Yesterday, I was at the library, reading the English newspaper The Japan Times. One of the front page stories was about the new timeline for removal of the melted-down radioactive fuel at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
According to the new timeline, removal will begin in 2021.
I’m sure it will be done by hardy robots. It is not possible for humans to get near the melted-down fuel, due to its high radioactivity.
Three reactors melted down, and the fuel in them totals 800 tons. (Amy’s note: One ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds.)
According to my calculations, 800 tons equals:
3 AN cargo airplanes
800 polar bear
266 pickup trucks
But the 800 tons of fuel is radioactive so make that:
160 extremely deadly elephants
3 extremely deadly AN cargo airplanes
800 extremely deadly polar bears
266 extremely deadly pickup trucks
106,666 extremely deadly turkeys
Anyway, here is the article:
Here is a lovely timeline from the enemy TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company.) TEPCO owns the plant and it is their responsiblity to clean it up.
By the way, I don’t have to worry about TEPCO reading my blog and turning off my home’s electricity as payback for saying mean things about them. I don’t live in the Tokyo area, thus TEPCO doesn’t provide my electricity. Fukushima City is in Tohoku, and we get our electricity from Tohoku’s electricity company.
(numbers for determining what weighs how many tons are from reference.com)