Monday, 20 June 2011
Bigger than a Wiener
Photo (Daniel Tückmante)
While the world was transfixed by Mr. Wieners Wiener back in the real world Fukushima continues to fume. Who decided this story had no legs, because it just keeps walking to the top of the pile of history. Engineers finally hooked up a filter to try and trap some of the radioactive material running free. The filter was expected to have the capacity to capture a months’ worth of radioactive cesium, it was full in 4 hours, yes they underestimated the amount being released. OH MY GOD! If you live on the West Coast of the USA, take a Geiger counter to the air filter in your car, and ponder the question, does radioactive air help my gas mileage.
It is also puzzling that theFort Calhoun Nuclear reactor is not in the news, especially when the FAA has declared a no fly zone?