Tuesday, April 12, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Editor of NaturalNews.com:
The title of this article probably should have been "TOLD YA SO." After all the downplaying, all the denials, all the disinfo and deceptions by both the nuclear industry and the mainstream media, it finally emerges that the amount of radiation released by Fukushima was far, far higher than what we were told.
How high? So high that the Fukushima catastrophe has now been raised from a level 5 event to a level 7 event on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (http://www-ns.iaea.org/tech-areas/... ).
They just skipped right over level 6 because they know even a 6 would be laughable at this point. A level 5 event is an "accident with wider consequences."
A level 6 event is a "serious accident," and a level 7 event is a "major accident." If you really do the math, however, Fukushima should be a level 28 event because there are four reactors each at level seven (4x7 = 28).
Chernobyl only had one reactor, and it stored far less fuel than any one of the Fukushima reactors. The amount of released radiation required to quality for a level 7 event is "several tens of thousands of terabecquerels." For example, 50,000 terabecquerels. How much radiation has already been released from Fukushima? 500,000 terabecquerels -- and that's just from iodine-131 and doesn't even count the other isotopes that are also being released (http://apnews.myway.com/article/... ).
In other words -- and here's the real shocker -- the amount of radiation released from Fukushima is over TEN TIMES the amount needed to qualify for a level 7 event!
With the arrival of this new designation, Fukushima is now OFFICIALLY a Chernobyl-class event, and nuclear officials are now openly and publicly admitting that the total radiation release from Fukushima could soon exceed Chernobyl -- although they're desperately trying to claim it somehow won't, if only due to the power of their own imaginations. Read more>>