March 28, 2011 Japan Radiation Penetrates USA
Japan radiation was found yesterday in Massachusetts rainwater and has travelled at total of 6,498.181 miles. (See Google Map) This announcement comes after only 16 days after the earthquake and the cracks in the reactors caused by or before the earthquake of March 11, 2011.
If Japan continues to attempt to repair the reactors, rather than permanently seal them with cement forever the radiation will continue to spread throughout the world at a pace that is unprecedented in history.
Already Japan’s nuclear disaster is being rated as more of a danger than Chernobyl’s 1986 explosion.
The Public Health official in Massachusetts is quoted “the drinking water supply in Massachusetts is unaffected by this short-term, slight elevation in radiation”. A very inaccurate statement designed to stop people from fearing the worst -when the worst has already happened.
John Auerbach is a government employee however not an expert in radioactive contamination and of course a notably bland statement such as this one is what is wrong with governments playing down the dangers of radiation in the atmosphere.
People do not subscribe to the response of ” you get more radiation in a CAT scan” and it doesn’t calm the public’s demand for less radiation in energy sources. This is especially true when medical companies that build CAT scan machines state their machines are harmless and emit very little radiation.
The scientists here are omitting the fact that the human body accumulates radiation and does not expel the material. If a person is exposed to radiation they have it for life and that is a fact that most governments are ignoring in Japan’s disastrous nuclear program.
For scientist who keep stating “not to worry” “not harmful” “it’s only trace amounts” and such inaccurate statements on the harmlessness of radioactive material coming from Japan, it does little to make the public less worried.
The monitoring of Japan’s belching nuclear material into the world atmosphere has reached the boiling point with other world countries. Those who have long protested against nuclear energy are vindicated and government policies towards building more nuclear plants have changed.
Questions that Need Answers About Japan’s Radiation Leaks
Many questions go unanswered and world countries are not getting the answers nor is there an international law which prohibits one country from continuously leaking deadly radiation into the world’s oceans and air.
Pollution laws from nuclear, oil, gas and energy sources which endanger the world’s environment must be enacted now, not in 2 months in another nuclear disaster. The US government seems to be reluctant to pass strict regulatory laws on the energy sector and this is a huge mistake.
How long does it go on? How long is Japan allowed to emit radioactive material until they are made to permanently seal the six reactors?
How much radiation is enough? When will scientists call it Japan’s catastrophe a “world catastrophe that it is ? When will people demand better safe energy today to avoid these problems in the future? What about Japan’s other 50 nuclear plants?
What condition are all of Japan’s nuclear reactors? Why is TEPCO not forthcoming on fudged reports on the cracks in the reactor before the earthquake?
Will further earthquakes like the 6.5 magnitude that hit yesterday March 27th damage the rest of their reactors? How old are all the reactors in Japan are they all 30 years old such as the Sendai reactors?
Lessons from Chernobyl are Ignored in 2011 for Energy corporation Profits
Japan has confused reports and so has TEPCO the power company that owns and operates the leaking reactors.
Scientists insist this radiation is not harmful but people that lived through Chernobyl know better and fully experienced that 1986 nuclear disaster. The damage is for a 100 years or more not just a few years and still today readings of radiation in Norway’s fish which is far away from Chernobyl are high. Norway’s testing shows the fish only live half as long as they used to before Chernobyl.
Back at the Sendai nuclear plant Number 2 highly radioactive water 100,000 times higher is leaking into the Pacific ocean. Whether TEPCO is leaking this radioactive water on purpose to get rid of it is unknown but highly likely.
The comparisons of TEPCO to British Petroleum are accurate in that, BP continued to mislead the US government as TEPCO is doing to the Japanese government.
Already the disaster to Japan’s economy of radiation is enormous in the financial losses to food, cars, electronics, farming, manufacturing and all sectors of their economy. The population that remains will be exposed to radiation in their food, water and the very air they breathe.
A sad event that slammed of one of the world’s third highest and prosperous economies, Japan losses are into the trillions and trillions of dollars and at least 100 years to a full recovery.
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