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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I think the 20km exclusion zone is more the result of no-one wanting to be accused of not being careful enough, should the nearly impossible actually happen.
Oh yeah for sure, people are getting there bases covered which is good with me as it means the public are protected also, but I would not be surprised if behind closed doors the situation is more ominous than is being let out to the media. Not that I am trying to scare monger, but the amount of issues this plant is having would lead me to think that things are NOT under control as much as some people think.
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Originally Posted by Tunapiano View Post
Actually the indian ocean earthquake was slightly bigger, it was a 9.1, this was a 9.0
No, this was an 8.9. There is a BIG difference between 8.9 and 9.0.


A 9.0 is TEN TIMES stronger than a 8.9.


Stop spreading misinformation.
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IIRC Banana's contain a lot of potassium, some of which is a naturally occuring radioactive isotope.
We have enough radiation and breath enough air from electronic devices around us already.
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I can't help but laugh at the people who were saying that alternative biofuels are stupid and nuke energy is the obvious safe alternative... There were a lot of people here on OCN saying that on some of the biofuels news articles only days ago.

EDIT: Yes nuke power is rather safe. But when things go wrong they really really REALLY go wrong...
Even with the accidents that have happened, nuclear energy is still safer, and has caused less harm per unit of delivered power than fossil fuels.

The jury is still out on biofuels, but even if they can be produced cleanly and stably, nuclear power is still going to have considerable advantages in many areas.
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No, this was an 8.9. There is a BIG difference between 8.9 and 9.0.


A 9.0 is TEN TIMES stronger than a 8.9.


Stop spreading misinformation.
Actually you should stop spreading misinformation. -_- it's only about 40% stronger or 1.41x
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Saying one thing and doing the opposite are 2 different things. If there is no risk from the radiation, then why are 200,000 people being evacuated?

2123: Reuters: The emergency cooling system is no longer functioning at the Fukushima No. 3 reactor, an official from Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has told journalists.
Edited by aweir - 3/12/11 at 1:25pm
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No, this was an 8.9. There is a BIG difference between 8.9 and 9.0.

A 9.0 is TEN TIMES stronger than a 8.9.

Stop spreading misinformation.
It's not misinformation.

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a moment magnitude of 9.1, revised from an earlier 8.9 estimate, and said it was the largest quake in Japan since recordkeeping began.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...11-713517.html

I've actually been wondering why the news agencies have been reporting 8.9 when USGS and other organizations have stated it was a 9.1.
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I can't help but laugh at the people who were saying that alternative biofuels are stupid and nuke energy is the obvious safe alternative... There were a lot of people here on OCN saying that on some of the biofuels news articles only days ago.

EDIT: Yes nuke power is rather safe. But when things go wrong they really really REALLY go wrong...
More people probably died because of crops being cultivated only for biofuels than because of radiation. The cultivation for biofuels only serve to create famine while some dumb chicks in the West think they are saving the planet.
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No, this was an 8.9. There is a BIG difference between 8.9 and 9.0.
There's conflicting info about that right now actually; the USGS page STILL says "this event has not been reviewed by a seismologist", and the tsunami warning center reportedly revised their own rating of this to 9.1, making it equal in strength.

Edit; beaten to it, I didn't see the USGS re-rated it the same thing. In fact the source link does NOT mention that...
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Stalker: Fukushima
Would be a cool game.....

Jk, I am glad it was not as bad as I would have expected. Idk about the crops though, there has to be radiation going through the air right now
    
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