Fukushima is in danger of releasing 85-times more radiation that the Chernobyl accident

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More bad news coming from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. While speaking to Swiss lawmakers last month – Japan’s former ambassador to Switzerland warned that if the building housing reactor four at the plant were to collapse – as many officials fear might happen – then it would lead to a global catastrophe like the world has never seen before.

According to an official with the U.S. Department of Energy – if building four collapses – exposing thousands of spent fuel rods to the atmosphere- then it could trigger a radioactive fire involving 85-times more radiation that the Chernobyl accident. Our addiction to nuclear power has put our planet – and every human living on it – at risk today.

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This is frightening news! What in the world were they thinking when they built nuclear plants? They KNEW they would have radioactive waste to get rid of and now there might be THOUSANDS of spent fuel rods exposed to the atmosphere in the case of a collapse?

I am also wondering what is the latest here in California too. What's the latest??

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Oh you darn nay-saying America hater, don't you believe that we will invent the answer to the waste issues? All it takes to stop the Fuki melt down is to invent the machine that can withstand the radiation inside the leaking shells. Piece of cake. Have another hit of this nukemeth. There, what a lovely day.

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