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Originally posted by AlphaExray
reply to post by Aeons
Tick Tock. That my friends was a plasma ball. What you are seeing, is all part of the reactors decay cycle. We discussed it here pages ago, when it was just wee little confined "neutron beams".
No use pouring the concrete now, that will just make things worse. Only a few options left, and two maybe three weeks tops before this goes very sour. That's what happens when you neglect your science. You get monsters like Eastlund and monstrosities like Fukashima.
Maybe the Russians will be able to get this under control.
For the record, for all those who are actually concerned for their safety, if there is a radiation scare in your part of the world, be calm. Your eyes are not going to fall out of your head. Radioactive fallout is a storm like any other, it should be respected, and there are simple things you can do to protect yourself. You will be exposed, no matter what you do, but your body is a lot tougher than you think.
Just try to stay indoors, but not in the basement. Infact, avoid the basement like the plague. Use lots of water, wash often, the house, the car, yourself. Moving water is your best friend, using water keeps it moving through city systems, and there is no shortage of water this year. Stagnant water basins, pools etc should be avoided.
Don't take Iodide pills, you won’t know if they are legit or counterfeit, and ether way, they are fairly toxic to your liver, and will only protect you from one of a myriad of radioactive isotopes that come from these types of events. You need to keep yourself as healthy as possible. Take vitamins, drink lots of fluids, eat reasonable amounts of low residue protein like eggs. If you live within proximity of a body of water contaminated with radioactive Iodine, small amounts of sea Urchin can supply the body with just as much protection as the pills. Small amounts!!
Very small amounts of 24k gold, less than 10mg/person, when ground to a fine powder, mixed into a bread roll, and consumed with wine can dramatically improve your chances of survival. If you have too much, or it contains alloys like silver nickel lead etc, it is quite toxic for the body. The bread acts to increase the exposure time of the gold to the acids in the stomach. Gold is very very hard to decompose chemically (one of its' finer qualities) so the longer it sits in acid, the more likely some small amounts will enter the blood stream as gold ions. These ions lodge in the liver, where they will stay for the next five to seven years (one of the reasons why gold is toxic). Gold has a wonderful way of deflecting gamma particles, and helps in stabilizing blood plasma electrostacticaly.
Standard breather masks work on a hepa Micronic filtration basis, which traps radioactive material close to your face, and do not filter out plutonium dust which is in a submicronic state. If you must wear a breather, one with positive ventilation, like those used for sandblast technicians would be better. The best cure is to keep yourself clean, use a hospital mask if you have them, and dispose of it away from your living space. Relax on electronic devices, especially burst transmitting devices. Apparently they increase an individual’s rate of exposure significantly.
NEWS ADVISORY: Gov't to decide whether to change evacuation zone within few days: Edano (16
Radioactive water spilled from pools holding spent nuclear fuel rods at the Onagawa power plant in Miyagi Prefecture following the strong earthquake late Thursday, the nuclear safety agency said Friday.
While the spent fuel pools at the Onagawa plant and the Higashidori nuclear power station in Aomori Prefecture, both operated by Tohoku Electric Power Co., lost their cooling functions for 20 to 80 minutes after the quake, the temperature hardly rose, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.
A small amount of contaminated water spilled on the floor was observed inside the buildings at all three reactors at the Onagawa plant, which has suspended operations since the mega earthquake and tsunami last month, according to the agency.
In all, water spilled or leaked at eight sections of the plant as a result of the 11:32 p.m. quake, according to Tohoku Electric.
As much as 3.8 liters of water leaked at one of them, with the highest level of a radioactive isotope -- 5,410 bequerels per kilogram -- found in the spilled water on the floor beside a spent fuel pool in the building housing the No. 1 reactor.
The Onagawa nuclear plant lost three of its four external power connections but one of them was restored on Friday morning, with its cooling system for the spent nuclear fuel pools temporarily stopped.
Already, dozens of engineers from Toshiba, which helped build four of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, have been joined by experts from the United States to prepare for the decommissioning work, a job so big that the planning needs to start even now, in parallel with the efforts to contain the crisis. The team includes experts from Westinghouse, whose majority owner is Toshiba; the Shaw Power Group, a civil engineering firm; and the Babcock & Wilcox Company, an energy technology and services company, one of whose specialties is the disposal of hazardous materials.
Two of the world's largest concrete pumps will depart the United States later this week as part of the effort to resolve the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, officials said. Each pump weighs 190,000 pounds and has a boom reach of over 227 feet, and can pump water and concrete at massive rates. They will be loaded aboard enormous Russian cargo jets Friday.
Originally posted by yellowbeard
reply to post by MedievalGhost
How do you know they're not shipping out "doctored" units that won't register anything other than faked low levels of contamination ?
I'm just throwing that into the thought pool
Originally posted by Bordon81
reply to post by MedievalGhost
You could test the unit against a sample reference dose. Those modern units could probably even pick up the slight radiation from Luminous watches.
I gave you a star for bringing some good solid objective observations to the discussion.
Originally posted by Regenstorm
I got a problem with the explanation of the explosion that occurred during the 7.1 quake yesterday. Especially the size of it. To emphasize this I drew some lines to get more perspective. The vertical one gives a better view of the distance which is 3 to 7 miles. In the horizon you see a mountain range of hills ranging from 600 feet up to one mile.The explosion occurs BEHIND these hills.
I know it's guessing but I don't think I'm far of.
So if the hills are 600 feet high, how large is the explosion?
And if they are one mile high?