Radioactive Xenon 133 from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will cover most of the planet
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Contradicting Barack Obama’s assertion last week that radiation from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant would not even reach Hawaii, the mainland United States has been blanketed with radioactive Xenon 133 particles, while spent nuclear fuel pools at Fukushima have now reached boiling point and threaten to spew out more radioactive smoke.
Although health authorities insist that levels of the radionuclide Xenon 133 that have been measured are harmless, claims that such radiation would dissolve over the Pacific have been proven completely inaccurate. Indeed, the latest charts show that fallout from Fukushima will not just smother the United States, but most of the globe.
The following chart, from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, also shows the spread of Xenon 133 across the United States.
Although Xenon has been released globally, it is considered a far more inert and harmless form of radioactivity in comparison to the far more dangerous iodine-131, caesium-134 and caesium-137.
The next chart, produced by the French Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety and Meteo France, shows the dispersion of the more dangerous caesium-137 particles from Fukushima on a global scale.
It is important to stress that health authorities insist levels of all four of the radioactive isotopes being released from Fukushima, namely Xenon 133, iodine-131, caesium-134 and caesium-137 are harmless to people living outside of the Fukushima exclusion zone. However, those assurances were not adequate to prevent the U.S. military from preparing the, “Mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels,” reports CNN.
Despite its apparent harmlessness at current levels, the very fact that such radiation is currently smothering the entire United States completely contradicts assurances made last week by President Barack Obama that the radiation from Fukushima was set to dissipate before it reached Hawaii, never mind the mainland U.S.
“Obama told KDKA-TV of Pittsburgh that experts have assured him that a nuclear release from Japan will dissipate by the time it gets to Hawaii, much less the U.S. mainland,” USA Today reported on March 15. Just days later, reports emerged of small amounts of radiation hitting California.
As we have documented, given the habitual nature of both the Japanese and the U.S. government in deceiving people as to the safety of the air we breathe, the fact that distrust has reigned amidst panic buying of potassium iodide and geiger counters is completely understandable.
Today the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that radiation was still being spewed from Fukushima and that they were unclear of its source. An obvious answer would be the pools holding deadly spent nuclear fuel rods, which according to the latest reports have begun to boil as efforts to cool them down continue to fail, despite Japanese authorities and the global mainstream media continuing to claim that the worst of the problem is over.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:41 am