Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another 30,000 Year Monument to Our Arrogance

Assuming that one two three six seven perhaps up to eleven (including one three at the Daiichi facility that wasn't even active at the time of the earthquake that sufferred a fire in a storage pond) of the nuclear reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini and Onagawa power plants don't just explode and contaminate a large percentage of the globe or it doesn't melt through the floor and contaminate the ground water for most of Japan, they will probably be encased and closed forever.  Forever is along time.  Really, only 30,000 years.  As with Chernobyl  a vast area will have to be abandoned for the foreseeable future.  What will out grandchildren think of us?

According to the NeW Your Times (March 15th):

Worryingly, temperatures appeared to be rising in the spent fuel pools at two other reactors at the plant, No. 5 and No. 6, said Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary.

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