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(CNN)   Oh, did we say Tokyo's water was irradiated? No, no, we meant "ensafiated." It's been ensafiated and it's totally safe for you to drink. Please stop panicking. Thank you   (cnn.com) divider line 50
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2011-03-24 09:41:49 AM
You'll only get a few rads, nothing some rad away won't fix
 
2011-03-24 09:50:46 AM
But I like picnics...
 
2011-03-24 12:04:39 PM
i can't wait to get bottle of irradiated water from japan. i want my superpowers now, dammit
 
2011-03-24 12:11:49 PM

Tresser: i can't wait to get bottle of irradiated water from japan. i want my superpowers now, dammit


qualifying for chemotherapy isn't a very good superpower
 
2011-03-24 12:12:07 PM
Sigh. It isn't dangerous. Not unless you're a baby. And from the way some people are whining about this, I'd think they were.
 
2011-03-24 12:14:19 PM
This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).
 
2011-03-24 12:14:52 PM
The Power of the Atom!
 
2011-03-24 12:14:53 PM
What a coincidence! I open my browser just after I finshed some auto-erotic ensafiation.
 
2011-03-24 12:14:54 PM
Just drop a few of them fancy iodine pills in your cup of water and yer set.

/preparred fer tha wurst
 
2011-03-24 12:15:35 PM
So how many bananas would I have to eat to equal one glass of Tokyo tap water?
 
2011-03-24 12:16:48 PM
meh whatever, I have a water filter.


also, I don't live in Tokyo.
 
2011-03-24 12:19:34 PM
That's good news. Now they can safely boil the headcrabs that are running around.

/boiled headcrab
//mmmmm
 
2011-03-24 12:21:19 PM
safe for babies - notice the picture - thems old babies!
 
2011-03-24 12:22:50 PM
Irradiated tap water is good. No pathogens or bacteria in it. Very safe to drink. Trust me on this one.
 
2011-03-24 12:28:25 PM

stryker4526: This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).


I stopped after the first paragraph, unfortunately:

FTFA:

"It remains highly unlikely that the workers themselves will suffer any measurable health consequences from radiation, and - continued media scaremongering notwithstanding - effects on the public look set to be nil."

Guess what, exagerating your lay back position is just as stupid as the fear mongering: 3 nuke workers exposed to high radiation, 2 sustain possible burns (new window)
 
2011-03-24 12:30:07 PM
Iodine has a fairly short half-life so... yeah levels should drop unless radiation continues to flow into the water...did people think that Tokyo's water would be irradiated for the next 10 thousand years or something?

Today show yesterday:

Host: "So, what's going on at the plant now"

Nuke expert: "Well, things are stabilizing, it appears. Last week was more bad news every day, and now things look like they are getting better so there's reason to believe that the crisis is lessening every day now."

Host: "But, the worst-case scenario can still happen, right? How can the worst-case happen now?"

Wish I was making that up...
 
2011-03-24 12:32:05 PM
I can always tell when she gets ensafiated
'Cause when she gets ensafiated she start calling my name
 
2011-03-24 12:33:05 PM

that bosnian sniper: So how many bananas would I have to eat to equal one glass of Tokyo tap water?


Bananas have a are roughly 110 Bq/kg while the Tokyo water is 79 Bq/kg. So apparently the water is still less radioactive than bananas. Although that isn't a measure of absorption just amount present.
 
2011-03-24 12:34:11 PM

stryker4526: This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).


No, it has to be posted in every web site that puts something about Fukishima... sadly most people will go "TL;DR"
 
2011-03-24 12:34:11 PM

offmymeds: That's good news. Now they can safely boil the headcrabs that are running around.

/boiled headcrab
//mmmmm


They call 'em headcrabs but they don't taste like crab.
/You can't explain that
 
2011-03-24 12:34:23 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: "Bananas have a are"


I speek good.
 
2011-03-24 12:34:48 PM
It is a double edged sword. On the one hand, they have this information and they did need to make it public. If they had not done so, the consequences would have been bad, and the political cost of being accused of a cover up would have been massive.

