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Is Nuclear Fallout from Japan still Bombarding America?
The News - Climate-Environment
April 07, 2012
Fukushima Radiation
While the mainstream media long ago moved on from covering the nuclear disaster in Japan, a number of independent journalists and scientists have been warning that the disaster is far from over. In fact, many experts are suggesting that dangerously high levels of nuclear fallout and radiation are still blanketing the western coast of the United States.

One year later and the problems just keep getting worse…

An independent reporter, EnviroReproter out of Los Angeles CA., has conducted over 1,500 tests in the Los Angeles area since the disaster occurred. In his latest set of readings, he tested a sampling of rain water that was composed primarily of sea mist. The levels of radiation that he detected were over five times the normal background radiation levels in Santa Monica CA. [OGS]

Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive,  is claiming that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is 10 times worse than the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union. He says that Chernobyl was a single reactor running at only 7 percent when it ruptured, while Fukushima had three reactors operating at 100 percent capacity.  Fukushima also had seven other nuclear reactors with spent fuel pools that were damaged.

In an interview he gave to ChinaDaily.com, Gunderson warned that nuclear fallout was making its way into the food supply of the world.

“Large cesium deposits (are also being found) on the bottom of the river bed that gets picked up by weeds and seaweed in the ocean that then gets eaten by other fish and mollusks and work their way up the food chain,”

In an article released by SHTFPLAN.com, titled The Radiation Warnings You Won’t Get from the Mainstream Propaganda Machine, they detail a number of alarming findings.  The point out that:

“radiation has absolutely reached the shores of North America.  Water samples from across the continent have tested positive for unsafe levels of radioactivity.  The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as maximum contaminant levels, or MCL, by as much as 181 times.” This means that the complete ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean is now poisoned with radiation and we aren’t being warned.”

Even more alarming was the revelation that the U.S. is in the process of importing foods from the effected areas. Despite the fact that a number of countries have suspended imports from Japan, Nuclear Expert Arnold Gundersen is saying that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just signed a pact to import seafood from Japan. What’s even more disturbing about this news, is how the FDA has refused to test any seafood imports for radiation since the disaster in Japan.

While our government would love for you to believe that the nuclear problems in Japan are under control, nothing could be farther form the truth. In fact, the most recent testing out of the Fukushima  nuclear plant dispels any claims that reactors have been made safe. Engineers for Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) say readings of airborne radiation inside Reactor 2 showed almost 73 sieverts per hour this week. To put that in to perspective, exposure to that amount of radiation would kill a normal person within minutes. These levels are some of the highest reading since the beginning of the disaster.

Even more troubling, was the news that this reactor was probably the one with the least amount of damage. The other reactors are so badly damaged, that there is currently no way of even testing or determining how bad the damage actually is. Experts warn that the two other nuclear reactors are likely in even worse shape, and say that we have yet to make any devices that could withstand the harsh conditions inside.

The build-up of contaminated water is another major concern for Tepco.

Earlier this week is was reported that radioactive water was still pouring into the pacific, as yet another leak sprang in the plant’s makeshift cooling system. The increase in radioactive water, which is used to cool the nuclear fuel rods, is another major concern for Japan. They are quickly running out of space to store the material, and experts fear that in interruption in the water supply could cause major problems at the already troubled reactors.

The problems is so bad that one expert says, “If that cooling water supply is lost, it will be just a few hours at most before that waste is on fire.” 135 tons of radioactive material outside of any radioactive containment. It would be a direct releases into the environment. 100% of cesium-137 could be released to the environment.

Here’s the video:

The THE Mainichi Daily News in Japan is reporting that the Japanese government is actually drawing up plans for the possible evacuation of Tokyo:

One of the biggest issues that we face is the possibility that the spent nuclear fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will collapse.

The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it and the storage pools are barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area.

The worse-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but the disintegration of spent fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. If this were to happen, residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would be forced to evacuate.

 

 
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