Bet You Didn’t Read This in Your Daily Newspaper (or watch it on the evening news)

A plume of toxic fallout floated to the U.S. after Japan’s tragic Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found radiation levels in air, water and milk that were hundreds of times higher than normal across the United States. One month later, the EPA announced that radiation levels had declined, and they would cease testing. But after making a Freedom of Information Act request, journalist Lucas Hixson published emails revealing that on March 24, 2011, the task of collecting nuclear data had been handed off from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the Nuclear Energy Institute, a nuclear industry lobbying group. And in one study that got little attention, scientists Joseph Mangano and Jeanette Sherman found that in the period following the Fukushima meltdowns, 14,000 more deaths than average were reported in the U.S., mostly among infants. Later, Mangono and Sherman updated the number to 22,000.

This was reported in the current edition of CENSORED NEWS 2013. The annual published by the Project Censored every year since 1967. Fact is much of what we should know we’re not allowed to know. The media serves the corporate interests and while what we don’t know could kill us, if we know it, their profits may decline. Thus, we must be kept in ignorance. Fortunately, alternative news sources such as Project Censored have ferreted out essential information for us.

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