Radiation Sickness This page is dedicated to the nameless Fukushima Fifty who knowingly risked radiation sickness and death, with the hopes of preventing an even greater radioactive global disaster. It is thought that there were about 200 courageous individuals working in 15 minute shifts at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, fully aware of their continual radiation bombardment. Five have already died and apparently 15 others are seriously ill.
No matter the end result, can we salute their courage and honor their valor? Their sacrifice deserves to be embedded in our memories that they may never be forgotten. The courage and fortitude of the Japanese people, who handled their heart breaking tragedy with dignity and grace, will help them with the battles to come.
Also not to be forgotten is that Governments subsidize the Nuclear Industry with our money and that Tokyo electric is sacrificing their workers to protect their financial investment. The growing DEAD ZONE around Fukushima will continue and expand.
A continual crisis becomes normal. Isn't that what has happened at Fukushima? The world wondered how long profits would be put above all else?
The soil around Fukushima is poisoned, the ground water is poisoned, the land is radioactive sludge, the salt water used to cool the reactors is poisoned, contaminating the earth on it's route to contaminate the sea. The foul radiation fills the air, joins the trade winds and the jet stream and carries contamination, poison and sickness to many parts of the world.
Yet, we are told that radiation exposure is limited to Fukushima. We are assured that radition levels in US are normal. Nothing is mentioned about long term environmental impact or radiation side effects. They sing us the same song, no need for any alarm, concern or preparation.
Never believe anything until it's been officialy denied" ~ Francis Claud Cockburn"
Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott called Fukushima "an unprecedented absolute disaster, multiples worse than Chernobyl. The situation is very grim and not just for the Japanese people.
Only one Chernobyl reactor blew, and it was only three months old with relatively little radiation. It burned out of control for only 10 days.
Fukushima's have been operating for 40 years, and would hold about 30 times more radiation than Chernobyl.
Chernobyl killed nearly one million people and counting, according to the New York Academy of Sciences. Many deaths will never be included in the official count, because their cancers won't be connected to Chernobyl. The long term impact of a compromised immune system and the subsequent health challenges will never be officially traced to Chernobyl.