Friday, 25 March 2011

Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan

Chernobyl-Style Yellow Rain Causes Panic In Japan

Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Authorities assure alarmed citizens yellow powder is pollen, but victims of 
Chernobyl radiation were told the same thing

Radioactive yellow rain that fell in Tokyo and surrounding areas last night 
caused panic amongst Japanese citizens and prompted a flood of phone calls to 
Japan’s Meteorological Agency this morning, with people concerned that they were 
being fed the same lies as victims of Chernobyl, who were told that yellow rain 
which fell over Russia and surrounding countries after the 1986 disaster was 
merely pollen, the same explanation now being offered by Japanese authorities.

“The (Japan Meteorological) agency received more than 200 inquiries Thursday 
morning about yellowish residue left on roofs and elsewhere by the rain, 
stirring concerns that radioactive substances had fallen after accidents caused 
by the March 11 quake and tsunami at a nuclear power plant around 220 kilometers 
northeast of Tokyo,” reports Japan Today.

Officials later suggested the discoloration was caused by air-borne pollen 
falling with the rain. “The JMA believes the yellow patches are pollen, but has 
yet to confirm this,” reports the Wall Street Journal, adding that the JMA 
received over 280 calls after residents in the Kanto region discovered yellow 
powder on the ground.

“A health official at the Tokyo metropolitan government also said there is a 
possibility that the rain contained radioactivity but not at a level to have had 
adverse effects on people’s health,” adds the Japan Today report.

Given the fact that Japanese authorities have been habitually deceptive about 
the Fukushima crisis from start to finish, assurances that the yellow powder was 
merely a result of air-borne pollen particles are dubious at best. With people 
living in Tokyo already being told that tap water is unsafe to drink, along with 
contaminated vegetables and milk from certain areas near Fukushima, the fact 
that they were panicked by yellow rain is unsurprising.

Although pollen can turn rain a yellow color, the fact that the phenomenon 
occurred a couple of hundred kilometers south of the radiation-spewing Fukushima 
nuclear plant has stoked alarm, and understandably so given the fact that 
victims of Chernobyl nuclear fallout in 1986 were also told by authorities that 
yellow rain was harmless pollen, when in fact it was deadly radioactive 

A University of California Daily Bruin article entitled “Remembering Chernobyl,” 
documents how children in Belarus happily splashed around in puddles of yellow 
rain having been assured by Russian authorities that it was merely pollen, when 
in fact it was a toxic mixture of radioactivity that had been blasted from the 
Chernobyl plant 80 miles away.

Thinking back to 20 years ago, it’s the splashing in yellow rainwater that 
Antonina Sergieff vividly recalls.

“We all jumped in the puddles with the yellow stuff. … You don’t see (it in) the 
air, it doesn’t materialize. But when you see the yellow dust, you see 
radiation,” Sergieff said.

When these elements first reached Sergieff 20 years ago, they came in the form 
of yellow rain.

It was not long after that residents in her hometown knew it wasn’t simply 
“pollen” – which is what government officials assured them, she said.

The effects of this “pollen” soon confirmed that those puddles of yellow rain 
contained something far more sinister, namely iodine-131, caesium-137, 
strontium-90 and plutonium-239.

“Soon, people started losing their hair, pictures of deformed animals sprouted 
up in independent newspapers, and incidences of cancer in Belarus skyrocketed, 
Sergieff said. According to the U.N. brief, cases of breast cancer in Belarus 
doubled between 1988 and 1999, among other increases.”

With levels of radiation emitted by Fukushima now approaching those spewed out 
by the blast at Chernobyl, as the establishment media bizarrely pretends that 
the crisis is all but over, seawater samples taken around 330 meters south of 
the plant confirm that levels of radioactive iodine released are the highest yet 

As we have highlighted, despite UN and World Health Organization studies that 
claim Chernobyl led to a maximum of 9,000 deaths and 200,000 cases of radiation 
sickness, more contemporary studies have shown that nearly a million people have 
been killed from cancers caused by the disaster over the course of the last 25 


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is the 
author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex 
Jones Show.

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