The Unit 4 reactor building of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in November 2011.
Okay pop quiz time; everyone who has been keeping up on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stand up. Okay all of you who are standing that are not directly involved in nuclear energy raise your hands…. I am guessing that not many people raised their hands? Which is why I have the following quote;

Another big earthquake or tsunami could send Fukushima Daiichi’s fragile reactor buildings tumbling down, resulting in “an even greater release of radiation than the initial accident,” Mr. Wyden warned in a Monday letter to Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki.

The above quote does not really give me a warm fuzzy feeling but it does not really scare me either. ‘An even greater release of radiation’ is just too vague. CTV a Canadian company also ran a story;

” It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor,” Murata said in a recent letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which he urged him to back efforts to address the problem.”

The above quote scares me. The whole story terrifies me.  For those who do not want to click on the CTV link here is the bottom line. An earthquake of 7.0 or greater could cause No. 4 reactor to break apart and expose a lot of nuclear fuel  to the atmosphere. Worst case scenario is that all life, everywhere, dies… due to radiation poisoning. 

I am hoping that I have simply been unable to find the story about how they are working 24/7 to solve this little problem and that they really are fixing this little problem. But so far I can only find stories saying that they should be fixing it not that they are fixing it.

I am scared, very, very scared!


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