Note, this post is ‘sticky’ to the top of the blog — new updates below.
Dear Friend and Reader:
The good news is we now know that anyone who still supports nuclear energy is completely insane, and we can safely afford to not listen — and it’s time to shut down and deactivate all of the world’s nuclear reactors. (Cheers to Germany for taking the first step and shutting down.) Meanwhile, we have an event that is waking the world — or most of it — up to a problem that has been brewing since the mid-20th century. The prevailing mentality has been: don’t worry, those scientists know exactly what they’re doing.
The bad news is that going into a volatile Full Moon and vernal equinox — as we are at the moment — we are facing the most serious (known) radiation situation since the bomb arrived on the planet.
In today’s podcast I cover both, and the place where they meet. When are we out of the woods? I would say that if we arrive at about March 23 or 24 and they are getting a handle on the situation at Fukushima Daiichi without having had full core melts, we are out of the worst danger. I will cover this in more detail in Friday’s subscriber edition (in which I am planning a focus on Atlantis — so if you’re tapped into that culture through scholarship or some other means, you’re invited to share your thoughts in the comment area).
That sill leaves a huge mess; but the difference between a core melt and that not happening is many levels of magnitude. A crew of about 50 is currently back in the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant, working to bring down temperatures at the many of the plant’s reactors.
As of posting, here is what I can tell you based on press reports. There are six reactors at the plant. There have been explosions at Units 1, 2 and 3. It looks like the containment structure was breached at Unit 2 — that was Monday. The New York Times is reporting today that Japan says containment was breached at Unit 3, which is a particularly serious problem because that is the unit that Unit 3 is the one we know is fueled with MOX, a mixture of uranium and plutonium.
Unit 4 has had repeated fires in its spent fuel pond. Units 5 and 6 are having overheating problems in the spent fuel ponds. This is all why they need personnel on site to keep a grip as best they can — which is hard, and the people there are getting exposed. Basically as we go into this unusual Full Moon (close to the Earth, right on the Aries Point, square the lunar nodes and square the Galactic Core) we are on a situation that is teetering between extremely serious and utterly unthinkable. So let’s get some miracles working — now is the time.
Here is your podcast:
And here is the recording in the old player.
PS, if you missed last week’s podcast on Uranus entering Aries, here you go.
PPS, here is a list of our prior weekend coverage of the nuclear event in Japan.