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Monday, December 5, 2011

From the Fukushima theater of the absurd

They're making a big deal over in Japan about the fact that they've found some nasty radioactive water leaking from the blown-out Fukushima nuclear reactors into the ocean. Folks, the basements of those buildings have been leaking the same stuff into the groundwater and the Pacific since March. It's a nuclear power plant, next to the ocean, that exploded after extensive damage in a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. They're dumping water into it constantly to keep the situation from getting much worse. Yes, all sorts of radiation is pouring into the ocean. And yes, it's terrible. But no, don't kid yourself, it really is not news.

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Not to worry! AM News has it they plan to close the entire facility. Just keep the windows up on your SUV.

And don't eat the rice.


The head of Russia's consumer protection agency said food imports from four regions in Japan have been banned due to the life-threatening crisis that is spreading in the Asian nation, AFP reported Thursday.

"We have given orders to fully ban the use of food products which have been brought into Russia after March 11 from Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma," he said, adding that the foods from those four provinces would even be stopped at the border without radiation inspections.

What about our country, are they checking/banning food products brought into USA after the March incident?

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