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Fukushima disaster is ‘nuclear war without a war’


It has been more than a year now since the massive 9.0-plus magnitude earthquake and corresponding tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the eastern coast of Japan, sending untold amounts of nuclear radiation into the environment. And to this day, the threat of nuclear fallout is ever-present all around the world in what some have described as a “nuclear war without a war.”

Though governments and many media outlets have downplayed the disaster, its aftermath continues to threaten the health and wellbeing of plants, animals and humans not only in Japan, but all around the world. Far worse than Chernobyl, the Fukushima catastrophe truly is a nuclear holocaust event with gradual, long-term consequences that we are only just now beginning to recognize and grasp.

Though the devastation was not delivered in one fell swoop via an atomic bomb, radioactive elements from Fukushima continue to be quietly delivered through air and ocean currents to soils, drinking water supplies, farms, lawns, children’s playgrounds, airplanes and countless other sources. Products made with elements and materials that have been contaminated with radiation, particularly in Japan, are also exposing untold thousands, if not millions, of people to dangerous levels of nuclear radiation.

“Hazardous radioactive elements being released in the sea and air around Fukushima accumulate at each step of various food chains (for example, into algae, crustaceans, small fish, bigger fish, then humans; or soil, grass, cow’s meat and milk, then humans),” writes Helen Caldicott in her piece, Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation, in The Age.

“Entering the body, these elements — called internal emitters — migrate to specific organs such as the thyroid, liver, bone, and brain, continuously irradiating small volumes of cells with high doses of alpha, beta and/or gamma radiation, and over many years often induce cancer.”

Nuclear war, whether intentional or unintentional, has already been waged

Regardless of whether or not the Fukushima disaster was a natural event or a man-made terrorist conspiracy (, the trigger has been pulled, and the quiet nuclear war has been set in motion. Fukushima’s thousands of exposed fuel rods continue to remain in a precarious plight. Reactor 4 is on the verge of collapse, and radiation from existing leaks and damage continues to spread.

Politically, the entire nation of Japan is the biggest casualty of this nuclear war so far, as the country’s economy is in dire straits, and on the verge of collapse. Tokyo is reportedly now suffering its first trade deficit since the 1980s, and the rest of the country’s manufacturing base is quickly dwindling as the world grows increasingly leery of importing goods from Japan that may be contaminated with Fukushima radiation.

Because no efforts are being made to contain Fukushima, as was done with Chernobyl, the facility itself is essentially a grounded nuclear weapon that every second of every day is waging war against Planet Earth. And as far as the human race is concerned, thousands have already died as a result, with millions more to follow in the years and decades to come as the unrelenting spew of radiation settles in every crevice of the global ecology, spurring rapid increases in cancer and other deadly conditions.

Natural News

6 Comments on "Fukushima disaster is ‘nuclear war without a war’"

  1. oilforbreakfast on Thu, 24th May 2012 4:36 am 

    C’mon, seriously? Yes I know the media is owned by corporate fascists and we only hear what the overlords want us to hear but still – if this is true then this is the biggest thing that ever happened to humanity and no one is picking up on it?

  2. Bloomer on Thu, 24th May 2012 5:36 am 

    THe mainsteam media is too preoccupied promoting tax-cuts to the rich, Nascar and mindless consumerism.

  3. BillT on Thu, 24th May 2012 12:04 pm 

    This is just one of many articles telling it like it really is. NO, you will not see this on corporate news sources. It is being covered up by the nuclear industry that has trillions in profits at stake. But, you will see it when the radiation becomes so high that they cannot pretend it isn’t happening. Say, if Tokyo (23 million people) has to be evacuated. China has offered one of their new empty cities and they are also negotiating with Russia to relocate millions if necessary. Does that sound like it is ‘nothing’?

  4. dsula on Thu, 24th May 2012 12:09 pm 

    >> bloomer: THe mainsteam media is too preoccupied promoting tax-cuts to the rich

    The mainsteam media is always quick on disasters, the gorier the better.

  5. george on Thu, 24th May 2012 12:11 pm 

    stay away from west coast vegetables

  6. Kenz300 on Thu, 24th May 2012 12:53 pm 

    Quote — ” Far worse than Chernobyl, the Fukushima catastrophe truly is a nuclear holocaust event with gradual, long-term consequences that we are only just now beginning to recognize and grasp.”

    The spent fuel rod pools are now seen as dangerous as the reactors. They has been very little done to secure these pools. The buildings are damaged and their structural integrity is suspect. THe people of Japan no longer believe what TEPCO or the government says. Independent news organizations and nuclear inspectors need to provide better information to the public. The cozy club of nuclear regulators, the industry and the politicians needs to end.

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