Nuclear Expert: Worst case scenario was abandoning Tokyo forever, not only evacuating (VIDEO)

Published: March 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 pm ET
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Title: Fukushima – Did we almost lose Tokyo?
Source: Big Picture
Date: Mar 2, 2012

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. In a little over a week – we’ll hit the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that triggered a nuclear crisis at Fukushima in Japan. 

At 3:45 in

Long story short, evacuating Tokyo, a city of more than 30 million people and abandonding it forever. The way Edano put it, losing Tokyo. If we lost Daiichi, Daini and Tokai, we would lose Tokyo.

At 5:45 in

It’s actually the third doubling [of the amount of cesium released from Fukushima] and each time you’ve had me on the show, weeks in they doubled it, months in they doubled it and now a year and they double it.

Published: March 2nd, 2012 at 12:48 pm ET
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21 comments to Nuclear Expert: Worst case scenario was abandoning Tokyo forever, not only evacuating (VIDEO)

  • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

    So, they have lost Tokyo. The loss of millions of people meant nothing. The preservation of real-estate apparently means so much more. I have to ask: how's all that "too cheap to meter" power-thingy work'n out for all you guys? For want of a few megawatts of energy, an – entire – country was lost. Imagine that. Trillions-upon-trillions of dollars in lost human productivity and property have been lost for what-will likely be, thousands of years! Are we getting this yet? C'mon! Sit up class! Are you getting this? C'mon kids. Stop horse'n around! Pay attention to the video. They'll be a question and answer for the following generations who'll have to 'live' with the results of our greed and obvious stupidity…


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  • I am not convinced Tokyo is not lost. Remember early in the game the politician wanted an "auxiliary" capital farther South?


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      @Flapdoodle: if I'm getting your statement right, they would eventually abandon Tokyo and move further south? If so, then it is lost. But I won't stop there. I believe that if these plants continue bellowing-out radioactive poison over the decades (as has been conjectured by others), then the entire South Pacific on-over into the North American continent will become a wasteland. I think people are having trouble with the idea that this – is – an extinction-level-event. You can't release thousand of tons of highly toxic radionuclide-substances into a thinly lined atmosphere, without consequences. And in case anyone's wondering, the ones at the top are aware of this. It is imperative that we understand how this 'hidden' reality will impact our future, as well as the unfortunate people of Japan…


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      • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

        +1 Aftershock. Because we have 'free enterprise' in Japan, there has been a minimal governmental response to the Fuku emergency. Since nobody was evacuated, we will watch them begin to die horrible deaths. Since radiation is invisible, you don't notice that your body is being hit by hundreds of thousands of gamma rays every day. But your body notices. Soon, you are suffering diarrhea, and your hair is falling out. But you are also suffering memory loss and disorientation. You are too sick to be angry. Cover this up, Temco. It is most amazing that two of the death reactors are still operating in Japan. And the four NRC people who voted to allow two new reactors to go forward in Georgia should now be fired by the President.


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          @philipupnorth: +1 on your words. But don't wait for the current POTUS to act on any of this. He's (quietly) been very busy on pushing pro-nuclear technology. If there was ever a double-dealing whore, he's the biggest one…


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        • americancommntr

          As opposed to what, communist enterprise? Yeah that sure prevented Chernobyl.


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          • americancommntr

            I think you're right though, about Tokyo. What I would say is that all the coverup in the world is not going to change probably a third of Japan's 130 million people are going to get cancer, and that fact that eventually, time will prove Tokyo cannot be lived in without dying prematurely.


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          • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

            @americancommntr: you need to clarify your statement. No one out here (including myself) is absolving the communists for their complicity in the proliferation of this technology. So, what exactly is the meaning of your words?


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          • Buffalojam

            americancommntr – This is clearly not a capitalist vs communist issue. Both sides have chosen to use an extremely dangerous method of providing energy for it's people, both have had serious accidents which almost certainly will cause millions of casualties, and neither has shown an ability to protect it's populations from catastrophic death counts and massive evacuations when the most serious of accidents inevitably occur.


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    • moonshellblue moonshellblue

      They did buy land in INdia and are building a city which hold 50.000 people or possibly the few elite that are left. Unreal, I'm at at loss for words.


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  • I am not convinced Tokyo is not lost. Remember early in the game the politicians wanted an "auxiliary" capital farther South?


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  • PhilipUpNorth philipupnorth

    Funny that Fuku by itself was enough to turn Tokyo into a ghost town, as will be seen. 150 microserverts in 12 hours on March 14, 2011, condems Tokyo residents to death within 20 years. Now, class, what did we learn today? What did we learn that the nuclear industry did for us today? That we will, all of us, die from Fuku radiation released by the atomic industry! In the future, people will visit Tokyo to briefly marvel at this vast, uninhabited city, then flee before the radiation also claims their lives. 'Too cheap to meter' has become 'too risky to continue'. No nukes.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      …and +1 philipupnorth!!!


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    • Dr. McCoy

      @phillipupnorth, you are absolutely right. There have been no scientific studies as to the real radiation numbers on the ground anywhere in Japan, let alone Tokyo, but it has become clear that millions of Japanese people, actual human beings, are living in areas that would be exclusion zones if this were Chernobyl.

      This is the worst industrial accident in the history of humanity. There has been no victory. No shutdown. Quite the opposite. There are three total meltdowns and untold tons of spent fuel scattered about. Slow motion invisible death doesn't play well in a world of digital instant self gratification.

      Sayonara Tokyo.


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  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    A very small article appeared today in a local paper that a French company will be 'upgrading' the reactors at Darlington.
    These reactors are quite close to Toronto.
    They had a leak of heavy water into lake Ontario the day after Fukushima.
    They report things here, very quietly, in tiny articles buried deep within the newspaper.
    In good news:
    North Korea has agreed to stop its nuclear programme in exchange for food. That, too, was buried on a back page.


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  • milk and cheese milk and cheese

    so at least you can say it's not all bad news.


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  • Kevin Kevin

    Well the good thing is that the US has got its act together….

    lol

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29558


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