Natural News 
March 14, 2011
Contradicting earlier reports that claimed the Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered no reactor core damage, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano today admitted that a “partial core meltdown” is now underway. This is being reported at the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy… ), Nikkei.com (http://e.nikkei.com/e/fr/tnks/Nni20… ) and elsewhere.
The conflicting reports coming out of Japan over the last 24 hours point to the very likely possibility of a massive Japanese government cover-up where government officials are telling the public everything is fine while desperately pumping sea water into the reactor cores to prevent them from going Chernobyl.
While it’s important to be optimistic in such circumstances, the Japanese government is performing a great disservice by not disclosing the full truth about what’s really happening there. If a core meltdown is underway — as has now been admitted — people need to be evacuating the entire Northern half of the country (as that’s where radioactive fallout will have the worst impact if a total core meltdown does occur).
Kurt Nimmo at PrisonPlanet.com is reporting a media cover-up of the entire event (http://www.prisonplanet.com/media-c… ), and new information now being made available to the press supports the notion that the Japanese government withheld vital information from its own citizens about the status of this potential nuclear power plant meltdown.
This emergency is not over. A meltdown could still occur. And now, it seems that we cannot trust the government of Japan to give us accurate information about this incident. We can only hope that the ingenuity of Japanese engineers can overcome the laws of physics and find a way to cool these nuclear fuel rods in the next 24 hours. If they fail to do so, the cost of this failure in human lives and environmental damage could be far greater than that of the infamous Chernobyl event.
NaturalNews will seek to keep you posted on this event as it unfolds. For those in Taiwan, China or other regions who are concerned about the possibility of radioactive fallout from Japan, be sure to read up on potassium iodide, which can prevent radioactive fallout from destroying your thyroid gland. Potassium iodide, however, does not “shield” your entire body from radiation. It merely prevents it from being concentrated in one place in your body.