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Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by okiecowboy
The German site ZAMG has been running some computer simulations and then comparing them to actual wind and radio-active fall-out. They have some numbers listed for Sacremento (Stockton or Bakersfield would be better as that's where a lot of the wind comes in and goes out of the central valley)
and here is today's cloud
Radiation is like a blind man shooting at you from across a field. If the back ground radiation is six shots thats a bit frightening but probably survival-able, if the back ground doubles (still harmless right ) then the blind guy gets twelve shots at you , a bit scarier. Move the scale up to ten times back-ground ( maybe something to be concerned about ) and now the blind man gets 60 shots , That's f'n scary.
if it's cesium and iodine you will see more cancers, it's a fact but on the west coast at this point 5% more cancers than normal over the next twenty years, but the longer she blows the higher the numbers , but if plutonium and Uranyl chloride start being detected all bets are off.
Originally posted by Bhadhidar
Originally posted by Silverlok
reply to post by okiecowboy
Great! I just happen to Live in Sacramento, CA.
Why do I suddenly feel like that wanted crimminal who, having just stepped onto his front porch, sees himself covered in dozens of tiny red laser points from the surrounding SWAT Team?
Danke, mein Deutsche freunds!edit on 28-3-2011 by Bhadhidar because: Radiation ate my Grammar!
Well those are Fates hitmen, they try to keep up with the times
Originally posted by MissTiger
reply to post by TheRedneck
They just showed a Dry weather advisory map on NHK and advised people who are lighting fires to stay warm to be carefull. Is there any reaction that could take place if someone is having a fire with high radiation in the air?
so just what is the "Natural occurring" levels of of caesium-137 or Iodine-131???
you and I both know the answer to that..
what about Strontium-90 or krypton-85
Originally posted by windwaker
Just a heads up: I live in Manhattan and I just went out to add to my bottled water supply. I found to my surprise that there are no more 2.5 gallon tanks of Poland Spring at the Rite Aid near me. There were plenty there just three days ago.
They still have one gallon bottles of water so I bought some of those, but I think you all should start stocking up on water because I think many are doing so quietly now.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
I'm trying to not scare people here...
Yeah, those two isotopes are pretty bad as well... Strontium-90 mimics calcium and gets concentrated in the
Dear Mr. Ed Dykes, Can you please explain what is this hardened vent system is? you mentioned it in your comment. How is it different from the normal ventilation exhaust duct from suppression pool? What is the material of the hardened vent system? Is this vent header is designed to withstand Hydrogen explosion? Normally venting is done to outside of the building then why hydrogen got accumulated in reactor building? Does Fukushima plant has any passive core cooling system like Emergency condenser/Isolation condenser or not? From your comments it appears that you have fair idea of what happened in Fukushima. Pl. share it with us
Originally posted by tomjones69
Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the plutonium - a by-product of atomic reactions and also used in nuclear bombs - had been found at low-risk levels in five places at the plant, hit by a March 11 quake and tsunami.
Human exposure occurs mainly by breathing contaminated air or ingesting contaminated food or drink. Breathing is generally the route of most concern. When plutonium particles are inhaled and lodge in lung tissue, they continue to give off radiation internally. They can remain in the lungs or enter the gastrointestinal tract and the bloodstream. About 80 percent of the plutonium that enters the bloodstream goes either to the liver, bone or bone marrow, where it is retained for years, damaging tissue nearby. That damage may later develop into cancer. Common forms of plutonium do not dissolve significantly in water or body fluids, so little ingested material is actually absorbed into the blood from the gastrointestinal tract.
Experts believe that at least some of the plutonium may have come from spent fuel rods at Fukushima or damage to reactor No. 3, the only one to use plutonium in its fuel mix.
"While it's not the level harmful to human health, I am not optimistic. This means the containment mechanism is being breached so I think the situation is worrisome," agency official Hidehiko Nishiyama was quoted as saying by Jiji news agency.
Originally posted by TheLastStand
reply to post by Wertwog
I have a deep respect for mr. kaku, he knows his stuff, and I think he's trying to remain positive when this situation almost certainly will result in permanent dead zones in japan. I think he's trying not to go as far as saying it could be worse than this (because it could be), I don't think he can without his peers scorn. He is trying so hard to come across as optimistic.
" The memo was written on September 20, 1972 by Dr Stephen Hanauer, then working at the US Atomic Energy Commission. He was concerned that weaknesses in the design of the container vessel around the reactor core – the main shield against the escape of radioactivity – could cause it to fail in an accident, leading to dangerous releases. He pointed out that the vessel was smaller than was “conventional” and lent itself to the build-up of hydrogen – which seems to have played a part in the events at Fukushima – becoming “a more serious problem”. He recommended that the commission “adopt a policy of discouraging further use” of that kind of containment and “that such designs not be accepted for construction permits filed after a date to be decided (say two years after the policy is adopted)”