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Originally posted by ipsedixit
The mere fact that the Fukushima is not being acted upon as an international emergency tells you that the people running this world have been promoted or "self-promoted" beyond their level of competence.
edit on 2-9-2013 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by autopat51
3 pages and we seem to be petering out..sad
miley cyrus has gone 8 pages..distraction is good i guess
be safe everybody and be aware...
Originally posted by Mister_Bit
What struck me as more hideous about this is that instead of coming up with solutions or offering help, the international communities response is...
We deeply apologize for the great anxiety and inconvenience caused by the recent contaminated water issues at the Fukushima Daiichi NPS, which affect residents near the power station and the broader society.
With regard to the high radiation levels (maximum 1,800 mSv/h) found at tanks in Fukushima Daiichi NPS on August 31, some articles reported that "by simple calculation, if a person were exposed to this amount of radiation for four hours continuously, it would lead to death," or "it would take only one minute to reach the annual radiation exposure limit for workers," etc.
We would like to explain more about the figure of 1,800 mSv/h.
We used measuring equipment that measures both beta radiation and gamma radiation. The 1,800 mSv/h figure represents the total amount of beta radiation and gamma radiation. Most of the 1,800 mSv/h was beta radiation; gamma radiation measured 1 mSv/h.
Since 1,800 mSv/h is approximately 3.5 times higher than the control level of the equivalent dose for skin, which is 500 mSv/year, such radiation exposure should be carefully controlled. However, since beta radiation travels only a short distance, radiation levels can be reduced considerably by maintaining a distance. Moreover, since beta radiation is weak and can be blocked by a thin sheet of metal, such as aluminum, we believe that we can control radiation exposure by the using proper equipment and clothing.
Additionally, although 1,800 mSv/h was detected at 5cm above the floor, the radiation level at 50cm above the floor was 15 mSv/h. Thus, the figure of 1,800 mSv/h does not represent the radiation level of the whole area. Some articles reported that "if a person were exposed to this amount of radiation for four hours continuously, it would lead to death," by comparing with the radiation level that would result in death (7,000 mSv), or "it would take only one minute to reach the annual radiation exposure limit for workers," by comparing with the annual radiation exposure limit for workers (50 mSv).
However, we believe that simply comparing the 1,800 mSv/h figure with these standard levels is inappropriate, since the standard levels represent the cumulative effective dose (not equivalent dose) upon the whole body. We will investigate the cause of this issue, taking any appropriate countermeasures immediately, and continue to make every effort to secure the safety of workers.
Originally posted by freedom7
Hey Guys, this is inexcusable on my part, because this is such a glaring issue. But I haven't really done much research at al on this topic. I was wondering if you guys could give me a crash course on just exactly what happened to start this mess? what was the catalyst so to speak? Was it an accident or did a group of people spark this?
Would love to hear your thoughts
I read a report about Japan and Tepco are very concerned over another earthquake hitting and toppleing the entire nuclear base over.It would expose major dangerous levels of full radiation levels and cause all of northern Japan to be evacuated,which is 40 million people.They all agreed it is possible and they are in a race agaisnt time to stop that.
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by ipsedixit
I just started thinking about this Plant sinking into the Ocean.... is this possible?
What if another Quake hits the area?
Damn.... this sounds worse every time I hear about it.