I climbed this mountain in North Carolina with Dutch right after publishing “Beyond the Door” on Monday. Even after all the devastating information I have been publishing about the nuclear disaster, I was shaken. It is not easy to understand the implications and follow the math of what is happening in the northern hemisphere but let’s try.
One can go absolutely crazy trying to track and understand units of radioactivity and by the end of this article I hope to have made it comprehensible. Fortunately for me physics was my favorite subject and I did teach a semester of it in a technical college many years ago in Maine. So confusing though are the many different units that even for me the challenge is daunting. (Actually I will get around to a physics lecture in another essay.)
Bottom Line: 10,000 terabecquerels (10,000,000,000,000,000 becquerels) of radioactive substances will be released into the atmosphere from the plant during the coming three months, according to simple calculations based on the estimated emission rate as of April 5. It is now safe to assume that there will be a lot of radiation circling at high altitudes and all that stuff is going to come down everywhere eventually, especially when it rains or snows. Where is all this radiation coming from?
Amounts of radiation as far as 60km from the Fukushmia nuclear power plant have measured far above the levels measured in Chernobyl. - Dr. Chris Busby“I’ve been studying overhead photographs of Fukushima. It is very disturbing,” said Robert Alvarez, formerly a senior policy adviser at the Energy Department under Clinton. “The steel wall of the pool seems to show damage. All the surrounding equipment, including the two cranes, has been destroyed. There is smoke coming from reactor No. 3, and steam coming from the spent-fuel pool next to it. That indicates that the water in the pool is boiling.
“And that means the spent-fuel rods are getting hot and could start burning. If the rods start to burn, huge amounts of radioactive material would be released into the atmosphere and would disperse across the northern hemisphere. Unlike the reactors, spent-fuel pools are not—I repeat not—housed in any sort of hardened or sealed containment structures. Rather, the fuel rods are packed tightly together in pools of water that are often several stories above ground…” continued Alvarez.
Dr. Chris Busby said that three spent-fuel pools have burned, which he calculates puts the radiation levels at 24,000 Hiroshimas x 3 spent-fuel pools, or 72,000 times the radiation of Hiroshima now in the atmosphere. This amount represents only that from the spent-fuel pools. Radiation will continue to escape from the reactors until entombed. Perhaps it would have been better if we had fought a limited nuclear war instead!
What’s the official story? Radioactive levels were about 250 times higher than a month before. TEPCO said the levels of caesium-134 and -137 increased about 250-fold and iodine-131 increased about 12 times compared with one month ago, after the accident had already happened. The water level in the No. 4 reactor’s turbine building rose by 20 centimeters in 10 days. TEPCO has detected 8,100 becquerels of caesium-137 and 7,800 becquerels of caesium-134 per cubic centimeter in the water in the turbine building’s basement. The utility company said on Tuesday the 26th of April that the water level in the tunnel of the No. 3 reactor rose by 10 centimeters over three days.
Of course all this radiation at the plant is hampering work to bring the accident under control. If trends continue it might easily become impossible to approach the plant meaning the chances of ever getting the disaster under control are decreasing with each passing week.
Most of us are in shock—the consequences are so dramatic and will be with us for so long it is beyond most people’s psychological capacity to deal with the full reality, and governments are happy to assist in ensuring that we stay in our comfort—not panic—zone.
We are in the middle of a planet-changing historic event that has extinction of life written all over it, and the best evidence we have of this is actually seen in the complete censorship of hard facts about this nuclear disaster by the media and our government.
Everyone should watch this video at least twice. Dr. Chris Busby is the number one most trusted scientist in the world on this and the implications are stupendous. This is so bad that they cannot talk about it in the media at all and that’s exactly what they are doing, not talking at all.
When Busby says this is a serious matter he is meaning serious in terms of life and death. I have friends in Hawaii and many on the west coast in California and they all have front-row seats to the open nuclear furnaces in Japan. I wish I was allowed to start cursing in public meaning my language would turn fowl right at this very particular point.
