Fukushima Fear Mongering Debunked

January 17, 2014

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Is Fukushima fear mongering elite inspired 

or do truthers have a perverse desire

 to believe the worst?   





(Editor's Note:  I reserve judgment and post this for purposes of information and discussion.) 


by James Farganne

(henrymakow.com)


Fear about Fukushima and its "poisoning of the Pacific" is rampant these days. On Facebook, some of my "truther" friends get angry if I dare to question the reality of a nuclear apocalypse looming in and over the Pacific.

The term "fear porn" has gained a lot of traction, and in this instance I can see why: intelligent people have become so addicted to their Pacific Ocean horror fixation, they refuse to evaluate data that might contradict it.

Are there dying animal populations? Should residents of the Pacific Northwest be concerned? Does the Pacific Ocean contain large amounts of radioactive material? While the answer to all these questions is "Yes", there is, as usual, a lot more to know.

Mainstream media outlets peddle the lie that all four obliterated reactor containments at Fukushima remain unbreached. Meanwhile, the so-called "alternative media" has been hammering truth seekers with dire claims that are equally misleading.

These two false scenarios - one, everything is under control, and two, the Pacific Ocean has been destroyed - constitute the usual goalposts by which people are routinely deceived, manipulated, and distracted from reality.

Usually, the goalpost dialectic leads the public down a predetermined path of brainwashed opinion, and reality is somewhere outside the confines of the posts. In this case, however, reality is not only outside the goalposts, but in between them as well.

Let's look at the latter reality first.

ANIMAL DIE-OFFS

Yes, there was a starfish apocalypse. Dead starfish by the millions littered the ocean floor off the British Columbian coast. Their arms were falling off. Their guts were gooshing out. When marine biologists collected them in tanks for analysis, they sometimes turned to jelly before they reached the laboratory.

"Alternative news" sites such as ENEnews.com promptly attributed the die-off to radiation from Fukushima. Droves of truthers, already terrified by reports of radioactive tuna and Google Maps images showing the killer radiation overtaking the Pacific like a psychedelic oil slick, fell for this bit of disinformation hook, line, and sinker.

The truth is that die-offs are a regular occurrence in nature. Die-offs happen when populations outstrip food supply; malnourishment leads to starvation and, more importantly, disease, which quickly propagates, effecting a population crash.

After the crash, the survivors, presumably the fittest, enjoy less competition for a recovering food supply, and the population rebounds.

Dr. Craig McClain, Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, identifies the syndrome that caused the die-off, and gives three reasons why it had nothing to do with Fukushima: (1) as an observed phenomenon, it predates Fukushima by 3 - 15 years; (2) it also occurs on the East Coast; and (3), other forms of life in the region remained unaffected.

Far from being unusual events, animal die-offs happen all the time, and normally go unremarked by all but the scientists who monitor them. Unscrupulous outlets ENEnews.com and Rense.com, among many others, are now hauling reports of them into the alternative media limelight and attributing them to Fukushima fallout without presenting a shred of evidence.

In doing so, they spread not only disinformation, but needless fear.

ATMOSPHERIC FALLOUT 

There have been claims of high Geiger counter readings in the Pacific Northwest.

According to Jim Stone, the engineer and ex-NSA analyst who proved that Fukushima was an act of environmental terrorism, the nuke that destroyed Reactor 3 did indeed produce particles that were blown eastward and are most likely to end up in North American riverbeds.

That isn't good, but neither is it the end of the world, when one considers the many Cold War nuclear test detonations, which are one factor in the cancer rate explosion of the 20th century.

This article from Geigercounter.com traces high readings in California to naturally radioactive sand. How many amateurs with Geiger counters are erroneously jumping to Fukushima conclusions?

Background radiation is not uniform. Naturally occurring hot spots vary widely in intensity. In some parts of Iran, people thrive in radioactive norms much higher than any in the United States.

It makes sense to take the Geiger counter reports with several grains of salt.

Stone makes another good point. In Washington State, police cars are equipped with Geiger counters, which still sometimes detect radiotherapy patients. The background radiation in that region has not spiked because of Fukushima; otherwise, the cops' Geiger counters would be jammed and useless for detecting cancer patients.

Some particles from the obliterated core of Reactor 3 have found their way to North America, but the reality does not begin to approach the hype.


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(This image is often presented as radiation. In fact, it shows tsunami wave height.) 

"THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS DYING" 


This is where people have been getting most emotional, and understandably so. We love whales and dolphins, and a whole lot of us enjoy seafood too. How much more catastrophic can you get, short of a planetary mass extinction event?

But this claim, that "The Pacific Ocean is dying", is the most tenuous of them all.

The Pacific took its worst hit when Reactor 3 exploded, sending a portion of its fuel downwind over the waters. The rest will sit on Japanese land, making much of it uninhabitable for as long as Japan remains above sea level.

Water happens to be an ideal radiation sink. Even gamma rays cannot penetrate more than two and a half feet of seawater. It takes only a fuel pool with a little water to soak up all the radiation from many reactor cores. Meanwhile, the Pacific Ocean occupies fully 30% of Earth's surface.

Consider also the many nuclear tests conducted in the Pacific during the Cold War. In that context, are we to believe that a bit of fuel from one reactor core could destroy the entire ocean?

Even had Reactor 3's entire core been ejected into the water, the idea that it could poison the entire ocean is ludicrous.

CONCLUSION

If you are freaked out by the hype, I suggest that you consider the possibility that you are getting roped in by a fear porn campaign designed to ... do what?

Now we come to the reality outside the goalposts.

Stone thinks that the disinformation is to divert truthers' attention from the real issues surrounding Fukushima: that (1) the disaster on 3/11/11 was a coordinated attack on Japan, (2) the majority of environmental damage outside Japan came in the immediate wake of that attack, and (3) the most serious issue is all the expelled fuel still strewn around Reactor 3's destroyed containment. So lethal is that debris that not even robots can survive proximity to it. Safe disposal remains untenable.

I think the "elites" enjoy scaring the masses. In a sense, they feed on it. Fear is an excellent tool for keeping people's minds in chains, especially when they happen to be a demographic (frequenters of "alternative" media) who are consciously trying to shake off those chains and become mentally free.

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Stone's report proving that 3/11/11 was an act of war is available in PDF format here.

jimstonefreelance.com

farganne.wordpress.com

http://311truth.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/spreading-fear-garbage-charts-misrepresentation/

The Nuclear Scare Scam (Lecture by physicist) Thanks Peter


First Comment from Stephen Quayle

IT'S HARDLY FEAR MONGERING-I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT NUCLEAR EFFECTS FOR DECADES AND THE CPM IN BOZEMAN MONTANA IS 120- NORMALLY .18 LAST YEAR-I OWN MY OWN SOPHISTICATED RADIATION MONITORS. -JUST BECAUSE LYING PAID HACKS HAVE TAKEN OVER 60 YEARS WORTH OF RADIO ACTIVITY STUDIES AND RE WRITTEN THE LAWS OF PHYSICS  DOESN'T CHANGE THE LETHALITY OF IONIZING RADIATION OR THE DANGER OF THE VARIOUS ISOTOPES-NO ANCHOVIES AND THE REPORTS I GET FROM ALSKAN FISHERMAN ARE HORRIFIC NOT TO MENTION THE NAVY SAILORS WHO WERE EXPOSED TO LETHAL DOSES ON OUR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS-I HAVE ALOT OF RESPECT FOR YOU BUT YOU ARE WRONG ON THIS ONE AND GROSSLY MISINFORMED!


Ken Adachi replies:


Just read Steve Quayle's ill informed, delusional, all cap comments and I'm compelled to respond. For the past decade or so, Steve's entire radio career on Coast to Coast radio is marked by one continuous trail of the-sky-is-falling, "the-end-is-almost-here" warnings of biblical proportioned "calamities" that are "just about"  to overtake America and usher in the End Times fundamentalist "prophecies" otherwise known as British Israel. He's a Doom & Gloomer from the get go. 


