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After repeated denials by the Japanese Government insisting that radiation leakage from their nuclear power plants was a non-issue, recent video and reported evidence confirms the horrific truth. Japan is now preparing for the worst case scenario evacuating hundreds of thousands of people. The radioactive release may soon reach Canada and the United States and exposure may last months. Recent media reports have downplayed the seriousness of Japan’s quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on Monday, stating that it “is unlikely to have led to a large escape of radioactivity,” the Japanese government said.
Prior to the an explosion on Saturday, the media reported the radiation level were 1000 times higher than the permissible level.
Some videos have now clearly shown the full scale of the explosion which is “unlikely” to have cause anything but a major release of radioactive uranium into the atmosphere. The radiation plume will eventually travel thousands of miles towards Canada and the United States and then circulating the planet.
“It is obvious the Japanese are attempting to cover up the deadly seriousness of events unfolding in their country,” reported Prisonplanet.com.
As a result of alternative video reports and journalists, the Japanese government is now changing their story, admitting over 300,000 people evacuated and possibly tens of thousands dead.
About 2,000 bodies were found on Monday on two shores of Miyagi prefecture in northeast Japan.
According to the Washington Post, Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant did not find a way to stabilize overheated reactors and feared the possibility of partial nuclear meltdown, which could potentially cause a further release of radioactive material, Japan’s top government spokesman said Sunday. Engineers were having trouble, in particular, with two units at the nuclear facility.
The emergency flooding of two stricken reactors with seawater and the resulting steam releases were a desperate step intended to avoid a much bigger problem: a full meltdown of the nuclear cores in two reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. On Monday, an explosion blew the roof off the second reactor, not damaging the core, officials said, but presumably leaking more radiation.
So far, Japanese officials have said the melting of the nuclear cores in the two plants is assumed to be “partial,” and the amount of radioactivity measured outside the plants, though twice the level Japan considers safe, has been relatively modest.
According to most recent information, the breakdown occurred because of the complete loss of electric supplies as a result of the earthquake. The cooling system in the reactor zone went out of order, and the reactor began to heat up.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said officials were acting on the assumption that a meltdown could be underway at Fukushima Daiichi’s unit 3, and that it was “highly possible” a meltdown was underway at its unit 1 reactor, where an explosion destroyed a building a day earlier.
Authorities made preparations to distribute potassium iodide pills and warned people in the vicinity to stay inside and cover their mouths if they ventured outdoors.
Radiation poisoning is a form of damage to organ and other tissues caused by excessive exposure to ionizing radiation. Radiation exposure can increase the probability of developing several diseases, mainly cancer, tumours, and genetic damage. It is generally associated with acute (a single large) exposure such as that being released from a nuclear meltdown.
The amount of radiation exposure is usually expressed in a unit called millirem (mrem). Radiation doses of more than 5000 mrem/year are considered unsafe, regardless of source. In the United States, the average person is exposed to an effective dose equivalent of approximately 360 mrem (whole-body exposure) per year from all sources.