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    As close to hell as I can imagine” — Melted fuel ‘disappeared’

    Nuclear Engineer: Fukushima is “worst industrial cataclysm in history of world… As close to hell as I can imagine” — Melted fuel ‘disappeared’ — Contamination will go on for hundreds of thousands of years… “No one knows when it’ll end” — Gov’t perpetrating ongoing cover-up




    Arnie Gundersen, former nuclear engineer, Mar 11, 2017 (emphasis added): The scientific impact of the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi is an ongoing disaster that was never envisioned by the engineers who created and designed these atomic reactors and countries who built them… no country in the world with nuclear power reactors was prepared for the explosive radioactive contamination of Fukushima Daiichi. Over and over, people ask me about what happened inside the plants and what is still happening inside with robots fried by radiation, corium that can’t be found, and massive amounts of radioactivity migrating to sensitive estuaries, aquifers, contaminating all the ground water, and polluting the Pacific Ocean… No one has discovered where the nuclear cores have disappeared to. The $400,000,000 “ice wall” continues to leak… Moreover, the cover-up continues, with the health effects from radiation being camouflaged as stress related illnesses… I decided to share the photographs I took last year in Japan… these photos cannot adequately convey the scientific and human impact of the worst industrial cataclysm in the history of the world… [R]adioactive isotopes will be extreme hazards for 250,000 years, of course no one knows when it will end.

    BBC Newsday interview with nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen, Feb 28, 2017: “As they get in [the containment vessel at Fukushima Daiichi Unit 2], they’re finding that combination of hot steam — these are not just radioactive chemicals, but it’s a toxic mix of chemicals that are going to react with the steel. So there’s rust and hunks of nuclear fuel lying around, and steam, and it’s raining all the time because of the condensation. I think it’s about as close to hell as I could imagine.”


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  • HassleCat (1507 posts)
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    1. The China Syndrome

    We always wondered if it would work that way, with the core melting its way into the earth, dispersing a million curies or so into the soil, groundwater, ocean, and places unknown. Now we have an answer to one part of the question. Yes, it can happen that way.  But the important questions remains. What do we do about it?

    • ThouArtThat (5422 posts)
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      2. At This Point – One Suspects That Not Much Could Or Can Be Done


      "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
      • Mom Cat (14532 posts)
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        3. So let's build more "safe nuclear"!

        When the risk is socialized, the greedy don’t care about the risks. Time to institute the concept of responsibility. We deplorable she are held accountable all the time. Why do the greedy rich get let off the hook?

             NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!          
        • ThouArtThat (5422 posts)
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          4. The 1% Are Never Punished Because We Allowed Them To Write The Rules From

          Which they exempt themselves from responsibility.

          We have ourselves to blame for letting them convince us of their superiority.

          "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
  • All in it Together (75 posts)
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    5. yeah, and they want us to trust them to make more nuclear plants

    And they want to keep the old ones running while falling apart.