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When American's sushi starts having 3 eyes and can walk on land...Trust me, they'll start caring.
Naw. Americans will just say "Hey look! It's the fish from the Simpsons show!"
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Small radiation is not going to affect America/Europe, maybe something will happen with Japan itself and the fish, but that is about it.
millions of gallons of highly radioactive water has leaked into the pacific ocean. the ocean has currents just like the jet stream.

you do the math.

fish swim in the pacific ocean. fish migrate all through the ocean.

you do the math.
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im gonna bring a gieger counter to the fish market in a few months just for teh lulz

[im not trolling just making a funny ]
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Originally Posted by gammite View Post
millions of gallons of highly radioactive water has leaked into the pacific ocean. the ocean has currents just like the jet stream.

you do the math.

fish swim in the pacific ocean. fish migrate all through the ocean.

you do the math.
Most of the radioactive materials that leaked into the pacific have a half-life of 8 hours, iirc.
You do the math.
     
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Most of the radioactive materials that leaked into the pacific have a half-life of 8 hours, iirc.
You do the math.
and you believe that. seriously.
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I lol @ flaming *cough* civilized discussion
Anyway any new news?
First post shows last month news
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I don't know why such a big deal is being made over such a small country.
Why is America full of such D*******s and ignorant people. They make me so mad.
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Now i come back to say i told you so.......
This is far worse than Chernobyl
Please, quit being sensationalistic.

1.) Officials have stated that the radiation leakage so far is only 1/10th of what Chernobyl had emitted in the same amount of time.
2.) Chernobyl was a complete meltdown almost immediately and had NO cooling take place.
3.) The reactors in Japan still have cooling going on that was been getting better.
4.) The increase of the rating from 5 to 7 is based on the leakage that was measured in the first couple of days, it isn't an indication that things are worsening, they're saying it should've been at that level to begin with.
5.) There aren't hundreds of workers having to sacrifice their lives just to try and contain the reactors in Japan.
6.) There isn't a total meltdown at the reactors in Japan, unlike Chernobyl, and there are currently no indications that a total meltdown will be occurring.

Based on the current info I'd place the severity of this event almost directly in between the incident at Three Mile Island and the disaster at Chernobyl. My guess is that sufficient cooling will be underway at the Japan reactors within a few months that will let them begin to start removing the damaged roofs of the reactor buildings and put shielding in place, and after that (while improving cooling methods) they can begin to remove the highly radioactive water within, and after that the solids. Based on the fact it took 5 years for this to occur at Three Mile Island 35 years ago, which was a smaller scale and had less severity, I'd say this will probably take at least 5 years to fix in Japan. And with 1/10th of the emissions of Japan's reactors compared to Chernobyl and it being next to the ocean there will probably be a lot less impact on the environment overall from this whole thing.
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Radiation leakage certainly isn't as high as Chernobyl but there's going to be a 30KM evacuation "dead zone" around the plant.
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I don't know why such a big deal is being made over such a small country.
You do realize that Japan is one of the most populous nations in the world, with one of the largest economies in the world?

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Originally Posted by gammite View Post
millions of gallons of highly radioactive water has leaked into the pacific ocean. the ocean has currents just like the jet stream.

you do the math.

fish swim in the pacific ocean. fish migrate all through the ocean.

you do the math.
Drop in a bucket.

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Originally Posted by gammite View Post
and you believe that. seriously.
The isotopes of most concern are cesium-137 and iodine-131. The former has a half-life of ~30 years, the latter 8 days.
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