Plutonium goes up into the air in huge explosion and we hear nothing of it? Where is the plutonium story???? Where did it go or is it going into the lungs of millions in the northern hemisphere as we speak? They might as well have pulled up front-row seats as when people actually watched the atomic bomb blasts!
The Plutonium Angel of DeathPlutonium represents certain death; it is death, concentrated in nuclear form. Riders of death come swooping down from the upper air currents on plutonium steeds and just one tiny particle of it has a deadly effect if it touches down anywhere inside of human or beast. But don’t worry about this and do what your governments want you to do. They want you to proceed with your life as if everything is normal. And while you do, they want you to spend and borrow and do anything you can to keep the deteriorating economy and financial system from collapsing altogether. The last thing they want you to know is that an alien race of nuclear super particles called plutonium are gathering and scattering around the world like Hun Hordes. We have this going on already with mercury and other heavy metals and chemicals; now the toxic soup on our planet is going nuclear in a big way and it will continue that way into an increasingly toxic and frightening future. We have just had another disaster on a day 11 and it has already changed the world in a very dirty and nuclear direction.
I really hope I am coming in loud and clear. Geiger counters measure decays but they do not tell you what kinds of particles are decaying. It is confusing, it is invisible and not even our Geiger counters tell us the whole story of increasing dangers that surround us. Anyone who thinks life is going to be the same on our planet with multiple open nuclear sores ripping apart the soft skin of our ecology and physiology is mistaken.
Nuclear harm happens in ultra slow motion. Yes it can happen in days, weeks and months to a few but the harm to the many happens in the years and decades that follow. We don’t look down and see that we are now sterile until we cannot participate in a conception. Cancer does not start between one day and the next. But these days tornadoes do.
Nature ThreatensDeadly tornado outbreaks are attacking the underbelly of America killing and destroying many and much. Yesterday the storms dealt a severe blow to the Tennessee Valley Authority on Wednesday, causing three nuclear reactors in Alabama to shut down, knocking out 11 high-voltage power lines, the utility and regulators said. All three units at TVA’s 3,274-megawatt Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama tripped about 5:30 EDT (2230 GMT) after losing outside power to the plant, a spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency said.
The earth beneath these Japanese feet is not stable and neither is the entire world as we have just recently entered an era of dramatically increasing seismic and volcanic activity. Most of us are used to watching just about everything from our arm chairs in front of our television sets but today world events are beginning to come down just about everyone’s block. If it’s not flooding it is drought and fire and if it’s not record-breaking temperatures in terms of heat its record-breaking cold.
On April 7, just one month after the 3/11 earthquake in northeastern Japan, there was a large aftershock. At the Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant the electricity was shut off . The pool containing nuclear fuel and the radioactive liquid waste were (barely) cooled down by the emergency generators, meaning that Japan was brought to the brink of destruction. But the Japanese media, as usual, paid this almost no notice.
The Rokkasho Reprocessing Plant is where expended nuclear fuel from all of Japan’s nuclear power plants is collected, and then reprocessed so as to separate out the plutonium, the uranium, and the remaining highly radioactive liquid waste. In short, it is the most dangerous factory in the world.
At the Rokkasho plant, 240 cubic meters of radioactive liquid waste are now stored. A failure to take care of this properly could lead to a nuclear catastrophe surpassing the meltdown of a reactor. This liquid waste continuously generates heat, and must be constantly cooled. But if an earthquake were to damage the cooling pipes or cut off the electricity, the liquid would begin to boil. According to an analysis prepared by the German nuclear industry, an explosion of this facility could expose persons within a 100 kilometer radius from the plant to radiation 10 to 100 times the lethal level, which presumably means instant death.
There are many accidents waiting to happen and many happening that we are not paying close attention to like the huge oil leak now happening in the Arctic Circle.
