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FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe Compounded By Technospheric Breakdown

Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown Converge to Create Global Perfect Storm

“Does anyone in their right mind believe that nuclear power plants can ever be designed, engineered or constructed to withstand 9.0 earthquakes followed by 15 meter high tsunamis? Sorry if we offend, but such a display of so deadly a combination of ignorance and arrogance must represent the very height of hubris. Particularly in view of the inevitable consequences which have manifested at Fukushima, how is it that so few saw this pre-ordained and disastrous outcome, except by willful blindness?”
Japan: A Nation Consigned To Nuclear Armageddon

How did it ever come to this?! In a nation that suffered the greatest Nuclear Holocaust in modern history. How did the world community ever allow 55 nuclear reactors to be built in the most seismically active region of the planet?! Why?

No other industry more poignantly represents what can go horribly wrong — for the entire planet — like the Nuclear Power Industry. The industry paradigm is so fatally flawed, and has such profound and fundamental safety vulnerabilities, that it should never have proceeded in the first place.  Continue reading

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