Humint Events Online: Four Years After Fukushima

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Four Years After Fukushima

Yesterday was the anniversary of the 3/11/11 disaster--
Four years ago today Japan was hit with a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunami that caused widespread destruction, leaving almost 22,000 people dead or missing and triggering a crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The triple nuclear meltdown was the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
About 120,000 people still cannot return their homes because of high radiation levels, but the issue of long-term health implications like cancer are causing the greatest concern and controversy in Japan.
Before the disaster, there was just one to two cases of thyroid cancers in a million Japanese children but now Fukushima has more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases, having tested about 300,000 children.  

There's no doubt that there was an incredible amount of hyperbole in recent years about the radiation dangers from Fukushima, but also there's no doubt that the situation was horrible and still remains very grim.

Still, noteworthy to me that 3/11/11 is a form of a double 33, code for nuclear activity, and then there was the "triple" meltdown-- another 3. Also note the 9 scale of the earthquake. So we had 9 and 11 and 3. Pretty wild numerology.


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