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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
reply to post by Nkinga
The map is fake (FAKE!!!!!!) and the other story seems to have no backing whatsoever.
You all do realize that those of us on the west coast are on edge, and that false info only makes things worse, right?
On August 29, 2002, the government of Japan revealed that TEPCO was guilty of false reporting in routine governmental inspection of its nuclear plants and systematic concealment of plant safety incidents. All seventeen of its boiling-water reactors were shut down for inspection as a result. TEPCO's chairman Hiroshi Araki, President Nobuya Minami, Vice-President Toshiaki Enomoto, as well as the advisers Shō Nasu and Gaishi Hiraiwa stept down by September 30, 2002., and the utility "eventually admitted to two hundred occasions over more than two decades between 1977 and 2002, involving the submission of false technical data to authorities"
In 2007, however, the company announced to the public that an internal investigation had revealed a large number of unreported incidents. These included an unexpected unit criticality in 1978 and additional systematic false reporting, which hadn't been uncovered during the 2002 inquiry. Along with scandals at other Japanese electric companies, this failure to ensure corporate compliance resulted in strong public criticism of Japan's electric power industry and the nation's nuclear energy policy. Again the company made no effort to identify those responsible.
In March 2008, Tokyo Electric announced that the start of operation of four new nuclear power reactors would be postponed by one year due to the incorporation of new earthquake resistance assessments.
the temperatures are near freezing. … (In some places) it is snowing. The immensity of this crisis cannot be understated.”
VANCOUVER -- B.C.'s top medical officer says British Columbians should not worry about radiation from the Japanese nuclear power plant reaching North American shores.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall said there is no expected health risk from the radiation, in a statement released Monday.
Kendall noted that nuclear particles would take five to six days to reach B.C. from Japan, by which time it would be so dispersed it would not be considered a health risk.
Originally posted by Nkinga
reply to post by themysterymachine
Hey.... I wanted to point out that after my very first original post on this thread... Which did contain the hoax map... I had explained that I had not been on the site in a few days and had no idea of a particular map....I also stated in that thread that I was unsure of any validity of the sites I had given a link to...it's one of the reasons I love this thread...I can post something and ask about the validity of a particular site and there is usually more than enough people to "kindly" explain what sites have good info and which don't. The one thing I dislike about this site is the fact of situations like this....someone read my post...the first one and never bothered to read the others where I explained that was not aware of any map..let alone a hoax one...36pages of threads and they only reply and re reply to one post on the first page?... I think after all the news stories...from valid sites over the last few hours more than proves we are in for a rocky road with the whole nuclear problem in Japan. The fact of the matter is California...you should be on edge..this is not fear mongering..you should be amped up, you should be watchful...you should be prepared...because the facts are facts....they are having trouble cooling things down...radiation is leaking...and if the cool down continues to not work....there will be serious trouble...and not just for California...the very very valid map on msnbc shows we would have cause to worry well into the mid west states and even some winds carrying all the way to where I am in Georgia....it's not fear mongering..it's facts! You should be amped up!edit on 15-3-2011 by Nkinga because: (no reason given)edit on 15-3-2011 by Nkinga because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ImplausibleDeniability
What's the dose for young children? I'm not believing any of this scaremongering is true but it never hurts to be prepared if things do go bad.
Especially with a toddler in the house...
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