The Truth About Fukushima
Feb 22, 2014
What is the truth about safety concerns regarding the Fukushima nuclear disaster, which occurred in Japan in March, 2011? For many years we have been told that everything was under control, but there is new information out there that suggests that it's not. How is radiation from the Fukushima meltdown affecting Japan and the whole world? What information is not being reported in the mainstream media?
The effects of radiation poisoning from the meltdown continue to be denied by officials in this country and worldwide despite evidence that suggests the opposite. As of February 4, 2014, Japan Times reported that eight additional children under the age of eighteen in the Fukushima prefecture were diagnosed with thyroid gland cancer and 44.2% of children in the area show signs of thyroid abnormalities. In addition, 70 U.S. sailors who participated in the USS Ronald Reagan's Fukushima relief efforts have come down with ailments such as leukemia, thyroid cancer, and brain tumors.
On this side of the Pacific, scientist in San Diego recently analyzed Bull Kelp and Giant Kelp collected from the California coast and confirmed that it contains cesium, a radioactive isotope. Large scale animal die-offs and other anomalies are also occurring along the West Coast of the U.S. One in particular is the "melting starfish" phenomenon, in which starfish develop white-colored sores and disintegrate, turning to goo in a matter of days or even hours.
The scope of the issue is far too big for many to comprehend. Those who are eager to spread the truth about the issues surrounding the Fukushima nuclear disaster are often called "alarmist" and dismissed by the general population, but it's hard to believe that there is no danger when there are reports of insurance companies refusing to cover any radiation-related claims and people stocking up on potassium iodide to protect themselves from radiation. Mixed-messages and lack of information in the mainstream media have left many people confused and alternative sources of information are often labeled as "conspiracy websites".
Blogger and journalist,Iori Mochizuki created Fukushima Diary as a response to the media blackout on the subject. On his website as well as his Facebook page, there is valuable up-to-date information on the Fukushima nuclear disaster and he even goes as far as offering info for those who wish to evacuate Japan. Fukushima Update is another valuable site whose mission is to "press for greater accountability, transparency and openness from government, regulators, and media with regards to nuclear power and its attendant risks."
Many citizens are now doing their own research and purchasing Geiger counters to test for radiation on beaches, in the water, and in food. Blogs and Facebook pages such as Sherrie Questioning All and Fukushima Cover-Up have also taken to warning people about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima. In the end we must gather information from all news sources in order to know how to proceed. Some good resources on Fukushima information include RT (Russia Today), ENE News, and Global Research.
Fukushima Kids Have Skyrocketing Number of Thyroid Abnormalities - Report, RT (Russia Today).
Mikael Thalen,Scientists Confirm Fukushima Radiation in California Kelp, Story Leak
Elizabeth Weise, The Starfish Are Dying, and No One Knows Why, USA Today