It's so much more than just Fukushima.
America may have dodged a couple of nuke bullets recently. Wildfires still blaze around the nuke weapons lab at Los Alamos, New Mexico where there was fear for the safety of an old nuclear waste dump. While the fires still rage Los Alamos officials report the imperiled nuke waste has been dug up and relocated to a nice, safe place.
"For Los Alamos, it's been a great day," Los Alamos County Fire Chief Doug Tucker said on Thursday. "Everything is holding." Now ain't that swell?
Over in Minot, North Dakota, sandbags and pumps have managed to keep 150-ballistic missile silos safe from the rampaging floodwaters of the Souris River. Yippee.
Meanwhile the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is about to release a report that pegs Pakistan as expanding its nuclear arsenal faster than any other nation on earth. At the rate they're going, Pakistan could have 200-nuclear warheads within ten years.
"Despite its political instability, Pakistan continues to steadily expand its nuclear capabilities and competencies; in fact, it has the world's fastest-growing nuclear stockpile," wrote analysis authors Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris.
But Pakistani muscle doesn't seem to faze the Yanks who are simply ignoring Pakistan's orders for them to clear out their drone operation at Shamsi air base.
U.S. forces continue to operate out of the Shamsi Air Base, located in an isolated part of Pakistan, and there are no preparations being made for them to leave regardless of Pakistani claims to the contrary, an informed U.S. official said.
"That base is neither vacated nor being vacated," the anonymous official said. Another U.S. government source backed up the remarks.
Oh, and yeah, Fukushima is still Fuk'd up and, according to Israel, Iran is still forging ahead with its effort to build the bomb.