Event: Fukushima is the Only Story Today
Location: Your Town.
Goal: To convince world governments that NOW is the time (now is far past time) to deal with Fukushima as an international event. Everyone in the world has a stake in trying to fix this disaster. We’re not doing it. We’re waiting for an earthquake or structural damage to topple Building #4.
Building 4 was severely damaged in the earthquake/tsunami of March, 2011.
That building has 460 tons of nuclear fuel sitting on the 3rd and 4th floor of a weakened structure.
“The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it. The 7-story building itself has suffered great damage, with the storage pool barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. The roof has been blown away. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area. Both the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and French nuclear energy company Areva have warned about this risk.” LINK
As of today, radioactive water is leaking into the Sea. LINK This isn’t a bake-sale for a toy company. This isn’t a good-will gesture for those less fortunate.
If we, the human species, don’t address this issue, our future will be flecked and sprayed with radioactive material, worldwide. (It already is to a real degree – ‘we’ have exploded thousands of nuclear bombs in ‘tests’ worldwide. See below.)
The 460 tons of fuel is hardly the only fuel there – the lower storage pools at ground level contain even more – and all of it needs to be dealt with.
We are TWO YEARS into this horror, and Japan is unable to do this alone. They should not have to. The reactors come from General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi; the push to nuclear comes from the United States, and the massive use of energy worldwide to power our 100 times energy-wasting society is all of our responsibility.
Start the ball rolling up the hill. Talk about this with everyone you know. There will be more events in future with focused letters and projects to get world military – the only ones who can do this – involved.
We are not the world’s sanest animal: