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Fukushima Sixth Anniversary and the conflicting Information surrounding It

Tomorrow is going to be sixth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that lead to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. I already wrote about this two months ago and questioned what we are being told about radiation.

 

Conflicting Information

The information we’ve received about Fukushima is fairly conflicting in my opinion. The Dai-ichi plant is supposedly still leaking radiation and has been doing so for five years, yet we haven’t seen any grand scale environmental disaster or health problems due to it. Certainly the Japanese government and media suppressed some information relating to Fukushima, and there have been reports of health issues in some Japanese people, mutated vegetables and other alarming, yet not obviously disastrous issues. When the Fukushima disaster occurred, I was expecting tons of obvious health issues, mutations and whatnot to occur in Japan. Something so drastic that it cannot be covered up. Yet life in most parts of Japan goes on as normal.

In my opinion there is a great deal we are not being told. Either about Fukushima itself or about nuclear power. Just last month Fox News reported that the radiation level are at “unimaginable” levels, and the “highest they’ve been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal reactor”. I’ve been seeing reports like this every now and then since 2011. It seems to me that either the reports are wrong, or that radiation isn’t as harmful as we’ve been lead to believe. There have also been several claims over the years that Tokyo should not be inhabited anymore or that it will become uninhabited in X years.

On the other hand, plenty of main stream media outlets are saying that radiation from Fukushima is not a big deal.

I don’t know what is going on, except that the information we are getting is contradictory. Therefore I will propose a few different possibilities for what is going on. Some of them are more fringe than others.

 

Theories on what is going on

One possibility is as I suggested in my previous article, “How do we know that Radioactivity is actually harmful?”, that maybe radiation really is not as harmful as they claim. It might even have beneficial qualities to it. I should remind of the late nuclear engineer, Galen Winsor, who claimed that uranium is not harmful. He even ate some of it in front of a video camera. Maybe he was lying, maybe he was a fraud but he seems credible to me, and suggest seeing some of his videos on Youtube.

Another possibility on Fukushima is that maybe Tepco actually managed to clean up most of the damage caused by the nuclear accident, and the reports in the media that claim the reactor is still leaking are disinformation to cause fear or for other reasons. Alternatively, maybe someone or something else had cleaned site. Perhaps nature has an effective method of diluting the harmful effects of nuclear waste and radiation. Or maybe it was friendly aliens. I don’t find this a credible possibility, but it is still a possibility.

Then again, maybe all we’ve been told about nuclear power is a lie. Maybe they never even split the atom, and atom bombs and nuclear power plants use a different kind of technology that we haven’t been told of. I recall reading about a conspiracy theory on the internet long time ago that claims atom bombs are a hoax. It has resurfaced recently. Even back then I thought the claim is so far off I don’t think anyone would make it up just for the purposes of disinformation. It probably has some truth to it. If this is true, then nuclear power plants probably produce electricity through a method other than nuclear fission.

 

Conclusion

I don’t know what is going on with Fukushima and nuclear power in general, but if it is not as bad as it seems, it’s good news. Maybe Japan’s environment wasn’t as devastated as I and many others thought by the disaster. The effects of radiation could be more subtle, though, and only manifest in a very obvious way only after years. However, it seems to me we are not getting the whole story. On one side the media is saying, it’s nothing, don’t worry about it, and on the other they are saying that it’s still leaking and the radiation levels are getting worse.

 

 

Links:

‘Fukushima catastrophe ongoing: Leakage on a daily basis’: https://www.rt.com/op-edge/376607-leakage-radiation-fukushima-japan/

Revenge of the mutant vegetables? Pictures of crops ‘deformed by fall-out of Fukushima nuclear disaster’ sweep Asia. . . but is it all just a hoax?: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2367436/Fukushima-mutant-vegetable-images-sweep-region-years-nuclear-disaster.html

Witness the nuclear fear scam. Scientist eats uranium.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmJN-LMPnX0

Radiation at Japan’s Fukushima Reactor Is Now at ‘Unimaginable’ Levels: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/02/08/unimaginable-levels-radiation-fukushima-pacific-ocean-leaks

Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse): http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-02/fukushima-radiation-has-contaminated-entire-pacific-ocean-and-its-going-get-worse

Should we be worried about Fukushima radiation?: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/12/09/should-we-worried-fukushima-radiation/95196156/

‘Fukushima ‘safe’ for Tokyo 2020′: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1440364/fukushima-safe-tokyo-2020

How do we know that Radioactivity is actually harmful?: https://concordiaabchao.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/radioactivity-harmful/

Why can’t we predict earthquakes if we know about Plate Tectonics?

Because it’s probably bullshit. Earthquakes are supposedly caused by tectonic plates sliding under earth’s crust crashing into and scratching each other. Yet the way these plates move is so chaotic scientists cannot predict when an earthquake will happen. Alternatively the whole plate tectonics theory is just a theory, and not fact. According to my understanding they haven’t dug themselves that deep to take a look whether the plates actually exists, or have verified their existence with sensors of some sort.

It seems toads know a lot more about plate tectonics than scientists: “Today’s scientists understand earthquakes a lot better than we did even 50 years ago, but they still can’t match the quake-predicting prowess of the common toad (Bufo bufo), which can detect seismic activity days in advance of a quake. A 2010 study published in Journal of Zoology found that 96 percent of male toads in a population abandoned their breeding site five days before the earthquake that struck L’Aquila, Italy, in 2009, about 46 miles (74 kilometers) away. Researchers aren’t quite sure how the toads do this, but it’s believed that they can detect subtle signs, such as the release of gases and charged particles, that may occur before a quake”.

So… are they using toads to predict earthquake? Seems like scientists are looking into it. Which is good enough, I guess.

As it is now, however the experts don’t seem to have any good grasp of when an earthquake will happen, but at least they have some notion of which areas are more prone to earthquakes than others. And that’s not saying much, since all it requires from you is to know the history of earthquakes in an area. China, Japan and San Francisco are notorious for big earthquakes, but I don’t think a destructive earthquake has ever been recorded in Finland. In light of this inability to understand the causes and occurrences of earthquakes what good is the plate tectonics theory?

Either the plate tectonics theory is simply wrong, maybe the plates don’t even exist, or they exist but their nature and behaviour is quite different to what the experts think, or the plates behave much as the experts say, but there is another factor they know nothing about which causes earthquakes in conjunction with the moving plates. Common toads seem to know about this mysterious factor, though.

I don’t know much about geology or any of that hard science stuff, so I’m certainly not going to offer an alternative explanation to plate tectonics. But the sad thing is, the so-called experts seem to know less about it than toads, as well. Plate tectonics may be best theory we have for earthquakes, and that is not a happy thought, since it seems quite useless. All of our intelligence and ability to theorize seems quite meaningless when compared with the raw instinct of animals. Remember this if and when you are experiencing a natural disaster. Should you see a scientist in his white coat running one way and a pack of animals running the other way, which one should you follow?

 

 

Links:

Toads: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake7.htm

How earthquakes work: http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/natural-disasters/earthquake.htm

Toads ‘could be used to predict earthquakes’: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8928251/Toads-could-be-used-to-predict-earthquakes.html