Editor’s note: It was reported last night that radiation from iodine 131 in seawater offshore from the plant is 1,250 times higher than normal. Japanese officialdom proclaimed this within acceptable limits established by regulations and the contamination posed little risk to aquatic life. Once again, another fine example demonstrating that government is a fatal threat to human life
Just as with the Gulf oil spill – where BP, government spokesmen and mainstream talking heads spewed happy talk about how “benign” the dispersants were and how all the oil had disappeared – there is now an avalanche of statements that the radiation is at “safe” doses for everyone outside of the immediate vicinity of Fukushima.
For example, Japanese government call-in advice lines are telling people to simply rinse off any produce covered with radioactive dust.
Ann Coulter claims that radiation is good for you
It is not very confidence-inspiring that:
EPA officials, however, refused to answer questions or make staff members available to explain the exact location and number of monitors, or the levels of radiation, if any, being recorded at existing monitors in California.