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Old 05-23-2012, 10:13 AM
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Fukushima disaster is 'nuclear war without a war'

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It has been more than a year now since the massive 9.0-plus magnitude earthquake and corresponding tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan, sending untold amounts of nuclear radiation into the environment. And to this day, the threat of nuclear fallout is ever-present all around the world in what some have described as a "nuclear war without a war."

Though governments and many media outlets have downplayed the disaster, its aftermath continues to threaten the health and wellbeing of plants, animals and humans not only in Japan, but all around the world. Far worse than Chernobyl, the Fukushima catastrophe truly is a nuclear holocaust event with gradual, long-term consequences that we are only just now beginning to recognize and grasp.

Though the devastation was not delivered in one fell swoop via an atomic bomb, radioactive elements from Fukushima continue to be quietly delivered through air and ocean currents to soils, drinking water supplies, farms, lawns, children's playgrounds, airplanes and countless other sources. Products made with elements and materials that have been contaminated with radiation, particularly in Japan, are also exposing untold thousands, if not millions, of people to dangerous levels of nuclear radiation.
http://www.naturalnews.com/035950_Fu..._disaster.html

It seems like this area will be a no man's land soon if nothing serious is done.

Why the precautions containing radiations in Chernobyl are not applied in Fukushima?
 
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
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The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation

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The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

The crisis in Japan has been described as "a nuclear war without a war". In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami:

"This time no one dropped a bomb on us ... We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lands, and we are destroying our own lives."

Nuclear radiation --which threatens life on planet earth-- is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.

While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths (New Book Concludes - Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research, May 25, 2011)

Moreover, while all eyes were riveted on the Fukushima Daiichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO's (Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc) Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant.

The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.

The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, "one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer".

An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government's information regarding the nuclear crisis. (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan's Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011)

The Impacts in Japan

The Japanese government has been obliged to acknowledge that "the severity rating of its nuclear crisis ... matches that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster". In a bitter irony, however, this tacit admission by the Japanese authorities has proven to been part of the cover-up of a significantly larger catastrophe, resulting in a process of global nuclear radiation and contamination:

"While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down. Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers. There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl." ( Extremely High Radiation Levels in Japan: University Researchers Challenge Official Data, Global Research, April 11, 2011)

Worldwide Contamination

The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination. Radioactive elements have not only been detected in the food chain in Japan, radioactive rain water has been recorded in California:

"Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow's meat and milk, then humans). Entering the body, these elements - called internal emitters - migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer". (Helen Caldicott, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, The Age, April 26, 2011)

While the spread of radiation to the West Coast of North America was casually acknowledged, the early press reports (AP and Reuters) "quoting diplomatic sources" stated that only "tiny amounts of radioactive particles have arrived in California but do not pose a threat to human health."

"According to the news agencies, the unnamed sources have access to data from a network of measuring stations run by the United Nations’ Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. ...

... Greg Jaczko, chair of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told White House reporters on Thursday (March 17) that his experts “don’t see any concern from radiation levels that could be harmful here in the United States or any of the U.S. territories”.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.p...t=va&aid=28870

For some of you interested in this subject, there are plenty of information on the Global Research site
 
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:20 AM
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Tepco: ‘No Plan’ To Deal With A Fukushima Collapse That Threatens Civilization

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TEPCO says they don’t know what to do if Reactor 4 collapses, instead declaring it safe from earthquakes after finding it leaning and with a bulged exterior wall.
The Wall Street Journal just reported that TEPCO doesn’t have a plan to deal with the collapse of Spent Fuel Pool 4 at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan.

The revelation comes as a US army general warns the entire Northern Hemisphere is at risk of becoming largely uninhabitable if the building collapses which is a sentiment being echoed by a host of scientists, nuclear experts and researchers.
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/201...zation-138221/
 
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:26 PM
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Tuna carry Fukushima Japan quake radiation across Pacific to California

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The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that's still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese governments.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47592012...ic-california/

If that's still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese governments, are you going to eat tuna?
 
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not only the radiation from the water and air but now the fish that have been caught off of California are contaminated as well. They say the limits are safe but who really knows what is a safe level. Our government certainly isn't going to tell us!

http://www.naturalnews.com/036022_Fu...od_supply.html
 
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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not only the radiation from the water and air but now the fish that have been caught off of California are contaminated as well. They say the limits are safe but who really knows what is a safe level. Our government certainly isn't going to tell us!

http://www.naturalnews.com/036022_Fu...od_supply.html
The problem is always the same: Avoid a population panic.

I remember to have the similar issue when the mad cow disease was found in the beef, all the people started to buy chicken.

In this particular issue, the radiation are not going away, because they didn't fix the contanination. Now it is a world issue and every nations should be concerned by this and act like they did in Chernobyl.

It could be other food items that will contaminate the entire food chain.
 
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well I forgot to add to this when I posted it last about the fish. Radiation is one thing but when you already have mercury levels in the fish and then add this to it? What is safe now?
 
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well I forgot to add to this when I posted it last about the fish. Radiation is one thing but when you already have mercury levels in the fish and then add this to it? What is safe now?
You are right Weebitty.

Mercury is a dangerous chemical finding its way into the oceans and the seafood we eat.

http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-o...rcury/overview
 
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