The radioactive Fukushima Genie is out of the bottle and is primed to accomplish a worldwide disaster. If the roof of Reactor building #4 collapses, a building that is now seismically rated at zero, a pool of 1563 spent fuel rods perched 100 feet above the ground would also collapse ~ resulting in a gusher of global radiation that would put most of the world’s human and biological populations at severe risk: Allen L Roland
After visiting the site recently, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote to Japan's ambassador to the U.S. stating that, "loss of containment in any of these pools could result in an even greater release than the initial accident."After repeated warnings by former senior Japanese officials, nuclear experts, and now a U.S. Senator, it is sinking in that the irradiated nuclear fuel stored in spent fuel pools amidst the reactor ruins may have far greater potential offsite consequences than the molten cores.
Please note that radioactivity from the Chernobyl disaster deeply contaminated 77,000 square miles ~ and Fukushima radioactivity is potentially many times worse.
Just recently, authorities in Japan confessed that the amount of cesium-137 released by Fukushima is equivalent to 168 of the nuclear bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A brief confirmation came from a recent article in the Telegraph ~ “Japan’s government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.”
Earlier this week it was reported that radioactive water was still pouring into the pacific, as yet another leak sprang in the plant’s makeshift cooling system. The increase in radioactive water, which is used to cool the nuclear fuel rods, is another major concern for Japan. They are quickly running out of space to store the material, and experts fear that in interruption in the water supply could cause major problems at the already troubled reactors.
Here’s a recent seven minute video where Thom Hartman interviews Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, and Radiation Waste Watchdog who confirms that radiation has already reached the United States and the eminent danger of a collapse of Reactor #4 ~ “If that cooling water supply is lost, it will be just a few hours at most before that waste is on fire and 135 tons of radioactive material would be outside of any radioactive containment ~ a direct release or 100% of cesium-137 would be released to the environment.“ See video ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwO3MDfUeRo&feature=player_embedded
So how does this affect me in California as well as others throughout the United States and the world?
Courtesy of http://radiationfears.com/atmosphere/radiation-101/
"Gamma rays are the most penetrating of all radiations and can only be stopped by a very thick lead. Cesium-137 is one gamma emitter that is often released by nuclear reactors and one that has been found in larger quantities from Fukushima. Like Strontium-90, Cesium-137 also does an excellent job of confusing the body into thinking its potassium, collecting in the muscles. Iodine-131, which is another element found from Fukushima on U.S. soil, is both a gamma and beta emitter and focuses on penetrating the thyroid while affecting the surrounding tissue."
The father of Health Physics, Dr. Karl Morgan stated, “There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero ~ All this said, there is no way we can avoid Cesium-137 in our food chain. It’s already here and will continue to accumulate until they are able to stop the leak at Fukushima. In the short term Iodine-131 is a concern, but with healthy eating and higher levels of iodine in your diet, you should be able to avoid some of these risks. I believe it’s important that we pay attention to the levels of Strontium-90 and Cesium-137 in the years to come.”
April 2011 & March 2012
In six months that marine radiation ocean contamination will dwarf Hawaii and be approaching the West coast of America ~ and right now it is already affecting it.