posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 01:27 PM
Originally posted by MidnightTide
I know some think that it isn't their problem, they don't live in Japan.
The funny thing about radiation, you don't see it, but it works its way though the entire ecosystem.
The bad thing is, it's so hard to detect a couple of simple particles that may have traveled the thousands of miles across to where we live. I can't
be sure if the rain here is safe or hot. I can't be sure if the food I eat is safe or hot. I can't even be sure the air is completely free of this
stuff. I can do my best to mitigate the potential hazards, but I'd look paranoid then. To this day I still refuse to go into the rain, and if I do
have to, it's for as little time as possible. It's a sad day when it comes to having to avoid going out in the rain for fear of not knowing whether
or not it's safe. When I look out and see the rain falling on the grass, running off the roof of my house, and collecting on the ground it looks
perfectly safe. But, I realize that it's still slightly possible that it could be contaminated. I want to think where I live is immune to such a
disaster, but I know that there's really nothing different where I live when compared to the people who live in Japan or Chernobyl. They could have
looked out their window the day before a disaster and saw the exact same sight I'm looking at and had to evacuate the very next day. It's almost a
chilling feeling that comes from thinking about how possible that sort of situation is for any of us.
Thanks for bringing this article to ATS, if only it weren't necessary.