- Those of you who have been following me at Hawaii News
Daily or on my blog may not have been thrilled with my initial assessments
back in March - and ongoing - that Fukushima isn't going away.
- The reactors can NEVER be placed in 'cold shutdown'
because the cores are partially melted together. We are talking about
hundreds of tons of fissile material inside reinforced concrete containment
vessels. The containment vessels are cracked. They are releasing radiation.
Fission excursions are still occurring and no one can go inside those
containments for hundreds of years - even if they could crack one open.
- They can continue to pour water on them and drain it
off into the ocean because there is nothing else they can do. If they
stop pumping water, the genie comes out. If they keep pumping water, it
has to go somewhere and that somewhere is the ocean. It is still stop gap.
Those reactor cores cannot be put into 'cold shutdown' or dismantled or
- That cannot treat as much radioactive water as they have
to keep pumping in. No one can. So the radiation is going to come across
the Pacific and impact the US and, certainly, Hawaii. Yes, I read that
they are going to start treating it, but it is impossible. The inside
of reactor cores have to be maintained in a 'clean room' environment or
the water picks up particles - which then become radioactive - which then
irradiate the reactor plumbing - and, eventually, become fuel. That's
why they have to keep pumping fresh water in and dumping it out. They
cannot recirculate it, even if they manage to get new plumbing installed.
The next major earthquake there will begin an extinction event.
- I am not going to say 'told you so'. I am going to suggest
that anyone who wants to participate in my aquaponics concept of growing
vegetables, fish, red wiggler worms and Hawaii freshwater shrimp in (3)
two-tiered, enclosed, greenhouses, had better make the decision now. Before
the radiation gets here.
- Growing food in enclosed greenhouses protects from fallout
and the organic uptake of radionuclides. I have developed an ion-exchange
filter to remove radioactive isotopes from rainwater. I can still use
catchment. The water inside the greenhouses, and water we need to drink,
will be clean.
- Consider this. When the economy collapses, as it must,
the money people have invested almost anywhere except under their mattresses
will be gone. It will simply disappear. If, instead, a group of people
decided to donate to this project the two things we need, money and land,
then in two years you would probably have a continuous supply of non-radioactive
food. There are no guarantees in life, but I have been working to this
end for some time on another farm until I could develop the aquaponics
- We are now at the crossroads. The economic collapse
IS coming. The radiation IS coming. I am going to have a radiation-free
food source. In the past I have offered shares or part ownership and no
one was interested. Now all I offer is a chance to be one of the first
people in line for food. If you believe you have your money and food supply
secured into the future and that we will not devolve into a greenhouse
economy, you don't need me. If you guess wrong, you will have lost both
your money and your chance.
- It is true that I am a doomsayer and actively prepare
for the worst situation I can imagine. If I don't, that's what will happen.
If I do, and it doesn't happen, I will still have an active, organic aquaponics
enterprise. It is win-win for me when I get it built on whatever scale
I can do.
- Let me be clear. This sounds like a solicitation. It
isn't. I am going to make fresh food and clean water no matter what.
It's merely the practical matter of how many people I can feed. In one
greenhouse I can produce enough food for myself and the people who help
me. With two, I can produce a surplus and feed other people. I envisioned
three, but I may have to convert the third one to a water treatment/storage
facility. I presently don't have enough land for more than three and I
don't have access to more than three greenhouses in any case. I still
have to buy them, prep the ground, do the plumbing, dismantle them. move
them, re-erect them and build the two-tier infrastructure inside them.
Then I have to make them produce.
- I have friends - maybe a lot of friends - who are investing
in silver and gold. You can't eat it. Since no one can eat it, I won't
trade you food for it. I'm just saying - the markets are going back up
today after what looked like a downward spiral on 3 May. They are fluctuating
and confused. That is not a foundation for stability.
- One of these days you will look at the clock and it will
say "too late".