Magazine Editor’s Final Words: Fukushima ‘exponentially more dire than Chernobyl’ – Deteriorating plant threatens ‘mass extinction around world’


Magazine Editor’s Final Words: Fukushima “exponentially more dire than Chernobyl” — Deteriorating plant threatens “mass extinction around world” — “It’s made a deep impression on me recently” — “You have an obligation to be aware of conditions there” (AUDIO) (ENENews, Dec 12, 2014):

Guy Crittenden, editor of HazMat Management magazine and Solid Waste & Recycling magazine (Part of the EcoLog Environmental Resources Group, “Canada’s leading publisher of print and electronic environmental, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation news, legislation and compliance solutions – Subscribers include environmental health and safety managers, engineers, executives and lawyers in all industry sectors and government”), Dec 11, 2014 (emphasis added):

  • [After a quarter-century, this is] my last article written as Editor of HazMat Management magazine [and] Solid Waste & Recycling magazine
  • Instead of a long article about what transpired in 2014 and what may be ahead, I’m going to offer readers three items… that have made a deep impression on me recently; these are “must watch” items for anyone interested in helping our species avoid peril from environmental degradation
  • The deteriorating status of things at the destroyed nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan… you have an obligation, really, to be aware of conditions there
  • [There is a] very real and present threat from the… highly radioactive… destroyed cores of the reactors, as well as things like the storage of contaminated water in hastily-built, rusting containers
  • This is serious stuff… an actual meltdown of the reactors — real China Syndrome stuff — as had been assumed would never likely happen in a modern reactor
  • The situation is exponentially more dire than Chernobyl
  • [Workers must] remove the rods for safe containment without having them contact one another and trigger a fire, the consequences of which would be unimaginable — We’re talking mass extinction around the world, especially in the northern hemisphere
  • Most people have forgotten the situation and think of it only as a local Japanese problem
  • It’s only a matter of time before another earthquake or tidal wave triggers such an event

Kevin Kamps, nuclear waste watchdog for Beyond Nuclear, Nuclear Hotseat, Dec 9, 2014 (at 37:00 in):  “If the meltdown is bad enough, that’s going to burn its way right through the foundations of the containmentlike we’ve seen at Fukushima Daiichi.”

Stream the full interview here

1 thought on “Magazine Editor’s Final Words: Fukushima ‘exponentially more dire than Chernobyl’ – Deteriorating plant threatens ‘mass extinction around world’”

  1. Food and water chain has been destroyed.
    There are no safe places to go, although I am urging my adopted grandson to move to Europe……it is the farthest from the dreadful nuclear volcano in Japan that nobody speaks about.
    Our corrupt leaders were careful to screen the food and drink for radioactive content at their conventions……………but the rest of us can die. It is a dreadful death, you cook from the inside out.
    I know so many people here in CA who had two to three year old pets, dogs and cats who died of old age illnesses……..but the reason is never spoken. It is like sacrilege to speak of it in corporate media.
    The sacrilege is letting all the people and animals die such a horrific death.
    I hope those responsible enjoy a special hell for their debauchery.


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