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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Interesting bit of trivia:

    A coal plant spits radioactive material into the atmosphere when things are going well.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

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    Meanwhile, Obama is in South America playing golf and giving radio addresses about gender inequality.

    Embarassing.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    For people freaking out about radiation levels:

    During the peak radiation leakage, if you stood at the main gate of this facility for an hour you would have received less radiation than a CT scan.


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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    So I found this link - which is a live feed of a geiger counter in Tokyo - not sure where exactly but from my broken Kanji it looks as if it's on the 4th floor facing SouthWest ha nging out of a window. I had no idea what the readings meant but after a little reading 18.xx CPM is approximately 180 dpm which isn't much radiation at this point. A low dose of radioactive contamination on a person or object would be 1,000 dpm, but since this is hanging out a window, if it goes to 100 cpm (= 1,000 dpm) I'd probably get a little panic going and start swallowing looking for iodine pills.

    Here's the link. For the 30 minutes I've been checking in, it's gone from 18.51 cpm to 18.61 cpm.

    geiger_counter_tokyo on USTREAM:
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Uhh, you can get 18 CPM on a freaking sunny day.

    Yeah, not so worried just yet

    edit: Sorry, I was wrong. You can get 18 cpm on a rainy day while inside.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Uhh, you can get 18 CPM on a freaking sunny day.

    Yeah, not so worried just yet
    People freak out about radiation because many don't understand it. Hell, being in Colorado, I have well more radiation because I have a mile less of atmosphere to filter it out. But it's ok cause I'm a scientist and we aren't allowed outside anyway. But concrete is radioactive, those cinder blocks they use to make a lot of things has radioactive potassium in it.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    People freak out about radiation because many don't understand it. Hell, being in Colorado, I have well more radiation because I have a mile less of atmosphere to filter it out. But it's ok cause I'm a scientist and we aren't allowed outside anyway. But concrete is radioactive, those cinder blocks they use to make a lot of things has radioactive potassium in it.
    Let's not get started on this CRT monitor in front of me...
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Let's not get started on this CRT monitor in front of me...
    And just think of those old tube TV's from the 60's... hehe. I'd be interested to see what the readings are say 40 miles East of Fukishima. Funny thing is, when I was looking around the web for some detail on rem and rad and cpm/dpm there are a LOT of old surplus geiger counters for sale all of a sudden. If ya got em, nows the time to sell and get a good price!
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Too many people hear the word "nuclear", and they think mushroom clouds and hydrogen bombs.

    This is serious, but it's not that serious.

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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    For people freaking out about radiation levels:

    During the peak radiation leakage, if you stood at the main gate of this facility for an hour you would have received less radiation than a CT scan.


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    LOL - I suppose that might be comforting to people who don't know how much radiation is involved in a CT scan (up to 500 times that of a standard x-ray).

    That aside, the physiological danger posed by the leak can hardly be measured by looking at background radiation levels. Give me a break.

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