Is Nuclear Fallout from Japan still Bombarding America?

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April 3, 2012 Posted by:

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Nuclear Radation SymbolWhile the mainstream media long ago moved on from covering the nuclear disaster in Japan, a number of independent journalists and scientists have been warning that the disaster is far from over. In fact, many experts are suggesting that dangerously high levels of nuclear fallout and radiation are still blanketing the western coast of the United States.

One year later and the problems just keep getting worse…

An independent reporter, EnviroReproter out of Los Angeles CA., has conducted over 1,500 tests in the Los Angeles area since the disaster occurred. In his latest set of readings, he tested a sampling of rain water that was composed primarily of sea mist. The levels of radiation that he detected were over five times the normal background radiation levels in Santa Monica CA.

Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear power industry executive,  is claiming that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is 10 times worse than the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union. He says that Chernobyl was a single reactor running at only 7 percent when it ruptured, while Fukushima had three reactors operating at 100 percent capacity.  Fukushima also had seven other nuclear reactors with spent fuel pools that were damaged.

In an interview he gave to ChinaDaily.com, Gunderson warned that nuclear fallout was making its way into the food supply of the world.

“Large cesium deposits (are also being found) on the bottom of the river bed that gets picked up by weeds and seaweed in the ocean that then gets eaten by other fish and mollusks and work their way up the food chain,”

In an article released by SHTFPLAN.com, titled The Radiation Warnings You Won’t Get from the Mainstream Propaganda Machine, they detail a number of alarming findings.  The point out that:

“radiation has absolutely reached the shores of North America.  Water samples from across the continent have tested positive for unsafe levels of radioactivity.  The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as maximum contaminant levels, or MCL, by as much as 181 times.” This means that the complete ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean is now poisoned with radiation and we aren’t being warned.”

Even more alarming was the revelation that the U.S. is in the process of importing foods from the effected areas. Despite the fact that a number of countries have suspended imports from Japan, Nuclear Expert Arnold Gundersen is saying that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just signed a pact to import seafood from Japan. What’s even more disturbing about this news, is how the FDA has refused to test any seafood imports for radiation since the disaster in Japan.

While our government would love for you to believe that the nuclear problems in Japan are under control, nothing could be farther form the truth. In fact, the most recent testing out of the Fukushima  nuclear plant dispels any claims that reactors have been made safe. Engineers for Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) say readings of airborne radiation inside Reactor 2 showed almost 73 sieverts per hour this week. To put that in to perspective, exposure to that amount of radiation would kill a normal person within minutes. These levels are some of the highest reading since the beginning of the disaster.

Even more troubling, was the news that this reactor was probably the one with the least amount of damage. The other reactors are so badly damaged, that there is currently no way of even testing or determining how bad the damage actually is. Experts warn that the two other nuclear reactors are likely in even worse shape, and say that we have yet to make any devices that could withstand the harsh conditions inside.

The build-up of contaminated water is another major concern for Tepco.

Earlier this week is 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.

The problems is so bad that one expert says, “If that cooling water supply is lost, it will be just a few hours at most before that waste is on fire.” 135 tons of radioactive material outside of any radioactive containment. It would be a direct releases into the environment. 100% of cesium-137 could be released to the environment.

Here’s the video:

The THE Mainichi Daily News in Japan is reporting that the Japanese government is actually drawing up plans for the possible evacuation of Tokyo:

One of the biggest issues that we face is the possibility that the spent nuclear fuel pool of the No. 4 reactor at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will collapse.

The storage pool in the No. 4 reactor building has a total of 1,535 fuel rods, or 460 tons of nuclear fuel, in it and the storage pools are barely intact on the building’s third and fourth floors. If the storage pool breaks and runs dry, the nuclear fuel inside will overheat and explode, causing a massive amount of radioactive substances to spread over a wide area.

