WND contributor Steve Elwart, who has written extensively on the troubles with the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, will be on George Noory’s “Coast-to-Coast AM” nationally syndicated radio show for two hours to discuss his investigation of the troubles with Japan’s failed project.
Elwart will be on the air overnight Thursday into Friday. He will be on from 10 p.m. until midnight PST, or midnight until 2 a.m. EST.
He has written extensively on the imploded plant, which melted down after an offshore undersea earthquake and the resulting tsunami three years ago destroyed the plant.
He reported just days ago that work is beginning on an underground ice wall – held in place by a system of pipes and tubes where a saline solution would be kept cold by a series of refrigerator units.
Officials hope the $300 million project will have the effect of halting the drainage of contaminated water from the plant site.
Elwart also reported when the Japanese prime minister assured attendees at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aries that the Fukushima situation was under control, when even Japanese experts were admitting it wasn’t.
He also had the story when a mysterious steam plume started emanating from the Japanese power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. While TEPCO, the utility that owns the plant, has confirmed the presence of a steam plume coming from what looks like the fifth floor of the building, the source of the plume is unknown.
And he reported when it was revealed the disaster continues to produce damage.
That’s from the water used to keep the reactors cool and prevent explosions, and the fact that it was being released into the ocean.
“The quantities of water they are dealing with are absolutely gigantic,” said Mycle Schneider, an independent consultant who has previously advised the French and German governments and has consulted widely for a variety of organizations and countries on nuclear issues. “What is worse is the water leakage everywhere else – not just from the tanks. It is leaking out from the basements, it is leaking out from the cracks all over the place. Nobody can measure that.”