“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? Sorry if we offend, but such a display of so deadly a combination of ignorance and arrogance must represent the very height of hubris. Particularly in view of the inevitable consequences which have manifested at Fukushima, how is it that so few saw this pre-ordained and disastrous outcome, except by willful blindness?”
— Japan: A Nation Consigned To Nuclear Armageddon
How did it ever come to this?! In a nation that suffered the greatest Nuclear Holocaust in modern history. How did the world community ever allow 55 nuclear reactors to be built in the most seismically active region of the planet?! Why?
TEPCO photo showing tangled wreckage inside the fuel pool at Fukushima after earthquake
No other industry more poignantly represents what can go horribly wrong — for the entire planet — like the Nuclear Power Industry. The industry paradigm is so fatally flawed, and has such profound and fundamental safety vulnerabilities, that it should never have proceeded in the first place.
That the world community has yet to come together to address this nuclear catastrophe, which will most assuredly affect every square inch of the planet, is even more inconceivable. Just like the BP Gulf Oil Spill, the moment has been seized by those who would rather take advantage of this ‘distraction’ instead of using the opportunity to systematically shut down the entire industry.
“When scientific knowledge and applied technology reach a certain level of advancement, without being informed by spiritual truths and guided by moral authority, the current civilization will relinquish its right to continue as it is.”
— Cosmic Convergence Accelerates Epochal Change On Planet Earth
FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe Compounded By Technospheric Breakdown
The preceding statement illustrates where the scientific community is in its very tenuous relationship to advanced technology. Especially in this age of rampant and uncontrollable technospheric breakdown are the inherent weaknesses of so many scientific, technological and industrial paradigms being revealed.
When one considers the awesome degree of wear and tear, as well as the tremendous amount of maintenance and repair absolutely requiried to keep a nuclear power plant running problem-free and up to an acceptable standard of safety, the notion becomes quite staggering. Particularly in view of the terrible costs to life and the environment for not doing so.
The real bugaboo in this worldwide evolving scenario is that technosheric breakdown is not well understood at all, and not even acknowledged in many quarters where it ought to be. This highly unfortunate state of affairs has set the planet up for a a domino effect which can be catalyzed at any moment by just one major earth change in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong technology.
We quote again from an article that was posted a few days after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 that triggered the nuclear disasters on the Honshu coastline.
“Quite purposefully, no one ever stopped to consider the obvious and far-reaching ramifications of constructing 55 nuclear reactors on the most seismically active piece of property on planet Earth! And, that doesn’t count another 12 reactors in various stages of planning or development.”
— An Open Letter to the People of Japan
What follows is a very sobering Press Release from US Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon after he took a tour of Fukushima Nuclear Power Station. Click on the release to enlarge.
The following perceptive observation summarizes where we are going:
“When the faculty of reason flees humankind and common sense becomes rare, as it has in the upper echelons of the global control matrix, the resulting status quo will ineluctably determine the future of the civilization as well as the fate of the planet.”
— HUGE Changes Coming To Planet Earth
Just in case any reader has failed to grasp the enormity and gravity of the nuclear disaster event known as FUKUSHIMA, please consider the information at the following article entitled:
“Fukushima Daiichi Site: Cesium-137 is 85 times greater than at Chernobyl Accident”
“In recent times, more information about the spent fuel situation at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site has become known. It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies in reactor No. 4, 304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4, which contain roughly 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel) of long-lived radioactivity. The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.”
In closing let’s consider some extremely compelling commentary from the same article:
“Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.”
Quite aptly, this same piece ends with the following questions?
“If Japanese government leaders do not recognize the risk their nation faces, how could the rest of us be persuaded of the looming disaster? And if the rest of us do not acknowledge the catastrophe we collectively face, who will be the one to act?”
This article originally appeared at Cosmic Convergence 2012.