Fukushima radation on the rise

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    Fukushima radation on the rise

    Recently posted that we are not out of the woods when it comes to the hazard of the situation of Fukushima.

    Recent spike in radation levels.

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    On Thursday, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the investor-owned utility that operates the Fukushima reactors, reported that it detected a radiation level of 530 sieverts per hour in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.

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    The highest level of radiation detected previously at the Fukushima reactor was 73 sieverts per hour.

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    The extremely high radiation levels suggest that some of the melted fuel that escaped the pressure vessel is nearby.
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    From the first article:

    Even a brief exposure to 530 sieverts of radiation would kill a person. Exposure to only one sievert is enough to result in infertility, loss of hair and cataracts. According to the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, exposure to a mere four sieverts of radiation would typically be lethal for one out of every two people. The highest level of radiation detected previously at the Fukushima reactor was 73 sieverts per hour.

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    The impact of this meltdown hasn't even begun to be felt.

    At some point another tsunami will hit it and take out all the water tanks. When all that radiated water hits the ocean, then the hits the fan

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    Can this mess ever be cleaned up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Blue View Post
    Can this mess ever be cleaned up?
    I don't think so. Aren't they still storing thousands of gallons of radiated water each day?

    80,000 gallons per day

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    TEPCO maintains that the radiation is confined to the site and not a risk to the public. It's expected to take at least $300 billion and four decades to fix it.


    Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable' Levels | Fox News Insider

    Housley said small levels of radiation are still being detected off the coasts of California and Oregon and scientists fear it could get worse.

    "The worry is with 300 tons of radioactive water going into the Pacific every day, what is that doing to the Pacific Ocean?" said Housley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamecipS View Post
    I don't think so. Aren't they still storing thousands of gallons of radiated water each day?

    80,000 gallons per day
    This is why I don't like nuclear power because if something ever does happen your screwed.

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