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01-20-2013, 04:58 PM #1,156
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-20-2013, 04:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Almost two years after the awful nuclear disaster occurred, a fish caught near Fukushima on Friday January 18th had a record-breaking level of radioactive contamination over 2500x the legal limit. TEPCO measured 'Mike the Murasoi' at 254,000 becquerels per kilogram (with the limit for edible seafood at 100 becquerels). As Le Monde reports, the previous record (caught on August 21st 2012) was a mere 25,800 becquerels/kg. As further precautions, TEPCO is installing new nets 20km around the Fukushima Daichi site to avoid highly contaminated fish gettig too far and being consumed by other species.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-19...-fukushima

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Why didn't they put up the nets two years ago? sad2.gif
01-20-2013, 05:03 PM #1,157
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dunno.gif US, I'm cynical enough to guess the nets wouldn't go up at all if Mike hadn't become public knowledge.
01-20-2013, 05:05 PM #1,158
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-20-2013, 05:03 PM)Shadow Wrote:  dunno.gif US, I'm cynical enough to guess the nets wouldn't go up at all if Mike hadn't become public knowledge.


I tend to agree with you, considering all the facts on the previous posts about the non-transparency in this disaster.
01-21-2013, 08:28 AM #1,159
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(01-20-2013, 04:58 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-20-2013, 04:47 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Almost two years after the awful nuclear disaster occurred, a fish caught near Fukushima on Friday January 18th had a record-breaking level of radioactive contamination over 2500x the legal limit. TEPCO measured 'Mike the Murasoi' at 254,000 becquerels per kilogram (with the limit for edible seafood at 100 becquerels). As Le Monde reports, the previous record (caught on August 21st 2012) was a mere 25,800 becquerels/kg. As further precautions, TEPCO is installing new nets 20km around the Fukushima Daichi site to avoid highly contaminated fish gettig too far and being consumed by other species.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-19...-fukushima

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Why didn't they put up the nets two years ago? sad2.gif


Did the math on this. The sensible pre Fukushima limit was 500 Bq/kg. The limit was cut to 100 Bq/kg to give the natives a false sense of security and is causing them to throw away a lot of perfectly good food. The Murasoi is about 2.1 kg.

The typical human is at the limit of consumption 100 Bq/kg (so remember not to eat more than about 8 oz of human per day).

The fish represents about 2-3 lbs of meat. In Japan this would be 8 oz for 4 people. 254,000 Bq/kg = = 58 kBq/0.5 lbs serving. For a 160 lb (72.6 kg) person this would result in 795 Bq/kg intake and (assuming 50% retention) 397 Bq/kg absorbed for a total of 497 Bq/kg. So by the original Japanese standard the human would still be edible.

The half life (retention period) of Cesium is 70 days. So it would take about 5 months eating non-radioactive food to get down to the current Japanese limit of 100 Bq/kg.

As an aside - I didn't realize that humans were normally so radioactive. That is probably a result of being at the top of the food chain.
02-03-2013, 04:00 PM #1,160
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NHK ‘Inside Fukushima’: Highest radiation on tour found between Pacific Ocean and Reactor 3 — 1,370 microsieverts per hour (VIDEO)

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/m...12000.html

Still pretty high levels, no matter how you spin it. I do believe things will be better by 2051, like he said. damned.gif

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02-04-2013, 06:09 PM #1,161
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Fuku site after earthquake/tsunami, The smoking wreck is whats left of Unit 4 after it exploded most of its contents into the skies of earth. Where it continues to encircle the earth, truly death from above, a new cycle every 40 days. Meanwhile at the plant itself where corium continues to spew its own deadly concoction of death every single moment.

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02-05-2013, 08:06 PM #1,162
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(02-04-2013, 06:09 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Fuku site after earthquake/tsunami, The smoking wreck is whats left of Unit 4 after it exploded most of its contents into the skies of earth. Where it continues to encircle the earth, truly death from above, a new cycle every 40 days. Meanwhile at the plant itself where corium continues to spew its own deadly concoction of death every single moment.

