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post #1321 of 2836
still it explains in detail what happened exactly in the earlier press conference
so listen carefully and do not jump on conclusion please
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http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor..._Nuclear_Plant


Video of the third reactor explosion

EDIT:The video link shows "the third reactor" exploding, not the "third explosion," even though the Sky News headline on the clip says "third explosion."
Edited by oventek - 3/14/11 at 6:24pm
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Mornin'. (well, it is on my end at least, same with Japan)
Damn, that was a lot of backread. I hate this fever...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
Heh, you're in the Phils, bro? I'm originally from there and it's unnerving how our admittedly inferior emergency planning system would respond to such a domino effect of quakes, tsunamis and the possibility of a radiation cloud coming its way. We definitely would be in a far worse situation if a calamity of that magnitude were to happen, especially those in the Manila area.
I know, right? The traffic routing here, the poor building codes, the population density, the crappy flood control (as seen in Typhoon Ketsana/Ondoy). It's all a recipe for disaster. As much as people are praying thanks to God here, I'm not ready to call it safe yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharaktengu View Post
I can't sense the time passing by anymore, it feels too long and too short at the same time.
Hope everything's okay there, Tengu. Tbh though, the Japanese seem calmer than my people. Hang in there.


The radiation thing just does not look good. I wonder if many Japanese people have fled. I think I might take some time off later and visit the "little Tokyo" part of town, maybe the Japanese bakery I usually go to, to check it out.
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so are they in the clear with the nuclear issues?
    
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http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/n...35-191816.html

Questionable reliability!!!
Edited by oventek - 3/14/11 at 6:37pm
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Just to provide some information on radiation levels. The average American receives about 295 mrem a year from natural background radiation sources. The radiation level reported by TEPCO at the front gate of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station was 821.7 mrems. This is equivalent to about 2.78 years of natural background radiation. Some sites are reporting 3 - 8 years so I just wanted to clear that up.
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Just to provide some information on radiation levels. The average American receives about 295 mrem a year from natural background radiation sources. The radiation level reported by TEPCO at the front gate of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station was 821.7 mrems. This is equivalent to about 2.78 years of natural background radiation. Some sites are reporting 3 - 8 years so I just wanted to clear that up.
Keeping in mind, that's basically right at ground zero.

So it should dissipate by the time it reaches the west coast of North America anyway. We might still get very minor amounts, but not enough to be harmful.

At least that's what I'm praying for.....

EDIT:
What about Hawaii? I'm scheduled to be there next week!
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Keeping in mind, that's basically right at ground zero.

So it should dissipate by the time it reaches the west coast of North America anyway. We might still get very minor amounts, but not enough to be harmful.

At least that's what I'm praying for.....

EDIT:
What about Hawaii? I'm scheduled to be there next week!
What about countries near Japan? How bad do you think it'll be for them?
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Hmmm judging by that map it is assuming a constant level of release from the Fukushima reactors...
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What about countries near Japan? How bad do you think it'll be for them?
You know what....my sympathies do go out to them. Seriously, it does.

But its only human nature to be worried about your OWN being. And I don't want to die from radiation poisoning. It's not that I don't care about the REALLY close people to the problem. It's just that I am MORE worried about my own being at this time.
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