Here’s a 3 minute video which reports that at least one of the Japanese nuclear reactor damaged by the tsunami has suffered an actual “breach“. A “breach” indicates that radiation is escaping uncontrollably into the atmosphere.
More, the breach involves plutonium–the most poisonous substance known to man. 1 millionth of a gram of plutonium is allegedly sufficient to cause cancer. It’s been estimated that a mass of plutonium about the size of a baseball, equally divided among all the people on earth, might be enough to wipe out our species.
The nuclear reactor in Japan includes some unknown but significant mass of plutonium. Some of that plutonium is now escaping into the atmosphere.
It’s likely that the “breach” will cause workers who are currently pumping water onto the hot, radioactive core to flee. If so, there’ll be no more cooling for three nuclear reactors, full-blown meltdowns are likely to follow, and God only knows what will happen then.