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11 Facts About Fukushima That Are Almost Too Horrifying To Believe

Is Fukushima the greatest environmental disaster of all time? Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. The radioactive material that is being released will outlive all of us by a very wide margin, and it is constantly building up in the food chain. Nobody knows for sure how many people will eventually develop cancer and other health problems as a result of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, but some experts are not afraid to use the word “billions”. It has been well over two years since the original disaster, and now they are telling us that it could take up to 40 more years to clean it up. It is a nightmare of unimaginable proportions, and there is nowhere in the northern hemisphere that you will be able to hide from it. The following are 11 facts about the ongoing Fukushima nuclear holocaust that are almost too horrifying to believe…

#1 It is estimated that there are 1,331 used nuclear fuel rods that need to be removed from Fukushima. Because of all of the damage that has taken place, computer-guided removal of the rods will not be possible. Manual removal is much riskier, and it is absolutely essential that the removal of each of the 1,331 rods goes perfectly because a single mistake could potentially lead to a nuclear chain reaction.

#2 According to Reuters, the combined amount of cesium-137 contained in those nuclear fuel rods is 14,000 times greater than what was released when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Other estimates put this number far higher.

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has anyone printed tihs info? and allowed others to read it?

somtimes reading it in print/paper is more believable than on a computer screen!

Don't trust what the politicians say

Look at this video clip of the insanity.
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Trust your Government

Like Japan citizen's trusts there Government . Like here. No recession. No inflation, No NSA spying on its citizens. No IRS favoritism No loss of good jobs, Only 11 million illegals. No Radiation problems.NO Problemo. Its football season. When is the new Honey BOO BOO show coming out. Whose the real DAD of the newest royalty. These are just some of Americans favorite things.

Money talks and dogs bark

"This is now a 'serious' event."

This applies to just the leak itself, ie raising severity of leak from level 1 to 3, but if unit 4 collapses, the situation would be grave especially if workers have to evacuate and no one is left to tend to the problems; the original meltdown was designated a max “7” in severity. Given the problem has not been fixed and we have this newly designated leak threat, this is not the time to be downplaying the consequences.

“Japan will drastically raise the gravity of the latest Fukushima leak to Level Three, which is considered a “serious radiation incident” on the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) for radiological releases. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, each increase on the INES scale represents a 10-times increase in radiation severity.”
'Serious': Japan hikes Fukushima radiation danger level — RT News RT
August 21, 2013

“… in a new paper published in July, 2012 by the journal, Environmental Research Letters,that shows that the west coast of North America could end up with 10 times more radioactive cesium 137 than the coastal waters off of Japan itself.”
Fukushima Threatens/Dr. Sircus wreckage forever?

“The reality is that this is a nightmare disaster area where no one has the slightest idea what to do and which has always been out of control.”
Pump and pray: Tepco might have to pour water on Fukushima wreckage...

yup, in point of fact, if this continues, they will DESTROY

almost ALL edible life in the largest body of ocean in the world: the Pacific.

West Coast of North America to Be Hit Hard by Fukushima Radiation

Washington’s Blog
August 21, 2013

An ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre is bringing Japanese radiation to the West Coast of North America:

North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone FDA Refuses to Test Fish for Radioactivity ... Government Pretends Radioactive Fish Is Safe

While many people assume that the ocean will dilute the Fukushima radiation, a previously-secret 1955 U.S. government report concluded that the ocean may not adequately dilute radiation from nuclear accidents, and there could be “pockets” and “streams” of highly-concentrated radiation.

The University of Hawaii’s International Pacific Research Center created a graphic showing the projected dispersion of debris from Japan:

Last year, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and 3 scientists from the GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences showed that radiation on the West Coast of North America could end up being 10 times higher than in Japan:

After 10 years the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 × 10−4) off Baja California.


With caution given to the various idealizations (unknown actual oceanic state during release, unknown release area, no biological effects included, see section 3.4), the following conclusions may be drawn. (i) Dilution due to swift horizontal and vertical dispersion in the vicinity of the energetic Kuroshio regime leads to a rapid decrease of radioactivity levels during the first 2 years, with a decline of near-surface peak concentrations to values around 10 Bq m−3 (based on a total input of 10 PBq). The strong lateral dispersion, related to the vigorous eddy fields in the mid-latitude western Pacific, appears significantly under-estimated in the non-eddying (0.5°) model version. (ii) The subsequent pace of dilution is strongly reduced, owing to the eastward advection of the main tracer cloud towards the much less energetic areas of the central and eastern North Pacific. (iii) The magnitude of additional peak radioactivity should drop to values comparable to the pre-Fukushima levels after 6–9 years (i.e. total peak concentrations would then have declined below twice pre-Fukushima levels). (iv) By then the tracer cloud will span almost the entire North Pacific, with peak concentrations off the North American coast an order-of-magnitude higher than in the western Pacific.


