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Looks as if only Heroic Efforts Can Save things now
by R.R.
Wednesday Mar 16th, 2011 1:26 PM
CNN just interviewed Robert Alvarez of the Institute for Policy Studies

Robert Aavarez: "Things are still out of the control of the authorities and the operators and seems to be worsening.
... IAEA is doing the best it can we should not expect them to be like the Lone Ranger. They have their limited capabilities.
Authorities [in Japan} are walking a fine line between telling all and not creating unnecessary panic. They may not have enough people on the ground.

CNN says this just in:
NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) says there is hydrogen in unit no. 4
Quoting NRC: "we believe that secondary contentment has been destroyed."

Alvarez commenting on NRC statement: "That's very serious...
this means spent fuel in unit four has been exposed, has gotten so hot that it has been interacting with the water and catching fire.
I think that the next solution may involve heroic acts, not sure, people called in to sacrifice their lives."

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by le pontif
Thursday Mar 17th, 2011 12:40 AM
I wonder if the executives behind the electric company that profited from this plant would volunteer for the act. The real heroism would perhaps be less the sacrificing of life than adherence to the kind of radical justice that would finally proscribe an alternative to the trickle down sacrifices that mark daily life under capitalism.