Nuclear Expert: Fukushima fuel suspected to be in ground… “it’s going to melt right down into the ground” when heat isn’t removed, that’s why these are so dangerous — Physician: “3 of Fukushima’s reactors melted through containment… the crisis is clearly ongoing” (VIDEO)

Published: August 18th, 2014 at 5:48 pm ET


Speech by Dr. Andrew S. Kanter, MD*, Assistant Professor at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia International eHealth Laboratory (*Due to Dr. Kanter’s illness, Physicians for Social Responsibility Board Member Alfred Meyer presented his speech), published by Cinema Forum Fukushima on July 30, 2014 (at 2:45 in): “Three of Fukushima’s reactors melted down and through containment, allowing radioactive releases into the environment… The crisis is clearly ongoing and there was little reference [in UNSCEAR’s Fukushima report] to the potential of the ongoing releases to affect humans or the environment.” >> Watch the presentation here

Interview with Dr. Gordon Edwards, court-certified nuclear expert, by Crystal Kids Radio, Aug. 8, 2014 (at 48:00 in): “If you don’t remove that heat by circulating water… the fuel itself starts to melt, and it melts at a huge temperature, say 2,800*C. That’s almost twice as hot as the melting point of steel… it melts through other things as well… If you cannot keep flushing water through this core, in order to remove that heat, then it’s going to melt right down into the ground… That’s what makes these nuclear reactors so dangerous. That’s why the meltdowns occurred in three of these reactors… And they’re still dealing with the consequences. Here’s the amazing thing too… we don’t know how to stop the radioactivity, and the result is there’s still heat being generated… Right now we’re more than 3 years after the accident and there is still heat being generated by the fuel, even though it’s melted down into the bottom of the reactors and maybe even into the ground.” >> Full interview here

See also: [intlink id=”tepco-we-should-have-told-public-this-sooner-we-failed-to-cool-molten-fuel-after-meltdowns-began-experts-fukushima-cesium-release-could-have-tripled-chernobyl-photo” type=”post”]Tepco: We should have told public this sooner… we failed to cool Fukushima’s molten fuel after meltdowns began[/intlink]

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Published: August 18th, 2014 at 5:48 pm ET


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Go ye 'newsers GO!!!

    They are capitualting!

    21st Century and PUN should be hired at once to oversee remediation!!

    GE, if they don't acquiesce and contribute $$$, should be shot in the head (so to speak!)

    Ye new people: Come here for the TRUTH!!!

    peace …

  • dunkilo

    WAKE UP PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD!!!WAKE UP YOU DC TICKS!!!some are wide awake ,some still rubbing their eyes…
    This just in–news reports of the earth being spiked three times!
    Our souls,our energy will survive, in one form or another 🙂
    Love yall

  • Must see movement towards planning protective measures nationwide… USDA, FDA, EPA all need to step up and bring data on all testing they've been doing relevant to food, water, soil contamination… people need to know they may have to move… talk of federal assistance for moving population groups must ensue… instead of funding UVic, WHOI, FukushimaInform, lying scientists et al. must protect people… liability issues abound USA

    • We Not They Finally

      If the agencies you cite were going to do anything, they would have already done it — they've done the opposite — no food testing, obscene raising of so-called safe limits of radiation, blacking out of all data. What we need is aware people uniting across the populace. But unfortunately, most do not recognize what has already hit them and will only be getting worse.

      One speculation that may make sense is that demographics will HAVE to shift out of California. The drought there is likely geoengineered (see Dane Wigington on that,) but the closing of beaches due to massive die-offs all over the place, will seal the inevitable steep drop in property values. THEN people will be inconvenienced enough to care and to press for answers.

      Very unlikely the feds will assist anyone to move.

      • mairs mairs

        I remember the drought in California in the 70's. It was to the point that you weren't supposed to flush the toilet every time you used it. They say that the 70's drought was worse in that the reservoirs were even lower compared to this one. Was that "geoengineered too, and for what purpose did "they" make that drought? Got an answer? If the answer is no, that one wasn't "geoengineered", then why this one and why not that one?