Food Crisis is IntensifyingSince from before the nuclear crisis we were already entering a terrible disaster in terms of food security and now this month the president of the World Bank has warned that the world is “one shock away from a full-blown crisis.” Robert Zoellick cited rising food prices as the main threat to poor nations who risk “losing a generation.”
Prayers in Europe this Easter holiday weekend are not being heard in the heavens (or by anyone else around the world it seems) as they face serious fears over the wheat harvest , its impact on already sky-high global food prices and, of course, devastating brush fires all from the lack of rain. We are not hearing much from China but their wheat also is not coming up strongly because of drought. Texas is in real danger of burning to the ground and exploding with all the oil wells and natural gas they have all around with their worst drought in memory taking the state down.
Commodities have been going absolutely ballistic for months. Price increases in other commodities like wheat, beans, and rice, which have, for the most part, been subdued on the consumer retail side because companies were willing to take the margin compression for a while, are now becoming a painful reality. Provident Living, a huge food storage and dry goods distribution organization for the Latter Day Saints has alerted their members that prices are up from between 11% to 49% on basic food staples. The most stunning aspect of the price increases is that they have occurred not in the last year, but over the last 90 days.
Nature has suddenly turned forcibly against us and we find out we are vulnerable and nowhere more so than with the foods we depend on to live. I know most are hoping for a return to normalcy, even the Federal Reserve, which wants to stop the emergency buying of every government bond in sight. But if interest rates go up, America is finished. In fact many people feel and think it is sinking fast and one look at the landscape of municipal, city, state and federal finances tells a story of imminent collapse.
In fact things are so bad in Japan you have to hunt for news about it. The main news outlets are covering it up, I imagine, so as to not cause a panic. You know something is seriously wrong when they stop reporting on an ongoing event of such seriousness and instead fill up the airways with trivia. It does seem today that finding the best credit card is more important than news of nuclear Armageddon happening on our beautiful planet.
What is radiation but a wind that blows our lives to a hastier end? Radiation is the death principle and as levels increase our lives are shortened. One can now shorten one’s life to a day simply by stepping inside one of those doors in the reactor buildings in Japan. Two hundred miles away radiation levels in Tokyo have gone up by a factor of 2.5. That means people who live there will now get, in ten years, what they would have gotten in 25 and that is only if the contamination does not get worse. The radiation detector above marks 0.6 micro-sieverts, exceeding normal levels near the Shibuya train station in Tokyo.
The sun is healthy and necessary for us. Some forms of radiation make us blossom. Too much, though, in too short of time will burn us and drive us into the ground if we are out in the desert, especially without water. It does not take much scientific intelligence to point out that getting a whole year’s sunshine in an hour will fry a person to a crisp. Radiation “dose rate” is important as is “dose density.”
Radiation causes death not only through cancer but also through heart disease, diabetes and other chronic conditions.How high are radiation levels at the nuclear plant? According to data obtained by remote-controlled robots that explored inside the No. 1 through No. 4 reactors on April 18, radiation readings inside these buildings were between 4 and 57 millisieverts per hour. “To be honest, I was startled to see the figures. The results make it really hard for me to ask repair workers to go inside and do their jobs,” said Haruki Madarame, chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, during a press conference the same day.
The plant operator of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Thursday the 21st of April that some 520 tons of runoff that reached the sea from April 1 to April 6 through a crack in a storage pit had reached about 4,700 terabecquerels—20,000 times above the plant’s legal annual limit. That means that in six days the planet vomited out into the sea what it normally should take 20,000 years to do. Of course they say no problem, nuclear power is beautiful and safe but let’s see what Greenpeace says about it once their Rainbow Warrior flagship takes up station to test seawater and marine life near the badly leaking tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.
radiation to mother’s breast milk in Japan, but the babies and their mothers can rest in peace because the government is not alarmed.
The masses that are not alarmed will go right ahead and consume slightly contaminated water, eat slightly contaminated food and breathe slightly contaminated air and in the case of babies in Japan begin to drink slightly contaminated breast milk. The problem, besides the obvious, is that in six months the characterization of “slightly” will fall to mid levels and then in some areas high levels of radiation and contamination.
