Fukushima plant operators are now admitting that the Fukushima radiation levels emitted from the disaster exceeds almost two and a half times the
initial ‘estimate’ produced by Japanese safety regulators. The announcement comes after independent researchers exposed the true amount of
radiation leaked from the plant back in October of 2011. The study revealed that significantly more radioactive caesium was released into the
atmosphere as a result of the Fukushima explosion than many nuclear experts previously told the public.
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And a snippet from the announcement:
The amount of radioactive materials released in the first days of the Fukushima nuclear disaster was almost two and a half times the initial
estimate by Japanese safety regulators, the operator of the crippled plant said in a report released on Thursday.
So we've been lied to from the start.
Who would've thunked?!
The researchers from this study went against the official explanations (now confirmed as bogus by the operators themselves), and stated that the
amount of radioactive isotope caesium-137 released at the height of the crisis was equivalent to 42% of that from Chernobyl. And that’s just the
amount released at the height of the event. Many experts have actually labeled the Fukushima event to be even more catastrophic than the Chernobyl
incident. Scientists who challenged the official report published their findings online in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, and authors
state that Fukushima radiation levels truly began flooding the environment between being struck by the magnitude-9 earthquake on March 11th and being
hit with a tsunami 45 minutes later.
Maxim Shingarkin, an expert in nuclear and radiation security, commented on the situation in Fukushima:
He said the following:
“In fact, this statement came with a big delay.The operating company deliberately concealed this information. The explanation is simple
– the company is afraid that any checking by competent experts would reveal its inability to save the situation. Only recently, foreign experts
founded a consultative body for the clean-up of the accident’s consequences. Moreover, the company is concealing the information about the amount
of pollution of the environment.”
all in all this is just another thread to show how incompetent TEPCO and the Japanese government are in bringing about information. (incompetent to
say the least)
and you know what bothers me even more?
that this situation is still NOT dealt with.
it's now a money issue as TEPCO doesn't have the funds to deal with this disaster.
what i ask myself is this: is this really an economic issue? should it be?
this is about our life in this planet, our foodchain and our existence on this blue marble.
i'm so glad humans count their life in years but the earth counts her life in aeons.
so she can clense herself of al the nasty things we've done to her.
time to stop this disaster.