Fukushima: Glowing in the Dark & Hidden by Darkness
By Marco Zonka
The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, disappearing from public view, is far more dangerous hidden from sight
“This is the greatest public health threat that the world has ever witnessed.” -Dr. Helen Caldicott
European and American nuclear physicists are issuing bleak
assessments regarding the ongoing radiation fallout across the entire NorthernHemisphere from the meltdown and explosion in Fukushima. According to nuclear power andpublic health specialists Dr. Christopher Busby and Dr. Robert Bowman, eventsin Fukushima are already far worse than Chernobyl, are far frombeing over, appear to be worsening still, and there is no end in sight.
A chorus ofso-called “experts” are being marched out to reassure the public that everything is ok, that the radiation levels being released across the northern hemisphere are insignificant and not a cause for worry:
“What all those people have in common is ignorance” said Dr Busby.
“We are in uncharted territory” with regard to the situation at Fukushima, Dr Christopher Busby said, radiation sickness advisor to the BBC and EU commissions on nuclear issues and public health, adding it is literally a “science fiction scenario” type event of unprecedented scale, complexity and global impact.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to issue statements indicating that the levels of radioactive fallout occurring across the US “are safe”, even as they have increased their definition of “safe levels” without giving any scientific justification for having done so. Radiation of this kind, particulate radiation, is “cumulative” Dr Busby said. And as it continues to burn in Fukushima, it continues to disperse a toxic and cumulative cloud of radioactive material that does not remain constant, but is increasing the dangerousness of the threat.
Over three weeks ago France has issued public health
warning about the dangers of radioactive fallout -especially for children and people with compromised immune systems- the EPA according to its own website has arbitrarily raised the level of what they call safe anywhere from 300x to 3000x higher than they were just days ago.
“There is really NO safe level for radiation,” Dr. Busby said. “Even the background radiation that we geteveryday, if it gets you at the right place, can cause cancer.” And to raisethe levels of what are considered “safe” utterly arbitrarily and without any scientific basis amounts to “criminal negligence” with regard to their supposed role in safeguarding public health.
Dr. Busby is not alone in his stark assessments.
According to Dr. Robert Bowman, director of advanced space programs for the Ford and Carter administrations, former air force lieutenant colonel and doctorate in aeronautics and nuclear engineering, the radioactive fallout fromJapan is a real and present danger.
“We already have had some effect like that from Chernobyl, which went around the world, Dr. Bowman said, “but they will be higher this time from Fukushima, considerably higher. There will be a lot of people in the United States who get cancer from this, and will never know that it came from radiation” from Japan, Bowman said.
Both doctors Busby and Bowman agree: The situation in Japan
is far worse than is being reported and, as stated by the provincial Governorof the Fukushima district in Japan, a full-blown cover-up is
“This is worse thanChernobyl” said Dr Busby.
Three weeks ago the number 3 reactor in Fuchshima exploded,
and it is now openly admitted by the Japanese government that it sent
radioactive fuel-rods flying, shattering into thousands of pieces, and landing all over in a one mile radius; bulldozers were used to bury them in the ground. Water at seven and a half million times’ safe radiation levels was pumped into the ocean. Nearby hospitals are filled to capacity with thousands of people stricken with radiation sickness, so contaminated that doctors refuse to treat them, for fear of being contaminated themselves, Busby said.
In response to the dispersion cloud emanating from Japan, people in Korea and China are reportedly staying home from school or work to avoid being contaminated by fallout, while here the US the EPA is raising the “safe” level of radioactive nickel (up 24,900x,) and radioactive iodine 131 (up 100,000 x) little of which is being analyses much less reported by mass media. State government agencies in the US have picked up 300x safe levels of radiation in milk and food, and 17 states across the country have taken independent readings that confirm high levels of radioactive fallout from Japan.
“It is criminal irresponsibility” Dr Busby said, and when the cancers spike “I do hope that they will be held responsible by name” for playing this down. “It is a global catastrophe, and it is no longer possible to just leave it to the Japanese government and Japanese people to pay for this. It is the nuclear industry that is responsible and they should pay for this, saying this was all safe, designed in the US by GE, who should foot the bill and go in there and sort this out.” Dr. Busby said.
Radiation is “Good for You”
In response to events in Japan, India has reportedly banned all Japanese products from entering their country, but in America the EPA is not even testing food or fish or produce coming from Japan, before it is being sent to stores all across the country. None-the-less, a bevy of columnists and talking heads, like the Guardians Monibot or Ann Coulter, claim radiations “is good for you.”