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Didn't that have something to do with lack of snow for the spring melt to fill the rivers that supply California's water ..was it an engineering blunder , dam building ? ?? I'm not from Cali and vaguely remeMber

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      And where is the Fukushima radiation heading?
      August 2, 2014 "California: Ground Zero for Fukushima Radiation? "
      California could be becoming ground zero for radiation from the failed Fukushima plant in Japan. Ocean currents have sent tons of radioactive water into the Pacific daily from the crippled plant on the Pacific coast.


  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Sorry, since it is obvious that what you see is what you are going to get. We are all on our own, and always have been, unless of course you work higher up in/for a government agency.. 🙁

    Great thoughts though.. 🙂

  • Rememberwhen Rememberwhen

    Perfect timing to get the Rad word out info link. Howdies all. Thank you all so very much for this steady stream of conscious, and determination. *Echos* Get the rad word out needed.

  • Cooter

    TEPCO says they are placing 400 tons of water a day into these ex-reactors and the on-site flow of water into the reactors is another 400+ tons a day from the ground water, resulting in 800 tons of water flowing into the ocean.

    Add to this:
    The storage tanks, containing 360,000 tons, that are leaking because of intentional and unintentional releases.

    The water that is in the diversion channels and other conduit tunnels which penetrates the NPP and site, leaking into the ocean.

    The wells they have punched into the soil and existing wells mixing with clean water and radioactive water.

    Rain water that comes into contact with the radioactive NPP buildings, storage tanks, debris and ground.

    Sea water that backs up into the site at high tides.

    Untold amounts of water TEPCO is dumping illegally and legally.

    Workers peeing in the trenches. Has anyone seen a honey bucket?

    A total estimate of around 1,500 tons a day flows into the ocean.
    Add to that a 50% TEPCO fudge factor (standard protocol) and some assorted lies and BS, you get a grand total of;

    2,200 tons (+- a couple of pounds or 550,000 gals.) of highly radioactive water a day flowing into the Pacific Ocean. I used an official Japanese, TEPCO calculator to arrive at these results, which might be a bit off, sooo…

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Nothing fuzzy about your math Cooter. Ineptco recently admitted to the 400 tons of sea water they were pumping into the holes in ground. Then they through in their best guess of 300 tons more being carried into the Pacific through groundwater, i.e. the "ancient stream bed." Then they admitted they were dumping the 360,000 tons from the leaking storage tanks without decontamination so that they could put the more highly radioactive water the recently discovered into them. I don't know how they came up with their figure of 300 tons of groundwater a day, but OK, they did admit to that fact, generally, so that is progress toward the truth. Yes, and recently they admitted that tidal ebb and flow could be a consideration. Figure in the "fudge factor", which 50% is conservative, and the total amount would be 2,200 tons, minimum. Great job deciphering Ineptco mathematics Cooter! Heartbreaking as the truth here is.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    sooo..the entire Pacific Ocean should be one Massive Dead Zone within 10 years! 🙁

  • norbu norbu

    Physician: “3 of Fukushima’s reactors melted through containment… the crisis is clearly ongoing” What planet has this physician been on? So happy you have opened your eyes. Look at enenews every waking moment, Please get up to date on info fast, Hurry!

  • Rememberwhen Rememberwhen

    Found it.

    I will be reposting in other sites as well, after being able to take a picture with my camera phone, of my profile picture, just a few days ago.

    • Rad word ahoy! Thanks, Rememberwhen.

      Also, other resources

      All who can, pull up a printer, some scissors & distribute liberally.

      For those just getting here…

      7-14-2014 How bad Was Fukushima Nuclear Event ?

      Now no one else will know until We tell them so. So please, People, with extra potassium iodide on top, get the rad word out.

      • papacares papacares

        @chem&remwhen – Go Team – there is a lot of work yet to be done – happened across a boat owner of Alaska Fisheries and asked about the 2014 season Crab catch – owner looked at me and said are you referring to the radiation scare? no, was my reply just want to know if you came across anything unusual this season – nothing strange was their reply and then they added people need to understand the Fukushima radiation myth is over but yeah there was a bad accident in Japan after that tsunami and it somewhat affected part of the extreme portion of the Alutes but its over now and nothing serious, the fishery is doing great up there they added – so friends there is a lot of work to be done, this one boat brought in many millions in dollars this year – the fishery money is incredible and when/if it collapses there is going to be #@$& to pay – it is not only the scientist but the fishermen whose livelihood depends on selling catch – right now they are feeding millions of pounds of the deadliest catch to an unknowing populace in complete confidence the catch is safe – try to talk with a commercial fisherman about this and you will have an immediate black eye or worse – try to inform an eater of the danger and you will be laughed out of their presence, but try we must – peace out

        • I'll bet all those fisherman are carrying portable scintillation detectors so they can measure exactly what is in the fish.


