On The Beach

Finnish Perspective

Were all doomed, you know. The whole, silly, drunken, pathetic lot of us. Doomed by the air were about to “breathe”.” – On The Beach

Come November – a little over a month from now – TEPCO will all by itself try to remove the spent fuel rods from the Fukushima number 4 reactor.

Richard Tanter, senior research associate at the Nautilus Institute and Professor of International
Relations at the University of Melbourne

TANTER: Well the first one and most immediate one is the news that the reactor unit 4, the one which had a very large amount of stored fuel in its fuel storage pool, that that is sinking, according to former prime Minister Kan Naoto that has sunk some 31 inches in places and it’s not uneven. And this is really not surprising given what’s happened in terms of pumping of water, the aftermath of the…

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