Unknowncountry.com has run numerous stories on the continuing threat from the Fukushima Daiichi power plant near Tokyo. The most recent was about Senator Ron Wyden’s visit to the plant, after which he said that the situation was much worse than the Japanese were saying, and gave as his primary reason the fact that the failure of spent fuel pools on the site is inevitable should there be another even fairly minor earthquake in this earthquake prone area. If this happens, radiation EIGHT TIMES the Chernobyl release will take place, and no less a light than Helen Caldecott has said that, should it happen, she’s moving her entire family to the southern hemisphere–from Boston. And, of course, the US West Coast is in far more immediate danger, not to mention Japan, China, and parts of Russia.
Here is an update just released. It is to be hoped that some kind of an international effort through the United Nations can be mounted to take care of this problem before it takes care of us. To learn more, click here.