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Originally posted by randyvs
I can't help but feel very bad for this man. He must feel like the whole world is blaming him.
Originally posted by coolottie
reply to post by WJjeeper
How about spewing radiation out for 200 years. California has never had any kind of problem even close to this. Cher played the part of the women in the 3 Mile Island Event and she was killed for telling. Every American needs to go rent that movie. I am glad you feel very secure and trust what you hear, But Radiation can kill years later when it is too late to do anything about it. The government knows this just like at 3 Mile Island.
Originally posted by karen61057
They NEVER said it would not reach America but they have said over and over again that the amounts are not enough to worry about . So stop worrying. Dont spread fear and ignorance.
Originally posted by Flighty
Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by theghosthunter
reply to post by inthemass
Yes, definitely buy a counter. You're going to need it, it's now essential for everyone that lives in California.
sure...right away...chicken little. if you go to a ski resort and spend all day there, the sun will pour more radiation on you than what is coming over from japan. everybody needs to get a grip on reality.
It was just the other day we were told over and over again that it won't reach America at all.
So please don't tell people they are over reacting. Who is to know what's coming next in this disaster?
There has already been too many lies and downplaying done already to expect people to believe that things are going to "fine".
Originally posted by OneLife
reply to post by RickyD
Because a nuclear power plant can withstand not only an earthquake but also a tsunami because in this day and age, we can magically conjure up a ideas on how to make stuff fortified from nature and no mistakes happen right? You make it seem as though it's easy to have predicted this before hand. If it was so easy, where were you being so vocal about recommending a better way they make that plant more 'damage proof' when it was being built?
You watch it because you worry out of fear some radiation is going to head on over your way and make your life a little bit uncomfortable. The media is beefing the entire situation up to make it seem like people are going to become a little uncomfortable all across the globe due to this, that it's going to affect the whole world, just so they can get their ratings. Did Chernobyl kill off the entire globe due to that ever so harmful radioactive cloud that swept wherever it went? Life is still thriving and will continue to. The Japanese do not need a camera shoved up their ass and in their shelters while they try to fix it. With a camera on them at all times, they get nervous and are prone to not doing a few things because the MASS consciousness thinks they can do better when in fact they only think they can, they actually can't.
If the media gets out, they can work more freely without being pushed into a corner by the mass consciousness while they expect them to work magic to fix the situation.
Originally posted by SJE98
About these radiation screening in the U.S From flights originating in Japan. Homeland security has people screening passengers from these flight from Japan with hand held detectors to include cargo. a few people were detected at Chicago today.
Japan radiation sets off O'Hare airport alarms CBS News
My questions is . Our government is telling U.S Citizens that the radiation levels are low and not harmful ,nothing to worry about. Then why all the additional personal with scanners at airports in the U.S. if it's nothing to worry about. ?
No statement as to the readings form these scanners at the airports when a detection is made. and where they take the people too after they have been detected. ?
Now we all remember our president said yesterday "The level of radiation is low. "We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States"
edit on 19-3-2011 by SJE98 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Miraj
reply to post by esdad71
Well at least we know they care..
Even if they were lieing. And obviously lieing.
Originally posted by tampagr
I love how the American media continues to go on and on about whether or not the Japanese government is telling the truth and the whole story. Just when was the last time the U.S. government told the whole story? Remember the "we are going to Iraq to get rid of weapons of mass destruction".
Originally posted by Schrecken Licht
Unfortunately I do think there is a lesson to be learned from this incident, simply that building nuclear power plants in areas that are susceptible to the threat of severe natural disasters is very unwise. -
Originally posted by JRCrowley
Originally posted by woghd
This may sound extreme, but the science is sound. A small nuclear explosion, properly applied, will vaporize the entire facility, including all reactors, stopping all meltdowns. Now before you start screaming, understand that the amount of material in a warhead is miniscule to what is in just one of those troubled reactors, and the blast can be controlled to send the fallout to wherever it will do the least harm. I am speaking of a very small field-level nuke here.
If the meldowns cannot be stopped, they will spew dangerous radiation for hundreds of years. Vaporizing those rods will stop the meltdowns, and a controlled explosion will not do any more harm than has already been done. In fact the area will be quite livable very quickly. Look at what happened at chernobyl, it's still too dangerous to live there, and that was just one reactor.
One *small* nuke. The reaction stops. The fallout is sent to where WE want it to go.
Excellent idea! Blast nuclear radiation all around the world. *FACE PALM*
There is no firm basis for setting a "safe" level of exposure above background for stochastic effects. Many sources emit radiation that is well below natural background levels. This makes it extremely difficult to isolate its stochastic effects. In setting limits, EPA makes the conservative (cautious) assumption that any increase in radiation exposure is accompanied by an increased risk of stochastic effects...However, there do appear to be threshold exposures for the various non-stochastic effects.