In this video, Dr. Michio Kaku (who is against nuclear power in the U.S.) says Fukushima is a suicide mission and Tokyo Electric has been in denial.
Most of the following is my loose transcription of what you hear in the video. Do the math. Fukusima is in the middle of a Level 7 nuclear accident, unstable, but not yet as bad as Chernobyl. Another earthquake could set off nuclear explosions at three of Japan’s nuclear facilities. This is a “ticking time bomb.” He believes the military should take control of the site (and the sooner the better).
Tokyo Electric Power should be removed and placed as consultants. An international team of top physicists and engineers should take over with the authority to use the Japanese military. The Japanese military is the only organization capable of bringing this raging accident under control. That’s what Gorbachev did in 1986. He saw this flaming nuclear power station in Chernobyl. He called up the Red Air Force. He called out helicopters, tanks, armored personnel carriers and buried the Chernobyl reactor in 5,000 tons of cement, sand and boric acid.
The radiation levels are so great, workers can only go in for perhaps 10 minutes, 15 minutes at a time, and they get their year’s dose of radiation. There for one hour and you get radiation sickness, you vomit, your white corpuscle count goes down, your hair falls out. You’re there for a day and you get a lethal amount of radiation.
At Chernobyl there were 600,000 people, each one going in for just a few minutes, each one dumping sand, concrete, boric acid on the site. That’s what it took to get one raging accident under control…We don’t even know how much radiation workers are getting at the Fukushima now because in many areas there are no monitors.
Kaku says the evacuation zone is “pathetic.” Not nearly large enough. Elevation levels are rising 25 miles beyond the site – far beyond the evacuation zone. We could see an increase of Leukemia and Thyroid cancers. That is the inevitable consequence of releasing enormous quantities of iodine into the environment.
They are literally making it up as they go along. We are in uncharted territory. Get any engineering book, look at the last chapter and this scenario is not contained in the last chapter of any nuclear engineering textbook on the planet. We are the guinea pigs of this sciene experiment. It can take up to 10 years to finally dismantle the reactor. The last stage is to entomb the reactor in a gigantic slab of concrete.
Note about 11 minutes in, the woman interviewing Kaku says Obama is “very much the Nuclear Renaissance Man, he says Fukushima will not stop the U.S. from building the first nuclear power plants in years. Kaku says the American people have not been told the truth.
Michio Kaku on the Fukushima Disaster (video)