- Conflict & Crisis
By Shepard Ambellas
March 20, 2011
In the last week the environment has taken a beating that may take months or even years to recover from.
The nuclear disaster in Japan continues to worsen, a new 100 mile oil slick has been found in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and radioactive begin fallout hitting the mainland US as of early Friday, yet the corporate media continues to focus on a scripted war as yet another media cover-up is underway.
Not only are the events in Libya being falsely portrayed to the American people as justification for another regional grab, it serves as a great cover story for one of the worst (if not the worst) world environmental disasters of all time (Japan’s Reactor Crisis of 2011).
New details are emerging rapidly regarding the Japanese governments credibility and radiation levels in Japan.
The Disaster Prevention and Nuclear Safety Network for Nuclear Environment’s website has alway posted realtime radiation data collected via the System for Prediction of Environment Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI).
The readings displayed on the website are measured in nGy/hr or nanogrey’s.
The website (known for accurate real-time readings) is now displaying a pink dot in three areas around Japan signifying that the area is under survey (off-line).
Two of the areas under survey of course are right around the Fukushima Reactor (Fukushima & Miy agi) while another is in the region of the Ishikawa nuclear reactor on the west side of Japan raising concern of an independent problem with the Ishikawa reactor.
The Shika/Ishikawa plant has 2 reactors, it is unknown at this time if one was still under construction.
Radiation levels in Japan outside the boundaries of the areas marked “Under Survey” are reading above 700 nGy/hr.