Nuclear Expert: Radiation Could Spread To US West Coast

By Paul Joseph Watson

Nuclear expert Joe Cirincione warns that radiation from Japan’s multiple potential nuclear meltdowns could spread to the US west coast and that the threat represents an “unprecedented crisis,” as another explosion rocked the Fukushima complex and officials admitted that nuclear fuel rods at reactor number two have been fully exposed.


“The worst case scenario is that the fuel rods fuse together, the temperatures get so hot that they melt together in a radioactive molten mass that bursts through the containment mechanisms and is exposed to the outside. So they spew radioactivity in the ground, into the air, into the water. Some of the radioactivity could carry in the atmosphere to the West Coast of the United States,” Cirincione told Fox News.

When host Chris Wallace questioned whether radioactivity could travel thousands of miles across the Pacific, Cirincione responded, “Oh, absolutely. Chernobyl, which happened about 25 years ago, the radioactivity spread around the entire northern hemisphere. It depends how many of these cores melt down and how successful they are on containing it once this disaster happens.”

“One reactor has had half the core exposed already,” explained Cirincione. “This is the one they’re flooding with sea water in a desperate effort to prevent it from a complete meltdown. They lost control of a second reactor next to it, a partial meltdown, and there is actually a third reactor at a related site 20-kilometers away they have also lost control over. We have never had a situation like this before.”

Fears that the radiation could reach the United States have prompted the California Department of Public Health to issue a statement saying they are assessing the situation and that they have radioactivity monitoring systems in place for air, water and the food supply.

As the Washington Blog has documented, pollution from Chinese coal factories routinely hits California.

But it’s not just the west coast that could be affected. According to Yoichi Shimatsu, former editor of the Japan Times, “In the event of a major meltdown and continuous large-volume radioactive release, airborne particles will be carried across the ocean in bands that will cross over the southern halves of Oregon, Montana and Idaho, all of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, the Dakotas, northern Nebraska and Iowa and ending in Wisconsin and Illinois, with possible further eastward drift depending on surface wind direction.”

Shimatsu now states that after a high-level government meeting, “Japanese agencies are no longer releasing independent reports without prior approval from the top,” and that censorship of what is really occurring at the plant is being overseen under the Article 15 Emergency Law.

Following dramatic footage of another blast, this time affecting Fukushima Daiichi’s reactor 3, which shot plumes of smoke high into the air, officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. have conceded that fuel rods at the facility’s reactor number 2 have been fully exposed, threatening a complete meltdown.

The Pentagon has also confirmed that radiation particles were detected by helicopters flying 60 miles away from the nuclear plant, suggesting widespread environmental contamination. The discovery of the two radioactive isotopes, cesium-137 and iodine-121, can only mean one thing, according to the Seattle Times: “One or more of the reactor cores is badly damaged and at least partially melted down.”

“If true, this also means that the Japanese government is blatantly lying to its people and the world, in its relentless determination to prevent panic and to pursue the party line that after two massive blasts the cores are still stable,” writes Tyler Durden. “And judging by the time stamp, this was announced before last night’s second blast: if radioactivity had spread then, how about now? And who can blame Americans and people around the world who are concerned that radiation may be coming their way if nobody is to be trusted.”

Reports are also circulating that sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan were exposed to radiation doses equivalent to a month’s worth in one hour when they sailed into a radiation cloud off the coast of Japan.

All the evidence clearly indicates that the Japanese government is covering up the true scale of the disaster in an effort to prevent hysteria from engulfing a population already devastated by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, not to mention ongoing powerful aftershocks that continue to spread terror.

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8 comments on “Nuclear Expert: Radiation Could Spread To US West Coast
  1. Youre precisely correct on this one..

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  3. David Well says:

    Why is it that the EPA on its web site states that it has “near real time radiation data” (i.e. within the last 3 hours) from monitors scattered across the US, (http://www.epa.gov/narel/radnet/region9.html) but they won’t give us access to any useful data (latest posted is from 2009 (not anywhere near real time), and all they will give the citizens who are paying for the effort is this by way of data to allay any concerns or back-up their statements:

    March 17, 2011; As of 2:00pm (EDT) EPA’s RadNet radiation air monitors across the U.S. show typical fluctuations in background radiation levels ( see http://www.epa.gov/radiation/data-updates.html
    EPA– you have credibility issues, you gotta do better than that. Post the data, let the citizens compare it to independent data, then we’ll decide who to believe.

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    • David,
      I wish I could answer that question for you. It doesn’t make sense to me either. Unless of course, they’re trying to keep us in the dark. Then it would make perfect sense. This wouldn’t be the first time our government has been less than forthcoming with us.

      If you run across any sites you feel would be helpful to others, please send the link so I can pass it on. Thanks!

      MR

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  5. DarcsFalcon says:

    This must be getting pretty scary for you folks on the west coast now.

    I’m praying for all of you, as well as those in Japan. These are frightening days.

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    • People here seem to be kind of oblivious to it. Could they possibly not know what’s been happening in Japan, what with the NCAA tourney going on & all?

      I watched the local network newscasts last evening to see what, if any, advice they had on it. No mention of fallout, possible fallout, be prepared for fallout, we’re currently monitoring for fallout, etc. No mention whatsoever. Keeping the sheeple in the dark seems to be SOP these days.

      I didn’t wait for government instruction on what to do in case of heavy fallout. Did my own research & prepared as best I could. I don’t feel we can count on our government to adequately protect us anymore.

      MR

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