Fukushima: Still dealing out death

The Fukushima meltdown disaster is not over and will never end. The radioactive fallout which remains toxic for hundreds to thousands of years covers large swathes of Japan and will never be “cleaned up.” It will contaminate food, humans and animals virtually forever. I predict that the three reactors which experienced total meltdowns will never be dissembled or decommissioned. TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) – says it will take at least 30 to 40 years and the International Atomic Energy Agency predicts at least 40 years before they can make any progress because of the extremely high levels of radiation at these damaged reactors.

This, from Helen Caldicott’s blog, posted on May 1.

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2 thoughts on “Fukushima: Still dealing out death

  1. Chris 07/05/2014 / 2:06 am

    The disaster is far worse than even this bleak picture paints as the radioactivity is sowly spreading across the Pacific to the USA coastline polluting the waters and irradiating fish stocks as it goes. Some experts predict that the effect will be *minimal* because of the vast amounts of water involved but others point out that it isn’t the simple fact of *low levels* but that count but that the radioactivity is entering the food chain and accumulating as each higher animal eats the smaller ones! It could well be the worst environmental disaster in human history and one whose effects are still developing.

  2. SueW 08/05/2014 / 2:12 am

    Indeed. And still there are so called experts who claim that nuclear is clean. Well, I suppose it is, until something like this happens. AFAIC the only alternative powers that make any sense at all are solar and wind.

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