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.