This is one of the best of a series of interviews with Leuren Moret on Fukushima by Alfred Webre which gives us a latest update and hits important high points.
Of crucial importance to those of us living in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest of B.C., particularly along the coastal areas, is that we are inhaling up to 5 radioactive “hot particles” every day. A “hot particle” is generally a highly radioactive particle with a very long term half life that most often lodges in the lining of the lungs and causes constant local bombardment of one particular area of tissue which eventually will cause cancer in that area and faster in those with low immune systems. This means lung cancer to those victims. As well, cells passing near that particle through the bloodstream have their DNA damaged and over time this causes another threat to our health.
On top of all that, there is now an admitted “melt through” in 3 of the Fukushima reactors. This means the radioactive pool has melted right through to the soil under the reactor buildings and radioactivity is now entering the groundwater. Does this mean that groundwater radiation will eventually seep into the ocean? For sure it means that those relying on groundwater for various uses are out of luck.
Also, there is a continuing massive release of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean east of Fukushima which will irradiate the entire Pacific Ocean and then move with the Great Conveyor down toward Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. Over time, the oceans of the world will be polluted. For us along the coast of North America it means that fish will soon be not safe to eat. So there goes the massive Alaska fishery and the B.C. coastal fishery. There goes another prime source of protein which is a necessary dietary element to sustain a healthy, disease free body. Further, the food crops of the entire North American continent will become irradiated, the higher radiation levels being nearer to the west coast. So thee goes the vegetarian alternative too.
This just touches the “tip of the iceberg” of this extinction level event.