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Reactor #2 At Fukushima Detonates (third reactor explosion...now fourth!)

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost

Originally posted by jimmy909
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New York-Tokyo flights for airline crew: 9 mSv/year[3]
Smoking 1.5 packs/day: 13 mSv/year[6]
Gastrointestinal series X-ray investigation: 14 mSv[1]
Current average limit for nuclear workers: 20 mSv/year[3]
Background radiation in parts of Iran, India and Europe: 50 mSv/year[3]
Lowest clearly carcinogenic level: 100 mSv/year[3]
Criterion for relocation after Chernobyl disaster: 350 mSv/lifetime[3]
Highest recorded radiation at Fukushima I: 400 mSv/hr[7


Thank you. It sounds like they are at dangerous levels in that city, since they are measuring 18 mSv per hour in Fukushima.


No, microsieverts =/= mS. The 18 microsieverts is 1000 times less and quite safe.




posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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Originally posted by XtraTL

Originally posted by MedievalGhost

Originally posted by jimmy909
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New York-Tokyo flights for airline crew: 9 mSv/year[3]
Smoking 1.5 packs/day: 13 mSv/year[6]
Gastrointestinal series X-ray investigation: 14 mSv[1]
Current average limit for nuclear workers: 20 mSv/year[3]
Background radiation in parts of Iran, India and Europe: 50 mSv/year[3]
Lowest clearly carcinogenic level: 100 mSv/year[3]
Criterion for relocation after Chernobyl disaster: 350 mSv/lifetime[3]
Highest recorded radiation at Fukushima I: 400 mSv/hr[7


Thank you. It sounds like they are at dangerous levels in that city, since they are measuring 18 mSv per hour in Fukushima.


No, microsieverts =/= mS. The 18 microsieverts is 1000 times less and quite safe.


Understand. Thanks for clearing that up. I found these examples of sieverts (mSv) on Wiki-

Single Dose Examples

* Eating one banana - 0.0001 mSv
* Chest x-ray: 0.04 mSv[1]
* Mammogram: 0.30 mSv[1]
* Brain CT scan: 0.8–5 mSv[2]
* Chest CT scan: 6–18 mSv[2]
* Gastrointestinal series X-ray investigation: 14 mSv[1]

Hourly Dose Examples

* Highest recorded radiation at reactor 2, Fukushima I: 8.217 mSv/hr[3]
* Highest recorded radiation at Fukushima I: 400 mSv/hr[4]

Yearly Dose Examples

* Living near a nuclear power station: less than 0.01 mSv/year[1]
* Cosmic radiation (from sky) at sea level: 0.24 mSv/year[1]
* Terrestrial radiation (from ground): 0.28 mSv/year[1]
* Natural radiation in the human body: 0.40 mSv/year[1]
* Typical individual's natural background radiation: 2 mSv/year; 1.5 mSv/year for Australians, 3 mSv/year for Americans[5]
* Radon in the average US home: 2 mSv/year[1]
* Average American's total radiation exposure: 6.2 mSv/year[6]
* New York-Tokyo flights for airline crew: 9 mSv/year[5]
* Smoking 1.5 packs/day: 13 mSv/year[7]
* Current average limit for nuclear workers: 20 mSv/year[5]
* Background radiation in parts of Iran, India and Europe: 50 mSv/year[5]
* Lowest clearly carcinogenic level: 100 mSv/year[5]

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Originally posted by MedievalGhost
Highest recorded radiation at Fukushima I: 400 mSv/hr[7



Yep. Apparently the radiation at reactor 4 due to the new fire there is so intense they can't get close enough to put it out....

Actually they are just saying it seems it may have gone out on its own. Apparently it's not visible there as of about half an hour after it was originally observed.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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How can we tell if the radiation is being measured in micro or milli? So far, I haven't seen anyone use the "u'" symbol for micron.

