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Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? #678421
04/15/11 04:51 AM
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Interesting to note not one word on probably the most significant environmental current event and disaster to come upon this planet ever!

Is not anyone having any concerns?

Anyone live in or near Japan?

How is your milk doing anyway?


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Arrow - Stomach Issues] #678431
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Japan is an island, thus no countries next door to 'ramp up' the story. Thanks to the dumbing down of most news the effects of radioactivity on the plankton and other sea life- particularly as it moves up the food chain - is not covered. That the Japanese are very isolationist as a culture also plays a part in the lack of info coming out of official sources.


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Arrow - Stomach Issues] #678443
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You can find all articles on the tsunami/earthquake in Japan at:

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns] #678567
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I have been following this story intently.

One needs to go to youtube and search Christopher Busby

this is much worse than we are being told..
and many many will die from this


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Arrow - Stomach Issues] #678621
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Here is a brirf film worth watching



What The Experts Are Saying About Fukashima

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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Arrow - Stomach Issues] #712067
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A little update on the Fukushima situation:

Radioactive "fallout" from Fukushima

Scary!!


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Ninjahedgewych] #712207
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I live in Japan North of Sendai.


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Many people I know remain concerned for people in Japan who were affected by the events of last March, and continue to pay attention to the situation. Of course families are always most concerned about the effects on their children and future generations.

I heard a news story last month that the company operating the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant built a huge tent to cover one of the most damaged reactors.

There is also a current story from Associated Press: Quake risk to reactors greater than thought about safety evaluations of American nuclear power plants since the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The Union of Concerned Scientists wrote:
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It may be years before the consequences of the crisis are fully understood. UCS continues to follow events in Japan and will provide information and analysis on significant developments as they occur, while we shift our focus to using lessons learned from Fukushima to improve nuclear power safety at existing and future reactors.

Meanwhile, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is seeking public comments on a draft letter that would require U.S. nuclear power plants to re-examine their sites� seismic risk and provide that information to the NRC.

They are still looking into what happened at a Virginia nuclear power plant when the August earthquake on the east coast caused it to switch off. The earthquake moved a bunch of steel containers storing highly radioactive used nuclear-fuel rods 3 or 4 inches out of position on their concrete storage pads.
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"We have seen no significant damage from our inspections so far," Daniel G. Stoddard, Dominion Virginia Power's senior vice president for nuclear operations, said Friday. "The plant is safe."
Though the power company has not completed its analysis of the event, the earthquake apparently produced combinations of shaking forces larger than the plant was initially designed for, Stoddard said Friday.

So, I'd say many important people as well as everyday people in your community remain concerned about Japan's nuclear disaster.

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Pam W
SE of Seattle


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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: SherrieK] #712225
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Hi Sherrie, In which ways is the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster affecting your family and your life? If at all.

Ask as I was in Berlin with a newborn when the Chernobyl disaster happened, and with the nuclear cloud passing right over us we had so many restrictions in place. Lots of vegetables out of bounds, not going out unless really necessary, using umbrellas even if there was no rain etc. etc.

There was a large Allied military presence in Berlin at the time and they also had very strict rules they were advised to follow.

For example for all of us there was to be 'no breast feeding' because of the food we mothers had to eat and the air we were breathing, while there was to be no 'bottle feeds', because of the water with which the formula was mixed. Nevertheless no one actually told us what the solution would be for dealing with hungry babies.

We imported bottled water from a safe source however, as our son refused every type of bottle and teat available and he had certain health problems after his birth, I continued to breast feed. With no ill effects.

There are still places in Germany where the soil continues to have radioactive traces, while of course those in the area of Chernobyl itself continue to suffer heart breaking after effects.

Just wondered what, if any, directives you have been given to follow, and if the situation is affecting your own life.



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Re: Isn't the Japan Nuclear Disaster a Concern? [Re: Francine - German Culture] #712374
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I live on a military base so they periodically check for radiation levels. The base that I am on are always notifying about warnings. So we always know what is going on. Since it is summer we have to conserve on energy. Military housing here does not have air conditioning. I came to Japan in May and things had settled down by then. When the earthquake hit we were in process of moving and we actually had a hold on movement to overseas. So we were stuck in the states for a month and a half. From what I have seen here in the local area they have really got back on the horse and have went about normal business. I have not been south of Japan so things are probably different.

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