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Is there a link you could share please ?
eta ... you beat me to it ..... cheersedit on 14-9-2013 by bigyin because: (no reason given)
Maybe because if we acknowledge it, we will be expected to do something about it.
I can only say for myself I am very interested in it but also take the "small" reassurances people give about this and use that as a way to cope with what its potential is. For example, some posters said it would sink to the bottom of the ocean and stay there a very long time - not ideal but also not a global killer. It's out of my control and the idea it will spread cancer, kill off food supplies (fish, get into rain and contaminate soil), or worse is depressing and only makes me feel hopeless.
At this time we are at the mercy of those who are trained to deal with it. I know of a few marines who are currently being trained on nuclear matters. They're being sent to Japan in the next couple of months. I am assuming it is not to actually do work on the rods, but rather confirms what I have heard thus far - they are to begin removing rods 11/1/13.
I think they are trying, and there aren't many choices for how to approach this so they are inbetween a rock and a hard place. They aren't going to let it keep spill into the pacific so that's good news.
I do think people care and are trying but I also think they don't want to spread panic so aren't making it a high profile thing. I only know I'm ready to hear it's all secure, no longer getting into our ecosystem, and now it's time to clean up/minimize the damage done. That's all we can hope for unless we have a better solution ourselves.
It is our understanding that Prime Minister intended his statement "the situation is under control" to mean that the impact of radioactive materials is limited to the area within the port of the power station, and that the densities of radioactive materials on the surrounding waters are far below the referential densities and have not been on continuous upward trends.
According to this understanding, we share the same views. Today, the media have reported that a TEPCO employee mentioned his view regarding the contaminated water issue that "the situation is not under control." We have been continuing to monitor the radioactive density at the seaside and the landside. The influence of contaminated water remains inside the inner area of port. The measurement result at sea is far below the detectable limit value or the density limit. We confirmed that there is no continuous increase in measurement results.
Being fully acknowledged of such situation, the TEPCO employee intended to mention the fact that contaminated water leaked into the inner area of port, and that water leaked from the storage tanks. In case we have such troubles, we will take appropriate measures so that there is no negative impact to outer sea.
We fully recognize the great anxiety caused by the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which continues to affect residents near the power station and the broader society, and we will strive relentlessly to rectify this issue, supported by the Japanese government
Ends DISCLAIMER The original statement is in the Japanese and the English translation provided here is solely for reference purposes. Should there be any discrepancies between the English translation and the and the Japanese original, the latter shall prevail.
The second the tsunami infiltrated the plant, the situation was official out of the control of Tepco. Anyone under any illusions that 'it's all good' should seek neurological assessment.
Nuclear power has never been in the 'control' of humans- we've only used it.