Kaku discussed some recent revelations about the disaster's impact, and noted that Japanese officials still don't have control at the site. "In the last two weeks, everything we knew about that accident has been turned upside down," Kaku says. "Now we know it was 100 percent core melt in all three reactors...now we know it was comparable to the radiation at Chernobyl."
Among Kaku's other distressing notes: Fukushima workers are exposed to a year's dose of radiation within minutes of entering the site, and cleanup will take between 50 to 100 years.I suppose there are lots of things you can do, having read this, but one very important way is to forward this news to anybody you know who still thinks that nuclear energy is a safe or even reasonable alternative. Oh, and turn off your air conditioner. (Unless it's medically necessary, I should add, of course). I know, it's less comfortable. Please re-read above passage.
Another thing, take a moment to just be plain sad about it, if you are. Just plain sad.