Monday, August 22, 2011

Japan faces perils of wishful thinking

not to rub it in or anything, but this could be seen coming from miles off:

Japan warns on radiation-hit land - Some areas near Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could be uninhabitable for many years, due to remaining high levels of radioactive contamination, the Japanese government has warned.
The admission that work to stabilise the plant and decontaminate surrounding areas will not be sufficient to make local communities safe to live in, will come as a blow to residents who have been expecting to return to their communities as early as next year.

just what was in that kool-aid that the japanese government was serving its people? how could the biggest nuclear catastrophe (yet) have failed to register in the minds of affected residents?

this isn't just a temporary condition. measured in terms of human civilization to date, the situation in fuckushima is beyond the scale human civilization can comprehend. those who lost their homes as a result of the catastrophe will never return. their descendants will never return, either.

that's the problem with nuclear disasters: they never end, as far as humanity is concerned.

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