The Amount of Radiation in Japan is NOT Safe

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by ElecEquity, Mar 28, 2011.


    It is not very confidence-inspiring that:
    Or that the EPA has pulled 8 of its 18 radiation monitors in California, Oregon and Washington because (by implication) they are giving readings which seem too high.

    New Scientist reports that the radioactive fallout from Japan is approaching Chernobyl levels:
    Tyler Durden points out that – when you consider the fact that the amount of Caesium-137 released at Fukushima in the first 3-4 days of the crisis amounted to 50% that released by Chernobyl over 10 days – the real run rate of the radiation released at Fukushima is now about 120-150% the figure released by the Chernobyl explosion.

    There are other signs of high levels radiation. See this and this. And it is important to remember that the amount of radioactive fuel at Fukushima dwarfs Chernobyl.

    Why would I trust another gov't when I can hardly trust my own? I never heard of Castle Bravo before tonight. Maybe because I was born 30 years after it was done? Idk. Either way, it's ridiculous.
  3. Thank you for posting this video, I haven't seen it for years and have been trying to locate it for a brother used to show me it when I was younger, and I'm still in awe of the strength of this thing. Unbelievable.
  4. This is all very alarming but sadly not surprising. Because so much was kept from the public initially, it's become true that any covering up is now the norm in this situation. I just wish I knew where to get more definite/verifiable information about this topic and event.

    Post reliable sources if you got them.
  5. It's amazing. Mankind is a scary bunch. From what I've heard, Castle Bravo is STILL at present responsible for a large percentage of the current radiation in the world. Idk if that's true, but if it is, that's pretty amazing.
  6. They always say the amounts are minimal but when you may be exposed chronically by way of food, water and the air you breathe its scary.
  7. hiptogo


    what happens with prolonged exposure to radiation?
  8. The Amount of Radioactive Fuel at Fukushima DWARFS Chernobyl

    As the New York Times notes, radioactive cesium is the main danger from the Japanese nuclear accident:
    See another great post by Ritholtz here:
  9. No it is not. Most exposure to radiation is from natural sources eg minerals in the ground, radon in the air, potassium 40 in the food we eat etc. Nearly all the remaining exposure is from medical procedures.

  10. #10     Mar 31, 2011