I have watched the news reports regarding the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophe in Japan with great sorrow, horror, amusement, and even anger. The Japanese people are suffering beyond belief. Families are living outdoors in sub-freezing temperatures with little food, clothing, and blankets. Thousands of people are missing and dead. Rescue crews are not able to get into the remote areas to provide help. We can’t do much except pray for them and donate money through reputable organizations such as the Red Cross.
Here is a new tsunami video:
What disturbs me most of all is the lies that are perpetuated by the Japanese and United States governments and by the mainstream media. It doesn’t take a conspiratorialist to know that cover-ups are happening all around us. I don’t want to be considered an extremist, which is why I’ve waited this long to post Even Glenn Beck, for whom I have a lot of respect, has fallen into the “there is no dangerous radiation heading to the United States” line. Glenn does such an efficient job of researching his topics, so I have to ask myself why. The only answer I can come up with is that people are too afraid to contemplate what the truth would mean.
In order to find out the true facts, you have to be willing to do some research outside of our country. Nuclear physicists and other knowledgeable scientists in Europe and other areas have documented some very scary facts regarding the effects of the Fukushima disaster. High levels of radiation have reached and will continue to reach our country. We have meltdowns in not one, but two of the reactors.
I know that there is a desire to keep the people from panicking, but they need to be told the truth. I want to know the truth so I can protect my family. Even small amounts of radiation can cause birth defects and cancer.
I found this article today:
Weather Models Show High Levels of Radiation Entering U.S. from Japan
March 27, 2011
On Saturday, Yukiya Amano, the director of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency, said the Japanese nuclear crisis could go on for weeks, if not for months.
Weather Models Show High Levels of Radiation Entering U.S. from Japan levels2Test conducted Friday showed iodine 131 levels in seawater 30 km (19 miles) from the coastal Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had spiked 1,250 times higher than normal. Japanese officialdom insisted this unusual level does not pose a threat to marine life or food safety, according toReuters.
“Ocean currents will disperse radiation particles and so it will be very diluted by the time it gets consumed by fish and seaweed,” said Hidehiko Nishiyama, a senior agency official.
A number of countries have banned milk and produce from areas around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, while others have been monitoring Japanese seafood.
Amano told the media the Japanese have no idea if the reactor cores and spent fuel were covered with the water needed to cool them and prevent the release of radiation. “More efforts should be done to put an end to the accident,” he said and was carefully not to criticize Japan’s lackadaisical response.
An official from plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) told a Sunday news conference experts still are not certain where to put the contaminated water.
Scientists quoted by the corporate media continue to insist that radioactive particles crossing the Pacific are far too diluted to cause any harm.
In fact, scientists are complaining that the Japanese have not fowarded sufficient information on the nuclear meltdown. They say the quality and quantity of information coming out of Japan has left gaping holes in their understanding of the disaster nearly two weeks after it began.
Independent researchers, however, dispute claims that the radiation now lofting over the northern hemisphere is not dangerous. The Weather Online website has posted a number animated models showing dangerous concentrations of iodine 131 and caesium 137 entering the United States with prevailing weather and the jet stream.
The site notes that since the continuous release rate is very uncertain, the calculations have to be interpreted qualitatively.
Here is a video posted earlier today showing the animations:
“An international advisory body has recommended the Japanese government temporarily raise the annual limit of radiation exposure for the general public in light of the ongoing crisis at the quake- and tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture,” reportsThe Mainichi Daily News.
“The government stipulates that regular citizens in Japan should be exposed to no more than 1 millisievert of radiation per year, but the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) on March 21 recommended the limit be tentatively raised to 20 to 100 millisieverts per year, with the nuclear crisis showing no signs of abating.”
The NGO said the level of permissible radiation should be increased “in order to prevent residents of Fukushima Prefecture from abandoning their hometowns.”
(Read the article here)