Eps05: I didn't see Godzilla in that picture even after reading the caption.. twice. I thought "what does that woman have to do with Godzilla?"
Ringshadow: /saw that happen to a guy who was moving one of the bottles//lucky for him he had his safety glasses on///he had icicles in his mustache
Ivo Shandor: Ringshadow: /saw that happen to a guy who was moving one of the bottles//lucky for him he had his safety glasses on///he had icicles in his mustacheThat's what happens when you blow a seal.
Jones_Boy: Bequerels are a pretty standard measurement of emitted radiation, and it is the normal unit of measure from a geiger counter. And as far as the quantities go, there is a lot of isotopes being emitted. Fukushima was responsible for the largest release of radioactive noble gases ever, and has released more cesium than chernobyl. Three reactors worth of inventory, weighing a few thousand tons of radioactive material, is still unaccounted for. They have no idea where it is or how to get close enough to verify any theory. Every day, thousands of gallons of water are running through the wreckage and into the ocean and aquafers. This is the most massive industrial disaster we have ever seen, and it has been ongoing for three years with little intervention. This is not a few teaspoons of cesium, but a massive mess with vast quantities of dozens of isotopes leaking everywhere with stunningly little effort going in to the containment and cleanup. Most of it is going in the ocean, which you would think would be a concern to a fish and seaweed eating culture but so far they haven't done much besides accept the consequences for inaction.
Ringshadow: Now tell me how it's worse than Chernobyl, that's been sitting there decades after their god damn reactor had a steam-related excursion then caught on farking fire and the fire spread graphite-laden smoke (a carcinogen before it was radioactive) across half the globe.
Radioactive Ass: Ringshadow: Now tell me how it's worse than Chernobyl, that's been sitting there decades after their god damn reactor had a steam-related excursion then caught on farking fire and the fire spread graphite-laden smoke (a carcinogen before it was radioactive) across half the globe.Someone explained it to me as if you took all of what has been released so far from Fukishima and could somehow magically convert it all into Radium it would fit inside a 2 liter bottle with plenty of room to spare (assuming that about 30 trillion Bq's have been released so far). To put it another way, if you put two dimes in your hand that's about how much radium would have been released every week (by weight, by volume it would be even less than that). That is to say about 5 Curies per week on average.It's just as disingenuous to describe it that way (2 dimes worth) as it is using 190 billion Bq's per week to make it sound as bad as possible.
Ringshadow: Thank you for the good descriptions, my good sir!Five curies per week is not good and realistically, they need to start moving to find the leaks and block them. There are entire industries that excel in stopping massive leaks. This might be a time when the fossil industry can help the nuclear industry, realistically. Hiring leak-seal crews and letting them burn their yearly dose in a few jumps to start patching the leaks might be cost effective: they walk away with money and can't do any other nuclear work, the building is more sound./in other words treat them like divers or steam generator jumpers
rurdy: Eps05: I didn't see Godzilla in that picture even after reading the caption.. twice. I thought "what does that woman have to do with Godzilla?"I kept thinking, "Silicone is the answer?"
Ringshadow: Five curies per week is not good
Jones_Boy: Thats nearly twenty thousand dimes of caesium
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