posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 03:55 AM
What do you do when faced with an unstoppable force (radiation produced by uncontrolled fission)?
You respond with an immovable object (Government/Corporate interests).
From the story linked:
City officials will collect data once a month and examine the results in cooperation with medical institutions.
The dosimeter outlay is another step taken by local governments at the urging of worried parents.
The central government basically remains noncommittal about the school radiation issue, except for changing numbers in the radiation levels for
But if you note this next section, you will see that the populous is not as willing to accept the yoke of ignorance about the safety of radiation
The move came after a barrage of criticism from parents in Fukushima Prefecture, who fear radiation leaking from the nuclear plant could increase
their children's chances of developing leukemia or other types of cancer.
Many schools in Fukushima Prefecture have already acted on their own and banned students from using their school grounds over fears of radiation
Numerous schools are also attempting to scrape away contaminated soil.
The local governments are apparently listing to the national governments assurances that things are under control and that there is "no immediate
threat to human health."
If I were in such a situation (and I have 5 children of my own) I am certain we would have our vehicle packed and down the road upwind of the plume
The Japanese simply don't have that much space. There should be a world-wide immediate response and mass evacuation, but instead the issue is being
buried by a plethora of distraction-inducing foggy reporting on a host of other more glamorous (read:simple to sensationalize and make shiny, the
easier to distract with, my dear) topics.
I will also ask you all to note that the dosimeters that are being handed to the children do not have any sort of threshold level at which an alarm
will sound. All they do is record dosage received so that TPTB in that region of the world can watch what sorts of mutations are generated by specific
amounts of exposure.
There WILL be cancers, mutations, and disfigured births from this in Japan. The further afield you go, the less certain you will be to tie any
particular incident to Fukushima radiation, but you will be able to watch statistical trends over the coming decades; barring anything
earth-shattering (literally) next year, that is...