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Originally posted by Chronon
reply to post by Aleister
You bring up a good point about the Geiger counter. Does anyone here have a Geiger counter? These reports about radiation being everywhere are interesting, but are they true? If you have a Geiger counter take a reading of your backyard, your seafood, your canned goods from Japan and post a photo showing us the reading, whether it's high or not.
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by blackcalx
Is this an episode of the fear factor?
Do you realize how many things are going wrong on the planet right now. Just to give you one example, climate modelers are now saying that CO2 will eclipse 800ppm by 2100 and could very well go over 1000ppm. When the models are pushed to 300 years out and further, some of them show our planet being virtually uninhabitable. These aren't wild speculations, they're computer models based heavily on theory and observation of the climate system. Sure you, you can blow them all off have as spurious computer BS, but I could throw it right back at you, ya know. I could say that this situation in japan is being greatly exaggerated by the fear porn industry and anti-nuke lobby.
Do you even realize that solving our nuclear problem is hte tip of hte iceberg?edit on 23-4-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TheStrugler
I dont know much about nuclear plants, but why dont they shut it down and remove the fuel rods?
Originally posted by Erectus
I don't want to minimize the seriousness of the situation, but I think that in some ways atleast the radiation danger is being overblown. To say that a single fuel rod can kill billions may be theoretically correct, but that's like saying that a black mamba can kill 17 people with a single bite. The radioactive discharge of a nuclear detonation (and the destructive range of a nuke) is generally overblown. Now I know that Fukushima has more material that any one nuke, but it is not enriched nearly to the extent of that found in a nuke. So the question arises how many weapon detonations ( of whatever size) does Fukushima replicate if it goes completely bust? The US and others have detonated thousands of nuclear weapons and we are still fine. I'm not saying there won't be serious repercussions. But a northern hemisphere killer?
Originally posted by Pegasus2000
reply to post by IanPaul
That's an even more frightening thaught. Firing tons of nuclear waste Through the atmosphere hoping the launch will be a success and not have a failed launch and have the debris deposited into the atmosphere. Tha though is horrifying to me.