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Old 03-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #1276
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #1277
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Because it is iodized? Wow........



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Old 03-16-2011, 10:25 PM   #1278
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Once again: an article written by a layman and then edited BY MIT NUCLEAR PHYSICISTS - in other words, people who KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT:

http://theenergycollective.com/barry...te-explanation
Edited by MIT graduate students actually and they did do a fair bit of editing after most people read the original piece.

Btw, you should link to the edited version, not the propaganda version that has acknowledged problems: http://mitnse.com/

I suggest reading the post just to get a sense of how the reactors work, but ignore the overly optimistic assessment (I think they might have been edited out as well) that have turned out wrong. Also take note that many things have changed since the post, so it's out of date.

Even better, just watch the MIT NSE Panel from real experts (note some bits are more technical): http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/11363-m...nuclear-crisis

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/n...apan-0136.html

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:33 PM   #1279
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MIT, what the hell do they know? I'd rather get my news from RS. Amen!
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True, cause everyone here seems to be an expert on nuclear physics, engineering, geophysics, and ocean & atmospheric chemistry.

Lol, wonder how many of you guys are HS drop outs..
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:38 PM   #1281
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Hey guys, another update in Tokyo.

This was posted by one of my coworkers. Apparently, some people have set up Geiger counters all over the city and are trying to keep an eye on radiation levels. I can't attest to how accurate their readouts are, but so far, the results show that Tokyo is perfectly safe at the time being.

http://bit.ly/i1mUY3

Some numbers taken from the sites from Google Maps show 0.07 μSv/h in Koto-ku currently, and 0.16 μSv/h in Meguro-ku (μSv = microsievert). An average dental x-ray is 40-150 μSv and a flight from NY to LA is 30-40 μSv.

Here's another company that works with detectors:
http://www.bousai.ne.jp/vis/index.php

And this is their closest site to Tokyo in Kanagawa:
http://www.bousai.ne.jp/vis/jichitai...awa/index.html

Apparently, 80 nGy/h is normal and we're seeing numbers around 70-75.
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so for those who like stickers, this may be one way to donate.

http://yuta-akaishi.blogspot.com/201...i-am-part.html

some may worry if the $ is really going to the charity but I think a lot of ppl know this guy, and it'll be the dumbest thing to do to ruin one's reputation over a sensitive matter like this.

Here's his fb

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Old 03-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #1283
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This is how efficient the Japanese are at rebuilding. 4 days to rebuild 1 stretch of road! bravo.

No wayyyyyy. I can't read Japanese though. Cannot verify.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:00 PM   #1284
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Common table salt (NOT sea salt) contains a trace amount of Potassium Iodide. IIRC it's the most common way that people in industrialized nations get their dietary requirement of iodine.

That said, one would have to ingest ridiculous amounts of table salt to get an appreciable dose of KI.
The hypertension is gonna make their hearts explode long before their thyroids see a speck of radiation.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:01 PM   #1285
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Everyone's a physicist behind their computer.

I'm glad to see people are at least trying to educate themselves on the topics a bit.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:14 PM   #1286
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so for those who like stickers, this may be one way to donate.

http://yuta-akaishi.blogspot.com/201...i-am-part.html

some may worry if the $ is really going to the charity but I think a lot of ppl know this guy, and it'll be the dumbest thing to do to ruin one's reputation over a sensitive matter like this.

Here's his fb

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000358522962

already $600 raised overnight.
just donated, thx!
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #1287
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alot of photos of the resue and aftermath
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ecover/100026/

wow, a house floating in the pacific ocean.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:49 PM   #1289
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Due to the recent tsunami disaster in Japan, Revscene.net will be collecting cash donations towards relief efforts to the Red Cross.

Please bring cash donations! No amount is too small! There will be a donation cash box at the Revscene tent. Come by and say hi! Even if you can't make a cash donation, we will be accepting non-perishable food donations on behalf of the Vancouver Food Bank as well!

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Old 03-17-2011, 12:01 AM   #1290
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I feel bad for Japan. I just learned from the news many people, including rescuers from other countries, are evacuating Japan due to threats of a meltdown.

Meanwhile there are many who are resilient and lining up for just that one bus, that one gas station or that one supermarket. I am impressed with the strength of Japanese people. I get impatient just waiting in line at Subway :/ My heart goes out to Japan.
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:05 AM   #1291
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Seems like your a nuclear expert too SkinnyPupp. Can you explain to me how this plant isn't going to blow up?

I've been following this for a few days and have heard a handful of "expert" reports that said thing wouldn't get to this point. At firsts everyone was saying it was nothing and that the biggest thing that was going to happen to these plants were that they would be out of operation for about a year to 18 months. Then stuff started to blow up.
Nuclear power plants don't "blow up." We're not talking about a bomb here. The explosions you see are from hydrogen gas reacting with oxygen, the radioactive parts of the plant can't and won't "blow up."

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Edited by MIT graduate students actually and they did do a fair bit of editing after most people read the original piece.

Btw, you should link to the edited version, not the propaganda version that has acknowledged problems: http://mitnse.com/

I suggest reading the post just to get a sense of how the reactors work, but ignore the overly optimistic assessment (I think they might have been edited out as well) that have turned out wrong. Also take note that many things have changed since the post, so it's out of date.

Even better, just watch the MIT NSE Panel from real experts (note some bits are more technical): http://techtv.mit.edu/videos/11363-m...nuclear-crisis

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/n...apan-0136.html
Excellent.. were you banned previously by any chance? Yes, it seems some stuff has been edited out.

This is Josef Oemen's MIT bio:

http://lean.mit.edu/about/lai-struct...f/oehmen-josef

These are his publications: http://web.mit.edu/oehmen/www/

Not to say he doesn't know anything about nuclear reactors, but he does risk management, product development, etc day to day. He's in no position to represent MIT NSE, which apparently wasn't his purpose.
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I bet there will be lots of super cheap parts up on Yahoo Japan Auctions over the next 6-8 months... Time to keep my eye out for some rare items I've been wanting.
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Nuclear power plants don't "blow up." We're not talking about a bomb here. The explosions you see are from hydrogen gas reacting with oxygen, the radioactive parts of the plant can't and won't "blow up."

Learn some facts before trying to troll someone.




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Updated status of each reactor:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...rs-status.html

Radiation chart:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...radiation.html
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There's a rumor that a radioactive cloud just hit California and that geiger counters are starting to go crazy in the Southwest.

Here's a live feed of a geiger counter in West LA.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-r...medium=7558036
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