Event: Fukushima is the Only Story Today

by Liam Scheff

Event: Fukushima is the Only Story Today

Location: Your Town.

Goal: To convince world governments that NOW is the time (now is far past time) to deal with Fukushima as an international event. Everyone in the world has a stake in trying to fix this disaster. We’re not doing it. We’re waiting for an earthquake or structural damage to topple Building #4.

Building 4 was severely damaged in the earthquake/tsunami of March, 2011.

That building has 460 tons of nuclear fuel sitting on the 3rd and 4th floor of a weakened structure.

The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it. The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area. Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk.” LINK

As of today, radioactive water is leaking into the Sea. LINK This isn’t a bake-sale for a toy company. This isn’t a good-will gesture for those less fortunate.

If we, the human species, don’t address this issue, our future will be flecked and sprayed with radioactive material, worldwide. (It already is to a real degree – ‘we’ have exploded thousands of nuclear bombs in ‘tests’ worldwide. See below.)

The 460 tons of fuel is hardly the only fuel there – the lower storage pools at ground level contain even more – and all of it needs to be dealt with.

We are TWO YEARS into this horror, and Japan is unable to do this alone. They should not have to. The reactors come from General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi; the push to nuclear comes from the United States, and the massive use of energy worldwide to power our 100 times energy-wasting society is all of our responsibility.

Start the ball rolling up the hill. Talk about this with everyone you know. There will be more events in future with focused letters and projects to get world military – the only ones who can do this – involved.

Thank you…

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We are not the world’s sanest animal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U8CZAKSsNA

Liam

3 Comments

  1. What is not shared is the wind carried the radiation north towards Canada and the Cancer that followed ! Just as these men were not informed what makes one think that that today’s military are informed?

  2. Take a moment to read the following excerpt from WashingtonsBlog, whose author had the insight and courage to lay this out…

    There are some 1,500 fuel rods that had been removed from reactor 4 prior to the tidal wave, totaling 460 tons.

    But there are 11,138 spent fuel assemblies now being stored at the site, on the ground in pools.

    “The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.

    **The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors. Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo.**

    In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks..

    **As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters.**

    Despite the enormous destruction cased at the Da–Ichi site, dry casks holding a smaller amount of spent fuel appear to be unscathed.

    Based on U.S. Energy Department data, assuming a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident as estimated by the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP).

    **The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants**
    (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel).

    It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.”

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/04/the-largest-short-term-threat-to-humanity-the-fuel-pools-of-fukushima.html

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