Monday, August 22, 2011

Fukushima: Where are all the supposed victims?

The Japanese government may declare areas near the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant uninhabitable for more than 10 years - perhaps decades - because of radiation levels that are more than 500 times safety limits, according to newspaper reports.
Japan should not act on the false presumption, shared by most of the world's press, that all radiation is harmful, Luckey states. Although high-dose radiation is clearly lethal, and excess doses (>200 mSv over an extremely short time, as from the atomic bomb blasts) can induce cancer, thousands of scientific papers show actual benefits from low doses, including the prevention of cancer and birth defects.
"We live with chronic radiation deficiency," Luckey believes. The worldwide background dose of about 3 mSv per year is much less than the optimum dose of around 100 mSv per year; this is 100 times lower than the dose that divides healthful from harmful effects of excess radiation.

The anti-nuclear-power fear-mongers have shouted down all rational opposition and are having a field day with their hyper-hysteria, but have yet to document a single case of death caused by radiation from Fukushima Daiichi, or even a case of radiation sickness. What ever happened to the Fukushima 50? You'd think that if any of them had died, someone would have moved heaven and earth to expose it. But there's nothing, except perhaps a few rabid Greenies claiming that the Japanese government is covering up their deaths - while at the same time creating a large "uninhabitable" zone around the Fukushima Daiichi plant, probably due to pressure from the British oligarchy, and probably to create "evidence" that nuclear power is so dangerous that there are no words for it, and that we should send all nuclear reactors into the Sun and kill ourselves for making them.

It's amazing how much has supposedly been discovered about measuring radiation in the last few months since the disaster, requiring frequent "corrections" of previous measurements. Considering the levels supposedly found miles from the reactors, you'd expect the bodies to be piled like cord wood, glowing in the dark, preserved for eternity, in some secret government warehouse for those who have supposedly heroically sacrificed themselves to bring this thing under control. You'd also expect General Electric to be besieged with lawsuits for creating such a dangerous reactor. Where are these lawsuits? For that matter, where is any physical evidence to support the wild assertions? There isn't any, but because Fukushima is on the other side of the planet, they can say whatever they want, and we can't disprove it. When it comes to shouting down someone, that's all that matters.