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I am mad as hell about this radioactivity and I'm not going to take it anymore. It was reported today that here in Washington state that radioactivity has been found in milk from local farms. CNN has reported radioactivity in 15 states, from Washington to Florida. While the level of radioactivity has been reported as being very low, what happens when the radioactivity released by the Japanese reactors becomes higher due to meltdowns?

Well it was reported today that reactor number two has had a meltdown. And what happens when reactor number three has a meltdown? It's radioactivity contains plutonium. What happens when reactor number four has a meltdown? A whistle-blower at that plant stated that he helped falsify information that the containment platform was made with faulty steel that was warped. It cannot contain the water they are trying to use to cool nuclear fuel rods.

Japanese officials admit the nuclear power complex must now be abandoned and entombed. The Dailymail published, "officials said it would mean switching off all power and abandoning attempts to keep the nuclear fuel rods cool." The problem with that, of course, is that there are already "three raging meltdowns" If you abandon efforts to cool the fuel rods, then an accelerated meltdown is "inevitable,"

Japanese nuclear experts now admit it will require 20 years to decommission the Fukushima nuclear reactors.

If it goes to a full-scale evacuation of all personnel, it means that firefighters are no longer putting water onto the cores. That's the only thing preventing a full-scale meltdown at three reactor sites. Once they evacuate, then we past the point of no return. Meltdowns are inevitable at three reactor sites, leading to a tragedy far beyond that of Chernobyl
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Also next to each of these reactors are thousands of spent fuel rods that are also radioactive. It was also reported today that at reactors throughout the United States we have over 63,000 TONS of spent fuel rods are being housed in structures that are in no way secure. Some are in what simply amounts to aluminum sheds such as a Sears utility shed. A whistle-blower in California is suing the operator of a reactor for firing him in retaliation for reporting safety violations. The whistle-blower in Japan admits the owners of the reactor paid him -1 million for his silence.

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The Japanese government indicates it has contemplated taking over the plants from the reactor owner in order to help them shoulder the costs from the disaster. That is very nice of them however that means that people of Japan are going to have to pay for that. Here in the United States money from the nuclear businesses have donated to Congressmen to pass legislation to put limit caps on their liabilities from any accidents. It was reported that last year alone there were 14 near misses of accidents.

If the operators of nuclear power plants were forced to be responsible for all damages nuclear power plants would not be built. However the Nuclear Energy Institute has paid Congressmen to be in their corner and not the public's, $4.6 million since 2001, according to Maplight.org. One of those in its pocket is Mitch McConnell and the Congressman who has received the most is John McCain.

As long as we allow this type of influencing we will never be safe. As long as whistle-blowers are in fear of their livelihoods we will never be safe.

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The nuclear industry must shoulder the burden and responsibility. And if they are unwilling to do that than the nuclear plants should not be built and should be decommissioned. If this amount of money was put into installing solar power on all government buildings, and tax breaks were given to install solar power on all major commercial buildings, apartment buildings and to home owners we would not need nuclear power. If money helped subsidize wind power in rural areas we would not need nuclear power. If money subsidized getting power from the action of ocean tides we would not need nuclear power.

I would rather not find radioactivity in my milk. I would prefer to not find plutonium in my milk. I would never find solar power or wind power in my milk. I would never find an ocean in my milk.

 

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