Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Pollutes Food
This is a result of the Japanese earthquake/tsunami event which has damaged the nuclear power plant at Fukushima. This has caused a major nuclear crisis in Japan. People’s health is endangered by radiation.
Well, we all suspected it would come to this, despite all the reassurances of the Japanese Government that there was no danger in the radiation which had leaked so far.
People were being told, a few days ago to “stay inside”, but that radiation did not pose a threat. But meanwhile, the number three reactor at Fukushima has begun to belch out black smoke, and all workers have been evacuated from the nuclear plant for the second time. (BBC last night, and TV3 New Zealand this morning)
Now the extent of the radiation has been declared to be more serious, with food and tap water being affected.
If I was living there, I would be heading off south, well away from the vicinity of the disaster. Tokyo is some 150 kilometres from the scene of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, but the radiation has travelled here somehow. Tokyo is not a safe place to be.
At times like this, people find it hard to leave their possessions, their houses, their jobs, and the life they know. Personally, I would not consider those things in the meantime. I would want to leave and I would not return unless it had really been established that the Fukushima reactors had all been brought under control, they weren’t overheating, and no more radiation was being emitted into the air and the sea water around the plant. For now, I would just leave everything, and get away to a safe area somewhere well south of Tokyo. I think I would prefer never to return, as once radiation has been leaked badly, the whole of the environment will be affected for a very long time.
Idea: Countries in the world with plenty of space, such as New Zealand and Australia could offer their countries as a safe haven for the thousands of homeless around Senai, Rikuzentikata, and all those threatened by nuclear fallout from Fukushima down to Tokyo. New Zealand could offer a nuclear free environment.
There is no way of telling really, how the radiation in the air will affect you. Radiation is accumulative. The longer you are exposed to it, the more your body will absorb. Once your food is affected, and your water, you have no chance of controlling the effects of radiation simply by taking iodine or vitamins.
Taking iodine and vitamin C, etc, will help you to some extent, but the reality is that these things won’t work forever: You need to get out of the affected area if you want to preserve your life and those of your children.
People are being warned in Tokyo not to drink the tap water, and especially not to give it to babies under a year old.
Bottled water is pretty much sold out from all accounts, so what do people do? They will have to drink the polluted tap water, unless they leave Tokyo.
Eleven different foods had been declared dangerous because of their high radioactive levels: Some of these are the broad leaved plants, spinach, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, but the reality is that all food in this region will be affected. Plants which have large leaves have a greater area for the radiation to fall and be absorbed, which is why these foods rate a higher level of pollution. Milk is especially bad, because of the fact that cows graze over acres of land, absorbing all the radiation on the grass as they feed on it. Radiation is therefore concentrated in milk.