Environment Politics

Fukushima, the slowest, most catastrophic train wreck in the world.


On the morning of 12th March 2011, I reported for work on the Seismic exploration crew I was working on in S.E. Asia.

At breakfast there was a lot of talk about a massive earthquake that had happened the previous day and was so strong that it had obliterated several seismic records we had made at the time. Considering that we were using explosives drilled into solid rock, that’s not an easy thing to do. The nature of the damage to the records meant that we had to go back and redo the work of the previous day. Later that same evening I was having a chat with one of the guys from Data QC and I asked him if he could show me the records that had been obliterated.

He could do better than that, he said, and handed me his headphones. It transpires that we had recorded the very sound of 2 earthquakes that day, one in Myanmar to the West of our position, and one off the coast of Japan, to the east, with a subsequent series of Tsunamis, landing on the shores of, and around, Japan. Normally we use the data to give us a visual record, but my friend had managed to convert it to an audio file

I sat fascinated, as he played back the various records that he had carefully sequenced, all carrying a very accurate time stamp. He played them one at a time, and I confess to being moved to tears. I have never heard sounds of any description so low down in the sound frequencies, and most certainly none that carried the sheer power and violence unleashed by such an event.

I was listening to the tectonic plates that make up the planet’s surface grinding together, displacing a massive body of ocean, and washing nearly 20,000 souls from the face of the earth in a few short moments. It was a truly awesome experience.

Let us fast forward to 2017, when this item caught my eye, in the news concerning that same disaster 6 years ago.

I have more than a passing interest in Nuclear incidents, which started even before the Fukushima event, when Chernobyl hit the headlines and radiation was found in many locations in the UK, specifically the hilly areas of Scotland and Wales. A “safe” limit was applied to the sale of sheep for meat, by the authorities, effectively banning the sale of Mutton and Lamb.

Naturally, when a situation like this goes on for a long time, the sheep farmers were simply unable to make a living, and not until 25 years later, when the radiation had subsided, was the ban finally lifted in 2011.

During the 25 years of this ban there had been a huge amount of political football played with the matter, and this was accompanied by very opaque reports from Government offices, and claims that the Testing program costs were excessive. The usual twisting and spinning of information raised my awareness somewhat, and then came Fukushima to awaken my inboard sceptic motor yet again.

There is a great deal we are not told about the Fukushima event, but it seems that recent releases of information may be about to confirm my fears that the damage and extent of radiation is far worse than we were ever told.

It is generally accepted that the Fukushima event generated Radiation releases that dwarfed those of Chernobyl, and as far back as 2013, loud alarm bells were being sounded, but seemingly ignored by the main stream media…. why are we not surprised by that?

Global Research covered this in 2013 with an article entitled, “28 signs that the west coast is being absolutely Fried”

You can see for yourself the full 28, but here are a few picked at random,

One test in California found that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

At this point, 300 tons of contaminated water is pouring into the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima every single day.

One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start flowing into U.S. coastal waters early next year

Ocean simulations showed that the plume of radioactive cesium-137 released by the Fukushima disaster in 2011 could begin flowing into U.S. coastal waters starting in early 2014 and peak in 2016.

Sobering enough, but hey, that was 4 years ago, things must be getting better …. Mustn’t they?

No, not yet, and apparently not anytime soon.

Robert Hunziker, writing for Counter Punch, in an article dated 20 February, has some very alarming home truths to tell and one such item involves the proposed Tokyo Olympics in 2020, not for the benefit of the Athletes and Spectators you understand, but more for the big business and Mega$$$$ the Olympic Games can drum up for its organisers.

In the last 5 years, since the Global Research story, things have become orders of magnitude worse than even dreamed of, and the authorities in charge have admitted to having no idea what is really going on deep down under the reactors. The one solid piece of evidence so far is from TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company) themselves who have only managed to get a single reading under #2 Reactor that is reported as “Off the Charts” at 530 Sieverts, enough to kill a person in minutes, and fry the robots they were using to get that data in the process. What chance doing a meaningful clean up or containment in such a hostile environment?

People are dying from both Chernobyl and Fukushima, and in ever increasing numbers, while Governments and vested interests twist and turn and spin and lie their way out of taking responsibility, and in La La land, keep on preparing Tokyo for the Nuclear Olympics 2020. To enable this “Normalisation” the authorities are trying to force former residents back into their homes when all the evidence so far states that it is patently unsafe to do so.

We would suggest then that the “Authorities”, every last uncaring bastard one of them, go and occupy those homes for the first year, and see how they get on. Its called Leading by Example.

This is a catastrophe of international proportions, and the world community needs to get its collective act together to help Japan get this situation under control. We are told there is all manner of international cooperation in this respect but it seems unable to deliver a solution so far. If that is the case, then any and all proposed Nuclear developments of ANY kind should be stopped immediately, and nothing should be allowed to proceed until we can be sure this incident is under control

Many thanks to Global Research, Counter Punch, Greenpeace and Deutsche Welle for bringing all of this to our attention.


Feb 2017

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Lord Fuzztone

Great article.