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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Radioactive fallout may hit Taiwan in two days
Radioactivity at 0.0638 sieverts per hour, much lower than the 0.2-sievert alarm level, is expected, the agency said, adding it will step up monitoring of airborne fallout and warn people not to go out if radioactivity reaches alarming levels.
And then they say that epic lie :
Breathing in the particles for a whole year is equivalent to one 300th of an X-ray examination, said Lee Jo-chan, director of AEC's Department of Radiation Protection.
0.0638 sievert/hr or 1.5312 sievert/day or 558 sievert/yr which is WAY HIGHER than an x-ray. They are lying at atrocious levels. (8 sieverts will kill you very fast)
They obviously got their numbers wrong or their ``specialist`` is full of it.
People should stay home while the nuclear fallout is here in order to avoid prolonged exposure, a specialist with the Veterans General Hospital said, adding those who must go out should immediately take off their clothes and cleanse nuclear contaminants from their bodies as soon as they are back home.
People should wear long-sleeved clothing and masks when they go out on a sunny day and carry an umbrella if it rains, said AEC's Lee Jo-chan, who also recommended cleansing showers, but not iodine tablets and table salt.
Iodine tablets are intended for people anticipating an exposure to 100-sievert or higher radioactivity, Lee noted, saying indiscriminate use could cause heart palpitation and an abnormal heartbeat in an otherwise normal person.
100 sievert and you take an iodine tablet? WHAT? 100 sievert, YOU'RE LONG DEAD.
Some ignorant twat wrote that article...
Originally posted by checkmeout
Not sure if this has been posted already english.kyodonews.jp...
Why would a weather authority have to be ordered to disclose their data - unless they had been previously ordered NOT to disclose their data!!
I also found this today - not directly linked with Fukushima but gives an idea of the consequence of sea pollution... we in the UK were barely told about Sellafield (Windscale)- if were were told anything we certainly aren't kept informed of the latest levels of radioactivity in the Irish sea and the irradiated lobsters that they have found.. Proximity to the Irish Sea and Leukemia Incidence in Children - www.llrc.org...
Radioactive Technetium-99 Discharges from Sellafield - Greenpeace UK www.greenpeace.org.uk...
A sign of things to come in the Pacific I suspect!
edit on 4/4/2011 by checkmeout because: edit links
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by meathed
If the bed rock was slipping and splitting wouldnt that imply that a good part of the coast around the reactors has and will countinue to move until it stops or either splits away into the ocean?
Well that coast of Japan moved laterally 8 feet, the fault moved laterally 30 meters and vertically 5 meters along a 270 km front in a matter of three minutes. The land along the coast where the Tsunami hit sank a few meters so that parts are still below sea level
So yeah it 'implies' that a large portion of the coast moved
Originally posted by MedievalGhost
* NEWS ADVISORY: Radioactive level 100 times limit in water to be dumped in sea: TEPCO (16:23)
* NEWS ADVISORY: TEPCO may release 15,000 tons of contaminated water into sea from Tues. (16:21)
Originally posted by Silverlok
The down side is once IF they stop that leak how are they going to cool the water?
Juergen Baetz, Associated Press, On Monday April 4, 2011, 8:47 am
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to take some atomic power plants offline in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster means Germany is now importing power from its nuclear-reliant neighbors, an umbrella organization of the country's utility companies said Monday.
Germany now imports about 50 gigawatt hours -- or the capacity equivalent of about 1 1/2 reactors -- from France and the Czech Republic a day, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries said.
Electricity imports from France -- which relies on nuclear energy for almost 80 percent of its power supply -- doubled from the first to the second half of March, the group said. Exports to the Netherlands and Switzerland, in turn, almost entirely ceased.
Merkel's government announced the shut down of nuclear power plants built before 1980 -- seven of the country's 17 reactors -- only four days after Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Dai-Chi nuclear facility.
Germany currently gets some 23 percent of its electricity from nuclear power, 17 percent of from renewable energies, 13 percent from natural gas and more than 40 percent from coal.
The Environment Ministry maintains in 10 years renewable energy will contribute 40 percent of the country's overall electricity production.
Originally posted by MedievalGhost
Here is a blow up of that reactor photo:
Sure looks like a massive gaping hole in the side of reactor 3, doesn't it?!
A high-end Japanese restaurant in Hong Kong has shuttered its doors, the local media reported Monday, the latest victim of public anxiety about the safety of Japanese food in the aftermath of the nuclear crisis in Japan.
The eating house will reopen shortly as a restaurant serving Western food.
Wong Ka-wo, head of the Hong Kong Restaurant and Eating House Merchants General Association, said Japanese restaurant business has taken a sharp hit following news reports that traces of radiation have been detected in Japanese food imports.
''More Japanese restaurants may have to close,'' Wong said.
The European Commission said Monday it has released 10 million euros to help some 8,000 families in Japan living in makeshift accommodation since last month's earthquake.