Judging from the papers the nuclear accident that took place at Fukushima is now in the past and Japan is well on it's way to mending the physical and psychological effects from the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident.
That's because there is typically no mention of the accident or the after- accident by the Japanese government who continues to downplay any potential for severe, lasting domestic or global impact!
In fact, judging from those same papers, other than the debt ceiling debate that wages on you would think that all else is well with the world. Egypt, Syria, Iran, North Korea and everything else seems not to be of very much concern to the powers that be.
Well just so you know, the highest level of radiation to date has just been recorded at Fukushima. Beyond that, the reason that we don't know how high the readings actually are is that the measuring equipment only goes up to 10 Sieverts/hour*.
Fukushima is no Chernobyl and apparently, if you can believe it, Japan is no USSR!
Courtesy of ZeroHedge.com
Remember all those idiots who claimed that Fukushima is contained, or better yet, the drama is exaggerated? Perhaps it is time to exile them all, starting with that moron from MIT, to Fukushima where the radiation measured at the base of the main ventilation stack just hit an all time high 10 sieverts/hour. The truth likely is much uglier: this is simply the highest reading the devices are able to record. In other words, there does not exist a device that can capture the true extent of the catastrophe at Fukushima!
“I suspect the high radiation quantity was an aftermath of venting done,” Matsumoto told reporters in Tokyo. “The plant is not running. I don’t think any gas with high radiation level is flowing in the stack.”
Tepco sent three workers around the ventilation stack today after a gamma camera detected high radioactivity levels in the area yesterday, Matsumoto said. The workers were exposed to as much as 4 millisieverts during the work, he said.
The utility will create a no-go zone around the stack and cover the area with protective material, he said.
At least with Chernobyl, 5 months after the explosion it was pretty much well-known what the damage really is. In Japan, however, the ongoing attempt to hide everything from the general population, many of whom will pay for their government's lies with their lives, means that reality will only gradually be comprehended. By the time all is said and done, Japan's demographics will be far, far worse than even today. But who cares: that will be some other administration's (and unborn generation's) problem.
* Sievert: a measure of radiation dose. The sievert has the same units as the gray and is equal to the absorbed dose times the quality factor, which compares the health consequences of that type of radiation with those of x-rays. The rem bears the same relationship to the rad as the sievert does to the gray. (Source)
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