The Fukushima disaster is now four years old, and the news only grows worse. But despite all the fallout, the media, in conjunction with the dictation of WHO, would have us believe that everything is just fine and dandy and that the radiation will have no effect whatsoever because the levels were just a teensy bit high.
Who do you believe? Who has an agenda?
The US is once again pushing for more nuclear facilities, and as such any data that is negative or alarming regarding Fukushima has to be quashed. The disaster is the largest since the Chernobyl Accident in Ukraine in 1986. Both Chernobyl and Fukushima were classified as 7, the only two to be classified as such – ever. Chernobyl required the evacuation and resettlement of over 350,000 people. Data varies widely but it is parlayed that 31 people died as a direct result and upwards of another 5,000 developed thyroid cancer and leukemia.
The accident caused assertions that the problem was not nuclear, but Soviet nuclear. The problem with making such an assessment, is then we must also assert that the problem is not nuclear, it is/was Japan nuclear. However, given the Japanese are our friends, we make different conclusions given very similar data.
Same disaster, same level 7, same 300,000 evacuees, and yet, according to WHO the risk then, now or in the future of Fukushima causing any cancer is ‘extremely small’ to remote. They went so far as to state that should thyroid cancer screenings show an increase in the disease, it would in no way be reflective of exposure to radiation from Fukushima. Instead, they opted to conclude that any increase in findings would be a direct correlation to early screening.
In fact, an independent study found that all older Japanese nuclear facilities were unprotected from a potential disaster. But even that does not portray the true picture.
The Fukushima reports are critically conflicted. According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the radiation leaks into the ocean were of no consequence and would pose no threat to human life. What the report failed to respond to were the effects on the “ocean and marine wildlife”.
It is why reading news and media reports requires so much dissemination as to verbiage, translation of agenda, designing what is not said, the statistical relationships and who is funding the research data. In this case, the bulk of the Woods Hole funding comes from the National Science Foundation which gets it’s funding from the federal government and is an agency within the federal government. Thus negating the claim to independence.
Report after report state that the Fukushima incident/disaster was man-made, caused by internal corruption, nepotism, graft, conspiracy, incompetence and collusion. WHEW!
“Those with a vested interest in specific policy or regulatory outcomes lobby regulators and influence their choices and actions.”
So how can we possibly take the word of these same individuals as to the risk and mediation of the problem. How is it more than that two years after the incident, the government quietly announced that leakage was polluting the ocean? And no one responded. “On 22 July 2013, more than two years after the incident, TEPCO revealed that the plant is leaking highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. This had previously been denied by TEPCO.”
So we now know that TEPCO lied. How can we possibly conclude that Woods Hole did not lie if they confirmed the lies made by TEPCO?
The web is crazy nuts to unravel.
The unraveling continues as the people of Japan speak out, and they are scared! Depression, fear, anger, and fighting have taken the lives of the Japanese people who want to protect themselves, their family, their children, and have no trust in the government or the agencies telling everyone – everything is just fine. A new restaurant has opened up in the vicinity of the reactors that actually boasts radioactive free meals. They serve organic meals and check every ingredient using a gamma spectroscopy machine that measures radiation and the deadly radioisotope, caesium.
Talk to the marine biologists in California where the radioactive pool travelled and listen as they decry the marine deaths, sea lion strandings, malnourished pups, dolphins with white lung, females, yearlings, a shock to the marine life… A far different story emerges.
Ultimately, what we find is that the human reporter, the citizen, the neighbor, the person in midst is a far better source of truth than any institute, however they like to describe their status as ‘independent’, of any governmental agency.
We in the US are surely not alone in finding difficulty in believing our media, our government, our institutions. It is a worldwide phenomena.
So while the Chernobyl incident was exposed and derided as a complete failure on the part of Russia and its lacking policing of the reactor and policies, the Fukushima incident is far worse because – we say it is nothing – and that is a bald faced lie.
Where the lie weaves, government is surely the loom.