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(NBC News)   Inside Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant two years after the earthquake and tsunami   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 51
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2013-03-08 12:06:45 PM
Wait, 2 years ago?
 
2013-03-08 12:08:03 PM

Pichu0102: Wait, 2 years ago?


And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you

/no one told me when to run
 
2013-03-08 12:08:17 PM

Pichu0102: Wait, 2 years ago?


Rate, troo, rears agro???

/ftfy
 
2013-03-08 12:08:26 PM
Wonder what those clean-up jobs pay?
 
2013-03-08 12:09:06 PM

A Shambling Mound: Pichu0102: Wait, 2 years ago?

And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you

/no one told me when to run


I just got a contact high flashback.

/or something like that.
 
2013-03-08 12:09:13 PM
Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.
 
2013-03-08 12:09:57 PM

monoski: Wonder what those clean-up jobs pay?


More than the executive assistant to the jizz mopper shift manager.
 
2013-03-08 12:11:06 PM
Bananas. Bananas everywhere.
 
2013-03-08 12:11:26 PM

neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.


cdn.hsmemes.com
 
2013-03-08 12:12:20 PM

Karma Curmudgeon: Bananas. Bananas everywhere.


25.media.tumblr.com25.media.tumblr.com25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-08 12:12:31 PM

neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.


Glowing reviews. Hottest place on the coast.
 
2013-03-08 12:14:44 PM
Meowing and bananas.
 
2013-03-08 12:15:37 PM

neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.


Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.
 
2013-03-08 12:18:15 PM
I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.
 
2013-03-08 12:19:59 PM
We should send in someone who really knows a thing or two about nuclear power.

flowtv.org
 
2013-03-08 12:20:27 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.


That may have been me.
 
2013-03-08 12:21:25 PM

ChipNASA: Karma Curmudgeon: Bananas. Bananas everywhere.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 320x316][25.media.tumblr.com image 320x316][25.media.tumblr.com image 320x316]


it's.....hypnotic.  Must...look...away....
 
2013-03-08 12:22:36 PM

Kittypie070: Meowing and bananas.


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i366.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-08 12:24:16 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.


profile.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-08 12:25:17 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.


Why do you hate yesterday?
 
2013-03-08 12:28:57 PM
Two years. Hmmm.

That stuff should be safe in only 9,998 years.

Except for the real bad stuff.

That might take a little longer.
 
2013-03-08 12:37:25 PM

monoski: Wonder what those clean-up jobs pay?


In tumors
 
2013-03-08 12:37:37 PM

dryknife: Two years. Hmmm.

That stuff should be safe in only 9,998 years.


Fun fact: we have absolutely no idea what state the reactors are actually in and won't for 10 years.  All we have is speculation.
 
2013-03-08 12:38:18 PM

dryknife: That stuff should be safe in only 9,998 years.

Except for the real bad stuff.

That might take a little longer.


It's actually the opposite.  The longer the halflife, the less radioactive something is, and the more/closer/longer you have to be exposed to it to really be harmed.

A gram of something with a half life of 1 minute is more dangerous than 500 kilograms of something with a half life of a year.  At least for that first minute...

So there's an awful lot of stuff out there where a policy of 'contain it for now, we'll do something more thorough in X amount of time' is actually a very valid strategy - For example, one of the problems during Chernobyl's disaster was the release of relatively large amounts of radioactive iodine.  With a half life of 8 days, it doesn't take much to be dangerous, but by the same token only 7.4% should remain after a month and it should pretty much be all gone(or at least in line with naturally created versions of it) within a year.
 
2013-03-08 12:41:43 PM
Came for a damned Daishi reference...

www.eze33.com

/Want something done...
 
2013-03-08 12:42:29 PM

zippyZRX: And yet it was not nearly as bad as you and that other farker predicted. Notice the world is not dying.


You don't see people dropping dead in the streets from exposure to such things. Cancer has a long latency period, which makes carcinogens like that all the more insidious. Particular cancers like leukemia and thyroid cancer were virtually non-existent before the nuclear age, and first started appearing in large numbers downwind of nuclear testing sites, or in the area surrounding Chernobyl. As the years went on it spread further and further. Every person alive today has Strontium-90 in their bones, and likely even more isotopes, from all this crap.

/OH GOD IT'S ALL HAPPENING AGAIN
 
2013-03-08 12:44:21 PM

J. Frank Parnell: You don't see people dropping dead in the streets from exposure to such things.


No, but they will be boiled alive and die of gamma radiation, dropping dead in the streets if gamma is present... so they've got that going for them...
 
2013-03-08 12:45:20 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.


With a username like that one, who'd be crazy enough to debate nuclear issues with you?
 
2013-03-08 12:45:56 PM
I hope there's not another earthquake in the area for at least a decade or so...
 
2013-03-08 12:54:26 PM
When we washed elelctrical gear, the water was evaporated to the envoronment to remove ant toxic substances...wouldn't that work for the wastewater? At Hanford, they just put it in a tank underground and waited until it leaked. Of Course Portland is still awaiting the results.
 
2013-03-08 01:11:41 PM
I think I threw a bolt of lightning at someone, as well.
 
2013-03-08 01:24:05 PM
Couldn't they find a more boring narrator?
 
2013-03-08 01:29:57 PM

J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.


Remember, nuclear power is completely safe!
 
2013-03-08 01:41:22 PM

A Shambling Mound: Pichu0102: Wait, 2 years ago?

