by Christina Consolo
Contributing writer for End the Lie
and host of Nuked Radio
April 21, 2012
nuclear power plant in May 2011
(Image credit: Greg
Thirteen months have passed since the
Fukushima reactors exploded, and a U.S. Senator finally got off his
ass and went to Japan to see what is going on over there.
What he saw
And now he is saying that we are in big trouble.
See the letter he sent to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Ichiro Fujisaki,
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,
and NRC’s Chairman Gregory Jaczko here below:
But what is so ironic about this is that we have been in this heap
of trouble since March of 2011. March 17th, to be exact, when the
plume of radioactive materials began bombarding,
...and everywhere in between.
Independent researchers, nuke experts, and scientists, from
oceanography to entomology and everywhere in between, having been
trying to sound the alarm ever since.
The scientists most upset are those who have studied the effects of
radiation on health. I’ll say it again, so its really clear: we are
in big trouble.
The most preliminary reports of soil contamination are starting to
come in from the USGS, who has seemed reluctant to share this
information. Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and Boulder,
Colorado, so far have the highest radioactive particle contamination
out of the entire US.
That being said, every single city tested across the country showed
contamination from Fukushima. What is even more alarming, however,
about the numbers coming in, is that they are from samples taken
April 5th, of last year.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or
TEPCO, has only recently
confirmed that there were three meltdowns, and they have been
ongoing, unabated, for thirteen months, and no effort has been made
to contain them.
Technology has to be developed/invented to deal with the melted out
corium under the reactors. Until then, they will keep doing what
they have been doing.
TEPCO just keeps dumping water on them, after which they let it pour
into the ocean, and steam up through the ground, every second of
The jet stream, and a highly dynamic portion of our
atmosphere called the troposphere, have been swirling around massive
amounts of radioactive particles and settling them out, mostly in
rain, over the entire northern hemisphere, especially the west coast
of North America, from Alaska down to Baja and even further.
...and a host of other
fission products have been coming directly from Japan to the west
coast for thirteen months.
Maybe you have heard about sick seals, polar bears, tainted fish,
mutations in dandelions and fruits and vegetables, possibly even
animals already, and seaweed. In fact the kelp from Corona del Mar
contained 40,000,000 bcq/kg of radioactive iodine, as reported in
Scientific American several weeks ago.
If you don’t know your
becquerels, its a lot. That’s what your
pacific fish feed on. And that was only ONE isotope reported. There
were up to 1600 different isotopes that have been floating around in
our air, pouring out of the reactors, and steaming out of the
ground, every second of every day, for 13 months.
And there has been silence from our mainstream media, for which the
depths of depravity are so severe I will devote an entire article
just to the “why” at a future time.
But back to the research: reports in the past week indicate the
pollen in southern California is radioactive now too, and it is
flying around, and if you live there and go outside, you are
breathing it in. And so are your children.
fission products blowing over from Japan
in your drinking water
and in your rain
and in the fish you are
and your vegetables
and the milk supply
and its happening
every second, of every day... for 13 months...
Are you starting to see a
Problem is, that’s not even the biggest problem. The biggest problem
is what Senator Wyden is all bent out of shape about, even though
independent researchers and nuke experts have been warning about
this for a year.
And that is that the Reactor #4 building is on the verge of
collapsing. Seismicity standards rate the building at a zero,
meaning even a small earthquake could send it into a heap of rubble.
And sitting at the top of the building, in a pool that is cracked,
leaking, and precarious even without an earthquake, are 1565 fuel
rods (give or take a few), some of them “fresh fuel” that was ready
to go into the reactor on the morning of March 11th when
earthquake and tsunami hit.
If they are
MOX fuel, containing 6% plutonium, one fuel rod has the
potential to kill 2.89 billion people. If this pool collapses, as
Senator Wyden is now saying too, we would face a mass extinction
event from the release of radiation in those rods.
That is, if we aren’t in one already.
Nuke experts like Arnie
Gundersen and Helen Caldicott are prepared to evacuate their
families to the southern hemisphere if that happens. It is that
So now you know, if you didn’t before. We are in big trouble.
Get informed. Start paying attention to this. Every single statement
in this article is verifiable, and I will continue to verify and
validate the seriousness of this situation at every opportunity I
This may be the most important thing you ever pay attention to, for
the sake of your family, friends, your neighbors, every one you know
and meet, all of humanity.
It’s been thirteen months, you have some catching up to do.
Situation Worse Than Reported at...
Fukushima Nuclear Power Station
- Senator Wyden Says After Tour
April 16, 2012
Urges Japanese Ambassador to
Accept International Help to Mitigate Continued Nuclear
After an onsite tour of what remains of
the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facilities decimated by last year’s
earthquake and subsequent tsunami, U.S. Senator
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) a
senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural
Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki
looking for ways to advance and support clean-up and recovery
Wyden’s principal concern is the relocation of spent fuel
rods currently being stored in unsound structures immediately
adjacent to the ocean.
He strongly urged the Ambassador to accept
international help to prevent dangerous nuclear material from being
released into the environment.
“The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was
far beyond what I expected and the scope of the challenges to the
utility owner, the government of Japan, and to the people of the
region are daunting,” Wyden wrote in the letter.
status of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear units and the risk presented
by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in
the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all
and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”
Wyden visited Fukushima on April 6, 2012 while on a Congressional
delegation trip to the region.
He and a staff member wore radiation
suits as they toured the facility and met with workers and managers
from the Tokyo Electric Power Company, TEPCO, which is responsible
for the clean-up.
Wyden found that the facilities designed to house
spent nuclear fuel and the reactors themselves were still in a state
of disrepair and located in areas that would make them susceptible
to further damage from future seismic events.
The reactor buildings
still contain large amounts of spent fuel - making them a huge
safety risk and the only protection from a future tsunami, Wyden
observed, is a small, makeshift sea wall erected out of bags of
Wyden is also sending letters today to U.S. Secretary of Energy
Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, and U.S.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Greg Jaczko asking them to
identify additional resources and assistance that their agencies
could provide to Japan to address these risks.