The Los Alamos laboratory in New Mexico is being threatened by a huge wildfire. The wildfire threat is not new but the danger is. This time, the fire threatens to burn down the facility that contributes to a major extent in American nuclear research. The fire which has already consumed 90,000 acres will be at its deadliest if it touches the Los Alamos laboratory. Historically, America’s first atomic bomb was produced here. Apart from the legacy, remnants from the past also are stocked up here. 30,000 drums of plutonium contaminated waste (supposedly from the cold-war era) lie in the area awaiting transportation. If the fire reaches this storage area, the resultant fire/ explosion could send radioactive radiation flying in the surrounding American air for thousands of years to come.
Just the thought of the huge disaster unnerves me. As the government and the disaster prevention agencies pacify the nation with their reports of safety and the “situation being under control,” thousands have been forcibly evacuated from the high-profile town.
How do events like this happen? Did they never anticipate any danger? Scientists are clever and intelligent. The age-old radioactive waste should have been disposed off decades back. But it was not. Now danger stalks them right in the face. How do we understand this?
It is mentioned that the demoniac engage in activities that seem to be very advanced but in reality, these activities only lead to the destruction of the world (Ref. Bhagavad Gita 16.9). Who are these demoniac people? Are they the ones with protruding canines from the sides of their mouths. No! Totally devoid of any such physical symptoms, these are the educated top-brass who are atheistic in nature. Not believing in the reality of this world, ever eager to defy the existence of God, these sophisticated vandals concoct their own version of truth. These demoniac people (looking very gentlemanly with their pin-striped suits) in attempts to control the world and enjoy it, actually wreak havoc in the lives of innocent people. What was seen as a tool to meet their own needs for world dominance at one point of time 50 years back is beckoning the country as a potential disaster that will impact lives for decades to come. The shock from the Fukushima disaster has not even subsided and a second threat already is indicating something similar. To top it all, both these disasters are taking place in the most advanced nations of the planet.
We can only hope that such horrible disasters serve to awaken the good sense in these educated but horrible pursuers of science. Even if they sit quietly and just do not use their brains for anything, will serve humanity tremendously-much more than anything else they have ever accomplished.