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Originally posted by Screwed
reply to post by Subjective Truth
Fair enough my friend.
My response would be that the entire planet is too trusting and needs a bitch slap upside the head.
It has nothing Nothing NOTHING to do with being "Japanese" and everything to do with being "Human".
We, as a species are and have been weak.
We, as a species need to toughen up and kick some ass.
However, the ass we need to kick is our own.
Mentally we need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and learn to overcome our stockholm syndromesque
addiction to our masters and our enslavement.
We, as a species seem to love being lied to.
The survey was conducted in June and July by sampling soil at 100 locations around the plant. The ministry compared the data obtained from the survey with data obtained in surveys conducted from fiscal 1999 to fiscal 2008 to measure the residual effects of radioactive fallout on Japan from nuclear atmospheric tests conducted during the Cold War.
The six spots where plutonium was detected are all in the no-entry zone, within a 20-kilometer radius of the plant, or in the expanded evacuation zone outside the no-entry zone, which may be exposed to more than 20 millisieverts of radioactive substances within a year from the accident.
Four becquerels per square meter of plutonium-238 was detected at one site in Namiemachi in the latest survey. This is about half of the maximum quantity of 8 becquerels detected in the 1999-2008 surveys. A preliminary ministry calculation shows that the level of plutonium contamination in Namiemachi will remain at 0.027 millisieverts for about 50 years.
The other five spots were contaminated with 0.55 to 2.3 becquerels of plutonium. The farthest spot from the plant where plutonium was detected was in Iitatemura, about 45 kilometers from the plant. Meanwhile, strontium-89 and strontium-90, both believed to have been released from the power plant, were detected at 45 spots. The maximum quantity of strontium-90, whose half-life of about 29 years is much longer than the approximately 50-day half-life of strontium-89, was 5,700 becquerels per square meter detected in Futabamachi.
This is six times that of the maximum quantity of 950 becquerels found before the Fukushima plant accident.
Originally posted by Screwed
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
under there butts.
Again, the level of intellect we are dealing with is apparent.
It doesn't make you a "BAD" person.
It doesn't make you "STUPID".
It just lets the rest of us know that the person presenting these inflammatory ideas is of a certain intellect.
Originally posted by loam
Breaking News: The measurement of plutonium was abandoned in Japan
"Both the plutonium and strontium concentrations are very small compared to those of cesium. Future assessment of the impact of radiation exposure and the design of decontamination measures should be focused on cesium," a ministry official said.
The heaviest radionuclide, plutonium – with a half-life of tens of thousands of years – has been detected in small quantities inside the plant perimeter...
Originally posted by GhostR1der
reply to post by Human0815
EU has actually increased radiation allowances to about 20X as much since Fukushima, under emergency powers.
Alexander Higgins' blog re EU rad increasesedit on 5/10/11 by GhostR1der because: link malfunctioned
Ombudsman: Commission clarifies permitted food contamination levels after Fukushima nuclear accident The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has welcomed the European Commission's clarifications concerning the maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination for foodstuffs in the EU, following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
The Ombudsman had asked the Commission for these clarifications after several citizens complained about a lack of information concerning changes made to the maximum levels. In its opinion, the Commission explained that, immediately after the Fukushima nuclear accident, the maximum radiation levels permitted in foodstuffs imported from Japan to the EU were higher than those permitted in Japan itself, but were lowered to the Japanese levels a few weeks later.
Complaints about lack of information concerning contamination levels
In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, which led to increased radioactive contamination in the surrounding area. In the weeks following the accident, the Ombudsman received several complaints from citizens suggesting that there was a lack of information about changes made to the maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination for foodstuffs, imported from Japan to the EU.
The Ombudsman opened an inquiry to obtain precise information on the maximum permitted levels before and after the Fukushima accident. In its opinion, the Commission explained that immediately after the accident, the EU activated the emergency mechanisms it had adopted in the wake of the Chernobyl accident. These included maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination for foodstuffs, such as baby food or dairy products, as well as for feed. These levels were higher than the Japanese levels. In April 2011, therefore, the Commission decreased the maximum permitted levels to bring them into line with the Japanese levels.
The Ombudsman commended the Commission's detailed explanations which he considers useful for European citizens. In the interest of providing citizens with a maximum of information on the matter, he decided to publish the Commission's opinion together with his decision. Both documents are available at: www.ombudsman.europa.eu...
The European Ombudsman investigates complaints about maladministration in the EU institutions and bodies. Any EU citizen, resident, or an enterprise or association in a Member State, can lodge a complaint with the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman offers a fast, flexible, and free means of solving problems with the EU administration. For more information: www.ombudsman.europa.eu...
Originally posted by 888Kukulkan888
reply to post by Subjective Truth
I worked as a TEFL teacher and the Japanese are some of the coolest and lovely and smart people who ever lived and the demise of there culture is the demise of the world.....they are not polite and lovelly because they have a retarded corporate government like the rest of us they are lovely because they are closer to what normal people would be like with a few decent values but also because some of them are rock hard Buddhists and when everyone can kick ass and has some spiritual law and wisdom to guide them then it's just not smoking crack in disused houses or having brain damage from KFC food....out reality is a toilet....when compared to a lot of places though these other places are being trashed economically by the banksters and this obviously causes trouble...when the scum sell out and are happy to step on people to gain for themselves....black friday lol