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Japan Nuclear Disaster Is Worse Than Chernobyl

April 12, 2011

In one month we have seen multiple explosions, massive radiation leakage into the Pacific Ocean, radiation levels 100,000 times normal, and poisoning of the the surrounding soil, milk, produce, and water from the Fukushima Nuclear power plant located in Northern Japan. All the while the Japanese government has orchestrated news releases heavily filtered in their assessment of the situation so as to minimize what has become a situation WORSE than Chernobyl!

I urge my readers to be proactive in soliciting their state governments on shutting down nuclear power plants. If we experience a prolonged power failure of fours hours or more due to hurricanes, solar storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, extreme heatwaves, tornados, or other weather event, we will likely see the same cascading of events we have been witnessing at the Fukushima power plant. And experts have stated Japan was the best prepared for a large earthquake. We are not even close here in the U.S.

Democracy Now reports: Japan has raised the severity rating of its nuclear crisis from 5 to 7, the highest level, matching the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. We go to Tokyo for an update from Thomas Breuer, head of the Climate and Energy Unit for Greenpeace Germany and part of a field of radiation monitors in Japan. He notes that unlike Chernobyl, the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is in a densely populated area. “We warned the government that there are a lot of cities and villages outside the 20-kilometers evacuation zone where the radiation levels are so high that people need urgently to be evacuated, especially children and pregnant women, because they are the most vulnerable part of the population to radiation,” says Breuer.

Listen to the interview, click here

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