posted on Aug, 24 2013 @ 02:45 PM
reply to post by tothetenthpower
The lack of interest by the international community is very telling of how prepared, or ready we are to deal with nuclear disasters.
That scares me, more than the radiation.
It shouldn't. As far as I know, peoples opinions don't give rise to cancer. And the "disaster" is not the stuff getting out
, rather that
the stuff is getting into
Its impossible to clean up atoms from the environment. Its impossible for the bodies immune system to see or respond to radioactive elements, just the
It (will) take time for the build up in our bodies (cumulative) to begin to have noticeable effects. The plethora of different nuclides, "dosage",
the individual immune response... among many other factors.
About something being done...
All we can do
is to continue to live or lives. Engineers that built these plants knew the dangers involved IF
what has happened happens.
They also knew that the problem is "containable" as long as the plants are operating. In a worst case scenario they are fully aware that there is
nothing to be done once the radioactivity escapes containment. Two different worlds.
If your front lawn is dusted with radioactive contamination, the only thing you can do is scrape it off and take it somewhere "safe" (whatever that
means). When the workers show up to "scrape your lawn" they will be wearing protective clothing. The activity of scraping and bagging your lawn will
stir up dust that will drift to your neighbors lawn. The truck, the bags the dirt and the clothing and tools used to "clean up" you lawn will all
have to be buried somewhere to prevent it getting out (again). Now there are two contaminated places instead of one.
Just "throwing it in the ocean" compounds the problem beyond measure. Which by the way is part of the failsafe design of the plants originally. Like
flushing your toilet to take the feces elsewhere.
Sorry about the wind. It is not an easily explained problem.There are too many facets.