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  1. #71
    the arguments in the comments swection are pretty funny. Unlike here, they start with an apology instead of calling the guy a douche.

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    ya its true, there are more problems at that site. they could be having issues with loss of water for cooling down their used/spent nuclear fuel

    http://www.theecologist.org/News/new...reactor_3.html

    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-steam-nuclear-reactor-064/

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Seems like a legit news source.

    And the commenters on that site are even bigger idiots. Many claiming to be taking KI since the disaster in Japan. It is always a good idea to poison your thyroid as protection against something that doesn't effect the US:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42135438/n.../#.UsVR0hC1Wlo

    I will just leave this here:
    http://deepseanews.com/2013/11/true-...hima-disaster/
    A blog with actual scientific references. Something the fear monger sites seem to always lack.
    Thanks for the good link Brew. I got a bit agitated when the dude went from talking bq's (I barely understand this unit of measure if at all) to tbq's and pbq's without explaining what they are. For me the truth remains fogged in by terminology and measurements that are hard to understand. For such intelligent people, they have a tough time painting a black and white picture that's understandable for the non nuclear engineer part of the population.

    Chich, you must have skimmed through the comments because that Neutronium dude filled my reading quota for the day rather quickly. He must be a genius. I want to completely understand everything Neutronium said but, wow it's a lot to wrap my head around on the first read. Plus algebra, calculus, and me don't get along to well.

    So after reading the blog and then the Neutronium/George Kamburoff comments I find myself totally head f*cked with no opinion whatsoever on the subject because I barely understand what they're talking about. If I thoroughly studied the book those two wrote over the coarse of 4 comments, I would understand those comments only and still not know how safe people in certain areas may or may not be.

    How about laymen's terms? They must know most people aren't nuclear physics freaks as they are.

    How about a single measurement style that can be used across the board? I'm sure there is reason to measure radiation 50 different ways, but that doesn't help non nuclear physicists understand what's happening or what's going to happen. It's like very privileged information or something.

    I'm not sure what mess is worse; Fukushima itself or the multitude of explanations attempting to describe the science of what's actually happening as a result of Fukushima.

    Yours truly, Lost Boy

    Ps I think I'll just eat some spent fuel rods and get it over with. That way I know for sure that I'm screwed and don't have to spend any more time wondering or deciphering nuclear physicist jargon. I know that sounds stupid but wtf.

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    Brew, upon further contemplation, I feel like the blog part clarifies quite a bit actually and the Neutronium dude in the comments just blew and overloaded my mind. I think that guy could simply rattle off ten more extremely detailed pages on the subject without batting an eye. His intelligence was very impressive. I'm seriously.

    I don't know anything about nuclear science and I'm learning on the fly now because Fukushima could potentially affect us.

    After reading that blog, I may even re-stoke my plans of migrating to a pacific location (for now).

    Another positive note is I have a substantial and interesting learning challenge ahead of me. I love science, details, and learning believe it or not.

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Thanks for the good link Brew. I got a bit agitated when the dude went from talking bq's (I barely understand this unit of measure if at all) to tbq's and pbq's without explaining what they are. For me the truth remains fogged in by terminology and measurements that are hard to understand. For such intelligent people, they have a tough time painting a black and white picture that's understandable for the non nuclear engineer part of the population.

    Chich, you must have skimmed through the comments because that Neutronium dude filled my reading quota for the day rather quickly. He must be a genius. I want to completely understand everything Neutronium said but, wow it's a lot to wrap my head around on the first read. Plus algebra, calculus, and me don't get along to well.

    So after reading the blog and then the Neutronium/George Kamburoff comments I find myself totally head f*cked with no opinion whatsoever on the subject because I barely understand what they're talking about. If I thoroughly studied the book those two wrote over the coarse of 4 comments, I would understand those comments only and still not know how safe people in certain areas may or may not be.

    How about laymen's terms? They must know most people aren't nuclear physics freaks as they are.

    How about a single measurement style that can be used across the board? I'm sure there is reason to measure radiation 50 different ways, but that doesn't help non nuclear physicists understand what's happening or what's going to happen. It's like very privileged information or something.

    I'm not sure what mess is worse; Fukushima itself or the multitude of explanations attempting to describe the science of what's actually happening as a result of Fukushima.

    Yours truly, Lost Boy

    Ps I think I'll just eat some spent fuel rods and get it over with. That way I know for sure that I'm screwed and don't have to spend any more time wondering or deciphering nuclear physicist jargon. I know that sounds stupid but wtf.
    I read it and got a headache.
    I worked at the local Nuke plant in when it opened in the mid 70's. A class was given to new employees and contractors. info on dressing out, how a yellow and magenta rope separates contaminated from uncontaminated areas and how to tell how much radiation one can get without harm. The 1st class I took, they said take your age, subtract 21 from it and that's how many REMs one can safely get. I was 24 so 3 Rems that year. The next year, it was stated that any amount of radiation causes bodily harm.
    the first time I went in I had to go into a contaminated area. I called my dad that night and told him. He was an Army chemist and did a lot of work with military grade radioactive crap. He asked me if I was being monitored, and I said yes and got a dose of 8. "RADs or MRADS?" he asked. Not knowing I said Rads. "THAT'S TOO MUCH FOR PEACETIME EXPOSURE!" he yelled.
    "Oh, MRADS I guess."
    I told him about what my Geiger counter read on the flight to see him recently, and he raised his eyebrows. which is very expressive for him.

  6. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post

    Another positive note is I have a substantial and interesting learning challenge ahead of me. I love science, details, and learning believe it or not.
    All one has to do is look at the inquisitive look on your pic to tell you learn good.
    Last edited by chicharronne; Jan 3, 2014 at 01:46 PM.

  7. #77
    You guys convinced me there's nothing to worry about. TEPCO feels so bad about the accident, they're giving free heat to those by the reactor.
    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-steam-nuclear-reactor-064/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    You guys convinced me there's nothing to worry about. TEPCO feels so bad about the accident, they're giving free heat to those by the reactor.
    http://rt.com/news/fukushima-steam-nuclear-reactor-064/
    There is definitely something to worry about if you live near Fukushima.

  9. #79
    how near? like Hawaii or Cali?

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    Nihommatsu, Shiroishi, Takahata and maybe Inawashiro. Anything further should be fine

    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    how near? like Hawaii or Cali?