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The Fukushima Disaster
03-29-2013, 04:01 AM #1,201
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-29-2013, 03:50 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-28-2013, 04:21 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-28-2013, 04:33 AM)jason doom Wrote:  boy thing are always looking up , huh? drpressing isn't it? all this radioactive land and mutations and we still havent learned our lesson . this guys disappointed in humanity...


Me too and I have been for a very long time. sad2.gif


You guys always seem gloomy in this in thread. That is why I always like to bring good news.

http://jrr.oxfordjournals.org/content/52/1/88.full.pdf
According to a 1989 report from the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, Japan, however, the current environmental radiation level (1.0 mSv/y) in Nagasaki was almost as low as background in other areas in Japan.
The current background radiation in Tokyo is 1.1mS/y - higher than Nagasaki (when I checked Nagasaki it was only 0.8 mS/y)

(03-20-2013, 04:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Well, let's just wait and see what will be the cumulative effects...it's early days yet.

Quote:The realties, however, are otherwise. Fukushima 3 was leaking unconfirmed amounts of plutonium. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.

Several populations of people who have been exposed to plutonium dust (e.g. people living down-wind of Nevada test sites, Nagasaki survivors, nuclear facility workers, and "terminally ill" patients injected with Pu in 1945–46 to study Pu metabolism) have been carefully followed and analyzed. These studies generally do not show especially high plutonium toxicity or plutonium-induced cancer results, such as Albert Stevens who survived into old age after being injected with plutonium.[91] "There were about 25 workers from Los Alamos National Laboratory who inhaled a considerable amount of plutonium dust during 1940s; according to the hot-particle theory, each of them has a 99.5% chance of being dead from lung cancer by now, but there has not been a single lung cancer among them


Are you an evolutionist? Only the strong survive?
03-29-2013, 04:23 AM #1,202
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Unique - you worry about things - and I don't like seeing people upset and it bothers me.


I am a realistic optimist. I try to put the best face on the situation given a realistic evaluation of the facts.
03-29-2013, 04:27 AM #1,203
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I can totally relate to that.
03-29-2013, 03:35 PM #1,204
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-29-2013, 04:23 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Unique - you worry about things - and I don't like seeing people upset and it bothers me.


I am a realistic optimist. I try to put the best face on the situation given a realistic evaluation of the facts.


Your perception of the realistic evaluation of the facts differs from mine.
03-30-2013, 04:02 AM #1,205
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(03-29-2013, 03:35 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-29-2013, 04:23 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Unique - you worry about things - and I don't like seeing people upset and it bothers me.


I am a realistic optimist. I try to put the best face on the situation given a realistic evaluation of the facts.


Your perception of the realistic evaluation of the facts differs from mine.


Love your bunny ears.
04-02-2013, 07:35 PM #1,206
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(03-30-2013, 04:02 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(03-29-2013, 03:35 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(03-29-2013, 04:23 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Unique - you worry about things - and I don't like seeing people upset and it bothers me.


I am a realistic optimist. I try to put the best face on the situation given a realistic evaluation of the facts.


Your perception of the realistic evaluation of the facts differs from mine.


Love your bunny ears.


Thank you, but since Easter is over, so go the ears.
04-03-2013, 06:26 PM #1,207
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Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

Quote:In babies, including those not yet born, such radiation can stunt the development of body and brain. The condition is known as congenital hypothyroidism. It is treatable when detected early.

“Fukushima fallout appeared to affect all areas of the U.S., and was especially large in some, mostly in the western part of the nation,” wrote researchers with the Radiation and Public Health Project in their peer-reviewed paper published in Open Journal of Pediatrics.

http://grist.org/news/fukushima-meltdown...newsletter
04-04-2013, 07:52 PM #1,208
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(04-03-2013, 06:26 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Is this just the tip of the iceberg?

Quote:In babies, including those not yet born, such radiation can stunt the development of body and brain. The condition is known as congenital hypothyroidism. It is treatable when detected early.

“Fukushima fallout appeared to affect all areas of the U.S., and was especially large in some, mostly in the western part of the nation,” wrote researchers with the Radiation and Public Health Project in their peer-reviewed paper published in Open Journal of Pediatrics.

http://grist.org/news/fukushima-meltdown...newsletter


Unique your concern for others welfare is appreciated.

However the increased radiation is the equivalent of moving up hill 20 feet.

