• Social dillemas

    We have a problem

    Fukushima Dai-Ichi Explosion 2011

    Japanese courts this month ruled that any nuclear material that has fallen on private land is the responsibility of the land owner and not of the power company that accidentally released it into the atmosphere. The same rule applies if an apple falls off your neighbor’s tree into your yard.

    The problem with this is that nuclear materials are not as easy to clean up as rotten fruits and that you’d never find out who is in possession of a potential WMD.

    Let’s just say that the owners of the golf club can sell their 200 acres to some investors from a country of communist nature that shall remain unnamed – nuclear waste and all.

    I don’t know how much Cesium, Strontium, Uranium, Plutonium, etc. can be collected from the topsoil of the pristine fairways, but I’d say it’d be enough to fill the parliament hall in Tokyo with a deadly dose of it within a year.

    Japan shouldn’t view this accident as a liability issue. They need to now think of this as a national security issue.