Hold your breath for this one as things are going from very very bad to much worse.
It's a hot mess, literally, with cancer up 40% in Japan since the disaster. That number is rising steadily and will continue for decades to come and it will not be confined to Japan.
The industry is treading in areas in which it has little to no knowledge and is about to take on the riskiest procedure ever , the removal of 400 tons of nuclear material without the aid of computers. It holds the possibility of a chain reaction that would be terrible.
The situation in Fukushima, ignored by the mainstream media for the most part is pretty much uncontainable and is the worst nuclear disaster in history, far surpassing Chernobyl.
Fukushima features 3 meltdowns. How many know that?
The chances of the rods breaking during the procedure are high.
The water being contained at the site is building up and the reactors themselves are becoming unstable. This is the most radioactive water in history. There has never been anything like it.
"Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago, more than 1,300 used fuel rod assemblies packed tightly together need to be removed from a building that is vulnerable to collapse, should another large earthquake hit the area.
Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is already in a losing battle to stop radioactive water overflowing from another part of the facility, and experts question whether it will be able to pull off the removal of all the assemblies successfully.
"They are going to have difficulty in removing a significant number of the rods," said Arnie Gundersen, a veteran U.S. nuclear engineer and director of Fairewinds Energy Education, who used to build fuel assemblies.
The operation, beginning this November at the plant's Reactor No. 4, is fraught with danger, including the possibility of a large release of radiation if a fuel assembly breaks, gets stuck or gets too close to an adjacent bundle, said Gundersen and other nuclear experts.
That could lead to a worse disaster than the March 2011 nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant, the world's most serious since Chernobyl in 1986.
No one knows how bad it can get, but independent consultants Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggatt said recently in their World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013: "Full release from the Unit-4 spent fuel pool, without any containment or control, could cause by far the most serious radiological disaster to date." "
Make no mistake, this will effect everyone on earth and just because mainstream media and bloggers ignore it doesn't make it go away.
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