Saturday, 9 April 2011

Fukushima Atomic Disaster

Franz J. T. Lee: Important Information about the Fukushima Atomic Disaster 

    Fukushima Meltdown Confirmed by Stephen Lendman
*On April 6, Reuters reported that "the core at Japan's Fukushima nuclear 
reactor has melted through the reactor pressure vessel," Rep. Edward Markey told 
a House hearing on the disaster, saying:*

*"I have been informed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that the core 
has gotten so hot that part of it has probably melted through the reactor 
pressure vessel."*


Recklessly promoting nuclear proliferation, America's NRC is notorious for 
coverup and denial of its harmful effects. As a result, their rare admission 
virtually confirms a full core meltdown in one or more reactors, meaning vast 
amounts of radiation are being uncontrollably released into the atmosphere, 
water and soil, spreading over a vast area. It's the ultimate nightmare scenario 
now unfolding, but don't expect major media reports or government officials to 

Nonetheless, on April 6, New York Times writers Matthew Wald and Andrew Pollack 
headlined, "Core of Stricken Reactor Probably Leaked, US Says," stating:

America's NRC "said Wednesday that some of the core of a stricken Japanese 
reactor had probably leaked from its steel pressure vessel into the bottom of 
the containment structure, implying that the damage was even worse than 
previously thought."

Far worse, in fact, because molten core material then burns uncontrollably 
through the concrete foundation, meaning all bets are off.

On April 5, Times writers James Glanz and William Broad headlined, "US Sees 
Array of New Threats at Japan's Nuclear Plant," saying:

/American engineers warned "that the troubled nuclear facing a wide 
array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases 
are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep 
the plant stable, according to a confidential" NRC assessment./

Identified threats include:

-- Possible further explosions because of hydrogen and oxygen from seawater used 
to cool the reactors that may have done more harm than good. According to former 
GE reactor designer Margaret Harding:

/"If I were in the Japanese's shoes, I'd be very reluctant to have tons and tons 
of water sitting in a containment whose structural integrity hasn't been checked 
since the earthquake/," and very likely is seriously damaged.

-- Because of concern about severe reactor core damage, NRC recommended boron be 
added to cooling water as a moderator to absorb neutrons.

-- Exposed/unprotected spent fuel rods in Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 pose extreme 
dangers. Moreover, explosions blew nuclear material "up to one mile from the 
units" into the atmosphere, indicating much greater damage than previously 

As a result, David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) believes:

/"This paints a very different picture, and suggests that things are a lot 
worse. They could still have more damage in a big way if some of these things 
don't work out for them....They've got a lot of nasty things to (handle), and 
one missed step could make the situation much, much worse."/

Other experts believe criticality was reached, posing far greater dangers than 

Yet government and Tokyo Electric (TEPCO) officials still claim "no immediate 
risk of a hydrogen explosion occurring" or serious harm to human health. In 
fact, danger levels now are extreme. More on that below.

Even the NRC admitted that salt water "severely restricted" and likely blocked 
circulation pathways. Moreover, inside the core, "there is likely no water level 
(so it's) difficult to determine how much cooling is getting to the fuel." 
Perhaps none, and three or more reactors are affected, one or more in meltdown.

*Independent Expert Opinions*

On April 4, geoscientist/international radiation expert Leuren Moret told 
interviewer Alfred Lambremont Webre that Obama and Canadian Prime Minister 
Stephen Harper are concealing the effects of tectonic nuclear war on North 
America from Fukushima's fallout. In fact, Norwegian Institute for Air Research 
(NILU) radiation maps confirm contamination on America's West Coast, Midwest, 
and Western Canada, in some areas as high as Japan's.

Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sampled near San Francisco was found to be 
over 18,000 times above federal drinking water standards. Idaho, Minnesota, 
Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts rainwater samples showed Iodine-131 up to 
181 times above normal, expected to rise. It's also showing up in milk.

As a result, mobile measures in parts of America and Canada were suspended until 
further notice to conceal the disaster's gravity.

Moret cited two distinguished nuclear scientists who've publicly said northern 
Japan (one-third of the country) is uninhabitable and should be evacuated. 
Marion Fulk is one, a Manhattan Project scientist who helped develop the 
hydrogen bomb. He also was America's atmospheric fallout expert when 
above-ground tests were conducted.

Dr. Chris Busby is the other, an ionizing radiation expert. On March 30, he told 
Russia Today television that Fukushima contamination will cause at least 417,000 
new cancers.

