Fukushimas Damnably Unstable Atoms Contaminate Pacific Ocean
By Richard Wilcox
Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, biochemist
We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. – The Bible, Isaiah 64:6
Over one and a half years has passed since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. Both US scientists, basing their findings on Japanese government data, and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) itself, admit that nuclear reactors are probably continuing to contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radiation.
The way the Establishment treats the issue is revealing, ranging from mild concern to glib indifference, to blatant double speak. While the New York Times has a reputation for standard-setting journalism, close scrutiny of their reporting (cited below) shows they promote the best case scenario while downplaying dangers. The word glib pretty much sums up their style. For example, the NYT notes at the end of their article that while on the one hand Tepco denies radiation is leaking into the ocean, Tepcos spokesman said he could not rule out radiation leaks. NYT leaves it at that without pursuing the truth of the matter.