In the discussion thread: Bullshit reporting about Fukushima 18x higher than previously estimated (alarmist spoiler alert) [View all]
Response to hunter (Reply #10)
Tue Sep 3, 2013, 04:24 AM
Nihil (11,793 posts)
17. Oh hush, you and your inconvenient facts ...
> And nobody seems to talk much about the non-radioactive and persistent (half life of forever!)
> toxins the Tsunami spilled, or all the people who were crushed or drowned in the rivers of debris.
They'd much rather chatter on about the "potential" deaths that "might" be related to radiation
than even "trouble their beautiful minds" about the tragic truth that happened and is happening
All the crocodile tears for the workers that TEPCO hasn't been caring for and nothing for the
~16,000 deaths (15,883 deaths, 6,145 injured, 2,656 missing) of whom over 14,000 drowned
without even having the chance to worry about a potential cancerous tumour 50 years later.
People panic and get hysterical about the possibility of the tuna in their West Coast sushi having
*RADIOACTIVE* cesium traces whilst completely ignoring all of the other man-made shit that
has been poisoning them through the same route for years. If you are that paranoid about radiation,
buy a geiger counter and test the food before eating it. Then try to think of a similarly trivial test
that will identify the more toxic (and already present) mercury, arsenic, heavy metal & carcinogenic
pollutants that will kill you long before the effect from any cesium in its brief transit of your body.
Yes, TEPCO screwed up completely - before, during and ever since the event - and yes, there is
most definitely a clear & present danger from the ruins of the Fukushima site. No, it doesn't have
anything like the impact of Bhopal (for a single incident), the damage to the Gulf of Mexico (from
Deepwater Horizon, every other polluting oil & gas rig and the algal blooms from the appalling
agricultural pollution) or the ongoing devastation from fossil fuel extraction & consumption.
Just a "potential" that gets people soiling themselves in ignorant panic whilst allowing everything
else to merrily continue ...
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