Time to get your party hats out and start blasting REM; welcome to the end of the world motherfuckers.
Remember that one time a massive tsunami and earthquake simultaneously hit Japan causing the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility disaster? Yea, that catastrophic event that should have had us shaking in our shit slipped pretty quickly out of mainstream consciousness, didn’t it?
Well prepare yourselves, mortals, because Fukushima’s Unit 4 contains over 1500, spent fuel rods, and is at high risk of collapsing. Despite the Japanese government’s efforts to quell the unit’s structural damage, the building’s base has continued to sink unevenly, over 30 inches in certain parts.
Though it is said that the facility could possibly withstand a mag 6.0 earthquake, scientists say there is a 70% chance of having a mag 7.0 or larger earthquake in the next year alone. If this were to happen (tentatively, when this happens) the Unit’s cooling pool would be completely drained. This would result in a massive meltdown and huge fires, filling our atmosphere with radiation and leaving the facility completely inaccessible. Mitsuhei Murata, a former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland and Senegal, clues us in to the severity of the situation, saying, “Many scientists say if Unit 4 collapses, not only will Japan lie in ruin, but the entire world will also face serious damages.”
As if your urine soaked jeans haven’t made you uncomfortable enough, here’s a vid:
Murata insists that the reason we aren’t hearing more about Fukushima’s impending doom in the news is because the U.S. currently harbors 31 similar units within its own borders that, with proper disaster conditions, could produce yet another a sequel to the world’s series of Nuclear catastrophes. In order to draw attention away from the core (buh-dum-ch) of the problem – the risks inherent in harnessing nuclear energy outweighing the many benefits – U.S. media have chosen to avoid coverage of the issue altogether. Perhaps they hope if they phase Japan’s crisis far enough out of our periphery, we won’t even notice our hair falling out!
I quit smoking cigarettes about a year ago, but in light of my dimly fading future, I’m gonna go buy a loosie or two, and why not, maybe a cheap bottle of Seagrams to weep with until the horsemen of the apocalypse come to drag my ass to hell.