Tuesday, April 12, 2011

You Won't Know Fukushima Till Nose Falls Off

William Rivers Pitt | I Remember America
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "It has not always been this way. Maybe we're all suckers for the down-the-memory-hole 24-hour news cycle nonsense that has afflicted this country for far too long already, because it is getting harder and harder to remember the simple fact that it has not always been this way. This, however, is how it is now. On Wednesday, the Democratic president of the United States will stand somberly before a bank of television cameras to announce the orderly annihilation of the social contract that has guarded and sustained the American people for generations."
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Radiation Detected in Milk, Air and Water - Is America Safe?
Mike Ludwig, Truthout: "Radioactive material from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has fallen in rain on major cities across the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has also detected radioactive materials in milk, air and drinking water. The EPA and other government agencies continue to insist that they expected to see some level of radiation on US soil after the Daiichi disaster, and the current radiation levels are not a cause of public health concern. Truthout has identified gaps in the government's data, however, and nuclear watchdogs are concerned that public officials are not telling Americans the whole story."
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Japan Nuclear Disaster Put on Par With Chernobyl
Hiroko Tabuchi, Keith Bradsher and Andrew Pollack, The New York Times News Service: "Japan has raised its assessment of the accident at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the worst rating on an international scale, putting the disaster on par with the 1986 Chernobyl explosion, in an acknowledgement that the human and environmental consequences of the nuclear crisis could be dire and long-lasting."
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