Skip to comments.Japan: People May Be Urged To Move Further From Nuclear Plant For Convenience
Posted on 03/24/2011 4:45:41 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
People May Be Urged To Move Further From Nuclear Plant For Convenience
TOKYO (Kyodo)--The government is reviewing whether to continue its current directive for people living 20 to 30 kilometers away from a troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture to remain indoors, with an eye on possibly recommending they relocate further away to make their everyday life easier over the long term, the top government spokesman indicated Thursday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano noted in a news conference that reconsidering the directive does not mean the risk of radiation leaks from the plant is increasing.
''We are reviewing whether people can continue living under the current conditions,'' Edano said.
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Radiation isn't catching like a disease but it is surely transferable. So what happens now.
“they relocate further away to make their everyday life easier over the long term”
Easier as in no need for chemo?
Its been almost 2 weeks now and the Japanese are dilly-dallying around on the nuclear crisis. They need to entomb the reactors in concrete ASAP. If something isn’t done quickly much of Japan north of Tokyo might be inhabitable for a long time to come.
Yea , just pack up and move . Gotcha Edano .
It’s a disgrace. Back in the day there’d be a lot of Seppuku going on.
Is it just me, or do I smell a lot of BS here?
Sure, moving twice will really make their everyday lives simpler.
Sounds like a bureaucratic euphemism, doesn’t it?
Is losing that much knowledge and experience really the best thing right now? Usually the worst thing that can happen in any crisis is having the people who know what to do turn up dead.
Several reactors are above 300 degrees C. Surrounding them with concrete would not assist cooling them down.
Keeping the reactor vessels exposed allows continued cooling lowering the chance of the remaining fuel from melting down.
The reactors are of a completely different type and design.
It’s not even apples and oranges. It’s more like comparing apples and hamburgers.
Pathetic actually, it looks silly once you see the video footage of a small stream of water being sprayed up at a ruined building housing a reactor that when at full power (and these presumably are dampened somewhat) that would require hundreds of thousands of gpm to keep in the proper temp/pressure range. Sounds better coming from an ideologue with an axe to grind that the Japanese are in control, don’t worry.
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