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Fukushima Radiation Now Equal To At Least 50 Chernobyls.

Jan. 9, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
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Link to some pics of the area.

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Jan. 9, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
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For a technologically advanced country, they sure have a lot of primitive computer monitors and televisions.

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Jan. 11, 2016, 6:25 a.m.
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Jan. 11, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
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For a technologically advanced country, they sure have a lot of primitive computer monitors and televisions.

Oh come on now, you know they have a budget.

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July 4, 2016, 7:36 p.m.
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http://phys.org/news/2016-07-pacific-ocean-fukushima.html

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 4, 2016, 8:01 p.m.
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http://phys.org/news/2016-07-pacific-ocean-fukushima.html

Coverup! We need to start burning more fossil fuels, warming up the atmosphere and keep spending trillions of dollars to "stabilize" unstable countries that give us that sweet, sweet life-giving oil. Don't let those day-glo mutants you see everywhere tell you otherwise.

Feb. 3, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
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seems the radiation levels are now the highest they've been since the meltdown. apparently it's going to take about 40yrs to clean the mess up.

good times.

"The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530 sieverts an hour had been recorded inside the containment vessel of reactor No 2, one of three reactors that experienced a meltdown when the plant was crippled by a huge tsunami that struck the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011.

The extraordinary radiation readings highlight the scale of the task confronting thousands of workers, as pressure builds on Tepco to begin decommissioning the plant – a process that is expected to take about four decades.

The recent reading, described by some experts as “unimaginable”, is far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts an hour in that part of the reactor.

A single dose of one sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea; 5 sieverts would kill half those exposed to it within a month, and a single dose of 10 sieverts would prove fatal within weeks."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/fukushima-daiichi-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown

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Feb. 3, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
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seems the radiation levels are now the highest they've been since the meltdown. apparently it's going to take about 40yrs to clean the mess up.

good times.

"The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said atmospheric readings as high as 530 sieverts an hour had been recorded inside the containment vessel of reactor No 2, one of three reactors that experienced a meltdown when the plant was crippled by a huge tsunami that struck the north-east coast of Japan in March 2011.

The extraordinary radiation readings highlight the scale of the task confronting thousands of workers, as pressure builds on Tepco to begin decommissioning the plant – a process that is expected to take about four decades.

The recent reading, described by some experts as “unimaginable”, is far higher than the previous record of 73 sieverts an hour in that part of the reactor.

A single dose of one sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea; 5 sieverts would kill half those exposed to it within a month, and a single dose of 10 sieverts would prove fatal within weeks."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/03/fukushima-daiichi-radiation-levels-highest-since-2011-meltdown

530…. That's alot!

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Feb. 3, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
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Glad those bags of contaminated soil are well protected from tsunamis.

Feb. 4, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
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nuclear energy is the future. so tired of you naysayers…

Feb. 4, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
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nuclear energy is the future. so tired of you naysayers…

Well just because Fukushima has been a disaster you can't use that as an example of why nuclear energy is a poor choice. Simply put it was a poor design in a bad place. It's like saying gas powered generators are bad because one killed your family when you let it run all night inside the house during a power outage.

Feb. 4, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
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Well just because Fukushima has been a disaster you can't use that as an example of why nuclear energy is a poor choice. Simply put it was a poor design in a bad place. It's like saying gas powered generators are bad because one killed your family when you let it run all night inside the house during a power outage.

This is spot on.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Feb. 4, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
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after doing some further reading it seems that the guardian piece i linked to is a bit alarmist and misleading in the message it's conveying. the message that should be stated is that tepco has been able to measure radiation in parts of the reactor they couldn't previously access and while these measurements are higher than any others they've made yet they are not unexpected. in fact data has shown that radiation measurements are dropping near daiichi.

the link has some cool pics from inside the reactor building itself.
http://blog.safecast.org/2017/02/no-radiation-levels-at-fukushima-daiichi-are-not-rising/

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Feb. 4, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
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its def the future

Feb. 4, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
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Doesn't matter

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