posted on Aug, 23 2013 @ 02:23 PM
Strangely enough, the problem at Fukushima will probably largely solve itself.
One is pulling for the "China Syndrome" here, where the fuel mixture melts its way deep into the earth. The deeper the better. We may have luck with
the geology and find that the fuel is ultimately entombed at a great depth and thereby "contained" underground.
It is probably beyond technology as we know it to build a coffer dam around the site to isolate it from the local water table.
Some mining efforts to pursue the leaked fuel might be undertaken after the surface facilities are dealt with. I think the Japanese probably want
assistance in dealing with those.
Then there is filter mining the ocean off the coast for the most dangerous radioactive elements. This is another area where international help in the
form of money, research and materiel would be necessary. An important thing would be to locate underwater hotspots where radioactive elements are
leaking into the ocean. One would hope they are doing this already.
Fukushima should not be handled like Chernobyl, capped and abandoned. It should be cleaned up in the most comprehensive way possible. It is a
learning experience for mankind. We have to learn to deal with the problems posed by radiation. Might as well make use of the
opportunity that Fukushima presents. Doing this properly will help us deal with the next one. There will be a next one.
23-8-2013 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)