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View Diary: Large Zone Around Fukushima Will Be Uninhabitable For Decades, Japanese Will Finally Admit (247 comments)

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  •  It's already very bad. (6+ / 0-)

    Check out the spike last Friday and upward climb since at Alexander Higgins' site. The spike in St. Louis was 3 times higher than the highest yet recorded, and Oklahoma had high levels too.

    Radioactive sewage sludge is building up in the cities. A stadium near a sludge facility near Tokyo showed 230,000 Bq/m^2. It's out, it's concentrating, and it's going to be very, very bad.

    •  Oh, I agree with you there. (4+ / 0-)
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      ER Doc, jm214, Joieau, Russgirl

      It's just that the denial is massive at every level and nothing will  change that. Making observations of rad levels that damage health will not break the social inertia in the system.
      After the rad has had time to do major damage to the health of whole populations, and with a lot of delay, then something may leave absolute dead center. And what happens then is not necessarily going to be logical, reasonable, helpful.
      At this site, absolute oblivion reigns over denial. The deniers don't really need to show up at all. There is nothing jumpy or catchy or photogenic about radiation. There may be no more explosions at Fukushima. Someday someone wakes up and Japan is just not there anymore, backtracking through MSM and official information it will not be possible to discern where it went.
      That you know and I know what reality looks like will not mean a thing.

      •  Alas, I hope you're wrong (3+ / 0-)
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        but fear you're right. Yet there is some rumbling beneath the surface of polite smiles and resignation to fate. They no longer trust their corporate masters - TEPCO and the gang have lied and manipulated and cheated for years, are now trying to kill them wholesale. They no longer trust their government - it's completely corrupt and is helping to kill them wholesale.

        The whole world is crazy. The Masters have looted and wasted so thoroughly this time that the nations themselves are revealed as nothing more than paper and paste effigies, false fronts with bad scaffolding behind them. Too long unchecked greed now destroys entire systems and the very webs of life. We are being sucked down the drain along with dirty crude and flattened mountains and filthy water and inedible crops and unbreathable air and dying oceans.

        It became inevitable when in perpetual pursuit of wholesale looting and slaughter of our own kind we invented the means to make ourselves extinct. It didn't matter whether its deployment served our thirst for war or commerce. For humans, war and commerce both serve the same ends, for the same reasons. We know nothing of actual peace.

        It was always going to destroy us, one way or the other, if we failed to gain the wisdom to turn from this path. If there were to be a history written by some ET visitor someday as our epitaph, our tombstone would read as a warning to all arguably intelligent life in the galaxy...

        "They discovered the power of creation and destruction (Shiva). And destroyed themselves with it."

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