Popular Mechanics: Contaminated water threatens to swamp Fukushima site as it rises to surface — Radioactive liquid will continue entering ocean despite attempts to block it

Published: August 28th, 2013 at 3:46 pm ET


Title: Just How Dangerous Are the Fukushima Leaks?
Source: Popular Mechanics
Author: Andrew Karam
Date: August 27, 2013

‘Radiation safety expert’ Andrew Karam

The great earthquake that caused the tsunami also rattled the reactor plants […] The shock opened up seams in the reactors and water drained from the cores. […]

The headlines are dire: Two and a half years after the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Dai-ichi, contaminated water is leaking from the plant at a faster rate than most people realized, getting into the groundwater and the Pacific Ocean. […]

[…] To add to Fukushima’s woes, there have also been reports of contaminated groundwater, blocked from its path to the ocean, rising toward the surface and threatening to swamp the site. […]

The water that leaked out of the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors sank through the ground until it reached the water table, and then merged with the water there and began flowing to the sea. (This is in addition to manmade flow paths—pipes, culverts, etc.—through which some water has flowed) […]  any attempt to block its path can only be temporary—eventually the water will back up, as water will behind any dam, until it flows around the obstruction or overtops it. This is why contaminated groundwater is rising toward the surface. […]

[…] while it might be possible to create a barrier to slow the progress of contaminated water, in the meantime radioactivity has entered and will continue to enter the environment. If this radioactivity remains local, then the local marine environs might be damaged, but the larger environment should remain unscathed. On the other hand, if the radioactivity spreads far and wide, the local environment should emerge relatively intact, and even the wider environment should not fare badly […]

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Published: August 28th, 2013 at 3:46 pm ET


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68 comments to Popular Mechanics: Contaminated water threatens to swamp Fukushima site as it rises to surface — Radioactive liquid will continue entering ocean despite attempts to block it

  • jec jec

    STUPID author. "On the other hand, if the radioactivity spreads far and wide, the local environment should emerge relatively intact, and even the wider environment should not fare badly, due to the dispersion of a finite amount of radioactivity into a very large ocean."
    "Fare Badly"???!! AS long as no one eats food, or is concerned with air we breathe..water we drink? FINITE amount of radioactivity? Is the author drinking booze by the gallons hourly? Fukushima is 100 times worse than any 'nuclear accident' we have yet had..probably worse than 100 times. Its already passed the atomic tests total fallout! Its hard to figure out the exact amounts until Japan tells the truth of what was and is still stored at Fukushima in fuel pools and as debris.

    • 21stCentury 21stCentury

      jec.. until Japan tells the truth??

      This is the same as USA telling the truth about the zillion deep secrets it harbors in it's secret-files.

      Yes, crimes were committed, and coverup deceptions were told/sold.
      When the truth is eclipsed it's easier to look at the shadow than to look into the sun.
      We will never know EXACTLY how much rad-fuels/bombs were onsite at 3-11, and it doesn't matter much.. by the end of March-2011 I got myself a pretty reliable rough estimate that there was about 2200 tons of rad-crap they had in the inventory onsite.. mostly based on the official March-2010 inventory report listing 1575 tons of fuelrods…
      …in comparison; Chernobyl had 180 tons, 3 tons burned and 177 tons is still in the basement.

      The very best strategy of containment now is to immediately get a bunch of dragline-barges onsite and start building a series of breakwater-seawall rings outside the existing breakwater.

      Moving all the radwater from those shaky/leaky tanks to a tankership provides more earthquake and typhoon resistance, it's actually safer/quicker than 98% of any onshore storage designs except for a super-engineered tank system that would take many years to build.

      Building an icewall is very important too..
      ..and it's time to begin exploratory drilling to get a better assessment of the geo-picture onsite.

      • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

        Also, we don;t even know if Japan told the truth or not, because if they told our government, and they chose not to tell us, what is Japan supposed to do?

        I suggest everyone look at the FOIA documents available online. Japan sent a detail of everything that happened including the meltdown, and building problems, I saw the report with my own eyes.

        We are assuming that we actually get the truth through our media in this country, but the only thing we receive is propaganda. The corps who own the media do not want to distract us from shopping.