On the other hand, the only thing people know about radioactivity is that it is dangerous. No one really has any sense of context for any of these numbers. If you tell someone that the water is in any way radioactive, the first thoughts that they will have is that they are going to die of radiation poisoning or cancer. Its like driving beyond the speed limit. Going 400 kph in a 30 kph zone (yeah, I am canadian..) is not a big deal. Your speeding, but not much. It is another is your cruising around 210 kph ub a 30 kph zone.

END COMMUNICATION
 
2011-03-24 12:38:33 PM

Timdesuyo: Sigh. It isn't dangerous. Not unless you're a baby. And from the way some people are whining about this, I'd think they were.


In case someone's wondering (and it needs to be reposted), here's a CDC guide on radiation in pregnant women (new window).
 
2011-03-24 12:38:52 PM

stryker4526: This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).


Exactly.

oopsminded: Guess what, exagerating your lay back position is just as stupid as the fear mongering: 3 nuke workers exposed to high radiation, 2 sustain possible burns (new window)


You ignorant slut, do you even know how little what they stepped in was? and for how few seconds it hit?

Do you know what a millisievert is? Do you know what percentage of that is cut by the gear they are wearing?

Do you know what 'possible' can mean? It doesn't mean 'for sure'. It's 'possible' your mother isn't a whore, you know, be we all know better

I simply cannot believe FARK is suddenly this stupid. People haven't gotten dumber. So what is it? Did the well-meaning alcoholics of Fark all go to Reddit, and what we're seeing here is Digg orphans? Or is this a whole new breed of Youtube-commenting, email forwarding simpletons?

Who are these hopeless fools?

/I cannot believe how far this place has fallen
//all to get an audience that will actually click on floorhumpers
 
2011-03-24 12:39:00 PM

Pick: Irradiated tap water is good. No pathogens or bacteria in it. Very safe to drink. Trust me on this one.


That's probably true. Irradiating tap water however . . .
 
2011-03-24 12:40:44 PM
Going 400 kph in a 30 kph zone (yeah, I am canadian..) is not a big deal. Your speeding, but not much.

I've never understood Canadian math. Apparently, I never will.
 
2011-03-24 12:42:27 PM

RedThree: I simply cannot believe FARK is suddenly this stupid. People haven't gotten dumber. So what is it? Did the well-meaning alcoholics of Fark all go to Reddit, and what we're seeing here is Digg orphans? Or is this a whole new breed of Youtube-commenting, email forwarding simpletons?


You seem to be suffering from butthurt. Here, try some of these.

img217.imageshack.us
 
2011-03-24 12:44:19 PM
New slogan:
Tokyo public water supply, now safer than a U.S. firebombing!
dcist.com
'Brother, can I have some Tokyo water please?'
 
2011-03-24 12:46:59 PM
I drink irradiated water all the time. No big deal.

Radioactive, now...that I'll need to see the degree of radioactivity.
 
2011-03-24 12:47:56 PM

Ivo Shandor: You seem to be suffering from butthurt.


It's like watching a six year old repeat words he hears the older kids at lunch say so he'll sound cool.

/Welcome to NewFark(tm)
 
2011-03-24 12:53:38 PM

RedThree:
You ignorant slut, do you even know how little what they stepped in was? and for how few seconds it hit?

Do you know what a millisievert is? Do you know what percentage of that is cut by the gear they are wearing?


You sound mad. And sick. But to the point, FTFA:

"Radiation at the surface of the puddle stood at 400 millisieverts per hour, while the amount in the air reached 200 millisieverts per hour."

"The three men in their 20s and 30s were exposed to radiation amounting to 173 to 180 millisieverts while laying cable underground at the No. 3 reactor's turbine building."

Pretty sure even you can do the math.
 
2011-03-24 12:55:59 PM
RedThree

The protective gear that the workers are wearing does little to nothing to protect them from radiation. It is there to prevent them from becoming contaminated.

Much like the post before yours concerning water, there is a difference between an irradiated worker and a radioactive worker.
 
2011-03-24 01:22:58 PM

stryker4526: This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).


So you're unfamiliar with the Radium Girls I presume?

