Anyone concerned about radiation from Japan disaster?

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  1. mefordis

    mefordis If you can dream it, you can do it.

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  3. davedmaine

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    Time to lay off the sushi..
     
  4. WDWBarb

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    The first link has been removed.
     
  5. Schmeck

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  6. Robbi

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    There is a need for concern however, there is nothing we can do at this point. The west coast is/was especially vulnerable but a large part of the US did get some radiation blow over. There are maps that show this.
     
  7. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I am probably more at risk from the radioactive material in the smoke detector in my house, or the glow in the dark face on my alarm clock.
     
  8. mombrontrent

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    Unfortunatley I don't think so. Of course the media isn't going to raise panic but it really is a valid concern.
     
  9. eliza61

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    Not even a little concerned. Sorry but my life is stressful enough. Not going to add this to it. I couldn't get the page to open so didn't read the story.
     
  10. Christine

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    Really? It seems that the media raising a panic is what they live to do.
     
  11. mombrontrent

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    Yes but alot of things are also covered up.
     
  12. Stitchfans

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    Same here. I guess I am to the point were I figure just add it to the list.
     
  13. diznygirl

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    How do you cover up radiation floating across the Pacific Ocean? Anyone with a Geiger counter can measure it and google dangerous levels.

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  15. I Love Pluto

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    If there is a problem, then we have REAL issues. Just bought a 2012 RAV4 with the serial number starting with J - from Japan.
     
  16. mefordis

    mefordis If you can dream it, you can do it.

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    Only if a US company stands to make or lose a lot of money. Like the flu "epidemic" panic = selling more vaccines for the drug maker.

    Now, if GE is held liable for faulty safety practices in their Japan plant, well, they stand to go out of business. Our government will make darn sure that doesnt' happen.

    To no one in particular: Okay, back to your normally scheduled, mindless distractions like MtV reality and Disney World dreaming. Sorry to have interrupted with this inconvenient post.

    For anyone who cares, here is the article pasted below. It does mention Disneyland, so it might be of mild interest.

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    California Slammed With ***ushima Radiation
    Posted on March 30, 2012 by WashingtonsBlog
    ***ushima Radiation Plume Hit Southern and Central California

    The Journal Environmental Science and Technology reports in a new study that the ***ushima radiation plume contacted North America at California with greatest exposure in central and southern California, and that Southern Californias seaweed tested over 500% higher for radioactive iodine-131 than anywhere else in the U.S. and Canada:

    Projected paths of the radioactive atmospheric plume emanating from the ***ushima reactors, best described as airborne particles or aerosols for 131I, 137Cs, and 35S, and subsequent atmospheric monitoring showed it coming in contact with the North American continent at California, with greatest exposure in central and southern California. Government monitoring sites in Anaheim (southern California) recorded peak airborne concentrations of 131I at 1.9 pCi m3

    Anaheim is where Disneyland is located.

    EneNews summarizes the data:

    Corona Del Mar (Highest in Southern California)

    2.5 Bq/gdwt (gram dry weight)= 2,500 Bq/kg of dry seaweed
    Santa Cruz (Highest in Central California)

    2.0 Bq/gdwt = 2,000 Bq/kg of dry seaweed
    Simon Fraser University in Canada also tested North American seaweed after ***ushima:

    In samples of dehydrated seaweed taken on March 15 near the North Vancouver SeaBus terminal, the count was zero; on March 22 it was 310 Bq per kilogram; and by March 28 it was 380 Bq/kg. -Vancouver Sun
    Seaweed in Seattle also tested positive for iodine-131; levels were not reported -KIRO
    No results after March 28 were reported
    In addition, radioactive debris is starting to wash up on the Pacific Coast. And because the Japanese are burning radioactive materials instead of disposing of them, radioactive rain-outs will continue for some time & even on the Pacific Coast.

    Of course, the government is doing everything it can to help citizens cover up whats occurring. We pointed out in January:

    Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from ***ushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem safe.

    Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials [see this].

    And the Department of Energy is trying to replace the scientifically accepted model of the dangers of low dose radiation based on voodoo science. Specifically, DOEs Lawrence Berkeley Labs used a mutant line of human cells in a petri dish which was able to repair damage from low doses of radiation, and extrapolated to the unsupported conclusion that everyone is immune to low doses of radiation&.

    Indeed:

    American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to ***ushima by raising acceptable radiation levels.)

    So as in Japan radiation is usually discovered by citizens and the handful of research scientists with funding to check, and not the government. See this, this, this, this, this and this.

    The Japanese governments entire strategy from day one has been to cover up the severity of the ***ushima accident. This has likely led to unnecessary, additional deaths.

    Indeed, the core problem is that all of the worlds nuclear agencies are wholly captured by the nuclear industry & as are virtually all of the supposedly independent health agencies.

    So the failure of the American, Canadian and other governments to test for and share results is making it difficult to hold an open scientific debate about what is happening.

    And its not just radiation from Japan. An effort by the Southern California Edison power company to secretly ramp up production to avoid public disclosure may have led to a leak at the San Onofre nuclear power plant.
     
  17. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    Well, as someone in the media, I can tell you we get bombarded with studies that conflict with each other. I can't tell you how many "could lead to a cure for cancer" studies I have seen in 38 years.

    I did a story on smoke detectors......focusing on how you should replace them every 10 years.....and some of mine were 30 years old.....and I replace them and noticed the radiation warning on them, and that they are hazardous material and should be disposed of properly, not just thrown in the trash.
     
  18. Robbi

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    Thank-you. I had a ton of information about the Japanese nuclear problem
    ( dis ***** out the name) on my crashed laptop.
    None of it was good.
    If people want to live in lala land and think that none of the radiation affected our food crops and livestock, more power to them. Researchers are expecting cancer rates to increase though, especially in the western states.
     
  19. DisneyFan32WI

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    Nope. not concerned at all.
     
  20. mefordis

    mefordis If you can dream it, you can do it.

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    Yes, this means everyone should expect more cancer panic posts on these forums in the coming years, also. Unfortunately. :sad2:
     
  21. topolino

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    OP, you would get along great with the poster that once started a thread about their concern over river levels rising a fraction of an inch every 300 years or something.
     

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