The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has announced that they will soon dump 11,500 tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima plant into the Pacific Ocean. This is to clean out the damaged nuclear plants. Representatives and talking heads claim that these tons of radioactive water will be easily diluted, but I'm skeptical, to say the least. Dumping radioactive waste onto the global food chain is crazy, regardless of the reason.
It's also interesting how this incident is starting to mirror the Gulf Spill of last year in some ways. Now, Tepco workers are trying to plug the Fukushima leak with things like cement and shredded paper; while last year, BP was using things like golf balls to plug their spill (this was termed "junk shot"). This gives me an idea. Has anyone heard of Katamari Damacy? It's a game series where you roll this ball that picks up increasingly larger objects until it becomes big enough to be a star. Well, instead of launching the ball into space (as is done in the games), we can take a ball, roll up enough stuff (be it mountains, people, phone lines, etc.), and use that to plug their leak.