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Blogs - Clock - On The Conspiracy Circuit: Fukushima is gonna kill us all!!!!!!11!11 (not really)

Author: Clock (Show other entries)
Date: Nov 04, 2013 at 12:20

On The Conspiracy Circuit
Episode 3

Fukushima = apocalypse?????//?/?


from contributor Robert Dobbs (Agent Matt)

If most of you have been following the news in the past few weeks, you may have known about the recent Fukushima radiation leaks going on in Japan. If you don't here's a recap:
It was an energy accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami of the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment failures, and without this equipment a loss-of-coolant accident followed with nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials beginning on March 12.It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and the second disaster (along with Chernobyl) to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale, releasing an estimated 10 to 30% of the radiation of the Chernobyl accident.

(thanks wikipedia)

This information of course has shocked everybody, but has hit hard not only on the prime minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, who desperately wants the Olympic Games to come to the country in 2020, but also Fearmongers.

These are the people that take information and blow it completely out of context. A good example is from independent news outlet Russia Today, who claim that "the worst has yet to come". (

Now, let's get one thing clear: Russia Today is not a reliable news source. They have been known for pushing conspiracy theories and passing them off as legitimate. (and here)

The biggest shock of the week was that Activity Post article written on October 22nd 2013 by Michael Snyder. The article is entitled; "28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima"

A science blog, Southern Fried Science made an article describing the fallacies with the original 28 signs article. It is only typical that people make complete exaggeration of certain news to scare people. But what else is new in conspiracy writers?