Maybe it’s a good thing we decided to bomb Libya so that the country’s attention could be diverted. Apparently Charlie Sheen’s meltdown wasn’t a big enough draw.
At least three of the six nuclear reactors in Fukushima, Japan are in some stage of meltdown and the U.S. is seriously considering evacuating the Yokosuka Navy base that happens to be further south from those reactors than Tokyo is. But fortunately for Tokyo’s 13 million residents… The prevailing winds blow eastwards… Towards north and south America. Of course that’s small consolation when one considers that Tokyo’s groundwater and food supplies could be at risk.
If any one of those units goes into full meltdown… The plume will be enormous! Exponentially so if the others go. This situation has the potential to dwarf Chernobyl in human and economic impact. Japan’s population of 135 million is crammed into a space slightly smaller than the state of California and faces at least two reactors melting down mere yards from the sea… While Chernobyl was a single reactor meltdown that never reached groundwater and it’s plume affected an area several times larger. Chernobyl also is not 135 miles from a city of 13 million. Granted that Kiev is less than 100 miles away and has a population of 2 million… But they at least had room to run. Where does one shift more than 13 million people to on an island that’s already packed with people? Continue reading