It is now two years since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan’s north was breached during the 2011 tsunami. I don’t know if there has been any ongoing news coverage where you live since the event but where I live the news reporting is silent.
For the people in Japan affected by the disaster it is devastating. Having recovered from the devastation of the atom bombs during World War 2 Japan is again faced with the results of a power, that when released, can not be contained. Not only that but the consequences may continue to torment them and many other nations for generations. This may be the driving force behind Germany’s decision to open another six more Coal Fired Power Stations in 2013 alone. (See the article at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/23/germany-to-open-six-more-coal-power-stations-in-2013/#more-84720)
Online information abounds as to the suspected/measured releases of radioactive material still being released on a daily basis from the Fukushima site. For more sobering statistics please feel free to visit the following sites:
This issue is really too big to ignore – THE SQUINTING ARTIST
Fukushima: Massive Leaks Continuing On a Daily Basis … For Years On End
via Washington’s Blog / April 6, 2013 /
Is Fukushima Leaking … Or Are the the Reactors Wholly Uncontained?
You may have heard that TEPCO – the operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plants – announced a large leak of radioactive water. You may have heard that the cooling system in the spent fuel pools at Fukushima has failed for a second time in a month.
This is newsworthy stuff … but completely misses the big picture. Japanese experts say that Fukushima is currently releasing up to 93 billion becquerels of radioactive cesium into the ocean each day. How much radiation is this?
A quick calculation shows that it is about ten thousand times less than the amounts released by Chernobyl during the actual fire at the Russian nuclear plant. But the Chernobyl fire only last 10 days … and the Fukushima release has been ongoing for more than 2 years so far.
Indeed, Fukushima has already spewed much more radioactive cesium and iodine than Chernobyl. The amount of radioactive cesium released by Fukushima was some 20-30 times higher than initially admitted.