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NEW YORK -- The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a dangerous radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, reaching 40 percent of the total from Chernobyl, a preliminary report says.
Originally posted by dashen
the whole world should be trying to contain this mess before we poison this world for centuries.
Originally posted by intrptr
Thats a joke. I am on the West coast of USA and there has been exactly O reports in the Main Stream Media about ANY fallout from Japan. That right there tells me that we are not being truthfully informed despite what any new news casts may say.
(...)The northern limits are on the cusp of the government-mandated 30-kilometer evacuation zone around the [color=limegreen]beleaguered Fukushima nuclear reactors.
Virtually everything due north of Iwaki, all the way up to the city of Sendai, has been evacuated, abandoned or destroyed.
Life in this region of Japan will never be the same. The rice paddies, usually impeccably maintained, grow wild; a clear indication of abandonment and a sad reminder of a terrible day.
The entire Fukushima region of Japan runs the risk of forever bearing a nuclear stigma.
But it is important to understand that although a nuclear disaster has stricken Fukushima and the immediate area around the blown-out reactors is off limits, the land is by no means some apocalyptic scene of nuclear winter.
[color=limegreen]]The people living there are not glowing a radioactive hue.
Fukushima remains one of the most beautiful and scenic prefectures in Japan, filled with good, honest, real people who continue to thrive on in the aftermath of an unprecedented disaster.
...people who continue to thrive on...
As Japan insists it is safe for travelers (outside the nuclear evacuation zone, of course) and is enticing people to come and see what its like for themselves, Iwaki is poised to become the next hot destination for people wanting to witness post-March 11 Japan at the doorstep of ground zero.
For the more intrepid travelers, a visit to a city on the outskirts of the [color=limegreen]tsunami-ravaged nuclear no-man's land might be one of the most evocative and educational things to do while touring Japan.
People have accepted what they feel they cannot change.
Liberty & Equality
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by intrptr
There's plenty of publically available radiation monitoringavailable for the west coast of the USA - how about you actually search for it (the link took me 10 seconds) instead of waiting for a spoonfeeed of something that isn't actually news?? .
there is evidence that minute traces of fallout from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan are reaching the U.S., the contribution of these substances at the levels detected to your daily radiation dose is effectively nil.
Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by dashen
Am I the only one that finds it slightly amusing that they are the only place in the world that's managed to get nuked twice? Once because they couldn't read a map and rolled into pearl harbor like a bunch of morons, and once because they did it themselves. Sometimes I wonder why anyone lives in these countries? It seems like they're always having massive natural disasters. There comes a time to cut fence and leave an area.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
So a website with a few charts, a bunch of gibberish claiming they are correct, and then telling us not to make any conclusions from it and especially not to assume it's from Fukushima, is suppose to convince me? Yeah right, that website is so bunk.