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Originally posted by chaztekno
NHK reporting now that they plan to encase them with a waterproof resin to stop it getting airborn or spread to the sea. This just gets wakieredit on 30-3-2011 by chaztekno because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SFA437
This I caught while doing a frame-by-frame of the latest overflight video:
Originally posted by silent thunder
Apologies if its been posted before, but:
Japan: Greenpeace Finds High Levels of Radiation Outside of Exclusion Zone
Radiology experts from Greenpeace urged the government Wednesday to expand the evacuation zone around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant after they found high levels of radiation outside the 20-km mandatory no-go zone.
Jan van de Putte, the radioactivity safety adviser of the NGO, said the survey, taken on a road between the villages of Iitate and Tsushima in Fukushima Prefecture, saw a radiation level of 100 microsieverts per hour, despite being outside of the evacuation area.
One would reach the annual legal limit of 1,000 microsieverts — or 1 millisievert — of radiation in about 10 hours in such an environment, van de Putte said, adding that it is likely the people living in Iitate, about 9 km outside the no-go zone, “have surpassed that level” of exposure already.
The team measured radiation of between 7 and 10 micro Sievert per hour in the town of Iitate, on Sunday March 27th, 40km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20km beyond the official evacuation zone. These levels are high enough to require evacuation.
Originally posted by apacheman
Quite frankly I don't know how they'll come back from this, and I expect the global economy to start unwinding any day now.
Lacking Parts, G.M. Will Close Plant
By NICK BUNKLEY
Published: March 17, 2011
DETROIT — General Motors said Thursday that it would temporarily shut a truck plant in Louisiana because it could not get enough Japanese-made parts, the first in what analysts say could be widespread disruptions at auto plants in North America because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis half a world away.
Originally posted by mzmmom
Latest News out of British Columbia
sorry, I'm new, so couldn't post a new thread...
Originally posted by SDoradus
Remember that cameras are more sensitive to infra red than human eyes (depending on built in filters).
So what looks red to us in the picture may not look red in person.
Originally posted by mikeybiznaz
thanks for the info ..I guess the good news is at some point they're going to entomb the reactors...its not like this will be forever
Originally posted by Chakotay
Also interesting is that boron plus salt plus cement and sand is the formula for:
And that tells me some REALLY smart, forward looking nuclear scientists KNEW meltdown was happening and took the exact steps necessary to form nice civilized blobs of Corium and Poolium lava (volcanic glass) as the end product of a losing-hand game.
So they knew by the 16th that meltdown was in progress.edit on 30-3-2011 by Chakotay because: CLASSIFIED
Originally posted by imlite
Youtube video taken from vehicle driving around the accident site!