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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yes, cesium is really nasty, but radioactive iodine can be carried plenty of other ways.


    Iodine | Radiation Protection | US EPA

    And if it gets up into the upper atmosphere, we're going to be exposed to it. Since the release of radiation from the plant has for all intents and purposes become uncontrolled, it's smart to assume we will be.

    This is hysteria. There WILL NOT be dangerous radiation reaching the US. Radioactive particles are heavy and do not fly well. There isn't going to be a huge explosion to loft them into the jet stream in any quantity. Even if you set off a 10 megaton nuke in Japan, at ground level for fallout, the odds of any significant fallout reaching California would be slight.

    There is no need to panic over this.

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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    First off, no he isn't. Second, all the experts on the subject are already at work on this. Two carrier battle groups are on station assisting. What do you want, Obama to grab a shovel?
    Sorry, but everyone knows the duty of the President is to be on the ground within minutes of any disaster and immediately begin sifting through debris including lifting cars to save kittens underneath. We need a change! Kal-el 2012!

    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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    People should definitely be worried about the radiation for a variety of reasons. Just because it won't led to people dying in the streets does not mean it is nothing.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Sorry, but everyone knows the duty of the President is to be on the ground within minutes of any disaster and immediately begin sifting through debris including lifting cars to save kittens underneath. We need a change! Kal-el 2012!



    People should definitely be worried about the radiation for a variety of reasons. Just because it won't led to people dying in the streets does not mean it is nothing.
    The scary live feed of the geiger counter in Tokyo currently reads...

    normal ambient levels.
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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
    The scary live feed of the geiger counter in Tokyo currently reads...

    normal ambient levels.
    Key word there.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Key word there.
    Given that radiation levels in the facility are now dropping...
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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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
    Given that radiation levels in the facility are now dropping...
    The Associated Press: Japan abandons stricken nuke plant over radiation

    Dude, you should have just admitted you were downplaying it.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Given that radiation levels in the facility are now dropping...
    And given that winds are heading out into the Pacific Ocean for the next few days... something of relief to people in Taiwan, I can assure you...
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And given that winds are heading out into the Pacific Ocean for the next few days... something of relief to people in Taiwan, I can assure you...
    The winds are not all heading straight into the Pacific. Some wind is pushing south or north for bit before heading east. It is possible some wind will go towards Tokyo as well. Certainly no one in Taiwan has reason to worry, though as of yet.
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    The winds are not all heading straight into the Pacific. Some wind is pushing south or north for bit before heading east. It is possible some wind will go towards Tokyo as well. Certainly no one in Taiwan has reason to worry, though as of yet.
    The winds have been shifting during the day today according to the JMA and NHK. Any radiation remaining over Honshu outside the immediate vicinity of the plants is negligible...

    As for Taiwan, we are shifting into a summer pattern... the week-long forecast is favorable and by the time we get into April, Taiwan will be at zero risk...
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    Re: Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise

    My understanding is that temperatures are rising in the spent fuel pools at units 5 and 6 perhaps leading to the same failure as unit 4 today.

    Excerpted from “Two more nuclear reactors at Fukushima may be unstable,” By Brian Vastag and Chico Harlan, International Business Times, Tuesday, March 15, 6:41 PM
    Units 5 and 6 at the plant were reportedly filled will nuclear fuel but not in production when the huge quake and tsunami struck. Initially, they were regarded as stable, but last night nuclear officials in Japan warned temperatures were rising.
    Excerpted from “Japan nuclear crisis and tsunami - Tuesday 15 March,” The Guardian
    6pm: The latest news on the state of each of the reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant: …

    • No 5: Under maintenance when quake struck, temperature slightly rising at spent fuel pool.

    • No 6 - Under maintenance when quake struck, temperature slightly rising at spent fuel pool.
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