DISCLAIMER: What I state in the below piece is my opinion as to what the facts, based on my research, appear to be — or appear to be claimed by others to be — and as to my analysis of the situation, and as to where that analysis of those pieces of information may possibly lead. If I have mis-stated or misrepresented any of these things, it was purely unintentional.
ALSO, the below commentary is Copyright protonius.wordpress.com, 2015.
Now, let’s begin;
The subject is FUKUSHIMA — coupled with these basic questions:
How much EXPOSURE to how much RADIATION from FUKUSHIMA (and potentially from similar FUTURE nuclear disasters) can YOU — as well as this entire planet’s WILDLIFE and all the critical components of our FOOD-CHAIN — SURVIVE?
Hopefully, the information that I’ve compiled here can help us answer those questions.
And, hopefully, this information can also propel us toward finding some workable solutions — WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME TO DO SO.
Interestingly, I had initially tried posting this analysis to an online-forum where the subject was also the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWERPLANT DISASTER — but, for reasons unknown to me, that website quickly “disappeared” my post from the forum. Did my post say “too much”? Did I say something that “didn’t fit” a web-editor’s own views of the event? Who knows?
But their loss is your gain, because, hopefully, what I now describe here in my blog may help you develop some additional insights into the FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR POWERPLANT DISASTER — and into its reportedly CONTINUING EFFECTS on our HEALTH and on our chances for SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM SURVIVAL
Initially my post, at that other forum, was intended as a response to a commenter whose post had declared that “Nobody has been sickened by Fukashima radiation”.
Here (plus with a little editing & updating) was my response:
Where do YOU get YOUR information?
Well, although I take issue with your above claim, I guess I can’t really fault you on that count — or can I ? — if your source for that claim was, for example, the February 2015 webpage of the WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION, titled “Fukushima Accident”.
That webpage currently states: “There have been no deaths or cases of radiation sickness from the nuclear accident, but over 100,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes to ensure this” — although I find that statement to be a “loaded” statement that ACTUALLY indicates that, in the Association’s — or perhaps in the Japanese authorities’ — view, there indeed was a possible danger, from the Fukushima-released radiation, to people’s health and survival.
Actually, it was more than a “possible” danger: the radiation reportedly actually killed a number of workers who were sent in, after the initial damage to the plant, to try to control the damage.
I also seriously question the use of the ill-defined and pejorative use of the word “sickened”. What, in precise medical terms, would “sickened” in this context actually mean? And how much truth, some critics have been asking, has been able to break through the alleged veil of secrecy and misinformation that, they alleged, has been put into place to make things appear to be not quite so bad as they actually are?
Anyway, that WORLD NUCLEAR ASSOCIATION webpage”s URL is: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Fukushima-Accident/
Now, getting into the heart of the matter:
First of all, the correct place-name is Fukushima, not Fukashima.
Secondly, to understand the actual — and extremely serious (IMO) — impact of the Fukushima disaster, such an assertion as your above one is (in my opinion) dangerously misinformed and misleading.
Even though, reportedly, the situation has been highly politicized from the beginning — meaning, say various researchers, that access to — and the publication of — the full extent of the actual relevant facts has often been obstructed, much of the information that has come out indicates that not only have sizable numbers of people been — at the very least — “sickened” by Fukushima-released radiation, but also that this released-radiation has already been having a deleterious effect on the environment and on wildlife — INCLUDING on key segments of the food-chain.
And further evidence, at least according to various researchers, suggests as well that these effects are not necessarily limited to the localized geographic vicinity of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant but are in fact extending, they claim, into the North American continent and across most of the Northern Hemisphere as well, with potentially serious detrimental consequences.
— For example, see this Septemeber 10, 2012 ENENEWS item lengthily titled “Fukushima radioactive plume contaminated entire Northern Hemisphere during a relatively short period of time” — Map: Fukushima air mass hit California after 3/11 and went north to Ore., Wash., Canada (PHOTO)”, at this URL: http://enenews.com/map-fukushima-air-mass-hit-california-after-311-and-went-north-to-oregon-wash-canada-study-clearly-demonstrates-how-little-dissipation-occurred-plume-contaminated-entire-northern-hemi
In addition, I suggest that, for a more educated view of the health-related damages arguably caused by the Fukushima meltdown (and, by the way, its radiation-spread is reportedly still continuing), you might want to take a look at the following resources:
— The March 2013 analysis — “Two Years Later, the Battle for Truth Continues: Fukushima’s Nuclear Casualties” — by Joseph J. Mangano MPH MBA (Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project), in COUNTERPUNCH, at URL http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/03/07/fukushimas-nuclear-casualties-2/
— The August 18, 2014 TECH TIMES article “Fukushima Disaster Shows Effects of Radiation in Animals, Plants: Study”, at URL http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13316/20140818/fukushima-disaster-show-effects-of-radiation-in-animals-plants-study.htm
— The July 17, 2012 report “Global health impacts of the Fukushima nuclear disaster”, in SCIENCE DAILY, at this URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717084900.htm
