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Media Blackout Coming?: Radioactivity forecast system down!
03-16-2011, 02:42 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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A computer system that forecasts the spread of radioactivity has not been working due to malfunctioning monitoring posts around a troubled nuclear power plant in quake-hit Fukushima Prefecture.

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency says it does not know when the system will be back in operation.

The system, called SPEEDI, predicts how radioactive substances will spread in case of radiation leakage from nuclear power plants, based on measurements taken at various locations, prevailing winds and other weather conditions.

SPEEDI data are intended to be used to draw up evacuation plans for residents around power plants in case of accidents.

The system is monitored at government offices, including the industry ministry and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in Tokyo.

Friday's earthquake caused power outages around the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The agency says it cannot expect the SPEEDI system to function fully, since many monitoring posts are not operating due to power outages.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 10:25 +0900 (JST)

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03-16-2011, 03:05 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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damned.gif Not good.
03-16-2011, 03:38 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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No, when the levels become too high simply turn off the monitors. What you don't know wont hurt you. 13.gif I get the uneasy feeling we're not being told everything.

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03-16-2011, 03:43 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,794 Threads:1,183 Joined:Feb 2011
What I'd expect if they were anticipating the worst.
03-16-2011, 08:53 PM #5
jaydoom i am doom
Posts:290 Threads:57 Joined:Mar 2011
isnt that just wonderful news..lets hope they get off theyre asses and fix it, im just feeling so safe in our ƒükkêd lil world....



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