“Don’t believe your government, its spokespeople or the EPA, or the (British) health protection agency, or the Japanese authorities; all of these people, all along have been saying there is no problem, and then when it is forced into the open they say, o well it might be a problem but it is not as bad as all that, and that goes on endlessly,” Dr
The emergency response toward this is also “worse than Chernobyl”, Dr Busby said, where authorities immediately evacuated people within 30k radius; in Japan the radioactive readings in a 68 k radius are as high as Chernobyl (encompassing an area 7x the area affected by Chernobyl) yet they are still allowing people to live there. According to Dr Busby that area should be extending to between a 100k to 200k radius.Thirty six million people in Tokyoare in immanent danger, they all need fresh water, fresh food from other parts of the world uncontaminated by this, Busby said. This is a global operation and they need to do that now or the death toll will be absolutely monstrous. “The people responsible should go to jail, there is no question about that,” Dr Busby said.
Danger is Relative
“My research shows that existing power plants cause a
doubling of the risk of a whole range of cancers, and up to a 10x greater riskof childhood cancers and leukemia. But the real problem is from the
radiation itself, that they leak endlessly, and that the reprocessing plants,
waste, and uranium produced as a result of uranium mining (not to mention the nuclear weapons testing from the 1959 to 1963 which generated an enormous amount of plutonium 239 and strontium 90 and cesium 137) all of which are also coming out of Fukushima. And this material, along with the depleted uranium that is being used in large quantities in the various Middle Eastern wars and in Afghanistan,
it has all increased the rate of cancer throughout the world.
We have a 30 to 40% increases in cancer, in
real terms. You don’t have to go to cancer registries to find this out; dogs,
cats, they are all dying of cancer. This is a cancer epidemic, said Dr Busby,
and all of it caused by the increase in the quantity of these radioactive
substances beingreleased into the environment. This is also causing
increases in infertility. This will flood the world with nuclear radiation, andeventually there will so much infertility in the people and the animals, thatlife itself will be threatened, Bursby said.
Background Radiation: Coming to the Fore
Until 1991 US troops were not allowed to use DU (depleted
Uranium) used to made super-hardened artillery, which can pierce the walls oftanks, explodes on impact, and actually burns at high temperature for quite a while, releasing radioactive particles into the local environment. But after 1991 the military arbitrarily decided DU was suddenly “safe” for US soldiers to handle and use as common munitions. And after the uranium-infused artillery came into widespread use after 1991, the whole of Jerusalem became contaminated by uranium particles.
A study done a few years ago of sperm counts of young Israeli men in Jerusalem revealed a 40% reduction in the viable sperm count in young men studied in the last 10 years. If it continues at that rate, Dr Busby said, by 2020 there will be no more Israeli people. And that is “similar to sperm counts falling globally, from weapons fallout from the 1960’s.”
“The risk model that they have for internal radio nucleotides is completely incorrect, and the people are not fooled anymore, particularly because of the internet, and people who can get the truth out onto the internet, and independent channels of communication. They are obviously voting with their feet, they aren’t drinking the water, and they are not drinking the milk so obviously they are not taking the advice given to them by the authorities.” Dr Busby said.
“We know that these reactors are still fissioning” Busby continued: “Some of the isotopes have been measured, very short-life isotopes that only occur during fission, and so we know that these reactors are still fissioning, and that these materials are still being released. It is not as if it was all released suddenly and then it stopped and all we have to do now is cover it up with concrete and it will all go away.
That isn’t the case. What we have are two naked reactors functioning on the ground which are totally open and are polluting the planet and something has to be done about it.”
Kingdom Come? Or gone…
Meanwhile “huge amounts of radioactive materials are being
distributed into the atmosphere and into the water, and a lot of the gaseous radio nucleotides will travel through the air and make their way to the united states, and they are already doing that, and there are increased levels there which I think are now cause for concern” he said.
“Confidential information that came to me, I cant tell you who from, but they are so concerned about it that
they have developed an argument between the US advisors and the French advisors over what to do, and the US advisors want to bomb these reactors into the sea, while the French advisors want to drop concrete on them, to seal them up. The problem is: they are still fissioning there underneath for a long time, certainly as much as a year.
