posted on Mar, 15 2013 @ 07:01 AM
At the moment the situation is stabilized. The SRP spent rod pool in unit 4 is being contained however huge concerns about a new seismic event that
could cause the pool to shift-with unknown results. The core of Unit 3 is still very hot and active. A new seismic event could be catastrophic.
What angered Japan and the Japanese people was the fact that more than 20,000 Japanese simply disappeared off the face of the earth-no bodies, no
bones or even torn clothing. The force of the wave coming inland was only topped by force going back out to sea. Despite this unparalleled human
tragedy all the western media was concerned with was 'meltdown'. All those lives meant nothing.
People today, and especially younger people, who have only the internet as a blind and distorted base of knowledge just can't accept the fact that
not all cultures swim the same stream as America does. Yes, we have similar forms of government however Japanese society in night and day different
from America-the loss of life was simply devastating for them.
The Japanese Government has taken the path that America has in it's relation with utilities such as TVA that produces about 30% of it power from 4
nuclear plants. It has no relationship with the media at all-they issue press releases and that is it. The insanely competitive sensationalistic 24
hour media cycle in America simply can't be trusted not to purposely expand the facts of any event-be it racial, monetary, religious or the Nuclear
The term is core collapse or core envelopment which has happened in unit 3 and the pool in unit 4 is going to be problematic for a long, long time.
Any media releases involving the units will go through the NRC therefore avoiding media sensationalism.
Core envelopment just doesn't have the same ZAP! as 'meltdown'.