Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fukushima: crowdsourcing Geiger readings

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly;; Democracy Now
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Reporting live from Japan
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (
Hiroshima like Nagasaki (
TOKYO, Japan - “I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima [site of the atomic bombing by the US].

Get your own Geiger counter
His story under the headline “The Atomic Plague” appeared in the London Daily Express on Sept. 5, 1945.

Burchett violated the U.S. military blockade of Hiroshima. He was the first Western journalist to visit the devastated city after the bombing. He wrote, “Hiroshima does not look like a bombed city. It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence.”

Small, portable Geiger counters (
Jump ahead 66 years to March 11, 2011. Six hundred miles north is the Fukushima Nuclear Plant, where the Great East Japan Earthquake [possibly set in motion by the HAARP weapon as the US had previously threatened Japan] caused a tsunami, which led to the nuclear disaster at the nuclear power site. Listen

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