Partial Meltdown Finally Admitted at Fukushima – No End in Sight
It seems like this protracted disaster has no end in sight and unfortunately Reuters seems to mirror that sentiment. Just when everyone thought it could not get any more dire for the victims in Japan, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck north Japan triggering another small tsunami.
These recent events have forced the deliberately deceitful TEPCO to admit that there was indeed a partial meltdown when the cooling system was disabled by the tsunami. However, they are still claiming that there is no crack in the containment vessel of the number 2 reactor of the Fukushima complex.
The Japanese did not hesitate to continue their obviously misleading and downplayed statements.
“Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters Monday it was likely that the water found in one reactor building had come into contact with fuel rods that were melting at one point, but that the process of the meltdown — which emits large, highly dangerous radiation — was temporary.” This is perfectly in accordance with their apparent mandate to lie and put as many people in harm’s way as possible.
We also see a trend forming in the contradictory statements being released by TEPCO and the Japanese government. TEPCO reported that the levels were 10 million times the legal limit, which obviously was all over the news. Soon after, we hear that it was just a mistake. Well that’s comforting.
Meanwhile Iodine-131 has already been detected, which is the isotope that is especially dangerous to the thyroid, a stunning 30 meters north of the Fukushima complex! Oh wait, I forgot to mention it wasn’t just detected in the ocean about 98 feet away from the crippled reactors, it was measured to be around 1,150 what is considered “safe”. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t drink water with any measurable amount of radioactive iodine but maybe that’s just me. I know Ann Coulter would love to guzzle some of that DNA-destroying delicious death water.
If you thought the TEPCO leadership couldn’t look any more inept, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the initial radiation readings released by TEPCO were “not acceptable”. Not acceptable? I guess he expected them to doctor the results like the rest of them but when the water burns through workers’ boots it might be a little harder to keep lying.
ABC Australia paints a bit of a grim picture,
“These men of course did have radiation alarms but they actually ignored them thinking that it was a false alarm. Sadly for them it was not a false alarm and sadly for the whole operation at the plant, it has raised some pretty disturbing questions; most specifically is where did this water come from and how did it get to be so highly contaminated?”
These workers are battling one of the worst nuclear disasters ever to plague our planet and they think it is a false alarm? These guys are either incredibly brave or even more poorly trained. It is not known exactly what protective gear these two unfortunate men but allegedly they were not wearing the fully protected footwear. Would workers really be in the stricken plant without the most protection possible? I seriously doubt that, it seems a lot more likely that their protective gear just proved completely useless against the insanely high levels of radiation.
As the days go by the situation looks more and more like they have no idea what they are doing anymore and they are really in too deep. No pun intended.