LATEST INFO ON FUKUSHIMATom Burnett is an independent investigative journalist who is following closely the developments at Fukushima. During his most recent interview on Rense, the following information was provided.
1) Reactors 1, 2 and 3 have melted down. There is nothing anyone can do about the situation other than keep pouring more fresh water on the glowing glob. This will keep the material at a lower fissile level, but the treatment cannot go on indefinitely, and all the irradiated water is going straight into the ocean where it can be circulated far and wide.
2) There is available on the site, over 4,000 metric tons of nuclear fuel material both fresh and used. This is over 24 times the amount at Chernobyl, which, by the way, will soon have a new concrete tomb placed around it because the radiation ate through the first one. This entombment process will have to be repeated for thousands of years unless science finds a way to change the nature of the material. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines recommend a maximum human radiation exposure to 3 millisieverts per year. Fukushima is putting out 235 sieverts per hour. That is 28,592,667 times the maximum recommended amount.
3) The dead zone around Fukushima will most likely include Tokyo in the near future, and may eventually make all of Japan uninhabitable.
4) The glowing glob is slowly eating its way down through the containment vessel and building, and will ultimately continue sinking into the ground. Once there, pouring more water on it will not help. The material will at some point contact ground water at which time, there will be a major steam explosion sending irradiated material into the air and the ocean.
This is the most disastrous event in known human history, but you will hear little of it since the authorities do not want to stampede the public. Instead, they will let people slowly cook in the giant microwave.