We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fukushima decommissioning slip-up could trigger monumental chain reaction, expert warns

Prophecy Sign:  Perilous and fearful events

The Fukushima disaster is by no means resolved.  In fact it is heading into a time where one small mistake would set off a chain reaction that would turn much of Japan into a no-mans land, and unleash nuclear fallout all over the world.  In the context of what the Apostle Paul was referring to when he wrote Timothy, the Fukishima disaster is likely not the type of perilous event that is to come, (more along the lines of ragingly insane human behavior).  However, individually this is indeed an event of such perilous nature that even as few as 70 years ago could never have been imagined.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 Timothy 3:1 KJV

Fukushima decommissionin slip-up could trigger monumental chain reaction, expert warns
One slip-up in the latest step to decommission Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant could trigger a "monumental" chain reaction, experts warn. Within days, Fukushima nuclear plant operators will begin what is being described as the most dangerous phase of the decommissioning process so far. In an operation never before attempted, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will start removing 1,331 highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from a deep pool which sits high above the ground in a shattered reactor building. The Fukushima nuclear plant's reactors were sent into meltdown by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 in the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Experts around the world have warned ever since that the fuel pool is in a precarious state - vulnerable to collapsing in another big earthquake.

Regulators OKs fuel rod removal from pool at Fukushima plant
Japanese regulators on Wednesday formally approved the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building considered the highest risk at a crippled nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the No. 4 reactor cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, where three reactors melted down after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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