TOKYO—The operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant completed its first detailed on-the-ground inspection of one of the reactors there since the the tsunami 14 months ago, though three others remain too radioactive to examine.
A radiation monitor is held up last year at a checkpoint to the restricted zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Reactor Unit 4 houses, in a pool of water at its top, what is seen as the most hazardous collection of fuel rods in the plant. The examination confirmed earlier computer analyses that showed the structure was stable, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
As we approach the tragic one-year anniversary of Fukushima’s multiple nuclear reactors’ accident on March 11, that initially affected the entire Japanese population, we now know that this nightmare has engulfed all of us. Let us also not forget that this is the third nuclear attack on the Japanese (the first two were Hiroshima and Nagasaki). Given what has not been done to ensure public safety, we cannot think of it any other way. From the very first day, there were lies and a massive cover-up of the extent of the destruction and the inherent radioactive dangers –not just from Japanese officials and TEPCO corporate reports, but also from the US. The Mark 1 reactors, built by General Electric, have design flaws. There are many of these same-designed reactors in the US.
According to a GlobalResearch.ca article based on research printed in the Journal of Health Services , Internist and Toxicologist Janette Sherman, MD insists we have paid a heavy toll from the fallout: “Based on our continuing research, the actual death count here (USA) may be as high as 18,000, with influenza and pneumonia, which were up five-fold in the period in question as a cause of death. Deaths are seen across all ages, but we continue to find that infants are hardest hit because their tissues are rapidly multiplying, they have undeveloped immune systems, and the doses of radioisotopes are proportionally greater than for adults.”