Yesterday North Korea carried out another missile test, and stated that it was new type of intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike anywhere on the US mainland, as it declared itself a “complete” nuclear state. President Trump’s response was: “We will take care of it … it is a situation that we will handle”; and talking of all things nuclear, there’s a wonderful irony to this…
The first solar project in the Chernobyl zone is expected to be commissioned next month, a step forward in the developers’ plan to invest 100 million euros ($119 million) and build renewables in the radioactive exclusion zone.
It’s a funny old world, ay; but perhaps not so funny if you live in the Marshall Islands, in the south Pacific, where the Americans used to test lots of lovely nuclear bombs…
A nuclear waste dump in the Pacific is leaking radioactive material – and it’s going straight into the ocean.
According to a report from ABC News, Runit Island – the site of the largest nuclear clean-up in US history – is being hit hard by rising oceans, caused by climate change.
The island features a massive concrete dome, concealing 85,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste.
The people of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands are the ones left to deal with the problem. Radioactive contamination means they have had to move away from a traditional diet of fish and coconut, to processed American foods, ABC reported.
“To me, it’s like this big monument to America’s giant f… up,” said Jack Niedenthal, who has spent decades helpingthe locals of the Marshall Islands’ Bikini Atoll fight for compensation.
“This could cause some really big problems for the rest of mankind if all that goes underwater, because it’s plutonium and cement,” he told ABC.
This brings me onto the ongoing horror story that is Fukushima…
Japan is poised to flood the Pacific with one million tons of nuclear water contaminated by the Fukushima power plant. The Japanese government is being urged by experts to gradually release radioactive water in to the Pacific Ocean… The water is stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks and could spill should another major disaster strike. The government has been urged to release the water into the ocean… Local fishermen are extremely hesitant to this solution… Fumio Haga, a drag-net fisherman, said: ‘People would shun Fukushima fish again as soon as the water is released.
What hardly ever gets mentioned is that Fukushima is located on a river bed. They diverted the river when the plant was built. Nevertheless, one thousand tons of ground water still flows beneath the plant everyday (and becomes radioactive), and this ground water goes out into the Pacific Ocean.
With quite astounding hubris, Homo sapiens means ‘wise men’. Modern day humans are actually now scientifically labelled as Homo sapiens sapiens, ‘wise, wise men’…
“I have just returned from visiting my friend, who is a senior cetacean biologist at one of the large west coast universities. While there, he described an amazing situation to me that has alarmed me greatly. He said that research at his university has conclusively identified the complete or almost complete collapse of several dozen food chains within the Pacific Ocean, all within the last 36 months or so.
Further, in “unauthorized” exchanges with the relevant departments in other coast universities, he learned that the numbers involved may well be more like hundreds of chain collapses in the same timeframe as opposed to dozens. Finally, in talking with authoritative figures in Vancouver, they apparently believe that the figure is likely closer to 1000.”
“As bad as all of this sounds, here is the real rub. Regarding these findings about food chain collapses, mutations, and injuries, my friend’s university has instituted a policy that forbids them from publishing their findings, from discussing their findings (on this subject) publicly or in private with other researchers outside their own campus, or finally from taking “unauthorized” radiation readings as part of their research. The penalties for violating these new rules are severe: loss of tenure, civil lawsuits for violation of contract, and potentially employment termination.”
Editing in: the above link seems to have been removed by the psychopaths who run our world. When I made this post, which was about 6 hours ago, the link was still working. The link was from a web site of a computer club on the west coast of Canada. I’ve been unable to find the original web page capture on archive sites, but I have been able to whack up the Google cache…
Archive everything at the likes of http://archive.is/ because we now live in a totally Orwellian world.
And the aforementioned psychopaths are all going to be put on trial…