by Mark Sircus
13 May 2012
(Photo by Sam Eaton)
University of Tokyo seismologist
Shinichi Sakai has very bad news for the human race.
Sakai is a
prominent Japanese seismologist who is predicting a major earthquake
to hit Tokyo soon.
He rattled nerves in Japan when he declared there was a 70% chance
of a major earthquake in or around Tokyo in the next four years.
Government scientists have already proclaimed a similar risk, but
over a longer timeframe. When it comes to our nuclear future this is
bad news, for whenever the next major quake hits that general area
there is a high chance of building No. 4 coming down in a fireball
of spent nuclear fuel.
After all Japan is one of the most seismically-active countries in
Sakai says there’s been a fivefold increase in small tremors around
Tokyo since the huge quake off Japan’s northeast coast in March last
year that destroyed Fukushima, leading to the worst nuclear disaster
This fivefold increase adds up to a mathematical omen for Sakai who,
with the help of the University’s Earthquake Research Institute,
crunched the new numbers and came up with a shocking prediction:
“There’s a 70% chance a major
earthquake will hit Tokyo within the next four years.”
Sakai and his colleagues are among the
country’s leading seismic authorities, so the prediction itself gave
Japan a jolt.
“It is no exaggeration to say that
the fate of Japan and the whole world depends on No. 4 reactor,”
said Mitsuhei Murata, former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland
and Senegal, Executive Director, the Japan Society for Global
System and Ethics.
The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above
ground, is structurally damaged, and is exposed to the open
elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to
drain, this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire.
The pool holding these fuel rods is
already structurally damaged and ready to give way. It’s an accident
waiting to happen.
Mike Adams really puts this story into
“The news you are about to read puts
everything else in the category of ‘insignificant’ by
comparison. Concerned about the 2012 U.S. presidential election?
Worried about GMOs? Fluoride? Vaccines? Secret prisons?
The resulting releasing of radiation
would turn North America into a “dead zone” for humans… mutated
(and failed) crops, radioactive groundwater, skyrocketing infant
mortality, an explosion in cancer and infertility… this is what
could be unleashed at any moment from an earthquake in Japan.”
Adams calls the media and Obama
professional liars and that
is what is being pumped into the collective consciousness
of us humans - bald-faced lies of the most extreme nature.
Adams continued saying,
“None of that even matters if we
don’t solve the problem of Fukushima reactor No. 4, which is on
the verge of a catastrophic failure that could unleash enough
radiation to end human civilization on our planet.”
It is extremely tragic to realize and
have to admit that we are not going to solve this problem for two
The first is, it is highly doubtful that
there is a solution and the second, there is never an intention
among those responsible for such things to do the right thing. They
only know how to do the wrong thing and that is why we are coming to
a bad end.
And as we live each day the radiation levels are creeping up in
Tokyo metropolitan area where over 30 million people live. Prof.
from Kinki University analyzed the cesium in sea ground of Tokyo bay
on 4/2/2012. He found out it increased since last August.
The samples were taken at three
locations in Tokyo bay, near Arakawa River Tokyo and Urayasu Chiba.
I do not think many even care about what
is happening in northern Japan and I have met several people who
never even heard of Fukushima.
I know of some experts in the field of
detoxification and chelation of heavy metals who seem like deer in
the headlights when it comes to explaining to their readers what to
do. I can only imagine this is because they are not taking steps to
protect themselves and their families either.
Arnie Gundersen of course is the notable exception.
“Move south of equator if Unit No. 4
fuel pool goes dry, that’s probably the lesson there - Like
cesium from all 800 nuclear bombs ever dropped on Earth, except
all at once.
There’s more cesium in that [Unit No. 4] fuel pool
than in all 800 nuclear bombs exploded above ground.” 
Listen to the full above interview:
Arnie Gundersen puts to rest the
nuclear industry led mantra of “safe shutdown”.
Pat and Arnie discuss the prospective
problems and catastrophic potential of Unit 4's spent fuel pool.
He says it would certainly destroy Japan
as a functioning country and the radioactive clouds would circulate
round and round with the heaviest concentrations in the northern
But one of the chief engineers  has a special warning
for Californians and everyone directly downwind from Japan.
“I’m telling my friends on west
coast of the U.S. to watch Unit No. 4 like a hawk - Wake up
every day and make sure it’s standing… have a plan to move
Sorry sir, but by then it would be way
There would be no time for anything and
the panic would escalate day by day. There are people who have the
financial resources to make such moves but very few are listening to
the warnings of impending disaster.
After visiting Fukushima Senator Ron Wyden warned that the
spent fuel is a national security threat to the U.S.:
“The radiation caused by the failure
of the spent fuel pools in the event of another earthquake could
reach the West Coast within days. That absolutely makes the safe
containment and protection of this spent fuel a security issue
for the United States.”
No one is making anything up.
The spent fuel in unit sits in an
elevated pool outside the reactor core’s reinforced containment, in
a high-consequence earthquake zone adjacent to the ocean. It is open
to the elements because a hydrogen explosion blew off the roof
during the early days of the accident and sent the building into a
The most dangerous radioactive pool in
the world is in a building leaning to one side leaving us all
‘Hanging by a Thread’.
Special Note: Some
people might remember that after Fukushima I offered to help a few
families relocate to Brazil. Lately there have been several families
from the northern hemisphere making inquiries, people who have been
thinking of such things for years but still have not moved.
Now, with financial Armageddon
threatening, I think time has already run out. Takes time to
transfer money, buy land and build a house. I could perhaps help one
or two families with relocation.
I find Mike Adams recent comment,
"At the same time, this is no reason
to despair. I am working on a new article called the top 10
legitimate reasons for optimism even as our world is threatened
with collapse. Can we really be optimistic in all this? I say
YES! And I will lay out these reasons in the next few days,"
...a bit unsettling.
It sounds like what I hear so often on
the streets of Brazil, “beleza pura!”
Sure we all need to keep our cool and be
brave but it’s not a time to be stupid or look for good feelings
before even beginning to understand the danger. Our challenges will
be great spiritually as our physical world continues to deteriorate
around our ankles and feet.
Part two of this essay is titled Frightening and in it I share what
I have been personally going through these past ten days as I write
about Fukushima. It will be published tomorrow.
For me at least it is a time of great
feeling, explosions in my heart as a new sense of reality dawns in
I know how deep this rabbit hole goes
and I know for sure few have been able to appreciate how this will
affect the lives of our children and their capacity to have