As Radioactive Iodine Cloud Passes Over Korea, Government Downplays Risks
by Tyler Durden
It appears that the Standard Operating Procedure following the Fukushima fallout so far has been: 1) deny, 2), deny 3) deny, 4) raise safety limit, 5) collapse in a sniveling heap of guilt. Korea seems to be between step 1 and 2. As the following animation from ZAMG demonstrates, courtesy of Northeastern winds, a major cloud of radioactive Iodine 131 is currently passing right over South Korea. Making matters worse is the fact that it is currently drizzling in the landlucklocked nation, putting people on edge. Yet one cursory look at Korean press, in this case Arirang, demonstrates that absolutely nothing has changed in how governments, ready to sacrifice everything at the altar of mass panic, interact with their population when it comes to sensitive issues such as radioactive rain. “Meanwhile unlike many have anticipated the Korea Meteorological Administration assured that the seasonal winds accompanied by rain approaching from Japan will have almost no impact on Korea.” Well, there’s spin and there’s facts. And for what it’s worth the animation shows the facts. This way at least some people will have the choice of making an informed decision. Others may just wake up with superhuman powers soon enough.