With all that's happening around the world already, the natural disaster in Japan hits hard. So many lives are lost, with more feared to be confirmed. Then, to add to the horrible devastation, there's already 2 of the nuclear containment units in meltdown. How it occurs, can effect many lives....including us, way over here in the US (and we're in the Midwest). If it reacts to the meltdown by allowing too much nuclear contamination out into the atmosphere, it can be devastating for the entire planet. If too much nuclear fallout gets into the atmosphere, it WILL 'go with the flow,' so to speak, and circulate, eventually making its way to continents near and far to them. I'm watching the coverage of it with deep interest. If too much is released, escapes, rather, it can effect the moisture and rain we'll be getting in the coming months, with potential contamination (even if in mild amounts), of our soil, and yes, our newly sown garden plants. If it seems that it will be getting to an immeasurable amount, I'll choose not to plant edible items this year...which is not sitting well with me! I love my gardens, veggie and floral, but not to the point that I want to potentially harm my family, which can cause stomach problems, long-term problems if too much is consumed, bowel issues, and so much more. It will take away the 'organic' meaning of our gardens completely.
Of course, what I'm discussing is an extreme possibility...they're working frantically to keep the majority of the nuclear contaminates contained. What I'm discussing above is a worst-case-scenario that I know we ALL do not want to witness happen for our lovely planet Earth.
Does anyone want to weigh in on my thoughts and fears regarding this issue?