Here he makes statements that illustrate his utter mastery of the art of the Blind Leading the Blind. I have frequently explained in my articles debunking Fukushima radiation hysteria that the CPM (counts per minute) reading at any Geiger counter station is not a SINGLE static number that is "18 last year"  and has now RISEN  to "120" in Bozeman, Montana.  It doesn't work that way. The CPM reading changes CONTINUOUSLY from MINUTE to MINUTE. It can be "18" one minute, and COULD show "120" the next minute,  and come back down to "25" the NEXT minute. Geiger counters set to read CPM will record ANY form of ionizing radiation event which INCLUDES natural cosmic rays and harmless alpha radiation which NATURALLY arise from certain geological formations. The ONLY way to arrive at a meaningful number is to AVERAGE the CPM readings over a 24 hour period and publish the MEAN average as background radiation on a daily basis.  Go to this National Radiation Map of privately owned, civilian 

Geiger counter monitoring stations around the US that show RAW, instantaneous readings in CPM and notices how the numbers CHANGE each few minutes as you refresh the page. 


http://radiationnetwork.com/


This group considers an "alert" reading to be a SUSTAINED reading of over 100 CPM for THREE or more CONTINUOUS minutes. There are NO 100 CPM +  alert readings ANYWHERE in the United States and  there have been NONE recorded in the USA since 3/11, beyond the occasional FALSE alert readings which are explained on this page:


http://radiationnetwork.com/Message.htm


Steve uses his emotions more than his brains when he alludes to the supposed Fukushima triggered cancers acquired among sailors from the USS Carrier Reagan involved (along with Japanese relief workers) in distributing food pallets and those who were involved in the pathetic water dumping debacle at the Daiichi power station which we all saw on video is another CONTRIVED Fukushima radiation scare story based on ZERO evidence of any SIGNIFICANT or harmful radiation exposure to ANY of those sailors. Sailors who work on relief/rescue missions involving a nuclear accident and those who work aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier are REQUIRED to wear sensitive DOSIMETERS to record their total radiation exposure. The Navy said that NONE of those sailors involved received MORE than the equivalent of ONE month's worth of normal background radiation exposure.  The idea that these guys acquired thyroid  or other types of cancers due to their INSIGNIFICANT radiation exposures while engaged in Japan relief efforts or the water dumping episode is an ABSURDITY beyond reason.   


Here is the index of articles I've posted to date explaining and debunking Fukushima radiation hysteria promotion:


http://educate-yourself.org/cn/fukushimaradiationhysteriaindex.shtml


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Comments for "Fukushima Fear Mongering Debunked"

James T said (January 21, 2014):

I do agree that the fear may be overblown, but there are also other factors to consider, such as radiation from worthless "power" plants
isn't the only one that should be accounted for.

To expound what I mean is that what we have here is radioactive particulate that may
well be combined with the *Real* radiation threat, that being cellular technology and broadcasting which is quietly nuking people at a
constant rate and growing. Are the fukushima particles any more dangerous when combined with the electro-magnetic maelstrom cellular companies continue to build? (I don't personally know) But the fear of the fukushima fallout certainly detracts from people watching out for
this other radiation that is constantly being spread with every new cellular antenna/tower activation, so perhaps that is one end-goal of
the fear mongering.


Tom (2) said (January 19, 2014):

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/why-obama-wont-admit-fukushima-radiation-is-poisoning-americansconnecting-the-dots_012014

The above article makes a good case for why the crisis being downplayed and the reasons for it. There are 20 of these old GE clunkers in the U.S. alone with 30 years of nuclear waste stored in above-ground pools—and NO plans to do anything about it. In 1980 I was involved with a potential contractor for INEL (Idaho Nuclear Engineering Lab) in their plan for a nuclear-waste repository, which was never implemented. Jimmy Carter stopped nuclear-rod reprocessing several years earlier. The problem is worse now by several orders of magnitude.


Dave said (January 19, 2014):

Steve Quayle's note talks averages, I expect. But even big instantaneous readings
are a warning of sorts. If your meter pegs, briefly or not, take cover.

Jesus Christ warned about end times. I've no problem with Quayle except vast
air time on how people react stubbornly to him. He should drop all that complaint
and just give his info out. To his credit, he introduced "Hawk" to the airwaves,
spokesman for a network of veterans and radio hams giving all the latest military
gossip.

Fukushima? If it's real, you will know. Watch how the gov changes and/or classifies
background standards, as Carnicom documented for sky visibility over chemtrails,
and as it did for incoming bolides. Dig into paper archives for old radiation
baselines. Lettered agencies are scrubbing and shredding as we speak.

Faith, gold, and iodine are solutions for days ahead. They are the opposite
of fear: preps that give peace. Governments stockpile gold, ammo, and iodine,
not orgone kit. Orgone, sylphs, and space aliens are unscientific fantasies.


