Fukushima: Playing with a Chernobyl-style time bomb
by Peter Eyre on 13 Apr 2011 1 Comment

Isn’t it incredible that the Japanese, the US and the IAEA are still playing with this Chernobyl-type time bomb in Fukushima that continues releasing its deadly contamination each and every day? Why are they playing games with the populations of the world and why have they not dealt with this in the same way as Chernobyl and entombed it forever.


Right from day one I had indicated that this was one big cover-up with the supporters of nuclear power playing down the seriousness of the accident, including the IAEA. The media also played this down until such time as they were forced to start telling the truth after they found out the magnitude of what was actually going on.


So how do things look at the moment as the experts continue to scratch their heads whilst the residents of Japan and the world beyond wait to hear their fate?


The Japanese Government announced concerns at the level of plutonium found in the soil near Fukushima. What’s new - it’s always been there, they just didn’t look for it!


The Japanese Government announced the level of contamination in the sea around the plant was also high. So? We knew as soon as they started pumping vast amounts of sea water onto the reactors and the natural forces of gravity took it back from where it came - the sea!


We now have a totally contaminated sea in and around Japan and beyond, which is sad considering that fish and mollusks are the main diet of the Japanese.


Now the authorities are warning the people not to drink tap water; or eat vegetables from soil that is now very contaminated!


Why the delay in encapsulating this uncontrollable power station that just keeps getting worse? Are the powers that be intentionally delaying the inevitable? Don’t they understand the magnitude of the problem and the proximity of the millions living in the area?


This plant is emitting the equivalent of many thousands of Hiroshima bombs into the atmosphere which the whole world will eventually receive. It has already been detected in Glasgow and in Oxfordshire – they just tell us the levels are very low and no problem to human health – when there is no safe level of radiation!


Let’s take a look at the ongoing Chernobyl casualties:

According to a book, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, by Alexey Yablokov of the Center for Russian Environmental Policy in Moscow, and Janette Sherman, MD, physician and toxicologist who edited the book, nearly one million people around the world died from exposure to radiation released by the 1986 nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl reactor. I guess Nicholas Rockefeller will be happy about that; it falls in with his statement to Aaron Rosso that we must eliminate at least a third of the world - a New World Order Master Plan!


Yablokov mused: “For the past 23 years, it has been clear that there is a danger greater than nuclear weapons concealed within nuclear power. Emissions from this one reactor exceeded a hundred-fold the radioactive contamination of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.” [emphasis added] He added: “No citizen of any country can be assured that he or she can be protected from radioactive contamination. One nuclear reactor can pollute half the globe. Chernobyl fallout covers the entire Northern Hemisphere.”


“On this 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, we now realize that the consequences were far worse than many researchers had believed,” concluded Janette Sherman. Drawing upon extensive data, the authors estimate the number of deaths worldwide due to Chernobyl fallout from 1986 through 2004 was 985,000, a number that has since increased.


The entire town of Pripyat (population 49,360), three kilometers from the plant, was completely evacuated 36 hours after the accident. In subsequent weeks and months an additional 67,000 people were evacuated from contaminated areas and relocated on government order. Some 200,0000 people are believed to have been relocated as a result of the accident. [Then Soviet Union President, Mikhail Gorbachev, recently put the figure at 350,000 evacuated].


Where does this leave the people in Japan? Where does this leave the mass of people in Chiba and Tokyo etc; can they be protected from this monumental failure of the Japanese Government, the IAEA and their US experts? Unless the authorities accept that this plant has already reached its critical phase and encapsulate it immediately, many millions will die from its deadly outflow.


The above-mentioned authorities should be listed as criminals for not revealing the truth to their citizens, to at least give them the possibility to make their own choice to stay or leave, based on the information provided (which it was not). This has the potential to become a sort of Holocaust enhanced by their inability to accept the truth and bury it forever!


Dr. Janette Sharman warned:

“Given profound weather effects (earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc.), human fallibility, and military conflicts, many believe that it is only a matter of time before there is another nuclear catastrophe. Nuclear fallout knows no state or national boundaries, and will contribute to increase in illnesses, decrease in intelligence, and instability throughout the world. The economic costs of radioactive pollution and care of contaminated citizens are staggering. No country can maintain itself if its citizens are economically, intellectually, politically, and socially impoverished.”


I have always been vocal on the Fukushima catastrophe and also the use of weapons that contain uranium components. The latter, mainly depleted uranium, can enter the nose–brain barrier with devastating results. As Dr. Sharman and I have said so many times, we are looking at severe DNA breakdown resulting in infertility or severe birth abnormalities, with emphasis on mental disorders and a rise in problems like autism which is increasing at an alarming rate around the world.


During the heavy bombardment of Libya, I researched the upper atmospheric winds from surface level and mid level to find that the contamination from Libya spread to the west and northwest over Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, then looped back from the Atlantic back over the UK, Scandinavia and Europe. I checked again another day and this time the contamination from Libya drifted over towards Italy, Greece, Turkey, the eastern Mediterranean seaboard and beyond.


