Putting the radiation levels at Fukushima into perspective on Twitpic
They are saying 400 mSv around plant
I'm hopeing that the exposure is less and the get it contained. Even our news agencies in NZ have nuclear scientists on stating that the progression of events and the explainations given don't quite add up.
Last edited by SYNACK; 15th March 2011 at 09:33 AM.
That was a fascinating read. And terrifying, for showing how distorted every media source has been up till now. Which will prevent us building nuclear, which is our only option to prevent a power shortfall in the near future, and the media will once again cry off of all responsibility and hide behind excuses of "reporting what people want to hear", except people don't know what they want to hear, because you never damn well tell them the alternative.
Grrrr big media.
Compare the BBC who say...
With the LA Times who say...Originally Posted by Radiation fears after Japan blast
...so by "conveniently" failing to inform readers that the contamination was on helicopters flying to and from the plant, they give the impression that the fallout has already travelled 100 milesOriginally Posted by U.S. aircraft carrier ordered farther away from radiation from Japanese nuclear plant
Sure in this instance there are some very real and horrible conciquences related to the technology when it is exposed to an epic disaster and hopefully there will be more lessons learned from it and the disaster can be contained as much as possible.
Running away from the technology all together is not the answer though and this disaster should not be used as a tool to discredit the merits of nuclear power. This is a horrible situation and has the potential to get much worse but it should not be used to slow development of the technology again or things like this will happen again because it is too unpopular to further the research and find the solution.
Other countries are now looking to shut down their oldest plants and assess if atomic energy is the future based on the events in Japan... wow that's a massive over reaction! Yes assess and make it safer but stop using it altogether?
Last edited by CHR1S; 15th March 2011 at 12:21 PM. Reason: should be assess not asses oops
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered Russia's nuclear agency to carry out a review of the future of the atomic energy sector in the country in the wake of the Japanese earthquake, AFP news agency reports.Germany is moving to shut down its oldest nuclear reactors as Chancellor Angela Merkel convenes crisis talks on the future of atomic energy in light of events in Japan, Reuters said.Im only taking it as I read it...Meanwhile Roland Nelles says in Der Spiegel that nuclear power in Germany is finished.
Fukushima now up to a Level 6 crisis....out of 7 levels, that's pretty bad.
Why would we stop Nuclear Power stations, when we don't live next to a fault line?
BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News
Accident at #Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant upgraded to level six crisis, on scale of seven, say French officials - AFP
Just been on Sky news. IAEA getting their data from the Japanese.
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