The Meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi Complex and Future Cancer Epidemics in the Northern Hemisphere & Rest of World
Drifting Towards Disaster: How Radioactive Waste From Japan Will Imperil Earth's Inhabitants
"Radioactive waste will induce epidemics of cancer, leukemia and genetic disease for the rest of time. This is the greatest health hazard the world has ever witnessed . . ." Dr. Helen Caldicott.
Since the multiple meltdowns at Fukushima, radioactive material has spewed into the atmosphere. According to Dr. Caldicott, the Fukushima nuclear disaster is the worst catastrophe to ever hit the planet--and people will succumb to illness and death as they inhale, consume and are exposed to radioactive elements.
At a March 2011 press conference entitled "The Dangers of Nuclear War." Caldicott talked about what is known about radiation and how it relates to cancer rates and subsequent human fatalities.
As a comparison, Dr. Caldicott discussed Chernobyl and what has been learned about the effects of radiation poisoning, calling it one of the most monstrous cover-ups in the history of medicine.
- The meltdown and explosion at Chernobyl covered 40% of the European land mass with radioactive elements.
- Caldicott refers to a 2010 report published by the New York Academy of Sciences about Chernobyl and reveals that in spite of what World Health Organization (WHO) and the IAEA states, approximately 1,000,000 people have died from exposure to radioactive material.
Caldicott explains why that is significant, as it relates to the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and how humans will be affected in coming months, years, and centuries.
Fukushima Worse Than Chernobyl
"Never in my life did I think that 6 nuclear reactors would be at risk. Fukushima is many times worse than Chernobyl."
According to reports, 100 times more radiation was released from Fukishima than from that released from the atom bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki (examiner.com, March 18, 2011)
Caldicott says that the Japan nuclear disaster is many times worse than Chernobyl. Why? The six nuclear reactors were built on an earthquake fault. While the reactors partially withstood the earthquake, the tsunami added insult to injury and destroyed the emergency diesel generators. Three hydrogen explosions blew up, exposing cooling pools (in each pool is contained many times more radiation than in each reactor core) and we now have an event that is having/will have global implications: radioactive waste and fall-out poisoning the planet.
In sum: radioactive contamination and fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants will have medical ramifications, affecting all future generations, inducing epidemics of cancer and leukemia, genetic mutation and disease.
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Reactor 4--if it Goes, We Face a Mass Extinction Event
As if all this weren't bad enough, more alarming still, Unit 4 poses even greater risks. How grave? Think a mass extinction event. Unit 4 is crumbling. If another earthquake hits, humans and the planet as we know it will be gone forever. Within days, the West Coast would be blanketed with radioactive material.
Both Caldicott and Arne Gunderson have stated that if Unit 4 goes, they are moving to the Southern Hemisphere because the Northern Hemisphere will be a nuclear wasteland. Gunderson has said that Unit 4 would release cesium equivalent to 800 nuclear bombs dropped on the earth.
Seismologists have predicted another larger quake will hit Japan within a year. Smaller quakes are occurring in that area and further undermining the land area and Unit 4.
Senator Wyden Calling for a Worldwide Effort to Stave off Global Disaster
Sen. Ron Wyden, recently visited the Nuclear power plant complex and was so alarmed with what he discovered, he sent off letters to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko and Japanese ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki. Wyden implored these parties to collaborate and act quickly to address this emergency.
Wyden is a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and as such is highly experienced in relation to nuclear waste storage issues. The Senator feels grave concern.
Wyden has said that if the area is hit with another large earthquake, radiation caused by the failure of the spent fuel pools could reach the West Coast within days.
Hubs About Dr. Helen Caldicott
- Who is Dr. Helen Caldicott?
Dr. Helen Caldicott is considered one of the most influential women of the 20th century. She co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility and founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament. Caldicott is a spokeswoman who pulls back the curtain
- Books By Dr. Helen Caldicott
Dr. Helen Caldicott has authored a number of important books discussing the dangers of nuclear energy, nuclear testing and its impact on the environment and ultimately human life. She sounds a warning while discussing methods to reduce our global foo
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