Moret called Fukushima a false flag operation to weaken an economic rival, harm 
its economy, agriculture and fisheries, and compromise its detente with China. 
Compared to Chernobyl, Fukushima's releasing multiple times more radiation, 
perhaps amounts too enormous to imagine with potentially catastrophic global 

In response, Japan, America and Canada are in denial. Permissible radiation 
exposure levels have been raised. Legitimate reporting was halted. US and 
Canadian atmospheric testing was suspended. State authorities told California 
physicians not to give iodine to concerned patients. Measuring radiation in milk 
was also stopped.

Contamination is spreading from the Arctic to the Equator. Long-lived 
radioactive isotopes will cause environmental and human health havoc for 
generations. Moret said life forms developed over billions of years are being 
destroyed in a century.

On March 29, Chris Busby's article headlined, "Deconstructing Nuclear 
Experts," saying:

/"What these people have in common is ignorance. (Most) who appear (in the major 
media) and pontificate have not actually done any research on the issue of 
radiation and health. Or if they have, they....missed all the key studies and 
references. (Others are) real baddies"/ who say Fukushima is nothing to worry 
about, nothing like Chernobyl or Three Mile Island (TMI).

In fact, Fukushima already way exceeds both and will get increasingly worse 
ahead as radiation releases continue and spread. Busby quoted Joseph Conrad 
saying, "after all the shouting is over, the grim silence of facts remain."

/"I believe that (the array of) phony experts,"/ said Busby, "/are criminally 
irresponsible, since their advice will lead to millions of deaths....I hope they 
are sent to jail where they can have plenty of time to read the scientific 
proofs (showing) their advice was based on the mathematical analysis of thin air./"

He cited the late *Professor John Gofman, a senior US Atomic Energy Commission 
expert who resigned, saying:*

*/"The nuclear industry is waging a war against humanity."/*


So far, in fact, it's winning. It's entered an endgame that will decide whether 
or not humanity will survive. "Not from sudden nuclear war," said Busby. "But 
from the ongoing and incremental nuclear war which began with the releases to 
the biosphere in the 60s of all the atmospheric test fallout, and which 
continued inexorably since (to this day), accompanied by parallel increases in 
cancer rates and fertility loss to the human race."

Busby calls it "*/the greatest public health scandal in human history..../*" Who 
can disagree.

*A Final Comment*


In a personal email, environmental researcher Dr. Ilya Perlingieri explained the 
dangers of Japan dumping thousands of tons of radioactive water in the Pacific, 

/"We are all in grave danger! This was insanity! This radioactive water will 
come here (to America). There is no question about that. The currents will bring 
it to the west coast and contaminate the entire area: beaches and all sealife 
between the coast and Japan. What evaporates naturally will then come on the air 
currents around the rest of the US and then the rest of the planet!"/

/"This is epic, and it was not an accident."/


/Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at .
Also visit 
his blog site at and listen to cutting-edge discussions 
with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive 
Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at 
noon. All programs are archived for easy listening./

   Fukushima nuclear war and the Energy Solution Revolution (video)

    * By Deborah Dupre , Human
      Rights Examiner
    * April 9th, 2011 10:39 am ET

If Chernobyl's nuclear disaster was considered a battle, Fukushima would 
seemingly be a nuclear war according to reports being leaked in the internet. 
Lies and cover-up of Fukushima's uncontrollable meltdown are not being accepted 
as well as industry and government planned in the new war involving nuclear 
energy but better independent analysis is needed to understand the latest 
nuclear catastrophe, especially related to how it is impacting the United States.

The Fukushima psychological operations are failing partially due to Dr. Helen 
Calidicott statements of late, edutainment such as the revived film, *THE BATTLE 
OF CHERNOBYL *available on the internet, and a host of anti-nuclear human rights 
defenders empowering others to reject nuclear energy, the most dangerous of all 
non-renewable energy resources, and instead, take a stand in the Energy Solution 

As well-funded nuclear energy propaganda, secrets and cover-ups of the nuclear 
energy industry are in full swing in attempt to minimize the expanding Fukushima 
nightmare, President Obama is being pressured to end the nuclear industry 
subsidies  and to ensure 
an investigation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducted. 
Mainstream news is, however, continuing to lead the public against its best 
interest by failing to advise of the looming radiation public health crisis 
stemming from Fukushima.

