Fukushima – No, Still Not Enough Radiation Even To Make You Sick

Posted on Sat 03/19/2011 by

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Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

David Derbyshire, the writer of this Daily Mail piece, is a despicable scaremongerer, misrepresenting the tears of the boss of the Fukushima plant and verballing the Japanese Government with a fake admission:

The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears – as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens
Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency admitted that the disaster was a level 5, which is classified as a crisis causing ‘several radiation deaths’ by the UN International Atomic Energy….

After Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri cried as he left a conference to brief journalists on the situation at Fukushima, a senior Japanese minister also admitted that the country was overwhelmed by the scale of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.

The truth, as announced today:

RADIATION levels being detected in Japan and beyond in the wake of Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis do not pose any harm to human health, an IAEA expert says.

“Regular dose information is now being received from 47 Japanese cities,” Graham Andrew, scientific and technical adviser to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said.

“Dose rates in Tokyo and other cities remain far from levels which would require action. In other words, they are not dangerous to human health.”

The IAEA has just sent a radiation monitoring team to Japan to help authorities determine whether any dangerous radiation has been released from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, 250km northeast of Tokyo.

“First measurements in Tokyo showed no indication of iodine 131 or cesium 137. These are fission products which come from the fuel,” Mr Andrew said.

UPDATE

The Science Ministry said radiation levels about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant briefly spiked Friday to 0.15 millisieverts per hour, about the amount absorbed in a chest X-ray. While levels fluctuate, radiation at most points at that distance from the facility have been far below that. The ministry did not have an explanation for the rise.

UPDATE 2

Reader Geoff suggests I am wrong to say the Fukushima emergency has killed nobody. Having carefully checked the evidence, he writes:

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano, who is visiting the country, said the crisis at the nuclear facility – where there have been fires and explosions – was a “very grave and serious accident”.andrew bolt .. your contempts for humanity have earned you a sentence of spirit death .. you will dream first andrew .. dreams from which you cant escape .. then you will die in total .. never remembered by a living soul .. ;-)

Reader thirdborn, raised in the art of Marxist semiotics, concludes that if I do not agree Fukushima has sentenced a million Japanese to die in excruciating agony, I must of course mean there there is absolutely nothing at all at the plant to worry about:

You’re right, they are worried about nothing. Someone should tell the Japanese Govt, and the US Govt, and the French Govt, and the Chinese Govt……….someone is obviously feeding them all the wrong information.

Often my sternest critics do most to convince me I must be right.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and is a regular commentator on Channel 9′s Today show and ABC TV’s Insiders. He will be heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of new radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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