Monday, March 14, 2011
DEMCAD: Japan Will Be Forever Changed
Japan Will Be Forever Changed
By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
The earthquake in Japan may have created a series of tsunamis that claimed 10,000 lives, but the building crisis at it's Fukushima nuclear power plant could changed the face of Japan. As of today, Japan has six reactors that are unstable and at risk of a full meltdown. On Saturday, this was an explosion and partial meltdown at the no. 1 reactor that leaked radiation into the atmosphere. How much? We don't know. But another power plant had an explosion on the following day, possibly leaking more radiation into the atmosphere. Fortunately, the weather patterns will force it out into the Pacific Ocean. Which is good for Japan, but troublesome for the West Coast of the United States, since the jet stream could carry the radiation across the ocean.
So far, Japanese authorities have evacuated over 200,000 people from the nuclear zone, recovered over 800 bodies, projected a possible lost of 10,000 people, scanned thousands of citizens for radiation poisoning, treated over 160 for radiation sickness, dealt with six unstable nuclear reactors and assured as that the situation is under control.
Frankly, seeing explosions at a nuclear power plant doesn't convinced me that the situation is under control. And anyone who thinks that this crisis will not affect America is dislusional. Nuclear power plants are usually very efficient and safe, as long as the engineers are able to keep the fuel rods cool. The problem at the power plants is that the earthquake has damaged the coolant system and made it difficult to keep the rods cool enough to control. To make things worse, if the floor of the reactor room is cracked, the melting fuel could reach the ground and become uncontrollable. This is the worse case scenario. And given the fact that there has already been two explosions at the plants, I think it is time to take this scenario very seriously. If there is a significant leakage of radiation, it could travel across the Pacific in a storm system and threaten areas in California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and other states.
There have already been two explosions in the containment building of two reactors. If six reactors have a full meltdown and explode, this radiation will claim lives. If I still lived on the West Coast of the United States, I would consider stocking up on Potassium Iodine. Your thyroid absorbs iodine, whether it is radioactive or not, if you fill your thyroids with potassium, it may reduce the radiation sickness. I would also make sure that I am not allegoric to Potassium Iodine. Hopefully, you guys have been listening to me when I warned you to stockpile food and water. If not, now is a good time to start.
Today, I'm going to the suburbs to meet up with a guy who is forming a preppers group in the Flint, Michigan area.
I also recommend you follow Youtuber Dutchsinse. He's been doing a good job on covering the story. I'm also vblogging about the crisis on my channel (DEMCAD).
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