A website claims Fukushima to be a major setup
After many years of research into mysteries and, unavoidably, conspiracies or – to call it with a more down-to-earth-name: cover ups – we have found out that often the one who defies the opinion of all others and who (seemingly) opposes mainstream opinions and information, is not necessarily the bad guy. So it is with Global Warming.
Is it the same with Fukushima?
Just a few days ago, an article debunking the dangers of the Fukushima incident, was flooding the Internet. The article seemingly showed well research facts and numbers and was shared by hundreds of people. The author of the article, Ken Adachi, claims a major conspiracy responsible for false information about the Fukushima incident the effects of which, according to what he writes, would be rather harmless.
It is a widely accepted fact that Fukushima is a much bigger problem than we could ever imagine, and lately lots of news have spread all over the media and the Internet that radioactive debris is being transported over the Pacific Ocean until the American West Coast.
Now, Ken Adachi’s website “Educate Yourself.org” comes up with a challenging statement:
“Fukushima Radiation Fear Mongering: An Orchestrated Scare Campaign Exceeding the Fraud of 9/11”.
According to this article, which is “a work in progress”, there’s an agenda behind the demonizing of nuclear power. The article is a follow up of of Adachi’s first article
“Japan’s Radiation Scare Hugely Overblown by Western Media”,
which we will post here entirely to give an idea what the claims are about.
From Ken Adachi, Editor
March 19, 2011
I visited a number of Japanese web sites yesterday to determine how much radiation is being reported around the Daiichi nuclear facility in Fukushima prefecture and also what the recorded levels were in Tokyo. As expected, the radiation levels in Tokyo BRIEFLY rose just slightly above normal background levels (0.03-0.04 u Gy/ h) on March 15, 2011 to an INSIGNIFICANT level of 0.809 MICRO Gray (or Sieverts), but only AVERAGED 0.109 u Gy/ h for the entire 24 hour peroid. On March 16, the AVERAGE radiation level in Tokyo fell to 0.0719 u Gy/ h and further fell to an average of 0.0511 u Gy/ h on March 17. The average background level of radiation in Tokyo on March 18, 2011 was 0.0484 u Gy/ h.
These numbers are no greater than the NORMAL background radiation level for Tokyo, yet seemingly thousands of westerners are streaming out of Tokyo as fast as possible based on the reckless abuse of the word “radiation” by western media outlets.
Please bear in mind that the highest reading recorded on March 15, 2011 was LESS than ONE micro Gray. If you flew round trip from Tokyo to New York you would absorb about 200 microGrays of radiation. A chest X-ray delivers about 50 microGrays; a stomach X-ray about 600 mircroGrays; and a CAT scan about 6900 microGrays. The yearly background radiation received in Brazil is about 10,000 microGrays while the yearly background radiation received in Tokyo is about 400 microGrays.
What is “Radiation”?
Many people do not understand that there is a difference between NUCLEAR, ionizing radiation and other forms of “radiation” such as electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation or solar radiation or thermal radiation. For the Japan situation, we are only concerned with ionizing, nuclear radiation. This activity is due to particles or energy rays which are being thrown off from the nucleus of atoms undergoing nuclear fission. In nuclear fission, atoms are undergoing a transmutation from one element of the Perodic Table into other, different elements on the Perodic Table. Nuclear reactors break down uranium 235 down into different elements and release heat, radioactive particles and energy waves in the process. Traditional physics teaches that any element above lead in the Perodic Table exhibits ionizing radioactivity.
There are three types of waves being emitted with nuclear radiation:
1. Alpha waves: consists of two neutrons and two protons being emmited from the nuclei of radioactive material. They move relatively slowly and can be stopped with something as thin as paper or clothing.
2. Beta waves: are special nuclei electrons which were originally paired with positrons to make a neutron. When the neutron is split, the electrons fly off as Beta waves. They travel at nearly the speed of light. They can travel farther than alpha waves and can penetrate paper or clothing, but can be shielded from with metal or dense material like concrete or stone.
3. Gamma waves do not contain particles, but instead are pure energy waves, or radiant energy. They are similar to X-rays and can cause the greatest damage when considering the ill effects of nuclear radiation. They can penetrate most substances, but lose their power with the inverse ratio to distance from the source.
The radiation from these three types of waves is limited to the immediate vicinity of the nuclear reactor since this is the source of the nuclear fission process.
