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Japan this weekend announced that it could be another six to nine months before they have the reactors shut down and sealed off completely. Does this sound like it can be done for all the Japanese living close to the reactors? They have expanded the evacuation zone, and uprooted thousands more, and the company was ordered to pay those residents for their loss as well.
I heard one man saying he couldn’t find housing in Tokyo and that he would have to go back if he could not find housing. Going back is not an option anymore, and I don’t think the Japanese who have been displaced understand that concept. Especially with this latest news.
The quakes continue to shake Japan and this must be terrible for all of people living there. They are in a constant state of fear. If they have the resources, some are leaving the island for other places to lives, but not everyone has the resources to move.
Having been in a few earthquakes myself, I can tell you that you are on edge with the shaking, and you do want them to stop, and eventually they do. But to put the nuclear disaster on top of the flooding and the earthquake, this must have a terrible psychological toll on the Japanese people. Let us all pray that this ends soon for this wonderful country.
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Reports this morning out of Japan are that the Radioactive Water leak has stopped. But officials from the Tokyo Electric Company are cautious and do not want anyone to get too excited, because they don’t see water gushing into the ocean.
It could start again from another part of the plant. Plug one hole and another could start so they are very cautious. Oh and that Radioactive Water dumped into the Ocean, don’t worry it is like 100 million swimming pools being dumped into the ocean and with the tides and currents it will dissipate in 8 days. Okay, but during that 8 days what happens?
Oh yeah the fish and the rest of the sea life are contaminated with Radioactive waste. So we can’t eat any of those fish, so now we must test all fish from Japan to make sure it wasn’t swimming through those 100 million swimming pools of Radioactive Waste in the Ocean.
Japan you make me laugh! Now you are telling the rest of the countries surrounding you that you are sorry and you should have told them the real story sooner. Really??
Korea and their people might like to know that their fish might be contaminated. Perhaps their vegetables and milk might not be safe to eat in Korea, but Japan was keeping their cool. I guess this is a PR nightmare for everyone, but I think I would have warned my neighbors to be careful what they eat!
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After dumping a million times what is safe into the ocean, Japanese authorities apologized on Tuesday for their part in putting radiation into the ocean. So what does an apology do to clean up the ocean?
Now, Japan is issuing guidelines on what is safe to eat in fish and vegetable with radiation. Gosh, aren’t you about two weeks too late?
I mean don’t you think the health of the world and your people was at stake here a little sooner? I can’t believe that now you are issuing guidelines on what is safe. But then, you are only now saying the ocean will break up the radiation too! Really? You want us to believe that as well?
Trusting the Japanese government and the Tokyo electrical people is not exactly something I expect to do anytime soon. This is like trusting the Fox in the hen house. Only in this case the hens are already loose and the Fox jumped over the cliff with the hens. No one can get any of them back in and no one knows how.
Radiation is not something you can catch and let it go again, it is deadly and it stays in food sources and in ground water. No really knows what it does in the ocean!
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Over the weekend, the news was worse than we had thought from the nuclear reactors. It seems the radiation leaking into the sea is 10 times the rate originally thought and measured in tons of waste leaking into the ocean water.
What is this doing to the ocean water? How far does this radiation go? The inspectors in Los Angeles are inspecting fish that comes from Japan for radiation, but are they inspecting every fish?
I am not sure that any fish coming from Japan is safe to eat with what we are hearing now. They have a crack in the cement housing the reactor somewhere and the iodine radiation is leaking into the ocean water.
This reminds me of a bad Science Fiction movie of the 1950′s where large sea creatures rose from the ocean and took over the world. Remember those? We all watched them growing up and we knew they were not true, but now with this leaking, you wonder how safe our oceans will be?
Mutations of fish is not my worry but cancer among humans is a worry and knowing how to handle our exposure to these fish is another quandary.
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Watching the news from Japan and it sounds worse and worse each day. Workers exposed to radiation. Evacuations ordered for larger area around the plant. Now radiation is seeping into ocean water. Another large quake rocked Japan over the weekend 6.5 and what is all this shaking doing to the cracked reactors?
Are we headed for a meltdown? Many experts have said no, but now I am wondering if they are right. It sure is beginning to look like they might be just telling us what they want us to know but maybe not the truth!
Radiation detected in rain water in Massachusetts over the weekend. Yes it is not very high, but it is there and of course it is from Japan. So what can we do?
Not much! I would think the United Nations would send the top experts to Japan to help them solve the issue, but if I were a top expert, would I want to go to Japan?
No! I would sit in my home, thousands of miles away and give my advice over the SKYPE and stay clear of any danger.
You see it isn’t as easy as it sounds. This goes to the danger of nuclear power. I wrote about this when I was in college and I compared the power available at the time, stating that radiation was unforgiving and we had no recourse if there was a meltdown.
Man designed the power plants and yes, we make mistakes, so it would seem that if we are to use such dangerous methods, we should think of alternative methods to cope with the disasters when they happen.
It is beginning to appear that the scenarios of disaster in Japan were never planned for and no one thought this could happen? My heart and soul pray for the people of Japan for their gentle spirit to overcome these tragedies, but I also can see that humanity needs to plan better for the unforeseen.