Fukushima disaster: worse than Hiroshima

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    While the Bloomberg news report overnight of two extremely high radiation readings being recorded at the Fukushima complex of nuclear plants on August 1 and August 2 are alarming, other significant disclosures are also made in this story.

    The reading of 10 sieverts of radiation per hour outside the damaged reactor buildings was the highest level the equipment used could have detected, meaning the lethality of the contamination was off the scale; and
    For the first time a tenured nuclear expert Tetsuo Ito, the head of the Atomic Energy Research Institute at Kinki University concedes that the melted cores of one or more reactors may have melted through the supposedly failure proof containment vessel floor, sinking deeper into the subsoil and given the nature of the radioactive material concerned, into a position where it can spread a very long distance directly through the subsoil water table.

    Fukushima nuclear disaster: social media captures the true extent of contamination | Crikey
     
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    All sorts of speculation, zero scientific data. Lots of "may haves, and could ofs, and possiblys."

    And comparing this to hiroshima is insulting to those who survived that blast.
     
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    Do you also think it is insulting to the people of Japan that are being bombarded with radiation today to continue to be assured that it is safe?
     
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    If there was hard proof that the excess radiation from fukishima was harmful, then yes it would be. So far we haven't seen any of it. The 10 Sv/hr reading was between the two reactors inside the plant, not in the general population.

    Hiroshima also had that whole explosion thing, which didn't happen at the plant. And before you bring it up, the hydrogen explosions were not nuclear.
     
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    Ever heard of TIME, DISTANCE, and SHIELDING. I didn't think so. :cuckoo:

    Just for the record, the highest radiation readings were 400 mSv per hour. You do the math, Einstein. :anj_stfu:
     
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    Well, they both end in '...shima.

    Of course, so does sushi...
     
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    Good point, percy. You discovered the ONLY common link between the two! :clap2:
     
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    Hiroshima: 90,000–140,000
    Fukushima: 0

    So which one was worse?

     
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    why don't you go over there and check it out to see if it harms you?
     

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