          • papacares papacares

            crab – but could appreciate that as have not heard anything negatory about halibut this year either – of course when you fish the sea of denial on the good ship lollipop making 1 mil an hour it is much harder to try to re-rig in order to catch unicorns crapping chocolate goodies – seriously though big money does make the genie look pretty good until it dawns on you after that 3rd wish comes true there's going to be #@$$ to pay cause the genie don't do nutin for free – imagine that, silly mankind you can rip up and tear apart mother earth then process tons of her beauty to gain a pound of her fire, then further render the fire in weird religious ceremony called science in order to make water boil – man to stupid to leave water in sun so get hot make boil – genie win big (sarc) native american sadness as we live here thousand years no problem much bounty Western Euro's arrive, 400 years later pretty much destroyed but have lots of electricity so not get lost in dark and watch TV instead of eagle soaring, bear fishing, dear fawning, sadness very deep)

        • clamshellernh clamshellernh

          Papa cares the seaweed industry in Maine is signing the woods hole propaganda too ..everything is fine even though they have tested and found fuku radiation in the seaweed since the summer of 2012 .
          There's no ethics in anything ..
          I personally would never sell a product that could harm anyone
          We would survive

    • (Fuku biz cards 10,037 downloads since June ~ 700+ today. Shooting for as many "likes" as ENE has by the end of August. Post to every social media and leave to be found at every office you visit. Thanks, All, for playing your part to get the rad word out.)

      Try We must.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Just curious, but has there been any more news about #5, did they get cooling going again, or did I miss the news bulletin ??

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Ieptco stated in a news release that they were able to cool the pools in time and catastrophe had been avoided. That means that the Neutron Cascade from #4's Fission in Air has caused #5 and #6 to Fission in Air also, and that Ineptco has completely given up on the problem. Whatever Ineptco states, simply reverse it and multiply by two or three and you get very close to the truth about what is taking place. OK?

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nothing else should matter, right now, on this planet.

    All the resources of humans should be on this megadisaster.

    They all should be shut down until this is accomplished.

    But mutated life goes on, until it doesn't…

    • EKO K£AP$€

      That requires all the gold and silver of earth. They forgot they came in with nothing and exit with nothing. Dizzy metal collectors! Bloody golden calves.

  • American Phoenix57

    Did anyone here cover this the other week. Don't remember reading about it here on Ene.

    Fukushima Unit 4- Red Smoke Is Venting Through The Roof 8/7/14

    • bo bo

      AP 57 – this enviroreporter link pulled up with your link, which also matches recent high rad readings newsblackoutUSA has been posting

    • Majia's August posts are also informative, with pics

    • American Phoenix57

      Both daughters (Albuquerque and Denver) reporting spikes since the end of July. Dark times for Japan.

      • We Not They Finally

        Albuquerque and Denver are both un-safe places to live, though I realize that I'm probably "preaching to the choir" and you are already very concerned. We were in Albuquerque (were recently able to move) and even the rad readings from the EPA were very bad for beta for a long time and ongoing. And around last Christmas, beta spiked up to 1,000 CPM!

        Albuquerque was NOT supposed to be in the wind path from WIPP, but we were both symptomatic within two weeks after the Valentine's Day disaster — before we even knew what had happened. We had wanted to move anyway, but WIPP accelerated those plans. We'd be glad to hear of anyone being able to get out of Albuquerque. It's patently unsafe.

        Denver was dicey to start with because of the proximity to Rocky Flats.

        We hope that your family members are at least thinking about contingency plans. If that involves a complete uprooting (family, home, job, etc.,) it's especially rough because it means that one's whole MENTALITY is changing. But people need to start thinking about contingency plans.

        Hope that your family stays safe and well.

        • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

          And if you decide to move, you might check to see if your location is downwind of any commercial or other nuclear power plants. There are quite a few along the East Coast. For example, there is one in Massachusetts and three in other states immediately around MA (I found this via Google), and probably quite a few training(?) ones at MIT and other similar facilities. I'm sure Newsers along the East Coast can warn people who might move in that direction what they can expect to find.

    • mairs mairs

      Why is the red surrounding every object. As you can see there is a fuzzy reddish halo around the cranes and other buildings. It looks like a camera artifact, and has looked like that for a long time now.

  • Jebus Jebus

    I dream of a Genie…

    Scientists Say Clear Plan Needed for Fukushima Decontamination

    It's a hoop job as long as the coriums ar uncontained…

  • Jebus Jebus

    I don't know, maybe I'm in the wrong forum…

    This brainwashing is free. Rinse. Repeat.

    Sanford Counselors Help Families Prepare for Genetic Diseases

    Knowledge is knowing what causes that…

  • w

    Even here at enenews we have come to stand still in time. Is there something we don't already know about here?

    • We Not They Finally

      Actually, it is good to check into Dane Wingington at Only discovered him recently ourselves. He's VERY informed and committed, and thought that Earth was at tipping point even before Fukushima. He's not at all in denial about Fukushima, but he rounds out the human destruction of Earth in disturbing ways. It's just good to have that extra education since much disinformation will abound, and a lot of things are unfortunately working together synergistically.

  • Daisy207

    It's over. There is no solution The west coast is toast – so is most of the US

    • We Not They Finally

      Would like to see people head for RELATIVE safety if possible. Wind currents are tricky and NOT just the West Coast can get heavily "hit," but that said, the West Coast is unsafe. Stay out of St. Louis. Stay out of Texas with the WIPP sweeping across, and New Mexico is also bad. Try to be somewhere really green for the oxygen advantage. (Plankton and algae, the world's greatest source of oxygen, are dying.)

      Hard to plan, hard to know, but at some point, there is likely to be an EXODUS from the West Coast. And maybe they'll say it's the drought (which is likely geo-manipulated.) Or it will be so many beaches spoiled by dead fish and the fishing industry itself downed, so property values plummet. Even if no one is talking about radiation.

      It's just that whatever is SAID, there are likely to be big demographic shifts and one doesn't want to get caught in the middle of that. Better to stay ahead of the curve. But so much easier said than done for many.

      • EKO K£AP$€

        Did you know there are plans to settle people in Australia under an agreement (bribe) should a Yellowstone event occur? Maybe the agreement can be modified for atomic ionized radiation. The South African government said no thanks (or get stuffed for your bribery) I guess its a matter of interpretation.

        Personally I cannot see how you could fit all these refugees in Christmas island concentration camp, or is that only for people fleeing terrorism? Ironically that's where they did all the atomic tests in the 50s onward.

        • Angela_R

          EKO, Did you read MarineBiologist re HAARP? May have misinterpreted re Australia…

          • EKO K£AP$€

            I glossed over it, but no one mentioned Russia's advanced transmitter technologies. Ahead of America. They was and are into that stuff well before anyone else.

            I mentioned a comment about plague stuff to we not they finally and got comment pending moderationed. That alone has spurned me on to researching in greater depth what was said.

            Sad about the Barrier reef being in such distress. The Queensland government has abandoned the reef. See no evil, hear no evil.

    • Sickputer

      Let's not give up the ship just yet. I can stand in a pit of thousands of rattlesnakes as long as I have snake proof leggings on.

      Granted…rattlers don't breathe out death like a crippled nuclear plant, but we can also try to find other methods to cope with poison. We are the most deadly species on earth and yet also the most innovative. I'm not giving up without trying every method available to avoid radiation poisoning.

      How do you survive an invisible heath risk that travels by many methods? Distance helps. If you are in central Japan you are in extreme harms way.

      5300 miles east in Los Angeles is much preferable to central Japan. I am 6600 miles east and at times the nuclear cesium radiation levels here are 30 times higher than pre-311. And some days it is 3 times pre-Fukushima.

      When or if it hits 2,000 CPM and stays there every day then I will know that in less than 4 years everyone will be very sick. I will move my family before radiation sickness kills us.

  • EKO K£AP$€

    Where are the results of the Tokyo university muon scattering radiography examinations of the Fukushima plant; they should tell us exactly where the cores are?

