Continuing Nuclear Fallout from Fukushima Explosion
Fukushima Explosion Continues to Be Global Threat/ HealingTalks
By Rebekah Schecter (Healingtalks) With more than a thousand days having passed since the Japanese Fukushima Explosion started leaking massive amounts of radiation into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean, our government and mass media have still not spoken up about rising radiation levels and what to do about them. At Fukushima, Japan, three nuclear reactors went into meltdown, creating a disaster much greater than Chernobyl,leaking radioactive pollutants capable of traveling thousands of miles. In the meantime, the EPA, perhaps after lobbying by the nuclear industry, shut down several radiation monitors on the California coast and President Obama has raised “allowable” radiation limits. He also recently announced the federal government has approved financing for a new domestic nuclear power plant, the first President to do so in over three decades.
Fukushima Disaster Revisited
We Are Not Powerless: What Can Be Done about the Fukushima Explosion Fallout
- Facing Facts – Evidence indicates we are in the midst of a global radiation crisis.
- Permanent, Universal Moratorium - We can lobby Congress for a total ban on building new nuclear plants.
- Installing Geiger Counters – Every township in the US could have a Geiger counter installed. The counters cost about $200 and weekly readings can be made. Cities and townships in the US could joined safecast.org and become a part of the network of global radiation monitoring communities.
- Natural Health Intervention – Natural food shops be given economic incentive or subsidies to carry foods which help take radiation out of our bodies.
- Raising Public Awareness to Save our Environment - Local governments could sponsor contests to solicit the best ways to protect local environments from precipitation saturated with caesium-137 and similar sources of radiation. For an example of a creative initiative, millions of sunflowers have been planted around Fukushima to help absorb local radiation
Facing the realities of what is happening to our planet, a next step would be the development of strategies to help heal the aftereffects of what is shaping up to become an unprecedented global radiation crisis.