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Fukushima Diary

For those that may be interested, this diary-blog was initiated after the Japanese Earthquake in 2011.
http://fukushima-diary.com/

Here are photos of mutated plants posted on facebook

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"Japan Finally Admits The Truth: “Right Now, We Have An Emergency At Fukushima”
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Re: Fukushima Diary

Ex-GE Engineer Highlights Critical Fukushima Reactor Design Flaw

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Re: Fukushima Diary

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...be.-JWJde-nhs8

Number 4 reactor was on maintenance during the earthquake, and the rods were down in the cooilng tank. Now they plan to remove these,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24843657
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Re: Fukushima Diary

It is very sad. I fear the Pacific Ocean will be dead within a decade due to this catastrophic event.
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Old 07.11.2013, 15:15
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It is very sad. I fear the Pacific Ocean will be dead within a decade due to this catastrophic event.
The Pacific Ocean is very, very, very big.

I wouldn't worry too much.
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It is very sad. I fear the Pacific Ocean will be dead within a decade due to this catastrophic event.
Why would the Pacific Ocean be dead from this? The amount of radiation released is insignificant compared to those released by coal power plants every day, and it's not quite dead yet after decades?
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Rootless - You are violating forum rules by searching through all of my posts and groaning at them. Have you recently had a manicure and pedicure? No, then why are you stalking me from post to post and groaning at all of them? Highly unacceptable. I am sure that since you are now aware you will retract your groans that are irrelevant to this conversation.

And, I groaned at your post because you compared apples to oranges.
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Rootless - You are violating forum rules by searching through all of my posts and groaning at them. Have you recently had a manicure and pedicure? No, then why are you stalking me from post to post and groaning at all of them? Highly unacceptable. I am sure that since you are now aware you will retract your groans that are irrelevant to this conversation.

And, I groaned at your post because you compared apples to oranges.
I am not doing drive by groans? Since you find it acceptable to groan at people you disagree with, I did the same?

P.s. you may be comparing apples and oranges, I am comparing radiation levels.
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Re: Fukushima Diary

Fukushima Fallout Not Affecting US-Caught Fish

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I began by going straight to the source: Dr. Ken Buesseler, senior scientist in marine chemistry and geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ...

Dr. Buesseler also pointed me to a Fukushima FAQ page on his department’s website that he set up to answer the influx of questions he has received on this particular issue.
FAQ: Radiation from Fukushima

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By the time tuna are caught in the eastern Pacific, cesium levels in their flesh are 10-20 times lower than when they were off Fukushima. Moreover, the dose from Fukushima cesium is considered insignificant relative to the dose from naturally occurring polonium-210 ...

Levels of any Fukushima contaminants in the ocean will be many thousands of times lower after they mix across the Pacific and arrive on the West Coast of North America some time in late 2013 or 2014. This is not to say that we should not be concerned about additional sources of radioactivity in the ocean above the natural sources, but at the levels expected even short distances from Japan, the Pacific will be safe for boating, swimming, etc.
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Re: Fukushima Diary

You know the thing that worries me the most about nuclear energy is not the nuclear energy itself, but the sheer amount of misinformation about that's spread around by the media, and the anti nuclear crew. As an example of this there was a big news story a few years back about a nuclear submarine that had leaked radiation at a port in Scotland. What the newspapers failed to mention was that the total amount of radiation leaked was about equivalent to that of a wrist watch with flourescent markings being dropped into the water.

In my experience if you ask somebody who's anti nuclear how a nuclear power station actually works, or the physical priciples behind radiation, they, in vast majority of cases, don't have a clue.

The ironic thing is that for all the protesting against nuclear energy the greens do, it is in fact the greenest way of mass producing energy we have by a long way, even taking into account the 2 major disasters we've had.
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Re: Fukushima Diary

It's only found in butterflies so I wouldn't panic just yet ...

The butterfly effect of Fukushima
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/butterfl...m_source=sflow
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It's only found in butterflies so I wouldn't panic just yet ...

The butterfly effect of Fukushima
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/butterfl...m_source=sflow
Hmmm... A strong reading on the skepticism counter on this one

What did this prove? That feeding radioactive materials causes damage in small organisms? That's been known for a century already.... Radiation is a question of quantity and mass..., so,... hello? I don't see any measure of levels of radiation being mentioned...

Or, otherwise, what Slaphead said just above. Lots of FUD and very few facts.
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Hmmm... A strong reading on the skepticism counter on this one

What did this prove? That feeding radioactive materials causes damage in small organisms? That's been known for a century already.... Radiation is a question of quantity and mass..., so,... hello? I don't see any measure of levels of radiation being mentioned...

Or, otherwise, what Slaphead said just above. Lots of FUD and very few facts.
Totally agreed. That's why I said there's no need to panic

Sad, that the scientist who conducted research passed away though. She seemed to be passionate about the whole thing. RIP
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The ironic thing is that for all the protesting against nuclear energy the greens do, it is in fact the greenest way of mass producing energy we have by a long way, even taking into account the 2 major disasters we've had.
While I agree that there is a lot of green exaggeration, there is a lot of coverup too. I wonder which two major disasters you mean. Wikipedia lists 7 with deaths and more than $100 million of property damage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclea..._and_incidents

One example of what I am sure is many others: I worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority for 5 years, bizarrely on North Sea Oil. A colleague was asked to model how long it would take for water leaking from a waste storage tank at Sellafield to reach the edge of the site. At the time nothing was said in public, but it now seems to be in Wikipedia:

First Generation Magnox Storage Pond

Due to algae forming in the pool and a buildup of radioactive sludge, it is impossible to determine exactly how much radioactive waste is stored in the FGMSP. British authorities have not been able to provide the Euratom inspectors with precise data and the European Commission has thus sued Great Britain in the European Court of Justice.[86][87] According to Greenpeace there is an expected 1300 kg of plutonium, 400 kg of which is in mud sediments.[88]
Radiation around the pool can get so high that a person is not allowed to stay more than 2 minutes, seriously affecting decommissioning.[89] The pool is not watertight; time and weather have created cracks in the concrete, letting contaminated water leak.[90]
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Report on Fukushima here

Basically says the radioactive levels are too low to worry about.
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