The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry

The 21st Century’s Olympic-sized nuclear lie – FUKUSHIMA – theme for March 2018

They are telling us that all is OK now in Fukushima, as enthusiasm rises for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

This is indeed the lie of the century.  And it is such an important lie. It carries the message that the nuclear industry is under control, and can continue through the century.

It is up to all fair minded people to look at this situation – and  not to be misled by the clarion calls for “jobs” – “nuclear against climate change”  – “the world’s desperate need for energy“.   These are indeed a pack of lies: solar and wind create many more jobs,  the nuclear fuel chain increases carbon emissions, the renewable energy revolution is under way, and so is energy efficiency.

What is the state of Fukushima today?

Radiation inside the plant continues to skyrocket to the point of causing even robots to malfunction.

And it’s not as if the danger is decreasing. In fact, it is quite the contrary.  Radiation levels at the Fukushima plant recently were at their highest levels since the disaster began.

Cancer cases continue to crop up among children living in towns near Fukushima. The Japanese government is refusing to release accurate health data and is threatening to take away hospital privileges from doctors who diagnose radiation symptoms.

Radioactive water continues to run out of the mountain streams into the Pacific, so a thorough cleanup of the mountain ranges should begin right now, but that is a mammoth undertaking that may never succeed.

Both the Japanese government and the atomic power industry are trying to force almost all of the people who evacuated their homes in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to return “home” before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The government removes the subsidies to evacuees, forcing them back. The International Olympic Commission is working overtime to normalize the situation as well, even though conditions at Fukushima are anything but normal. Big banks and large electric utilities and energy companies are putting profit before public health.

Dr. Tadahiro Katsuta, an associate professor at Meiji University, Japan, an official member of the Nuclear Reactor Safety Examination Committee and the Nuclear Fuel Safety Examination Committee of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said that the Fukushima evacuees are “extremely worried” that their plight will be overshadowed by the Olympics. He believes the Japanese government is using the Olympics to demonstrate to the world that Japan is now a “safe” country and that the Fukushima disaster “has been solved.”

“In Japan, the people are really forgetting the Fukushima accident as … the news of the Olympics increases,” he said.



February 19, 2018 - Posted by | Christina's themes

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