The Fukushima Shuffle, part deux
Should I run now?
We have been systematically lied to by own “democratic governments.” As a matter of fact we have ALWAYS been systematically lied to by our “democratic governments.” The reason is simple: They do not now, and never have, represented their people. They represent the ambitions of the wealthy and their corporations. They work for profit and they lie to protect their interests.
The clusterfuck that is the nuclear industry, in every country, is a horrifying example of this. We ask for assurances, for the truth. However, the politicians, government regulators and other revolving door corporate marionettes control the dialogue (and I use “dialogue” tongue-in-cheek.) They speak only condescension, silence, and lies. Don’t worry, they say. There is no danger. You are being an alarmist. All those people died of cancer, NOT radiation. Building ( tax-payer-funded-welfare-for-the-rich-subsidized) nuclear plants creates jobs. Nuclear plants are green. We have done the required maintenance. There are no natural disasters that could harm the plant. All lies.
We are talking about a danger to the very existence of life on this planet as we know it. This is no small fucking thing. Can you even really imagine it? And these assholes lie to us. Seriously? WTF.
Don’t believe it?
Read some of this:
or maybe this
And Now For Something Completely Different…
Local Official: Japan gov’t did not reveal plutonium-241 detection
Local Official: They found plutonium in every sample — Radiation-absorbing bacterium is everywhere on paved surfaces
Before Fukushima: 100 Bq/kg of cesium is nuclear waste — After: 100 Bq/kg of cesium is safe to eat
And last but certainly not least- If you were one of those “radiation is good for you nuke industry shills/ trolls”, this should set you straight:
“It is not really reported that strontium is so dangerous that it used to be used for chemical weapons of the Nazis.
Yes, THOSE Nazis. So there, if the Nazi’s used it, you know it’s got to be bad.
Update 6 June 12
The lies are starting to unravel.
“It’s emerged that at the height of Japan’s nuclear crisis last March, the authorities in Fukushima concealed radiation data vital to safely evacuate people from that area.”
“The government’s nuclear safety agency and Tokyo Electric Power Co. had acknowledged as of 2006 the risk of a tsunami-triggered power loss at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, agency officials said Tuesday.
According to the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency’s officials, the awareness was shared at a study session that was launched in response to the 2004 Sumatra quake and tsunami in Indonesia and joined by several utilities.”
And again we ask, what did they know and when did they know it? This is so typical. I would not be shocked if some bean-counter (accountant) over-ruled an engineer, and emphatically declared that the capital required to harden existing facilities was better spent on PR. Or on the CEO’s bonus.
Scientists tested 15 blue fin tuna in California for Fukushima nuclear contamination. And they find ALL 15 are contaminated. (But the levels are “safe”, according to the US Government. Hahahaha. Safe like cigarettes? or DDT? or agent orange? or Aspartame? Yeah. I’ll buy that for a dollar. When the FDA speaks about food safety, the truth is usually bypassed, in proportion to the perceived threat to corporate profit.)
Nektar 1975. Still seems relevent.