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Why Fukushima is
worse than you think

CNN, by Mycle Schneider

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/31/2013 5:53:51 AM

“Careless” was how Toyoshi Fuketa, commissioner of the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority, reportedly described the inspection quality of hundreds of water tanks at the crippled Fukushima plant following the recent discovery of a serious radioactive spill. China’s Foreign Ministry went further, saying it was “shocking” that radioactive water was still leaking into the Pacific Ocean two years after the Fukushima incident. Both comments are to the point, and although many inside and outside Japan surely did not realize how bad the March 11, 2011 disaster was – and how bad it could get – it seems clear now that we have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/31/2013 6:06:20 AM     (No. 9499411)

When CNN prints articles against solar power and windmills, let me know. Until then, my vote is for nuclear power, the Keystone pipeline and drill, baby, drill. Liberals have totally corrupted the Department of Energy. No work is done on the development fossil fuels or nuclear power except to try to kill the use of both. Take a look a the grant opportunities from the Dept of Energy - carbon dioxide sequestration, cancer likelihood around nuclear power plants etc. Oh, but not a word from CNN on this corruption of an agency whose charter is to make our nation energy independent. CNN, you are the enemy of our nation. Get lost.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/31/2013 6:16:10 AM     (No. 9499416)

For what it is worth, the author is a long-standing anti-nuke activist. Check his Wikipedia. I do not see what his actual academic credentials are. He lists himself typically as ´consultant´ or ´adviser´ - which to me means he is active mostly on the fringes.

And as I have posted before, articles like these tend to be long in invidious comparisons and short on specific measure (what exactly is the level compared to normal background levels? What is the level say 100 meters from the leak? )

And statements like ´the Fukushima site contain more than 2.5 times the amount of radioactive cesium dispersed during the 1986 catastrophe in Ukraine.´ why is he comparing ´contained´ cesium with dispersed cesium? Is he assuming that eventually all contained cesium is likely to be dispersed?

This guy may make good points (or he may be a professional alarmist - a nuclear Al Gore or Michael Mann) but he should not be considered the last word on the subject.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/31/2013 7:48:40 AM     (No. 9499453)

I just have to say that CNN is always right on the environment and "Mycle" sure is a cute way to spell "Michael".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 8/31/2013 9:00:23 AM     (No. 9499551)

CNN is not a credible news source. Lucianne? Where are you?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lonecoolman, 8/31/2013 9:26:19 AM     (No. 9499597)

#1 Oil and Natural gas are not! NOT! Fossil fuel! They are produced deep within the earth. It is a naturally occurring substance.

People when we use the LEFTISTS words, we play into their hands. Refuse to use their words!



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