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The Horror of Fukushima

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:07 PM
You won't hear this on any mainstream news!!!

and take note of what she said near the end of it - "There is simply NOTHING we can do about it."

Now, people can come in this thread and say this is more fear mongoring - but I say we are going to be dealing with this for a long, long time. I know something is going on when the government is changing the radiation limits, hiding and/or not reporting the amounts of radiation being found in the water / food that we are eating.

You are seeing long term population controls at work imo.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:15 PM
reply to post by MidnightTide

Now let's see how many people will die of radiation, how many families will cry...And the government will continue his way.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:26 PM
Wow. Just wow.

More people need to see this. I'm already anti-nuclear, but I don't think people are aware just how deadly this stuff is.
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:27 PM
While I agree that we are likely not being told the true extent of the damage these plants will cause, I also feel this is fear mongering and a quick wikipedia search shows:
"Helen Mary Caldicott (born 7 August 1938) is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. "

- She is a Doctor, while she is qualified to talk about nuclear effects on the body, she is not qualified to talk about the nuclear situation itself - she knows no more about this than me or you and is simply jumping to conclusions.

Think about this logically for yourself: nuclear physisits and engineers need to asses this situation first - they are the only ones who really can work out the risk the reactor is posing. IMO a doctor can talk about the effects once the situation is known, but talking about it before hand is just using credentials to spread opinion
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:28 PM
My boyfriend is becoming obsessed with checking the radiation counts in the area near us. One thing he noticed is that the radiation count for Boston isn't being reported... so he has to check the Worcester counts instead.

It's kind of a red flag to me that people aren't allowed to see the radiation count for Boston.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:33 PM
Another woman telling it how it is. Thought men were mant to be the warriors?

I think despite Japan making laws to control information and world governments happily complying incase they upset the military and the nuclear industry the word is out.

You cannot hide the scale of this by turning away hoping it will be better tomorrow all life on this planet will have to pay the price and the cost is huge.

Fear mongering indeed.

In fact we are fear mongering. We are staring to scare TPTB as we expose their crimes. WE need to take control and we need to do it now.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:38 PM
I have a stupid question... yes I watch too many movies... could radiation cause the appearance of strangely mutated animals or are the effects of radiation solely death/destruction related?

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by byteshertz

Do you really need the 'experts' whose actions to date are so impotent to tell you what is happening?

Do you need to be highly quialified to access the risk we are facing?

Do you need to have the IQ of Sherlock Holmes to deduce what is going on?

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:46 PM
I found this to be very interesting. I thank you for posting.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 02:47 PM
This woman is well qualified tos peak....
Anyone with intelligence and rudimentary physics wil l tell you so....
Dont be so picky..or are you just shilling for the PTB?

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:30 PM
We are in a situation where we are going to have to fight fire with fire. The only way to destroy this nuclear material is with the only thing that devours nuclear material, in this case a small ground burst atomic explosion. It is the only chance of ending this ongoing and unending irradiation of our world. Then we need to dismantle all remaining reactors and develop a safe way to launch the nuclear material into the Sun.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by debris765nju

Your probably correct. The question is after viewing the clips do the firefighters want to put this one out?

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 04:01 PM

Originally posted by debris765nju
We are in a situation where we are going to have to fight fire with fire. The only way to destroy this nuclear material is with the only thing that devours nuclear material, in this case a small ground burst atomic explosion. It is the only chance of ending this ongoing and unending irradiation of our world. Then we need to dismantle all remaining reactors and develop a safe way to launch the nuclear material into the Sun.

A "small ground burst atomic explosion" could set off a chain reaction. We're talking about 6 nuclear plants that are all connected to one another. That's 6 Chernobyls.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:34 PM

Originally posted by CranialSponge

A "small ground burst atomic explosion" could set off a chain reaction. We're talking about 6 nuclear plants that are all connected to one another. That's 6 Chernobyls.

And potentially 20 reactors worth of spent fuel on that site. Lots of nuclear material poisoning the planet.

Plutonium-239 being detected on the West Coast (where I reside) so not to happy about that grim news. Mind you all of this is bad news so what`s the point trying to make good of something so terrible for the Planet and life.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:51 PM
reply to post by MidnightTide

You are seeing long term population controls at work imo.

