Two articles tonight point to the exponentially growing catastrophe in Japan. The first is an NHK report of radiation levels 10 million times greater than normal. In the second, Michio Kaku discusses the increasing evidence for a possible [probable?-dsyd] breach of containment. Even if it is still only “possible,” it seems to be becoming more and more “probable.” This is a tragic catastrophe.
The only possible positive result would be for the people of the world to now rise up and say “NO” to all things nuclear — at least until such time, perhaps 1K years from now, when humans might have learned how to handle it in a respectful, humble manner.
UPDATE, 11:30 AM PST, 3/27/11: I found the correction upon arising this morning. TMC and Mishima both pointed out that Tepco officials had retracted the 10 million report, calling it a math error. Instead of 10 million, the specified radioctivity was 100,000 times normal. See the discussion and link to AP article in the comments below.
The article“Extreme radiation detected at No.2 reactor” is below the fold:
The link vid & print here