According to Dr. Kelvin Kemm, nuclear physicist and CEO of Nuclear Africa, Fukushima is not a nuclear disaster and all the fear surrounding potential negative impact on the biosphere and everything living in it boils down to little more than media-driven hype.
From Dr. Kemm’s recent article on CFACT.org:
Firstly let us get something clear. There was no Fukushima nuclear disaster. Total number of people killed by nuclear radiation at Fukushima was zero. Total injured by radiation was zero. Total private property damaged by radiation….zero. There was no nuclear disaster. What there was, was a major media feeding frenzy fuelled by the rather remote possibility that there may have been a major radiation leak.
At the time, there was media frenzy that “reactors at Fukushima may suffer a core meltdown.” Dire warnings were issued. Well the reactors did suffer a core meltdown. What happened? Nothing.Kemm also asserts that none of the leaks that have happened at Daiichi since then have really amounted to much of anything either.
So, recent reports coming out of TEPCO that 400 tons of contaminated water are emptying into the Pacific Ocean daily from the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant (see The Japan Times) are apparently nothing to be concerned about. In fact, Kemm says TEPCO should just dump more radioactive water into the ocean:
Quite frankly, scientifically speaking, the best thing to do with the mildly radioactive waste water would be to intentionally pour it into the sea. The water which is currently in the new Fukushima storage tanks has already been filtered to remove radioactive Caesium.
Kemm goes on to explain that the tritium isn’t harmful:
All that is left is a bit of radioactive Tritium. Tritium is actually part of the water molecule anyway…so what we really have is…well, water in water…The Tritium heavy water is very mildly radioactive and is found normally in the sea all over the world all of the time. This Tritium concentration in the one thousand storage tanks at Fukushima is higher than that found naturally in the sea, but is still so low as to pose no real danger at all.
No doubt the Japanese government is too scared to release this water into the sea because of the howl of criticism which would no doubt follow.Kemm did not mention anything about the other materials being discharged into the atmosphere and the water. Presenting at a September International Atomic Energy Agency meeting, Michio Aoyama, senior researcher at the geochemical research department of the Meteorological Research Institute at the Japan Meteorological Agency, some 60 billion becquerels of cesium-137 and strontium-90 are being discharged daily into the Pacific from the ditch at the north end of the reactors. Strontium-90 alone has a half-life of nearly 30 years.
Kemm also did not address fish levels in the Pacific now reported at historic lows or studies of fish tainted with Fukushima radiation finding their way across the Pacific Ocean to North America and what effect those fish could have on the people who have unknowingly eaten (and are still eating) them. Yachtsman Ivan MacFadyen, who recently sailed from Melbourne to Osaka to San Francisco, came back and straight-up said the ocean is broken.
A study released in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Health Services claims 14,000 Americans, mostly infants under the age of one, have already died due to Fukushima radiation. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has estimated that over 136,000 cases of Fukushima-induced cancer and other serious illnesses will likely occur in the future (and this does not include precancerous tumors on children). Stories continue to come out that Fukushima children are being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at an alarming rate. Breaking protocol, a lawmaker recently handed a letter directly to the Japanese Emperor, warning him about the sick children and clean-up workers being diagnosed with cancer in and around Fukushima.
Apparently though, none of this is any cause for concern, as Dr. Kemm goes on to conclude:
The Fukushima incident will continue to attract media attention for some time to come, I imagine. It has become such a good story to roll with that it will not just go away. However, in sober reflection and retrospection one has to come to the conclusion that far from being a nuclear disaster the Fukushima incident was actually a wonderful illustration of the safety of nuclear power.Dr. Kemm’s assertions do not really stack up with what other experts are saying about Fukushima’s wrath and potential for future global disaster. For example, Dr. Helen Caldicott, a physician, author, and yes, anti-nuclear advocate, recently wrote:
[Building 4's] cooling pool contains 8,800 pounds of plutonium plus over 100 other highly radioactive isotopes. Instead of this core melting into a larval mass like the other three cores, it sits exposed to the air atop the shaky building. A large earthquake could disrupt the integrity of the building, causing it to collapse and taking the hot fuel rods with it. The cooling water would evaporate and the intrinsic heat of the radioactive rods would ignite a fire as the zirconium cladding reacted with air, releasing the radioactive equivalent of 14,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs and 10 times more cesium than Chernobyl.
Not only would the Northern Hemisphere become badly contaminated, but the Japanese government is seriously contemplating evacuating 35 million people from Tokyo should this happen. TEPCO has constructed a steel frame to strengthen the shaky building in order to place a massive crane on the roof so they can extract the hot rods by remote control. This operation is always performed by computer and a remote manually-controlled extraction has never been attempted before. If the rods are deformed, a rod could fracture releasing so much radiation that the workers would have to evacuate or, should they touch each other, a chain reaction could release huge amounts of radiation.Caldicott has mentioned that if spent fuel pool no. 4 collapses, she will immediately evacuate her family from Boston.
Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media. Wake the flock up!