I am continuing my blog reporting of the ongoing disaster at Fukushima with another startling article, this time from Lee Roger's Black Listed News website, at www.blacklistednews.com. It is entitled: "Leaked Japanese Report Details "Worse Case" Nuclear Scenario", and the information within is absolutely startling and horrendous... I have that entire report right here for everyone to see for themselves, and of course, I have my own comments to follow:
Leaked Japanese Report Details 'Worst-Case' Nuclear ScenarioJanuary 25, 2012
But fearing widespread panic, authorities kept the analysis secret.
The 15-page warning was compiled by experts and presented to then-prime minister Naoto Kan two weeks after the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis that triggered nuclear-reactor meltdowns at a power plant northeast of Tokyo and forced 80,000 nearby residents to flee. The twin disasters left 20,000 people dead or missing.
After Mr. Kan received the report on March 25, he and other Japanese officials publicly insisted there was no need to prepare for wide-scale evacuations.
The Associated Press quotes Cabinet minister Goshi Hosono as saying the scenario was "based on hypothesis, and even in the event of such a development, we were told that residents would have enough time to evacuate."
The report, leaked recently to the Associated Press, detailed several ways the nuclear crisis could escalate, including reactor explosions, complete core meltdowns and structural failures preventing water pools from cooling spent nuclear fuel.
The authors are quoted as saying "we can not rule out further developments that may lead to an unpredictable situation" at the plant, if the meltdowns spiral out of control and radiation levels spike. In that case, the authors said evacuations should be ordered within a 170-kilometer radius, with voluntary evacuations provided for everyone living within 250 kilometers and beyond.
The largest proposed evacuation area would have included Tokyo and its suburbs, with a population of 35-million residents.
Japanese regulators and politicians have come under heated criticism for how they disseminated information in the hours and days after disaster struck. Officials initially denied that plant reactors had melted down, and have since been accused of minimizing the health risks of radiation exposure.
NTS Notes: I have already noted many times about how the Japanese government itself has been putting an absolute tight lid on truthful information about the real situation at Fukushima, and after reading this report that they had already created a report about a possible worse case scenario about this disaster, I am beginning to wonder if the findings in that report are actually the real truth about the situation.
I cannot even fathom the idea of having to evacuate the Japanese islands in a worse case scenario for Fukushima. As the report above indicates, there are some 35 million people living in the greater Tokyo district near the Fukushima nuclear power station alone. To evacuate such a massive population is absolutely beyond the Japanese government's capabilities. It is no wonder that this report is kept buried and away from public eye...
So what is the truth about how bad the Fukushima disaster is? I truly suspect that the governments are downplaying this disaster, especially in Japan itself. The net result could be the deaths of millions of people in the upcoming decade alone due to sicknesses associated with radiation. That to me is truly criminal.
More to come