posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 02:25 PM
To address a couple folks who note the limits and long term stability of Chernobyl and a couple of the lesser known Military nuclear accidents over
the decades....Fuku had something they didn't. The Pacific Ocean. Chernobyl spread contamination and measurable
contamination everywhere around
it when it went. Russia didn't announce it at first...the alarms all over the Western line around them began ringing like fire engines racing to a
However... Chernobyl didn't explode and blow everything sky high. Fuku did. Chernobyl wasn't 200 YARDS from open water and unprotected ocean. Fuku is.
The center of the closest reactor building that exploded and 100% unprotected and open ocean water is roughly 200 yards.
I'm not talking about the breakwater. It extends out so far that I am sure all debris blowing in that direction fell inside their barriers....although
that is still an area open to the Pacific for water flow.
No, I am talking about the open beach. If you look at a Fuku photo and let your eye travel south to the southern edge of the breakwater and where OPEN
water and beach start, you'll find they probably ended that a little short.....but then, they didn't build the breakwater to contain a reactor
building explosion, let alone 3 of them.
So... When people suggest this is no worse than the others.....remind them, part of a reactor building's pieces landed in open ocean water and subject
to the pacific currents. That, as much as anything else...makes this a slow motion catastrophe.
One additional factor....... Japan was blessed in a way on this...but it's at the cost of Hawaii and the Western United States Mainland over the long
term. Fuku had nothing EAST of it....unlike Chernobyl. The weather patterns are strong and steady for off-shore and a slight North/North-East flow by
the weather charts....... That would be why the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan steamed through radioactive plumes so FAR off shore...while the land based
exclusion zone at that time was still relatively small and evacuations were being debated at far closer distances on land than the Reagan encountered
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