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Move Over Chernobyl, Fukushima is Now Officially the Worst Nuclear Power Disaster in History

Not news I know to those who read beyond the mainstream media. All good according to MS… far from it.

From counterpunch.org

The radiation dispersed into the environment by the three reactor meltdowns at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan has exceeded that of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe, so we may stop calling it the “second worst” nuclear power disaster in history. Total atmospheric releases from Fukushima are estimated to be between 5.6 and 8.1 times that of Chernobyl, according to the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report. Professor Komei Hosokawa, who wrote the report’s Fukushima section, told London’s Channel 4 News then, “Almost every day new things happen, and there is no sign that they will control the situation in the next few months or years.”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has estimated that about 900 peta-becquerels have spewed from Fukushima, and the updated 2016 TORCH Report estimates that Chernobyl dispersed 110 peta-becquerels.[1](A Becquerel is one atomic disintegration per second. The “peta-becquerel” is a quadrillion, or a thousand trillion Becquerels.)

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https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/04/27/move-over-chernobyl-fukushima-is-now-officially-the-worst-nuclear-power-disaster-in-history/

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean – And It’s Going To Get Worse

dailyoccupation.com

 

The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.

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What was the most dangerous nuclear disaster in world history? Most people would say the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, but they’d be wrong. In 2011, an earthquake, believed to be an aftershock of the 2010 earthquake in Chile, created a tsunami that caused a meltdown at the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. Three nuclear reactors melted down and what happened next was the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. Over the next three months, radioactive chemicals, some in even greater quantities than Chernobyl, leaked into the Pacific Ocean. However, the numbers may actually be much higher as Japanese official estimates have been proven by several scientists to be flawed in recent years.

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http://dailyoccupation.com/2016/12/28/fukushima-radiation-contaminated-entire-pacific-ocean-going-get-worse/


See our Fukushima pages for further info and links, and search ‘categories’ for further articles on this disaster that is still happening. You won’t hear about it on mainstream news and the Japanese people have been gagged from talking about associated health problems.

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Child cancers up fiftyfold after Fukushima disaster – why you can’t trust journalists any more

“Cases of thyroid cancer among children living close to the Fukushima nuclear power plant have increased fiftyfold since 2011, four Japanese researchers said Tuesday in a report.Since the meltdown in March 2011, annual thyroid cancer rates in Fukushima Prefecture have been 20 to 50 times the national level, said a team led by professor of environmental epidemiology at Okayama University Toshihide Tsuda.

The findings were based on screenings of around 370,000 Fukushima residents aged 18 or younger at the time of the accident. The study said the increase “is unlikely to be explained by a screening surge.” The researchers point to radiation exposure as a possible factor in the increase in thyroid cancer cases.

The Fukushima Prefecture Government identified 104 thyroid cancer cases as of late August.

An area extending about 20 kilometers from the nuclear plant has been declared an exclusion zone.

The government and some experts question the relation between these cases of thyroid cancer and the radioactive iodine released during the Fukushima disaster because they say the amount was smaller than the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident.”

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NOTE: The original video for this post was by beautifulgirlbydana (Youtube channel) however the video’s creator was arrested because of his attempts to disseminate truth … hence the video was removed. However the data on the cancer rate increase is included in the replacement video above.


“According to specialists, the volume of contaminated liquid that is leaking into the ocean is increasing by 400 tons daily”   (Tass, 2014)

COMMENT: 

There are those of us in more distant parts of the planet (from Fukushima) who have perhaps swallowed the mainstream media’s spin on this … well in fact … the mainstream media have been telling us since not too long after the disastrous earthquake/tsunami and Fukushima incident that ‘everything’s fine’. Some would prefer not to know I feel … some just do not want to read the evidence but it is there. It’s been well covered by those who take the job of investigative journalism seriously. Who take truth seriously and refuse to publish lies. These are as rare as hen’s teeth now. You’re encouraged to research this further for yourself. A couple of years ago thecontrail.com published a chart (here reproduced with link to source) that revealed higher than danger levels in the South Island. Remember, radioactive water is being discharged daily into the Pacific Ocean … those ocean currents circle the globe. Ultimately none of us can escape this deadly stream.

