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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 03:03 AM

If I were an all-knowing, all-powerful omnipotent god (Episode #1)....

After evacuating all workers, I would pluck up the entire Fukushima nuclear site, launch it into space, then send it into the sun.

Then, I would publicly spank all the asses that had anything to do with installing this piece of shit creation right on the seashore AND squarely on the Ring of Fire.

Disclaimer: Aww shucks, I am not one of those gods, so here's a progress report:

Fukushima: current state of the clean-up
Date created : 08/03/2019
Original source: AFP

Link: https://www.france24.com/en/20190308-fukushima-current-state-clean

Eight years have passed since a tsunami smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, sparking a meltdown and the worst atomic crisis since Chernobyl. Eight years on, the disaster zone remains a huge building site with the immediate danger cleared but an immensely difficult clean-up job still looming.
Contaminated water still poses a huge problem for Fukushima operators. The water comes in three forms: residual water from the tsunami; water used to cool the reactors, and precipitation as well as groundwater. All water needs to be pumped, purified and stored.
Shaun Burbie from Greenpeace said: "The government and TEPCO had set a target of 2020 as a timeframe for solving the water crisis.... That was never credible." The reprocessing of all contaminated water will take five to six years, he estimated, and there are "remaining questions over its efficacy."

"Volumes of contaminated water will continue to increase in the coming years."
The number of people working on the site has nearly halved from four years ago but there are still some 5,000 labourers.

"A lot of the big jobs have been done (ice wall, protective coating on the ground, construction of various buildings)," said Ono.

Workers are exposed to average levels of radiation below 5 millisieverts per year but TEPCO admits that this average masks a wide difference in individual levels depending on what jobs the workers carry out.

Many more people will eventually die from long-term effects of radiation leaked from this disaster. The economic and social impacts on Japan will go on forever.

Will we humanoids ever learn anything?........ ..........

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 04:25 AM

1. and what if there is another tsunami tomorrow of equal magnitude nt

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Fri Mar 8, 2019, 05:55 AM

2. Like all life around the Ring of Fire and in reality, all human existence....

they're playing the odds. Seismologists have likely been employed to estimate the chance of recurrences from historical data, for what that's worth.

I've not studied the project status much after a month or two after the original earthquake. However, I suspect they have taken significant steps to avoid loss of cooling and pumping capability in the event of another quake/tsunami or a typhoon.

They are in a very dangerous, precarious position and seem to have no idea of where they will go to dispose of all the waste in the long-term. I think it amounts to around 10,000 nuclear fuel assemblies that are in various states of depletion and damage.

Meanwhile, another terrible blow-back effect: Japan is expanding their coal-fired capacity like gang busters to make up for the disaster-related power shortfall.

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