This man-made disaster continues to unfold as I watch in horror the decisions coming from TEPCO…
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110406a1.html (Seawater radiation shoots far past limit)
The repercussions of TEPCO’s actions are now far and wide. Affecting not just Japan, but every country with shores in the Pacific ocean. The news reports keep mentioning the relatively harmless iodine counts in the released waters… But they either down-play or ignore the cesium content of the contaminated waters! Caesium-137 and Caesium-134 will remain for a very long time and will be found in the upper food chain of all marine life. Not to mention any other long lasting isotope that those reactors generate.
I would (almost) prefer they dump the water into Mt. Fuji! At least this way, it affects an isolated area and not a significant portion of our planet and food supply! These morons must be insane! Now that TEPCO has doomed the fishing industry of just about every country on the planet, we will need to be sure to thank them. It will take at least a generation or two (a generation is considered 25 years) for the radiation counts to reduce to acceptable levels.