Friday, 19 August 2011

Cracked Fukushima: Radioactive Steam Escapes Danger Zone

Workers at Japan's Fukushima plant say the ground under the facility is cracking and radioactive steam is escaping through the cracks. The cooling system at the plant failed after the devastating tsunami hit Japan in March, sparking a nuclear crisis. But new evidence suggests that Fukushima reactors were doomed to cripple even before the massive wave reached them. RT's Anissa Naouai talks to Dr. Robert Jacobs, a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute.

The video above points out that it is likely that NONE of the Japanese nuclear reactors are designed to withstand a worse case earthquake- which is what caused the initial meltdowns- not the tsunamis. All of Japan, that which is not already contaminated, is in grave danger.

And note that radioactive steam has continually been escaping from the ruined buildings because they are not sealed. Ever since the earthquake contaminants have been released into the atmosphere - to fallout in the Pacific, Western United States and elsewhere- and only now are moves being made to limit the escape of steam.

Remember, as a precaution it is probably a good idea to avoid eating food products from Japan and the West Coast of the USA.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 19th, 2011.]

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