Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fukushima and Other Terrors

Nine months now since the Fukushima disaster and there are still so many unknowns, or things that are known and are being covered up. It is so disturbing.

The full story from Aljazeera can be read here  Japan: Nuclear plant clean up to take decades.

I worry for the future of our own country should there be a severe nuclear accident of any type, because it seems to be the trend these days for cover-ups or white-washing of any incident be it an oil spill in the Gulf or an earthquake causing cracks in one of the existing nuclear plants in the United States. Big business has the money and the power to silence and alter facts almost at their whim.

And now in a recently reported story in the New York Times a U.S. government advisory board is asking scientific journals to not publish details of certain biomedical experiments. You can read The New York Times story in full Seeing Terror Risk, U.S. Asks Journals to Cut Flu Study Facts

David R. Franz, a biologist and former head of the Army defensive biological lab at Fort Detrick, Md., said, "My concern is that we don't give amateurs -- or terrorists -- information that might let them do something that could really cause a lot of harm."

Since 9/11 we have been traveling down a very slippery slope when it comes to the war on terrorism. The passage of the Patriot Act has done much to strip away at our freedoms and accessibility to information. I'm not so sure this is a good thing. Government cover-ups and manipulation of access of information has a faint taste of an evil we lived with not that many years ago.

As Dr. Bruce Alberts said in the article, "It's a precedent-setting moment, and we need to be careful about the precedent we set."


  1. My left foot has started to glow in the dark. Do you think I should be worried?

  2. No problem, left-foot glow is normal. Call me if you noticed a problem with the right foot.