The health consequences of this will be attributed to many other causes to decrease the amount of litigation against TEPCO. Smoking, unhealthy lifestyles, malnutrition, etc. Happened before, will happen again.
 
2011-03-24 01:41:16 PM
ensafiated is a perfectly cromulent word...
 
2011-03-24 01:50:55 PM

Lord Zardoz: . Going 400 kph in a 30 kph zone (yeah, I am canadian..) is not a big deal.


Is this you?

i.imgur.com
 
2011-03-24 01:56:28 PM
If you are in the middle of flooding, irradiated water is just about your only hope. Diarrhea is one of the biggest killers of infants worldwide.

Liter of water + pinch of salt + fist of sugar = 3rd world gatoraide. Possibly the biggest lifesaver since penicillin.
 
2011-03-24 02:13:31 PM

oopsminded: stryker4526: This whole "disaster" is farking nothing (new window)

Apparently this needs to be posted in every thread on the new Fox News 2.0 (aka Fark.com).

I stopped after the first paragraph, unfortunately:

FTFA:

"It remains highly unlikely that the workers themselves will suffer any measurable health consequences from radiation, and - continued media scaremongering notwithstanding - effects on the public look set to be nil."

Guess what, exagerating your lay back position is just as stupid as the fear mongering: 3 nuke workers exposed to high radiation, 2 sustain possible burns (new window)


It's too bad you didn't continue to read the article where he goes on to describe how low of an amount those limits really are.
Otherwise you might have a point.

Christ, Fark got stupider since the last time I came here regularly.
 
2011-03-24 02:32:33 PM
I wish the idiots would learn that there is a difference between "radioactive particles" and "radiation". They are not the same thing.

Radioactive particles are like dust. They emit radiation, which is like light.

If you have radioactive particles in your water, and you filter them out, it is back to being ordinary water.

If you are exposed to radiation, it is like being illuminated by a flashlight. When the flashlight is off, you are no longer illuminated, nor do you in turn give off light, because just being illuminated by a flashlight does not make you into a light. Being exposed to radiation does not make you radioactive, either.

If you get a chest X-Ray, you have been exposed to radiation. It has not made you radioactive.

If you get radioactive particles on you, like fallout, as long as the dust is on you, it will continue to irradiate you. But if you brush and wash off those particles, you are no longer being irradiated.
 
2011-03-24 02:40:50 PM

stryker4526:
It's too bad you didn't continue to read the article where he goes on to describe how low of an amount those limits really are.


I did, don't worry. It's a good article, just the condescending attitude from it's first paragraph it's a bit irritating.

/and what the fark is with so many of you feeling so damn smart all of a sudden?
 
2011-03-24 02:45:59 PM

oopsminded: stryker4526:
It's too bad you didn't continue to read the article where he goes on to describe how low of an amount those limits really are.

I did, don't worry. It's a good article, just the condescending attitude from it's first paragraph it's a bit irritating.

/and what the fark is with so many of you feeling so damn smart all of a sudden?


Then why did you say you stopped reading it?
And I dunno, maybe it's just because I haven't been coming here for a while, so I forgot what it was like. Maybe the lack of critical thinking and the perpetuation of media hysteria was always here and I just don't remember it.
Doesn't feel like it though.
 
2011-03-24 03:11:00 PM
farm4.static.flickr.com

/irradiated
 
2011-03-24 03:12:20 PM
For those of you thinking its not serious unless having babies,
would any of you consent to sterilasation, in the public interest of increasing trust for using radioactive water?
Radioactive Tuna, anyone? hmm?

Eh?
can't hear ya.
Eh?
 
2011-03-24 03:51:25 PM
oopsminded 2011-03-24 02:40:50 PM
stryker4526:
It's too bad you didn't continue to read the article where he goes on to describe how low of an amount those limits really are.

I did, don't worry. It's a good article, just the condescending attitude from it's first paragraph it's a bit irritating.

/and what the fark is with so many of you feeling so damn smart all of a sudden?
===================================================================

// its the water...
if you kiss her, she will inject her active waters
i84.photobucket.com
Kiss her already,
its safe.
 
