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I haven't seen anyone else mention this and loam said something about going to another street corner to measure it so I think you folks are missing something here.
Originally posted by silent thunder
I have heard the radiation in the East is slightly worse than that in the central and western part of the city. But this is the first thing I have seen anywhere outside of Fukushima itself with those kinds of numbers. No other readings in that area are anything close to that. This, to me suggests he is either faking it, or he his machine is broken, or perhaps he has stumbled upon an anomalous cloud or "hot spot" of radiation. If the latter, we need to know about it and to determine how many such places there are.
This also means I have no reason to doubt that you aren't finding anything and I also have no reason to doubt that the guy in the OP video found something, it really doesn't suggest any kind of hoax or conflict to me at all. That's just the way this stuff works. I'm a former radiation worker who was licensed by the NRC to handle radioactive material, so I had to take lots of training courses about this radioactivity to get my license. I also had to wear one of those dosimeter badges constantly so my exposure could be monitored. So obviously I have no deathly fear of radiation to purposely expose myself to it, but I do have a rational understanding of it, and what it can do.
Officials believe that radioactive materials from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant flowed into sewage pipes with rainwater and were condensed during sewage treatment....
At a sewage treatment facility in Tachikawa, western Tokyo, bags of incineration ash occupy half of an underground warehouse.
A cement company has refused to accept it since radioactive cesium and iodine were found from sludge and ash.
No, I don't. Arnie Gunderson only quoted 10 per person per day in Tokyo, and 5 per person per day in Seattle, he didn't quote any other figures. I found this a little surprising, but not too surprising. Tokyo is substantially closer, but, it's also usually upwind. So while we might have expected Seattle to have a much lower exposure than Tokyo, it's only half which is not as much lower as some might have expected.
Originally posted by TheUniverse
Do you know how many hot particles we would be inhaling per day in the Great lakes Region? In North America.! Specifically the Eastern Lakes.
Because i am wondering how much less(most-likely) or more it is than the west coast.
It was foreseen. TEPCO ignored warnings from its own scientists:
Originally posted by Suv3yor
I'm pretty sure it was a bad idea to set up a nuclear reactor in an earth quake prone area. how did they not forsee this?
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
I'm a former radiation worker who was licensed by the NRC to handle radioactive material, so I had to take lots of training courses about this radioactivity to get my license. I also had to wear one of those dosimeter badges constantly so my exposure could be monitored. So obviously I have no deathly fear of radiation to purposely expose myself to it, but I do have a rational understanding of it, and what it can do.
Originally posted by drsfinest72
so i have a question. what is the worst case scenario & how can it affect the US & around the world?
Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by loam
Thanks for your sympathy...I'm doing fine, actually. "Going long" on Japan when everyone was freaking out and rushing for the exits has been a major win for me so far. We'll see if the luck holds up.
according the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), the worldwide annual natural radiation dose per individual is 2.4 mSv/year, or 0.27 μSv/hour.
Originally posted by ItCameFromOuterSpace
Is this more radiation than what came from the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima nd Nagasaki? If not, it doesn't really seem to be a threat outside of Japan.
Hi...sorry, but I'm not going to get into it.
Originally posted by soaringhawk
reply to post by Jrocbaby
Do you have any idea how many people are in Japan? 127,560,000. Where would they move to? You can't just move people to another country. Well over 22,000 died from the tsunami. Meanwhile silent thunder is still happily living there I see. No doubt sipping his fine wine and chilling like he was the day this all happened.