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Radiation? That's OK
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:43:02 am »
I read this article and I was floored.  I instantly thought of the right-wing conservative perspective toward Global Warming - we can't do anything about it, so let's look the other way.  Tea anyone?


Experts: Ocean life can handle radioactive leaks
URL:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110404/ap_on_sc/us_sci_japan_radioactive_water

NEW YORK – Releases of radioactive water into the ocean near Japan's stricken nuclear complex shouldn't pose a widespread danger to sea animals or people who might eat them, experts say.

That's basically because of dilution.

"It's a very large ocean," noted William Burnett of Florida State University.

Very close to the nuclear plant — less than half a mile or so — sea creatures might be in danger of problems like genetic mutations if the dumping goes on a long time, he said. But there shouldn't be any serious hazard farther away "unless this escalates into something much, much larger than it has so far," he said.

Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass., said readings for radioactive iodine and cesium show a thousand-fold drop from the shore to monitors about 19 miles offshore.

He said radioactive doses in seafood may turn out to be detectable but probably won't be a significant health hazard. They'd probably be less of a concern than what people could get from land-based sources like drinking water or eating produce, he said.

No fishing is allowed in the vicinity of the complex.  [[No Shit!!]]

Radioactive water has been seeping into the Pacific Ocean from the nuclear plant, and on Monday plant operators began releasing more than 3 million gallons of tainted water to make room at a storage site for water that's even more radioactive.

Igor Linkov, an adjunct professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, also said he did not expect any major impact on ocean wildlife or people who eat seafood.

He agreed that animals near the plant may be affected. It's not clear in what way, because the level of radiation isn't well known, he said. In any case, fish would probably escape such an effect because unlike immobile species such as oysters, they move around and so would not get a continuous exposure, he said.

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Re: Radiation? That's OK
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 04:58:05 pm »
I am a recipient of Natural News and in the latest Newsletter, lo and behold, an article about radiation and milk caught my attention.

Radiation levels in U.S. milk now 300% of EPA maximum  http://www.naturalnews.com/032048_radiation_milk.html

Milk with your tea, anyone?   ??? :o

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It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

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Re: Radiation? That's OK
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 05:09:31 pm »
Article:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20110412/wl_time/httpecocentricblogstimecom20110411whatdoesfukushimae28099snewe2809clevel7e2809dstatusmeanxidrssfullworldyahoo


Japan's Fukushima is now at 7, the same as Ukraine's Chernobyl radiation level back in 1986.

When is the world going to figure out that nuclear energy is not the answer?

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Re: Radiation? That's OK
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 09:49:05 am »
I was surprised when I found out that Japan even had nuclear power.  I would have thought that above all other peoples that they would know better about the hazards of nuclear power.

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Re: Radiation? That's OK
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 08:59:35 am »
This has been bantered for the past 50 plus years I can remember.  Japan's use of nuclear energy has been used as proof by advocates of nuclear power plants that, "...it must be safe if Japan is using it."  Nuclear power plants are big money in construction, maintenance and then the selling of the power it produces.  Money begets power,. etc.

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Re: Radiation? That's OK
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011, 11:44:51 am »
I was surprised when I found out that Japan even had nuclear power.  I would have thought that above all other peoples that they would know better about the hazards of nuclear power.

I would think that Japan having nuclear power would be a logical "no way, Hose" too, but stranger things have happened.  Like Mick said, when it comes right down to it, it's all about money.  And since money talks, power is will always have a for sale sign on it with an asterisks saying "To the highest bidder".

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It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. ~~Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come

 

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