Will Fukushima be an extinction level event for the human race?
Thirteen months have passed since the Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his *** and went to Japan to see what is going on over there.
What he saw was horrific.
And now he is saying that we are in big trouble.
See the letter he sent to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and NRC’s Chairman Gregory Jaczko here.
But what is so ironic about this is that we have been in this heap of trouble since March of 2011. March 17th, to be exact, when the plume of radioactive materials began bombarding the west coast of California.
And Oregon. And Washington. And British Columbia. And later Maine, Europe, and everywhere in between.
Independent researchers, nuke experts, and scientists, from oceanography to entomology and everywhere in between, having been trying to sound the alarm ever since.
The scientists most upset are those who have studied the effects of radiation on health. I’ll say it again, so its really clear: we are in big trouble.
The most preliminary reports of soil contamination are starting to come in from the USGS, who has seemed reluctant to share this information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Boulder, Colorado, so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination out of the entire US.
That being said, every single city tested across the country showed contamination from Fukushima. What is even more alarming, however, about the numbers coming in, is that they are from samples taken April 5th, of last year.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has only recently confirmed that there were three meltdowns, and they have been ongoing, unabated, for thirteen months, and no effort has been made to contain them.
TEPCO just keeps dumping water on them, after which they let it pour into the ocean, and steam up through the ground, every second of every day. The jet stream, and a highly dynamic portion of our atmosphere called the troposphere, have been swirling around massive amounts of radioactive particles and settling them out, mostly in rain, over the entire northern hemisphere, especially the west coast of North America, from Alaska down to Baja and even further.
Maybe you have heard about sick seals, polar bears, tainted fish, mutations in dandelions and fruits and vegetables, possibly even animals already, and seaweed. In fact the kelp from Corona del Mar contained 40,000,000 bcq/kg of radioactive iodine, as reported in Scientific American several weeks ago.
If you don’t know your becquerels, its a lot. That’s what your pacific fish feed on. And that was only ONE isotope reported. There were up to 1600 different isotopes that have been floating around in our air, pouring out of the reactors, and steaming out of the ground, every second of every day, for 13 months.
And there has been silence from our mainstream media, for which the depths of depravity are so severe I will devote an entire article just to the “why” at a future time.
But back to the research: reports in the past week indicate the pollen in southern California is radioactive now too, and it is flying around, and if you live there and go outside, you are breathing it in. And so are your children.
Along with fission products blowing over from Japan. And radiation in your drinking water. And in your rain. And in the fish you are eating. And your vegetables. And the milk supply. And its happening every second, of every day. For 13 months. Are you starting to see a problem here?
Problem is, that’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem is what Senator Wyden is all bent out of shape about, even though independent researchers and nuke experts have been warning about this for a year.
And that is that the Reactor #4 building is on the verge of collapsing. Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero, meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble. And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked, leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1565 fuel rods (give or take a few), some of them “fresh fuel” that was ready to go into the reactor on the morning of March 11th when the earthquake and tsunami hit.
If they are MOX fuel, containing 6% plutonium, one fuel rod has the potential to kill 2.89 billion people. If this pool collapses, as Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction event from the release of radiation in those rods.
That is, if we aren’t in one already. Nuke experts like Arnie Gundersen and Helen Caldicott are prepared to evacuate their families to the southern hemisphere if that happens. It is that serious.
So now you know, if you didn’t before. We are in big trouble.
Weise I see you on here shilling every phucking day, did you even read the article dumbazz
So you know more than Arnie Gunderson?
I am Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds and today I am at the Regulatory Information Conference put on by the NRC in Washington D.C.
So today, I am in Washington D.C. Couple of weeks ago though, I was in Tokyo and when I was in Tokyo, I took some samples. Now, I did not look for the highest radiation spot. I just went around with five plastic bags and when I found an area, I just scooped up some dirt and put it in a bag. One of those samples was from a crack in the sidewalk. Another one of those samples was from a children’s playground that had been previously decontaminated. Another sample had come from some moss on the side of the road. Another sample came from the roof of an office building that I was at. And the last sample was right across the street from the main judicial center in downtown Tokyo. I brought those samples back, declared them through Customs, and sent them to the lab. And the lab determined that ALL of them would be qualified
Thank you Paul, see Weise there is someone who cares about the poisioning of our planet.
- Paul JacksonLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Links Wyden's letters here:
Wyden's fear of another seismic event is well founded. The information on current radioactivity levels in the US are alarmist.
The Scientific American report above tells us that those levels were reported shortly after the accident and were due to radioactive Iodine which has a short half life. By May of 2011 it was undetectable.
From the SciAm article above:
"When kelp from the same California sites was re-sampled a month later, in May of 2011, it contained no detectable amounts of radioactive iodine."
"So now you know, if you didn’t before. We are in big trouble."
All and all I would agree with that assessment. The clean up of Fukushima need to be an international effort. Every country with expertise needs to be throwing resources at the clean-up, with an emphasis on reactor 4.
- 7 years ago
But, It is a horrible great event . The biosphere will suffer greatly from it... Be certain of that 10s millions of lives may be cut short and birth defects will continue on for an unknown number of decades - never to be properly reported by the likes of the IAEA and nuclear gov'ts of earth.. Wildlife will suffer even more
FUFU has the deadly potential of all the atmospheric testing of atomic weapons of the past..
To poopoo it is silly... It is another nail in the coffin of man's allotted niche in time that we are abusing so badly today... We are on track to destroy our biosphere that supports life as we know it - even within the next century... FUFU is another big straw on the camel's back..
Live well not better - must be our new creed and guide our laws and governance.. Not the destructive exploitative profit motive model, we and the earth are now suffering under..
- 5 years ago
- 4 years ago
Only space aliens can clean it up. Ask them to help by sending telepathic messages.
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- Weise EnteLv 79 years ago
You're a crank.
You didn't link to any article.
That's also horribly wrong. I'm an actual scientist. That's not how radioactivity works.
- Anonymous9 years ago
how many have died from the fukishima accident so far?
i think the fbi needs to contact ou812
- Anonymous9 years ago
Using YA as a reference?
WE CAN ONLY HOPE SO.
-please, read the comments on this article and try and tell me that the human race is not in need of extinction.
oh? and yes I know about the big cloud they aren't telling us about.
- JeffLv 79 years ago
But if you want, I will gladly accept all of your worldly possessions until it happens (at which time I will give you all mine)
- Anonymous9 years ago