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University of Tokyo seismologist Shinichi Sakai has very bad news for the human race. Sakai is a prominent Japanese seismologist who is predicting a major earthquake to hit Tokyo soon.
He rattled nerves in Japan when he declared there was a 70% chance of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo in the next four years. Government scientists have already proclaimed a similar risk, but over a longer timeframe. When it comes to our nuclear future this is bad news, for whenever the next major quake hits that general area there is a high chance of building No. 4 coming down in a fireball of spent nuclear fuel.
After all Japan is one of the most seismically-active countries in the world.
Sakai says there’s been a fivefold increase in small tremors around Tokyo since the huge quake off Japan’s northeast coast in March last year that destroyed Fukushima, leading to the worst nuclear disaster ever.
This fivefold increase adds up to a mathematical omen for Sakai who, with the help of the University’s Earthquake Research Institute, crunched the new numbers and came up with a shocking prediction: “There’s a 70% chance a major earthquake will hit Tokyo within the next four years.” Sakai and his colleagues are among the country’s leading seismic authorities, so the prediction itself gave Japan a jolt.
“It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor,” said Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland and Senegal, Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global System and Ethics. The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged, and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire.The pool holding these fuel rods is already structurally damaged and ready to give way. It’s an accident waiting to happen.
Health Ranger Mike Adams really puts this story into perspective saying, “The news you are about to read puts everything else in the category of ‘insignificant’ by comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons? The resulting releasing of radiation would turn North America into a “dead zone” for humans… mutated (and failed) crops, radioactive groundwater, skyrocketing infant mortality, an explosion in cancer and infertility… this is what could be unleashed at any moment from an earthquake in Japan.”
Adams calls the media and Obama professional liars and that is what is being pumped into the collective consciousness of us humans—bald-faced lies of the most extreme nature.
Adams continued saying, “None of that even matters if we don’t solve the problem of Fukushima reactor No. 4, which is on the verge of a catastrophic failure that could unleash enough radiation to end human civilization on our planet.” It is extremely tragic to realize and have to admit that we are not going to solve this problem for two main reasons. The first is, it is highly doubtful that there is a solution and the second, there is never an intention among those responsible for such things to do the right thing. They only know how to do the wrong thing and that is why we are coming to a bad end.
And as we live each day the radiation levels are creeping up in Tokyo metropolitan area where over 30 million people live. Prof. Yamazaki from Kinki University analyzed the cesium in sea ground of Tokyo bay on 4/2/2012. He found out it increased since last August. The samples were taken at three locations in Tokyo bay, near Arakawa River Tokyo and Urayasu Chiba.
I do not think many even care about what is happening in northern Japan and I have met several people who never even heard of Fukushima. I know of some experts in the field of detoxification and chelation of heavy metals who seem like deer in the headlights when it comes to explaining to their readers what to do. I can only imagine this is because they are not taking steps to protect themselves and their families either.
Arnie Gundersen of course is the notable exception. “Move south of equator if Unit No. 4 fuel pool goes dry, that’s probably the lesson there—Like cesium from all 800 nuclear bombs ever dropped on Earth, except all at once. There’s more cesium in that [Unit No. 4] fuel pool than in all 800 nuclear bombs exploded above ground.” He says it would certainly destroy Japan as a functioning country and the radioactive clouds would circulate round and round with the heaviest concentrations in the northern hemisphere.
But one of the chief engineeers has a special warning for Californians and everyone directly downwind from Japan. “I’m telling my friends on west coast of the U.S. to watch Unit No. 4 like a hawk—Wake up every day and make sure it’s standing… have a plan to move somewhere.” Sorry sir, but by then it would be way too late. There would be no time for anything and the panic would escalate day by day. There are people who have the financial resources to make such moves but very few are listening to the warnings of impending disaster.
After visiting Fukushima Senator Ron Wyden warned that the spent fuel is a national security threat to the U.S.: “The radiation caused by the failure of the spent fuel pools in the event of another earthquake could reach the West Coast within days. That absolutely makes the safe containment and protection of this spent fuel a security issue for the United States.”
No one is making anything up. The spent fuel in unit sits in an elevated pool outside the reactor core’s reinforced containment, in a high-consequence earthquake zone adjacent to the ocean. It is open to the elements because a hydrogen explosion blew off the roof during the early days of the accident and sent the building into a list. The most dangerous radioactive pool in the world is in a building leaning to one side leaving us all ‘Hanging by a Thread’.
Special Note: Some people might remember that after Fukushima I offered to help a few families relocate to Brazil. Lately there have been several families from the northern hemisphere making inquiries, people who have been thinking of such things for years but still have not moved. Now, with financial Armageddon threatening, I think time has already run out. Takes time to transfer money, buy land and build a house. I could perhaps help one or two families with relocation. I am still building Sanctuary, and like Kevin Costner in that film where the voice from above says, “Build it and they will come,” I am waiting to see who and what will come.
I find Mike Adams recent comment, "At the same time, this is no reason to despair. I am working on a new article called the top 10 legitimate reasons for optimism even as our world is threatened with collapse. Can we really be optimistic in all this? I say YES! And I will lay out these reasons in the next few days," a bit unsettling.
It sounds like what I hear so often on the streets of Brazil, “beleza pura!” Sure we all need to keep our cool and be brave but it’s not a time to be stupid or look for good feelings before even beginning to understand the danger. Our challenges will be great spiritually as our physical world continues to deteriorate around our ankles and feet.
Part two of this essay is titled Frightening and in it I share what I have been personally going through these past ten days as I write about Fukushima. It will be published tomorrow. For me at least it is a time of great feeling, explosions in my heart as a new sense of reality dawns in my consciousness. I know how deep this rabbit hole goes and I know for sure few have been able to appreciate how this will affect the lives of our children and their capacity to have children.