Since I used to live considerably higher, I must be immune.
04-04-2013, 08:11 PM #1,209
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I'm posting the news here as I find it. You certainly are free to disagree with the scientists' findings.
04-04-2013, 08:17 PM #1,210
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Quote:“Our Japanese partners have done dose estimates at the individual level and we will get biological tests that we will use to determine the levels of biomarkers. The purpose is to see if the level of biomarkers correlates with the dose estimates.”

It is a question of low doses, so the purpose is also to see if biomarkers are sensitive enough to be detected at millisievert levels. The exposure to radiation is made up of the acute dose at the accident itself and the internal contamination with caesium-137.

“People who live in areas around Fukushima hit by nuclear fallout are very concerned and there is a strong distrust of authorities, which is why this type of studies are now being conducted by independent researchers like Yasushi Mariya,” says Andrzej Wojcik.

http://www.su.se/english/research/resear...a-1.128880

This independent study may prove interesting.
04-05-2013, 01:05 PM #1,211
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Quote:UPDATE: Cooling system failure at Fukushima nuclear plant!

Part of the cooling system at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has stopped for the second time in a month, the plant operator says.

After an alarm sounded at reactor number three, checks showed the system had stopped at one of the pools containing spent but highly radioactive fuel rods, Tokyo Electric Power said.

The breakdown is not thought to pose any immediate danger.

Last month a power cut shut cooling systems for four spent fuel ponds.

As of 14:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Friday, the temperature of water inside the cooling pool at reactor 3 was 15.1C, well below the safety limit of 65C, Tepco said.
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22037345#TWEET709130

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04-06-2013, 07:04 AM #1,212
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http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/news/13...010-n1.htm

Fukushima nuclear power plant cooling pool stop trouble even simple human error after another day before I also...
"Fuel storage pool cooling system of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was shut down due to rat, stopped again less than a month. Although there can be recovered during the day and only enhanced backup functions, simple human error has also occurred the day before at another facility. It also called on deliberate neglect work, he shows discomfort Nuclear Regulatory Agency "does not gain the confidence of the people."

 Mouse enters the temporary switchboard was placed outside the back of the truck, the last power outage that occurred in a short circuit.

 Currently, cable is not connected to this switchboard, we are taking measures to close the gap so that small animals may not enter into other facilities. Entry of small animals, but can be called accidental trouble, this was what prevented if you check the status of the surrounding area.

 Until one day, TEPCO multiplexing power in place, such as redundant power for cooling. So that the power can be obtained from elsewhere, but had just replaced the cable to be longer than ever, I was invited to stop cooling equipment."
04-06-2013, 07:12 AM #1,213
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(04-06-2013, 07:04 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  Fukushima nuclear power plant cooling pool stop trouble even simple human error after another day before I also...
"Fuel storage pool cooling system of TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was shut down due to rat, stopped again less than a month. Although there can be recovered during the day and only enhanced backup functions, simple human error has also occurred the day before at another facility. It also called on deliberate neglect work, he shows discomfort Nuclear Regulatory Agency "does not gain the confidence of the people."

 Mouse enters the temporary switchboard was placed outside the back of the truck, the last power outage that occurred in a short circuit.

 Currently, cable is not connected to this switchboard, we are taking measures to close the gap so that small animals may not enter into other facilities. Entry of small animals, but can be called accidental trouble, this was what prevented if you check the status of the surrounding area.

 Until one day, TEPCO multiplexing power in place, such as redundant power for cooling. So that the power can be obtained from elsewhere, but had just replaced the cable to be longer than ever, I was invited to stop cooling equipment."


Nevermind.
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04-09-2013, 11:49 AM #1,214
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Study Suggests Fukushima Disaster Caused Thyroid Abnormalities in U.S. Babies

Quote:Thyroid abnormalities have shown up in American babies living along the West Coast, which researchers say was caused by radiation that leaked from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011.

Babies born in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington between one week and 16 weeks after the nuclear meltdown began in March 2011 were found to be 28% more likely to suffer from congenital hypothyroidism (CH) than children born in those states during the same period one year earlier.

The results come from a new study (pdf) conducted by researchers at the Radiation and Public Health Project. The findings were published by the Open Journal of Pediatrics.

According to researchers, “Fukushima fallout appeared to affect all areas of the US, and was especially large in some, mostly in the western part of the nation.”

CH occurs as a result of radioactive iodine building up in thyroids. The condition can cause stunted growth, lowered intelligence, deafness, and neurological abnormalities.
link: allgov.com

04-09-2013, 01:45 PM #1,215
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Something to think about would be a direct hit from Korea.


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