#1 Japan: atomic scaremongering and hypeSonnabendGuest03-19-2011, 05:47 AM
A load of media bullshit
The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears - as his country finally acknowledged the radiation spewing from the over-heating reactors and fuel rods was enough to kill some citizens
Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency admitted that the disaster was a level 5, which is classified as a crisis causing ‘several radiation deaths’ by the UN International Atomic Energy....
After Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri cried as he left a conference to brief journalists on the situation at Fukushima, a senior Japanese minister also admitted that the country was overwhelmed by the scale of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.
The mainstream media. Lying to you every day of the week.RADIATION levels being detected in Japan and beyond in the wake of Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis do not pose any harm to human health, an IAEA expert says. “Regular dose information is now being received from 47 Japanese cities,” Graham Andrew, scientific and technical adviser to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said.
“Dose rates in Tokyo and other cities remain far from levels which would require action. In other words, they are not dangerous to human health.”
The IAEA has just sent a radiation monitoring team to Japan to help authorities determine whether any dangerous radiation has been released from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, 250km northeast of Tokyo.
“First measurements in Tokyo showed no indication of iodine 131 or cesium 137. These are fission products which come from the fuel,” Mr Andrew said.
03-19-2011, 05:57 AM
Ummm... the IAEA is talking about the rest of the country. The story says they hadn't been to Fukushima at that time yet. That is where the higher levels of radiation are.
There have been measurements as high as 400mSv in the immediate region of the reactor (4 days ago), which is near the radiation sickness threshold. It is forecasted that levels of radiation capable of causing cancer may reach Tokyo tomorrow.
Last edited by djones520; 03-19-2011 at 06:02 AM.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
03-19-2011, 07:00 AM
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People fear radiation cause they can not see it or feel it. There has been so much overblown fear mongering by the media such as radioactive planes returning to the US from Toyko that's level of contamination would not make a pimple on an elephants ass. Idiots on the west coast buying up all the manufactured geiger counters is hilarious. What fools these Env nuts are. Stupid must hurt.
03-19-2011, 05:11 PM
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What they have failed to say is that It's not the reactors, it's the spent fuel rods that are causing the radiation levels to raise.
The move came a few hours after the head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission testified that spent fuel rods in Unit 4 of Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant had been exposed, resulting in the emission of "extremely high" levels of radiation.
"What we believe at this time is that there has been a hydrogen explosion in this unit due to an uncovering of the fuel in the fuel pool," Gregory Jaczko told a House energy and commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday. "We believe that secondary containment has been destroyed and there is no water in the spent fuel pool, and we believe that radiation levels are extremely high, which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures."
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