For all the useless rhetoric about the so-called end of the Mayan calendar, which is simply a change from one era to another, it saddens me that so little attention is paid to the real hazards of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, including reactors 5 and 6. (Reactors 1 through 4 were shut down by the 3/11 disaster.)

According to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (as reported in ENENews.com), the No. 3 reactor is empty of all its MOX fuel. Winds blew radioactive materials south toward Tokyo and Shizuoka Prefecture for 10 hours on March 14, 2011. That means the entire region needs to be thoroughly tested for contamination.

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