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Originally posted by arufon
i actually know one of the "firemen" who sprayed water on the Chernobyl inferno.
he's alive and well with no apparent issues from his proximity to the burning reactor.
of course, all the people who were there weren't quite so lucky.
The Japanese government has expanded its current 20-kilometer evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant due to the risks associated with long-term radiation exposure.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters on Monday that residents in the expanded zone have been asked to evacuate within about a month.
Edano said annual exposure in the zone is expected to be above 20 millisieverts. The worldwide average exposure from the natural environment is 2.4 millisieverts.
The expanded zone includes Katsurao Village, Namie Town, Iitate Village and some parts of Kawamata Town and Minami Soma City.
Edano added that the government will consult with local municipalities. The residents do not have to evacuate immediately.
People in the areas between 20 and 30 kilometers from the plant are now asked to stay indoors or voluntarily evacuate.
Edano said that residents in other areas of the 30-kilometer zone will be asked to prepare for an emergency evacuation. He also said they will need to evacuate on their own. Vulnerable people, such as the handicapped, should be prepared for any contingency.
Edano urged that children, pregnant women, nursing care recipients and inpatients stay away from the areas, adding that kindergartens, elementary and junior high schools in the area will remain closed.
Monday, April 11, 2011 20:13 +0900 (JST)
Originally posted by IDBIT
Don't Worry Everythings going to be ok : -
Situation in Fukushima nuke plant improving every day: U.S. commander
NEW YORK, April 11, Kyodo
Adm. Robert Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, said Monday he views the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in disaster-hit northeast Japan as improving day by day.
Originally posted by Starling
Look what page we're on.........
Originally posted by Procharmo
reply to post by bitbytebit
That link only refers to iondine 131. Other isotopes can have effects on the body in smaller amounts. they require different testing techniques which these guys apparently aren't using!
Originally posted by SFA437
reply to post by zorgon
Well the GoJ (Edano et. al.) just threw a sizeable portion of their population under the bus. I swear if this mother****er lives through this I am personally going to stab him and his cronies in the ****ing skull. There is no fuel for their cars FFS- how the hell are they going to leave... walk?? Oh wait they can hop an irradiated horse! Problem solved TEPCO style!
THIS is what the hell I have been trying to get across to my friends since day 1..... Yes this is a Japanese problem with consequences outside of Japan but this can happen ANYWHERE. This wasn't the Hand of God or a natural disaster this is MAN MADE and anything man creates is imperfect. There is no room for imperfection when you are dealing with the very fires of creation itself.edit on 11-4-2011 by SFA437 because: (no reason given)
Even so, studies show that a nuclear meltdown and containment failure in a reactor that holds mox would result in more cancer deaths than one in a reactor fueled only with uranium.
In 2001, Dr. Lyman, a Cornell-trained physicist who has led the battle against mox, published a detailed study in the journal Science & Global Security that concluded the fuel could produce up to 30 percent more cancer deaths. Energy Department officials do not dispute that there would be additional health consequences, but they see them as less severe than the critics have predicted. In any event, they argue, a major release of plutonium would require an accident so severe that the additional health effects would amount to a “sliver on top of a mountaintop.”
“It’s not that significant — 10 percent or less,” said Kenneth Bromberg, the department’s assistant deputy administrator for fissile materials disposition.
But the Union of Concerned Scientists and Friends of the Earth, which oppose the MOX program, called it a potentially serious defect that could deform the fuel assembly and interfere with the ability to shut down the reactor. They say the fuel assemblies should be redesigned and retested, a process they say could take another eight years. Read more: www.heraldonline.com...
“Mox was not the cause of that accident, and the consequences of it have not been impacted by mox,” said David Jones, a vice president at Areva, which has been providing on-the-ground assistance in Japan. There is no clear evidence that plutonium has been released by the mox-loaded Japanese reactor; small traces found at the site could have come from other sources or from the site’s other reactors.
Originally posted by JackBauer
Whats wrong with some charter buses to get those people out?? That's like a no brainer.. I'm sure they have tons too i mean this is Japan we're talking about.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by zorgon
So, on their own....wonder who's going to scan, and give them the "required" radiation free pass to get into other places.....jerks! They've just made the press release, that they've added to the mass of "walking dead".
edit on 03/28/2011 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by IDBIT
At last it has gone main stream, yes people are waking up!
"Japan ups nuke crisis severity to match Chernobyl"
I was wondering this myself.
Originally posted by DancedWithWolves
Evacuating on their own is going to present a huge problem for so many people. They have been sitting, stewing in this radiation now. How likely do you think it is that they will be denied access to most shelters because they won't pass the radiation-free screening (or their belongings) and get a certificate to get in? Odds are highly likely.