Add to this the fallout from Fukushima that quickly moved across the Pacific to the US/Canada and then to UK and Europe, and we have the potential of some catastrophic health event. Fukushima is extremely dangerous and could surpass Chernobyl with many more reactors to deal with. We also have the issue of how many spent fuel rods were and still are stored on site and how many have already been destroyed or could be destroyed.


As Dr. Janette Sharman observed:

-        After Chernobyl, there was a delay in collecting and releasing information. The nuclear industry and many governments are reluctant to alarm the public, but the public has a right to know what the risks are and if possible to avoid – as much as possible – those risks. The science of radiobiology is not new.


-        When we know the identity of a radioisotope, we can predict how it will interact with living matter – human, animal or plant. Decades of research have confirmed that radioisotopes become deposited in various parts of living systems. In humans, I-131 and I-129 concentrate in the thyroid, Cs-137 in soft tissue, and Sr-90 in teeth and bones.


-        Key to understanding effects is the difference between external and internal radiation. While external radiation, as from x-rays, neutron, gamma and cosmic rays can harm and kill, internal radiation (alpha and beta particles) when absorbed by ingestion and inhalation, releases damaging energy in direct contact with tissues and cells.


Dr. Sharman added:

-        Those not in close proximity to the those sources of radiation will be spared some of the intense exposure, but will not escape the exposure from radionuclides that emit alpha and beta particles, as well as gamma radiation. These enter the bodies of humans by inhalation and ingestion of food and water.


-        Of the Chernobyl “liquidators” the young and healthy men and women who worked to stop the fires and to contain the release of radioactivity from Chernobyl, by 2005, some 125,000 of the estimated total of 830,000 were dead (15%) mostly from circulatory, blood diseases and malignancies.


-        Children born to liquidator families were seriously affected with birth defects and thyroid diseases, including cancer, and loss of intellect. But other children, based upon the research of multiple researchers, it is estimated that in the heavily contaminated areas of Belarus only 20% of children are considered healthy, placing an enormous burden upon governmental resources to provide medical care and education for those affected.


-        Many pro-nuclear critics have downplayed the risks from Chernobyl attributing concerns to “radio-phobia” but documentation of disease is not limited to the human population. With few exceptions, animal and plant systems that were studied demonstrated structural abnormalities in offspring, loss of tolerance and viability, and genetic changes. Wild animals and plants did not drink alcohol, smoke or worry about compensation.


-        When a radiation release occurs we do not know in advance the part of the biosphere it will contaminate, the animals, plants, and people that will be affected, nor the amount or duration of harm. In many cases, damage is random, depending upon the health, age, and status of development and the amount, kind, and variety of radioactive contamination that reaches humans, animals and plants.


-        For this reason, open and transparent data must be collected and maintained for all biological systems – human, animal, plant. We must have international support for research on the consequences of the Fukushima and support of Chernobyl research must continue in order to mitigate the ongoing and increasing damage. Access to information must be transparent and open to all, across all borders. The WHO must severe its cooperation with the IAEA, in place since 1959, and assume independent responsibility in support of international health. [emphasis added]


-        Given the emerging problems from the Fukushima nuclear plants and the continuing and known problems caused by the Chernobyl catastrophe, we must ask ourselves: before we commit ourselves to economic and technologic support of nuclear energy, who, what and where are we willing to sacrifice and for how long? [emphasis added]


[Watch the video of Dr. Sharman explaining the consequences of Chernobyl and bear in mind that Fukushima could well surpass the death toll from that disaster



Dr. Chris Busby, Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk, Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster, Guest Researcher at the Julius Kuehn Institute of the German Federal Agricultural Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, and former member of the UK Committee Examining Radiation Risk on Internal Emitters CERRIE and the UK MoD Depleted Uranium Oversight Board, was Science and Policy Interface leader of the Policy Information Network on Child Health and Environment based in the Netherlands, and Science and Technology Speaker for the Green Party of England and Wales.


Dr Busby has conducted fundamental research on the health effects of internal radiation both at the theoretical and epidemiological level, including recently on the genotoxic effects of the element uranium. After Fukushima he gave an interview:



Our beautiful planet and its inhabitants are being subjected to unprecedented bombardment of all types of radiation from the nuclear industry, Fukushima and the ongoing use of depleted uranium in the current areas of conflict. Libya is being used as a testing ground for US, UK and Coalition old and new weapons systems. It is my belief that there is a very strong connection between some people and the New World Order, which shall be the theme of my other series of articles on Libya…


Peter Eyre, a former British Naval officer, worked at NATO headquarters, and spent a lot of time in the Middle East and South East Asia as a petroleum consultant; he lives in the UK and writes regularly for the Palestine Telegraph; his website is www.eyreinternational.com

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