September 13, 2011
The Fukushima media cover up of 3 nuclear meltdowns and resulting nuclear melt throughs along with immense radiation leaks into the water column that will spread all over Japan and have tremendous health effects, is a huge public relations triumph but a public health disaster.
For months, TEPCO and Japanese officials refused to admit that there had been any meltdowns at Fukushima. Then they said there were meltdowns at reactors 1, 2 and 3 but they might have only been partial meltdowns. Finally they admitted the obvious: there were total meltdowns at all 3 reactors. Why did it take them so long to admit to this? CNN reported that the Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has “more than doubled its estimate of the radioactive material ejected into the air in the early days of the Fukushima nuclear crisis”.
Fear was spreading throughout the world that there would be and devastating effect on the world stock markets and that they would plunge when reports of the tsunami and earthquakes hit Japan. There were grave concerns that the earthquake, the tsunami and the nuclear crisis could devastate Japan's economy and push the rest of the world back into recession. It is easy to understand why Japan was keeping a low profile and downplaying this disaster.
The media was presenting the condition of the reactors at Fukushima as stable, while the situation is really getting worse all the time. There were reports that there are cracks in at least one of the reactor cores, while other unspecified problems contribute to highly radioactive water leaking into the ocean. Why were they covering it up? This statement from the Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan says: “From now on people should live their lives as normal and should consume products from the areas that have been affected in order to support the area.” He was trying to persuade people that even though this was a disaster, everything... [continues]
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