Fukushima workers build one new storage tank daily, but this can’t go on forever (GlobalResearch.ca)

Those who do research this I’ve read … their results are neither welcomed nor received by the mainstream media … and they are quietly spreading the word via the options available (Youtube, Truth sites and so on) in attempts to warn us to be forearmed in terms of protection. These people have my greatest admiration. Thank you to you all for caring enough about truth to warn those who will listen.

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The Horrible Truth About Fukushima — Helen Caldicott, MD

Like many folk today you possibly think that Fukushima has gone away and all’s well. At least that is what the media would have us believe. Dr Helen Caldicott, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, has authored many books on this topic & for over four decades has been the embodiment of the anti-nuclear banner. Listen to her tell you how things really are. (38 min Video)

Published on May 6, 2015

“Australia Nobel Prize Candidate Helen Caldicott MD discusses the grave danger of Fukushima Radiation – Helen Caldicott, MD was among 45 leading scholars, authors and activists who convened at The Great Hall of Cooper Union, New York City, on October 25-26, … Helen and Arnie talked about the lies and deception practiced and sustained by TEPCO, the Japanese regulators and government, even to this day at Fukushima … Streamed live on Nov 10, 2013 “
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU LOVE…IMMEDIATELY! Take notice of what Helen Caldicott is saying.”
The Horrible Truth About Fukushima — Helen Caldicott, MD


What’s Really Going On At Fukushima? by Tyler Durden

“Fukushima’s still radiating, self-perpetuating, immeasurable, and limitless, like a horrible incorrigible Doctor Who monster encounter in deep space.

Fukushima will likely go down in history as the biggest cover-up of the 21st Century. Governments and corporations are not leveling with citizens about the risks and dangers; similarly, truth itself, as an ethical standard, is at risk of going to shambles as the glue that holds together the trust and belief in society’s institutions. Ultimately, this is an example of how societies fail….Tens of thousands of Fukushima residents remain in temporary housing more than four years after the horrific disaster of March 2011….[radiation] is insidious because it cannot be detected by human senses. People are not biologically equipped to feel its power, or see, or hear, touch or smell it (Caldicott). Not only that, it slowly accumulates over time in a dastardly fashion that serves to hide its effects until it is too late….

Chernobyl’s Destruction Mirrors Fukushima’s Future

As an example of how media fails to deal with disaster blowback, here are some Chernobyl facts that have not received enough widespread news coverage: Over one million (1,000,000) people have already died from Chernobyl’s fallout….

Fukushima is literally a time bomb in quiescence. Another powerful quake and all hell could break loose. Also, it is not even close to being under control. Rather, it is totally out of control. According to Dr. Caldicott, “It’s still possible that Tokyo may have to be evacuated, depending upon how things go.” Imagine that!…As the disaster happened, enormous levels of radiation hit Tokyo. The highest radiation detected in the Tokyo Metro area was in Saitama with cesium radiation levels detected at 919,000 becquerel (Bq) per square meter, a level almost twice as high as Chernobyl’s “permanent dead zone evacuation limit of 500,000 Bq”….“The US government has come up with a decision at the highest levels of the State Department, as well as other departments who made a decision to downplay Fukushima….

Dr. Caldicott ended her speech on Sept. 2014 by saying: “In Fukushima, it is not over. Everyday, four hundred tons of highly radioactive water pours into the Pacific and heads towards the U.S. Because the radiation accumulates in fish, we get that too. The U.S. government is not testing the water, not testing the fish, and not testing the ambient air. Also, people in Japan are eating radiation every day.”…

Read the full article with links to Dr Caldicott’s and other books on this issue: 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-24/whats-really-going-fukushima