Tuesday, March 15, 2011
No fly zone imposed in Japan crisis: meltdown alert raises specter of nuclear nightmare, all 4 endangered reactors have now exploded
Japanese officials say nuclear fuel rods exposed to air
Japan crisis: meltdown alert raises specter of nuclear nightmare
Japan Earthquake: Third Reactor at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Explode
Radiation levels are soaring in Japan. They are now saying that this still growing nuclear crisis is the second worst in the world. This dwarfs 3 mile island here in the United States and they are ranking it second only to Chernobyl in Russia. I remember watching the magnitude and horror of Chernobyl unfold and "unfold" is a misnomer because it is still unfolding.
I remember a year ago doing a story on Germany's radioactive wild Boars. This was 24 years after the fact and because of the wide spread fallout the boars which lived off mushrooms were contaminated radioactively and the Government was paying hunters $500,000 apiece to keep them off the table.
The widespread damage was widespread and of course was in the water supply and in the air moving around Europe and the world. You know it's effect will be felt for years. Chernobyl the wikepedia Anyway 300,000 people were relocated in that disaster, though found contaminated above accepted levels numerous strategic water supplies were and are still being used, and the reactor was cemented under massive amounts of cement.
That all said it paints too nice a picture and just imagine this in the little Island of Japan. I remember when this was first happening the truth is always spoken before authorities get a grip and start painting a pretty picture so as not to panic the people. That said at the beginning they said reactors were in danger then went to one, two, and three. They have already moved a million people and have now imposed a no fly zone over the contaminated area. Forget about the massive destruction to the people and economy. This is an island people.