        • Sixela Sixela

          shopping with what money?

          • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

            I think it must be credit cards…because the parking lots at the malls are always full. I don't have any money, and I refuse to use credit cards!


        • gnomesang gnomesang

          yeah, apparently it's more important (in their opinion) that i order that second cadillac margarita and salmon skin roll at the sushi bar, than protect the health of me and my loved ones. plus, the more i ingest the radiation, the less likely i'll have the strength to fight back.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    popular mechanics, part of the WTC demolition obfuscation, is owned by the Hearst corporation which purportedly is of the illuminati, for whatever thats worth. That aside, this article creates the impression that there would be local contamination at worst, and really no problem if the radioactivity contaminated the planet. Articles like this are what make it all but impossible to talk to people about this catastrophe.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      If you want to see what the author looks like

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Hearst Corp owns a HUGE amount of the media.


        If news media is the nervous system of the human population, this is nerve cancer

        • Zeitgeist – The Full Movie; via @AGreenRoad

          Which pill? The red one or the blue one?

          Care to see a slice of reality and go down a rabbit hole?

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            zeitgeist…so well done. So far I have not been able to get one person to watch it. I conclude that the psychology of the masses is such that they prefer to have psychopathic leaders than face the truth….for somewhere buried deep in their subconscious, they must have an inkling of the shocking reality. After all, its in plane view

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              You two are making my day 🙂 There is (A) hope!

              You will love this one too!

              Nothing better than stretching the brain with some brain candy!

              Enjoy and you have all been called into the force!

              • truthseek truthseek

                Obe' I just watched the entire piece… It IS awesome.
                Spot on, unfortunately we all already know the
                deadful cast and characters… the plot.

                I do want to rewrite plot and hope that an awakening
                and shifts in in collective awareness can steer
                beyond realities we are being spoon fed.

          • truthseek truthseek

            Zeitgeist (the documentary) changed my whole perspective. It fills in the blanks for all this crazy and mixed up world affairs which are playing itself out. I could not get my own partner (now ex) to even look at this compelling work. More people should see it…

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Yes, this current created and designed reality/matrix is very powerful and all the rabbit holes go very deep.

              Understanding/recognizing which rabbit hole your stuck in.. is always a good start.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Yes, Code, because everyone wants to go back to sleep, so disinformation gives them the permission to block it all out. Honestly, I don't even try to tell people about what is going on, because most people are texting or staring at their phone while you are conversing with them.

      In 50 years when everyone has one eyeball and three arms, they will still be in denial.

      • m a x l i

        One eyeball is sufficient for staring at the phone.

      • We Not They Finally

        It's just become a sad culture. Tech was supposed to open communications and exchanges of ideas and the like. But for many, it's just made them more narcissistic with an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and to the neglect of any common good. And the schools are WAY worse certainly than when I was growing up.

        When a large part of the population is mentally unprepared for the coming onslaught, it will make everything all the worse. America's greatness squandered — hard to see any way back.

    • bo bo

      Totally – about popular mechanics and WTC.


    • J.

      Well said. That's exactly right. PM is mendacious. Well-informed persons will not be deceived by their coverage. They destroyed their credibility with their reprehensible 9/11 "debunking." Sadly, even the prestigious National Geographic sullied its name with similar disinformation.

      • bo bo

        Rachel maddow seems to take Popular Mechanics very seriously !!!!! Ahahaha

        • bo bo

          I'm sorry I'm always airing out my grudges here but Maddow's dismissal of 'so called' 'conspiracy theorists ' by pointing to proofs presented in Popular Mechanics actually seems to have convinced many people that the WTC inside job theory was simply a fairytale spun by a bunch of 'tinfoil hats '

          Whenever I get the courage to share my views on 9/11 – I have had many people gently shake their heads and condescendingly point to Rachel Maddow's rant on MSNBC denouncing 'conspiracy theorists' who will turn 'anything' into a 'conspiracy' just for 'attention'!

