I became aware of the Fukushima disaster Saturday March 12th/11. While reading the news that early morning, I was transported back to a time in my own past. When I was a new mom, with a brand new baby. It was 1986 and Chernobyl was the disaster, that scared the wits out of me.
I knew, don't ask me how, I just knew something was very, very wrong.
As I read about Fukushima early morning, very nearly two weeks ago, that same sense of dread hung over me. So here we are again.
They say history repeats itself because we never learn from the mistakes made in the past.
So here we are again.
Every time a new post went up, I wanted to be wrong. I wanted a good ending. Perhaps a miracle? Was that too tall an order? It appears so.
Sadly, let us get to the latest news on the reactor disaster at Fukushima.
Wait a minute, hold on, I want to mention this morning I saw a piece at CNN, a laughable piece, a piece filled with lies and utter bullshit. You can find that here
According to this piece everything was pretty much hunky dory with the reactor's containment units. No mention of meltdowns, partial or otherwise.
As I reported to you some days ago, there was at least 3 nuclear reactors in some state of meltdown.
Finally a mainstream piece, from Egypt, has reported this today!
It was actually confirmed on March 18/2011 by the Japanese IAEA that 3 reactor cores were damaged-
That is 6 days ago.
You would never know any of this if you watched the likes of CNN or any of the other western mainstream propaganda outlets. Who have been busily covering for their corporate masters...
But, I digress once again. A neutron beam has been reported emanating from Fukushima
Neutron beam observed 13 times at crippled Fukushima nuke plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.So Fukushima has been in meltdown from the beginning!
Neutrons are emitted during a nuclear chain reaction; so given the context, is Kyodo's report to be taken as indicating that a chain reaction took place after the reactors shut down?
Two workers at the power plant were treated today for radiation burns on their feet.
And I love the spin on this story! Recall the other day, I reported that the government had just increased the safe amount of exposure from 100 to 250 msv.
Well, these two workers tested at between 170 and 180, which is being claimed as well below the safe 250 msv. Seriously, I am not kidding about this. Read below-
This is pathetic!! It is (scuse my language) f'n unbelievable!!
Fumio Matsuda, a spokesman for the Nuclear and Industry Safety, said the men tested for radiation levels between 170 to 180 millisieverts.
While that's well below the maximum 250 mSv allowed for nuclear workers, it's much higher than the 2 to 6 mSv that average people absorb each year from naturally-occurring radiation.
Then there is the yellow rain! But it's pollen. Ok, it is just pollen! Don't worry, be happy.
(Is it winter in Japan at this time? Anyone? Because if so, would there be pollen?)
Problem?! Big one.Remembering Chernobyl
Thinking back to 20 years ago, it’s the splashing in yellow rainwater that Antonina Sergieff vividly recalls.
The third-year graduate student didn’t know it then, but the unnatural color of those puddles in her hometown of Gomel, Belarus were due to radioactive particles spewing from a nuclear explosion 80 miles away.
A bit more info
Radioactive water detected in 6 prefectures
Radioactive water has been detected at water purification facilities in Tokyo and 5 other prefectures. The level of radioactive iodine-131 at 18 purification plants exceeds Japan's safety limit for infants.
Radioactive iodine-131 does not exist in nature. Experts believe it was carried by the wind from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to surrounding areas, and then washed down into rivers by rain.
OH sorry, that news changed! Now the water is OK in Tokyo, for infant consumption!!
Japan's now-rescinded warning yesterday that radioactive iodine in the city's drinking water exceeded standards set for infants' chronic radiation exposure was, above all, a public health threat. But it is likely that the warning's psychological effects on Tokyo could cause lasting stress to a group particularly at risk during nuclear crisis: young mothers.