MeanderingBeing wrote:Anyone get news lately on the middle east and japan? After the no-fly zone bit in libya, it seems all news coverage of Fukishima and the middle-eastern conflicts have all but ceased... which I find distressing to say the least...
Nightwatch wrote:Fukushima in Japan, in my opinion, is rolling towards becoming a bigger scale of Chernobyl in slow-motion. They have six hot spots compared to Chernobyl's one reactor, as Fukushima has 4 reactors + 2 Nuclear Fuel storage facilities. It has all the potential of becoming an apocalyptic case. Japanese authorities seem to exhibit an astonishing level of ineptitude in their dealing with the unfolding case in front of them and a certain level of "underhand approach" in respect of the information they release to the public.
They seem not to be able to read the Geiger counter readings properly somehow, as the radiation levels are always corrected after they are released to the public, and therefore now it has developed to a trust issue and it's difficult to believe which reading is the real reading now. Sounds funny, but it's just a very good case of an extreme ineptitude and mismanagement.
Yesterday it was said that the sea water in front and around of the Fukushima reactor complex was 10 million times higher than the normal, today they said it was a wrong reading and that the levels are not 10 million times higher, but it was still very very high. So how high was it? 1 million? Two.. three?? Auction of numbers.
But further away from the reactor complex radiation levels are still increasing. Hundreds of miles away, sea water was 1250 times more radioactive yesterday, now today it has increased to 1850 times.
Tokyo tap water has radioactive now, too; but according to the authorities it does not cause an "immediate" danger. So what type of danger it causes? So you don't die within days or weeks, but it may cause harm in "long term" but not "immediate" term?? So it's OK? Very strange and untrustable, and "incomplete" news are being released. I feel sorry for Japanese people, really. But the effects are starting to other countries as well.
3040Krag wrote:What''s "normal" and what's not? Relative terms don't do anything but promote fear and hysteria. Please keep in mind that what's significant at the local level is not going to be worth losing sleep over globally, IMHO.
"Significant" meaning "let's be prudent and ensure minimal local health impact on already healthy people" and "not worth losing losing sleep" meaning it's not even close to "significant" globally.
I, for one, am not losing any sleep over this accident of nature and man. The exposure to this radiation is miniscule in relation to the radiation I bathe in daily from normal activity of being alive on the planet.
Nightwatch wrote:Good news!! Today BBC reported that in Oxfordshire (Oxford) an Glasgow, although it was rather miniscule, some footprint of Fukushima radiation has been detected.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-12892383
It is not a reason for at all to worry about of course, but it shows that the public sensitivity surrounding this case.
Nightwatch wrote:Yup... further on the Japan radiation developments, well, the sea water around Fukushima has risen at the moment of this note to 4000 times of the legal limit in Japan.
Also, after the earthquake: Japan has moved towards Asia by 4 meters... and also sank by 4 inches!!
Not finished... also... wait: The quake shifted Earth on its axis by about 6.5 inches and the planet to rotate somewhat faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 millionths of a second.
Read on BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12732335
Hmmm... serious stuff!
DARK TEMPLAR wrote:Things just keep on getting better and better don't they.
Mother nature seems to determined to flush some pests out of the system.
Oh well, still 9 months to go until the real shit hit's the hyperdrive.
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