Update: Hundreds flee in Japan after Shinmoedake volcano begins spewing ash, boulders.
I’m currently in the third week of a well deserved holiday and in fact was a way last week in the first holiday trip for six years but when I came back found the world a vastly changed place.
It appears we are currently looking at the possibility of 6 nuclear power plant meltdowns at the same time after a 9.1 earthquake hit Japan on Friday. Apart from the horrific loss of life and the destruction of entire towns the Japanese government saw fit to build two huge nuclear power plants (in fact several clusters of N. power plants) on a seismic active plateau in what can only be described as the most foolish attempt at energy interdependency in the entire existence of the universe and now it seems just about all of them are on the verge of a meltdown.
I lived in Europe at the time of Chernobyl and I remember the mayhem which for some reason mysteriously stopped at our borders (Yep, the wind just dropped and the rain just happened not to land our our soil) but not only that all the countries around us just happened to mysteriously escape the same nuclear fall out poisoning. We still don’t know where it went.
The same seems to be happening world wide again. Don’t expect your news papers to give an accurate picture of the fall out patterns, every country will be spared in its own news outlets and to be honest who really wants to know the truth about what a nuclear power plant meltdown really means but just so you know; New Zealand will no longer be nuclear free.