— The August 22, 2013 piece at NEWS MEDICAL, titled “New focus on long-term effects of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster”, at this URL: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130822/New-focus-on-long-term-effects-of-Fukushima-Daiichi-nuclear-disaster.aspx
— The February 22, 2013 analysis titled “Powerful Lies: The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster And The Radioactive Effects On Human Health”, at BEFORE ITS NEWS, at URL http://www.beforeitsnews.com/japan-earthquake/2013/02/powerful-lies-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-and-the-radioactive-effects-on-human-health-2441072.html?currentSplittedPage=0
— The November 24, 2014 video-presentation by Dr. RIMA LAIBOW, MD, titled “Dr. Rima E. Laibow: Now a crime in Japan to speak of Fukushima nuclear disaster effects”, at URL http://www.thevictoryreport.org/fukushima-disaster-effects/
— The August 14, 2014 report titled “Fukushima’s legacy: Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals”, in SCIENCE DAILY, at URL http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140814124535.htm
— The July 24, 2014 PHYS ORG piece titled “Fukushima monkeys show possible ‘effects of radiation’ “, at URL http://phys.org/news/2014-07-fukushima-monkeys-effects.html
— The August 14, 2014 EUREKA ALERT (AAAS) article titled “Fukushima’s legacy: Biological effects of Fukushima radiation on plants, insects, and animals”, at URL http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-08/aga-fl081114.php
— The video AND the ABC NEWS transcript, at ENENEWS, collectively titled — and this is a long one — “Reporter in Japan: I’m stunned by brazen cover-up and lies over effects of Fukushima radiation; An epic, unfolding tragedy — Physician: Response has been ‘unthinkable’ (VIDEO)”. I haven’t yet viewed the video, but the transcript is worth reading. The URL is: enenews.com/reporter-in-japan-im-stunned-by-brazen-cover-up-and-lies-over-effects-of-fukushima-radiation-physician-response-has-been-unthinkable-video
— Many of the articles at FUKUSHIMA DIARY, at URL fukushima-http://diary.com/tag/radiation-effects/
— And, via NATURAL NEWS, a whole list of articles, with links, at URL http://www.naturalnews.com/Fukushima.html
Feel particularly safe if someone were to now offer you, say, in a supermarket or a restaurant, some food that was sourced anywhere in Japan where Fukushima-radiation might have spread?
Or, for that matter, should you feel completely safe from even the possibility of radiation-caused harm generated by the Fukushima disaster getting into your air or water or food or drinks, considering that Fukushima is “so far away” and (allegedly) “has not sickened anyone” and “certainly whatever radiation is being leaked by Fukushima can NEVER come HERE“?
– If so, then maybe you’ll want to read such reports as this report from the July 19, 2012 edition of the DULUTH READER, titled “Cesium in Fukushima Children—Only the Beginning”, at URL http://duluthreader.com/articles/2012/07/20/757_cesium_in_fukushima_children_only_the_beginning
– But maybe MORE CHILLING, especially for anyone in the North American continent, is THIS item, titled “Holy Fukushima – Radiation From Japan Is Already Killing North Americans”, at URL http://jeromiewilliams.com/2013/04/12/holy-fukushima-radiation-from-japan-is-already-killing-north-americans/
– And read through this August 25, 2013 report by political commentator DEVVY KIDD, titled “Fukushima … What YOU Need To Know”. The URL is: http://www.rense.com/general96/fuku_dev.html
So what, actually, is the TRUTH?
What, actually, ARE the measurements of, and evidence about, the actual release of radioactive substances into the water, air, environment, food supply — and the actual and potential short-term and long-term HEALTH-EFFECTS of what this Fukushima situation represents?
But there’s more.
Now, consider adding to this mix, the potential (and actual, according to some researchers) impact of the leaking — or on-going dumping — of radioactive coolant from the Fukushima powerplants INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
Is this leakage, or dumping, into the ocean, “harmless” — or is it — as some researchers claim — an unspeakable disaster not only for sea-life (and a major part of our food-chain) but also prospectively for the entire planet?
— For example, see this RT video-report titled “Fukushima Radiation is POISONING the Pacific Ocean AND killing North Americans!”, at URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1Ap-_MjFlU
NOTE: At that same Youtube URL (www DOT youtube DOT com/watch?v=c1Ap-_MjFlU ), you can also find many additional video reports about the alleged disastrous effects of Fukushima-radiation on the oceans and on those oceans’ wildlife.
— Read this NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC report, datelined April 1, 2011, titled “Radiation in Japan Seas: Risk of Animal Death, Mutation?”. The URL: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110331-japan-radiation-health-mutations-nuclear-animals-ocean-science-world/
— See this December 3, 2013 WASHINGTONS BLOG article titled “Mass Die-Off of West Coast Sealife: Fukushima Radiation … Or Something Else?”, at URL http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/fukushima-radiation-something-else-causing-mass-die-wildlife-pacific-ocean.html
— See this TRUE ACTIVIST piece, datelined October 29, 2013, titled “Something is Killing Life All Over the Pacific Ocean”, at URL http://www.trueactivist.com/something-is-killing-life-all-over-the-pacific-ocean/
So, whose information about the effects of the Fukushima disaster are we to accept as being fully accurate, partly accurate, or not accurate by any reasonable measure?
Yet, at the same time, to help us make those determinations, it’s not as though the possible effects of nuclear radiation and nuclear fallout have never before been known or investigated. I.e., there are HUGE evidentiary resources as to what nuclear radiation and radioactive fallout HAS DONE and CAN DO.
So, where does that leave us? Maybe to do some deeper investigation as to the facts of the matter — and then, depending on what we find, to push for taking whatever steps are necessary (peacefully and legally) to correct the situation — and to seek ways to protect ourselves from the Fukushima disaster AND from similar FUTURE potential disasters?