Well I'll be dipped in Jack Daniels ! Funny that someone such as I. A person with only the most limited of educations. would be claiming such a thing from the get go. Not that I'm looking for praise. Just that it's so GDed
obvious that this is the direction they seem to have gone since the bird flu didn't take. This is the most likely
candidate for the," Abomination of desolation ". Radiation, put it on your Weaties. It's now good for you.
I'm on the west coast and I have a report for everyone.

A distinct taste of metal that I have noticed just today.

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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by Watts

To answer your question, it will cause mutations in animals and humans.

Kazakhstan's radioactive legacy

Sixty years ago, the Soviet Union detonated its first nuclear weapon, nicknamed "First Lightning", at a test facility on the steppe of northeast Kazakhstan (formerly the Kazakh SSR). The test site, named the Semipalatinsk Polygon, would go on to host 456 atomic explosions over its 40-year existence. Residents in the surrounding area became unwitting guinea pigs, exposed to the aftereffects of the bombs both intentionally and unintentionally. The radiation has silently devastated three generations of people in Kazakhstan - the total number affected is thought to be more than one million - creating health problems ranging from thyroid diseases, cancer, birth defects, deformities, premature aging, and cardiovascular diseases. Life expectancy in the area is seven years less than the national average of Kazakhstan. Photographer Ed Ou has graciously shared with us these photos from the area, with thanks to the excellent Reportage by Getty Images. (25 photos total)

If they keep causing a worldwide nuclear incident every 10-15 years, then they will effectively layer our topsoil and sediment layers with a very carcinogenic mix that will eventually have a depth, not simply a breadth and a width. I'm considering walking through grocery stores with a silent counter when I shop, to alert managers once anything questionable is found. In fact, that could make part of a good community watch. If the stores that sell us the food are willing to participate, nanotech and gmo's will remain our only problems. Not much to be done about canned, packaged, or frozen food, however. Ie. Alaskan cod sticks to Germany, potentially frozen with high-decay, highly radioactive Xenon.

Radioactive Fukushima Plutonium And Strontium Bombarding US West Coast Since March 18th

The previously hidden EPA data shows the detection of Plutonium-239 with a half-life of 24131years and Plutonium-238 for 87.75 years.

Both isotopes of have been detected with the half life of Strontium-89 being 50.55 years and the half-life for the Strontium-90 at 28.6 years.

Officials: No nuclear risk to North Pacific fish

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by Watts
i doubt it. not that i know for sure, but mutations are almost always bad like deformed offspring
nothing like the movie/video games

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 08:15 PM
Please see the thread re Nuclear Scientist makes (Whistle blowing) public announcement and get all the fact on the very real threat to mankind.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 09:30 PM
Recovering Nation: Battered Japan Searches for Bearings
Japan in Crisis, Natural Disasters, Japan, Northeast Asia, Asia
Peter Ennis, U.S. Correspondent/Columnist, Weekly Toyo Keizai and Writer/Publisher, Dispatch Japan
The Brookings Institution
APRIL 2011 —
In the weeks since a shockingly destructive earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan’s northeast Tohoku region and spread turmoil throughout the country, it’s often seemed as if the stunned nation is fighting for recovery on three fronts. The clearest is against the sometimes enormously-destructive power of nature itself―in this case the tragic deaths, devastation, and dislocations caused by the tsunami, and the knock-on effects especially at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility. The second is the debilitating stereotype, prevalent both at home and abroad over the past several years, of a dysfunctional political-economic culture that has put the nation on a bullet train destined for decline, and which―the false label has it―would inevitably render the government incapable of effectively responding to the crisis. The third, just now coming into renewed focus, is the array of genuine, often self-imposed economic and political log jams that in recent decades have been slowly sapping the country of vitality, and which, if left in place, could ultimately undercut even the best-laid plans for post-tsunami reconstruction.
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Economists are generally optimistic that Japan’s economy can return to pre-earthquake output levels by late this year, or early next. Nuclear energy experts tend to agree that efforts to stabilize Fukushima Daiichi will be marked by occasional setbacks, but that the crippled facility is much more of an industrial catastrophe than a serious health risk to the general population. Japan faces the long, arduous, and hugely expensive task of cleaning up and disposing of the plant.

