The radioactive Fukushima Genie is out of the bottle and is primed to accomplish a worldwide disaster. If the roof of Reactor building #4 collapses, a building that is now seismically rated at zero, a pool of 1563 spent fuel rods perched 100 feet above the ground would also collapse ~ resulting in a gusher of global radiation that would put most of the world’s human and biological populations at severe risk:
The greatest and most dangerous on going cover up in the world today is not the official 9/11 cover up (now into its 11th year); it is not the supposed assassination of Bin Laden by Navy Seals last year (an operation with no confirmed body, no video and completely staged as a re-election gimmick as we are now witnessing); but instead, it is the unspoken on going conspiracy of silence regarding the spreading worldwide nuclear radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011.
This backgrounder RT interview with Robert Jacobs ( Hiroshima Peace Institute) regarding Fukushima was on May 11, 2011 so you can imagine how much more radiation has leaked into the atmosphere in the past 11 months ~ as well as the on going conspiracy of silence to reduce rightful world wide concern if not panic. Jacobs also confirms the extreme danger of a collapsed Reactor #4.
As Robert Alvarez recently wrote in IPS ~ “ After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a U.S. Senator, it is sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins may have far greater potential offsite consequences than the molten cores.
After visiting the site recently, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to Japan’s ambassador to the U.S. stating that, “loss of containment in any of these pools could result in an even greater release than the initial accident.”
This is why:
· Each pool contains irradiated fuel from several years of operation, making for an extremely large radioactive inventory without a strong containment structure that encloses the reactor cores;
· Several pools are now completely open to the atmosphere because the reactor buildings were demolished by explosions; they are about 100 feet above ground and could possibly topple or collapse from structural damage coupled with another powerful earthquake;
· The loss of water exposing the spent fuel will result in overheating can cause melting and ignite its zirconium metal cladding ~ resulting in a fire that could deposit large amounts of radioactive materials over hundreds of miles.
Please note that radioactivity from the Chernobyl disaster deeply contaminated 77,000 square miles ~ and Fukushima radioactivity is potentially many times worse.
Just recently, authorities in Japan confessed that the amount of cesium-137 released by Fukushima is equivalent to 168 of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A brief confirmation came from a recent article in the Telegraph ~ “Japan’s government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.”
Earlier this week it was reported that radioactive water was still pouring into the pacific, as yet another leak sprang in the plant’s makeshift cooling system. The increase in radioactive water, which is used to cool the nuclear fuel rods, is another major concern for Japan. They are quickly running out of space to store the material, and experts fear that in interruption in the water supply could cause major problems at the already troubled reactors.
Here’s a recent seven minute video where Thom Hartman interviews Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, and Radiation Waste Watchdog who confirms that radiation has already reached the United States and the eminent danger of a collapse of Reactor #4 ~ “If that cooling water supply is lost, it will be just a few hours at most before that waste is on fire and 135 tons of radioactive material would be outside of any radioactive containment ~ a direct release or 100% of cesium-137 would be released to the environment.“ See video ~
So how does this affect me in California as well as others throughout the United States and the world?
The Journal of Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the Fukushima radiation plume has already contacted North America “with the greatest exposure in central and southern California”, and that Southern California’s seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:
“ In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time … even on the Pacific Coast. Of course, the government is doing everything it can to help citizens cover up what’s occurring. We pointed out in January: Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”.
Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.
And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation by basing it on voodoo science. Specifically, DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a Petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation….
American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)
So ~ as in Japan ~ radiation is usually discovered by citizens and the handful of research scientists with funding to check, and not the government.”
Now let’s look at the radiation itself ~ and in particular Cesium-137
Courtesy of radiationfears.com/atmosphere
“Gamma rays are the most penetrating of all radiations and can only be stopped by a very thick lead. Cesium-137 is one gamma emitter that is often released by nuclear reactors and one that has been found in larger quantities from Fukushima. Like Strontium-90, Cesium-137 also does an excellent job of confusing the body into thinking its potassium, collecting in the muscles. Iodine-131, which is another element found from Fukushima on U.S. soil, is both a gamma and beta emitter and focuses on penetrating the thyroid while affecting the surrounding tissue.”
The father of Health Physics, Dr. Karl Morgan stated, “There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero ~ All this said, there is no way we can avoid Cesium-137 in our food chain. It’s already here and will continue to accumulate until they are able to stop the leak at Fukushima. In the short term Iodine-131 is a concern, but with healthy eating and higher levels of iodine in your diet, you should be able to avoid some of these risks. I believe it’s important that we pay attention to the levels of Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 in the years to come.” See report:
In that regard and since I live in Northern California and relatively close to the coast ~ I have been supplementing higher levels of Iodine in my diet every day to further support my Thyroid.
Please also note, that the ongoing Fukushima ocean radiation contamination is still growing rapidly as witness these two Fukushima radioactive ocean impact maps dated March, 2011 and March, 2012.
March 2011 & March 2012
In six months that marine radiation ocean impact area will dwarf Hawaii and be approaching the West coast of America ~ and right now it is already affecting it.
Last year, President Obama told the American people that they should NOT prepare for radiation from the possible meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan and that the radiation would never affect Hawaii.
Obama is dead wrong on both counts!
Mike Adams explains this outrage on Natural News ~ “ Here’s Obama’s exact quote: ‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health experts do not recommend people in the U.S. take precautionary measures beyond staying informed’ In other words, Americans should do nothing other than listen to their government. Don’t buy potassium iodide pills (even though the U.S. Surgeon General has already urged people to do so), don’t fuel up your automobiles in case you need to evacuate California, don’t store some extra food and water… basically, and don’t worry! There’s no problem! Obama says so!’
I stopped listening to and believing Obama some time ago, I’m already taking my potassium iodide pills and I’m prepared for the worst ~ because Fukushima is primed for a worldwide disaster.
The chances are very likely that you have already been affected by its leading edge of radiation contamination ~ either by the air you breathe or the food you eat.
Nuclear accidents lead to global consequences. They are not a problem of just one country; they affect the life of entire regions of the world: Greenpeace International
About the Author: Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a practicing psychotherapist, author and lecturer who also shares a daily political and social commentary on his web site at AllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts a Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements and private consultations via email at [email protected].