          It's the time of year I start puking again with 9/11 anniversary…
          Better grab physical paper version of NYT so the actual paper can at least catch my puke and clean up is easy

  • Sixela Sixela

    Disinformation articles and internet trolls (or shills) make it difficult to bring awareness to the average person. The only person who doesn't think my alarms about Fukushima are strange or exaggerated is my mother, who taught elementary education for her entire career. She taught about carbon, and pollution and water cycles, ecosystems and current events. I'm not saying that she fully grasped the potential implications, but she is the first to acknowledge that it is impossible for this to be a local problem. I am no scientist, but I learned the same principles in school, so for me, I just look for the logical implications based on the most rudimentary understanding of this disaster. And I've seen many documentaries on Chernobyl. It's amazing what you can avoid knowing if you try. Apparently people can even make themselves un-know things.

    Enenews is the only thing keeping me sane. I thank you all for that. No matter how bad something is, I feel more comfortable with knowing than I do with suspense.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      I started realizing there is so much conflicting information about Fukushima and Nukes in general, that I have found it helpful to research the subject myself when i see a headline.

      I have found FOIA documents with emails from the NRC and Japan. I found an email where the NRC got a report of radiation in Milk in the USA, but they did not report it to the public, or to the effected states.

      I suggest everyone out there to research these headlines, that way we can use critical thinking rather than falling for disinformation.

      The truth it seems is always scarier that fiction.

      • Sixela Sixela

        Agreed. Unfortunately, it's hard to discern which data sources are the most credible in fields that you know nothing about. Who's paying who, you know? So many hidden agendas. And this kind of data is very intimidating to lay folks, so ripe for both disinformation, and misinterpretation.

        I don't have to understand everything, but I can look at the effects of Chernobyl, TMI, Sellafield, Hiroshima, etc and put together a pretty good picture. And the picture is not pretty. They also very accurately depict the great lengths that companies and governments will go to to misinform, hide data, and protect industry. It's very illustrative for me.

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          Here is a link to a plethora of documents from 2011 when the emergency started.


          Just click, and then choose one and you can either open it up there, or download the pdf file.

          When you start readings the emails that went back and forth in the NRC, the picture becomes very clear the only thing they were worried about is how this was going to effect their ability to gain public support for licensing reactors in the USA.

          It made me sick to read the emails and see they were not afraid of people dying, only getting licenses renewed at reactors. That email is in this bunch, along with a report about radiactivity found in milk in the USA, and how they didn't have to report it because the state did not have that law in place. I have a word for these people that would allow a baby to drink radioactive milk they are f*#$%^s.


          • Sixela Sixela

            Thanks NBOUSA! Gives me something to do for the next few hours. My husband hates my obsession with this, so I will forward my divorce proceedings and paperwork to your ATTN. Is there a good address for you? 😉

            • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

              Lol…the best laugh I have had in days! At least you are still planning for the future 🙂

        • bo bo

          Don't forget depleted uranium babies in fallujah. Most well documented, although people claim it's 'all photoshop, you simpleton !'

          • bo bo

            And THAT'S what's raining on damascus. How is that justified, against chemical attacks that MAY orAY NOT have been perpetrated by tje Assad regime (I think it's a false flag attack by u.s.)

  • Great Radiation Monitoring Site
    This site shows radiation levels in the USA

    They also have a pay site which shows historical data, however, I think this is just EPA data which is freely available, although the EPA site is definitely a "clunky site"

    I have contacted the site owners to put my radiation data on their site. Will advise when it is set up.


  • weeman

    No wonder I don't subscribe to popular mechanics, a load of crap.
    That is the saddest piece of journalism I have seen in awhile,did you steal it from your daughters school report.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    This is what lazy journalism sounds like:
    "If this radioactivity remains local, then the local marine environs might be damaged, but the larger environment should remain unscathed. On the other hand, if the radioactivity spreads far and wide, the local environment should emerge relatively intact, and even the wider environment should not fare badly." Blah, blah, blah…
    Either way, boys and girls, you and your children are going to be just fine. 😉

    Or not:
    Japan (local environment) is toast. Ruined. Cancerous. Bankrupt. Gone.
    The Pacific Ocean Ecosystem (Wider Environment) is dying.
    The Pacific Rim Ecosystem is dying.
    Every living thing in the Northern Hemisphere is dying.
    Put a good spin on this, Motherf**kers! 😉

