I am appalled by the controlled media and government officials that are saying that the disaster at Fukushima is no cause for being alarmed. It is a fact that if a radioactive cloud is released, it may contain Plutonium which not only kills, but lingers for thousands of years. The result will definitely be a dead zone that the world may have never seen since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986, and the Kyshtym nuclear waste disaster that occured in central Russia in 1957.
OK... Many people have heard of Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl. But very few are aware of what happened at Kyshtym in 1957 due to the fact that the horrific nuclear disaster that occured there was covered up by the Soviet Union for years, and facts about what happened there were never released to the world until the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990's. The fact is, readers, that a large swath of central Russia is still uninhabitable today due to this horrendous disaster.
For this article, I want to give my readers a look at what happened at Kyshtym in 1957. That was a nuclear disaster that rates a 6 on the recently stated nuclear disaster level.... Chernobyl being a 7, and Three Mile Island a strong 5.....First, I want to present a short video from Youtube, called "Kyshtym Video" right here to view:
I now want to present a pretty good writeup right here about what actually happened at Kyshtym, from the website: Time Lines.com, at www.timelines.com. This may help you understand the Kyshtym disaster in detail:
In the next 10 to 11 hours the radioactive cloud moved towards the northeast, reaching 300-350 kilometers from the accident. The fallout of the cloud resulted in a long-term contamination of an area of more than 800 square kilometers, primarily with caesium-137 and strontium-90. This area is usually referred to as the East-Ural Radioactive Trace (EURT).
Because of the secrecy surrounding Mayak, the population of affected areas were not initially informed of the accident. A week later (on 6 October) an operation for evacuating 10,000 people from the affected area started, still without giving an explanation of the reasons for evacuation. People "grew hysterical with fear with the incidence of unknown 'mysterious' diseases breaking out. Victims were seen with skin 'sloughing off' their faces, hands and other exposed parts of their bodies." It was Zhores Medvedev who revealed the nature and extent of the disaster to the world.
Even though the Soviet government suppressed information about the figures, it is estimated that the direct exposure to radiation caused at least 200 cases of death from cancer.
To reduce the spread of radioactive contamination after the accident, contaminated soil was excavated and stockpiled in fenced enclosures that were called "graveyards of the earth".
The Soviet government in 1968 disguised the EURT area by creating the East-Ural Nature Reserve, which prohibited any unauthorised access to the affected area.
Rumours of a nuclear mishap somewhere in the vicinity of Chelyabinsk had long been circulating in the West. That there had been a serious nuclear accident west of the Urals was eventually inferred from research on the effects of radioactivity on plants, animals, and ecosystems, published by Professor Leo Tumerman, former head of the Biophysics Laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Moscow, and associates.
According to Gyorgy, who invoked the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to the relevant Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) files, the CIA knew of the 1957 Mayak accident all along, but kept it secret to prevent adverse consequences for the fledgling American nuclear industry. Only in 1990 did the Soviet government declassify documents pertaining to the disaster.
NTS Notes: The reason why it is essential to focus on the Kyshtym disaster is obvious... Kyshtym saw the explosion of some 70-80 tonnes of nuclear waste material, in which some contained Plutonium. The result of the venting of the deadly Kyshtym radioactive cloud from that 70-80 tonnes devastated an area of some 800 square kilometers as noted... Some of which is still uninhabitable today...
Now we turn to what is and what could potentially happen at Fukushima.... There are reports that there are some 1700(!) tonnes of spent Uranium and Plutonium fuel rods at that facility stored in so called "cooling storage pools" that are in danger of going sky high in a radioactive cloud if Fukushima does completely melt down.. Considering what 70-80 tonnes of vented Plutonium/Uranium did at Kyshtym, it does not take much to imagine what some 1700 tonnes released as a deadly radioactive cloud could do at Fukushima!
I am always in awe on why people have never ever learned the lessons of history. Kyshtym was a disaster due to man's neglect at following proper safety when handling nuclear material. There is strong evidence coming forward that Fukushima's nuclear reactor safety protocols were criminally ignored for years! Again, it seems that if we have not learned from history, then we are doomed to repeat it.
Lets not be fooled by the clowns in government that are downplaying Fukushima. History shows otherwise...
More to come