(“Order-of-magnitude” is a scientific term which means 10 times higher. The “Western Pacific” means Japan’s East Coast.)

Predictions in due Time...

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This is so overblown

In fact the US Government thinks it's so overblown that they shut off their radiation detectors over a year ago...

Oh but the private detectors are still functioning

Saying the Government did

Saying the Government did something usually means the opposite is true. Not a good argument.

They went dark a few months

They went dark a few months after Fuki.
Matter of record
I was getting daily updates from a tracker because I was shopping west coast properties and didn't want to move close to the drifting radiation stream

#12 Nuclear power loses money lives on subsidy.

The reason why the Western economies are failing is because they invested in nuclear energy programs that have been proven to be economic failures globally.

The nuclear industry loses money and survives on subsidy.

It would cost trillions to shutdown and safely dismantle and bury the costly mistakes that are sores on the American landscape.

The US went broke building these counter-productive money pits and keeping them running. Who will clean up the government's mess now?

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they were ever taking about

Miniature nuclear reactors awhile before this happened. Small ones that could be placed in suburbs to power everything within them. That quickly died off, or at least I haven't seen anything in the news online about them anymore.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Worse yet

when that island falls below the depths of the sea as Edgar Cayce predicted all of that radioactive material will go into the sea with it. This year alone they have had increases in earthquakes, landslides, floods and the other day volcano Sakurajima erupts ash 3 miles into the sky. Most likely a precursor to a much larger eruption. I would be looking into getting off that sinking ship.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

where have you seen

The predictions of Edward Casey? I haven't seen any sites that seem like they have a trustworthy list of his predictions. I've only seen a few of his from a show on the history channel before.

Have you heard of the twin psychics before? They do a podcast and sometimes I think they come on the "darkness radio" show that Bishop Long does. This is their site.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

I've read conflicting things

Although it's easy to have a knee jerk "omg radioactivity" reaction I saw a graph (ill dig it up after this)(edit: can't find the graph (ill keep looking though.) that in perspective makes it seem much less dangerous. However, the longer it keeps up the more hazardous and dangerous it is. I read that they were looking at letting people back in to the outer most evacuation area soon as well.

Also, I'm no chemist but I do know that the most quantitative thing being released in fukushima is H3 also known as tritium. What I do know about it is that it's a hydrogen molecule of 3 which hydrogen being only 1 proton, 2 neutrons. It emits beta rays which can't penetrate skin. Here's the wiki for more. It's not harmless but overall, it's "safer" than being exposed to the cesium-137

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

Things we can do on our own

Christina Consolo is interviewed. What she says is very sobering, but there are things we can do to help combat the toxic effects of radiation. Starts at 21:00 minutes.

How to survive 2012 radiation

De-population is INEVITABLE


This is it. The depopulation agenda WILL happen. They cut corners in building this facility and as a result, we have this disaster. It was all done by design under the guise of greed & corruption.

I worked on some of the recovery efforts

And I can tell you that most of this stuff is way overblown. I was fairly close to the site post tsunami and I was exposed to about the same level of radiation as an airline pilot gets on a transpacific flight from being closer to the sun. I was on a navy ship and we had ridiculously strict standards when it came to working on "contaminated" equipment. For instance we had a sea water pump that had elevated radiation levels but it wasn't more than you would get from a bunch of bananas from the potassium in it and then we would have to go through crazy decon procedures. My hunch is that most of the sensationalism is driven by people who see a chance to get rich off of lawsuits.

Cosmic vs Internal radiation.

The Navy go nuts over decontamination procedures to reduce the risk of internal radiation.

Comic radiation or radiation from an external source might hit an internal organ or it may just go right through like light through glass.

Internal radiation consists of energetic photons (cosmic radiation), plus electrons, neutrons and alpha particles. The particles are bullets that can shred bio-molecules.

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