Living in central Canada, I am very much worried about the long term effect of breathing in and digesting the so called "Hot Particles" that are presently falling all over North America as fallout from the Fukushima disaster. It alarms me that our so called "media" has not been forthcoming with the truth about how big the disaster truly is!
Well... I want to present the following article that comes from Dr. Steven C. Jones, at Global Research out of Canada, at www.globalresearch.ca, that gives an extremely alarming perspective of this disaster. Here is that article right here for you to view, and I of course have some additional comments to follow:
Fukushima is the greatest nuclear and environmental disaster in human history
by Steven C. Jones
Global Research, June 20, 2011
By way of comparison, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occured in 1986 in the Ukraine, Russia- heretofore the worst nuclear disaster on record- burned for 10 days and cumulatively killed an estimated 1 million people worldwide. The Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster has 5 nuclear reactors burning, 2 in partial meltdown and 3 in full meltdown- and they've ALL been uncontrollably burning since March 11th. Its been over 3 months and this nuclear disaster remains completely out of control. In fact, some industry estimates cite the possibility that these meltdowns will be contained (optimistically) in 1-3 years, at the very earliest.
The amount and intensity of the radioactive fallout from this particular nuclear disaster will assuredly kill hundreds of millions of people worldwide over time. Japan itself is, of course, the epicenter of this radioactive contamination that has spread out from these reactors.
However, the Korean peninsula, China and nations immediately surrounding the Japanese archipelago will also bear the brunt of a significant amount of radioactive fallout from this disaster. Immediately downwind of this radioactive release, though, is the United States of America and the entire northern hemisphere, comprising the majority of the world's industrialized nations on Earth. Significant amounts of plutonium, strontium, cesium, uranium and a whole plethora of other highly radioactive particles have already fallen on the continental land mass of the USA and have already entered the food chains and water tables of the nation.
To give one an example of how lethal radiation is, one pound of plutonium evenly distributed into everyone's lungs would kill every man, woman and child on Earth. There are literally "tons" of radioactive plutonium (among other radioactive elements) that have been released into the air and ocean environments since March 11th. Another critical fact to remember is that radioactive plutonium, for example, remains lethal (killing life) for thousands years as it has a half-life of 24,000 years. Some other radioactive elements such as uranium have a half-life of 4.47 billion years.
In a nutshell, Fukushima represents a literal catastrophe for the human species, plain and simple, there's no other way to put it. As a past anti-nuclear activist (I participated in a dozen or so civil resistance actions at nuclear facilities all across the nation years ago) my credentials span from being a personal friend of Dr Robert Oppenheimer's son- himself an anti-nuclear activist- to having met and talked with the late Dr Edward Teller (father of the hydrogen bomb), to collaborating with a former Trident II missile designer helping to warn humanity about the dangers of nuclear war. In this journey, I learned ALOT about radiation and its harmful effects on human health.
Radiation kills, and thanks to the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan, the REAL story is that a literal nuclear holocaust is unfolding right before us in America and throughout the world. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), the federal environmental safety agency arm of the US government has shut down nearly all of its radiation detection monitors in the USA for fear that the American people will learn the TRUTH that a lethal dose of radioactive fallout has now descended upon the nation.
There's really no way to protect yourself and your family from this new threat, although a few precautions should be noted. First, it has been known for years that miso soup has a way of "chelating" radiation out of the human body. The only one's who survived after the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan (of all places!) years ago, are those who ingested miso soup. Second, radioactivity bioaccumulates its toxicity higher up the food chain, so its probably prudent to stay away from milk, dairy products and meat. And thirdly, efforts to bolster the body's immune system with vitamens, purified water and plenty of exercise is sure to help as well. Other than that, pray that you're not the now 1 in 2 people who will contract cancer in their lifetimes...
For Fukushima updates and information:
Global Research Articles by Steven C. Jones
NTS Notes: As in my "Nuclear Doom" article from a few days back, I am truly alarmed that people have not risen up in revolt over our government's total lack of information presented to the public here as to how bad this disaster truly is... We have had people rioting in Vancouver over a stupid hockey game, when they should have been rioting over the fact that they are being subjected to deadly radiation as we speak!
Yes, this article paints a dark and gloomy outlook resulting from the Fukushima disaster.... I am still not entirely sold on the idea that this disaster is a "holocaust" that will kill hundreds of millions. However, what the media and our own government is selling to the public is complete and utter BS when they down play the dangers to the public with the "All is well" attitude...Again as I have stated before, the real danger and long term effect from this disaster falls somewhere between the two extremes... Which means that people must be warned and made to prepare for the possibility of this disaster being a worst case scenario!
More to come