The worse-case scenario drawn up by the government includes not only the collapse of the No. 4 reactor pool, but the disintegration of spent fuel rods from all the plant’s other reactors. If this were to happen, residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would be forced to evacuate.

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  1. Takao says:

    If the American people knew what was really going on in Japan they would be shocked. The Japanese Government has lied about Fukushima since day 1 and they continue to ut lives in danger by not admitting to the truth and asking the international community for help.

    People need to be aware of the major crisis that not only Japan faces but the rest of the world as well. They are poisoning out waterway with their lack of action. Many people will die and probably already have as a result of this meltdown and action needs to be taken before it’s to late.

    • old soldier says:

      It is interesting that the mainstream media has stopped covering this event. The thing they and the American public fail to realize is radioactivity just doesn’t go away. Depending on the half life of the radioactive element involved it could take a long long time for it to deteriorate to a safe level. They , also, fail to note that radioactivity is colorless, odorless, and a person exposed doesn’t feel any sensation of the hazard. They don’t become aware of it until the symptoms of overexposure become evident: nausea, vomiting, loss of hair, loss of immunity to disease, etc. By then, it is almost too late, too late if the exposure is lethal.

    • Trish says:

      The other thing people fail to realize is there really is no “safe level” of exposure. They try to make people feel better by comparing it to xray exposure but that’s like comparing Apples to hand grenades.

  2. JoePrepper says:

    Very scary stuff, this is one thing that is almost impossible to prep for and something that scares the hell out of me.

    What’s really scary is how many of these plants are around the world and how many of them are in need of major repairs. We hear nothing about Fukushima anymore but we here even less about the almost weekly shutdown or leak from plants all across this country.

    But don’t worry folks just go back to watching T.V. and eating your canned Tuna. I’m sure everything is completely safe ;)

  3. River Rat says:

    The only thing ..the so called Mainstream media is worried about is putting that clown in office for 4 more years, oh and making sure zimmerman goes to jail

    • deloox says:

      You are truly a large, slimy, radioactive river rat. Pleas crawl back in your cess pool and stop polluting scientific websites.

  4. Doug says:

    You are asking for donations for an expensive meter to get better readings, but in your own report you state you can’t get the government’s attention to review or act on anything. Why should we donate when the information will not be acted upon?

    • Off Grid Survival says:

      Just so there is no confusion.

      The first video that we posted in the article is from an independent reporter that has nothing to do with this site. We only posted the video because of the content during the first couple of minutes.

      We in no way are suggesting that anyone donates anything, and we are in no way affiliated with them. We simply posted the video as another source to confirm what we were reporting.

  5. tammy says:

    I was pregnant when the disaster occurred, my mother send me and my children tickets to australia so my unborn baby would not be affected, all my friends in san diego thought i was being rediculous. i stayed in australia for 4 mths but had to come back ultimatley, its scary, its so hard to find information, my friends and husband still think i am being rediculous when i dont give the kids cows milk and add bentonite to everything we eat. I worry like crazy about my kids..

    • Freamanz says:

      And whats so special obout you and your kids.The whole world is burning down.More important things to worrie about….LOL…Nothing more entertaining than self absorbed dickheads on this site..It does not matter,Try to run and hide.We are not all superman…Burn baby burn.Theres not a thing you can do!!!

  6. Chris G says:

    I think this whole thing is a nightmare and I know my kids have no future here in America. All my friends and family think I’m crazy and it’s sad to think how few people are really understanding the disaster of what’s to come. I’m sick everyday about this without being able tO test our food or water. Study what happened in Chernobyl. This is 1000 times worse ….

  7. Marnel says:

    Is there an agency collecting radiation levels, for Oregon, Washington and California? Northwest citizens have a right to the information. We need to know the radiation levels, pre Fukusima and the current levels.

  8. jacknmeovslo says:

    So does that mean all the blue states on the west coast will eventually become red again due to the radiation? If that’s true than slice me off one big ol’ piece of that scrumptious pie let me tell you.

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