Perhaps more efficiently than any other,* Professor Jeffery Grupp 
has analyzed the mass confusion related to the recent reports about radiation 
fallout in the United States, including information echoed by astute reporters 
such as Stephen Lendman, one among many trying to responsibly piece together the 
truth about Fukushima. (See: /Fukishima breakdown: Something fishy about the 
reporting, / Brasscheck TV)

Lendmen wrote this week 
about the NRC, the Fukushima meltdown, and mainstream news blackout on the 
latest global nuclear catastrophe spreading from Japan:

    "Recklessly promoting nuclear proliferation, America's NRC is notorious for
    coverup and denial of its harmful effects. As a result, their rare admission
    virtually confirms a full core meltdown in one or more reactors, meaning
    vast amounts of radiation are being uncontrollably released into the
    atmosphere, water and soil, spreading over a vast area. It's the ultimate
    nightmare scenario now unfolding, but don't expect major media reports or
    government officials to explain." (See: /Fukushima Meltdown Confirmed/
    Stephen Lendman, International News, April 8, 2011)

It appears that the only bonafide Fukushima explanations are from the likes of 
Lendman, Greg Palast and, of course, the leader in the field, Dr. Helen 
Caldicott who is conveying that Fukushima is more devastating than Chernobyl.

“Only one reactor blew at Chernobyl and it was only 3 months old, with new cores 
holding relatively little radiation; these ones have been operating for 40 years 
and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl’s,” Dr. Caldicott 
recently explained in an interview with /The Independent,/ Australia 

Dr. Caldicott cited the New York Academy of Sciences report that stated over 1 
million people died as a direct result of the 1986 Chernobyl melt-down, mostly 
from cancer. This is contrary to reports by nuclear energy proponents that lead 
the public to believe "stress" caused more Chernobyl deaths than its leaked 

"She said authorities had attempted to 'hush up' the full scale of the Chernobyl 
disaster," according to the /Independent/ that cited the official 2005 figure 
from the International Atomic Energy Agency being just 4,000 fatalities.

*Fukushima War*

The Fukushima Nuclear War is better understood by viewing THE BATTLE OF 
CHERNOBYL film that is embedded on this page at the left of this article. This 
documentary dramatically chronicles the harrowing efforts that started on the 
26th of April 1986 to stop the northern Ukraine nuclear power station chain 
reaction and prevent a second explosion, to "liquidate" the radioactivity, and 
to seal the ruined reactor under a mammoth "sarcophagus."

The BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL film provides the viewer visuals of some of the 
operation segments being attempted at Japan's Fukushima reactors that are 
destined to measure far worse than Chernobyl according to Dr. Helen Caldicott 
the most influential environmental activist over the past 35 years. This film 
that analyzes the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine explosion 
is receiving renewed interest since Japan's nuclear power catastrophe that is 
said by some researchers to dwarf Chernobyl.

Dr. Helen Cladicott has called the Fukushima nuclear power plant situation in 
Japan an “absolute disaster” that could be* many, many times worse than Chernobyl.*

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear plant was the most significant reactor failure in 
the history of nuclear power, a Maximum Credible Accident (MCA). The plant, only 
20 km away from the town center, was made of four reactor units each generating 
an output of 1,000 megawatts. One of the reactors exploded due to operational 
errors and inadequate safety measures. The meltdown was directly linked to 
routine testing on the reactor unit’s turbine generators.

In the documentary, the nerve-racking events are recounted through newly 
available films, videos and photos taken in and around the plant, computer 
animation, and interviews with participants and eyewitnesses, many of whom were 
exposed to radiation, including government and military leaders, scientists, 
workers, journalists, doctors, and Pripyat refugees.

According to the THE BATTLE OF CHERNOBYL documentary filmmakers:

    More than 200 people died or were seriously injured by radiation exposure
    immediately after the explosion. 161,000 people had to be evacuated from a
    30 kilometer radius of the reactor and 25,000 square km of land were
    contaminated. As time went on millions of people suffered radiation related
    health problems such as leukemia and thyroid cancer and around 4,000 people
    have died as a result of the long-term effects of the accident.

    Nobody was prepared for such a crisis. For the next seven months, 500,000
    men will wage hand-to-hand combat with an invisible enemy – a ruthless
    battle that has gone unsung, which claimed thousands of unnamed and now
    almost forgotten heroes. Yet, it is thanks to these men that the worst was
    avoided; a second explosion, ten times more powerful than Hiroshima which
    would have wiped out more than half of Europe.

