Is Fukashima all it's hyped up to be?

SinD Rae (@araeya09) 8 years, 1 month ago

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima


OK, I live on the west coast, in Bellingham, WA. A little bit of geography here; Bellingham is located on the in side of the Puget Sound which is a very interesting and unique piece of geography because even though the ocean is right outside my window, far off in the distance are tons of small islands and one big one, Vancouver island, and these islands block a majority of currents from reaching us.

Does anyone know or have found anything that shows the current patterns in that area cause that would be helpful.

Anyway, I’m wondering what you think about Fukashima? Would you move if you lived where I do or somewhere close? Do you think all the hype is overrated or do you think the west coast is going to be inhabitable? How soon would you estimate?

October 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm
Zero (0) (@dsexton) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@araeya09, To be honest, I think all hype is media magic. They are advertising worse case possible. If it were really true there would be more proactive organizations and more effort to get people off the coast.

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SinD Rae (19) (@araeya09) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@dsexton, I think the fact that it is NOT being covered by the main stream media, but being hyped up by websites with less corporate influence, may be a clue that we SHOULD be doing more.

@iloveyou
, Definitely staying away from seafood, but seriously debating weather or not to make moves on relocating.
Really like your thread name btw. Kind of like a hug in conversation. Both parties receive the feel goods. lol

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@araeya09, Check the links in the article, half of them half explanations in them, such as for the bleeding gills being caused by a virus.

Kinda stupid.

further:
“but being hyped up by websites with less corporate influence, may be a clue that we SHOULD be doing more.”

How do you think they are getting paid? By views.
What do you think gets views?
Over-hyping ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.

Fringe science and news gets a lot of views because people like to buy into conspiracy.

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SinD Rae (19) (@araeya09) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Sometimes I forget that just because my motivations are not centered around money, doesn’t mean others aren’t. Making money off the fears and insecurities of others is nothing new. But without having the equipment to measure radioactivity myself, it is ridiculous to try and cypher through all of this misleading information to formulate an opinion, which is why I posted to HE about it.

Being where I live it is really important for me to know exactly what’s going on. To be honest, I have little faith in the government to handle the situation if it is, or does get out of hand.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@araeya09, Wouldn’t you think the people of Japan would have left the country by now if that was the case? Although Japan apparently needs help in containing it. Get ready for Godzilla.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/08/japan-pm-fukushima-leaks

This is Japan’s mascot that informs children on radiation safety tips.
http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/noushin/noukan/kibitan.gif

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JonH (1,139)C (@IJesusChrist) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

@araeya09, There is a theory that Hormesis applies to radiation as well. I wouldn’t go around saying its true, but its something to keep in mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormesis

Fukushima had a lot of radiation, this is true.

Now spread that over an area probably 1 billion times the area of the plant itself, and you’ll have levels 1 billion times lower.

Its just not something to worry about. Nagasaki happened and now there is still a town there, as well as Hiroshima.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/04/0426_060426_chernobyl.html

Fukushima also had about half the radiation maximum detected
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Fukushima_and_Chernobyl_nuclear_accidents

I wouldn’t worry about it. Really. We are an ocean away.

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Anonymous (291) (@) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

I think it is something to be of concern.

Unfortunately, this is a subject humanity isn’t well versed in, considering the last major nuclear meltdown was Chernobyl, and that wasn’t handled properly until recently with the cement locker that was put into place to contain the leaking radiation. Even then, there’s still damage from past, present, and into the future.

I’m no nuclear physicist, however, from what little I understand of nuclear anything, radiation isn’t shit to fuck with, an unstable plant is certainly something not to ignore, and that we have yet to see the full effects of the damage that has been done.

There’s been a lot of cover up to ignore this situation, mainly because I believe that Japan doesn’t want to admit the country needs help handling the situation (up until recently with Japan stepping out and asking for assistance).

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