So, Japan admitted today, after more than a month of the disaster, that it could take up to (or couldn’t it possibly be more than?) nine months to fix the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant.
Well, 9 months is a long time to allow radiations to continue leaking into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. That’s a continuous emission of radiations for the remaining part of the year! And it’s all going to accumulate right here!
Further, notice that they say it could take up to nine months. I speculate that it might even take more. But well, that’s just a speculation. And why not, even what the TEPCO chairman quoted was for that matter just a possibility anyway, wasn’t it? Was there any hard commitment to that timeline?
And mind you, when they raised the severity level of the nuclear crisis from 5 to 7, and said that it was just 10% as bad as the Chernobyl disaster, someone was also quoted as saying that as the crisis progresses, it might eventually exceed the amount of radiations seen in Chernobyl.
So, I guess this adds up as a strong positive to the consideration to leave the country to avoid long term health hazards.
What do you think?