  • StPaulScout StPaulScout

    Popular Mechanics? Now there's a publication I go to whenever I need information on nuclear physics, rocket science and brain surgery……

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Yo, hey there environment! Looks like you're not faring too badly!
    Environment: Yeah, dude, scored some righteous contamination at Japan and then headed up to Alaska. Dude it was rockin. At Valdez a few years back I scored some really good oil, and this trip was even better. Caught a wave through the debris field and stopped in Washington State. Man, things were really hoppin down at Hanford. Between the radiation I scored in Japan and the oil I was really buzzin! Heh heh. Passed out in Hanford and now I'm just chillin. Give me a few thousand years and I'll be read to rock AGAIN ! Ha, well dude I think another trip like this would kill me this year. Hope to lay back awhile, for now. Ya'll take it easy. (on me)

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Yo unincredulous, when you are on your trip don't forget to stop off at the island of plastic in the Pacific Gyre, I hear the sea birds there are really scarfing that stuff up. It is great for "bird watching" cause they move real slow with a belly fully of aquafina bottles.

  • * Bombastic!

    It was difficult to wade through the 'dis/mis' information and inaccuracies in this article.

    IMO – It's like the the BS was getting deeper as I struggled to continue reading. The rising waters of deceit in this sewer from Hell style article was overwhelming and obvious.

    "To be bombastic is to be full of hot air — like a politician who makes grand promises and doesn't deliver."

  • We Not They Finally

    This article seriously suggested that it would be fine to poison us ALL because we'll be getting "less"? No, Japan should keep it THERE. (Though good God, get those PEOPLE out of there!) Let the island of Japan sink and drown. They have NO RIGHT to poison us all. But of course, that is and will continue to be what is happening.

  • nedlifromvermont

    good one unincred. Rock on ………

  • ftlt

    Popular Mechanics is a mega denier full on wanker right wing rag..

    The were busted for outright lying while doing covering-up 9/11 reporting ..

    They are a front line propaganda publisher of the military industrial security complex of the Empire/s

    If they are on it… What does this mean???

    Need to think about it..

    It cannot be good

    • ftlt

      I wouldn't bother going back to check.. But, I'd bet the farm they had white washed FUFU in the beginning.. It was the party line..

  • kez

    I read this last nite .. not just the reader's digest version here. From the article this author states that freezing the soil to stop contaminated groundwater is an established technology and one he is familiar with. That's interesting. 21st Century comment??

    "There has been one recent suggestion to stop the contaminated groundwater: freezing the soil from the surface to the bedrock. Exotic as this sounds (it would involve perforating the ground with liquid nitrogen–carrying pipes), soil freezing is an established technology. I used a similar technology in the Navy in the 1980s when we used liquid nitrogen jackets to freeze ice plugs in reactor-plant piping to enable downstream work. These ice plugs—or ice fences in the case of soil freezing—will last as long as liquid nitrogen continues to flow. Even if the flow of nitrogen is interrupted it will take the soil some time to thaw."

  • kez

    And I have come to the realization that there is no consensus regarding how the radiation plume will react in the ocean. It seems to me that it is rather like my local weatherman's predictions of atmoshpheric conditions. Can he predict years and decades of weather patterns?

    Heavy nukeshit will sink .. lighter nukeshit will behave differently .. and wouldn't storms and even EQ's change probable ocean paths?

    I don't think anyone does know .. but is there a technology that could accurately predict it? And help mankind track and remediate some of the consequences?

    US certainly has the tech to sniff out atmospheric nuclear testing but now that testing is underground considered outdated .. Japan and Russia launching some sort of joint satellite venture to follow Chernobyl and Fuku ..

    Surely not such a big stretch of tech to follow nukeshit in ocean.

  • kez

    Another aspect is that in terms of bioaccumulation .. fish don't live that long. Certainly some will become unfit to eat and some sections of the ocean unproductive and some of that heavy nukeshit will settle and render a death zone ..

