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Mississippi Flooding: We Can Rebuild It Better.

The flooding on the Mississippi River rewrote the landscape of millions of acres of land.  If there’s a silver lining to the flooding, it’s that the damage allows the opportunity to rethink the management of the Mississippi. Now, this might seem to be a bit off-topic for this blog, but there’s a lesson here for Fukushima, as well. When things we built are destroyed—often due to faulty original planning—we humans seem to have a tendency to be in such a hurry to return to some semblance of security that we rebuild the same structure that failed.   As Chris Kirkham writes in the Huffington Post, the disasters of the past few years have already changed the geography and lifestyle of the Louisiana Delta, so this would be a good time to … Read entire article »

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WSPEEDI Shows Tokyo Under Radioactive Plume on March 15

Japanese blog Ex-SKF continues to do great work on the Fukushima crisis.  Being researched and written by a Japanese source who speaks and reads the language gives it one less layer of Babel. Japan’s ever-sneaky Ministry of Education and Science again quietly released 3 sets of simulation maps of WSPEEDI without any press release nor any explanation; this time it was the simulations that they did on March 15. The Reactor 3 that used MOX fuel blew up on March 14 at 11:01AM JST. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at © 2011-2016, All Rights Reserved Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website … Read entire article »

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