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post #1501 of 2836
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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
Official Announcement from Tokyo City Government - Radiation levels within the city are indeed higher than normal. However they are not hazardous levels.
Hope it won't go any higher.

Realistically though, given the current developments in containing the nuclear reactors... will radiation levels rise anytime soon?
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post #1502 of 2836
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Hope it won't go any higher.

Realistically though, given the current developments in containing the nuclear reactors... will radiation levels rise anytime soon?
If you're talking about Japan, yes. The winds are blowing towards Tokyo and levels will slowly rise. If you are talking about the west coast, that has yet to be seen.
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If you're talking about Japan, yes. The winds are blowing towards Tokyo and levels will slowly rise. If you are talking about the west coast, that has yet to be seen.
I see. Dang hope everything goes all right for these folks. Unnerving, to say the least.
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post #1504 of 2836
Everyone donate to the red cross if you can spare it. If you want it to go straight towards the Japanese, you have the option to select which cause to donate towards on their website donations page. They will need all the help they can get over there.
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guys remember

_Winds over stricken Japan nuclear plant blowing in southwestern direction: meteorological agency
_Winds over stricken Japan nuclear plant to shift later on Tuesday and blow in westerly direction: meteorological agency
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post #1506 of 2836
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NHK world reported increases in radiation in several cities and towns of 2x - 5x times the normal level at several points. These increases were largely shortlived and all have now returned to normal.
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post #1507 of 2836
NHK World Live just reported that a monitoring station in central Tokyo did NOT detect higher than normal radioactivity. I know that conflicts with other reports but it's a separate one.
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I was referring to their acts, not their level of exposure.

These workers are still exposing themselves to high levels of radiation.
Bear in mind, that most of the people lethally dosed at the plant had no idea what they were doing, or being exposed to. When plant-workers dose-meters were reading off the chart, they thought they had a bad batch of dose-meters that were simply reading incorrectly.

Their acts may have been heroic...but the overwhelming majority were utterly ignorant about what their work would cost, or that there even was a price to pay. Most of the first responders thought they were responding to a mere electrical fire, and not the shattered remains of an open-air nuclear reactor core, that blew off its 2000-ton steel lid, burning off radiosotopes with unprecedented then or since levels of radiation.
Edited by Skripka - 3/14/11 at 9:16pm
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NHK world reported increases in radiation in several cities and towns of 2x - 5x times the normal level at several points. These increases were largely shortlived and all have now returned to normal.
that's good to hear. Let's just hope that nothing serious decided to occur again.
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Economic crisis possibly in progress... Nikkei currently down 14% for the day so far. Down 21% over the last 48 hours.
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