"The operator of Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant said on Tuesday that all personnel must be evacuated from the control room at the plant's reactor No.1 after radiation levels became critical, Kyodo news agency said."
That's not good, except maybe for those poor people in the control room.
"The agency did not report the exact radiation level reading."
Not reassuring in any way.
"Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the container of a plant reactor may have been partially damaged, Jiji Press reported."
Seems to me it's either damaged or it ain't.
Strict31 wrote:Yeah, this is Thundarr the barbarian type destruction, man. Fucked up thing is, I think every modern society is only one disaster away from this type of shit. Civilization...or perhaps the trappings of it...that's some fragile shit in the face of nature.
Yeah...I think the way the primate brain evolved, it doesn't or didn't make sense for an organism or species trying to reproduce to appreciate dangers of that magnitude or nature. Even when I hear the nuclear plant experts now saying [some] plants are built to withstand quakes except those so large that they may happen only every 500 years they don't seem to be realizing those events may happen any day out of the blue like this, not 500 years from now. I can't quite articulate what I'm trying to say.