Thursday, April 14, 2011
"Some "experts" on the mainstream media have been downplaying the health risk from nuclear radiation, but the truth is that there is a world of difference between "external radiation" and "internal radiation"."
With no resolution to the crisis in sight, the damaged facilities at Fukushima continue to pump massive amounts of nuclear radiation into the surrounding environment every single day. So will much of northern Japan end up being uninhabitable due to nuclear radiation? Everyone agrees that the area immediately around Fukushima will be uninhabitable indefinitely. The only question is how large of an area around Fukushima is eventually going to be considered unlivable. This week authorities in Japan finally raised the crisis at Fukushima up to a level 7 disaster on the international scale. In fact, they are now telling us that the total release of radioactive material will likely surpass that of the Chernobyl disaster. Chernobyl was incredibly nightmarish and there are still vast areas around Chernobyl that are basically uninhabitable. But Chernobyl only burned for 10 days. The crisis at Fukushima could end up lasting for many months. Keep in mind that radiation is cumulative. Every single day the total amount of radioactive material that the world is dealing with because of Fukushima just continues to increase.
It would be hard to overstate how much of a disaster this will eventually be for Japan. At this point it seems clear that those that lived within the 30 km evacuation zone will never be able to safely return to their homes.
But what about the rest of northern Japan?
Already there are indications that areas beyond the evacuation zone will soon be unlivable as well as Stephen Lendman recently noted....
Japan's Asahi Shimbun reported a Hiroshima and Kyoto Universities' study showing radioactivity in soil samples beyond the 30 km evacuation zone is up to 400 times above normal, saying:
"The predicted changes in the level of radiation at the ground surface were calculated after analyzing the amounts of eight kinds of radioactive materials found in the soil and taking into consideration the half-lives of each material."
The health effects of the various kinds of radioactive material that are being released at Fukushima should not be underestimated. Just consider what Dr. Russell Blaylock recently told Newsmax....
When we look at Chernobyl, most of West Germany was heavily contaminated. Norway, Sweden. Hungary was terribly contaminated. The radiation was taken up into the plants. The food was radioactive. They took the milk and turned it into cheese. The cheese was radioactive.
That’s the big danger, the crops in this country being contaminated, the milk in particular, with Strontium 90. That radiation is incorporated into the bones and stays for a lifetime.
So would you like to have radioactive material in your bones that affects your health for the rest of your life?
Do you want to live every day in fear of what you are eating?
Those are the kinds of decisions that residents of northern Japan are going to be facing.
Some "experts" on the mainstream media have been downplaying the health risk from nuclear radiation, but the truth is that there is a world of difference between "external radiation" and "internal radiation".