TEPCO and the Japanese government are making new claims that they are going to reduce the radioactivity from the Fukushima plant over the next three months. As mentioned in previous articles the radioactive material being emitted by the plant is now spread around the world. It is literally impossible to ascertain to what extent the radioactive materials are affecting our own country as there seems to be a blackout of information. Surely we have our own atomic experts monitoring the radioactivity and no doubt at great expense to the American taxpayer. The only explanation for the news blackout is that the situation is so bad that those in power fear it could upset the status quo.
Now, to the matter of radiated seawater. Apparently there was a huge jump in the radiation levels just offshore from the Fukushima plant on Friday, sparking concerns of a new leak.
A week ago debris from the Japanese tsunami began washing up on California beaches. I have to believe the debris rode in on a current of radiated seawater, but have we heard any mention of any United States agency monitoring the seawater off of our coasts? I don’t know about you, but I for one would like to know what is happening just off our shores.
At least 17 states in the United States are reporting radioactive material in their drinking water, not to mention the fact that the radiation has entered our food chain as evidenced by the reports of contaminated milk. And all the while the conflicting reports continue.
The Japanese government is actually saying that they expect to have the radiation cleaned up within six to nine months to the point that the Japanese could start moving back into the evacuated zones. Wow, I guess the half life of radioactive material has just been scaled back from 7000 years to ten months.
TEPCO is also reporting that it will be 20 to 30 years before the Fukushima plant can be completely decommissioned. So what does this mean? Well as they will not tell us we can only guess. Maybe it is something like, it takes 20 to 30 years to cool a plutonium rod to the point that it can be approached, repackaged and moved. So that is 20 to 30 more years of radioactive particles being admitted into the air and the ocean. And who knows, 20 to 30 years is a long time. It is not impossible that there could be another huge earthquake and tsunami that can start the timeline all over again.
I think what it comes down to is not only do they not have a plan to address this situation but never had any kind of contingency plan in the first place. I guess when you get down to the bottom line there is only dollar signs. The awful truth is they do not care how many people they maim or kill in their pursuit of wealth.
Considering the magnitude of the Fukushima disaster, TEPCO should be ordered out of business and all their assets should be liquidated and distributed to victims of their negligence, starting with the citizens of the United States as we had absolutely no choice in the matter.