Tom said (January 19, 2014):

While there is hysteria and disinfo on one side, Farganne’s article is the equivalent of Israeli Hasbara propaganda—and I have seen the identical piece written by several different authors in the past week.

Firstly, absorbing isotopes that give you a dose of 40 millisieverts is not the same as being exposed to 40 millisieverts on a transcontinental jet flight. The radiation continues until you excrete the isotopes from your body, however long that is.

Strontium 90, of which a considerable amount was released after 3/11, gets into the food chain and is incorporated in your bones. Cows concentrate it from the grass they eat. The first place it goes is usually the pelvic girdle, irradiating the reproductive organs and unborn fetuses. Hence the sharp rise in infant mortality on the West Coast after 3/11.

Did this author ever hear of bioaccumulation? The marine food chain quickly uptakes and concentrates isotopes. Man is near the top of the food chain in most cases. Vastly more isotopes were released from Fukushima than all the A-bomb tests in the Pacific—and it’s not going to stop in the foreseeable future.

If the “elite” wanted a panic they wouldn’t have shut down all the scintillation counters on the West Coast of the U.S. and Canada or covered up the nuclear meltdowns for months. And they’d be testing fish and seaweed instead of saying it’s not necessary—better safe than sorry.

Many people in Seattle and elsewhere inhaled “hot” particles every day for months after the concealed meltdowns and dirty nuclear explosions. Watch the cancers spike in 10-15 years in the U.S. and Canada, along with diabetes and thyroid problems—just as they did years after the a-bomb tests of the 50s and 60s.

Finally, did this man never hear of a gamma spectrometer? That allows the source of radiation to be fairly conclusively identified. For instance, finding Cesium 134 in Alaska salmon recently is almost certainly coming from Fukushima.

And, yes, I have a background in radiation technology and biology.


Richard said (January 18, 2014):

Richard weighs in:

People can waste a lot of precious energy reacting to fear mongering. I lost track of the dozens of dire predictions that came and went. How about "Y2K"? That one had about a seven year run. On New Year's Eve 1999, people stripped the shelves of canned goods, dry goods, flashlight batteries, etc, across the nation. Nothing happened - except the 'disaster industry' had to come up with a new scam.

Real disasters happen in moments and are basically over. An exception was the 2010 oil rig leak in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm sure everybody remembers fear mongering such as Lindsey Williams:

Gulf Coast Alert! Lindsey Williams on Coast to Coast 2010

I live 40 miles from the Texas/Louisiana coast. I questioned oil workers, Gulf fishermen. People on the coast were angry at the fear mongerers for three reasons.

First, the oil leak never showed up on coast. Second, the fear mongers were killing the Gulf tourist season upon with millions people depend for their livelihood, and finally, because it was a load of crap.

I devised a rule. If you have to debate whether a disaster is affecting you or not, do yourself a favor and forget about it until it does. "Survey's say taking fear mongering too seriously can cause heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, and hair loss...."


Richard said (January 18, 2014):


People can waste a lot of precious energy reacting to fear mongering. I lost track of the dozens of dire predictions that came and went. How about "Y2K"? That one had about a seven year run. On New Year's Eve 1999, people stripped the shelves of canned goods, dry goods, flashlight batteries, etc, across the nation. Nothing happened - except the 'disaster industry' had to come up with a new scam.

Real disasters happen in moments and are basically over. An exception was the 2010 oil rig leak in the Gulf of Mexico. I'm sure everybody remembers fear mongering such as Lindsey Williams:

Gulf Coast Alert! Lindsey Williams on Coast to Coast 2010

I live 40 miles from the Texas/Louisiana coast. I questioned oil workers, Gulf fishermen. People on the coast were angry at the fear mongerers for three reasons.

First, the oil leak never showed up on coast. Second, the fear mongers were killing the Gulf tourist season upon with millions people depend for their livelihood, and finally, because it was a load of crap.

I devised a rule. If you have to debate whether a disaster is affecting you or not, do yourself a favor and forget about it until it does. "Survey's say taking fear mongering too seriously can cause heart attacks, strokes, ulcers, and hair loss...."


Kathie said (January 18, 2014):

I live one hour south and west of Calgary, Alberta. I purchased two Geiger counters in 2011 (Digilert 100 & Soeks) as I wanted to cut through, and verify for myself, the 'reports' about radionuclides from Fukushima impacting southern Alberta.

