[Marxism] Fukushima a lurking global catastrophe

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 09:52:49 MST 2017


Without question, an old saw – what goes around comes around – rings true
when it comes to radiation, and it should admonish (but it doesn’t phase
‘em) strident nuclear proponents, claiming Fukushima is an example of how
safe nuclear power is “because there are so few, if any, deaths” (not
true). As Chernobyl clearly demonstrates: Over time, radiation cumulates in
bodily organs. For a real life example of how radiation devastates human
bodies, consider this fact: 453,391 children with bodies ravaged, none born
at the time of the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986, today receive special
healthcare because of Chernobyl radiation-related medical problems like
cancer, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, eye disease, blood
disease, congenital malformation, and genetic abnormalities. Their parents
were children in the Chernobyl zone in 1986 (Source: Chernobyl’s Legacy:
Kids With Bodies Ravaged by Disaster, USA Today, April 17, 2016).

Still, the world embraces nuclear power more so than ever before as it
continues to expand and grow. Sixty reactors are currently under
construction in fifteen countries. In all, 160 power reactors are in the
planning stage and 300 more have been proposed. Pro-Nuke-Heads claim
Fukushima proves how safe nuclear power is because there are so few, if
any, deaths, as to be inconsequential. That’s a boldfaced lie.

Here’s one of several independent testimonials on deaths because of
Fukushima Diiachi radiation exposure (many, many, many more testimonials
are highlighted in prior articles, including USS Ronald Reagan sailors on
humanitarian rescue missions at the time): “It’s a real shame that the
authorities hide the truth from the whole world, from the UN. We need to
admit that actually many people are dying. We are not allowed to say that,
but TEPCO employees also are dying. But they keep mum about it,” Katsutaka
Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba (Fukushima Prefecture), Fukushima Disaster:
Tokyo Hides Truth as Children Die, Become Ill from Radiation – Ex-Mayor, RT
News, April 21, 2014.

full article -
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/02/20/fukushima-a-lurking-global-catastrophe/



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