Monday, April 13, 2015

Fukushima and You - What Else Aren't They Telling Us?

[Note:  Photo is of the deserted town of Namie in the Fukushima nuclear zone.  From the]

According to government experts, “‘Astounding’” levels of radiation [have been] measured in [the] U.S. from Fukushima — Around 500,000 times our normal levels….’We have never seen anything even close to that …’"

“Scientists detect Fukushima radiation on North American shores…”

National Geographic reports: “Newly discovered mass mortality in sea creatures along California coast - Body parts falling off, animals ‘wasting away’ - Researchers fear sea star epidemic has spread.”

“‘Such a bizarre thing’ off California coast - ‘We’re seeing multiple aborted fetuses every day’ - 100,000s of seabirds that nest in area now missing…’ ‘Huge, unprecedented die-off like we’ve never seen’ - many baby seals dying after mothers led them to a cliff edge.

Read all about it here.

I have some questions:  Why are we not hearing about this in the MSM?  What exactly is the danger to human life along the Pacific Coast?  Is the United States Congress working on the problem to determine what can be done to protect our people or is it too busy worrying about allowing kids to bring weapons to school, taking away the right to an abortion, taking away the right to vote, putting the Christian Bible in public schools, giving the rich even more tax breaks, cutting the safety nets for our older citizens, bringing down Obama, going to war somewhere, anywhere, in the Middle East, banning gay marriage, etc., etc.

h/t to Firedoglake


Bob Poris said...

This should be covered widely, as it could affect more than just the West Coast. I suggest that when it finally become common news, we should ask our local news sources why they did not cover it sooner, as it is important when setting priorities for coverage. I hope there is a follow-up by all the media , so perhaps even our law makers might be concerned, even if it is not more important than some individual social issues that are personal choices for most informed people, but does not necessarily affect the entire nation, unless we all want the government, National and local, deciding personal choice for all, no matter how much some feel about some issues. I dread the day government decides I should stop eating hot dogs or chocolate, or the least qualified, but best funded candidates should govern us.

William Kendall said...

It is something that needs more serious coverage.

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