Pura Vida!

Author: PC Jensen

 Intrepid Future (also at CreateSpace: Preview) is Available to Purchase via Create SpaceAmazon.

 Think: Einstein, anarchy, Ken Kesey and a secret entrepreneur…

Stock said:

“Only a serious problem would need a coverup of that magnitude.”

And, he noted that Kimchee is preferable to Sauerkraut due to the amplification effect of Vitamin K.

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Chapter One


Deep into the earth beneath the eastern shores of Japan, beneath the ocean’s surface and into geologic faults shot a small tremor and then another larger tremor. The first tremor bounced up through fissures causing earth to shift, slightly at first then the tectonic plates slipped and with a loud crushing rush the Pacific Ocean plate collided with the Island of Japan, fracturing more, Japan’s earthquake prone eastern shelf.

In a basement room beneath one of many nuclear power plant reactors known as Fukushima Daiichi, long, arching cracks ripped into the walls and up into the vessel containing hot radioactive materials fueling Japan’s energy industry.

Radiation detectors beeped, but nobody was in that room to witness the crack and hear the beeping alarms. In the control room in a different building on the site, other alarms were going off. Staff, engineers and managers stood briefly in shock then voices giving orders and asking questions loudly lobbied around the room as the facility trembled and pipes broke, walls buckled, and earth liquefied beneath the heavy buildings.

The crack in the reactor vessel tore open the protective casing unleashing a prompt nuclear criticality. But, nobody knew because the monitors in the basements and the containment vessel areas were rendered useless as the earthquake tore apart wires and electric connections. The forty-six foot high tsunami arrived 50 minutes after the first quake and rushed up the slight slope in front of the facility’s six boiling water reactors. Tons of ocean pressure slammed into weak walls, aggressively fast rivers of salty ocean water flowed around buildings flooding every open gap, tearing apart small and medium sized pipes, smashing equipment outside the buildings, and inundating low lying rooms with now polluted salt water.

Vehicles in parking lots lifted up with the rising momentum of the ocean’s intrusion and were later smashed into the ground further inland.

Reactor units one through three automatically went into SCRAM mode before the tsunami hit, but emergency response systems failed and Fukushima quickly became an event to be remembered. Nobody was prepared for this emergency and nobody followed the nationally accepted emergency response plan.

Many around the world did not hear of the incident and of those who had heard, few remembered later or bothered to seek updates on the status of the destroyed nuclear reactor site. Out of sight, out of mind. Right?

Some people, though, a few very aware people, kept tabs on the unfolding catastrophe. They knew before any authority provided information, they instinctively and unequivocally knew, that Fukushima would change the course of history.

© 2015 by PC Jensen See Copyright, Dedication, and Epilogue yesusi copyright and epilogue PDF 4 pages

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reprinted, reproduced, distributed or transmitted in any form by any means without prior, written permission from the author.

Printed via the internet by CreateSpace but written in Salto, Uruguay. Intrepid Future may be purchased online via CreateSpace, Amazon (US, GB, EU)

ISBN-13: 978-1508554196 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1508554196
Title ID: 5327745
BISAC: Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic

Jacket and interior images (boat): © @woodywood143


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