That Fukushima Horror Isn’t Over
By James Donahue
There was an April Fool story in the Internet publication Register that told of a complete meltdown
of the cores of the three nuclear power plants at Fukushima and the shocking discovery by corporate technicians that the packages
of fuel rods, burning at heat hotter than the sun, appears to have dropped to the core of the Earth.
Worse than this, the story warned, some researchers expressed concern that the cores may still be
burning their way through the planet and there is a danger that they will eventually blast their way out somewhere around
the Falkland Islands, on the opposite side of the world.
While obviously written with tongue-in-cheek, the story included a lot of technical detail, which
turned out to be correct, making it appear to be a legitimate news story. The writer said the information was "leaked" in
spite of a massive cover-up by Tepco and Japanese authorities for fear of world panic.
For example the story accurately told of the development of new technology that shoots muons, or cosmic-ray
subatomic particles so small that they pass through all but the heavy elements like uranium and plutonium. The idea is to
use this new technology to track the locations of the cores of the three power plants and get some idea of their location
Also Japanese authorities have admitted that the molten nuclear fuel in all three reactors at the
Daiichi plant have "likely burned through pressure vessels, not just the cores, thus it is possible that the fuel has melted
through the floors of the three plants. These are factual reports that can be found in various other publications.
The writer of the Register story, however, said the Muon machines were used and the workers were shocked
to discover that the cores of all three plants had burned through the bottom of the structures and continued on into the Earth.
A March ABC story telling about the special muon detectors developed by Toshiba Corporation will be
set up behind giant protective walls, still under construction at the site. The equipment will not be ready to be used until
at least October or early in 2016. That is when the location of the deadly molten fuel debris will likely be determined.
The next task after this will be devising some way of safely removing and disposing of it. Just working
in the high radiation in the vicinity of the plants is extremely dangerous.
Tokyo Electric Power has admitted that the targeted fuel has "likely sank to the bottom of the plant
. . . " or dropped even beyond. It may take years to resolve the problem, if it can even be accomplished at all.
At this point, the muons may be the only way to probe inside the atomic reactors and find out what
has happened, and what may still be happening, according to the Nuclear Physics Group at University of Glasgow.
All that anybody knows at this point is that the Fukashima Disaster is not resolved. The radiation
is still spewing out of the plants through the air and the great volumes of water used to keep the clusters of rods under
some degree of control. To do less would probably mean explosion and fire which could affect not only the Nation of Japan
but people and creatures around the world.
Yet while the "professionals" are struggling to resolve the mess at Fukashima, plans are in the works
to construct more nuclear power plants not only in Japan but in other parts of the world, including the United States.
William Boardman, in an article for Global Research, last year referred to the international foolishness
as a "global conspiracy of denial."
Boardman wrote: "There is no moral excuse for this international collusion (of withheld information
about the Fukashima facility.) The excuses are political or economic or social, but none of them excuses any authority for
withholding or lying about information that has potentially universal and destructive impact on everyone alive today and everyone
to be born for some unknown generations."
The Register spoof may have been an April Fool joke for some, but the story brought home the stark
reality of the possible sudden disasterous impact that smoldering ruin in Japan may yet bring down on all of us.