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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
Where are our world leaders in this crisis? The longer this goes on, the more I find it insane that our world leaders are not front and center in leading the charge to help.
Simple theoretical answer:
No one in governments or in the Nuclear industry wants to share any blame in all of this, they want to be able to claim (no matter how it goes) that it was not the fault of the Reactor design, but that it was incompetence and mishandling of the incident(s) at Fukushima by TEPCO, and by the Japanese government.
Simple... NO ONE outside of Japan wants any kind of culpability, blame or to be in any way perceived as complicit in this disaster... In fact it seems that many washed their hands of this in the early days of it, meaning that they had already likely fully understood how this could end and wanted no part of it. Plausible deniability is far more important now than saving lives.
Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
Originally posted by Moonbeams771
reply to post by sallamy
1 millisieverts (mSv) = 1,000 microsievert (uSv)
1,000 millisieverts (mSv) = 1,000,000 microsievert (uSv)
I think you messed-up on of the abbreviations there?
Originally posted by sunrisetomorrow2011
reply to post by Destinyone
I believe that Japan was planning to produce nuclear weapons. I do not want to explain again but you can look at my previous post (at around 2:14 AM) for my explanation!
"Three types of plutonium have turned up amid the radioactive contamination on the grounds of the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, its owner reported Monday. The plutonium is a byproduct of nuclear reactions that is also part of the fuel mix at the damaged No. 3 reactor. It was found in soil at five different points inside the plant grounds, the Tokyo Electric Power Company said late Monday. Plutonium can be a serious health hazard if inhaled or ingested, but external exposure poses little health risk, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."
NEWPORT, Ore. – While the U.S. Department of Energy said in public statements that there are “no significant quantities of radiological material” deposited on West coast beaches, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it was time to reassess the international atomic safety regime; meanwhile, there’s growing fears here in Newport and other West coast fishing communities that Japan’s radiation will spread from its coast to here.
Originally posted by cripmeister
reply to post by butcherguy
Thanks. From following this thread it seems to me that several posters are under the impression that once nuclear fuel rods have started to melt the process is unstoppable. There's no such thing as a partial meltdown yet that's what happened at TMI. Confusing to say the least.
Originally posted by butcherguy
I am certain that if I was pumping radioactive chlorine into the ocean that takes 300,000 years to disappear, the MSM would make a pretty big deal of it. If a corporation does it, no mention of the story.
Has anyone seen a reference in the MSM to the amounts of radioactive chlorine released and the very long half-life it has? Maybe I missed it.
@martyn_williams : What Japan is lacking most is an understanding of radiation by the general public - Gale at FCCJ
@martyn_williams : Gale was initially speaking about the situation here, but expands to say many gov'ts lack ability to explain radiation to public
@martyn_williams : Public have a problem with too much raw information, don't know what it means so assume worst-case scenario - Gale
"The question is, what is a reasonable interval to give people information?" said Dr. Robert Peter Gale, an American physician and expert on radiation who consulted on the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl and is now advising Japan's government. "Instead of just releasing each data point you get, sometimes it's better to base things on an average of readings over a period of time."
Dr. Robert Peter Gale, Update on His Trip To Fukushima Two weeks after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a huge tsunami that severely damaged a Japanese nuclear power plant, the situation is still not under control. And fears of radiation exposure and food and water safety are now coming to the forefront.
Dr. Robert Peter Gale, a specialist of medical relief efforts for the Chernobyl and Tokaimura nuclear accidents, who spoke at the FCCJ upon his recent arrival to Japan, has kindly agreed to come to the Club again following a research trip to the Fukushima area to share his observations and analysis of the situation. One of the world's top specialists on cancer immunology and radiation, Dr. Gale was asked by the government of the previous Soviet Union to coordinate medical relief efforts for victims of the Chernobyl accident. In 1999 he was asked by the government of Japan to help treat victims of the nuclear criticality accident in Tokaimura NPP.
Dr. Gale was born in New York City in 1945. In 1976 he received a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from UCLA following doctoral work focusing on cancer immunology (with John Fahey). From 1973-1993, h e was on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology where he focused on the molecular biology, immunology and the treatment of leukemia. He also developed the bone marrow transplant program supported by the NIH. At UCLA, he was active in the Department of Psychology, where he and his colleagues studied interactions between stress, immunity and cancer.
Originally posted by Moonbeams771
reply to post by EnhancedInterrogator
No probs... you've just proved my point about how easily it is to get confused with the different types of radiation measurements