Title: Untold History/Fukushima
Source: Coast to Coast AM
Date: Oct. 27, 2013
At 1:00 in
George Knapp, host, investigative journalist at KLAS-TV, winner of the Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and over a dozen Emmys: Judging by the amount of coverage that nuclear disaster gets in this country’s mainstream media, you might think the mess had all been cleaned up, put away, everything’s back to normal peachy keen — it isn’t, far from it. Every single day, the nuke plant at Fukushima pumps thousands of gallons of radioactive gunk into the ocean. And scientists are seeing evidence that the contamination has already spread to the western coast of the US. Could take years to get this situation under control, if ever. But we hear very little about it, tonight we’ll do what we can to refocus the public attention on what is shaping up to be one of the great ecological catastrophes of all time.
Knapp: If you thought that that mess over there at that nuke plant had been cleaned up, you are wrong. It’s sort of dropped off the face of the Earth in terms of mainstream media coverage, at least in this country. But the poison continues to pour in to the ocean — and some of that poison has been detected, nuclear poisoning off the coasts of the United States. It is spreading around the world, causing incalculable damage.
Published: October 29th, 2013 at 10:03 am ET