The above image is pretty scary, showing a fallout effect that would have everyone from California to West Texas dying in the streets.
What many don’t know is that this image is a hoax.
At this time, no confirmation has been made regarding any large scale meltdown or the amount of any radiation which may or may not have been released from any reactors in Japan.
What HAS been confirmed is that the Japanese government has cleared an area of 6 km around the effected plants.
Now I know that conspiracy theorists out there will say that is a cover up and the seriousness of the situation is being understated but keep this in mind; we have had more than one major reactor failure in history and none of them have managed to kill millions of people.
Even Chernobyl, which was a massive nuclear incident, was fairly contained and 750 rads didn’t manage to travel thousands of miles on the trade winds to wipe out the entire Western seaboard.
At least…I’m pretty sure it didn’t.
Though, there was the 12 headed cowpigmoosegoat that was born in Oregon.
So, rest easy folks. Even if there is a major incident in one of the reactor sites, it isn’t anything we haven’t seen before and we’ve made it so far.
If you’re really worried, have a peek at the radiation tracker for the U.S.,
Now if you’ll excuse me, the conjoined fetal twin growing out of my knee needs his mashed pears or he’s going to get grumpy.