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Japan declares 'nuclear emergency' after quake

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:35 PM
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Latest from Kyodo News (natively English posted by Kyodo, not a Google-Translate, etc.) ...

Hydrogen blast occurs at Fukushima nuke plant's No. 3 reactor

It doesn't mention anything about the containment structure.




posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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seems I have more reading to do. I always thought radioactive clouds were brownish in color. Where did I get that idea?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:36 PM
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I just find it disturbing that they are
saying that fallout is on it's way to
the united states but it will not be
serious . when does it become serious ?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:38 PM
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Well, if an ash cloud contained radioactive components, it might appear brownish? But you would be seeing ash, not the actual radiation.

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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It's night night time for me boys. Try to stay level headed.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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They may be talking about Iodine-131, which we know was released. It is highly radioactive, but has a short half-life. Even if it did make its way across the Pacific, it would be a pretty minor issue due to decay and dissipation.

(Hmmmm.... maybe that's where the brownish cloud thing came from? I'll have to look up what color I-131 is...)

Energetic neutrons in water vapor are the real concern.

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by GullibleUnderlord
I just find it disturbing that they are
saying that fallout is on it's way to
the united states but it will not be
serious . when does it become serious ?


For most of the population when they start growing a third arm out of their forehead.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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From Reuters:


The U.S. Navy says they have temporarily positioned ships and planes away from a Japanese nuclear plant after detecting low level contamination.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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No they were talking about celsium or something
similar to that spelling what will that do ? what is
it's half life ?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:43 PM
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Cesium is 30 years, I believe. That's a bit more of a problem. It all depends on how much is released and how widely it's dispersed.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:44 PM
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instead te earlier explosion at nr1 reactor 3 was filled with MOX rods... when hydrogene was released than there had to be plutonium with it...
2mg plutonium is equal to 2kg uranium
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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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There didn't "have to be" plutonium with anything.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Cs-137 - about 30 years
Cs-135 - 2.3 million years

Both are low-intensity radiation sources, really only dangerous in huge quantities. Want some?


TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Cesium is 30 years, I believe. That's a bit more of a problem. It all depends on how much is released and how widely it's dispersed.


so something that has a half life of thirty years
is on it's way to the united states ! and people
say not to panic , mostly those people on the
news , very disturbing ! and that is just what has
been released so far , this thing is still playing out



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Iodine 131 Half-life 8 days
Cesium 137 Half-life 30 years
Strontium 90 Half-life 28 years
Plutonium Half-life 24 Million years...

Amongst others.

Question will be how much if released, when, into which parcels of air, altitude, airspeed, rain-out over the ocean, etc.; it may be nothing at all. We'll know more about the reactors, wind, etc. in a few days.

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posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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TextBoth are low-intensity radiation sources



So say high amount finds it's way here what will
the affects be on the population ? what side effects?



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:51 PM
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Yep, yep, yep, and yep!

But cesium is low-emission, while plutonium and iodine are high-emission.

Not sure offhand about the emission strength of strontium...

TheRedneck



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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This report just in.


TextRadiation levels at Fukushima within legal limits after explosion - nuclear plant operator #fukushima #japan #tsunami



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Even if it's not high levels, low levels that have accumulated in/on plant matter, then eaten by larger animals, then eaten by humans can become a problem. Especially if enough of the food supply is contaminated----my bet is they'll keep it under wraps as long as possible so not to cause panic over something that can't be changed and can't be remedied without crashing the economy.

But maybe that's an overreaction.



posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 11:53 PM
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also...

Text1 SDF officer breaks bones, others slightly injured in Fukushima plant explosion #fukushima #japan #tsunami




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