As I write this, I’m told that there are eleven water cannon vehicles heading to the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, to attempt to cool down nuclear material that is exposed and exuding (I dare not use the word “leaking” lest I be thought an alarmist) radiation at a rate that seems to be as alarming to the engineers and nuclear experts on the scene as it is assuaging to the arm-chair nuclear engineers in the US and elsewhere who are telling us that Fukushima is no more dangerous than eating a seedless grape.
The following conversation was heard in the Japanese Police Department’s motor vehilce shop where the water cannon vehicles are kept.
“What are you doing?”
“I’m arming these water cannon vehicles.”
“The police have been ordered to take these 11 vehicles out. They need to be ready immediately.”
“What are they use for?”
“We use the water cannon on protestors. Government bought several new water cannons during the big protests here several years ago.”
“What were the protestors protesting?”
“The New Nuclear Power Plants”
“Good thing there were a LOT of protesters!”
“So that they bought a lot of water cannons. They’re going to need them all to keep this nuclear power plant from Going Chernobyl!”
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