posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 09:36 PM
I posted this in the ongoing nuclear issue thread, but I figure it might warrant a separate discussion so it doesn't derail the news in that
is reporting that:
Japan's nuclear safety agency rated the accident at four on the international scale of zero to seven. The 1979 Three Mile Island accident in the
United States was rated five, while the 1986 Chernobyl disaster was a seven.
...which made me start wondering how comparable is what we're seeing to the TMI incident, so we could predict what kind of risk people are at. I
it, and smelled a rat trying to cover up accurate death counts - with
'mild' comparisons to what an X-ray exposes you to, and no lawsuit saying that there were increased reported cancer rates in the area over 30 years,
has gotten past a federal judge. Then I read this amazing article
written in 2009 that
says the whole TMI incident is a massive government/corporate cover-up. And this is where I started seeing some interesting similarities to what's
going on in Japan, press-wise (sorry if this is a long quote, but it's relevant):
As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.
That quickly proved to be false.
The public was then told the releases were controlled and done purposely to alleviate pressure on the core.
Both those assertions were false.
The public was told the releases were "insignificant." But stack monitors were saturated and unusable, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission later
told Congress it did not know---and STILL does not know---how much radiation was released at Three Mile Island, or where it went. Using
unsubstantiated estimates of how much radiation was released, the government issued average doses allegedly received by people in the region, which it
assured the public were safe. But the estimates were utterly meaningless, among other things ignoring the likelihood that high doses of concentrated
fallout could come down heavily on specific areas.
Official estimates said a uniform dose to all persons in the region was equivalent to a single chest x-ray. But pregnant women are no longer x-rayed
because it has long been known a single dose can do catastrophic damage to an embryo or fetus in utero.
The public was told there was no melting of fuel inside the core.
But robotic cameras later showed a very substantial portion of the fuel did melt.
The public was told there was no danger of an explosion.
But there was, as there had been at Michigan's Fermi reactor in 1966. In 1986, Chernobyl Unit Four did explode. The public was told there was no
need to evacuate anyone from the area.
But Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh then evacuated pregnant women and small children. Unfortunately, many were sent to nearby Hershey, which
was showered with fallout.
...And some lessons that we need to learn, and keep an eye out for in the aftermath of this disaster:
The public was assured the government would follow up with meticulous studies of the health impacts of the accident.
In fact, the state of Pennsylvania hid the health impacts, including deletion of cancers from the public record, abolition of the state's tumor
registry, misrepresentation of the impacts it could not hide (including an apparent tripling of the infant death rate in nearby Harrisburg) and much
The federal government did nothing to track the health histories of the region's residents. In fact, the most reliable studies were conducted by
local residents like Jane Lee and Mary Osborne, who went door-to-door in neighborhoods where the fallout was thought to be worst. Their surveys
showed very substantial plagues of cancer, leukemia, birth defects, respiratory problems, hair loss, rashes, lesions and much more.
It goes on. Seriously, MSM and Japanese government, if this is going to be a serious problem, TELL US NOW please & thank you.