The Pentagon’s actions regarding the nuclear crisis in Japan reveal that the true scale of the disaster is being withheld from the public.
The US military has begun full scale evacuation of US personnel and citizens within a 50 mile radius of the Fukushima power plant in Japan, a distance that does not tally with the Japanese government’s 12 mile evacuation zone.
The announcement of the no go zone and the evacuation order has confused those in the nuclear industry:
“We have questions about the scientific basis for that,” said Steve Kerekes, a spokesman for the Nuclear Energy Institute, in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires.
According to the military, there are 20,000 dependents in Japan that qualify for evacuation.
The Pentagon has also authorized US military personnel to leave the main Japanese island of Honshu, a further indication that the scale of the crisis is much worse than the Japanese government is admitting to.
The Pentagon is also sending a nine-member team to Japan that specializes in biological and nuclear hazards.
In Washington, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said at a congressional hearing that all of the water had evaporated from the spent-fuel pool at the No 4 reactor.
However, Japanese officials still contend that there is water in the pool, which contains an estimated 125 tonnes of uranium fuel pellets.
As our report over at Infowars.com details today, the US military has a variety of ways of conducting air sampling missions at any given time in any location without delay.
The idea that the military waited to be asked to asses the situation by Japanese officials is unrealistic at best.
Does the Pentagon have intelligence that it is not sharing with the Japanese government? Or does it simply believe that the Japanese government is not being truthful about the extent of the threat posed by the Fukushima plant?
Either way the public in both the US and Japan are being kept in the dark.
The British government and other international governments, Such as New Zealand’s leaders, have also now advised anyone within 80km of the scene to immediately leave the area.
Yesterday the French government publicly accused the Japanese government of intentionally playing down the crisis. French Industry Minister Eric Besson said: ‘Let’s not beat about the bush. They have visibly lost the essential of control (of the situation). That is our analysis, in any case, it’s not what they are saying.’
British and American Search and Rescue teams are also scheduled to completely pull out of Japan tomorrow, it has been announced.
Barack Obama, who has been busy meeting hockey teams, playing golf and celebrating St Patrick’s Day, is due to make a statement about the situation in Japan at 7.30pm this evening, the White House has confirmed.
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