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The radiation from the nuclear meltdowns in Japan will be reaching southern California today (3/18/11) and is then projected to move north through Oregon, Washington, and into Canada. Our government has downplayed the health concerns, and even gone so far as to say “not to prepare” for any…
As if the record breaking 9.0 earthquake, massive 10 meter tsunami, volcano eruption, and multiple nuclear meltdowns weren’t bad enough… now Japan is facing the imminent explosion of over 600,00 spent nuclear fuel rods, which will release an immense amount of radiation into the sky.
True scale of nuclear crisis suppressed by Japanese authorities, aided by castrated and slavish mass media
All the nuclear reactors at the earthquake stricken Fukushima nuclear plant are under threat of melting down and exploding in a chain reaction that will signify the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster and send clouds of radioactive particles hurtling towards the United States – that’s the scale of the crisis facing Japan as officials admit for the first time that three nuclear reactors are already in a meltdown.
While the mainstream media continues to argue over the definition of a “meltdown” while unquestionably regurgitating the dubious claim of Japanese officials that the two massive explosions witnessed at the plant were caused by pressurized hydrogen, radioactive isotopes cesium-137 and iodine-121 have been detected by helicopters flying 160km (100 miles) away from the nuclear plant, which can only mean one thing, according to the Seattle Times: “One or more of the reactor cores is badly damaged and at least partially melted down.”
After claiming for three days that the explosions did not damage reactor cores and downplaying the severity of the situation, Japanese officials have now been forced to admit the obvious, that nuclear fuel rods in three reactors are melting. Given the sequence of events, it is entirely probable that all six reactor sites will now go into total meltdown and start spewing radioactive particles into the atmosphere that threaten not only Japanese citizens but also those living on the west coast of the United States.