By Greg PalastÂ
Friday, March 11, on Democracy Now:
Palast on Rubio, his Billionaire and their attacks on Argentina
Also, the Fukushima facts
“Completely and Utterly Fail in an Earthquake”
The Fukushima story you didn’t hear on CNN
On the Fifth Anniversary of the meltdown, the con continues
I’ve seen a lot of sick stuff in my career, but this was sick on a new level.
Here was the handwritten log kept by a senior engineer at the nuclear power plant:
Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earthquake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could “completely and utterly fail” during an earthquake.
“Utterly fail during an earthquake.” And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure.
The warning was in what the investigations team called The Notebook, which I’m not supposed to have. Good thing I’ve kept a copy anyway, because the file cabinets went down with my office building ….