No matter how powerful the Chinese become, and no matter how pissed off they still are about the way Japan treated them back in the 1930s and 1940s, there’s a real good chance that they will never, ever land soldiers on Japanese soil.
Actually, nobody will. Not even the North Koreans, who are liable to cease to exist in a few years anyway. Japan, after all, is probably still blasting them with the radiation that is turning areas of Japan into permanent hot-spots.
And we’re licensing NEW nuke facilities. Good idea, no?
Japan on Friday said some areas surrounding the Fukushima nuclear power plant that was wrecked last year by a massive tsunami will likely remain permanently off-limits.
Measurements taken between November and January confirm earlier results which show a level of radioactivity of 470 millisierverts per year when the average, under normal conditions, is less than one per year, according to a government report released Friday.
Some of the highest readings were taken in the town of Futaba, to the northwest of the plant wrecked on March 11.
Contamination however did not spread evenly over the town, with some areas hardly affected, the report added.
The government has cordoned off a 20-kilometre (12-mile) area around the plant, in northeast Japan, but is expected to redefine this in line with levels of radioactive contamination.
A final report by the environment ministry, expected in the coming weeks, is expected to declare as permanently off-limits to human habitation any area with contamination of more than 50 millisieverts per year.
The government is expected to pinpoint areas where contamination hovers between one and 20 millisieverts per year which will be thoroughly decontaminated.
This Hell on Earth seems to teach Rushpubliscums nothing, who are more concerned about utility profits than long-term, or even short-term, survivability.
The rest of us, however, have now had a second powerful lesson in the danger of for-profit nuclear power. As in: the only way you can turn a profit on it is to skimp on the safety end of things.
Given the cost of solar generation in this day and age, nuke power is just not necessary anymore. And the dangers have become way too great to keep screwing around with it.
Someone should yank all of the idiotic politicians who continue to clamor for more nuke power into this century-and then open a history book up, and show them what happened between 1949 and 2012.