When it comes to Fukushima and the potential dangers of irradiated groundwater that’s spewing out of the damaged Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant there into the Pacific Ocean at the rate of some 400 tons a day, we aren’t supposed to even ask any questions.
In the RT.com article “Officials reject concerns over 500 percent radiation increase on California beach,” Dean Peterson, county environmental health director, is quoted as saying, “It’s not something that we feel is an immediate public health concern” and “We’re not even close to the point of saying that any of this is from Fukushima,” in regard to the recent radiation spikes being measured off the coast of California.
A) Saying it isn’t an immediate public health concern is NOT the same as saying it isn’t a health concern, B) who cares about what they feel, I don’t feel like I trust that guy based on his Orwellian doublespeak response, and C) they never will be close to saying that any radiation anywhere is from Fukushima because it’s obvious by now that they will never say it, no matter what, period.
After all, we have officials who will raise the allowable radiation limits and shut off radiation meters before they would ever admit there’s a risk from something they either don’t know how to fix (or don’t want to even really try to fix), and ultimately cannot control.
The bottom line? “Move along here people, there will never be anything to see here…”