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Japan Nuclear Incident Already Third Worst In History

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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:42 PM
I have just walked in from buying A WHOLE LOT of canned goods and turned on Foxnews on the TV. What I just heard was that they are worried about the potential of 5 of the 11 reactors at the plant of melting down. They also just said breaking news that there is now another emergency at another plant and have no other details as of yet what that emergency entails.

Please folks - can one of you tell me what would happen if 1 and/or 5 reactors has a total melt down?

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:43 PM

Originally posted by raistlinmajere8
Everybody buy as much water food and iodine tablets as they can!!


Seriously. This is fear mongering.

Yeah. I hope you're in California. I'm not.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:44 PM
Measured in Sieverts, the lethal dose of radiation is approximately 30 Sv's.

This doesnt' take into account the long term effects which could be lethal later on.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by mydarkpassenger

Are you wishing bodily harm on me?

FYI, I'm smack dab in the middle of the country.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:47 PM
reply to post by Anmarie96

It would expose Hawaii and much of our west coast to radioactive fallout due to prevailing winds and radiation carried by the steam meant to cool the reactors. If the containment vessels are compromised, we will see radiation monitoring on the west coast. The levels are anybody's guess.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:49 PM
New Reactor problem:

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:55 PM
reply to post by raistlinmajere8

Not at all. You just made an idiotic statement, given the fact that people in Japan are now showing radiation exposure, and the reactor complex there is the most powerful one in the world.

Chernobyl was a thousand times less powerful, yet radiation was found all through out Europe.

In WW2, Japan launched incendiary bombs on balloons to take advantage of the prevailing winds. More than a few found their way to North America.

The radiation laden discharge would find its way here similarly.

So that is why you made a stupid statement.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:00 PM
change the title back to meltdown. officials now say its happening. just saw it on cnn.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:00 PM
This isn't the first time Japan has had a "nuclear incident."

The first was...

Tokaimura, Japan

Sept. 30, 1999

INES Rating: 4

Japan's most disastrous nuclear accident took place over a decade ago just outside Tokyo.

A batch of highly-enriched uranium was prepared for a nuclear reactor that had not been used in more than three years. The operators had not been trained in how to handle uranium that was so highly enriched. They put far more uranium into the solution in a precipitation tank than is allowed. The tank was not designed for this type of uranium.

Only when the tank was drained of the solution could the critical reaction be stopped, but by then, it was too late for two of the three operators working with the uranium, as they died of radiation.

Less than a hundred workers and people who lived nearby were hospitalized for exposure to radiation, and 161 people who lived within 1,000 feet of the plant were evacuated, according to the World Nuclear Association.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:02 PM
I posted this in another thread, but perhaps here would have been better.
CNN is reporting that a meltdown is in progress...

What was that about buying iodine being fear-mongering??

Meltdown may be under way at Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear power reactor, an official with Japan's safety agency says.


posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:06 PM
I'm afraid it is a true meltdown. I can't edit the thread title any longer, however..

I will need to message a mod.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:22 PM
"At this point, we have still not confirmed that there is an actual meltdown, but there is a possibility."
from cnn

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:28 PM
reply to post by bourbon2nite

It seems to go back and forth depending on the source.

It is surely a "nuclear incident" either way.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:29 PM
so what kind of devastation are we talking about if the shtf?
i didnt know japan had nuclear power before this whole incident, kinda ironic huh?

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:43 PM

Originally posted by vjr1113
so what kind of devastation are we talking about if the shtf?
i didnt know japan had nuclear power before this whole incident, kinda ironic huh?

They have 56. 5 are in an emergency state.

It's not really ironic. It's a small country, and I suppose that's the most efficient way to deliver energy.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 10:43 PM
I am pasting this information in every thread I feel it is relevant. As I am currently unable to create a thread of my own please excuse the repetition. I feel this information is possibly of great importance and so wish to promulgate it rapidly:

Q. Would ingestion of iodized, common table salt be effective in a nuclear accident if KI pills are not available?

A. The daily dose of potassium iodide (KI) for thyroid blocking is 130 mg per day for up to two weeks. This equates to 96 mg of iodine (I). Iodized salt contains about 0.085 mg of KI per gram of salt (according to the Morton Salt Company). To get the I equivalent of a 130 mg KI pill would require the ingestion of 1,529 grams of salt which would most likely be fatal. According to research by Health Physicist Ken Miller, Hershey Medical Center,

a person can get a blocking dose of iodine by painting 8 ml of either tincture of iodine or providone iodine (betadine) scrub on the forearm daily

. William Kirk, PhD, CHP Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 10:51 PM
reply to post by Hardfelt

Thanks for the info - I thought it had to be iodine by pill form.
Will get some tomorrow.

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 12:45 AM
reply to post by daveandshah

i think we all know that the the new world order has caused this catastrophe by setting bombs on the asian plate.

And how do you know this for sure? Personal opinions & gut feeling count for zero. Real concrete proof from credible and unbiased sources before you make such accusations!

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 04:46 AM
To be honest, I'd be more worried if the U.S. was conducting nuclear tests in White Sands unless of course I was in Hawaii instead of western Canada.

But I'm talking like there has been a complete meltdown already so I digress.


edit on 13-3-2011 by AeonStorm because: added

posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 08:39 PM
I'm really hoping they can contain this and it won't spread to the U.S.

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