about three-and-a-half years since the crisis at the Fukushima Power Station in Japan and still, there seems to be no resolution reached as of yet. The plant is still leaking radioactive water, with the best hopes so far being a plan to build an ice wall, to contain the irradiated water.

According to this news report , the best the engineers have been able to manage so far is to store the 300-400 tons of groundwater flowing into the reactors in tanks. But, how long can this be kept up? The storage tanks are said to be located all over the facility grounds and look “thick like a forest.”

I'm no alarmist. But if I'm not mistaken, irradiated water isn't exactly good for living things.

While we Americans and our Canadian friends might assume we're too far away from Japan to be impacted by this event, we're talking 300 to 400 tons of water irradiated per day, up until the point when they managed to stop the leaking, when they did.

And, while hipsters and know-nothings might decry and “poo-poo” information shared on YouTube, I find this video from a Canadian commercial diver to be of interest. (It's over an hour. Grab your coffee and turn your phones off.) His video is very recent.

For those so arrogant as to turn their noses at an “average, everyday guy” as our previous host, perhaps they'd prefer to hear from Dr. Michio Kaku himself , from a year back?

Yes, he says “ticking time bomb.” This guy is no wingnut blogger, either.

I'm still hoping we Humans can figure out a solution to the Fukushima problem. But Tokyo Electric – and our own media as well - could at least not cover this up. We deserve to know what is happening at Fukushima.

Go ahead, folks. Make some “tinfoil hat” comments at folks like me, as you sip your lattes and display your “intelligence” on fakebook with your hipster friends.

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MegL wrote on September 16, 2014, 3:18 PM

A lot of stuff from Japan ended up on the West coast of America after travelling over the ocean, following the Tsunami, including invasive foreign species. This is ONE world. We are not separate, what affects one, will affect others eventually.

Pogonotomy wrote on September 16, 2014, 3:35 PM

Sad that there's still huge issues after three years... and I have too many acquaintances on Facebook whose posts I've mostly turned off from seeing on my timeline because of the pretentious intelligence comments! haha

LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2014, 3:47 PM

This was actually such a big event, many people have just kind of "shut down" when hearing about it. I wish I had the same luxury, some days.

LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2014, 4:01 PM

I've always wondered - If something is pretentious now, can it be posttentious later? :D

MegL wrote on September 16, 2014, 4:43 PM


Feisty56 wrote on September 16, 2014, 7:15 PM

I, too, have been wondering why mainstream media has had such little coverage of the aftermath of Fukushima. I can only guess that the money folks who control the media have decided its not in their best interests to frighten the rest of us with ideas about irradiated seafood and water, among other concerns.

LoudMan wrote on September 16, 2014, 7:53 PM

You're probably right. Tokyo Electric seems to have the intentions of a cover-up. It failed. Here's just one example of why I don't rely solely upon MSM for information.

allen0187 wrote on September 19, 2014, 9:55 PM

Done. Shared this post in my Twitter feed. This is a good read and deserves to be read by others.

LarrySells wrote on September 20, 2014, 3:00 AM

Interesting article facebooked.

SandraLynn wrote on September 24, 2014, 6:21 AM

I do miss quite a bit with the rose tints on. I am fortunate for those who keep me informed. Will do my part. This is maddening :(