What the Heck is Happening in Japan?

By Dr. John Reizer

Editor at NoFakeNews.net

You don’t hear too much news coming from our major media companies regarding the status of the crippled nuclear reactors in Fukushima. If this isn’t a concerted effort, by the controllers of information, to shield the public from the horrific events currently taking place in Japan, then I don’t know what else you could call such an obvious blackout of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

Just this morning, I read an alternative media post that reported radiation levels in Japan were the highest they’ve been since the accident occurred. Other countries, around the world, have been reporting similar stories about significant levels of radiation being detected in their air, soil and water. The Fukushima radiation situation is no longer just a Japanese problem. It has, most definitely, become a global dilemma that will, undoubtedly, impact the health and wellbeing of millions of people in the years ahead.

Unfortunately, radiation is invisible to the human eye. It is also tasteless, colorless and odorless. In other words, we could be getting blasted with toxic radioactive particles, right now, and we’d never know we were being exposed to anything harmful.

I am angered over the fact that mainstream media companies have dropped the ball when it comes to providing the American people with accurate and up to the minute information concerning this very serious accident. There’s virtually no mainstream news about Fukushima.  In a sense, the major media companies have minimized the significance of Fukushima. What has happened in Japan is not a trivial event. In retrospect, it has become, potentially, one of the most significant health risks to humans and other animals that this planet has ever dealt with.

In spite of the seriousness of this tragedy, powerful entities, having strong ties to the nuclear energy industry, continue to flex their muscles and have been successful in their efforts to prevent the major media companies from providing the public with access to news that could shed light on what’s really taking place at these reactors.

In my opinion, we are not being told the truth about how much lethal radiation the rest of the planet is being exposed to. This news cover-up is being carried out so that the nuclear energy industry can ultimately protect its reputation at any cost. There are plenty of greedy corporations in existence that could care less about poisoning our planet. Their only concerns continue to be earning profits and finding more feasible ways to build new nuclear energy plants, in the future, so they can continue to produce cheap energy, regardless of the apparent risks involved.

Because mainstream media has been compromised and is currently unable to report the truth about this and other issues, alternative media sources must continue to make their presence known while attempting to fill the news and information void created by traditional sources. I believe this is the only way to keep people informed. This is why I have created NoFakeNews.net and why I will continue to provide original content and links coming from other alternative news websites.

8 thoughts on “What the Heck is Happening in Japan?

  1. The nuclear reactor issue is a tragedy. I agree that we aren’t being as educated as we should. But I disagree that there is some sort of cover up. Just take a look at the angry right wing conservatives claim that the “liberal media” is “over reacting.”

    http://theliberalslies.blogspot.com/2011/03/media-and-fukushima-nuclear-plant.html

    From the “right wing” point of view, the media makes TOO big of a deal out of this because of some liberal green agenda. Here is

  2. Jamie, I disagree that the media has overblown the Fukushima story. What has happened in Japan is far worse than Chernobyl ever was. The radiation at Fukushima is contaminating the planet as I am writing this comment and has been since last year.

    The increase in the number of Cancers and Leukemia have been staggering this past year and will continue not only in Japan but in other highly populated areas throughout America. The health problems may not be connected, by the media, to Fukushima, but that’s exactly where they’re coming from. Other health problems will surface as time passes.

    The “RIGHT WING” point of view you cited in your comment is based on insanity and fantasy. It’s also most likely sponsored by the Nuclear Power Industry that will stop at nothing to promote a positive message about their product.

    We have been intentionally lied to because the truth of this situation is too terrible for the general public to know about.

    Unfortunately, there’s nothing that can be done about the radiation at Fukushima. The radioactive content has gone into the ground and containment has been compromised. Tokyo will have to be evacuated eventually and in all seriousness, the entire island of Japan, along with most of the Pacific Ocean will become poisoned by this terrible accident.

  3. You’ve certainly piqued my interest on this. Out of curiosity, how do you decide that Fukushima is worse than Chernobyl? So far as I can tell, it’s not even in the same league (see below). No doubt you’ll claim that NPR is part of the system. So I”m curious as to your source and/or standard of measurement for comparing the two?

