Video: Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku Reveals Severity of Japanese Nuclear Crisis, Says We Nearly Lost Northern JapanCNN's Eliot Spitzer did a very interesting interview with physicist Michio Kaku, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics in the City College of New York. He is also the co-founder of string field theory. The professor discusses the shocking new revelations coming out of Japan about the nuclear crisis.
The Japanese government finally admitted that there was a full, 100% core melt in all three Fukushima Daiichi reactors, despite numerous earlier denials. The massive influx of seawater is the only thing that stopped the cores from exploding. The water absorbed the heat. Dr. Kaku says it's in no textbook anywhere that seawater will stop an explosion of this nature; it was a last ditch effort. He says the seawater is now very contaminated and that children will be exposed to radiation levels twenty times what an atomic worker is exposed to. Neighboring countries are furious at the contamination the leak has caused in the oceans and to the sealife.
The Japanese government forced the utility company to flood the reactors; the company wanted to save its investment. But if they hadn't flooded the reactors with seawater, there would have been three giant explosions -- he calls it "three Chernobyls" and northern Japan would have been lost. Radiation is still coming from two breaches in the contaiment vessels. The professor flat out states that "we came this close to losing all of Northern Japan." It's pretty shocking. Take a look:
Posted on June 6, 2011