Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan
by Dee McLachlan
I posted a comment yesterday on the Fracking article about a line in a movie called “Interstellar.” The film is about how the human race has essentially destroyed earth — and for the species to survive, they’ll have to search for another planet.
There is one chilling line:
“We’re not meant to save the world… we are meant to leave it”
When you look at the big picture, it does seems that the world is run by a suicidal cult — intent on destruction.
Forget climate change, there are more immediate problems we need to deal with.
A tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011. That followed an earthquake and this damaged the nuclear plant at Fukushima.
As is published on Health Ranger 8/2/2017:
“…The Guardian reports, radiation levels have reach what experts call an “unimaginable” intensity inside the containment structure of reactor No. 2, clocking in at 530 sieverts per hour.”
The level of radiation inside Fukushima reactor No. 2 is measured at 530 sieverts per hour.
A sievert is a unit of radiation exposure — and 5 sieverts over a brief period will probably kill you.
The fuel rods generating this radiation have allegedly “bored a hole through the floor of the containment vessel”. What does this mean?
The Natural News article continues:
“…nearly the entire mainstream media remains in a complete news blackout over this devastating development that threatens the sustainability of all life in the Northern hemisphere.
“The same media that called “meltdown” a conspiracy theory now report it as a casual fact… The world’s largest “dirty bomb” just waiting to explode.”
It is difficult to work out why governments and the media are not reporting this crisis for what it is.
In the Great Barrier Reef Blog, they wrote about Fukushima back in 2015:
“Every day 300 tons of radioactive water enters the Pacific Ocean.”
They report on the anecdotal account of an Australian yachtsman, Ivan Macfadyen, sailing from Japan to San Francisco in 2013.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead… We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head.
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen.”
Based on this trip, Macfadyen has become a candidate for The Greens party.
But is there a problem?
The Washington State Department of Health says there is no problem.
“In 2012, we began testing fish and shellfish for radioactivity. The substances we tested for: cesium-134 (Cs-134), cesium-137 (Cs-137), and strontium-90 (Sr-90). Below are test results. All test results show there is no health risk.”
But in 2014 Black Sea Bream caught near Fukushima had levels 124 times greater than the threshold for safe human consumption. Anyway, at the time, Black Sea Bream was restricted from being fished for human consumption.
I tried to find out from a Japanese government site what the present situation is. But the site was under maintenance.
As I am 8,400 km from Fukushima, I present here a smorgasbord of information. For now all we can do is rely on trustworthy-looking sources.
But the many photographs of the internet tell the tale.
A fish with cancerous tumors as a result of contamination
In June 2015, Counterpunch wrote:
“Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail.”
The contamination is pouring into the Pacific Ocean — the home of 4,000 fish species.
In this article by Green Road Journal, they claim that the mass media, for the most part, is reporting a pro nuclear industry view. After, they say, five years of research, the authors put forward their pessimistic view:
- Fukushima has released 257 Tons Of Heavy Metal Radioactive Poisons; 429 Lethal Radiation Doses Chasing Each Person on the Planet (Dr. Paolo Scamp), and that it is 12,000 times worse than Chernobyl.
- Mass die offs in ocean started in 2011, but the situation is getting worse.
- Some believe Tokyo is not safe to live in, and should be evacuated, and that the radiation is bioconcentrating up the food chain to humans.
- There is an increase in frequency of mutations, being found in trees, insects, plants, birds, animals — and the entire western coastline of Pacific ocean is basically sterilized, with few species remaining.
As Mike Adams from Natural News writes:
“Climate change says that carbon dioxide — an essential molecule for plant respiration — is evil and deadly. Yet covering up the truth about Fukushima denies the fact that Plutonium-239 is a billion times more dangerous than CO2, even at far lower concentrations in the atmosphere.
“I seriously feel like humanity has become a planet-wide suicide cult run by incompetent morons.”