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Nuclear Meltdown Watch – Fukushima power plant uranium fuel rods fully exposed – Tokyo threatened

Nuclear Meltdown Watch continues – New reports that at least one of the Fukushima nuclear power plant reactor’s uranium fuel rods have become fully exposed. Tokyo is now threatened. French citizens advised to evacuate Tokyo area, home to almost 50 million people.

Anderson Cooper of CNN just tweeted that he and his crew were bailing out of the area and would be off the air for at least an hour while they fled the contamination zone.

All but 50 (probably doomed) workers have fled the plant itself. The heroic remaining crew desperately trying to flood the reactor with seawater, already a worst-case/last-ditch/throw the baby overboard maneuver.

This is some bad-news serious stuff. I’d go out and get a bottle of potassium iodine pills tomorrow, and maybe even call your city health department to inquire about supplies. Japan was pushed about 10 feet to the West by this incredibly powerful earthquake. They built nuclear power plants where they knew that could happen. Now we all have to pray, meditate, or power-think together and hope it’s enough to stave off even further unmitigated disaster.

Thoughtful video report on nuclear meltdown threat from Russian TV
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Video from RT

Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown Fears Grow – Authorities Prepare for the Worst (Video)

The headline says it all. Upwards of 200,000 souls have been evacuated from their homes because of extreme potential meltdown problems in Japanese nuclear power plants that are threatening to really get out of control. If Japan’s nuclear reactors fully melt down, or god forbid go critical, we’ve got a real mess on our hands.

For years the mantra of the nuclear power industry has been that “the plants are safe” and “accidents are extremely unlikely”. Well tell that to the folks in Japan right now. Nuclear power is an extremely dangerous way to boil water, even if you can get away with it for long periods of time in many places. The numbers don’t work out. If it’s a human endeavor, and relies on no nasty acts of god to keep running AND excellent planning and execution by pretty much ALL humans involved, otherwise the health and environmental consequences are horrific and extreme, then you’ve got recipe for unmitigated disaster.

Pray we dodge this bullet one more time and then finally wise up and develop something like deep-earth, closed-loop geothermal power plants instead.

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