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Originally posted by cripmeister
reply to post by MedievalGhost
Actually I think we're both wrong, here's what the article says
But the rest of the workforce, from firefighters to welders to electricians, are drawn from a pool of semi-skilled labour who work for low wages. Many work for associated companies such as Hitachi, Watanabe's employer, Toshiba, and Toden Kogyo.
*underlined by me.
What's up with the defensive attitude MedievalGhost? Did I insult you?
edit on 26-3-2011 by cripmeister because: (no reason given)
Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have risen further to 1,850 times higher than the usual level, says Japan's nuclear agency.[.b]
It is believed the radiation is coming from one of the reactors, but a specific leak has not been identified.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
reply to post by MissTiger
Before you lock the chains in place, I suggest that you check to see if that is a BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) or PWR (Pressure Water Reactor) design. I still maintain that the PWR design is safe, while the BWR like in Fukushima is definitely dangerous. If it is BWR, I might be there with you (once I get some attention to the ones in Alabama and Georgia).
It's not nuclear energy that is dangerous; it is nuclear energy without a safety margin. Think of nuclear energy as a car... BWR reactors are like Yugos with no body shell, no brakes, loose steering, and a spark plug inside the gas tank.
Originally posted by TheLastStand
reply to post by MedievalGhost
water in no4 less radioactive than in other reactors? You don't say? Were there even rods in reactor 4? Was that the only reactor that didn't have them? Geee thanks for letting us know captain obvious! (no offense to the poster, I was referring to yet another stupid statement by japanese media).
''Certificates'' are then issued by the doctors to those who have been declared free of any abnormality.
But these certificates have come to be an unexpected function in the community that has become nervous about anything radioactive. Some shelters have started demanding that certificates be presented before any residents evacuating from the nuclear disaster are admitted.
Some officials in the central government, however, are raising their eyebrows about such documentation while demand for them appears to be growing.
According to prefectural officials, there are about 30 screening teams each comprising around three people, including a doctor and a radiology technician.
But increasingly alert about radiation levels, shelters across the prefecture have started making it a requirement for residents to obtain such a certificate to show that they have gone through the screening, if they ever want to be allowed in the shelters. Some shelters are also requesting that such certificates be issued just to make sure that residents being admitted do not pose any safety risks.
At some shelters, however, certificates appear to have become an ''admission ticket.'' One shelter that has been accommodating residents who evacuated from within a 20-kilometer radius from the stricken power plant has put up a sign that says, ''Those who have not gone through radiation checks should not enter.'' ''We have noticed a rising number of cases where residents from the government-designated evacuation and stay-indoors areas have been refused admission,'' said Hiroyuki Hayashi, a 49-year-old doctor of Fukui prefectural hospital who has been engaged in the screenings.