Something I cannot wrap my mind around is the adamant "nay saying" I've observed on literally every board on the web discussing Fukushima - the vocal
minority who cry "Stop blowing this out of proportion" or "Nothing to see here folks." One thing is clear: Weighed against 24 hour a day coverage of
george zimmerman's trial for a month and a half straight, it is out right criminal that more isn't being said about Fukushima.
And I don't mean sensationalist "fear mongering."
With a fraction of what is regularly pissed away subjugating the rest of the planet, our government could test our food or at least
educating/subsidizing a nationwide effort to do so. That's just common sense. I can hear it now...
"That's right, we don't really have any idea what's happening, right now it looks like there's widespread yet sporadic contamination. TEPCO still
won't accept our offer to help, but for now we're monitoring thing's closely. Citizens should remain vigilant when purchasing any seafood or other
imported consumables. Remember: the color coded contamination risk stickers are not infallible. FEMA is working on its ongoing distribution of
personal detectors, until then to get directions to the information/testing center nearest you call..."
A press release from an alternate universe where somebody actually gives two #s.
the contamination isn't going to dilute perfectly as hoped
meaning if the
situation were brought to heel TODAY... people on the west coast of the U.S. will eventually be impacted by this.
The situation has a very real potential to spiral wildly out control.
and let's face it,
The guy's in charge don't even know where the reactor fuel is.
TEPCO's track record in
this has been so woefully uninspiring as to be undoubtedly hilarious i'm sure, were it applied to anything but this.
anytime words like "ultimate" and "worst-case scenario" start getting thrown around
in the MSM
the situation probably warrants further scrutiny. As I've said elsewhere, I think even in the sparsest of setups, "mitigating the
health effects of a global radialogical disaster" is considered a responsibility of government.
Regardless, a nominal fraction of the money taken from us under threat of violence every year to keep the lights on in our little house of horrors,
could help ensure no one eats
anything that's been contaminated.
edit on 28-8-2013 by LVoRCOitW because: anal retentive attention to detail
edit on 28-8-2013 by LVoRCOitW because: (no reason