No Protection For Fukushima’s ‘Expendable’ Citizens Or Us

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  1. whoosh

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    residents of Japan have good cause to mistrust the media, TEPCO officials, and members of their government when it comes to assurances about radiation levels, plutonium dispersal, and the related health risks. Americans also have good cause to mistrust these same sort of assurances issued to American residents.” –Lucas W. Hixson, April 23, 2011

    Over the past few weeks, Japan, the US, and EU all have issued public statements that confirm the total disregard for safety, protection, and well being of their citizens. In their Orwellian rhetoric, this means harm is the order of the day.

    The most immediate radiation threats from Fukushima’s on-going nuclear nightmare are to all citizens throughout Japan. From the beginning, on March 11, there was no serious evacuation plan. The original 10-mile Fukushima evacuation was worthless.

    On April 26, the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl’s nuclear catastrophe, Physicians for Social Responsibility [PSR], “underscored the ongoing health risks of nuclear energy to the public. [a] clear reminder that standard evacuation zones cannot protect the public from a nuclear accident.”(1)

    PSR also has released “a new interactive Evacuation Zone Map” to give us a clear picture of continuing nuclear dangers. CK THIS SITE!! In the US, more than one-third of the population (111 million) lives within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor [many are old and have serious problems, such as Vermont Yankee; 13 are the same kind as at Fukushima].

    “Given the consequences of the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters; PSR is calling for a major reassessment of contingency plans for nuclear accidents, as well as a full and fair accounting of the data on the impact on public health and the environment.”(2)
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    From the above post . Some food for thought : In the US, more than one-third of the population (111 million) lives within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor [many are old and have serious problems, such as Vermont Yankee; 13 are the same kind as at Fukushima.
     

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