Thursday, May 10, 2012
How dangerous is Fukushima 4? Dr. Michio Kaku on Flashpoints
“The reactor buildings still contain large amounts of spent fuel – making them a huge safety risk and the only protection from a future tsunami, Wyden observed, is a small, makeshift sea wall erected out of bags of rock.”—Senator Ron Wyden (OR), after visit to Fukushima
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”Scientists say that there is a 70% chance of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hitting Fukushima this year, and a 98% chance within the next 3 years.”
by Larry Geller
The alternative media is buzzing with concern over the precarious situation of Fukushima 4, literally balanced on a knife-edge after the initial earthquake and tsunami, but the commercial press maintains near-silence.
Click below to listen to this segment of a popular KPFA radio program to learn more.
Unfortunately, it’s hard for radio programs to publish transcripts of their content, so the material can’t be found in Google or referenced. So I can’t quote from yesterday’s Flashpoints program, I can only ask you to take a moment and listen to at least the beginning of it. If Disappeared News had time to do radio, I would want it to be like Flashpoints with Dennis Bernstein. But he’s already doing it. So please have a listen.
The first part of the program is an update on how dangerous Fukushima Reactor 4 is, with Dr. Michio Kaku.
As Dennis says, “hold on to your seats and stay tuned.”
Click to listen (or download)
(or use the KPFA player for this program here.)
The program mentions the impossibility of evacuating Tokyo’s 30 million people, representing 20% of the country’s population. The consequences of further nuclear disaster at Fukishima extend far beyond Japan, of course.
- Arnold Gundersen with the first 2012 Fukushima update; more of Dr. Caldicott’s 2011 speech in Berlin (If You Love This Planet, 2/17/2012) (audio interview)
(in this last interview, Dr. Gundersen talks about many things, including re-contamination by radioactive cedar tree pollen… yikes.)
”Scientists say that there is a 70% chance of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hitting Fukushima this year, and a 98% chance within the next 3 years.” ..........................Guess TEPCO can throw out the ten year plan to remove the spent fuel rods.
The world, or at least the entire Northern Hemisphere, NEED to PRESSURE JAPAN to stabilize reactor #4s Spent Fuel Pools... OR Aloha to the majority of US.