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The Fukushima Disaster
03-23-2011, 06:05 PM #316
Octo Mother Superior
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03-23-2011, 07:46 PM #317
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03-23-2011, 07:56 PM #318
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Infant radiation dose over 30 km from plant may be over 100 millisieverts
TOKYO, March 24, Kyodo

The radiation dose received by one-year-old infants outside of a 30-kilometer radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since Saturday's explosion at the plant may have exceeded 100 millisieverts, a computer simulation conducted by the government showed Wednesday.

''There are some cases in which they could have received more than 100 millisieverts of radiation, even if they're outside the 30-kilometer radius and in the event that they spent every day outdoors since the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear plant,'' Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference.

Haruki Madarame, chairman of the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, told reporters, ''The figure represents the level that one-year-old infants would have received and accumulated in their thyroids by midnight Wednesday since the explosion.''

Madarame said the radiation dose accumulated by adults outside the 30-km zone in their thyroids would be lower.

People exposed to a radiation dose of 100 millisieverts are required to take potassium iodide, Madarame said. An annual radiation dose of 100 millisieverts is believed to be associated with an increased risk of cancer.

But Edano said, ''Our analysis shows that people outside the 30-km radius would not be in a situation where they would have to evacuate immediately or remain indoors.''

''As a precautionary measure, I would like to recommend that if people (outside the 30-km radius) are on the leeward of the nuclear power plant, they close their windows and stay indoors inside sealed buildings as far as possible,'' he said.

The simulation was conducted using the Nuclear Safety Technology Center's networked computer system, called the System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information, known as SPEEDI.

The system enables the center to predict the spread of radioactive substances and their amounts over 48 hours by analyzing the direction of winds and landscape.

The radiation dose for one-year-old infants outside the radius was calculated by using readings of radiation levels and amounts of radioactive substances detected in areas surrounding the nuclear plant.

Meanwhile, the science ministry said Wednesday that radiation levels detected in Tokyo and Chiba Prefecture since Tuesday had increased to more than three times the levels detected three days earlier.

The dose of radiation detected in Tokyo in the 24 hours between 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday increased to 0.155 microsieverts per hour from 0.142 microsieverts in the previous 24 hours, while the dose in Chiba rose to 0.125 microsieverts from 0.106 microsieverts.

But the radiation dose detected in Fukushima Prefecture stood at 6.85 microsieverts per hour in the city of Fukushima at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Fukushima prefectural government said. The dose is gradually receding in the area, it added.

The radiation dose received from a chest X-ray is 50 microsieverts.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it detected 470 microsieverts per hour near the chief gateway to the nuclear plant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


03-23-2011, 08:37 PM #319
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(03-23-2011, 07:46 PM)Octo Wrote:  First pictures emerge of the Fukushima Fifty as they battle radiation poisoning to save Japan's stricken nuclear power plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_radiation

Those pics say it all sad2.gif

A bit more on Neutron radiation:

Quote:Neutron radiation is a kind of ionizing radiation which consists of free neutrons. A result of nuclear fission or nuclear fusion, it consists of the release of free neutrons from both stable molecules and isotopes, and these free neutrons react with nuclei of other stable molecules to form new isotopes of previously non-isotopic molecules, which in turn produce radiation. This will result in a chain reaction of nuclear radiation, which makes radiation dangerous and harmful over great areas of space.

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03-23-2011, 11:38 PM #320
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wtf2.gif this crisis is worse than most media is reporting, im a bit apprehensive as to what may happen here as this neutron beam burst has never been considered to be a possibility as a byproduct of meltdown. the experts know whats going on, they just dont want it in the media that this could signal the start of a chain reaction with potentially devastating consequences.
03-23-2011, 11:54 PM #321
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from the telegraph piece

Quote:It has been claimed the plant was storing more uranium than it was designed to hold, and had repeatedly missed mandatory safety checks.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z1HSSF7DzD

From what I've been reading most plants worldwide, have similar problems with not meeting standards. Such as meeting seismic safety standard in its construction. Where standards have been lowered and mistakes have been swept under the radioactive blanket.

No more neutron beams... please.gaah.gif
03-24-2011, 01:24 AM #322
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(03-23-2011, 06:02 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  damned.gif Quite eye-opening. The nuclear industry must go. It's too powerful, thats why we are not getting the real story, the media panders to the industry.

That really put things in perspective.

Particularily in respect to how far the gov and industry is willing to go to cover up. Why do we think we matter to them? We don't.
03-24-2011, 02:36 AM #323
Octo Mother Superior
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Just watched the Japanese morning news http://jibtv.com/program/fullscreen.aspx

They said Fukushima reactors 1, 2, 3, and 4 have steam/smoke rising from them and workers have been evacuated damned.gif
03-24-2011, 02:47 AM #324
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03-24-2011, 03:16 AM #325
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Fukushima Engineer Says He Helped Cover Up Flaw at Dai-Ichi Reactor No. 4


Quote:One of the reactors in the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant may have been relying on flawed steel to hold the radiation in its core, according to an engineer who helped build its containment vessel four decades ago.

Mitsuhiko Tanaka says he helped conceal a manufacturing defect in the $250 million steel vessel installed at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi No. 4 reactor while working for a unit of Hitachi Ltd. (6501) in 1974. The reactor, which Tanaka has called a “time bomb,” was shut for maintenance when the March 11 earthquake triggered a 7-meter (23-foot) tsunami that disabled cooling systems at the plant, leading to explosions and radiation leaks.

“Who knows what would have happened if that reactor had been running?” Tanaka, who turned his back on the nuclear industry after the Chernobyl disaster, said in an interview last week. “I have no idea if it could withstand an earthquake like this. It’s got a faulty reactor inside.”

Tanaka’s allegations, which he says he brought to the attention of Japan’s Trade Ministry in 1988 and chronicled in a book two years later called “Why Nuclear Power is Dangerous,” have resurfaced after Japan’s worst nuclear accident on record. The No. 4 reactor was hit by explosions and a fire that spread from adjacent units as the crisis deepened....
03-24-2011, 04:15 AM #326
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Long time ago,
someone asked
and i told

Atlantis due to the people experimenting with the natural elements
caused their own demise.

I added: and,,,,, if we do not EVOLVE our consciousness,,,,,,,, we will repeat the same.

7 billion divided by natural disasters, self inflicted wounds
war, melt down
and,,,,,,,,,, defunct consciousness
Leaves : 0 Zero
03-24-2011, 01:09 PM #327
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Like my signature says Rog...
(see below)

03-24-2011, 02:29 PM #328
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
We Are Not Able To Measure The Amount Of Radiation Coming From The Power Plant
@2:10 in

03-24-2011, 02:43 PM #329
Octo Mother Superior
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gaah.gif gaah.gifgaah.gif

They said too last night that two of the workers that were walking in water in one of the lower levels were taken to hospital with blisters on their legs damned.gif
03-24-2011, 02:49 PM #330
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Give me a lead suit and a Geiger counter, mission accomplished. Who the hell is buying this bs? gaah.gif

Liars and coverups will do nothing to detour the death toll. The worse it gets, the less they say. Basing peoples safety on models instead of real data is erroneous.

A computer model could never have predicted neutron beam emission associated with meltdown because it's never been observed before now.

Better to let people die a slow agonizing death than upset them with the truth is the obvious policy of those in charge of spinning the worst nuke disaster in history.




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