MUST SEE! Classified government forecast shows Fukushima contamination spreading in Pacific over 5 years
As if this was not bad enough, Japan Reacts to Fukushima Crisis By Banning Journalism.
Japan will likely pass a new anti-whistleblowing law in an attempt to silence criticism of Tepco and the government:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government is planning a state secrets act that critics say could curtail public access to information on a wide range of issues, including tensions with China and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
The new law would dramatically expand the definition of official secrets and journalists convicted under it could be jailed for up to five years.
The media had essentially stopped covering the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima up until a few weeks ago. Reports began surfacing about the current situation that has unraveled since the accident in 2011. There is a radioactive plume as a direct result of the power plant leaking particles into the Pacific Ocean. The plume is so immense that it will actually reach the coast of the U.S. as early as 2014.
As of August 2013, the severity rating was raised to Level 3 on an international scale of radio-logical releases by the Nuclear Regulation Authority. The spokesman of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) stated “300 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a stainless steel tank on the territory of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.”
While checking a tank which has a capacity to hold 1,000 tons of radioactive water, the workers noted that there was only 700 tons inside. Even worse news is that TEPCO did not equip that tank with a water gauge which means that there was no way to accurately ascertain the amount of water inside nor the time period to which the leak started. – (Japan Times)