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A sad irony: The tragedy at Fukushima is a huge boost for aquaponics

 The tragedy in Fukushima is out of the news but continues to threaten humanity and the environment. . Fallout is already measurable in food and milk in north America. A 7.0 after shock will tumble the unit 4 fuel pool (1,500+ fuel rods, reactor only holds 80), resulting in a fuel fire that will release more than 10 times the release at Chernobyl. The likely hood of a 7.0 in the next 3 years is 98%. If this happens no one will be able to approach the plant for at least a century, leaving the other unattended, damaged reactors and fuel pools to follow suit. The global contamination will be massive. It is likely that the only safe food will come from closed aquaponic greenhouses with filtered positive pressure air systems and well water only. We stopped eating pacific tuna and sea weed and it won't be long before  all Pacific food is tainted, as the radioactive water continues to seep from the shattered nuclear plant.

 It is insanely irresponsible of Tepco and the Japanese government to endanger the planet with its'wait and see attitude. These battered structures need massive reinforcing NOW!

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There is an upside to Chernobyl and Fukushima and that is that wildlife benefits as their habitat becomes unusable for humans. The area around Chernobyl is supporting many endangered species which are thriving. Nature did a series on wolves, bison and the last known wild horses around Chernobyl and what environmental scientist are discovering. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/tag/chernobyl/

Win 1 for the critters!

As if massive radiation does not cause cancer, mutation and much pain and suffering in the animal community(Think desert nuke test; coyote mom with paw on dead pup, puss oozing from the sockets that once were her eyes, and her labored insufficient breath). Critters are not winning; and at x10 or x50 radiation exposure if the entire facility goes,we/they all lose. You may notice that pbs is not covering  what I wrote about above although it is an unmitigated, on-going tragedy for all life and renders everything an 'endangered species'.

Jonathan Kadish said:

There is an upside to Chernobyl and Fukushima and that is that wildlife benefits as their habitat becomes unusable for humans. The area around Chernobyl is supporting many endangered species which are thriving. Nature did a series on wolves, bison and the last known wild horses around Chernobyl and what environmental scientist are discovering. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/tag/chernobyl/

Win 1 for the critters!

I'm not arguing that radiation isn't a bad thing, I'm just saying that deforestation, strip mining, industry, agriculture, insecticides, pesticides, global warming and human population in general is even worse for animals than high levels of radiation. With humans gone from an area at least the animals have a chance. Oh and by the way i am building an aquaponics greenhouse.

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