    This was kept secret for twenty years by the Soviets and the West alike.


*Fukushima syndrome to begin*
Consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe continue today. Thousands of disabled 
survivors suffering from the "Chernobyl syndrome" of radiation-related 
illnesses, and the urgent need to replace the hastily-constructed and now 
crumbling sarcophagus over the still-contaminated reactor.
Despite soothing words from nuclear energy industry promoters in the ongoing 
Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, "each update has signalled fresh disaster and 
even more drastic warnings" writes David Donovan.
Over the past week, Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sampled near San 
Francisco was over 18,000 times above federal drinking water standards; Idaho, 
Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts rainwater samples showed 
Iodine-131 up to 181 times above normal; and Iodine-131 has also been found in 
milk in the U.S.
Asked whether the Fukushima Japan disaster could be, say, 30 times worse than 
Chernobyl, Dr Caldicott said it could be even most catastrophic than that.
Lendman wrote that in a personal email, environmental researcher Dr. Ilya 
Perlingieri explained the dangers of Japan dumping thousands of tons of 
radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean:

    "We are all in grave danger! This was insanity! This radioactive water will
    come here (to America). There is no question about that. The currents will
    bring it to the west coast and contaminate the entire area: beaches and all
    sealife between the coast and Japan. What evaporates naturally will then
    come on the air currents around the rest of the US and then the rest of the

Sustaining nuclear energy is a human rights violation. The entire nuclear fuel 
chain involves releasing radioactivity, contaminating the environment, and 
damaging human health.
"Most often, communities of color, indigenous peoples or those of low-income are 
targeted to bear the brunt of these impacts, particularly the damaging health 
and environmental effects of uranium mining," states Beyond Nuclear.
The nuclear power industry inevitably violates human rights and the solutions 
involve halting these violations.
While anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott says Fukushima could spell the 
end of the nuclear industry worldwide, further public action is required to 
counter the stranglehold of nuclear lobbyists and the industry insiders who 
financially benefit from it.
Dr. Caldicott recently stated that the human rights violation involved in a 
nuclear disaster has been been needed to stop the nuclear madness.
“I have said before, unfortunately, the only thing that is capable of stopping 
this wicked industry is a major catastrophe, and it now looks like this may be it.”
Rather than spending trillions of dollars on unproved wars and bailing out banks 
that made unwise gambles, money could be spent on clean renewable energy that 
would solve the energy problem, create jobs, increase tax revenue, and end the 
need for wars for oil. These were all been presented in the multi-award-winning 
movie, /*FUEL  - */as were renewable energy projects 
implemented now and available in local communities.
Another recent study has claimed that 100 percent of renewable energy is 
possible by 2030. 
reports  that 
the new research shows it is possible and affordable for the world to achieve 
100 percent renewable energy by 2030 - if there is the political will to strive 
for this goal.
Achieving 100 percent renewable energy would mean building approximately four 
million 5 MW wind turbines, 1.7 billion 3 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic 
systems, and 90,000 300 MW solar power plants.
The public is urged to petition to "End Nuclear Industry Subsidies." Only days 
before the Japanese earthquake, nuclear power company Duke Energy extended a $10 
million loan to Obama’s re-election convention committee. Duke Energy operates 
three nuclear plants and is negotiating with federal officials on subsidies to 
build a fourth.
President Obama needs to reject the $10 million loan from Duke Energy according 
to renewable energy and human rights defenders. They are urging the public to 
sign the petition for Obama to call for an immediate review of the safety 
measures at each of the more than 100 nuclear reactors in the United States at: 

    "The nuclear emergency in Japan is an unfortunate reminder that nuclear
    power is inherently dangerous. Instead of sinking billions of dollars more
    into this fatally flawed technology, we must deploy safe and clean energy

While NRC continues looking the other way on reactor safety concerns and 
routinely renews licenses for aging reactors, the White House is pushing for 
even more money for toxic loan guarantees for new reactors.
Beyond Nuclear reports this week:

    "The latest news is that the Obama administration wants to triple the
    already $18.5 billion appropriated for new reactors. That's a cool $54.5
    billion, a tab that will end up being paid by us, American taxpayers. We
    can't let this happen. Please help prevent this needless and obscene giveaway."

