I just read an article a few weeks back that stated that thyroid cancer has shot up 240%. They blame it in x-rays, dental x-rays and sun lamps. Really? http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/why-thyroid-cancer-fastest-rising-cancer-women
How about we look east toward Fukushima because as soon as I had read it was thyroid cancer, my first thoughts were radiation poisoning because that is the first place radiation likes to go. Then today there was a news article on the leakage of radioactive water into the sea from the Fukushima plant. 300 metric tons of radioactive water PER DAY is flowing into the sea. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/07/19910577-wrecked-fukushima-nuke-plant-leaking-330-tons-of-contaminated-water-a-day?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1
A government official in Japan said he believed the leaks have been going on for two years. Okay, am I the only one with the hair on my head standing straight up? TEPCO is saying the leakage into the ocean does not pose a risk to health! They must be in the back room smoking weed to even have that reported to the world. I can’t even believe the Japanese people buy this. The Japanese government is considering providing financial aid to help with the clean up process which may take 40 years!! Now they are going to consider it? There should have been a rush to get it contained and TEPCO and the Japanese government should be asking for all the help it can get from any other country willing to provide it. The news article did not state whether they were receiving outside help or not, but to even say that it would take 40 years to clean up means that this will be going on for a very long time, poisoning everything in sight and causing who knows how many more cases of cancer or deformities.
In another article it said that greenling fish near Fukushima had 7,400 times the recommended safe limits of radioctive cesium! But the World Health Organization (another bunch smoking weed in the back room) says it poses no health risk outside of Japan. Yup! There are absolutely no ocean currents at all that could carry this to the rest of the planet and definitely no contamination of other sea life because we all know that there is an invisible protective bubble around Japan and the waters thereabouts to prevent any other life form from radioactivity. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/01/17813244-a-very-fragile-situation-leaks-from-japans-wrecked-nuke-plant-raise-fears?lite It is hard for me to believe the things that are coming out of some official’s mouth and they think people are stupid enough to believe this. It’s not just the water, it’s going into the air, as well, and being carried around the planet continually because the radiation is still polluting everything.
There seems to be no end in sight and it’s going to get worse. So I think some should stop fretting over whether cow farts are causing global warming because this far supersedes an animal’s fart.
It is unfortunate that the Japanese people have to suffer like this, living in a radioactive country. This is not to leave out their first encounter with nuclear power, the atom bomb. U-238 has a half life of 4.6 billion years. U-235 is found naturally in U-238. U-235, along with plutonium 239 was used in the making of the bomb. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/41620/atomic-bomb The half life of plutonium 239 is 24,100 years. So….Japan has been radioactive since 1945 and now is even more so. What a horrible fate.
I don’t know why other countries are not helping them instead of just doing studies that will be printed up in journals at a later date.
August 13,2013 UPDATE
The reason no one is helping Japan is because it is so radioactive that the advisers the US sent over there left and so did the military. http://birthofanewearth.blogspot.se/2013/07/americans-are-in-grave-danger-due-to.html?m=1 Also…the U.S. has downplayed this because it does not want to hurt U.S. investors because the stock prices will dip!! SO….the upper 1%, the ultra rich, who are invested in TEPCO have to be protected at the expense of everyone else. AND President Obama ordered, through the EPA, the shutdown of the radiation sensors on the West Coast in April of 2011. I guess THIS is the change everyone wanted and GOT!!