    But what about the mobile nukeshit? And doesn't dilution factor?

    Can't it be tracked? Even if no one chooses to eat another fishy?

    I am not defending anything or any side .. I am merely challenging the end o world doom n gloom attitude of THIS accident.

    Take care all.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      whales, dolphin, sea lions and otters live in that water. What are you talking about…tracking the "nukeshit" even if no one chooses not to eat another fishy? Sorry, but thats crazy talk for my taste. The ocean is 10 up to 10000 times more polluted with radiation…whats not gloom and doom about that? OK kez, you track it

      • kez

        Hi CSD, sorry if I wasn't clear. Some marine life will certainly suffer stress and die during our lifetime. It always does for many manmade or natural reasons non nuke.

        Suggesting that the *entire* ocean has died bc of Fuku leaks now is a big stretch. And it is perfectly all right for some or all of us to refuse to eat any fishies .. that would certainly force rad testing.

        If everyone sits on their butts and does nothing but whine and watch .. certainly it Fuku could kill the ocean but might take a couple of decades maybe or more .. no one knows .. maybe we'd already be dead .. so not our problem eh?

        But the *entire* Pacific Ocean is *already* polluted to the degree you state .. Not.

        By all means .. blame the Illuminati and elites .. throw in some planet Xes and double suns and other garbage .. please too bury yourself in a camper underground as PattieB has recommended by the end of the month .. because that (instead of science and evidence) surely elevates the discourse.

        Try to find a middle first .. NOTHING gets done w two extremes.

        There is no one side that has all the truth.

        Take care.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          kez, the levels of radiation have been tested at several points across the Pacific. The radiation is still mixing and spreading of course. I didnt say the entire ocean has died…did I? Who whines? Kez whines! You want science and evidence…well these posts are FULL of science based evidence. Regarding illuminati, you use this disparagingly to discredit the conversation. Even there, simply go to the wiki article on Hearst and find the evidence for what I said. What do you do besides whine about the others here? Here is your middle road;

          "Sixty million people have died or will die from cancer due to exposures to radioactivity released from nuclear weapons production and testing activities since 1945. This is the figure arrived at by the European Commission on Radiation Risk model" But already Fukushima has eclipsed the bomb testing. Kez can extrapolate how many may suffer.

          Hiroaki Koide, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Assistant Professor at the Kyoto University Research Institute, Nuclear Waste Management & Safety Expert:

          As of today, about 10 million people have been left in areas that should have been designated radiation controlled areas, and they are exposed to continual radiation every day.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks


          love the way you light up a room!

          You are correct!
          "There is no one side that has all the truth."

          Doom and gloom is different for all people. Yours may not be the same as codes or mine or annes and/or others.

          I think we can all agree millions of humans and living creatures have died from/since this Nuclear Technology Application has occurred on this planet.

          One innocent life taken, whether human or creature, is enough doom and gloom for me.

          You must make a choice/quota of what level of doom and gloom you need…

          Code writes very nice code!

          Is 60 million enough for you to see?

          • kez

            Dear Obe One of a Kind Heart ..

            All must follow their heart and path .. but to ignore wisdom experience progress without considering compromise *simply* to cling to their own extreme precarious perch on a dire cliffside ..

            To say to the other side .. I would rather fall to my death and take my family and children and generations of children w me to prove that I am right and you are wrong ..

            Is incredibly stupid and folly.

            Unless you really want to take you and your next gens to death with you .. and many here seem to want just that.

            You take one step at a time .. you find a compromise w the opposite side bc you do not have the solution wo them ..

            I know most here think those w the development knowledge and power of nuclear are psychotic killers .. well .. it was a dangerous experiment .. but *they* understand that experiment .. they have keys and knowledge we don't.

            Some believed it was an answer to something else .. not all promoted simply to destroy earth and mankind .. and nothing can be done to save the world wo nuclear engineers and physicists and mechanics.

            Sp spit that death blast back up your own ass bc you enjoyed the world it made and are addicted to the energy and lifestyle and freedom (did you protest or adore Reagan) it takes to slam them here after all .. or find some way to make nice.

