Skip to comments.Hell Hole on Earth Discovered at Fukushima
Posted on 08/22/2019 7:52:17 PM PDT by Windflier
At the levels of radiation now being found a Fukushima, a robot would be able to operate for less than two hours before it was destroyed. And Japans National Institute of Radiological Sciences said medical professionals had never even thought about encountering this level of radiation in their work.
The accident is enormous in its medical implications. Through future years, too long to contemplate, we will witness an epidemic of cancer as people inhale the radioactive elements, eat radioactive vegetables, rice and meat, and drink radioactive milk and teas. Year by year, decade through relentless decade, the radiation will build up yet modern medicine does not seem concerned.
New readings at Fukushima have recorded the highest radiation levels seen since the triple core meltdown that occurred in 2011. Readings inside the containment vessel of reactor no. 2 are as high as 530 Sieverts per hour, a dosage that would be fatal dozens and dozens of times over if a human were to be exposed to it. The previous high was a still very fatal rate of 73 Sieverts per hour.
The blazing radiation reading was taken near the entrance to the space just below the pressure vessel, which contains the reactor core. The highest radiation levels ever measured at Chernobyl were 300 Sieverts per hour; an incomprehensibly high dose which can kill a man almost instantly.
The new record at Fukushima of 530 Sieverts per hour is 70% higher than that of Chernobyl. The 530 Sievert reading was recorded some distance from the melted fuel, so in reality it could be 10 times higher than recorded, said Hideyuki Ban, co-director of Citizens Nuclear Information Center.
To put this in perspective, radiation is usually measured in thousandths of a Sievert, called millisieverts. For example, most people receive around 2.4 millisieverts per year from background radiation, or only 0.0002739726 per hour.
According to the Kyodo news agency, the institute estimates that exposure to one Sievert of radiation could lead to infertility, loss of hair and cataracts. One Sievert is enough to cause radiation sickness and nausea; 5 Sieverts would kill half those exposed to it within a month, and a single dose of 10 Sieverts would prove fatal within weeks.
They moved Baltimore to Japan?
Well that's not great, but it's hot horrifying.
What is horrifying?
If we can’t even count on the Japanese to be competent, uncorrupt, and forward looking so such an event would have never happened then we’re in for a world of hurt.
No one could have foreseen an event like that tsunami.
Wouldn’t that be an act of war?
Actually, I did. My ESP warned me of it for a long time before and I looked for it constantly, knowing it was going to happen. I even told people.
I am not certain any corruption was involved but there was a severe lack of safety and hazardous analysis thinking.
Today modern safety engineers develop analyses that consider the type of things that might go wrong. The consideration of a tsunami that was higher than ever seen would be understood. Storage of spent fuel rods would never be undertaken in the same area as the reactor and certainly would not be stored where water could accumulate and cover the fuel rods. I would also think the wall would have been built higher, (maybe some corruption was involved in the desire to avoid the expense, I do not know.)
However, we will need nuclear power soon, (if not already) and the cost of doing it right must be applied. People have looked at the density of other carbon free alternatives and they take over the countryside because of their low density. We will need the higher density in many places.
Brad Pitts is an actor of war.
Kevin Costner is an actor of baseball players.
Actors are sometimes referred to as Thespians which is Greek for shirthead.
I’ll let Mark Sircus borrow my shotgun so he can off his soyboy self.
Fukushima happened due to an act of God; an earthquake and a massive tsunami accompanying it. There was nothing more they could have done to protect that power plant, and I understand that it was up to par when it came to safety.
This was not a Japanese version of Chernobyl.
"Tsunami." That's a Japanese word, isn't it?
“Yes, the article is dated, but it’s fascinating.”
And scientifically very sloppy.
Thespians are know to masticate.
Chew on that for a while.
I had a dream about it in 1980. After nothing happened for a year or two I figured there was nothing to it. Then it happened and I remembered that dream again.
Oh, I don't know. They could have remembered that they live in a country that's prone to earthquakes, with a history of tsunamis, and thought that maybe building a nuclear power plant right next to the ocean might not be a great idea.
The numerous engineering failures were all preventable, most especially the failed FMEA that allowed an loss of coolant accident to occur as the result of an unanticipated tsunami.
Engineers don’t try to predict what might happen, they design systems like this with sufficient redundancy that the worst case failure modes do not occur.
The police need to bite that in the bud.
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