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Originally posted by Freenrgy2
Having worked with nuclear power while in the navy, I can assure you that you can't have the dose rates that I've heard reported > 100 REM /Hr. without some type of breach to the containment vessel. What has been glaringly omitted are the dose rates at various distances from the reactor site. This would be an indication of the radiation levels at the source. Perhaps this is the reason for the blackouts regarding this info.
If the radiation levels are indeed in excess of 100 REM/Hr. then, by the new lifetime exposure limit set by Japan, each worker will only be allowed 15 minutes of work before they must leave the area and not come back. If these workers are there for several hours, then mortality rates can be anywhere from 5 to 50% and survivors have a very high chance of having cancer.
WASHINGTON — The first readings from American data-collection flights over the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeastern Japan show that the worst contamination has not spread beyond the 19-mile range of highest concern established by Japanese authorities.
Originally posted by derfreebie
Where they put these things is truly amazing. Here in South Florida the Turkey Point Plant at the northern most portion of the Florida Keys is right on top of some very sensitive habitat for wildlife and right next to a major population center, not to mention in a HURRICANE and STORM SURGE ZONE.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by JustJoe
Thanks for sharing that. It would seem in retrospect this is just not a very safe power source for the people of Japan.
Originally posted by nivekronnoco
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Do you have a learning disability?
The spraying and dropping of water is for the holding pools...for spent fuel rods not for the fuel in the reactors....the sea water was being pumped into the reactors...
This is a multifaceted situation...there are 6 reactors in varying states of repair....and the cooling pools for the spent fuel rods....which are the only ones that could be reached ,because there is no real containment around them....# 4's containment may be breached..they have said that....If you're going to have a thread...you really should have 'facts'....
Finally...all of the big businesses in Japan have some level of government ownership...so all that's going on too.....
Originally posted by monkeyman03
I'm agreeing 100% with you all. We all live in a f***ed up world. And of course we can say it's all the fault of the government and the corporation and everybody else. We can say that we cannot do anything. But that's not true we can always do something maybe not alone but everything is not lost...