Friday, April 8, 2011
Monoliths dot the coastal hillsides of Japan's Iwate, Miyagi, Sendai, Fukushima and other prefectures, warning of tsunami's.
"Do not build you village below this level," reads the inscription.
Unfortunately, nuclear reactor builders tied to the Liberal Democratic Party in the 60s and 70s chose to build their cash machines in the sand. When a tsunami breached sea walls on 3/11/11, it knocked out power at one of the world's largest nuclear compounds, the Fukushima I and II reactors. Rather than pouring sea water over fuel rods on 3/12, the utility sought to protect its golden goose by releasing huge clouds of radiated steam to decrease pressure on the reactor core. Sea water has since flowed rapidly, through the fuel rods and into the sea.
Warned sufficiently in advance of the earthquake and tsunami, Japan's regulators, politicians and zaibatsus chose a few extra yen over preserving the integrity of the human gene pool. The Homosapien has devolved deeply since ancestral lands were tread with bare feet.