Sunday, March 13, 2011

Things are getting Hot in Japan

Since last Friday's earthquake off the east coast of Japan, the Japanese have lost control of six of their nuclear reactors due to cooling failures in the containment vessels.

Six reactors now overheating.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday another reactor of its quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants had lost its cooling functions, while at least 15 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity.

The utility supplier notified the government early Sunday morning that the No. 3 reactor at the No. 1 Fukushima plant had lost the ability to cool the reactor core. The reactor is now in the process of releasing radioactive steam, according to top government spokesman Yukio Edano.

It was the sixth reactor overall at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants to undergo cooling failure since the massive earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck Japan on Friday.
For those who remember the "China Syndrome," this is not good news. Not good news at all. This is precisely what almost happened at Three Mile Island in America and what did happen to the Russians at Chernobyl.

The difference now, the Japanese have six reactors in jeopardy of reaching critical mass not just one. That cannot be good on any level.  Te Japanese government has already evacuated tens of thousands.

The amazing thing to me? Is that the Japanese could have suffered even one catastrophic failure, much less six. The Japanese are the most technologically advanced society on the planet, with the best earthquake building codes and the highest safety codes in existence. Not to mention an innate fear of all things nuclear, which led to the most strict nuclear power plant construction codes in existence.

Obviously the Japanese are more than aware of their geographic situation as it concerns the tectonic plates of the Pacific 'ring of fire.' And being aware of the potential for major earthquakes, they have built in the most hardened and redundant systems that could have ever been conceived. Yet their systems are failing them in the region where this quake struck last Friday. Yet none the less, six of their reactors have lost cooling. 

The bottom line?  If one or more of these reactors goes into critical mass and melts down, aside from the catastrophic damage that will be done in the immediate vicinity, the fallout from the meltdown will drift east. That fallout will contaminate most of the Pacific ocean  and eventually reach Hawaii and mainland America, before crossing on over the Atlantic and into Europe.

And if the Japanese were to lose control of all six of these damaged reactors? The consequences are exponential and unimaginable. So as the news continues to unfold in the aftermath of this quake and these damaged reactors, watch for reactions here in America. Watch for calls to immediately shut down all nuclear reactors globally, but especially here in America.

And with the price of crude oil once again at record highs and in demand? How long before the reactionary pricing and speculation drives the price of gasoline absolutely through the roof.

What we may be seeing right now? Is the perfect storm of an energy crisis never ever dreamed of by most, yet longed for by the ecologists who have been attempting to relegate mankind back into the 19th century permanently for the past twenty five years.

That of course won't happen, but what could happen in the aftermath of such a catastrophe? Is the seizing of complete control of all energy sources, all energy production and all energy dispersal globally by governments. And he who controls all levels of energy? Absolutely controls the entire world.

Softly, softly catchy monkeys, you had better pay close attention now. Don't simply go running for the cliffs if the alarm sounds.

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