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The Fukushima Disaster
06-19-2016, 05:46 AM #1,561
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(06-16-2016, 02:28 AM)Nomadic Wanderer Wrote:  Out of curiosity, why is this old and ongoing news?

They say curiosity killed the cat...and miow then?

And an even bigger question, why has nobody replied since my last post?

Sorry if I killed the thread, it was not my intention whatsoever, I can be goofy at times, my friends can attest to that.
06-23-2016, 05:09 PM #1,562
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I think the truth is yet to come...so we wait.

"But Buesseler and other scientists are calling for more monitoring. No federal agency currently samples Pacific Coast seawater for radiation, he said.

"I'm not trying to be alarmist," Buesseler said. "We can make predictions, we can do models. But unless you have results, how will we know it's safe?"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/natio...n/6213849/
09-08-2016, 06:25 AM #1,563
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(08-30-2016, 04:40 AM)Screaming Yellow Zonkers Wrote:  The ice all is finally a reality

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/scienc...?ref=world

Let's hope it holds and that Japan upgrades their reactors to the spent fuel eating ones.

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3043099/this...lear-waste
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10-28-2016, 05:42 PM #1,564
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Yeah, when Fukushima went off, my Prius did a longitude axis flip(like an american football) and landed on its wheels. Then I had 4 seizures. It took aboput a week to get well again
10-28-2016, 05:47 PM #1,565
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damned.gif The trifecta and then some. Holy crap, that's awful RT.

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11-06-2016, 04:21 AM #1,566
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11-10-2016, 08:22 AM #1,567
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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There is still the equivalence of a nuclear war here, and celebrities are worried about Trump and people are worried about spirit cooking.

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12-09-2016, 02:42 PM #1,568
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Radiation from Fukushima nuclear plant detected on west coast
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/in...river_home

Killing us slowly.
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12-13-2016, 03:15 PM #1,569
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I want to go back to Japan
is it safe to go now?? after all these years?
I remember they used to teach us kids that nuclear waste radiation lasts for 50,000 years and will kill you
so why are people still alive after such nuclear wastage?
I am confused.
12-19-2016, 02:34 AM #1,570
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Yes high doses will kill you, but low doses have long term effects. It f*cks up your dna and you will have mutant kids. Think Godzilla.
01-03-2017, 03:44 AM #1,571
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 Nobody, Has a need to know about anything!
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01-15-2017, 09:26 AM #1,572
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(01-03-2017, 03:44 AM)nobody Wrote:  


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so just go to the blue areas.. the red is hot hott. spicy.

Though that discredits the whole disaster thing .. epidemic!

Hopefully someone or thing will be able to turn it into a good thing. Chain reaction to nullify it or something with the magic of numbers.


Especially with all the new torrents of top level shelf books for free. . Might be possible. An enthusist maybe a cure like from that movie "Lorenzo oil"
<shrug>
01-18-2017, 05:15 AM #1,573
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-15-2017, 09:26 AM)scihub.something Wrote:  
(01-03-2017, 03:44 AM)nobody Wrote:  


hypnotoad.gif

so just go to the blue areas.. the red is hot hott. spicy.

Though that discredits the whole disaster thing .. epidemic!

Hopefully someone or thing will be able to turn it into a good thing. Chain reaction to nullify it or something with the magic of numbers.


Especially with all the new torrents of top level shelf books for free. . Might be possible. An enthusist maybe a cure like from that movie "Lorenzo oil"
<shrug>

? We shall be enthusiastic and produce a cure and save humanity...we are survivors.
01-29-2017, 10:44 PM #1,574
dclements Member
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As a person that has taken courses in nuclear power and radiation safety, I find most of the news warning about the dangers of radiation don't really know what they are talking about and try to use something like a knee jerk reaction to anything they hear in order to make their readers even more paranoid than what they are.

As long as a person doesn't die from acute radiation poisoning (and/or necrosis caused by it) you have a good chance of recovering from whatever happened and going on to live a happy life; that is if your life was happy to begin with.

Even the Chernobyl liquidators (ie. those Russian conscripts dressed in thick plastic mats that spent several minutes on the roof throwing whatever that might still be glowing and other junk back into building until they got their "lifetime amount of allowable radiation" or started showing signs of acute radiation sickness suck as confusion and puking ) showed no significant statistical signs of increased fatality or cancer twenty years later when a study was done to determine what long term effects the radiation had on them.

The only health issue I can remember that was while reading the study done by the World Health Organization/WHO is that there was an greatly increased rate of thyroid cancer (the thyroid is very prone to getting cancer after even slight radiation exposure) among children and teens and an estimated 4,000 people (mostly children, young adults) who may have not take anti-radiation medicine or measure at the time came down with thyroid cancer. Of those 4,000 people most of them got treatment and got better, but around 10 of them die which is a much smaller number than the 100-120 liquidators and firefighters who died of injuries and acute radiation poisoning at the time of the accident.

Accidents at nuclear power plants are not pleasant but their overall effect is often not as bad as many other industrial accident, the fatalities cause by other lines of work such as truck driving/mining coal, etc. And the dangers of nuclear power to the public are often much much less than other forms of energy (the radiation the nearby public get from coal plants pumping ashes into the air is much much higher along with toxic waste it contains). The only problem for nuclear is that you CAN"T dilute your waste into the nearby environment, and because it is stored in a more concentrated form (ie. spent fuel pools) than other power plants, people freak out. Also people are freaked out just because they know next to nothing, and that fear turns them into NIMBYs from time to time.

Of course this is all from a person that is Pro-Nuclear so I might be a little biased even if I try not to be.
01-31-2017, 02:18 PM #1,575
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Your argument for coal is outdated. Clean coal technology has been around for two generations and gets better all the time. Fly ash is precipitated out of the smokestacks and collected 24 hours a day at coal burning facilities. It costs a fortune, which is why U.S. electricity rates are sky high.

Of course, China doesn't employ that...

As for nuclear:

I, too, used to think it was a good deal. (30 yrs in military & power utility industry) Safe to say Chernobyl and Fukushima, which continues to shït in our collective messkit in the Pacific, pretty much argue against it. Waste can be dealt with ~ but major fukups without the possibility of a do-over are forever.

Your argument that radiation poison can be survived is also a bit on the freakin' bogus side.

I mean, really? Why the hell should innocent peeps have no say whatsoever in a fatal or non-fatal dose of that shït? I think it should be a fundamental human right that life be pursued without the fear of glowing in the dark.

Your argument is akin to giving a child a box of rattlesnakes to play with because they are entertaining and very pretty (the benefit) and if the child gets bitten, yeah there may be a horrendous amount of swelling, limb-loss or death but it will probably be survivable if the kid's only bitten by one of the snakes and the antivenin is close at hand. (the cleanup)

The earth has enough fossil fuels to keep life as we know it going until advancements in alt-energy catch up with demand ~ and, we have the technology to keep it clean ~ it's done every day at coal fired power plants in Europe & the U.S..

imo, it's beyond time to phase out nukes.



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