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Michio Kaku, a string theory physicist, gave his evaluation of the current state of containment at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. The area was hit with a magnitude nine earthquake followed by a massive tsunami in 2011.

Now, Michio Kaku says the Fukushima power plant is clearly a level nine nuclear accident, mathematically speaking. Michio Kaku said in the video interview below, with Democracy Now, the danger is potentially on the level with Chernobyl with further potential to become much worse because it is not yet stable or properly contained. It is still leaking radiation.

The Fukushima power plant was severely damaged and the contamination level at the nuclear power plant is currently such that workers can only spend about 15 minutes at a time inside the plant. In that 15 minutes, the workers receive the maximum safe radiation level for an entire year.

Dr. Michio Kaku says that spending an hour inside the Fukushima power plant would result in radiation sickness, and a whole work day would result in death. Michio Kaku called the first workers to respond to the accident as a suicide squad, sacrificing their lives to contain the deadly radiation.


Fusion produces helium which is not harmful. Fission has dangerous byproducts that can cause thyroid cancer, and bone cancer, as well as deadly radiation sickness Michio Kaku, pointed out. Sadly Fusion requires tremendous heat and pressure, and could not be used for generating power with the current technology.

Michio Kaku is calling for an open discussion on the dangers of nuclear power. Dr. Michio Kaku makes it clear that he is not a fan of nuclear power or fission, and feels that the public has not been sufficiently informed about the dangers involved in nuclear energy.

Michio Kaku explained it this way in his video.

“The future of Nuclear fission is a Faustian bargain. Faust was the mythical figure who sold his soul to the devil for unlimited power. Nations like Japan who have no coal or oil are reaching for this Faustian bargain.”


“A nuclear meltdown is forever.”

Michio Kaku says the impact of nuclear radiation is extremely long lasting. The last 10 percent of radiation “lasts for tens of thousands of years.” It is called “decay heat,” and it goes very slowly. Decay heat is what is being dealt with now and it’s stronger than anyone wants to acknowledge.

“It’s enough to melt the containment. It’s enough to blow that reactor apart.”

Dr. Michio Kaku said the problem with Nuclear fission is “there is no off switch.” Once the nuclear fission reaction has begun, explains Michio Kaku, it can’t be stopped.

Dr. Michio Kaku says the best thing to do is encase the reactor in concrete as they did at Chernobyl, but the Japanese have not accomplished that yet.


Dr. Michio Kaku also feels the evacuation zone is inadequate. Radiation levels are increasing at 25 miles from the site. He feels at least a 50-mile radius is minimal, but the current evacuation zone is only about six miles.

Michio Kaku also expressed concern about contaminated water in Tokyo and also contaminated food supplies. Michio Kaku says that some families are leaving Tokyo fearing water contamination and other radiation risks.

Initial containment at Fukushima involved pumping sea water onto the burning reactor in huge quantities according to Michio Kaku. This spread the contamination, but it also prevented a horrific explosion.

The current solution is to encase the reactor in ice using circulating coolant in pipes to create a minus 30 degrees Celsius ice wall according to Mainichi. It was a project that has taken four years but is now nearly complete. There is no conclusive answer on how effective it will be in preventing ground water seepage.


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  1. David says

    The insanity of nuclear power has been recognized by many suppressed voices a long time ago — Kaku is only repeating the same old but true script.

    The reality is that the true facts on radiation toxicity have been carefully obfuscated for ages by all nations profiteering handsomely from nuclear energy, medical radiation, and nuclear weaponry, such as the US, France, Russia, India, or Japan.

    The conventional medical-dental industries and the nuclear-military industries (=the radiation cartel) have been, for well over half a century, perpetually lying about, and minimizing, the true toxicity of ionizing radiation (e.g resorting to false sneaky comparisons between radiation exposure from sunlight or an airplane flight to a dental or medical x-ray or the exposure to nuclear fallout, etc. to deliberately deceive the unwitting public) to avoid culpability for the huge number of deaths and injuries that they’re responsible for (discussed and well referenced in the book “The Mammogram Myth” by Rolf Hefti).

    The official accounts on the Chernobyl debacle, as an example, range from a few dozen to a few hundred people who ended up dead while independent analyses (conducted by people NOT tied to the corrupt corporate mainstream “science” syndicate) estimated the death toll in the tens to hundreds of thousands (in some cases approaching a million) of deceased people (and the radiation cartel-induced massacre is continuing).

    The distortions and disinformation about the alleged safety of (low dose) radiation or the purported lack of much harm to people, whether from medical x-rays or fallout from disaster sites such as Chernobyl or Fukushima, continues to this day. The real danger and damage caused by Chernobyl and Fukushima are much higher than the officialdom wants the public to believe.

    You can recognize the global grip of this powerful big money cartel by the ominous absence in the reporting of the allied corporate mass media (the mainstream fake news media) about the ongoing severe disaster at Fukushima, or by any of the solid proofs about the frauds this criminal evil cartel is involved in. You can find out more about that from Dr. Chris Busby, Dr. Helen Caldicott and others who are not tied to the corrupt radiation cartel.


    thank you for sharing

  3. Gary E. Andrews says

    Everywhere humans handle radioactive materials it gets away from them into the environment exposing humanity on a global scale.
    Trillions of Taxpayer Dollars have been ‘spent’ into this industry, which moved ahead without knowing what might happen, instead of continuing Research and Development until they did know. Now radioactive particles are everywhere, in the water, in the air, on the land, tracked into homes where the babies crawl on the carpet. A cancer-causing mote not visible to your naked eye may be in the breath you just inhaled, the water you just drank, the food you had for breakfast.
    The wastes and contaminated Trillion Dollar building and operating materials have to be stored and guarded for eternity. The quantity of fossil fuel energy burnt to mine, manufacture, build and operate, then tear down and store these facilities is probably greater than the amount of ‘energy’ they get out of the resulting radioactive material.
    They call it ‘nuclear energy’, but it is really just heat energy. The heat turns water to steam to turn turbines, no more sophisticated than the earliest steam engines (1850?).
    If Mother Nature shines the Sunstar, capture THAT nuclear energy. The burning and waste have been done for you 93,000,000 miles away.
    If Mother Nature moves her water, as she does all around the island of Japan, capture THAT energy. The work’s already done. Just use what Mother Nature’s offering you.
    Mother Nature moves the air. Capture that energy.
    There is geo-thermal energy in the ground at your feet.
    Enacting tactics in a strategy of Adaptive Response to these Threatening Changes, capital T, capital C, can only attempt to compensate for the damage done by low-quality Leadership Decision-Making in disturbing Mother Nature’s multi-billion-year old settlement of these elements, and in burning. Humans burn anything that will burn, animal feces, animal fat, whale oil, grass, whole forests of wood, cut with machines burning gas and oil, mountains of coal, mountain ranges of coal, coal trains running continuously for the last 169 years (1850-2019), great lakes, oceans of oil, atmospheres of gases. Homo Sapiens, ‘Knowing Man’, became Homo Ignitius, ‘Burning Man’, so significant in the ‘life’ and geology of planet Earth as to be identifiable as a new era, The Anthropocene.
    These tactics of Adaptive Response to the contaminations and climate disruptions of fossil fuels and radioactive meddling could preserve fossil fuels for uses we can’t Adapt away from immediately, to supply human demands far longer into the future, than if we simply plow full steam ahead, burning, burning, burning.
    The exponential increase in human population, going from one-billion in 1850, mostly farmers, hunter-gatherers, to two-billion industrial scale consumers of planet Earth’s resources just 75 years later, 1850-1925, accounts for the sources of burning by-products, like CO2 and methane, to levels that Mother Nature has created in the past, disrupting climate now as it did then, inducing Threatening Change on all living things, including humans themselves.
    In 37 more years (1925 + 37 = You do the math) there were three-billion burning humans, all alive, all at the same time on planet Earth, each of them burning or having something burnt on their behalf, daily. Someone’s burning something right now to supply the food you will eat, the transportation you will employ, the structure you’ll live in in the near future.
    From 1962 to 1976, just 14 years, population increased to four-billion. Ten years later, five-billion. Now, ‘they’ don’t want to talk about population. In the late 20th Century (1900’s) it was seven-plus billion, and in 2019 I heard it was 7.7 billion. The exponential increases seem to have stopped. Perhaps carcinogens like Red Dye Lake 40, tobacco, and nuclear contamination are killing us off more efficiently. Low-quality Leadership Decision-Makers might decide that’s an acceptable method of decreasing human debilitation of planet Earth. It’s not. Finding high-quality Leadership Decision-Makers in commerce and government might enable enactment of tactics in a strategy of Adaptive Response to Threatening Change. You can hope. You can be optimistic. But only time will tell.

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