Why is all this happening and why do we need to worry so much about it? Nuclear fuel has melted in three reactors at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and fallen to the lower sections of their container vessels, raising the specter of overheated material, compromising a container and causing a massive radiation release, the Atomic Energy Society of Japan said in a report released only nine days ago. The real red flag of course is that the media continues to ignore what is happening because it is being directed to do so by the people who own the media—lock, stock and barrel.
The International Commission on Radiation Protection [ICRP] exists in practice largely to downplay the effects of radiation on human health and to shield the nuclear industry from compensation claims from the public.Of the three damaged reactors at Fukushima, only reactor No. 3 has plutonium in its fresh fuel but all the reactors contain plutonium. All of the spent fuel rods kept in the storage pools at each reactor contain plutonium. In the Fukushima reactors, plutonium-239 is a byproduct of nuclear fission and occurs when uranium-238 in the fuel absorbs neutrons. Fukushima has enough plutonium to kill every man, woman and child on our planet if it gets out. There is enough there that if only a small part gets out it can still kill everyone. It is getting out but no one is talking about how much.
“A sample of plutonium-239 giving off one curie of radiation per hour will give off about 99.999…% as much radiation tomorrow, or next year. But a sample of iodine-131 giving off the same amount of radiation today, will give off half as much radiation in just eight days, and half as much as that—a quarter curie per hour—eight days after that. In a few months it will be gone completely,” writes Ace Hoffman, who tries to educate on his site about the various radiation terminology.
But Everything Is FineThe Japanese government is working closely with the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the nation’s mainstream media outlets to maintain the facade that everything is just fine, and that the nuclear meltdown situation is largely mitigated and under control, and that is ridiculous considering that we have meltdowns in various reactors. Since when is everything just fine and under control in the face of nuclear fires, explosions and meltdowns?
Certainly neither the media nor governments are making their calculations on the extreme vulnerability of newborns, young children or those still gestating in the womb but they are not voters so why worry about our children getting cancer in a few years or in a few decades? Yes there are people whose assumptions terrorize our children’s futures. They are secret psychopaths, the ones that modern psychology is reluctant to come to grips with because they are the elite. It is sad that we have so much human evil running around at the top of the human heap—drunk on riches and power. We can only weep.
Babies born of mothers who had a series of X-rays of the pelvic region during pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to develop leukemia or another form of cancer as those born of mothers who had not been X-rayed.Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, former professor of radiation physics at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, in his book Secret Fallout – Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three-Mile Island, indicated that the risk increased with each additional exposure. This clearly implied that there was no significant healing of the damage and that the cancer-causing effects of radiation were cumulative.
Safe Radiation Winds Don’t ExistThe U.S. Department of Energy has testified that there is no level of radiation that is so low that it is without health risks. That is official US policy. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) published a report in 2006 titled Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) report saying, “The committee concludes that the preponderance of information indicates that there will be some risk, even at low doses.” The concluding statement of the report reads, “The committee concludes that the current scientific evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that there is a linear, no-threshold dose-response relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation and the development of cancer in humans.” This means that the sum of several very small exposures to radiation has the same effect as one large exposure, since the effects of radiation are cumulative. And this means millions and eventually billions of people are going to be affected by this multiple reactor disaster in Japan.
The U.S. Department of Energy has the most up-to-date and comprehensive readings on radiation in northern Japan. They say that the NNSA hazard map shows that if someone were to stay at any location between the power station and a point nearly 50 kilometers northwest of the plant for a year, they would be exposed to at least 20 millisieverts of radiation on the assumption that the amount of radiation would not decrease even inside buildings. The Japanese government designates areas where the annual exposure dose of radiation reaches 20 millisieverts as a “planned evacuation zone” where residents are urged by authorities to flee their homes.