“All of this is basically science fiction stuff, who could possibly figure out what the best way is to deal with this?” Dr Busby wondered. “In
1957 there was a nuclear explosion in Kishtim Russia were spent nuclear fuel rods melted down and exploded contaminating 1000 sq kilometers. But this one “is like an ongoing explosion.”
There are factors here without precedent, so unknown, using seawater and salt to try to cool down the reactors and stop them. A big part of the hysteria among the officials talking about this is “the possibility that plutonium will separate itself out of the mix in this toxic brew a cause a spontaneous nuclear explosion, that is not entirely
ruled out of the equation, and as crazy as bombing it into the sea may seem, it may in fact be the best idea…we just don’t know”, Dr Busby said.Nuclear experts say Chernobylwas 400 x more deadly than Hiroshima. Why are reactor melt-downs so much
more dirty than an atomic or hydrogen explosion?
“The reason they are more dirty is that they have vast amounts of uranium involved. In Hiroshima there was maybe a ton [of radioactive
material] in total. What we are talking about here in Fukushima are several thousand tons. The number of spent fuel rods [in one reactor] there was about 1,700. Each reactor contains 100 to 150 tons of radioactive material.
“Chernobyl(we now know) was not a hydrogen explosion; it was a [spontaneous] nuclear explosion. There was a xenon ratio of nuclear isotopes present there that defined it is a nuclear
explosion, vaporizing at most 200 tons. In Fukushima [there are six reactors] we have a lot more than that, we have a huge amount of fuel that can go up in the air, and a lot of it already has” Dr. Busby said.
According to Dr. Busby, nuclear scientists from Russia
were in Berlin last week, and they said a residual radioactive signature
defined by the residues of xenon 133 and xenon 133M defines whether any given meltdown at a power plant is a hydrogen explosion, or true nuclear explosion. That ratio is either 22 or it 12, the scientists explain. Chernobyl was determined to be 15, meaning, Dr Busby said: Chernobyl
“was a nuclear explosion.” And while there is no evidence thus far made public to indicate that the Fukushima event was a nuclear explosion, Dr Busby said: “but my belief is that it was” a nuclear explosion.
They have not released the actual isotope readings from Fukushima,
and for the first three weeks would not release anything from the three
prefectures in and around it, which they admit they did because they “they
didn’t want to scare people” Busby said.
“My feeling is they do not want people to know how much plutonium and uranium is floating about, because that is really dangerous stuff. “All this focus on iodine is a red herring in a way, and even on cesium 137. The real serous isotopes are the uranium isotopes and the plutonium because they are alpha emitters and they can float along as particulate like little hot coals, and they go inside you and produce massive doses or radiation, and we certainly need to know about them in the united states as well. If there is a slight increase in the incidence of iodine particles it is likely that there is and increase in plutonium as well, to say nothing of tritium, we haven’t heard anything about tritium which would be produced in massive, massive amounts, as a form of radioactive water, its radioactive water, I would like to know what the tritium level is like in the tap water in Tokyo”
Glowing in the Dark & Hidden by Darkness
Two subtle yet equally lethal forms of fallout are
occurring across North America: it is not just the cumulatively lethal
radiation from Fukushima Japan, encircling the globe, and
falling across the entire northern hemisphere, that is cause for deep concern.
Just as dangerous, just as lethal, just as injurious to public health, is the
clear and present danger of a mass media so systemically in collusion with
corporate power that the very government agencies originally designed to
protect us from them, are now owned and controlled by them.
The good news is that people are no longer falling for this ruse, and the mass media are losing their audiences in droves; the bad news is: radioactivity endures for a very long time, whether we “know about it” or not.
As a nation, as a people, as a world, we cannot expect to know what to do about any situation unless we are given accurate truthful information about it. This article is one small eyeglass looking into a very large and complex and dangerous situation, unfolding now, even as you read this, in real time. And this is not the end of the
story. There is more to come.
Plant your gardens of love and earthly delights.
Keep your faith, love one another, fear not the darkness, and stay in the
light. It is ALL we have. It is ALL we are.
French warning re Food no longer “negligible”.
Effects of Japan
on US and world economy:
Dr Busby write about so-called “nuclear experts”
except of interview with Dr Busby with Alex Jones
EPA deploys minitors but refuses to release results
EPA continues to state that radioactive levels are safe,
but refuse to release their own data and readings.
Radiation is “good for you”.