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Don't know where this came from.

Did look at a report that said one of the reactors, I believe it is #1 actually did chew through the steel vessel and burrow into the concrete. This diluted the corium so much it went subcritical and that reactor was the first to cool.

All the reactors are cool enough at this point you could swim in the water.
02-06-2013, 05:32 AM #1,163
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(02-05-2013, 08:06 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(02-04-2013, 06:09 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Fuku site after earthquake/tsunami, The smoking wreck is whats left of Unit 4 after it exploded most of its contents into the skies of earth. Where it continues to encircle the earth, truly death from above, a new cycle every 40 days. Meanwhile at the plant itself where corium continues to spew its own deadly concoction of death every single moment.

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Don't know where this came from.

Did look at a report that said one of the reactors, I believe it is #1 actually did chew through the steel vessel and burrow into the concrete. This diluted the corium so much it went subcritical and that reactor was the first to cool.

All the reactors are cool enough at this point you could swim in the water.


I wouldn't want to, though.
02-06-2013, 07:30 AM #1,164
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(02-06-2013, 05:32 AM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(02-05-2013, 08:06 PM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(02-04-2013, 06:09 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Fuku site after earthquake/tsunami, The smoking wreck is whats left of Unit 4 after it exploded most of its contents into the skies of earth. Where it continues to encircle the earth, truly death from above, a new cycle every 40 days. Meanwhile at the plant itself where corium continues to spew its own deadly concoction of death every single moment.

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Don't know where this came from.

Did look at a report that said one of the reactors, I believe it is #1 actually did chew through the steel vessel and burrow into the concrete. This diluted the corium so much it went subcritical and that reactor was the first to cool.

All the reactors are cool enough at this point you could swim in the water.


I wouldn't want to, though.


You might be ok if you jumped in and swam around for a minute, then got out and were hosed down.

If you were in much more than that - the only swimming stroke you would be able to do is the deadman's float.
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02-07-2013, 04:04 PM #1,165
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Tell that to the families, in this video.
02-08-2013, 03:35 AM #1,166
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(02-07-2013, 04:04 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9yGONdE...e=youtu.be

Tell that to the families, in this video.


About 300 hundred people died in the evacuation.

Only about 100 would have died if they stayed.

Living away from home is a bummer though.
02-10-2013, 01:27 AM #1,167
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Yes indeed it would be a bummer.

Fukushima survivors to file class action lawsuit against Japanese govt, plant operator

http://rt.com/news/fukushima-lawsuit-tep...nment-747/
Quote:At least 350 people affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown will file a class action lawsuit against the Japanese government and the plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on the second anniversary of the disaster.

Lawyers representing residents whose homes and farms were hit by radiation in the wake of the disaster said it was the largest suit on the issue filed against the government.

The plaintiffs will further seek some US$535 each in compensation from TEPCO for every month they have been displaced as a result of the accident.

They also plan to seek a court injunction that will require both the government and TEPCO to reduce radiation levels in the affected area to pre-disaster levels.
02-17-2013, 06:39 PM #1,168
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Quote:Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

"As the machine blasts tiny grains of dry ice against the surface, the impact of it as well as the energy of evaporation help detach radiological substances," said Tadasu Yotsuyanagi of Toshiba, which developed the robot.

"Since dry ice immediately gets sublimated into gas, it itself does not produce contaminated waste," he said, adding the technology was developed initially to scrape paint off airplanes.

The robot can theoretically clean a space of up to two square metres (22 square feet) per hour, but the current system can only hold enough dry ice for half an hour.

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http://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/news...fukushima/

Well, at the very least, we (humanity) are becoming expert at cleaning up our messes.



02-17-2013, 08:38 PM #1,169
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...shima.html

The barber who returned to earthquake-devastated Fukushima

Kato, a small man with a big broad smile, speaks to me through an interpreter. “When I reopened the shop, of course no one really came to have their hair cut. But when people began to hear that I was open they dropped by instead for a cup of tea.”
03-03-2013, 01:26 AM #1,170
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