Thursday, April 7, 2011

7.4 Quake in Japan

Here we go again: a 7.4 earthquake has struck Japan, just off the coast of the Miyagi prefecture. There is now a tsunami warning in effect for the country's northeastern coast, which is still recovering from last month's quakes and tsunami.

The current warning predicts a potential tsunami of as much as four feet.

The quake is only 73 miles from Fukushima, and it's being reported that buildings shook and windows broke as far away as Tokyo, which is 207 miles away. No word yet on how badly the melting nuclear reactors have been affected by this latest quake.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Year's Worth of Radiation, Every Four Days

This Greenpeace video shows live demonstrations of geiger-counter readings being done many miles away from Fukushima, and yet the radiation exposure is far higher than what is being admitted to in the mainstream media.

According to the Greenpeace volunteer in the video, the citizens living in this area are receiving the maximum amount of radiation a human should receive in a year, in about four days.

And yet, there has been no mass evacuation of these outlying areas. The Japanese government is lying when it says there is no cause for alarm for these citizens. These people are essentially being left to die, in order to avoid a mass panic. If there was ever a time when a mass panic was a good thing, we'd say it would be now. Since these readings are off the scale (note the counter only goes to 9999) and unmeasurably high, it may even be more dire than Greenpeace is estimating.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Japanese Radioactive Materials Polluting Ocean

Japan Times: "Tokyo Electric Co. came under further fire Friday after it was revealed that many of its employees at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 power plant have been working without the protection of dosimeters. It also said radioactivity in groundwater under the compound spiked."

Radio Free Liberty: "It has already leaked into the ocean, with levels continuing to spike several hundred meters offshore."

Daily Beast: "With highly radioactive water now leaking from the reactors into the Pacific, and levels of radioactive iodine and cesium in the sea near the plant as much as 4,000 times higher than normal, the safety of seafood—and of sushi in particular—has risen on the list of concerns not only in Japan but around the world."