Friday, December 2, 2011

Fallout: How Bad Is It Going To Be?

It is time to talk about more serious fallout.

The headlines have been fast and thick the last couple of days about the melted fuel at Fukushima.

The experts are starting to speak up and they are saying that Tepco is lying and the situation is much worse than what Tepco is disclosing.

But the experts who are talking lack the accurate plant data that would allow them to make specific estimates about continuing emissions and the scale of a possible explosion.

Although we lack accurate data, we can surmise the following:

1. Tepco would not be talking about melted fuel if they did not expect emissions to worsen.

2. Tepco's strategy is to make data invisible or release it incrementally and in a contradictory fashion. Thus, the situation at Fukushima must be very bad and they know they cannot hide it.

So, now we the people need to be told what to expect so we the people in Japan, China, Korea, Russian, Canada, the United States and every other place in the northern hemisphere can prepare appropriately.

There is no need to scare the population. The population simply needs to be instructed in an honest manner about the degree of risk and the proper response.

I believe that the vast majority of the people are reasonable when they see honesty and a genuine desire to help.

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