posted on May, 31 2012 @ 11:05 PM
This post is not meant to be sarcastic in any way, I am genuinely curious.
I see post after post and have read through many a website and blog all telling me and the rest of the world that the radiation being let loose from
Fukushima Daichi is killing the planet. I read that the radiation is so high that they cant even get robots near the place before they fizzle out and
die. I've read all sorts of scary things about this place that actually had me fairly worried for awhile and ended up spending quite a bit of time
looking into the ins and outs of radiation trying to get a better feel for the truth of the matter. I live in Portland which is one of the supposedly
hardest hit areas in the US so you can probably understand why I took this a little more seriously then most of the crazy paranoid stuff I read on
And then I read a story about the senator from Oregon who visited the plant and took a tour. Really? A tour? How can that be possible? Turns out TEPCO
is giving tours of the place to all sorts of important people, I assume they are doing this in order to alleviate these important people's fears of
dying a slow and painful radiation induced death and convince them that TEPCO has everything under control.
I figured they must be really far away from the place, perhaps with a huge pair of binoculars or maybe even in a helicopter or something flying far
and above the plant. But nope, they are walking right next to the reactor.
How is this possible? I understand they poured a ton of seawater onto the rods to keep them cool and all that went into the ocean, which I still
believe is going to be devastating in one form or another, but how are they walking next to the plant? The ocean was never the sole issue, I've seen
plenty of fear mongering about the radiation spewing from the place going into the atmosphere and poisoning a huge portion of the US and elsewhere and
I'm just not seeing that happening at the moment if these guys can walk around the plant in a plastic suit and respirator.
It has been said many times that this is worse then Chernobyl. I'm pretty sure all the people who took part in sealing that place up all died
horrible deaths. Back then many of those people were ignorant to the dangers of radiation but the same cant be said for those walking around
Fukushima. I doubt all of them would be sacrificing their lives in order to help TEPCO save face.
So whats really going on here?