I’m not seeing too much on the mainstream media about the crisis in Japan. I guess it wasn’t doing enough for their ratings. Washington’s Blog and Zero Hedge consistently keep the truth coming. The situation is clearly not improving. I’m no expert, but it seems to be getting worse.
As radioactive water is pumped into the ocean and is turning up in rainwater in the US, the government response is to tell you that the levels are not dangerous to your health. If it isn’t dangerous to pump 11,500 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, then why didn’t they always pump radioactive water into the ocean? The reason we have acceptable levels of radiation measurements is because if the levels exceed those levels, there is danger to human beings. Now that the levels exceed these standards, the government says they are not really dangerous. Were they lying before, or are they lying now? Why have danger levels if they aren’t really dangerous. The governments are caught in their own web of lies.
Kyodo news reports:
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Monday took the unprecedented measure of dumping 10,000 tons of low-level radioactive water in the Pacific Ocean from a facility at its crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex to make room for the storage of more highly contaminated water, which is hampering restoration work at the plant.
Nishiyama also said that it had become necessary to release 1,500 tons of groundwater, also containing radioactive materials, found near the Nos. 5 and 6 reactor turbine buildings out of concern that the water could drown safety-related equipment.
Of course, the government said there was “no major health risk”, even though:
The level of radioactive substances in the water is up to 500 times the legal limit permitted for release in the environment.
Fukushima Radiation Literally Off The Charts
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/05/2011 09:06 -0400
And so with each passing day the veil of lies at Fukushima is being lifted. For all those who had been scratching their heads how it is possible that Fukushima would have a (very high to begin with) radiation level in the millisieverts if indeed the plant had experienced a Chernobyl style meltdown and “inadvertent recriticality“, when it should have been far higher, here is your answer. According to NHK, “a radiation monitor at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says workers there are exposed to immeasurable levels of radiation.” Unfortunately for the workers present, the monitor is not being metaphoric: “The monitor told NHK that no one can enter the plant’s No. 1 through 3 reactor buildings because radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless. He said even levels outside the buildings exceed 100 millisieverts in some places.” Perhaps it is time for the discredited Japanese government to form a committee to investigate whether TEPCO, with or without the complicity of the NHK, was counterfeiting radiation reading over the past month, and thus sacrificing the lives of the 50 brave TEPCO workers who are committing an act of suicide by continuing to stay at the plant. Who knows: maybe they would have a different opinion if they actually knew their presence there is a guaranteed death sentence.
Pools and streams of water contaminated by high-level radiation are being found throughout the facility.
The monitor said he takes measurements as soon as he finds water, because he can’t determine whether it’s contaminated just by looking at it. He said he’s very worried about the safety of workers there.
Contaminated water and efforts to remove it have been hampering much-needed work to cool the reactors.
The monitor expressed frustration, likening the situation to looking up a mountain that one has to climb, without having taken a step up.
At this point we are growing increasingly more confident that soon we will see a tipping point among the so far very peaceful and complacent population, which will result in unrest and possibly worse, demanding a government that will stop sacrificing people’s lives to the “greater good” of market stability.