In the case of an atomic bomb blast, tons of radioactive material are thrown high up into the stratosphere by the chimnney effect of the mushroom cloud and the radioactive particles are carried along by the jet stream to distant locations. Same with Chernobyl, there was a substantial explosion (due to sabotage) that threw a great deal of radioactive material high into the atmosphere, which allowed for a wider distribution of radioactive fallout. But that has not been the case so far with Daiichi and there’s no reason to believe such an explosion will occur.
Here is a link to a Tokyo radiation monitoring site located in the Shinjuku area. Note that the highest reading occured briefly on March 15, but quickly returned to near- normal levels for every day since. This chart covers up to March 19, but you can access the latest chart by visiting the link.
|(dose rate) μGy/h
(microgray per hour)
This link gives you the Toyko, Shinjuku hour by hour reading on minimum, maximum, and average reading for each day:
These readings are expressed as micro-Gray per hour (u Gy/ hr). Note: One Gray = one Sievert
One microGray = 0.000001 Gray
One milliGray = 1,000 microGrays
Western Media Scare Tactics Emphasize “Radiation” and Percentages
I heard a woman reporting from Tokyo for Free Speech Radio News (FSRN) on March 18, 2011 over KPFK radio (Los Angeles). She was clearly an anti-nuclear energy activist and wanted to hype the radiation story through the roof by declaring that “the radiation levels in Tokyo had risen 22% today” blah, blah, blah.
But she didn’t provide any hard numbers to support her story, only PERCENTAGES to sell her agenda. If the normal, average background radiation level in Tokyo is around 0.04 micro Grays and then elevates to 0.08 micro Grays, that works out to a ONE HUNDRED PERCENT increase in the background radiation level, but it’s STILL utterly INSIGNIFICANT. To suggest (by omission) that the radiation dangers to Tokyo were threatening, when no threat actually existed, is flat out deception. And that’s what I found to be the case with most AM and FM radio stations reporting on the Japan radiation story.
Tohoku University in Sendai City, Miyagi prefecture, about 100 km north of Daiichi, reported background average reading of 0.13 micro Grays on March 19.
The full article of the second part, “Fukushima Radiation Fear Mongering: An Orchestrated Scare Campaign Exceeding the Fraud of 9/11”, can be read here.
In the meantime, Enenews reports:
“White ‘goo’ everywhere in Alaska seal, crows won’t touch it… yet they eat people’s roofs — Slime in ones mouth, kidney almost black — Another appeared to change color — Hairless one seen recently: “We all still have sick seals here!”,
“TV: After seeing that map with massive amount of nuclear waste headed to West Coast… There’s going to be impacts — Reporter: And radioactive water still hasn’t stopped flowing from Fukushima into Pacific (VIDEO), (Video gone)
“CBS: Tepco says fuel removal even worse than Gundersen’s analogy — It’s like pulling ‘lit’ cigarettes from a crushed pack — Going to get far more difficult in future” (VIDEO)
All fraud, says Adachi.
“Another web site that leads the pack in pounding away at the Fukushima radiation party line is enenews.com. This web site ONLY posts articles exclusively devoted to driving home the Fukushima fear package. According to Whois-search, this web site was created on March 16, 2011 and quickly zoomed to a very high alexa.com traffic ranking of 26,000 for world traffic and 7,700 for the USA (by comparison, educate-yourself.org currently ranks 61,000 world and 21,000 USA; while rense.com currently ranks at 7,600 world and 2.800 USA). How is it that a web site that is only one year old, and devoted to one topic, could rise to such a high ranking plateau without lots of money, technological savoir faire, and busy worker bees to make that happen so quickly? (Hint: Oil & natural gas energy companies that want to push nuclear energy competitors out of the way)
So who’s behind this web site? No one knows because the identity of the owners are hidden. The Administrative Contact given at WhoIs is “DomainSecrecy.net, Private Registrant (email@example.com)” located in Providence, Utah. The Technical Contact is “UK2 Group, Technical Support (firstname.lastname@example.org)”, also located at the same address in Providence, Utah. The Registrar is ENOM Inc.; a seller of domain names and security services.
Here’s a smapling of the “Latest Headlines” at enenews.com:
Ambassador’s comments translated by Asahi: Another accident at No. 4 reactor building could cause the “final catastrophe of the world” (03:43 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 3 comments)
Gundersen: Pyrophoric fire if fuel rods in Unit 4 pool are not cooled — Potential contamination of entire northern hemisphere (VIDEO) (02:30 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 9 comments)
Reporters repeatedly ask gov’t why it does not consider worst-case scenarios at Unit 4 and get help from foreign experts (01:39 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 8 comments
There are hundreds of articles posted at enenews.com with similar fear-invoking titles. The message?
