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The insanity of nuclear power generation continues.
Radiation inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power facility has reached an “unimaginable” level according to experts. Because so much nuclear material from Fukushima escaped into the Pacific Ocean, there are many scientists that believe that it was the worst environmental disaster in human history, but most people in the general population seem to think that since the mainstream media really doesn’t talk about it anymore that everything must be under control. Unfortunately, that is not true at all. In fact, PBS reported just last year that “it is incorrect to say that Fukushima is under control when levels of radioactivity in the ocean indicate ongoing leaks“. And now we have just learned that the radiation level inside reactor 2 is so high that no human could possibly survive being exposed to it.
According to the Japan Times, the level of radiation inside the containment vessel of reactor 2 is now estimated to be “530 sieverts per hour”…it is hard to find the words to convey how serious this is. If you were exposed to a radiation level of just 10 sieverts per hour, that would mean almost certain death. So 530 sieverts per hour is simply off the charts. According to the Guardian, this recent measurement is being described by scientists as “unimaginable”…
And the really bad news is that there appears to be a 2 meter hole that was created by melted nuclear fuel “in the metal grating under the pressure vessel in the reactor’s primary containment vessel”. The melted fuel has since come in contact with underground water flowing from the mountain side, generating radioactively contaminated water every day. In order to dismantle the reactor, it is necessary to take out the melted fuel, but high radiation levels inside the reactor had hampered work to locate the melted debris.
The nuclear material from Fukushima is continuously entering the food chain, and once that nuclear material gets into our bodies it will slowly irradiate our organs for years to come. The following is an excerpt from an absolutely outstanding opinion piece by Helen Caldicott that was published in the Guardian…
Decommissioning the reactors will cost 8 trillion yen ($70.4 billion), according to an estimate in December from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Removing the fuel is one of the most important steps in a cleanup that may take as long as 40 years.
The unprecedented nature of the Fukushima disaster means that Tepco is pinning its efforts on technology not yet invented to get the melted fuel out of the reactors.
The company aims to decide on a fuel removal procedure for the first reactor during the fiscal year ending March 2019, and to begin removing fuel in 2021.
A lot of people that end up dying as a result of this crisis may never even know that it was Fukushima that caused their deaths. Personally, I am convinced that this is the greatest environmental crisis that humanity has ever experienced, and if the latest reading from reactor 2 is any indication, things just took a very serious turn for the worse.
For the past 288 days, Spain has not had an elected national government. For some Spaniards, this is a wonderful thing.
“No government, no thieves,” said Félix Pastor, a language teacher who, like many voters, is fed up with the corruption and scandals that tarnished the two previous governing parties.
Mr. Pastor, a wiry, animated 59-year-old, said Spain could last without a government “until hell freezes over” because politicians were in no position to do more harm.
Despite dire warnings about anarchy, most Spaniards are enjoying not having a government.
Read the new York Times story here.
The number of Australian children living in poverty is rising, with more than 730,000 children now below the official ‘poverty line’ in what has been described as a “national shame” and a dismal reflection on the country’s politicians. Major new research shows 17.4 per cent of all Australians aged under 15 are living in poverty, an increase of 2 per cent over the decade to 2014. These figures are far from the truth of the real poverty problem in Rortalia. Read the story here.
By 2021, Australia will exceed the Persian Gulf state of Qatar to become the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Qatar’s government will receive $26.6 billion in royalties from the multinational companies exploiting its offshore gas fields. Australia will receive just $800 million for the same volume of gas leaving its shores. This is theft of the Common Wealth of Australian citizens while creating untold agony for ordinary citizens, pensioners and unemployed who subsidize this theft.
You can read this shameful story here.
The crippled Fukushima nuclear facility continues to leak an astounding 300 tons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean every day. It will continue do so indefinitely, as the source of the leak cannot be sealed as it is inaccessible to both humans and robots due to extremely high temperatures.
It should come as no surprise, that Fukushima has contaminated the entire Pacific Ocean in just five years. This could easily be the worst environmental disaster in human history and it is almost never talked about by politicians, establishment scientists, or the news. This is Pathocratic madness on a crushing scale.
Credit – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
After the most buoyant economic times in financial history, a report from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) shows one-third of Australian pensioners live in poverty. The report found the Australian government contributes less to old-age benefits than nearly all other OECD countries. The Australian government spends 3.5 per cent of GDP on the pension, well below the OECD average of 7.9 per cent.
The solution from the Australian government is to slash pension payments further. You can read the classic ASPD story here.