Meanwhile, the response of the Japanese government, while perhaps not a model of management efficiency and communication skill, hardly matches the cartoonish combination of obfuscation and incompetence often portrayed in parts of the U.S. and Japanese media.

Even the degree of competence shown by the government since March 11, and a palpable spirit of unity in the country, is an indication that political gridlock and instability could begin to ease sooner than generally believed, potentially also putting closer the day when Japan more confidently comes to grips with long-standing economic and demographic challenges.

Nothing is guaranteed of course, and gridlock could still prevail. Continuing aftershocks, including the one that hit April 11 north of Tokyo, only complicate matters. But the response of the government and average citizens to the crisis is pretty strong evidence that a lot more has been going on in Japan over these past two supposedly “lost” decades than is captured by popular notions of a nation “stuck in a rut,” “paralyzed by malaise,” and burdened with hapless leaders.

Short-term outlook

Economists are optimistic about the overall economy, short-term, because natural disasters tend to be restricted to geographic areas. While the disaster’s human toll is beyond measurement, the Tohoku region makes up only a small portion of Japan’s overall economy. Retail and other necessary parts of daily life will spring back. Debris estimated to be the equivalent of 23 years of normal garbage will have to be discarded. Reconstruction of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure will begin. Employment will pick up. Production will rise.

The two complicating factors will be disruptions in production supply-chains, already quite evident in the auto and electronics industries, and shortages of electricity, especially harmful to the heavily-concentrated Tokyo area. Authorities have announced rolling blackouts in the area will end in late April, contingent on a 25 percent reduction in consumption―no easy task, and one filled with inevitable inconveniences that will hurt the economy. Imported portable generators will help ease the pain, but by how much is very unclear.

“By the end of calendar year 2011, the economy should be growing normally, or perhaps better,” says Michael Smitka, a specialist in Japan’s economy at Washington and Lee University.

A more open Japan

Trying to manage this crisis is Prime Minister Naoto Kan, and his Cabinet from the still-fledgling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). From the outset, Kan seemed determined to break the mold of past ineffective government responses to crises, characterized by indecision, bureaucratic rivalries, poor communication, rejection of outside help, and secretive protection of cozy ties between the political and business communities.

The scale of the crisis was unparalleled in Japan’s postwar history: thousands dead and missing; hundreds of thousands homeless, with scant access to food, clean water, medicine, and shelter; a dangerously-crippled nuclear facility; the huge Tokyo metropolitan area hit by downed train and telephone systems. Simply collecting information from the devastated areas, including the Fukushima nuclear site, was difficult. Disseminating information and advisories to the public was even more difficult.

Boston University Japan specialist Thomas Berger points out that the DPJ came to power promising greater openness and transparency in government, and that the government’s actions have been consistent with that pledge. Most notable are the numerous press conferences held each day by Kan’s right hand man, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano, the acceptance of extensive assistance from the United States military and U.S. government nuclear specialists, and the unprecedented mobilization of Japan’s long-overlooked Ground Self Defense Forces (GSDF) for disaster relief operations.

The close military-to-military cooperation in Tohoku is more extensive than any the two allies have engaged in before, and could set the stage for joint U.S.-Japan humanitarian relief operations throughout East Asia in the future.

Also unprecedented is the coming together of Japanese, U.S., and international nuclear specialists (including U.S. Army and Navy personnel) to share and review data and consider the best steps to bring the Fukushima facility under full control. Without surrendering its sovereignty, Japan in essence has voluntarily broadened the management of the Fukushima crisis into an international endeavor.

To some extent this was inevitable, given the global stakes involved in such a nuclear crisis. But there were few if any signs of parochial resistance on the part of Japanese government leaders, despite the implicit diminution of power of the influential Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

In the early days of the Fukushima crisis, there was understandable skepticism about the willingness of Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to fully share sensitive data. The company had a history of covering up safety lapses. But with so many U.S. and international experts working side-by-side with Japanese counterparts, it is hard to imagine Japanese officials could be withholding data, even if they wanted to.

Some problems only have one solution.

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 10:22 PM
at 9:37 she says reptilian? annunaki type or like genetically? someone please explain
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