Fukushima is the central point in an ongoing saga of global proportions…in short it’s a bloody disaster and a global disaster at that. Unfortunately too many politicians are clueless when it comes to nuclear power and the inherent dangers involved…if they knew better there never would have been a nuclear industry and we wouldn’t be in the mess we are today.
At the Fukushima nuclear facility it looks much like a train wreck but a train wreck could be dealt with in a straightforward manner. Unfortunately, in the case of multiple melt downs there is no tried and proven method by which to deal with the situation…all any one can do is hope for the best and anticipate the worst.
The worst of course is beyond what most are willing to consider possible but despite so many choosing denial as an alternative to taking charge, the fissionable material simply continues on to its inevitable conclusion.
It’s a little late for hindsight or second guessing what could have been done or what should have been done…and no doubt it may come as a surprise to many that this nuclear nightmare of global proportions is far from over.
The very idea of molten Mox fuel working its way into the ground beneath the Fukushima site and eventually, making contact with an underground body of water should be enough to scare the daylights out of anyone with a basic comprehension of what would or will happen next. The water encountered would quickly turn to steam and the resulting explosion would send shock waves around the world.
However, if it failed to encounter a body of water and simply kept going deeper it would eventually end up close to the earth’s core, which unfortunately consists of a gaseous mixture rarefied to the center of the core in the form of hydrogen.
No, it is not a solid or liquid metal core…it’s highly energized hydrogen*.
Should this molten Mox fuel come in contact with highly energized hydrogen you will suddenly discover how an asteroid belt comes into existence…it’s what’s left of a planet that suffered a severe traumatic shock.
In this case we should be hoping for an encounter with some fresh water and the resulting effects upon the planet…at least that way the planet remains in one piece.
I can understand, if you fail to take this seriously,… because it’s way past serious…it’s over the top and beyond what my mere words are capable of conveying and on top of that,
I lack official credibility…so there you go, you have a valid excuse to dismiss the whole thing as rubbish…except for one small detail…I am not the only one who is of such an opinion, in fact there are quite a few who are concerned and they do have credibility and official credibility at that.
A world without a nuclear industry would be a better world…we don’t need nukes, in fact we never did but we sure as hell have them today.