Dr. Mark Sircus: Nuclear Armageddon
By Dr. Mark Sircus
March 25th, 2011
None of us could have calculated in our wildest dreams the likes of what is happening and still yet to happen in northern Japan. The 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami laid waste to Japan’s industrial northeast on March 11 triggered a huge nuclear disaster. Many of us feared something like this might happen in the nuclear industry someday.
And now it has happened and we can all start saying prayers for the men, women and children in Tokyo and the rest of northern Japan. The entire world is struggling to determine the fallout effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, along with many ensuing and complicating problems. We really have no idea the mess the Japanese are in and how bad this is all going to get.
Countries across the world have shunned Japanese
food imports as radioactive steam leaked from a
disaster-struck nuclear plant, straining nerves in Tokyo.
The desperate attempts to contain the fallout from the shattered atomic Fukushima Daiichi plant are failing and no one is truly talking about how long-lasting and widespread the radiation’s effects may be. Day after day we hear of setbacks; on the 21st it was a pool holding spent nuclear fuel heated up to the boiling point. Then it was another fire and forced evacuation of the plant yet again by men who are risking their lives in a desperate attempt to bring the disaster under control.