To show that the situation is far from getting any better, comes a new report from Bob Nichols, via the website: Veterans Today, at www.veteranstoday.com, that shows that the levels of radiation in Japan itself are still so bad, that an evacuation of US military forces, and in fact an evacuation of the entire region of Tokyo may have to take place! First, here is that report, and I do have some additional comments to follow:
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NTS Notes: For a while I have proposed that Tokyo Japan itself may in fact have to be evacuated. However, it is not feasible nor is it even practical to consider by the Japanese government.
To evacuate Tokyo would call for the movement of some 30+ million residents out of the Greater Tokyo area. The question then becomes... Where would these evacuees go??? With the damage to northern Honshu island itself due to the high radiation levels at Fukushima, the only choice would be to move these people into the southern Japanese islands. However, there is absolutely no room for these 30 million plus evacuees to settle, due to the massive crowding of the Japanese islands already... And it would be such a panic, and logistics nightmare that it could destroy Japan morally and economically itself...
So what is to be done? Actually there is little that can be done at the moment, because nobody has ever dealt with this type of magnitude of nuclear disaster before... Chernobyl in 1986 saw the explosion of just ONE reactor and was handled by the evacuation of the populace into other regions of the then Soviet Union that was easy to accomplish due to the size of the Soviet Union itself.
But Fukushima has at least 4, if not 6 reactors that are still spewing out radioactivity at levels some 20x that experience at Chernobyl, and there is no chance of building a cement and steel sarcophagus, like they did at Chernobyl, around the failed reactors at Fukushima until the radiation levels can be somehow diminished...That may not happen for years to come...
What we have here at Fukushima is quite possibly the worst environmental and human disaster in all of our history, and still our governments and media refuse to even admit as much... I have long said that we can hope for the best, but must be told the truth about the real situation to be prepared for the worst. Everyone deserves that at least...
More to come