Act now to stop President Obama from using American taxpayer money to foster 
nuclear energy. /> (See: )
Call the White House (202-456-1111) and Congress (202-224-3121) and ask them to:
1. Stop toxic loan guarantees for new reactors and other nuclear projects!
2. Phase out existing reactors! 


*The cesium deception: Why the mainstream media is mostly reporting iodine 
levels, not radioactive cesium*

Thursday, April 07, 2011
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) Virtually all the numbers you're seeing about the radioactivity 
coming out of Fukushima are based on iodine-131 which only has a half-life of 8 
days, not the far more dangerous cesium-137 which has a half-life of 30 years. 
So while the mainstream media reports that "radiation levels are falling 
rapidly" from the 7.5 million times reading taken a few days ago, what they're 
not telling you is that the cesium-137 radioactivity will take 30 years just to 
fall by 50 percent.

It's the great global cover-up in all this: What happens to all the radioactive 
cesium being dumped into the ocean right now? It doesn't just burn itself out in 
a few months like iodine-131. This stuff sticks around for centuries.

As part of the cover story, the FDA now says it will test "all imported food 
products coming from Japan" ( This claim 
is, of course, ridiculous on its face. Even without this Fukushima emergency in 
the works, the FDA only tests a tiny fraction of all the food imported into the 
USA. This agency has no existing infrastructure under which it could test ALL 
the food being imported from Japan. The very idea is ludicrous.

As this ABC News story reveals, the FDA says it's "really stretched" just to 
inspect a mere two percent of imported food:

*The FDA likes radiation!*

Even if the FDA could magically test all the food being imported from Japan, 
what allowable level of radiation would the FDA claim was "safe" in those foods 
anyway? Remember, this is the agency that has long supported the mass 
irradiation of the U.S. food supply as a way to kill e.coli and salmonella.

For all we know, FDA bureaucrats equate radiation with safety and might actually 
declare radioactive seafood from Japan to be safer than non-radioactive food 
because, they would say, the radiation "kills salmonella."

Why eating radioactive food is FAR more dangerous than nuclear fallout
The other element in all this that's hardly being reported in the press is that 
when you eat radioactive food, the threat to your health increases 
exponentially. That's because internal radiation is far more deadly to your body 
than external radiation. It all comes down to the law of the inverse square of 
the distance between you and the radiation source.

A speck of radioactive dust that's one meter away from you, for example, is 
twice as dangerous as that same speck four meters away. But if you eat that 
radioactive speck (because it's part of a fish you're consuming, for example), 
then suddenly it's inside your body. So now it might only be a millimeter away 
from your internal tissues, meaning you've decreased the distance between you 
and the radiation source by one thousand times. Because if the law of the 
inverse square of the distance, you have now magnified the radiation intensity 
by one million times (because one million is the square of one thousand).

So a speck of radiation that might have been a "low level" if it were floating 
around in the air around you can suddenly become fatal if you consume it. And 
that's what people are now facing with Japan's seafood. Yet everybody is being 
told that it's all perfectly safe, no problem, no worried, don't even think 
about it.

Where does the radiation go in your body?
We're all being lied to about the "safety" of radioactive food, you see. And 
there's more to it than what has been discussed here, actually: If a fish takes 
in radioactive cesium and it gets distributed throughout the body of that fish 
in the way that potassium would normally get distributed (because cesium follows 
nearly the same biological pathways as potassium), then the radioactive cesium 
has become part of the fish flesh.

When you eat that fish, your body breaks down the fish tissues, then reabsorbs 
the cesium into your own body, distributing the cesium into your own muscle 
tissues where potassium would normally go. You are what you eat, after all. And 
if you eat radioactive cesium, then you quickly become a walking radioactive 
dirty bomb from the inside.

If it's invisible, it must be safe
They don't tell you that on CNN, folks. I'm willing to bet their "info babe" 
news models don't even have a clue about the laws of physics in the first place. 
So while they're all telling you that eating irradiated seafood from Japan is 
perfectly safe, the truth is that it could very well be quite deadly if you're 
eating fish that contain high levels of cesium.

So you might wonder, then, are fish being detected with cesium in their tissues? 
You bet they are! You'll find the details in these news stories: and

The extremely high levels of radiation even have the local fishermen freaked 
out. "I can't go out to fish because of the radiation," one Japanese fisherman 
told ABC News (

But don't worry, we're told. It's all safe to eat. The FDA is in charge, after all.

And remember what governments always say about radiation and chemicals: If it's 
invisible, it MUST be safe! 


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