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Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation!

2013/10/26

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” Worldwide Contamination!

http://thewararoundus.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/by-prof-michel-chossudovsky-fukushima.html

Global Research’s Online Interactive I-Book Reader brings together, in the form of chapters, a collection of Research feature articles and videos, including debate and analysis, on a broad theme or subject matter. In this Interactive Online I-Book we bring to the attention of our readers an important collection of articles, reports and video material on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe and its impacts. The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation.

The crisis in Japan has been described as “a nuclear war without a war”. In the words of renowned novelist Haruki Murakami: “This time no one dropped a bomb on us. We set the stage, we committed the crime with our own hands, we are destroying our own lives.”

Nuclear radiation which threatens life on planet earth, is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities. While the long-term repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are yet to be fully assessed, they are far more serious than those pertaining to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in the Ukraine, which resulted in almost one million deaths.

New Book Concludes Chernobyl death toll: 985,000, mostly from cancer Global Research, September 10, 2010, See also Matthew Penney and Mark Selden The Severity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster: Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima, Global Research , May 25, 2011. Moreover, while all eyes riveted in the Fukushima Daichi plant, news coverage both in Japan and internationally failed to fully acknowledge the impacts of a second catastrophe at TEPCO’s (Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc.) Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant. The shaky political consensus both in Japan, the U.S. and Western Europe is that the crisis at Fukushima has been contained.

The realities, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”. An opinion poll in May 2011 confirmed that more than 80 per cent of the Japanese population do not believe the government’s information regarding the nuclear crisis, (quoted in Sherwood Ross, Fukushima: Japan’s Second Nuclear Disaster, Global Research, November 10, 2011).

The Impacts in Japan: The Japanese government has been obliged to acknowledge that “the severity rating of its nuclear crisis matches that of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.”In a bitter irony, however, this tacit admission by the Japanese authorities has proven to been part of the cover-up of a significantly larger catastrophe, resulting in a process of global nuclear radiation and contamination.

“While Chernobyl was an enormous unprecedented disaster, it not only occurred at one reactor and rapidly melted down . Once cooled, it was able to be covered with a concrete sarcophagus that was constructed with 100,000 workers.

There are a staggering 4400 tons of nuclear fuel rods at Fukushima, which greatly dwarfs the total size of radiation sources at Chernobyl.” Worldwide Contamination! The dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential danger to a process of global radioactive contamination.

October 26, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. Global Research always ready to stoke the fires of anti-nuclear activists and Neo Nazis – yes, they do that too. The headline of this piece is pure crap. There is no “nuclear war” at Fukushima. The people pushing their e-book and for donations count on the fact that they are preaching to the choir, people who want to believe and know nothing about the subject. Tons of nuclear fuel does not in itself constitute any form of threat or crisis, but it sounds terribly dangerous to people that have no idea what that means. That is what the anti-nuclear industry thrives on, scaring people who don’t know anything about the subject.

    Comment by Roger | October 26, 2013 | Reply

    • ” Tons of nuclear fuel does not in itself constitute any form of threat or crisis, but it sounds terribly dangerous to people that have no idea what that means.”

      its what they do with the spent fuel that is worrying..
      NO2 from the nitric acid bath
      Radon
      Pb Lead
      Iodine 129
      to name but a few

      And the UN has deemed air pollution a big cause of death and disease amongst humans

      Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 27, 2013 | Reply

      • and this is “appocalyptic”?? – nothing like gross exageration – but Sean, that is what you do for a living, right? mislead the public by throwing out little tidbits of fact that are pretty much meaningless. The alleged appocalypse is supposed to be because of the precarious and hazardous nature of the spent fuel rods in Reactor #4’s spent fuel pool. The gloom and doomers know that the average person only knows that failure to cool the fuel rods within the reactors after the failure of the generators and pumps at Fukushima led to partial meltdowns. They know nothing about what generated that immense heat. If they did, they would wonder why the spent fuel elements at Reactor #4 merit even casual mention. The task of removing them will be challenging, but it certainly can not result in catastrophe. That is because they NO LONGER are intensely hot and require constant pumping of fresh cooling water to keep them from melting or for the zircalloy cladding from catching fire. That is because the heat comes from decay of fission products, the radioactive isotopes created when a slow neutron splits the nucleus of a uranium atom into two parts plus energy. When a reactor is shut down or when a fuel rod is removed from the reactor, the fission process immediately stops and the existing fission products, many with very short half-lives, begin to decay. The spent fuel rods were removed from Reactor #4 on November 30, 2010. That is over three months before the March 11, 2011, Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunamis. During that three months, enough very short half-lived fission products had decayed to reduce the decay heat to the point where it no longer was capable of causing a meltdown. That much heat is only generated during the first couple of weeks after shut down. Brookhaven National Laboratory did a study on decay heat and the fission product composition of spent fuel rods from a reactor very similar to those at Fukushima. I have taken that report and prepared spread sheets showing the number of days required for each of the fission product isotopes to have been decaying for ten half-lives (at the end of ten half-lives, the amount of radioisotope is considered to be insignificant and the radioactivity is essentially zero). I will gladly send this and my draft written report to anyone who would like to learn about the real risk of the Reactor #4 spent fuel rods. Write me at DUStory dash owner at yahoogroups dot com. The Brookhaven report “Severe accidents in spent fuel pools in support of generic safety, Issue 82” that I have used for reference is http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/purl/6135335-5voofL/6135335.pdf

        Comment by Roger | October 27, 2013

      • wow roger that leads to a big pdf

        though i noticed this,
        “Possible preventive or mitigative measures are qualitatively evaluated. The uncertainties in the risk estimate are large, and areas where additional evaluations are needed to reduce uncertainty are identified.”

        still needs some work then?

        thanks for the link though.. are the air emissions propriety knowledge? i will dig into the pdf when it has eventually downloaded.. but i am aware the MOX emmissions are claimed to be corporate propriety knowledge in the UK,, as you know , that is the area i am most interested in.. and where are the coriums and how is the subsurface structure holding up? wont the ground swell as they freeze it? and many other interesting questions..
        ps i still live in a van.. doing odd jobs //
        peace

        Comment by arclight2011part2 | October 27, 2013

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