While the American media is focused on pro-football bullying and the possible presidential ambitions of Gov. Chris Christie, news of the Fukushima crisis barely registers a blip on the telescreens. Even though life on earth -- as we know it -- is at stake.
The world is reeling from the tragic disaster in the Philippines, leaving at least 10,000 dead and devastating the island nation. The tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant, and unless drastic measures are taken to contain the radiation, the deadly contamination could stretch across the pacific ocean into North America. A clean-up effort is underway to move the leaking fuel rods to "safer" containers, which could lead to a fresh disaster.
Jonathon Landsman, writing for Natural News, has this to say:
"Humanity seems to have an insatiable need to feel 'normal' -- especially after horrible events like 9/11 and Fukushima. But, as noble as it may appear to put terrible episodes behind us, we can't neglect even bigger threats ahead of us. For generations to come, highly-toxic radioactive particles like, Cs-137 and Strontium-90 will cause a staggering number of cancers, injury and death to millions of people -- worldwide. Those 'in the know' must do everything in their power to protect themselves and share this news with family and friends.
"In the next 18 months. Contractors, already proven to be incompetent, plan to move a huge stock-pile of damaged (highly-radioactive) fuel rods to 'safer' ground. Once you understand the magnitude of this project -- you quickly realize what's at stake."- Advertisement -
1. Polar bears, seals and walruses along the Alaska coastline are suffering from fur loss and open sores...
Wildlife experts are studying whether fur loss and open sores detected in nine polar bears in recent weeks is widespread and related to similar incidents among seals and walruses.
The bears were among 33 spotted near Barrow, Alaska, during routine survey work along the Arctic coastline. Tests showed they had "alopecia, or loss of fur, and other skin lesions," the U.S. Geological Survey said in a statement.
2. There is an epidemic of sea lion deaths along the California coastline...
At island rookeries off the Southern California coast, 45 percent of the pups born in June have died, said Sharon Melin, a wildlife biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service based in Seattle. Normally, less than one-third of the pups would die. It's gotten so bad in the past two weeks that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared an "unusual mortality event."
3. Along the Pacific coast of Canada and the Alaska coastline, the population of sockeye salmon is at a historic low. Many are blaming Fukushima.
4. Something is causing fish all along the west coast of Canada to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.
5. A vast field of radioactive debris from Fukushima that is approximately the size of California has crossed the Pacific Ocean and is starting to collide with the west coast.
6. It is being projected that the radioactivity of coastal waters off the U.S. west coast could double over the next five to six years.
7. Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.
8. One test in California found that 15 out of 15 bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.