Japanese officials finally rate Fukushima a 7 on the disaster scale

The Japanese finally capitulated to reality and rated the Fukushima nuclear disaster an official 7 on the nuclear disaster scale. 7 is the highest level of this kind of disaster. Only one nuclear plant ever experienced a rating of 7 in its disaster assessment, and that was Chernobyl. Below is a headline link to the Japanese article, in a Google translation, and the first paragraph is Google translated from Japanese.

Japanese officials finally raise level of Fukushima disaster to 7
"As an assessment based on international standards of the accident, the worst "level seven" decided to raise. "Level 7" is the same as the evaluation occurred in the Soviet Chernobyl disaster. Nuclear Safety Agency, 12, held a press conference with the Nuclear Safety Commission has decided to publish the contents of the evaluation."

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In this bit of not so good news,
Radiation risks from Fukushima 'no longer negligible'
"The risks associated with iodine-131 contamination in Europe are no longer "negligible," according to CRIIRAD, a French research body on radioactivity. The NGO is advising pregnant women and infants against "risky behaviour," such as consuming fresh milk or vegetables with large leaves. In response to thousands of inquiries from citizens concerned about fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Europe, CRIIRAD has compiled an information package on the risks of radioactive iodine-131 contamination in Europe."

But the Japanese agency also said that even though the ratings of radiation over Japan are risky for some demographic populations, "the institute underlines that there is absolutely no need to lock oneself indoors or take iodine tablets." Hmmm.

The Environmental Protection Agency says that their network of radiation monitors (RadNet) detects negligible amounts of radiation in the US from Fukushima. But on the other hand, it is stated by the "EPA that new radiation highs are found in Little Rock Milk, Philadelphia Drinking Water." "Milk from Little Rock and drinking water from Philadelphia contained the highest levels of Iodine-131 from Japan yet detected by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to data released by EPA Saturday." In reading the article and doing the math, Arkansas milk was 300% above EPA’s maximum contaminant level for radioactive iodine-131 and that was 11 days ago.

That doesn't sound negligible to me. So what the governments are saying is that radiation exists, they need to evacuate, some populations are at higher risk, and in Japan AND the US, don't drink the water or eat the food. But it's negligible and nothing to worry about.

I would really love to be able to trust my government again, but unfortunately I cannot. However, I offer a trade that is even better: we can trust Jesus. He will never lie. He will never hide data that is important to our well-being. He will always keep us safe (spiritually). He will always be trustworthy.

"The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence." (2 Samuel 22:3) You can't do better than that! In these troubled times, with everything either falling down or prices going sky high, Jesus is attainable. He is within reach. As a matter of fact, He is reaching for you now. If you have let yourself become distant from Him, hasten back to His side, He will cover you with His wing and shield you from hopelessness. If you do not know Him, once you confess your sins and trust in Him, you will feel peace and understand that no matter what is happening in external circumstances, you will remain solidly under the watchful eye of our God of the universe. That is the best place to be!


  1. Great post,you are always an inspiration to me.In today's world we need all the encouragment we can get.Thank you so much. Blessings jane


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