Wednesday, August 17, 2011
US Government Considered Evacuation of 90,000 US Citizens in Tokyo
"According to Kevin Maher, a US diplomat and the former director of the Japan Desk at the US State Department in Japan, the US government considered evacuating all 90,000 US citizens in Tokyo right after the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant accident..."
MAJIA HERE: LINK TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ARTICLE EX-SKF IS REFERENCING
I recommend reading the comments at Ex-Skf's post in addition to the full article linked immediately above.
I think it is clear that public safety is not a top priority in comparison to diplomatic relations, economic consequences of panic, and corporate profits.
The public should be paying close attention to this story.
Fukushima is not stable and could very well result in more explosions.
The radiation levels being reported by the EPA's radnet and by individuals with monitors in the US and Canada show INCREASING levels of contamination in late July and August, not decreasing.
I have been reading as much as I can about what is happening and comparing the events of Fukushima with previous events, including Chernobyl and the atmospheric testing in the 50s and 60s.
The situation we now face is unique. Past events involved large releases (as were released from Fukushima in March) but never before have we had this continuous level of radiation being released.
It is going on 6 months now of CONTINUOUS RELEASES OF IONIZING RADIATION.
As far as I can tell, this is unprecedented and the health effects are going to be far greater than those recorded for Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Marshall Islands, Nevada, Utah, etc.
So, we are facing a slow-motion mega disaster and our governments do not see public health as a priority.
And our medical providers are incredibly ill informed on how to recognize, understand, and treat the health effects of our exposure to ionizing radiation.
I've spoken to many well-educated and intelligent physicians about Fukushima and they are completely oblivious and, furthermore, know very little about radiation and health.
We are on our own and most of the public is unaware and unprepared to make life style adaptations that may help reduce their exposure levels.