    “Though Fukushima and Chernobyl are both level 7 nuclear accidents, the health consequences in Japan to date are much less severe. In part, that’s because far more radiation was released at Chernobyl. So far, Fukushima Dai-ichi has released about one-tenth of the amount of radioactive material that escaped Chernobyl, according to an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency.”

    http://www.npr.org/2011/04/12/135353240/fukushima-vs-chernobyl-what-does-level-7-mean

  4. I can tell that you place a lot of faith in mainstream news sources which I do not. You stole my thunder when you wrote about NPR being part of the system of deception…it most certainly is.

    You have to understand that Japan is in a part of the world where the air currents are quite conducive to spreading the fallout to very populated areas of the world. This was not the case at Chernobyl. Although I have to write that Chernobyl was very bad as well, and the cases of radiation related diseases spiked all over the world after this tragic accident. Very conveniently, none of these disease spikes were linked to Chernobyl and the same situation will apply in the case of Fukushima.

    I base my comments on listening to interviews and reading articles that have come from alternative media sources from around the world. Also from reports being generated out of Japan, China, and Russia. I usually cross reference a number of sources that I have confidence in based on patterning their levels of accuracy during the past several years regarding other stories outside of the Fukushima incident. Please see below for related sources:

    http://enenews.com/radiation-spike-greater-tokyo-feb-14
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/01/seasons-readings/
    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/01/a-whole-hepa-trouble-2/
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/06/10/is-the-increase-in-baby-deaths-in-the-us-a-result-of-fukushima-fallout/

  5. Hi Marvin – I see you have a defensive reaction toward the use of mainstream media. That is simply what I have at hand. There are countless outlets that dub themselves as “alternative media” and often they are trash. Hence, it’s difficult to know where to start, Should I pick up the National Enquirer next time I’m at the checkout? Or should I trust some random blogger? You see my dilemna? I simply don’t know which “alternative” media to start out with. Furthermore, mainstream media (at least at the time I was in college) underwent certain rigid journalism standards (like only publishing information from established sources as opposed to posting information from anonymous sources as facts). Now, perhaps this has all changed since this time. But this in no way establishes “alternative” media as a reputable source.

    Having said all of this, none of your cited articles make any comparison between the two. However, in searching through those sites I DID find articles that compare the two. The article from counter punch is unsure which is worse, whereas the articles from enews and enviroreporter do claim fukushima is worse. So this gives me a place to start. It is important to note however, that the effects of Chernobyl were likely downplayed. I have far more confidence in the accuracy of reports coming out of Japan than what was released by the Russian media.

    Unsure which is worse
    http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/06/10/is-the-increase-in-baby-deaths-in-the-us-a-result-of-fukushima-fallout/

    Fukushima worse
    http://enenews.com/experts-contamination-fukushima-worse-chernobyl-many-2051-goal-unrealistic-given-scale-catastrophe-will-be-alive-when-completed

    http://www.enviroreporter.com/2011/03/radiation-nation/all/1/

  6. Jamie – I think no matter what I write you are going to disagree with me. Whatever you do, don’t read the National Enquirer! (JOKE)

    I think we should agree to disagree. If you believe that Fukushima is not as bad as Chernobyl, then that is your right. Either way, they were both horrible accidents and will be responsible for the deaths of many people for years to come.

    I hope you are right and I am wrong. I hope a lot of radiation is not coming out of Japan. 🙂

  7. Hey Jamie,

    For what it’s worth, I like Arnie Gundersen. He speaks very intelligently about Fukushima being far worse than Chernobyl. Now I have to warn you that he is attacked by the mainstream media. They claim the guy spreads fear for a living. I’ve listened to him and I think he just spreads the truth!

    But that’s the trouble with main stream media. They attack anyone that comes out and says something that is counter productive to the Nuclear Energy Industry. I mean come on Jamie, do you really expect NBC or CBS, I forget which one owns GE, to report on this subject without bias, and against the Nuclear Energy Industry? They own the companies that build the nuclear reactors!

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