While the American government’s debt negotiations are dominating global headlines, it’s worth noting that the island nation of Japan is facing a major natural disaster – one which threatens to compound an existing nuclear disaster.
Which is bad news for everybody …
Two-and-a-half years after the massive Tohuku earthquake and tsunami devastated the country – and spawned the Fukushima nuclear crisis – Typhone Wipha is now pummeling the region.
This “once in a decade storm” is currently moving up Japan’s east coast – right toward the crippled nuclear facility that has been leaking radioactive material into the environment.
Awesome, right? What could possibly go wrong in this situation?
Anyway, the much-maligned Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has halted all off work on its cleanup project – and Japan could catch a major break if the storm’s center continues tracking offshore (and hits Fukushima at low tide, as it is forecast to do).
Still, it’s a situation worth watching … especially given Japan’s total lack of control over this nuclear crisis before the typhoon entered the equation.
TEPCO is the real disaster.
Nice. Carry all that crop right up the coast. No crab next year. XP
Will everything be cleaned up for the 2020 Olympics?