There has never been a Doomsday movie made that rivals this scenario.
If the events in Japan since 3/11 had been made into a big screen Armageddon movie, the critics and movie buffs would have laughed out loud as they walked out of the theatre as being beyond realistic.
Not so today. In fact this is the reality of the moment and perhaps for the rest of our lives. If you disagree then maybe the statement made in the article below will jerk you back to reality-- "Even if you eat contaminated vegetables several times, it will not harm your health at all."
This may eventually be OUR reality.
While no one knows what the fallout from this disaster will be it is safe to say that this is not only an unparallelled tragedy it will cut a very deep mark into the very fabric of time.
The following article was written by: By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press.
Workers were evacuated today from the area to buildings nearby due to smoke conditions though radiation levels remained steady, the officials said.
Problems set off by the disasters have ranged far beyond the devastated northeast coast and the wrecked nuclear plant, handing the government what it has called Japan's worst crisis since World War II. Rebuilding the northeast coast may cost as much as $235 billion. Police estimate the death toll will surpass 18,000.
Traces of radiation are tainting vegetables and some water supplies, although in amounts the government and health experts say do not pose a risk to human health in the short-term.
"Please do not overreact, and act calmly," said Chief Cabinet spokesman Yukio Edano in the government's latest appeal to ease public concerns. "Even if you eat contaminated vegetables several times, it will not harm your health at all."
Edano said Fukushima's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., would compensate farmers affected by bans on the sale of raw milk, spinach and canola.
The troubles at Fukushima have in some ways overshadowed the natural catastrophe, threatening a wider disaster if the plant spews more concentrated forms of radiation than it has so far.