Skip to comments.Deluge of harassing emails angers anti-nuclear groups (Japan)
Posted on 11/11/2013 10:13:47 PM PST by TexGrill
Anti-nuclear activists expressed outrage Monday over cyberattacks involving a torrent of harassing emails that have nearly crippled their online activities.
Yasue Ashihara, a member of Sayonara Shimane Genpatsu Network (Goodbye-Nuke Network in Shimane), said the group received about 10,000 emails in mid-September, some of which contained hateful remarks such as: without the massacre of anti-nuclear activists, the world will see no peace. But most messages turned out to be fake confirmations of new memberships, she said.
Noting the cyberattacks mainly targeted anti-nuclear civic groups, Ashihara said she believes whoever masterminded the harassment clearly supports atomic power. Whoever may have perpetrated this, I consider the acts very cowardly. If someone has something to say, just say it, Ashihara said.
Hideki Hayashi, who heads the Hokuriku chapter of Fukushima Genpatsu Kokusodan (Fukushima Nuclear Accusers), meanwhile, said the group was deluged with approximately 1.5 million blank emails between Sept. 19 and 30. The inundation left him temporarily unable to keep track of other important messages addressed to his organization, and nearly incapacitated his personal computer.
Since weve been involved in anti-nuclear activism for a while, were sort of used to this kind of harassment, Hayashi said, adding his fellow nuclear foes have routinely endured other torments, including being sent expensive merchandise they were later asked to pay for.
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Why don’t they just build reactors in underground caverns(man-made or otherwise.)? So that when the SHTF then can just drop 100 tons of dirt and rock on it, or pump concrete into the plants?
“Activists” don’t like it when their tactics are used against them? Who knew???
The Russians tried burying (though not deep underground) molten fuel with bags of lead shot. The heat of nuclear fuel melted and vaporized the lead so that children in surrounding areas were impacted by breathing lead in the air. In Japan there are three nuclear melt-downs. The fuel has escaped containment and is “somewhere” beneath the reactors. It may have hit the water table because a local well is now testing extremely contaminated. But - to your query - one of the reactors is venting steam (the fuel “somewhere” in the ground beneath the reactors) that is radioactive. This would theoretically be true even if the plant was situated beneath ground - the heat of nuclear fuel can liquify and cause steam and steam makes it’s way up through rock and into the environment.
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