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Originally posted by switching yard
reply to post by zorgon
I have to agree with you. There's no place for millions of people to evacuate to. This is looking like a shelter-in-place deal no matter what happens. It's silly to even think about evacuating Tokyo. Like you said, it's the only place to put millions of people. If things get totally rad, they're going to have to work out how to get essential supplies to the millions sheltering in place. A logistical nightmare if there ever was one. If there hasn't been a run on groceries in urban Tokyo, I would think the next day or so we would see that. Better stock up on the duct tape too, while you're at it.
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by Hitoshura
Originally posted by mrbillshow
Not to be too late to the party, but can someone explain the difference between micro, milla and one plain old sievert?
Will add cpm to that too, still trying to work out the ustream counter...
CPM=Counts Per Minute
1 Sv = 1000 mSv (millisieverts) = 1,000,000 μSv (microsieverts) = 100 rem = 100,000 mrem (millirem)
Lifetime Dose Examples
Criterion for relocation after Chernobyl disaster: 350 mSv/lifetime
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Thanks, I think you may have saved my sanity there...
Originally posted by okiecowboy
reply to post by Hitoshura
Please don't confuse the word diluted to mean everything is fine..
what ever gets here will be diluted, yes..It all depends on how much is released
100% strength at source...diluted to 50% here or whatever..does not insure safe
Japan's Self-Defense Forces helicopters dropped water on the troubled No. 3 reactor of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday to prevent the reactor from releasing radioactive steam, the Kyodo news agency reported. A blast hit the Fukushima No. 3 reactor on Monday. Japanese officials said the blast might have damaged the containment vessel inside the reactor, which means radioactive material may be released from the reactor if fuel rods begin melting at high temperatures. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said on Wednesday Fukushima's blast-hit units 1, 2 and 3 were being "successfully cooled" and radiation levels around the plant did not pose a health threat. The Japanese government earlier studied a plan to deploy Ground Self-Defense Force helicopters to spray water over the reactors, but the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday it had given up on the idea because of the high radiation level. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the plant's operator, reported on Thursday that radiation levels have slightly lowered around the reactor. The Japanese police are planning to use a water cannon truck on Thursday to attempt to cool a spent fuel rod pool at the Fukushima No. 4 reactor, Kyodo said. A fire broke out at the reactor on Wednesday, a day after it was hit by what appeared to be a hydrogen explosion.
MOSCOW, March 17 6:15 (Moscow time) (RIA Novosti)
Originally posted by crazydaisy
reply to post by TheRedneck
I can't believe I am asking this just as much as I can't believe
they would be bold enough to start up the plant with a meltdown
Okay for my question: What would happen if they were to start
the plant and how would this help prevent further meltdown?
Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
reply to post by liejunkie01
I'm not sure if they're getting enough information and if their good nature and ordiliness is being used against them.
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by TheRedneck
Are the scientists still playing a role?
Originally posted by Bhadhidar
A little assistance here, if possible.
Got a strange call from a former work collegue today. (March 16, 2011).
I've known this person for almost 20 years. She is as level-headed and practical as all get-out; her husband is a top-flight corporate attorney and a senior partner in his firm.
These are are solid people, in my estimation.
Which is why the call I got has me...curious/concerned.
It seems my friend has a contact in Japan (She wouldn't say where) who relayed some disturbing information (wouldn't say, specifically, what; but did mention that the info being given out about the MOX fuel, amoung other things, is way wrong)
She wouldn't go into specifics of any kind, but urged me to leave home NOW for, perhaps, Arizona (And me without a passport!), and plan to stay there for at least 72 hours; possibly permanently.
She said, that, in fact, she was flying her children (all minors under 12 yrs old, I believe) out of the state Tonight!
We both live in northern California.
I could hear the barely controlled fear in hear voice, and she seemed to be at first worried that her call would be monitored, then she decided that it didn't matter.
I don't know what to think at this point.
It's as if your sweet, very proper, old granny, who never misses church on Sunday and blushes when someone says "Damn", suddenly stripped down to her bra and panties and began pole-dancing!
Originally posted by autopat51
its hard to explain how i felt when i heard the military had taken over...it was like all my hopes had been drained from me...it really is over...welcome to the beginning.
0330: The police manning those water cannons are donning protective gear right now in preparation for their attempt to fill the spent fuel storage pool at Reactor 4. The cannon are thought to be strong enough to allow crews to remain a safe distance from the plant.