Aussie 60 Min and Kaku: Fukushima and Chernobyl Radiation In All Of Us

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As usual, US media is carrying next to zero coverage of the continuing nuclear mess as now radiation is affecting rice, mushrooms, hay, beef, tea, fish, seafood, sewage, playgrounds, compost, firewood, and now they can’t even drain swimming pools that are contaminated with fallout. Google news and youtube is full of stories every day that could fill up a small newspaper. They really should flag outlets like the Canadian National as conspiracy theory propoganda. I’m convinced these are the same people who seem to be using 9-11 truth as part of the “War Against Israel and USA by You Know Who” when you see “stuxnet” and “Leuren Moret” as sources swimming in a sea of professionally produced anti-Israel propoganda. These are bad guys along with worthless industry and government people who downplay the severity of the disasters.

One of the more prolific channels varies from crazy conspiracy stuff to mainstream pieces from a very good Australian 60 minutes program. Australia has done a much better job of covering the crisis as opposed to US media which seems to be more covering up and coverage. In this episode, the hop in a van but have to withdraw once they get within 20 km (10 mi) of the plant because the radiation detectors are going crazy. Remember the workers trying to clean up the plant have to work in this stuff all day when they signed up to work at a fully working plant that isn’t leaking radiation until the cows come home. They tallied 126,000 refugees and visited one of the many families with no job and no home living on a floor with cardboard box cubicles where kids have drawn in windows and pictures of the outdoors. There are pastures in England that still are too contaminated from Chernobyl to pasture cows 25 years later. They got to tour the Chernobyl site where discarded clothing in the hospital basement where they treated the first wave of firefighters who were fatally exposed was still radioactive. People who leave the area must be scanned because the air, water and food are all contaminated, and they’re still not even sure if the reactor fuel which is a massive hot glob on a concrete floor is still generating heat because it’s too dangerous to even check it. They estimate 5M people have been affected just locally, not counting the rest of europe, and they have set up hospitals for children whose medical conditions and cancers were almost certainly caused by the nuclear accident.

Michio Kaku is on throughout with his grim assessment that radiation from Chernobyl and now Fukushima circulated around the planet many times and is, measurabley or not, in all of us sooner or later. The program says that this cheap and reliable electrical generation method is costing the people dearly, and Kaku says that nations that have gone nuclear have to judge again if incidents like this are worth the risk, as these things don’t happen very often, but it only has to happen once to bring down the entire economy of a major part if not the entire economy of a nation as advanced as Japan.

I just went through some of the documentaries on Youtube about Three Mile Island which sounded eeriely like Fukushima – a stuck valve got alarms going that operators who were not “rocket scientists” did not realize was causing water to boil way and cause a meltdown. The operators actually shut down a key system that was to keep water coming into the reactor by mistake, something they also did in Japan after the earthquake at unit 1 which resulted in a full meltdown within the next day and a hydrogen explosion. Three Mile Island was “only” a partial meltdown with rods about half gone, at Fukushima all 3 operating reactors had all of the fuel break apart into a pile which not only broke through the pressure cooker pressure vessel, but also through cracks in the steel and concrete containment, leaking massive amounts of radiation into the air, land, and sea, and causing massive radiation leaks if not a still-speculated prompt critical explosion of spent fuel assemblies which were not properly cooled. Authorities at the time said there was nothing to worry about until the horse was out of the barn, and there is still controversy about how many health problems were suffered by people even though nobody got flashed with massive gamma rays like at Chernobyl.

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Aussie 60 Min and Kaku: Fukushima and Chernobyl Radiation In All Of Us Deborah Dupre of the Human Rights Examiner picked up this column with this additional credit:

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Station (SBS) exposed the “unspeakable” realities of the Japanese catastrophe in its 60 Minutes program Sunday night during which leading nuclear scientist Dr. Michio Kaku said radiation from Fukushima will impact of all of humanity. The nuclear energy power industry violation of the right to health is apparent throughout the new Australian report.

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