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Originally Posted by A-E-I-Owned-You View Post
Ugh. Getting worse and worse. Maybe slowly, but where are the idiots who were riding people like me about saying it was bad? We were paranoid idiots, and now we are correct. Funny how that goes.

Good luck Japan. Dont become Japobyl. :/
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Well we will probably never be told how bad it really is and probably better off not knowing, LOL
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Radiation in spots of Tokyo is 3.5 times the legal limit. The only solution to the problem is to raise the legal limit and have the children pet cute little happy Panda bears.
The Giant Panda are native to China, not Japan.
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I read a very small blurb in one of the news articles about people in the northwest US being affected, but I've read nothing major on that oir heard/read any major news stories. I know many of us are in the northwest, or have friends up there. I know there must be some effects by now, but I get the feeling it's being silenced *puts on derp foil hat*.
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I read a very small blurb in one of the news articles about people in the northwest US being affected, but I've read nothing major on that oir heard/read any major news stories. I know many of us are in the northwest, or have friends up there. I know there must be some effects by now, but I get the feeling it's being silenced *puts on derp foil hat*.
I would think the radiation would have to be quite strong for anyone in the western US to even be able to detect with a basic gieger counter, let alone have it be an amount of radiation that will affect them.

There were stories of radiation be detected in trace amounts in water and milk in parts of the US. By 'trace amounts' they said it was about 1/1000th the legal limit.
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I would think the radiation would have to be quite strong for anyone in the western US to even be able to detect with a basic gieger counter, let alone have it be an amount of radiation that will affect them.

There were stories of radiation be detected in trace amounts in water and milk in parts of the US. By 'trace amounts' they said it was about 1/1000th the legal limit.
They where able to measure the increase in radiation, but it was still under the acceptable limits. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...nitors06m.html

I for one actually did get a (repeatable) larger reading on my meter when the explosion happen than I did before and a while after. The levels where very small though.


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I read a very small blurb in one of the news articles about people in the northwest US being affected, but I've read nothing major on that oir heard/read any major news stories. I know many of us are in the northwest, or have friends up there. I know there must be some effects by now, but I get the feeling it's being silenced *puts on derp foil hat*.
I trust that there are enough individuals with Geiger counters on the west coast that the government couldn't do much hiding if there was a whole bunch of radiation.

We already know what radiation levels can be considered safe, and we already have a bunch of Geiger counters that are NOT government operated. I just don't see any way they could skew that.
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They where able to measure the increase in radiation, but it was still under the acceptable limits. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...nitors06m.html

I for one actually did get a (repeatable) larger reading on my meter when the explosion happen than I did before and a while after. The levels where very small though.

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how much did that meter cost you?
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how much did that meter cost you?
$40. You can get them off ebay. CDV-717. Only measures gamma rad, but it looks awesome sitting on my desk, and it matches my "interests" (see user name).
 
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Just informaton wise:
Lethal dose for 50% gamma radiation is 3.5-4 grays= 3.5-4 sieverts, background radiation is 0.003 sieverts, so triple that and youre stil far off. This is for acute radiation syndrome, longterm wise everyone has about 1/3 chance of getting cancer at some stage of their life, so adding that 0,001% wont mean anything, just dont eat for today and youre cardiovacular risk will have dropped by more than 0,001% and youll be fine.
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