Why you Can’t believe the offiCial story131
For more than 50 years, the creation, activation, and expansion o nuclearpower has been accelerated, promoted, and protected by a vast inrastructureo deceit. From the earliest days o atomic power, the military-industrial-nuclear complex engaged in untruths and propaganda, rom the alsepromises o electricity “too cheap to meter” to the depiction o atomic energy as “clean” when its proponents knew ull well there was no eective long-term plan or saely dealing with tons o toxic nuclear wastes. Te deceitcontinued with the creation o supposedly sae “threshold” exposures thatignored medical science and perpetuated the alse notion that nuclear risksare manageable. Te deception continued in 2011 as plumes o allout blew across the Pacic, dusted Hawaii, and headed or the West Coast.On March 15, 2011, President Barack Obama assured viewers o Pitts-burgh’s KDKA-V that “the nuclear release rom Japan will dissipate by thetime it gets to Hawaii, much less the US mainland.”
By reassuring his audi-ence (many o whom were still haunted by memories o Tree Mile Island),the president was engaging in the kind o public relations subteruge thathas long been a staple o the nuclear industry and its government enablers.In act, the swirling cloud o radioactive gases that crossed the PacicOcean
reach the US mainland. Independent scientists monitoring theplume detected xenon-133 and “high concentrations” o cesium-137 in theUnited States and Canada. Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen estimatesthat, within our days o the Fukushima explosions, Seattle was exposed to xenon and krypton levels 40,000 times above normal, ollowed by slower-moving clouds o iodine, cesium, and strontium isotopes.
From March15 to 19, radiation swept over Hawaii and the West Coast, covering allo western North America. While the Rocky Mountains blocked mucho the allout, rainwater was contaminated across New England. wo o three East Coast monitoring stations (including one in Boston) detectedthe presence o dangerous “hot particles.”
Air sampling traced the alloutall the way to Stockholm.
Although the Norwegian Institute or Air Research was reporting thatallout had blanketed most o the United States and Canada, little ocialalarm was demonstrated in either country. Tree weeks ater Fukushima’sreactors began to overheat and explode, the US government still reused topublish any ocial data on radiation levels in the United States.Nuclear expert Gundersen issued a call to orm a citizen’s brigade o radiation trackers. Te procedure involved swiping a one-square-metersurace with a cloth ollowing a rainstorm and placing the cloth next toa Geiger counter. Hundreds responded with photos and videos o Geiger