(Jay Johnson) The story of Fukushima is one that started several years ago, on March 11, 2011, to be exact, and for most people ended somewhere around there as well, since it just kind of dropped off mainstream media. At the time, some people were saying it was the worst disaster in the history of the world and did not have a solution, that the ocean had been killed, while most media pundits scoffed and replied that the world’s best minds were on top of it and that it would be solved shortly. Well, here we are nearly 4 years later and the reactor cores have not been found, at least not in one piece, although the Washington Post has noted that the hyper radioactive black dirt appearing around the country may have been the cores. As a result of the accident, radiation continues to pour into the Pacific Ocean. This has devastating consequences — not only for the people living nearby, but for the creatures in the ocean as well.
As we recall, the Fukushima nuclear complex was the epicenter of a perfect storm that witnessed both an earthquake and a tsunami teaming up to nearly destroy the facility. This led to three out of six of the nuclear reactors melting down. Different plans have been floated to stem the flow of radioactive water into the ocean, such as scooping the radioactive water up and putting it into special barrels or even building an “ice wall” to build a barrier between the nuclear reactor and the ocean. None of those plans have worked. Radioactive water continues to flow into the Pacific Ocean 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Many things have been written about the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and how it has handled the ongoing disaster, so it should not come as a surprise that that there were many questionable practices that took place there. At first glance, it seems as if most of those shocking revelations were in the past. However, an article at extremetech.com noted that – “Following an investigation by Japan’s Board of Audit, TEPCO has been told to upgrade its computer systems… TEPCO operates more than 48,000 PCs all running Windows XP… and they’re connected to the Internet.” That’s right. The company that is operating a nuclear facility is using computer systems that are nearly 18 years old. Worse still, Microsoft stopped providing support back in April of 2014. Extremetech.com goes on to note that — “TEPCO was reportedly aware of how dated its systems were, but had actively chosen to keep using XP until at least 2019 as a cost-saving measure.” With this in mind, two other questions spring to mind —
* Are these old and outdated internet-connected computers being used in mission critical capacity? (Are they hacker proof?)
* If TEPCO is refusing to update computer software simply as a means of saving money, what other corners are they cutting?
And while we don’t know the answer to those questions, we do know what the results of TEPCO’s accumulative decision making process are.
A recent study of animals in the Pacific Ocean from the University of Colorado in conjunction with Fukushima University noted — “Photos show bodies riddled with tumors, eyes bleeding, covered in lesions — some are missing testicles, eyeballs — skin disintegrating, peeling off, and turning yellow”.
Another study at the University of Alaska saw problems with — “Reproductive system, Endocrine system, Musculoskeletal system, Respiratory system and even the Digestive system”.
But it’s not just universities that are noticing that something strange is going on. Major publications have run feature articles on this as well.
National Geographic, just noted that — “Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on American Beaches… In recent weeks, about a billion jellyfish-like “purple sailors” have washed up on West Coast beaches… Dead Velella stretch as far as the eye can see… perhaps as many as a billion, experts say”.
While the Smithsonian recently ran a story that noted — “Birds Are in a Tailspin Four Years After Fukushima — Like the proverbial canary in a coalmine… data show that bird species and abundances are in sharp decline, and the situation is getting worse… Where it’s much, much hotter (radioactivity), it’s dead silent. You’ll see one or two birds if you’re lucky.”… birds such as the carrion crow… demonstrated higher susceptibility… in 2012, birds with patches of bleach-white feathers were captured… the patches have a high coincidence with… cataracts, tumors, asymmetries, developmental abnormalities… By 2013, the birds… had white patches big enough to be seen through binoculars.” A former Japan TV News Anchor was quoted as saying — “The mutations have begun in Fukushima; Birds found blind, unable to fly.”
Local News in America has also reported on the strange occurrences. East Bay Express, noted that — “…sardines have declined to their lowest level in six decades…” while the Tillamook Herald featured a speaker talking about — “…the current crash in the food web, which has led to significant mortality of birds, sea lions and other marine life.” Another local news organization, KSBW.com, ran a story noting — “Volunteers who track animals now say they think the colony of harbor seals is being affected by this year’s food shortage in the Monterey Bay, and that affect is significant… The food shortage is happening up and down the West Coast. Monitors say the pupping season got off to an early and difficult start this year, with more seal pups being abandoned the normal…”
And it isn’t just the smaller forms of sea life. The bigger animals are being affected as well. CBS San Francisco just ran a story headlined – “Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month.” In that story, it was noted that — “Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week in Santa Cruz County… This latest instance continues the trend of whales washing ashore on Northern California’s beaches.” The story also noted that — “Last week an emaciated 50-foot sperm whale washed up on Pacifica Beach.” Another story noted — “A killer whale beached itself north of Fort Bragg.” According to the Marine Mammal Center, whales stranding themselves are fairly rare.
And that is the situation in a nutshell. The Pacific Ocean is dying- From the ground up the entire food chain is collapsing. The stories are out there, the information is easy to find. The only problem is that no one seems to be paying attention or at least wants to step up and say-“Something needs to be done at Fukushima. This needs to stop and it needs to stop today!”
In conclusion, although many people don’t believe in the bible, there is an interesting verse there that states that towards the end of times, something like Fukushima happens-“Revelation 8:11 The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.”
The IAEA will make a third visit to Fukushima from May 18 – 25. Experts are expected to take soil and sea samples, analyze them and release a report. More than likely, that report will essentially say that everything is ok. But is it, is it really?
What do you think dear listeners, “Is Fukushima the Wormwood of biblical fame?”