View Full Version : Fukushima radiation levels are so high that monitoring devices have been rendered useless

04-05-2011, 11:13 PM

h/t drudge

04-05-2011, 11:30 PM
With them reaching out so much to other countries - why can't they measure it?

You would think a country would have that kind of equipment, somewhere.... a uni or research lab someplace.

04-05-2011, 11:31 PM
Is it confirmed to be a full meltdown at this point? Has it reached Chernobyl levels yet? I haven't been following it the past couple of days.

04-06-2011, 12:31 PM
The sealed a major leak and are getting better control over the facilities. They are no longer dumping radioactive water into the ocean too.

04-06-2011, 12:37 PM
The sealed a major leak and are getting better control over the facilities. They are no longer dumping radioactive water into the ocean too.

Thanks for the update! That sounds encouraging.

04-06-2011, 12:41 PM
#1 appears to be dry and they are worried about it blowing up. (Hydrogen)

dispute over if it melted down 3% or 70%

#2 is reported as 33% meltdown and breached reactor vessel.

worry about storage pools relocating themselves to the basement due to structural damage.

New problems with #5 and #6 too.

04-06-2011, 12:44 PM
ooookay then... maybe not so encouraging.. :(

04-06-2011, 12:56 PM
One silver lining: In future generations Japanese siblings laying with eachother will no longer be incest but bestiality.

04-06-2011, 01:03 PM
cool! - I want my children to grow gills!


04-06-2011, 04:30 PM
The fishing industry is nose-diving. There you are talking about a huge industry, fishermen, merchants, transporters, restaurants, sushi bars. Japan's main source of protein is fish. And tofu. Just to add to the economic chaos Japan is enduring.

04-06-2011, 04:35 PM
MUTANTS... MUTANTS!!! Could we have real life X-Men?

04-06-2011, 04:37 PM
Or spidermen.

04-06-2011, 04:44 PM
The monkeysphere is alive and well.

04-07-2011, 04:48 AM
Every time I see a picture of reactor 3, I wonder why they don't just fill the entire site with lead and concrete...

05-29-2012, 07:20 AM


05-29-2012, 09:33 AM
Just saw an article headline that tuna are showing up on the west coast of the US with fukushima level radiation in their tissue.

05-29-2012, 10:35 AM
:) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18239107

Things are not that bad, it is all being exaggerated as per the unfailing tendency of our nasty ol' press corps:

^^The article says levels of dangerous radiation are not present.
Radiation is at 1/10th the level deemed to be dangerous.

07-08-2012, 10:18 AM
Japanese parliament report: Fukushima nuclear crisis was 'man-made'


The nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan was a "man-made disaster" that unfolded as a result of collusion between the facility's operator, regulators and the government, an independent panel said in an unusually frank report Thursday.

07-08-2012, 10:24 AM
The video interview in the above article with Michio Kaku (Professor of physics, often on TV) is well worth watching.

In the report:
"What must be admitted -- very painfully -- is that this was a disaster 'Made in Japan,' " the report said. "Its fundamental causes are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to 'sticking with the program.' "

Using this line of thinking, is a nuclear Iran, even for peaceful electrical use, really safe?