Paul Joseph Watson
January 15, 2014
The Discovery Channel has posted a YouTube video urging its viewers to ignore “trolls” and “fearmongerers” and stop worrying about Fukushima radiation.
In the clip, host Trace Dominguez blames a “mob” for trying to make others believe that deadly radiation from the crippled nuclear power plant could be hitting the west coast of the United States and is responsible for killing animals and sea life.
Dominguez highlights a viral video showing an individual using a Geiger counter to detect abnormally high levels of radiation on a beach in San Francisco, an act that led public health officials to discover radiation hot spots 1400% normal levels that one expert said posed a health risk to young children and babies. As Infowars reporters who subsequently visited the beach confirmed, authorities have failed to erect warning signs to notify residents that the area is dangerous.
Despite experts saying the radiation discovered on the beach was a health risk, the Discovery Channel host blames “conspiracy hawks” for freaking out about the issue, despite admitting that background radiation on the beach is 7 times normal levels.
The video concludes with Dominguez claiming that the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, which one scientist recently warned could prompt the the complete evacuation of the west coast of North America, poses no threat whatsoever to Americans or even fish and sea life in the Pacific Ocean.
Dominguez’s attitude towards the issue in scoffing at those concerned over Fukushima radiation mirrors the establishment rhetoric.
However, while sidelining the matter authorities are simultaneously preparing for radiation threats. Yesterday it was announced that 19 different government and academic bodies would begin testing sea kelp forests across California in an effort to detect radiation from Fukushima. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also recently ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide. The DHS is also flying helicopters low over major cities to measure background radiation levels.
Experts have concluded that the radioactive plume from the nuclear accident in March 2011 will reach U.S. coastal waters by early 2014. Fish recently caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture measured 124 times the radioactive level considered safe for human consumption. Mysterious die-offs of numerous different animals, birds and sea life have also been linked to Fukushima.
To claim that the ongoing Fukushima crisis poses no danger whatsoever to the Pacific Ocean is patently ludicrous. When yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco, he was shocked to discover that an area he once saw teeming with life was now a dead zone.
“After we left Japan, it felt as if the ocean itself was dead,” Macfadyen told the Newcastle Herald.
“We hardly saw any living things. We saw one whale, sort of rolling helplessly on the surface with what looked like a big tumour on its head. It was pretty sickening.”
“I’ve done a lot of miles on the ocean in my life and I’m used to seeing turtles, dolphins, sharks and big flurries of feeding birds. But this time, for 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen,” he added, concluding, “The ocean is broken.”
It would be completely naive to believe that public health authorities in the United States would not, whether deliberately or through incompetence, mislead the American people on major health issues.
Aside from TEPCO and Japanese officials continually lying in downplaying the severity of the Fukushima crisis, lest we forget that when the EPA told ground zero workers not to worry about breathing toxic air after 9/11, it resulted in 20,000 of them suffering debilitating and in some cases fatal illnesses.
The false claim that there were no deaths or long-term health effects connected to the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant was also based on deceptive assurances made at the time by authorities that levels of radiation emitted were harmless. In reality, cancer rates in children and infants living Dauphin County, where Three Mile Island is located, are significantly higher than the national average.
It also took scientists 24 years to conclude that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 was responsible for 1 million cancer deaths as well as numerous other diseases amongst both humans and animals.
Numerous governments, including the French government, “deliberately suppressed information about the spread of radioactive fallout” as a result of Chernobyl. In parts of France, thyroid cancer surged as the population didn’t take steps to protect itself having believed their government that the radiation cloud was harmless.
Le’s not forget either the disgraceful legacy of Project Shad, wherein the US Department of Defense exposed unwitting and unwilling participants to deadly biological and chemical weapons.
Similarly, under the atomic soldiers program, US troops were ordered to walk directly into the shockwave of nuclear bombs. According to the logic of Trace Dominguez and the Discovery Channel, those soldiers should also have just learned to stop worrying and love the fallout!