2011-03-24 05:31:03 PM

JSTACAT: For those of you thinking its not serious unless having babies,
would any of you consent to sterilasation, in the public interest of increasing trust for using radioactive water?
Radioactive Tuna, anyone? hmm?

Eh?
can't hear ya.
Eh?


I'll stick with the science, instead of the deranged rantings of a proven retard on Fark.
 
2011-03-24 10:37:36 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Iodine has a fairly short half-life so... yeah levels should drop unless radiation continues to flow into the water...did people think that Tokyo's water would be irradiated for the next 10 thousand years or something?


So wouldn't the prudent thing be to put away some water now and drink it when the bottled water runs out? Or do "water radiation averaging" and put enough away to drink every day, or twice that amount, with the hopes of getting some sort of equipment to check to see how radioactive it is, figure out which is the safest to drink when...


Today show yesterday:

Host: "So, what's going on at the plant now"

Nuke expert: "Well, things are stabilizing, it appears. Last week was more bad news every day, and now things look like they are getting better so there's reason to believe that the crisis is lessening every day now."

Host: "But, the worst-case scenario can still happen, right? How can the worst-case happen now?"

Wish I was making that up...


That's just like the other side, with their interviews:

Host: So, you've lost cooling, and there's been radioactive steam released. What happens next?

Nuke Expert: Well, that radioactive steam release is the worst you'll see in this disaster. Now that that's happened, crisis has been averted. Nothing to see here, move along.

...

Host: So now the cooling ponds have run dry. You're trying to shoot water into them from hundreds of yards away. How's that working out?

Nuke Expert: Well, once the water is restored to the cooling ponds, which it may already be, but we don't know because radiation levels are too hight to send anyone in to check, radiation levels will drop in that area, back to safe levels. Once this is achieved, there will be no more problems.

...

Host: Iodine?

Nuke expert: Only a little. It has a half life of 8 days.

Host: But where's it coming from?

Nuke expert: Would you like some tea, imported from Russia?
 
2011-03-24 10:49:33 PM
wexforce.com

Begs to differ.
 
2011-03-24 11:09:45 PM
Japan is safety country.
 
2011-03-25 12:20:04 PM

Goimir: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Iodine has a fairly short half-life so... yeah levels should drop unless radiation continues to flow into the water...did people think that Tokyo's water would be irradiated for the next 10 thousand years or something?


So wouldn't the prudent thing be to put away some water now and drink it when the bottled water runs out? Or do "water radiation averaging" and put enough away to drink every day, or twice that amount, with the hopes of getting some sort of equipment to check to see how radioactive it is, figure out which is the safest to drink when...


Today show yesterday:

Host: "So, what's going on at the plant now"

Nuke expert: "Well, things are stabilizing, it appears. Last week was more bad news every day, and now things look like they are getting better so there's reason to believe that the crisis is lessening every day now."

Host: "But, the worst-case scenario can still happen, right? How can the worst-case happen now?"

Wish I was making that up...

That's just like the other side, with their interviews:

Host: So, you've lost cooling, and there's been radioactive steam released. What happens next?

Nuke Expert: Well, that radioactive steam release is the worst you'll see in this disaster. Now that that's happened, crisis has been averted. Nothing to see here, move along.

...

Host: So now the cooling ponds have run dry. You're trying to shoot water into them from hundreds of yards away. How's that working out?

Nuke Expert: Well, once the water is restored to the cooling ponds, which it may already be, but we don't know because radiation levels are too hight to send anyone in to check, radiation levels will drop in that area, back to safe levels. Once this is achieved, there will be no more problems.

...

Host: Iodine?

Nuke expert: Only a little. It has a half life of 8 days.

Host: But where's it coming from?

Nuke expert: Would you like some tea, imported from Russia?


The Japanese are the Zen Masters of understatement. Remember on his radio address in 1945, announcing the surrender, Hirohito said "The war has proceeded not necessarilly to Japan's advantage."
 
2011-03-25 10:42:33 PM
www.fuckedgaijin.com

That's some tasty radiation.
 
2011-03-25 10:47:17 PM
greatshopped.com

Begun the mutations have.
 
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