History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. – Gibbon
In my article ‘Scandal-Ridden Japan’ (1) I discussed the difficulty of decommissioning the fatally damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant #1 (FNPP#1). To give credit to Tepco (Tokyo Electric Power Company), most of the fuel rods which were an extreme danger at unit 4 have been removed and the rest will be placed in dry cask storage by end of year. But that was easy pickins compared to the entire process of ‘cleaning up’ (with scrub-brush, mop, bucket, soap and water and a little elbow grease) three wrecked nuclear reactors which it is admitted will take at least 40 years.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and took quite awhile to fall.
Or, what we are witnessing is an experiment carried out by Mad Scientists (MDs) to further ‘R&D’ and ‘help make the world a better place.’ Recall the slogan from DuPont corporation: ‘Better Things for Better Living… Through Chemistry.’ DuPont was one of the robber baron corporations of its day and displaced the ecologically-friendly hemp industry in order to turn a profit through dependence on plastics (2).
The oceans are now full of plastic debris which is choking the sea life.
At Fukushima the powers-that-be are using low paid workers as debt-slave/cannon-fodder/lab-rats while pilfering the public purse, and if some worthwhile research comes of it, let alone the actual completion of the task, all the better. Forty years is a nice, round number and those that concocted it will no longer be around to take responsibility for the malfeasance if things turn out differently.
This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on November 30th, 2014.