The U.S. Department of Energy released the estimation as part of a hazard map on cumulative radiation in areas near the Fukushima plant created by an affiliate, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). NNSA compiled the hazard map based on data collected during 334 hours of flights, 150,000 pieces of ground-based data gained by Japan and the U.S. and data on 504 air samples.
Send the Pregnant Women and Children Out FirstSternglass concluded that all the research led to the tragic conclusion that the unborn fetus was hundreds or thousands of times more sensitive to radiation than anyone had ever suspected. According to the now antiquated “threshold” theory, there was a certain low-level of radiation exposure, a “threshold” below which no damage would be caused. If this threshold was about the same as the yearly dose from background radiation or from exposure to typical diagnostic X-rays, as various supporters of nuclear programs maintained it was, then doctors were not doing us harm. But Dr. Alice Stewart’s study implied that if there were any safe threshold for unborn children and infants, it would have to be less than the dose from a single X-ray picture.
It is always important to remember, when calculating the health threat, to consider pregnant mothers and their babies. Because children are developing, their bodies experience more cell division and therefore are more vulnerable to disruptions in the normal cell growth process, making them more sensitive to the effects of radiation as compared to adults. Fetuses, in even more critical stages of development, are highly sensitive as well, with results dependent on the organ systems that are developing at the time of exposure.
The consequences through direct gamma radiation, ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin can be severe even if the mother does not suffer from radiation sickness. During the first two weeks of pregnancy, exposure to radiation can lead to death of the fetus.
Blowing on the WindRadioactive particles released as gases into the atmosphere over Japan are being blown by winds and other weather patterns to far-off locations. This is the “radioactive plume” that is responsible for the radioactive iodine-131 detected in scientific stations in air or rainwater samples as far away as California, Colorado, Washington State, Massachusetts, Florida, Illinois, and North and South Carolina.
Radioactive iodine that been found in milk in San Luis Obispo, California and in Washington State are increasing the fear of widespread radiation contamination. For people living in America the official party line is that the radiation so far poses no health risk or threat to water and food supplies so there is no need to take any action right now. It is not fair or honest of reporters, radio, TV and newspapers to be so cavalier with the pronouncements of safety and “no” health risks when it is well known that rising radiation levels will bring rising cancer levels as well as increasing fertility problems and birth defects. Everyone knows that! What is happening in Japan will be remembered forever if there is anyone living that long to remember anything about it.
Medical Leadership FailsWith each passing day, the medical leadership in the United States and around the world is looking more monstrous. Our medical leaders are failing us spectacularly when it comes to both chemical toxicity and the lethal dangers of radioactivity—they could hardly do a worse job.
As we head into the depths of the most challenging medical and environmental disaster of modern times we need real information and in-depth presentations of medicine at its finest. The superficial information and communications that are flying around the mainstream are designed for people that have lost the ability to think for themselves—populations that need to be spoon-fed information that they quickly regurgitate back to others with the stupidest blindest trust one can imagine.
It really is a tragedy forming and medical officials are even betraying themselves and their families by closing the door to helpful information. Governmental leaders and the armies of bureaucrats believe their own nonsense especially in the area of health and medicine. To be a free-thinking person outside the matrix you really do have to step outside the box of modern civilization and that has only gotten more difficult to do over the past decades. Eating organic or anything uncontaminated is going to be very tricky starting now in the northern hemisphere.
With each and every passing month, that sickening truth will sink in deeper and a great depression will set in (financial crisis and economic collapse) and by then it will be too late to panic. The matrix is coming apart and there is nothing that can or will stop that. It was coming apart anyway but now we are really in for it with nuclear hell officially born on earth.
We’re all connected to the grid, to the matrix both literally and metaphorically. And we are all connected to the environment, that same one that is getting more polluted in a super-accelerated way because of the nuclear nightmare in Japan. It’s our worst nightmare and of course they don’t want the public to really see and realize that. You tell me who on earth wants to see and feel the full measure of the nuclear doom that is upon us and our children and theirs to come? Fission open to the environment on earth is catastrophic and it is the drum of doom to our genetic code.