    Interesting comments read.

    • name999 name999

      eko, this muon thing looks like a nuclear reactor. I don't like this stuff.

      People doing this have to prove their case.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      I think they just started this, or even just signed the contract for this Los Alamos corium-detecting muon technology…so no results yet….

      • MoonlightEmpire MoonlightEmpire

        Nope, they had the muon detectors on site in 2011. There is an ENE article or two about it.

        They never released the information…most likely because it shows exactly where some of the molten masses are.

        Then, recently, they brought up the muon detection again as though it was a brand new idea that had not been discussed or tried before. There is an article on ENE about this one too.

        I recall commenting on that recent article about how it seemed like–almost 3 years later–they were bringing up the idea again because there were now more newbies who were keeping an eye on the situation…and therefore they could just start the entire playbook over with the exact same lies, drips, and dead-ends that the "veterans" were all wise to.

        If nothing changes–and people just continue to let global criminals get away with murder–then they will just continue to cycle the playbook on you. By the time they get to the last play, there's a whole new demographic of people that haven't seen even the first play yet.

        So they start the book over on the newest batch of gullibles as the sane finally start losing their minds.

        All the people the nuclear industry killed, aside…I wonder how many were driven to suicide simply for knowing the truth. How many of the most caring people of our society? The most intelligent? The most considerate and heartfelt?

        No matter how bad it gets, don't give them the satisfaction of your silence.

        Boycott.Strike.Abolish nuclear

        • In the tribes, there were the Dog Soldiers. Tied their ankle to their staff in the ground and died or lived for their people.

        • rogerthat

          moonlight empire: ''will just continue to cycle the playbook on you. By the time they get to the last play, there's a whole new demographic of people that haven't seen even the first play yet.
          So they start the book over on the newest batch of gullibles as the sane finally start losing their minds.''

          – in a nutshell. keep reinventing the wheel. keep discovering stuff that was discovered decades ago. Ooh, radiation causes mutations! whocoodanode

    • 12 Methods That TEPCO Could Use To Find Lost Coriums At Fukushima – Could It Be That TEPCO Already Knows?

  • 富岡_Blue_Heron 富岡_Blue_Heron

    The PSR presentation was from March of this year, pre-WIPP, I believe. I looked at rhe PSR page. There are some links to the KOIN coverage of Hanford from last April, but nothing I saw concerning WIPP. Interesting.

  • Jebus Jebus

    This is a repost. An important one.

    I saved it on 5/22/2011.

    And Many Died Of The Waters, Because They Were Made Bitter

    The knowledge of the extreme risk to all life is known.

    It has been known for over seventy years.

    Is this all we want? Is this what we raise families for?

    Is this why we are here? Will there be no next one?

    Life's basic logic, ignored. ERROR. Night…

  • shamwow shamwow

    The Forbidden Zone

    What was SciFi is now reality. West Coast has no water anymore so dispersing people will be easier. Millions will be relocated.

    Death from above. Stay out of the rain, don't eat the food, don't drink the water. Don't be outside.

    Oxygen from Pacific will crash. What happens next….

  • WindorSolarPlease

    How stupid are we, to wreck our own Planet!

  • One can only whack * a * mole so many times before the poor mole can't take anymore…

  • Jebus Jebus

    Ten Years of Fukushima Radiation Crossing the Pacific Ocean

    Why not? Everyone else is estimating.

    Remember the chemical soup washed into the sea…

  • Dana 8-18-2014
    Fukushima: Expedition For Life " Moves Into Gear "

    Intentional measuring by the masses is what We need here.

  • Kashiko Kashiko

    On a slightly different note… did anyone see the latest episode of Ancient Aliens (Alien Encounters)? If you can, watch the first 6 minutes about UFOs around Fukushima 'Helping to reduce the catastrophe'…Mmmmmm. I'm not sure what to say.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      I saw a video of flying saucers over Fukushima on you tube a couple years ago. I think they have been wagging their fingers at us for years, shutting down nuclear missile silos… there were congressional hearings about it in 2011. You know it's a bad technology if aliens are protesting it too. What a mess we humans are. And off topic, kinda. My boyfriend works at a restaurant and they still sell fish and eat a lot of it too. Right now there is a conference of scientists and they are all still eating fish, and he said almost everyone he works with is sick and he noticed that their faces look swollen and saggy. I can't believe they are still serving fish, Denial, it ain't just a river in Egypt. I was wondering if it was the cesium in the fish and he's warned them about Fukushima, but their not going to change their menu on his advice. What can you do? Does anybody know what would cause face sagging? It's very disturbing.

