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Three Mile Island was safe, and it melted down anyway, due to human error. Chernobyl was basically a combination of human error and an unsafe reactor and containment design.
Originally posted by tropic
US has over 100 of nuclear reactors.... are they safe? Chernobly wasnt, Fuku wasn't, where next??
Wonder what would happen between 711 and by 911 days mark, if the US tptp do have some method to celebrating or invoking madness/disaster
FUKU DIARY FUJI DOOM: A professor emeritus Kimura from Ryukyu university commented the potential eruption of Hakome may trigger the eruption of Mt. Fuji because these two volcanos share the same ground.
Experts are trying to research low‐frequency earthquake. Low‐frequency earthquake occurs just before an eruption or after. It’s caused by the movement of magma. Magma comes from south volcanos, Miharayama and Miyakejima to Hakone.
Kimura comments these two volcanos (Miharayama and Miyakejima) have already erupted, it wouldn’t be strange even if Hakone erupts too, which may trigger the eruption of Mt. Fuji.
There is widespread concern in Japan about a general lack of government monitoring for radiation, which has caused people to begin their own independent monitoring, which are also finding disturbingly high levels of radiation.
Kodama's centre, using 27 facilities to measure radiation across the country, has been closely monitoring the situation at Fukushima - and their findings are alarming.
Kodama, along with other scientists, is concerned about the ongoing crisis resulting from the Fukushima situation, as well as what he believes to be inadequate government reaction, and believes the government needs to begin a large-scale response in order to begin decontaminating affected areas.
Distrust of the Japanese government's response to the nuclear disaster is now common among people living in the effected prefectures, and people are concerned about their health.
Recent readings taken at the plant are alarming.
Japan's science ministry said that level
of dose is fatal to humans,
Arnie Gundersen: There is a citizen scientist in Pennsylvania who has suggested, and I think it is a great suggestion, that we add a level to the international nuclear scale to address the fact that when more than one nuclear plant is having an accident, the whole world needs to mobilize to solve the problem.
I am sure you know that Fukushima Daiichi and Chernobyl were both considered Level 7 accidents which is the worst that could happen.
it was a multi-unit accident and it also affected many sites. Well, that affects how many resources are brought in from outside and that is why Scott Portzline’s recommendation that we add a level to the nuclear accident scale is so important.
So Mr. Portzline is recommending, and I agree with him, that we really need one more rung on the international emergency scale.
We need a Level 8.
the International Atomic Energy Agency needs to admit that there are circumstances beyond a Level 7, a Level 8, where international co-operation is critical.
If only the international community had had a Level 8 and recognized that it was not just a single plant or a single site that was in jeopardy, and that, in fact,
[color=chartreuse]14 nuclear reactors at 4 different sites were in jeopardy.
The world might have been able to minimize the consequences at Fukushima Daiichi and minimize the exposure to the Japanese population if only the international community had acted faster.
Dr. Yuko Yanagisawa, a physician at Funabashi Futawa Hospital in Chiba Prefecture, told Al Jazeera.
She attributes the symptoms to radiation exposure, and added:
We are encountering new situations we cannot explain with the body of knowledge we have relied upon up until now.
"The situation at the Daiichi Nuclear facility in Fukushima has not yet been fully stabilised, and we can't yet see an end in sight," Yanagisawa said.
Because the nuclear material
has not yet been encapsulated,
radiation continues to stream
into the environment.
'It is now looking more likely that this area has been this radioactive since the earthquake and tsunami, but no one realised until now.'
Workers at Fukushima are only allowed to be exposed to 250 mSv of ionising radiation per year.
Junichi Matsumoto, a TEPCO spokesman, said the high dose was discovered in an area that does not hamper recovery efforts at the stricken plant.
[color=limegreen]Yet radioactive cesium exceeding the government limit was detected in processed tea made in Tochigi City, about 160km from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, according to the Tochigi Prefectural Government, who said
radioactive cesium was detected in tea processed from leaves harvested in the city in early July.
The level is more than 3 times the provisional government limit.
Iwaki city official Joji Kimura says negligibleradiation was detected in water at the beach. Airborne radiation was measured at 0.08 microsieverts per hour, far below dangerous levels.
Swimming had been banned at all beaches in Fukushima prefecture since March 2011.
On the Marine Day national holiday, the Nakoso beach in Iwaki was filled with families with children as well as young men and women.
“Samples taken 360 yards offshore from the plant Friday showed radioactive iodine levels 1,250 times the legal safety limit.
The levels of iodine-131 in the water had been closer to 100 times the limit this past week.
Attention has turned to cleaning up stagnant, highly-contaminated water found in turbine rooms outside the reactors. Pools of the radioactive water have been found at the plant’s units 1 and 3. Similar standing water at units 2 and 4 is being tested for radioactivity.
Originally posted by hiddencode
Next major NWO event is imminent, I believe within 1 week
The buildings are really in a state of disrepair at Fukushima. There’s been some new video released of what could be the molten – some of the corium – that has leeched out.
We talked a long time ago that some of it is not solid and still oozing in that respect.
And this video showed something, that if it weren’t just metal melted, but it sure looked like if it was corium, then it would be oozing. Which would lend credibility to our lava lamp effect that we’ve been talking about for a long time now, thus little criticalities going on and causing continued heat…
Certainly there were some pretty interesting images of it. You can see how frustrating the attempts are to contain the mess into some area, let alone treat it. The fuel was never designed to leave the cladding, that was the first line of defense.
NEW YORK— Although airlines have consistently attempted to avoid the issue of in-flight radiation, the recent introduction of polar routes between North America and the Far East has created flights which receive previously unmatched levels of cosmic and solar radiation exposure.
Many of them don't know it, but for more than 10 years flight crew members in Europe and the United States have been considered 'radiation workers'. This classification allows the application of exposure limits which, when compared with those used for members of the public, are greater by a factor of 50 in the United States and 20 in the European Union. Many flight attendants and pilots receive a higher annual dose of radiation than workers at nuclear power plants.
Frequent fliers are also affected. Business travelers flying more than 80,000 miles (128,000 kilometers) per year are also exposed to in-flight radiation at levels that exceed the regulatory limit established for members of the general public.
Also, the news media need to report radiation issues more responsibly and intelligently. The spill of a teaspoonful of radioactive water, confined to the premises of a nuclear power plant, captivates media attention even when there is no potential public health risk. By contrast, a solar flare is ignored even if it will give 3 million airline passengers whole-body radiation doses that are many times greater than normal. Information about significant solar storms is readily available to all weather forecasters and they should provide this information when warranted.