Quote-of-the-Month author: Austrian Foreign Ministry

Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Fukushima Olympics - No thank you!


Resettlement in Chernobyl area can begin in 148,029 days (i.e. 400 years)


The spent fuel rods at Fukushima Daiichi No. 4 contain 14,000 times the amount of radiation released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Those concerned this weekend with selecting the venue for the 2020 Olympics would do well  not to vote for the Tokyo bid.*

Emptying the spent fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi No. 4 and storing the rods in a safe place, an urgent and extremely risky operation, is scheduled to begin in November, and will involve thousands of workers and a small fleet of cranes.

Click HERE to read Reuters' report of 14th August 2013.


*strange to say but the Tokyo bid was the one chosen in preference to Madrid and Istanbul

2 comments:

  1. I just wish to repeat my comment of earlier in the week Gwil. Most people just refuse to consider anything about nuclear issues. There are just a few lone voices calling in the night I am afraid.

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  2. Reuters is a respected and reliable news agency. Their insightful report concerning the problems and hazards of this forthcoming tricky operation makes terrifying reading. We don't need no Stephen King . . . or White House Down . . . or Godzilla . . . Fukushima is the real world and we are holding our breath. If I was the Pope I'd be saying pray for Japan.

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