Enenews is reporting that Tepco has admitted to reporting false radiation levels for 2 years at Fukushima. Tepco claims that it was an ‘unintentional error’ in the under-reporting of cesium levels. NHK reports that “the error was due to the wrong assessment of the impact of radiation in the surrounding area”, and experts commented that it was an “elementary mistake.”
But Tepco admitted that it had “underreported the amount of radiation in contaminated water that leaked into the ocean” from the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant after an earthquake in 2007.
Tepco has admitted using radiation detectors that max out at levels far below those that are found at the Fukushima plant. 18 times too low, as a matter of fact.
It’s called lying.
The truth is, we don’t know how much radiation Fukushima has released, into the ocean or the air. Tepco hasn’t reported tritium levels until recently, and rarely has reported anything but cesium before that. They are no doubt lying about iodine releases, which have been showing up in Japanese sludge. There are around 2,000 radionuclides to be concerned about, and we don’t have valid scientific measurements of any of them.
And they lied about the nuclear explosion in Unit 3, lied about the 3 melt-throughs, lied when they said the plant was in ‘cold shutdown.’ The whole planet is becoming contaminated with radiation, and they lie, and we really don’t have firm data on how much radioactivity has been, and is being, released.
The tanks holding contaminated water are leaking. They did not measure and report the isotopic concentrations of nuclides like strontium-90, tritium and plutonium in that water. They gave measurements of external radiation, in sieverts, and claimed that it could kill people in 4 hours. This is not appropriate. We don’t know which isotopes are in the tank water and how much of them there are. They have been releasing tritium measurements from a well in that area. This is not the same thing. More deception.
And South Korea, which has banned the importation of much Japanese fish, may sue Japan for the leaking contaminated water. China also has import bans on fish. Not America, though. Even though the contaminated water is heading directly for the west coast. The USA’s response has been a gigantic increase in the amount of allowable radionuclides.