And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you

/no one told me when to run


Then the girl in the cafe taps me on the shoulder
I realize five years went by I'm older
Memories smoulder winters colder
But that same piano loops over and over and over
 
2013-03-08 02:32:59 PM

derpy: J. Frank Parnell: I can still remember me and one other guy taking on hordes of Farkers who were saying it was no big deal, there would be no meltdown, and we were retards who just hated science, like it was yesterday.

Remember, nuclear power is completely safe!


It's also clean and cheap.  They don't even have to meter it!
 
2013-03-08 02:42:14 PM
Knowing the Japanese, I expect a swarm of robots within a decade, and they'll all look like this:

bizgovsoc2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-08 02:45:53 PM

GAT_00: neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.

Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.


You know what? fark you. fark you so much.

Go read about the bikini atoll and the nuclear fallout that should be there but isn't

/farking morons who don't understand that radiation gets dispersed fairly quickly.
 
2013-03-08 02:58:23 PM
the plan also relies on technological advances ...

(read in John Stewart's union mobster voice)
"So, uh, basicly our plan is to hope someone invents some sort of shrink ray, so we can jus' zap the thing down, put it in a box, and chuck it in the ocean, you know?"
 
2013-03-08 03:02:28 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: A Shambling Mound: Pichu0102: Wait, 2 years ago?

And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you

/no one told me when to run

Then the girl in the cafe taps me on the shoulder
I realize five years went by I'm older
Memories smoulder winters colder
But that same piano loops over and over and over


Wow. Now there is some original pirate material.

/well played sir
 
2013-03-08 03:06:00 PM

viscountalpha: GAT_00: neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.

Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.

You know what? fark you. fark you so much.

Go read about the bikini atoll and the nuclear fallout that should be there but isn't

/farking morons who don't understand that radiation gets dispersed fairly quickly.


If it's dispersed quickly, why are they still finding fish with radiation 5000 times higher than safe limits just days ago?
 
2013-03-08 03:45:35 PM

stuffy: Couldn't they find a more boring narrator?


I don't want to watch your crappy video, dammit!
Put up some photographs (that are NOT the size of a farking postage stamp)
and cover the rest in the text. It'll save bandwith, and you won't have to pay
some airhead newsfark to read your copy.
 
2013-03-08 03:54:02 PM

GAT_00: viscountalpha: GAT_00: neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.

Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.

You know what? fark you. fark you so much.

Go read about the bikini atoll and the nuclear fallout that should be there but isn't

/farking morons who don't understand that radiation gets dispersed fairly quickly.

If it's dispersed quickly, why are they still finding fish with radiation 5000 times higher than safe limits just days ago?


Yes, where ARE all those Fark Nuclear Experts who explained at the time of the disaster that cesium has a short half life, and wouldn't bio-accumulate?
 
2013-03-08 04:06:40 PM

GAT_00: neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.

Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.


Here is what you know about radiation

Jack

shiat.


stfu dude, you're an embarrassment to environmentalists and leftists in general.

GAT_00: If it's dispersed quickly, why are they still finding fish with radiation 5000 times higher than safe limits just days ago?


color me skeptical of the numbers they claimed there.
 
2013-03-08 04:06:41 PM
the plan also relies on technological advances ...

So in other words, the clean-up plan is:

1.  Begin clean-up.
2. ????
3. Profit!

Seems legit.
 
2013-03-08 04:07:16 PM

PunGent: Yes, where ARE all those Fark Nuclear Experts who explained at the time of the disaster that cesium has a short half life, and wouldn't bio-accumulate?


anyone who claimed that CESIUM has a short half line (37ish years) is a moron. it's radioiodine that has a short half life (8 days approx).
 
2013-03-08 04:30:02 PM

Kazan: GAT_00: neversubmit: Everything is A okay just like it was two years ago.

Superficially of course.  The reactors are expected to be too hot to enter for 10 years.  That's 10 years of highly radioactive wastewater dumped into the ocean.

Here is what you know about radiation

Jack

shiat.


stfu dude, you're an embarrassment to environmentalists and leftists in general. GAT_00: If it's dispersed quickly, why are they still finding fish with radiation 5000 times higher than safe limits just days ago?

color me skeptical of the numbers they claimed there.


The tone of your post seems upset, do you need a hug?
 
2013-03-08 04:36:40 PM

neversubmit: The tone of your post seems upset, do you need a hug?


I just don't like GAT. as a liberal and environmentalist he is a continuous embarrassment with his aggressive ignorance.
 
2013-03-08 07:07:15 PM
fark ppl need to spend more time on youtube paying attention to the private scientists etc... and not the paid conflict of interest assholes.
 
2013-03-09 09:07:40 AM

Kazan: PunGent: Yes, where ARE all those Fark Nuclear Experts who explained at the time of the disaster that cesium has a short half life, and wouldn't bio-accumulate?

anyone who claimed that CESIUM has a short half line (37ish years) is a moron. it's radioiodine that has a short half life (8 days approx).


Apparently those morons have forgotten how to post, because there were several of them.
 
2013-03-11 12:26:20 AM

PunGent: Apparently those morons have forgotten how to post, because there were several of them.


If they've even forgotten how to post, how do you know there were 'several' of them?  Heck, said morons might not even be paying attention to this thread.

Heck, you're literally the first one to mention Cesium in the thread.
 
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