New highly radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima plant

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j4jure wrote:

There is no end to TEPCO’s incompetence, yet the international public seems to just stand by and not care that these morons are poisoning the soil and ocean for all of us together with our descendats.The IAEA is cleary there to protect nuclear energy not the planet but one would think at least the people would give a damn.

Feb 20, 2014 6:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
tatman wrote:

japans utter incompetence and failure to contain and manage this disaster is a shame on the entire planet. as j4ure so rightly pointed out, this mega catastrophe is creating global consequences, and NOTHING is being done by the international community to contain this nuclear abomination. japan needs to be held responsible for this disaster that is poisoning a region, infecting our oceanic system, and wreaking environmental damage for centuries to come. shame on the world for sitting by and protecting a corporation and negligent government, while nuclear contamination spreads like the cancer.

Feb 20, 2014 7:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
yrbmegr wrote:

Hopefully the CDC has a plan for when radioactivity starts showing up in our water and our seafood.

Feb 20, 2014 8:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
NativeGrl wrote:

We can be pointing fingers at Japanese Nuclear corporate incompetence until the cows come home. When in reality this is a global systemic incompetency where ALL Industrial Nations that embrace nuclear energy or weaponry are at fault. The chipping away at regulations, the vilifying of the precautionary principle and ignoring Indigenous peoples’ warnings about radioactive minerals has placed us here. Every environmental scientist activist has warned us and this “accident” is but the first to come, and be silenced, so that multinational energy moguls can keep making profits.

Feb 20, 2014 9:20am EST  --  Report as abuse
Vuenbelvue wrote:

metric ton=1000kg(1 gallon/3.7854kg)=264.17gallons
265 gallons times 100 metric tons = 26,500 gallons

Can the ocean currents dilute 26,500 gallons of highly radioactive water that appears to have been released as a drip over some unknown length of time, according to the article? North Pacific ocean currents are a straight line to the western coast.

Feb 20, 2014 9:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
JHstans wrote:

IS there any evidence so far that TEPCO has the skills or the interest in managing this problem? Does the Japanese government have the authority and the skills necessary to manage this problem. It does not seem so. Between a bad design, a bad site and incompetent engineering throughout the whole process the hand writing is on the wall.

Feb 20, 2014 9:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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