Micron is a millionth and milli is a thousandth isn't that correct?
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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Just saw on the BBC website that 'they' are pumping borium or boron into the rod pool @ #4 reactor to prevent "RE-CRITICALITY" (the restarting of a nuclear chain reaction)

When I went back to check the site had reset at midnight and theres no mention of it now....

Also if the other reactors had fuel rod pools over the reactor what happened to them when the hydrogen exploded? Looking at the film of the #3 reactor explosion it looks like some heavy weight stuff flew straight up and down again. Was this the rod pool?

Also I'd like to say I am glad that I have finally found a decent forum to discuss the unfolding events.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by Dark Master
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Really? It's working just fine for me. Last update: 12:30 PM 3/15/2011


Dark Master...yep still not updated here. I even cleared my cache. How weird!

edit: ok, I went to the google cached page and it was updated to 5:42 pm...but when i try to follow the link for actual webpage I'm getting a 404 error

Michelle
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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ok, so i just stumbled across an old video on chernobyl which i found a few interesting points in the second part, talking about cesium 137 and how the meltdown occured. Just brought into perspective the magnitude of this event, sorry if the link doesn't work, my first time.

Here it is
www.youtube.com...



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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Back on the thread for the evening. Thanks mods for keeping things on track, and all posters for keeping the thread rolling. TV JAPAN is showing telescopic live views of the plant again now from a helicopter hovering 30km from the plant.

I read quickly that some folks are trying to homebrew iodide and such-- don't, that stuff can be toxic! Only use OTC/Rx stuff if and when you are ordered to or need to, according to directions. Some folks are allergic to iodine-- don't experiment or panic. Having said that, if you feel the need, you don't need internal medication- we were trained to paint an inner forearm with topical iodine tincture or Betadyne (Povidone Iodine Solution) once a day- its pretty hard to hurt yourself or anyone else with topical iodine antiseptic, and it WILL load your thyroid gland.

Military surplus canteen water purification tablets also supply iodine (some genius quartermaster/doc was pretty smart, eh?).



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Smoke coming from #4 and some kind of 'event' ongoing at #2



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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I heard on CNN about 1/2 hour ago that the fire at #4 had gone out... Now I see video showing more smoke...



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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I can't stop thinking about those 50 brave people who are continuing to fight for their fellow citizens. They are most likely giving their lives...or at least a good chunk of it.

Very brave and committed people.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:10 PM
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NHK now showing an official with a still photo printout of Reactor Four, with what appears to be an 8 meter diameter hole in the side of the containment vessel... will link photo when available unless you guys get it first...

Its spent fuel pool is GONE...
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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LOL its bigger than 2 meters, seen the size of the crane to the right? the whole damn buildings gone up.

i1176.photobucket.com...


SMR

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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Reports coming from CNN Anderson Cooper. Hearing word all 50 workers have left and suspended operations.
No confirmation yet but that's what he is hearing right now.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Having trouble viewing the picture.. it started to display then gave an error saying their was a fault in the picture.

Edit: now showing, thanks

And, NHK scrolling news banner says...



Tokyo Electric Power Company has released a photograph of the No.4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant showing an 8-meter-square hole on the outer wall of the building, from the 4th floor to the 5th, near where the storage pool is for spent nuclear rods.




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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by SMR
Reports coming from CNN Anderson Cooper. Hearing word all 50 workers have left and suspended operations.
No confirmation yet but that's what he is hearing right now.


"FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Japan suspended operations to prevent a stricken nuclear plant from melting down Wednesday after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility."



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by RUDDD
LOL its bigger than 2 meters, seen the size of the crane to the right? the whole damn buildings gone up.

i1176.photobucket.com...


Here is a link to a photo posted on zerohedge. Needs a lick of paint methinks:

www.zerohedge.com...



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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And that is the sobering truth, from NHK

I have this sick, sunburned feeling that I am looking at the History Channel show "Life After People"...

Pfffft...
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SMR

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 10:19 PM
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CNN now confirming.
Workers evacuated from damaged nuclear power plant
Workers at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant have suspended their operations and been evacuated, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said Wednesday.



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