Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Live Streaming Video from Japan Nuclear Meltdowns

Video streaming by Ustream

And this is the latest: Nuclear plant hours away from another Chernobyl.


  1. Hey Gail,

    I think you will like these images, much better than the controversial one everyone seems to be complaining about.

    No more California wine, or organic fruits and veggies from Cali.

    This is frightening.

    Here's what Helen Caldicott has to say about the crisis. It doesn't look very pretty. Time to move to the Southern Hemisphere.

    One person who is in no doubt about the seriousness of the incident is prominent anti-nuclear campaigner, Dr Helen Caldicott. Independent Australia spoke exclusively to Dr Caldicott yesterday as she was in transit to Canada to speak at a hearing into a proposal to build four new power plants in Darlington, Ontario.

    Dr. Helen Caldicott is perhaps most influential environmental activist in the past 35 years.

    She called the situation in Japan was an “absolute disaster” that could be many, many times worse than Chernobyl. Dr Helen Caldicott raised the possibility of cataclysmic loss of life and suggested the emergency could be far more severe than Chernobyl.

    “The situation is very grim and not just for the Japanese people,” said Dr Caldicott.

    “If both reactors blow then the whole of the Northern Hemisphere may be affected,” she said.

    “Only one reactor blew at Chernobyl and it was only 3 months old, with new cores holding relatively little radiation; these ones have been operating for 40 years and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl’s.”

  2. Here's an excellent article about Three Mile Island, 30 or more years later.

  3. Thanks, Morocco Bama. I have seen other simulations that indicate that the jet stream could move radiation even faster than the "bogus" map suggests. I had been in a bit of a panic as youngest daughter is bound for Hawaii but then I saw the air current goes well north in the Pacific before it swoops into California, so maybe she's better off in Hawaii after all. Then again, there is a volcano belching lava there. Oh hell no place is safe anymore. Those days are over.

  4. Morocco Bama -

    The TMI article is really frightening because it makes it quite obvious - as if it weren't already - that not only the government but all sorts of other institutions collude to hide the horrific consequences of our energy policies.


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