            Or each side .. arm .. ten paces .. shoot each other's brains out .. and we all die faster than the rads .. or DU .. or whatever .. humans out ..

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Progress is a choice and that choice is either good or bad..

              Some knowledge is best buried like it was in the ancient past..

              It is our primary goal here to make this gift of life we all were given last..

              Kez no one here is your enemy so stay and enjoy this blast..

              You always light up the room and there is no need to be so crast..

              No need to storm out each time since we here are all are wearing masks..

  • Jebus Jebus

    When walking the path less taken, if you don't see the elephant, does that mean it is not there?
    Understanding soluable is important here.
    If you spill red wine on a white carpet, and spread its effect over the whole carpet, does that mean it's gone?
    If a radioactive fish at the top dies and sinks to the bottom, does that mean it's ingested radionuclides are sequestered to never harm again.?
    If a radioactive salmon makes it back to spawn, then dies, does that mean, no harm, no foul?
    Forgetting the circle of life in this disaster is a grave mistake…

    • kez

      Jebus .. if radioactive red wine was spilled on my white carpet as in your analogy and I know that that spot is hot enough to kill me and I can't suck it up into safe storage or remove the carpet altogether into safe storage ..

      And BTW I choose not to stand next to it and die .. or to bemoan it happened and *wish* it away ..

      The only option I have is to spread it out as far and wide as I can .. dilute it. Yes I would still have a pink carpet until something better came along .. but it wouldn't be as lethal.

      Same w bioaccumulation in fishes .. the radiation doesn't reproduce and create more radiation .. it is finite. If it all accumulated in one huge fish and that ginormous fish died we could bury its carcass with the rest of the nuke waste.

      Point is not all those fish are going to die in one spot. And if they did that would actually make it easier to remediate and dispose of.

      The fish will actually encourage some of the dilution effect I think. As long as we are not the top of their food chain.

      You cannot put this Fuku genie back in the bottle tho. You have to start w what is .. and fight and encourage ways that might stop most/all .. hell even some .. Fuku nuke water in the ocean .. and that means listening to what the nuke side scientists say too.

      And help stop further wrecks like this by whatever activism you can ..

      Or you can wring your hands and chat abt the end of life. I say at least give the fight a chance.

      Take care.

      • Jebus Jebus

        Kez, you completely and absolutely missed the my point by miles.

        Again your true colors are shining through with others on this site.

        You have no concern for the very ecosystem that allows you to exist.

        There is no other way to respond to your selfish "human only" view…

        Disclaimer: There will be "no immediate harm" or enlightenment, resulting from this post…

        • kez

          Ay yai yai Jebus .. hahaha! I did the best I could do w white carpets and red w(h)ine!

          If I missed it then just speak plain man!

          BTW .. tell us how in pratical terms we can do anything but deal w what is. Not what was or what we wish it could be again.

          If you want to just talk abt how all is lost .. ya got the wrong dance partner w me. Not gonna go there. I am West Coast .. so not gonna stay up all nite again tonite.

          I do get it abt Fukushitty. And another analogy of Sodom and Gomorrah (sp?) And not looking back and turning into useless piece of salt. Oops .. let's leave that one alone. (!)

          We disagree.

          Take care.

          • Jebus Jebus

            in pratical child like terms, shut them all down…
            so, no worries kez, you'll get it someday.
            nite, nite, may all your dreams(?) be about creatures of the sea…

            • kez

              Agree Jebus. Shut all nuke shit down. Not just power plants but war machines too. Thank you.

              And my dreams for fishies and whales and dolphins and sea life ..

              The same as for all life .. it's here .. you can't wish it away. And dilute is better than concentrated.

              And actively help to remediate heal and stop further damage. Marine life can't change our human course.

              We really may not be the highest intelligence on the planet I know .. bc we caused this tragedy out of our desire to anihilate and control by force our own species.

              But we are the only intelligence that can try to change it. Or die w the rest of life on this amazing planet.

              I get it Jebus. Good rest to you also.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    You are wise..
    "Forgetting the circle of life in this disaster is a grave mistake…"

    The untold damage that has been done to this planet and all life/victims in the past 60 years is simply staggering!