FUKUSHIMA / DEADLY SILENCE
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The Main Stream Press continues to ignore Fukushima but the two month catastrophe continues unabated as TEPCO now admits it lied about the severity of the damage to reactor #1 and that a nuclear meltdown has occurred that continues to release deadly amounts of radiation comparable to Chernobyl: Allen L Roland
Over 60 days have passed since the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe but the main stream press continues to downplay the ramifications of this continuing radioactive disaster.
Engineers from the Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO) entered the No.1 reactor at the end of last week for the first time and saw the top five feet or so of the core’s 13ft-long fuel rods had been exposed to the air and melted down. That’s the first time that Japanese officials have admitted that one of their reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant has had a nuclear meltdown.
Greenpeace has urged Tepco to abandon plans to flood the container with water, given the likelihood that melted fuel has damaged it. Shaun Burnie, nuclear adviser to Greenpeace Germany, said: “Flooding a reactor that has fuel [that has fallen] through the pressure vessel is not a good idea.”