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Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:01 PM

 

Fukushima radiation reaches 8 times govt standards.

Source: R T News

Nuclear radiation at the boundaries of the stricken Fukushima power plant has now reached 8 times government safety guidelines, TEPCO has said. The firm has been struggling to contain radioactive leaks at Fukushima since the onset over the crisis in 2011.

The levels of nuclear radiation around Fukushima’s No. 1 plant have risen to 8 millisieverts per year, surpassing the government standard of 1 milliseviert per year, reports news site Asahi Shimbun citing Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The Nuclear Regulation Authority held a meeting on Friday aimed at curbing the rising levels of radiation to the south of the plant, which has long been a problem area.

TEPCO told press that the predominant reason behind the sharp increase in radiation at the plant was X-rays coming from storage tanks holding radioactive water that has been leaking from the Fukushima facility. The water in the tanks contains traces of radioactive strontium along with other substances that react with the materials the tank is composed of, producing X-rays, said officials. Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope of strontium produced by nuclear fission with a half-life of 28.8 years.

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Read more: http://rt.com/news/fukushima-radiation-8-times-standard-448/



How bad is this going to get before the rest of the World demands to get involved? Is letting Tokyo have her Olympics without such an embarrassment really a reason to continue allowing this situation to deteriorate unchecked?

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Reply Fukushima radiation reaches 8 times govt standards. (Original post)
another_liberal Jan 2014 OP
djean111 Jan 2014 #1
another_liberal Jan 2014 #2
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2014 #3
Warren Stupidity Jan 2014 #5
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2014 #6
truthisfreedom Jan 2014 #8
NYC_SKP Jan 2014 #4
AtheistCrusader Jan 2014 #7
another_liberal Jan 2014 #13
AtheistCrusader Jan 2014 #15
blackspade Jan 2014 #9
psiman Jan 2014 #10
reddread Jan 2014 #11
another_liberal Jan 2014 #14
mbperrin Jan 2014 #16
CountAllVotes Jan 2014 #12
Gordon Alf Shumway Jan 2014 #17
another_liberal Jan 2014 #18
Gordon Alf Shumway Jan 2014 #19

Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:25 PM

1. Hopefully others will get involved.

 

Don't know about Japan, but if this happened here, I would not exactly be astonished if the government standard was not bumped up, and we all were charged for the x-rays, as "free riders".

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:28 PM

2. Thanks.

 

I really needed some humor.

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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:29 PM

3. Ahhh. This isn't going to play well with the "Happy sun rays" crowd here.

Now I suppose they will want to move the Sun closer so we can get more of the organic, natural and happy radiation from it.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 09:42 PM

5. What?

 

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 10:54 PM

6. Which part is "what?"

Happy sun rays. I am onboard.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:32 AM

8. I don't get it either.

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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sat Jan 11, 2014, 08:38 PM

4. Well of course it is, the fucking thing blew up. I would expect it to be a little hot around there!

 

eom.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:16 AM

7. Yeah.

8x the max for a properly operating reactor, is kinda.... you know..

Doesn't actually sound that bad, considering the site looks like Godzilla took a shit on it.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 01:14 PM

13. I still wouldn't advise a visit anywhere near there.

 

Not if one wants to have children some day.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 02:30 PM

15. Very true.

I wouldn't go drinking the groundwater in Bophal, even today, either.

These industrial disasters linger on and on, and they do kill...

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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 01:49 AM

9. But there is no threat to human health.....

As our nuclear apologists keep telling us.
Nuclear power is a boondoggle with lethal consequences.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 06:10 AM

10. Unlike Coal

 

Which has never harmed nor killed anyone, under any circumstances nor by any mechanism. Certainly coal has nothing to do with the poisoning of one of our nation's fifty state capitols, which is actually happening right now even as we speak and is no cause for a freakout by anyone who is not actually exposed by the actual chemicals that are actually in the water. Because magic sparkle unicorn juice and a whole bunch of wrecked petroleum trains that are not relevant neither so stop saying that.

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Response to psiman (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 08:49 AM

11. dont blame coal or radioactive materials

 

this is perfectly normal and to be expected just like a train that runs on time.
Normal accidents, resulting from human error.
once we take into account the actual reasons these things WILL happen, and
demand honesty about the ramifications and results, maybe we can actually
do some real planning, in order to avoid the INEVITABLE catastrophes.
People are stupid and dishonest.
That is no reason to allow them to destroy the planet.

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Response to psiman (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 01:18 PM

14. Nuclear is not the answer . . .

 

One thing we should have learned by now is that nuclear is not the answer. Replacing coal power plants with nuclear ones is just, "Jumping from the frying pan into the fire."

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Response to psiman (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 04:06 PM

16. Why anyone would mess with coal or nuclear is beyond me.

Wind and solar are proven now. For example, during the bitter cold snap last month in Texas, when several petro-plants had to shut down because their incoming water lines froze, wind provided 30% of the RECORD demand for electricity with no blackouts anywhere in the state.

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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 12:48 PM

12. K&R!!

n/t



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Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 12, 2014, 10:20 PM

17. Nobody else really wants to be involved ...

I am certain that the situation is much worse than we are being told. After all, when has a government or big corporation ever fully revealed the extent of one of their disasters?

Because of that, it's possible that nobody who knows the full extent of the problem sees a clear solution. And unless someone was confident that they did have a viable plan in hand, why would anyone want to have their fingerprints anywhere on this situation?

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Response to Gordon Alf Shumway (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 13, 2014, 08:38 AM

18. I see your point . . .

 

This situation may, however, be so threatening, and on such a huge scale, that international efforts will become unavoidable.

I would, of course, be more than happy to be wrong.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 13, 2014, 08:57 AM

19. True, it may get that bad ...

But it will be an ominous sign if Japan and TEPCO accept international efforts. I don't expect that they would do it until the situation seems plainly hopeless from their viewpoint, by which time it might too late for even the best international efforts to help much. As I say, I don't think anyone feels that they have a promising plan in hand now ...

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