The natural background CPM in my community is 14. I test on a regular basis the wind, rain, succulents from my garden, seafood and even sour cream from Vancouver Island. I have yet to see either Geiger counter register above 33 CPM. I agree there are various causations yet all increased CPM are 'proof' its' due to Fukushima.

Until such time I see CPM above 120 I am not buying into the fear porn.

As for Mr. Quayle he is of the same ilk as Di$info Jones given he is a guest on his 'alternative' talk show, hence I take Quayle's comments about linking the Geiger readings to Fuku with a grain of salt.

'They' win without firing a shot with the paralyzing and distracting drug called FEAR.


DD said (January 18, 2014):

Farganne has raised some issues but has not confirmed that the radiation threat is a lie.
When have the starfish previously suffered a meltdown of such proportions?

If the current radiation readings on the West Coast are lies, what are the real readings?
Is the marine life not being killed off?
Are the fishes e.g. tuna that are caught not radioactive?

Clever arguments are one thing, doing measurements to combat alleged fear- mongering is another. Nature has its own measurements. The use of depleted uranium in the Middle East was denied. Nature however gave its evidence in badly deformed babies.

This time, nature gave us depleted Pacific marine life (the sardine population is wiped out), starfish meltdown and other biological depletion consistent with spreading high levels of Fukushima radiation!


DB said (January 18, 2014):

Fear is a weapon they use against all of us and is a form of mind control.
When people are trapped in a fight or flight knee jerk reaction, they cannot think clearly, nor analyze all data.

There is more than one source for radiation. Which of course they can attribute to Fuku in order to herd the masses into panic.

I think people need to try to learn to not react to everything with fear. Which serves the PTB. But instead to refuse to react in ways they WANT us to react. Instead look at other sources of data, other causal factors. To look beyond headlines. To try to see what else might be overlooked.

BTW, I am not attempting to incite any fear with this link that I share. But rather to demonstrate that radiation levels come from other sources.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjujZ4Pr5u4

The reason for this material being sprayed is much like the way they map the body using radioactive isotopes. We inhale it and out lungs light up on their radar. Its a devious tracking method, as if NSA is not sufficient.

Regardless, it does not serve any one of us to get hysterical about anything.

Examine all data. Don't react in fear. You know, don't participate in the REACT part of the Heglian dialectic formula. Problem -->REACTION-->Solution. Which like the patriot act, is the "solution" the PTB wanted all along. If you panic you serve the beast. If they incite you to fear, you have lost ability to think, plan or act in ways that would benefit you, and all those you love.

Fear is a weapon we must rise above. Please let us not fall into panic like a herd of animals running into the fenced trap they had set out before us.


Ken Adachi said (January 18, 2014):

In this article, James Farganne is using my Surfer's Beach natural sand radiation discovery and other facets of the Fukushima radiation hysteria story -already exposed at my web site in 50 odd radiation debunking articles going back to March 12, 2011 - to, once again, frame his pal Jim Stone as THE guy who premiered the "Japan attack" ( a phrase which I coined) story and Daiichi sabotage story as his, when in fact educate-yourself.org broke the story on March 12, 2011and will continue to lay claim to it as a sole and exclusive expose.

Oddly, while claiming to debunk "ludicrous" claims of radiation hysteria, he turns around and lays a couple of hysteria eggs himself:

1. "The rest will sit on Japanese land, making much of it uninhabitable for as long as Japan remains above sea level."

2. "According to Jim Stone, the engineer and ex-NSA analyst who proved that Fukushima was an act of environmental terrorism, the nuke that destroyed Reactor 3 did indeed produce particles that were blown eastward and are most likely to end up in North American riverbeds. "

Both of these statements are patently absurd and indicative of just how limited is Farganne's and "engineer" Stone's grasp of nuclear and atmospheric sciences.


Mike said (January 18, 2014):

In any case radioactive particles accumulate in the body ,and the unpleasant effects may not be noticed before the damage is done, just as with genetically modified food. What we can do is take the initiative to protect ourselves, which also diminishes fears because we are being assertive rather than just reactive.

Kelp or nascent/atomic iodine can be taken to load up the receptor sites so that radioactive iodine is not taken up. Chlorella has probably the best reputation for eliminating radioactivity, and also supplying bio-available nutrients, which we all dont get enough of due to modern farming practices. Chlorella, spirulina and a number of other things deal with radiation as well as chelate/ bind to heavy metals that accumulate in the body and are toxic to us.

