Sunday, 29 April 2012

Radioactive Hell on Earth

[W]e are going to die whether we like it or not. It is our spiritual destiny to lose our bodies and let them go back to the dust from whence they came. The bad news is that it is going to happen a whole lot faster for the lot of us humans who will have to learn to survive on an increasingly contaminated planet. It wasn’t enough to cover the globe with lead, then mercury, plastic and a host of other chemicals.

We have now made it more difficult to live on earth and that situation is going to get much worse. There have been severe nuclear accidents before, several very bad ones in Russia and farmers are still feeling the effects of Chernobyl. Hundreds of British sheep farmers still have to obtain a license every time they want to move sheep. Before anything moves off the farm it has to be inspected and scanned with a Geiger counter. That contamination has not gone away; it is still burning people’s and animals’ bodies and will continue to do that for a long time.

Fukushima will start burning radioactive debris containing up to 100,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram.[1]

Radioactive hell gets hotter depending on who and where you are, with babies and fetuses suffering the most. As today’s essay develops, the story does get worse. No one talks about Fukushima much anymore, but it is one of the most dangerous and significant events in our history.
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Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen is saying that radioactive rain-outs will continue for a year—even in Western U.S. and Canada—because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials. Gundersen says that this radioactivity ends up not only in neighboring prefectures, but also in Hawaii, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington and California. Meteorologically, snow and rain will accelerate local fallout. Local rain showers that originate above radioactive clouds intensify radioactive contamination in certain areas. Contamination tends to be greater in drainage systems, on low ground, and in flat, poorly drained areas.[2]

Scientists with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have confirmed that a wave of highly radioactive waste is headed directly for the U.S. west coast
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http://www.activistpost.com/2012/04/radioactive-hell-on-earth.html

The article here also mentions the danger posed by the impending collapse of Reactor 4's spent fuel rod pool. I tend to agree with one of the comments at the link, that the damage has already been done and worries about Reactor 4 are masking the disaster that has happened - primarily the destruction of Reactor number 3 (plus Reactors 1 and 2.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, April 29th, 2012.]

4 comments:

steven andresen said...

spook,

Suopose it could be established that setting off a small bomb using a certain higghly radioactive element would not only set off a local chain reaction, as in regular thermonuclear explosives, but would cause a chain reaction involving all carbon, as in carbon based life forms.

This was the premise of an old "twilight zone episode.

Suppose it was the United States who had this bomb and the military involved was going to test its explosive in some bombsite in Nevada.

Suppose most of the rest of the world begged the U.S. military to not set off their bomb, for fear of the uncontrolled reaction that would ensue. Suppose the U.S. military denied that their bomb could do any such thing, so they set about to test their new formula nuclear weapon.

What should we do? What could we do?

I suspect the American people would sit on their hands. The rest of the world might protest. But, there would be no interest about such a possibility from the American people.

Why is this so easy to imagine?

I think the American people are made dumb by their deeply held beliefs about how they understand the world. They think, I believe, that arguments are futile. They don't believe that arguments can make points. They don't believe arguments can save them. They don't believe that arguments will help them understand anything either.

Since arguments are futile, the only response capable of defending anyone, or of changing anyone's mind, is force, along with violence, stealth, and deceit.

So, when it's put to them that the actions of their government will likely kill all life on the planet, they would not find such a warning significant enough to get anyone's attention.

steven andresen said...

spook,

This is not to say that people in other countries have any different understanding of argument and its capabilities. I think the American people are less willing to let themselves get dirty or sweaty in the pursuit of any kind of freedom. They are the most cognizant people about the kind of violence, stealth, and deceit that can be used against them if they should resist, because they have so often been the foot soldiers sticking it to the resisters in the rest of the world for a long time. If anyone has been right their witnessing the extortions and beatings and the efforts to terrorize the world into slavery, it's the American people.

As they say, it hasn't been personal, it's only business.

This is one reason why I find the future dark. The people just don't have the strength to keep the reich going, even if to improve it, any longer.

SpookyOne said...

S,

Making changes to the current situation is not easy: we need good arguments and propaganda (marketing) of our own to help teach. Thankfully some radio personalities (+other celebrities) are helping in this area.

I am reminded of a quote:

“One of the prevailing sources of misery and crime is in the generally accepted assumption, that because things have been wrong a long time, it is impossible they will ever be right.”

And also this quote:

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the whole world. It is the only thing that ever has."

Spook !

SpookyOne said...

ps. Of course, our attempts to change things may be too late. A disaster may unfold before wiser head prevail.

Let's hope this is not our fate !