How real is the threat of a biochemical attack? What is the likelihood that America will become the next Hiroshima, Nagasaki, or even worse… ROME? Well this year on August 20, 2013 nuclear talks started up again. Only this time, it wasn’t quite an attack. Things are getting real. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant located in Tokyo, Japan reported that their Tsunami wrecked nuclear reactors have leaked approximately 300 tons of Contaminated water into the ocean. The plant operator went on to further say that it is believed that this contaminated water has been leaking for at least a month before the problem was discovered.
My first question is: If these reactors were damaged by the 2011 Tsunami’s, why hasn’t there been any plans to make repairs? These are nukes that we are talking about, you can’t just say: “We can’t fix it”. YOU HAVE TO FIX IT. Did we not learn anything from the 2010 BP oil spills? At this rate, not only is all aquatic life screwed but human life is in jeopardy. When this leak was originally reported on the 20th of August, it was believed that it wasn’t that great of a threat. That’s not the case anymore. This was originally given a level one rating on the catastrophe scale. Last week, that level one rose to level three. This is serious.
This news was barely reported on. Instead on August 25, 2013 the media chose to inform the people about Miley Cyrus’s twerking fiasco on the MTV Video Music Awards. Reuters is already reporting this as: “The worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Reuters also went on to report:
“The latest leak is so contaminated that a person standing half a meter (1 ft 8 inches) away would, within an hour, receive a radiation dose five times the average annual global limit for nuclear workers.
After 10 hours, a worker in that proximity to the leak would develop radiation sickness with symptoms including nausea and a drop in white blood cells.”
The maintenance reports that should have been done on the facility before are now being done. It seems that this nuclear plant has been struggling ever since the Tsunami’s in 2011 and needed necessary help that it failed to obtain. There is also no kind of disaster plan and employees obviously seemed to slack as far as patrolling, observing, and documenting the conditions go. What are these people doing? More importantly, what is the world doing? Again, why isn’t this major news? BUMP MILEY CYRUS. This contaminated water can easily contaminate all of the oceans in the world and ultimately kill all life. Nuclear energy is nothing to play with or take lightly at all. The world is smoking crack…