Taking good care of ourselves is self respect, and without that we are probably doomed.


Lukas said (January 18, 2014):

Henry, I've noticed a general level of fear mongering in the alternative media. best examples are Alex Jones. The list of items seems to be long; debt levels (which we know can't and won't be repaid), Fukushima, people having vision/prophecies of the 2nd coming etc...I think sometimes it is good to take a break from alternative media as well and focus on things you can change (like seek out God, go to the gym or reach out to your neighbor....)


Yoav said (January 17, 2014):

Replying to:
www.jimstonefreelance.com/nuclear%20sabotage%20at%20fukushima.pdf

How on earth would Israeli defense
contractors gain "full access" to Securing Fukushima?

- and why would Fukushima need a new security
just when it was about to enrich for Iran,
like it didn't need security before?

What about Reactor No.4 being the Military site?
- and what about Japan having received an Iranian
nuclear military Installation, which was typically
flawed like various others?

- people still believed Stuxnet was supposed
to act per geographic location, i.e. only inside Iran, because that's what the propaganda stated.
Now we know the USA/CFR is full blown behind Iran
for all matters and purposes and has been since
it sent Khomeini in 1979 on a Passenger Jet
carrying thousands of revolutionary video cassettes

- much like they had sent Lenin to Petersburg on
an armed train from Switzerland via Sweden.
Once NSA, always NSA - surely that Jim Stone
tries now to cover up for the Iranian-American Valerie Jarrett, who controls Obama for the CFR,
making Iran the new ring to rule them all:

1. DHS & Obama are controlled directly by Valerie Jarrett:

1.1 Valeri Jarrett heads Obama's Comintern
http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/05/04/dhs-a-malevolent-anti-american-behemoth-targeting-whistleblowers-patriots-valerie-jarretts-fiefdom-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

1.2 Obama's Iranian-born female Captain Valerie Jarrett is in charge and that is the one calling the shots.
http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/10/22/dhs-valerie-jarretts-fiefdom-targeting-u-s-patriotic-citizenschristians-warnings-from-retired-army-officers-of-martial-law-more-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/
1.3 The unspoken WH rule: Don’t cross Valerie Jarrett

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/10/28/the-unspoken-wh-rule-dont-cross-valerie-jarrett-86103

1.4 Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett 'was the architect of President's handling of the shutdown because she was the one to tell him not to negotiate'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2462561/Valerie-Jarrett-architect-Obamas-handling-shutdown-tell-negotiate.html

2. much like [1.4]: Obama doesn't listen to his generals
www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/15/senior-uk-defense-advisor-obama-is-clueless-about-what-he-wants-to-do-in-the-world.html

3. Comintern Backgrounders:
3.1 Comintern: leading the overthrow of world Bourgeois

http://www.library.yale.edu/slavic/microform/comintern.html

3.2 Founding of the Comintern
http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&SubjectID=1921comintern&Year=1921


3.3 1943: End of the Comintern
http://www.soviethistory.org/index.php?page=subject&SubjectID=1943comintern&Year=1943

3.4 Foreign Policies of the USSR:
- See the 'Primary Sources' section.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUScomintern.htm


Annette said (January 17, 2014):

I don’t know what to think about the Fukashima article this morning by Farganne. I’d like to think he is right but, I live on the West Coast. My granddaughter who has some medical issues had her blood tested earlier this year and they found cesium in her blood. There’s only one place that is coming from. She’s only a little thing. What does that do to her health and lifespan and every other child living here ?

The article kind of pissed me off. My common sense tells me that if they can’t get this under control- and they are not , then eventually there is only so much the surrounding environment can take before something gives. and that doesn’t just include the ocean – it includes us and esp. our children.

Let’s not forget that all the rainwater that gets dumped on us comes from the Pacific. If 30 percent of California pollution is now originating from China, I don’t see how anyone thinks the rest of the Pacific environment is immune from Fukashima. It’s only a matter of time.


Oscar said (January 17, 2014):

Totally agree with Farganne, I would add another reason, the fear of nuclear energy itself. This is a very old campaign against energy independence, in Argentina, the central Greenpeace's campaign against nuclear plan. Now we have an energy crisis and a reactor (Atucha 2) is being finalized recently after decades.


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