Get out of nuclear energy as fast as possible or we’re all doomed to die from radiation poisoning!”
So, where is the truth?
In first place, we googled “Ken Adachi” and found the following article by Wikipedia: “Ken Adachi (1929 – February 9, 1989) was a Canadian writer and literary critic, who was associated with the Toronto Star‘s literary section from 1976 until his death.”
So, Ken Adachi is dead. Of course there are people who have exactly the same name. In any case, “Ken Adachi” is not very common. There’s nothing else about Ken Adachi on the net that could be considered direct objective information – only articles in forums.
While still wondering about the name, we punctually encountrered the confirmation about Ken Adachi being an alias. Barbara Hartwell states in her artcile “‘Educate Yourself’ About Ken Adachi: Coward, Charlatan, Hypocrite, Malicious Liar“:
“Following are comments written by Ken Presner, excerpts which I have taken from an article on his website, exposing Ken Adachi as a malicious liar, a coward, a hypocrite and charlatan.
Thanks to my friend Sherri Kane for providing the link. Sherri Kane and Dr. Len Horowitz have also been targeted by Ken Adachi for one of his massive libel campaigns, as have Barbara Hartwell, ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee and other legitimate journalists and whistleblowers.
Ken Adachi has wreaked havoc in the lives of many decent people. His outrageous fabrications about his Targets have resulted in extreme damages. “Ken Adachi” is using a false name, just as he posts false information galore on his website. Those who have tried to file a lawsuit against this criminal charlatan have found themselves at a dead end.
Ken Adachi has been cited by many watchdog organizations for “health fraud”, “mail fraud”, and for ripping off the public with his scams.”
On the page “Internettruth.org”, we finally find what we were looking for:
“Ken Adachi is reportedly ROBERT ARTHUR BOUDREAU aka PETER BOUDREAU…. and previous last address in BRIDGEPORT Connecticut before his move to COSTA MESA in 1994 or so (I have this home address also) with his wife KAYOKO ADACHI aka K. ADACHI…which then became KEN ADACHI about 1997…what I’d like to know also is WHY the Canadian Ministry of Justice was looking for him at the time of his move to CA since he was running away from a business and personal bankrupcy in Connecticut…” (Tim White)
Adachi reportedly discredited himself completely by reporting to readers that he was in communication with General Jeremiah of the ‘Galactic Alliance’. General Jeremiah reportedly called into Adachi’s radio show and sent emails from deep space (must have been a wireless router) claiming that he and a group of ninja warriors were defusing hidden nuclear weapons under the Dome of the Rock. We believe he is a MAJOR DISINFO AGENT.”
Well, “General Jeremiah” of the “Galactic Alliance” sounds rather strange to us.
But who is Robert Arthur Boudreau, and which might be his interest in debunking the claims of catastrophic effects of the Fukushima incident?
Is it true, on the other hand, that lots of animals are already being affected by the effects of the radioactive debirs floating through the Pacific Ocean?
The answer is here.
Basically, we’d say: someone who claims the effects of the Fukushima incident to be more or less harmless doesn’t seem a reliable source. It’s not that the authorities have been screaming how bad the consequences of the Fukushima catastrophe actually are. Quite the opposite: a bizarre silence has been around Fukushima all the time. If it weren’t for off-mainstream-media and private investigators, the consequences of the Fukushima incident would be even more covered up. So – where is this big “orchestrated scare campaign”, actually?
Furthermore, there is no reason to make a harmless technology out of nuclear power. Nuclear power plants need water and are therefore being bult close to it – be it oceans or rivers. Once radioactive debris enters an ocean, there’s always the problem that the debris is being transported by the currents. Anything built close to an ocean is in a more dangerous position than elsewhere. Rivers often flow over geological fracture zones and hold therefore the danger of earthquakes. Even if the chances of natural disaster are small in a given place – if it happens, the effects may be so devastating that they make entire areas, even of major dimension, inhabitable for hundreds of years. There is no guarantee for any place on Earth to not be hit at any time by any kind of disaster. So, however disastreous the consequences of the Fukushima incident actually are – they shoud be the turning point in energy politics.
“Ken Adachi” comes with numbers and seemingly science-based information. He would be a good agent for whoever might have an interest in promoting nuclear power. Digging deeper, his claims are not that scientific at all and try to confuse the reader, introducing different forms of radiation which has nothing to do with the actual subject. We know nobody who, saying radioactivity, means any other kind of radiation.
So the question remains: who is Ken Adachi, and why does he try to debunk the dangers of nuclear power? How many disinfo-agents are out there, what is their purpose, and who is eventually behind them?