Fukushima Remembered. Let’s Not Forget. Radiation is Coming Our Way.
When the giant earthquake and tidal wave hit Fukushima, Japan on March 11, 2011, the world watched in horror. Initially it was the amazing destruction of the east coast of Northern Honshu that bore the brunt of the disaster with ships, cars, building and people all smashed together and then sucked out to sea.
However in the days that followed, it was the Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima that was the focus of attention. A huge radiation zone was created around the plant as the core melted down. This released radiation into the air, water and the land nearby. The impact of the melt-down was covered up by the operating company and to some extent, the government.
In recent weeks, more publicity has arisen as the government has taken over the clean-up task. The Government is trying to permanently freeze a large amount of the ground around the plant to prevent highly radioactive water from entering the ocean. Meanwhile the air continues to be polluted with radioactive Cesium. The Jet stream is such that the US, while a long way away, is downwind and will bear the effect of the contamination (see map).
Not surprisingly, this has caused consumers to look for ways to protect the health of their loved ones. There has been a big increase in the sale and distribution of Potassium Iodide pills. This extra iodine goes to the thyroid preventing concentrations of radioactive isotopes building in the thyroid.
Another measure of protection is to ensure your drinking water is free of cesium. This can be done by using a well-designed distiller. Pure & Secure has had its distiller tested for Cesium reduction by the Water Sciences Group and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Their results showed a 99.8% reduction of cesium.