We think about our health all the time. Eating good food, drinking clean water, detoxing our system from the junk in the air that we cannot control, and now Japan is being flooded with toxic radiation. U.S. Navy helicopters have detected radiation 60 miles north of the site, and aircraft carriers have detected radiation 100 miles east.
on democracy now's website explains the situation like this;
"When the reactor shuts down, what that means is that the uranium atom doesn’t split anymore. But these pieces that are left behind are still radioactive, and they generate about five percent of the reactor’s heat. And you’ve got to dump that heat for as long as a year or two or three. So, what’s happened is that there has been no way to remove that heat, and that’s caused the nuclear fuel to hit 2,200 degrees. At that point, the nuclear fuel begins to suck up the oxygen atoms in water. Water is H2O. And that gives off hydrogen gas. So the hydrogen explosions that we’re seeing at two of these reactors are an indication that the water is being stripped of its oxygen and creating hydrogen. So, the cores are uncovered, and when the cores are uncovered, unfortunately, that’s what happens. Now, the problem in the long haul is that now that these cores have been uncovered and there’s no way to cool them, they will have to continuously vent these containments. And as the Times said, you’re not going to get back into these villages in the next week or two. It could easily be months, if not years, before these villages can be inhabited again."
Some information i have found posted on facebook by Earth Nourished Women;
"Nutritional support for radiation exposure - Turmeric, triphala, whole grains, sea vegetables, miso, dandelion root, sulfur rich vegetables like broccoli and dark leafy greens, medicinal mushrooms, spirulina & chorella, Rosemary." (from Barefoot Gardeners Organic Central Florida)
I wrote something on here about another energy disaster in Tennessee where a natural wall of earth containing a pool of toxic chemicals broke and flooded a small town. The very minimal regulations created by corrupt politicians who worked hand and hand with the industry they were supposed to be supervising were being minimally followed and no one took notice. Well actually activists took notice, locals took notice, but leaders and governments officials did nothing.
That article had me research and learn about the entire coal power plant industry and that from every stage in the process of removing coal from the ground, delivering coal to power plants, and burning the coal into the air, it is an unsafe and unhealthy process. Now we learn that the new technology that was supposed to replace coal is even more unsafe.
Maybe we need to rethink our whole energy paradigm. We have a Tennessee power plant disaster a few years back, Gulf oil drilling disaster last year, Japanese Nuclear disaster this year, once a year a coal mine collapses and a dozen souls die, this is all the direct things we here about. We can also include all the rivers and air and drinking water and bathing water that is being poisoned.
Maybe power plants should not be on the planet. maybe we need to switch to green types of energy, like solar, wind, and waves. Maybe everyone needs their own solar/wind generator at home and on their cars.
And to all the people that think this is unreasonable ask yourself this, would you like work in a nuclear power plant where the core is melting? Would you like to dig in a coal mine a mile deep in the earth, breathing in that shit, and being prone to mine collapses? Would you like to live in a community downwind of a coal power plant, breathing in that thick coal dust?