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post #226 of 278

Some things can't be prepared for, but it sure doesn't hurt to try.

 

Like in the case of those tornadoes recently, all you can do is hope it misses you if you can't go underground.

post #227 of 278

I live half way up a mountain.

post #228 of 278
So hows the radiation levels in the Pacific since this happened? How much is showing up in our food chain?

http://pacificoceanradiation.com/at-the-very-least-your-days-of-eating-pacific-ocean-fish-are-over.html
post #229 of 278
I have acquired superpowers!
post #230 of 278

There's a hell of a lot more water in the sea than is leaking out and there hasn't been any news of weird effects on animals here. If there were the news would be going insane over it. Still, I'm surprised that nobody has gone to jail over what happened.

post #231 of 278

Isn`t there some law/legal loophole that If a company publicly apologizes in Japan then they are no longer liable? (in some form or something like that).

post #232 of 278

You're probably right EIJ.

 

CW, I thought there was some article of deformed insects in Fukushima?

post #233 of 278
A quick google search of 'deformed insects fukushima' brings up a few hits.

I will read them later.
post #234 of 278

I thought there were deformed vegetables or fruits.  

post #235 of 278

Locally things were irradiated, but I find it a bit of a stretch to think that the radiation from polluted water could, in significant levels, reach half way around the world.

post #236 of 278

There was an article saying miso soup is good against radiation.

post #237 of 278
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Locally things were irradiated, but I find it a bit of a stretch to think that the radiation from polluted water could, in significant levels, reach half way around the world.

 

http://samuel-warde.com/2013/08/radioactive-bluefin-tuna-caught-off-california-coast/

 

Well it was 3% more than usual. Whether that's considered "significant", dunno.

post #238 of 278
As I read that article, it says the leak is still going unabated. How much water is being dumped every day? There were 106 weapons tested in the US held islands between the 40s and 60s. One wonders what the accumulative affect is on the ocean's ability to dilute and what hazards do local livestock carry into the gene pool.
post #239 of 278
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

As I read that article, it says the leak is still going unabated. How much water is being dumped every day? There were 106 weapons tested in the US held islands between the 40s and 60s. One wonders what the accumulative affect is on the ocean's ability to dilute and what hazards do local livestock carry into the gene pool.

I don't think it's going on unabated, they may have temporarily prevented contaminated ground water from entering the Pacific ocean for now but are struggling to put in place a permanent solution:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/27/world/asia/japan-fukushima-leak-warning/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/japan-fukushima/index.html

 

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/nuclear/just-how-dangerous-are-the-fukushima-leaks-15855360?click=pm_latest

post #240 of 278

Looks like they never had a plan from the beginning. And it looks like Tepco was left to deal with it without the government agency's involvement until Tepco recently admitted that they can't handle it.

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