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After an onsite tour of what remains of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear facilities, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki saying,
“The scope of damage to the plants and to the surrounding area was far beyond what I expected. The precarious status of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear units and the risk presented by the enormous inventory of radioactive materials and spent fuel in the event of further earthquake threats should be of concern to all and a focus of greater international support and assistance.”
Originally posted by BriGuyTM90
This is a campaign to try and save the tourism industry in Fukushima. It IS still extremely detrimental to your heath to go there. They dont care about your health they care about their money. This disaster has never been managed as a health issue its always been about costing the least amount of money. Those white radiation suits you see people wearing DOES NOT prevent exposure to radiation at all. Beta particles maby but Alpha and Gama go right threw them. They stop the radioactive isotopes that produce the radiation from sticking to your skin/clothes. They finally opened up Chernobyl to tourism but that was 25 years later and I would still not go there. This is people trying to save face. Not people trying to save people. Its quite ridiculous that they are even doing this.
Originally posted by pheonix358
I agree with his sentiments BUT:
At this point in time there is no viable solution. All the international help in the world will not change the basic facts. This is why International help is not forthcoming. There is no help because there is no solution.
Pedit on 31-5-2012 by pheonix358 because: error, the world ends in 5....4...3..2..1
Originally posted by eagleeye2
A. Secure the spent rods
B. Someone build a device that prevent any earthquake (7.5+) to happen.
C We hope for Billy's UFO to give us a hand.
Really, someone needs to find solutions, at all cost.
Its so grim when you think about it. Asking an extremely active seismic region to quiet down.
I dont think the building of R 4 could withstand a 8 + on the Richter scale, let alone the spent fuel rods to cold down after such an event. We are talking about MOX fuel I believe. 10, 20, 30 years? With the Sword of Damocles hanging over our head. ..I wish i'm wrong, I truly do.
Originally posted by PlausibleDeniability
reply to post by BriGuyTM90
I understand, these suits do not block radiation completely. Nothing does (that we can wear). So are these people all killing themselves simply to save face? Wyden took the tour, why would he do that if it meant harming himself. I'm sure he had a pretty good intel briefing supplied by the wonderful guys in the US intelligence field prior to going there, and I'm sure they would tell him if it was a suicide trip...
So I guess the area is dangerous but not dangerous enough to kill you (quickly). They aren't walking 2 feet away from the place but compared to Chernobyl they might as well be. No one could have done this after that disaster and yet Fukushima is supposed to be worse. The spent fuel rod pools are a BIG issue, I get that. If they go we are most definitely screwed. That worries me a whole damned lot.
But as of right now, at this very moment, how is Fukushima Daichi killing me and my family from thousands of miles away if these guys can stand right next to it (granted, in radiation suits, but still...)?
I am trying to break through the fog of fear mongering as well as the BS "everything is fine, go back to sleep" garbage being spouted by the PTB and corrupt corporations. I want to know the black and white TRUTH of this issue both for me and everybody else trying to wade through this mess.
Originally posted by PlausibleDeniability
And then I read a story about the senator from Oregon who visited the plant and took a tour. Really? A tour? How can that be possible? Turns out TEPCO is giving tours of the place to all sorts of important people
So whats really going on here?