Japan’s nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a “state of emergency.” Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it’s now clear that TEPCO has engaged in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude.
“I believe it’s been leaking into the ocean from the start of the crisis two-and-a-half years ago,” disclosed a 12-year TEPCO veteran named Suzuki-san (SOURCE)
“There are still reactor buildings we haven’t gotten into yet,” said another worker named Fujimoto-san. “So there’s always the possibility of another explosion…”
TEPCO workers sprayed with radioactive water while waiting for a bus
The Fukushima disaster is so dangerous and uncontrolled at this point that TEPCO recently admitted that 10 of its workers were somehow sprayed with highly radioactive water while waiting at a bus stop. “The workers’ exposure above the neck was found to be as much as 10 becquerels per square centimeter,” reports Bloomberg.com
No one is reporting how this happened, but it only goes to illustrate how dangerous and unwieldy the situation has become.
The TEPCO cover-up
It’s no exaggeration to say that TEPCO’s downplaying of the full extent of the Fukushima disaster has put tens of millions of lives at risk — people who should have been warned about radiation but were denied that information due to the TEPCO cover-up.
“At this current time in July of 2013, Fukushima is 80 to 100x more expansive and more intense — letting out about 100x more of the radiation of Chernobyl,” reports Dr. Simon Atkins in a Radio interview.
“The problem with Fukushima is that it’s not only continuing for 865 days… I mean, let’s wrap our minds around that for a second — it has been leaking out radiation in increasing volumes for 865 days.”
Japan is a society that shuns whistleblowers
Why has TEPCO been able to cover up the truth about Fukushima for so long? Because Japan is a society of conformity. The idea of keeping your head down and not “rocking the boat” is deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
Japan is not a nation of individualism, but of conformity and acquiescence.
As a result, whistleblowers are shunned, and there is immense peer pressure to defend the status quo… even when it’s a terrible lie. This culture of conformity at all costs is precisely what has allowed TEPCO to continue operating nuclear power plants through this crisis, with no aggressive effort to bring the continuing radiation disaster to an end, and with virtually no accountability.
The Fukushima disaster is likely to get far worse
The upshot is that the Fukushima disaster is not only far worse than we’ve been told; it’s very likely going to be worse still. The radiation leak isn’t plugged. The reactor buildings are still critically damaged. Reactor one has gone into some process which has dramatically increased the amount of radiation flooding the soil, the groundwater, and the nearby ocean (see my previous posts on the subject). Experts believe that another explosion may be imminent and would release thousands of times more nuclear material into the environment.
Ultimately, the entire Northern hemisphere has been placed at risk by corporate bureaucrats who built a nuclear facility in an earthquake-prone zone, next to the ocean in a natural tsunami path. Instead of acknowledging the problem and working to fix it, our world’s top politicians have decided it is in their best interests to play along with TEPCO, which pretends that radioactive leaks like this can be controlled without aggressive measures.
Sources for this story include:
- Japan declared “state of emergency” after radioactive leak is found (naturalcuresnotmedicine.com)
- Fukushima Workers Suffer Radiaton Poisoning, TEPCO Worker Confesses update (nuclear-news.net)
- More Than Two Years After The Meltdown, The Situation At Fukushima Remains Frighteningly Out Of Control (businessinsider.com)
- Radioactive Water Leaks from Fukushima: What We Know (livescience.com)