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. It is Ineptco propaganda. They are trying to convince somebody, anybody, that something is being done to mitigate the disaster they have wrought upon Humanity. Aliens, yes, that's plausible.

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        I've actually seen 2 flying saucers, in broad daylight, with a lot people, when I lived in Albuquerque, so I don't make fun of believers. I want to believe. The truth is out there. Could just be anti gravity technology, I'm sure they don't send me a newsletter. There technology is decades ahead of public knowledge. But if something can live off arsenic and electrons, I bet there is life anywhere and everywhere it can exist. I seriously doubt if every human on this earth died it would put a dent in the amount of intelligent life in the universe.

  • rogerthat
    Firm rapped for neglecting to get Fukushima decontamination workers health checks (Japan Times)
    August 19th, 2014 | ◆
    YOKOHAMA – A Yokohama-based firm has been reprimanded for not having one or more of its workers undergo required health checks after sending them to Fukushima Prefecture for decontamination work in the wake of the 2011 nuclear crisis, labor authorities said on Tuesday.
    The Tsurumi Labor Standard Inspection Office issued an order to the firm, which is now undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, in June to take corrective measures for being remiss in its duty to have its workers medically examined.
    The inspection office said the firm was a subcontractor for a joint venture led by Tokyo-based general contractor Kajima Corp. that received an order from the Environment Ministry to do work decontaminating soil and houses affected by radioactive fallout from the triple meltdown at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The office is investigating whether the firm, based in Tsurumi Ward, drew up fake health examination reports ….

    – reprimanded. so the firm, which is going bankrupt and thus may soon not exist, is told it's been a naughty boy. what about the workers? who are they and where are they and are they still waiting for their health checks? are they well? i think we should be told … but i promise not to hold my breath.

  • rogerthat
    NHK — AUG 19
    The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is planning to try another method to freeze radiation-contaminated water in underground tunnels.
    In April, Tokyo Electric Power Company began installing pipes to carry coolants in and out of the tunnels at the No.2 reactor. Workers hoped to freeze the wastewater to stop it flowing out to the sea.
    But 3 months into the project, the water had yet to freeze. So the utility last month added more than 400 tons of ice and dry ice. It says this helped freeze over 90 percent of the tunnel cross sections, but there are still unfrozen areas where pipes could not be installed.
    TEPCO now says it will be difficult to halt the flow of water with an ice blockade alone, so it has decided to seal chinks in the ice with filler material such as cement.
    – See more at:

    ''so it has decided to seal chinks in the ice with filler material such as cement''
    – bananas are good, very filling, i am told.

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. I saw photos of workmen shoveling ice into the trenches. So happy to see something is being done. No supervisors on site. I suppose anyone can shovel ice into a trench without much oversight. Besides, water freezes at 5 degrees Celsius so they should finish their task promptly. Cement? What a silly idea!

  • rogerthat

    finally, should any of you be feeling unseasonably frisky and cheerful, take a dip in the deep waters of
    to restore your equilibrium ha ha

  • ISeePinkClouds

    Personally, I think I am shocked and dismayed to learn that some kind of reactors, what, uh, melted down, and are releasing radioactivity into the, uh, environment? When did this happen? Gees, nobody tells me anything! Is it bad thing? I sure hope not! Boy Howdy! I'm sure glad scientists are smart.

  • demise demise

    The ice blockade is a stupid idea. If you stop the water, where will it go? If it backs up, you will liquefy the ground and make it unstable. You really can't stop it. The pictures and plans are just for show.

    As for California. This state is already the most badly run state. If coastal property values plunge because of die-offs, drought or radiation directly, the state revenue will take a huge hit and negative population migration will start a heavy negative revenue effect.

    California will default in that case, but the law makers know this already, that is why there is all the stonewalling. The media happily will play along for a while until they too are exposed. Get out now if possible, because govt will eventually step in and stop the flow when Obama declares himself dictator and king and Marshall Law will be hell for ALL.

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