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Fukushima Global Fallout Dispersion Animation Update

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Zero Hedge has been updating our readers periodically with Fukushima radiation dispersion maps as they become available. Below we present the latest one out of the French meteorological office, which presents the global nature of the radioactive fallout, which at last check hit a record 500 millisieverts by Reactor 2 and was climbing, which unfortunately means the subsequent dispersion cloud will be even more potent, and so forth, and so forth, until an actual practical resolution, instead of just propaganda, is implemented.

h/t Madame Butcher

 

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:31 | 1090405 truont
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I hear Argentina is nice this time of year...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:34 | 1090421 Dr. Richard Head
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Nothing to worry about.  Kudlow said those were just mustard seeds of growth being spread.  Now get back to being a slave already.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:40 | 1090477 Thomas
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DTFC (Dump the Fucking Concrete)

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:59 | 1090594 Wakanda
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+3

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:13 | 1090670 Perma-Bear
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:00 | 1090926 4xaddict
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... and here was I getting trolled the other day for supporting the US making their assistance contingent on the Japanese removing the affected reactor site from service (i.e DTFC).

Doesn't look so unreasonable now.... The cultural inability to lose face that is delaying this being handled properly is a disgrace. There are some sh1tty governments around the world but Japan is quickly looking to surpass them through inaction and become the sh1ttiest.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:32 | 1091061 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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There is a neutron beam being emitted from the plant....

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:53 | 1091487 Maos Dog
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This means that reactor is breached, right?

 

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/410964/neutron-beam

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 16:01 | 1091852 TheMerryPrankster
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It means the reactor is breeched "IF" that is where the beam originated, the only other likely point of origination is the spent fuel rod pool. The real point and as much a concern as a breech, is that criticality or nuclear fission must occur to produce a neutron beam and fission is not supposed to occur in a shut down reactor or a spent fuel pool.

Bad sign if it continues. Wait until the proper authorities tell Tokyo residents that not only should they not give tap water to infants, but do not  give it to anyone who was ever an infant.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 17:27 | 1092366 Psquared
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The Vulcans have detected the neutron beam in outer space. They were expecting a warp trail, but we fell a little behind in the technology. They will be along shortly and fix the reactor and provide us with anti-matter reactor technology.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 19:53 | 1092835 Money Squid
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No, that is not a neutron beam, that my friend, is a ray of hope.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 20:19 | 1092908 Money Squid
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No, that is not a neutron beam, that my friend, is a ray of hope.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:19 | 1090687 10kby2k
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If only it were that easy. Many here have questioned the method of entombment and the possible epic cost and wasteland buffer needed. The tomb has to last to eternity and will forever scar a large area in Japan.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:27 | 1090736 economessed
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But the Chernobyl sarcophagus was only designed to last 30 years, so why do we need to meet the "eternity" criteria?  BTW, Chernobyl sarcophagus is 25 years into its 30 year life, and is known to be leaking badly already.  The "super sarcophagus" has not been funded yet, nor has a construction project been planned to my knowledge.

Perhaps Japan can declare Fukushima a "public microwave" where we can all reheat our udon noodles and day old pizza for free.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:33 | 1091059 avonaltendorf
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That's why I suggested demolishing the outbuildings and turbine halls, building earthen dikes around the four reactors, flooding them with water/boron/tin. Cool them down first. Consider how to take them apart later or shove them in the damn ocean, shallow water or not. You can pour concrete in water as well as dry.

http://oilgeology.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-fix-fukushima-nuclear-disaster.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:33 | 1091065 Poundsand
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Funding?  Probably in negotiations with the US to provide funding for all costs associated with the new sarcophagus, assuming of course that the Ukraine supply the workers. 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:52 | 1091134 Huskybritches
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Oh, OK, well, let's just continue pouring water on it from the ocean since that has worked well so far. We wouldn't want to "scar a large area in Japan" with concrete now would we?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:58 | 1091163 Bicycle Repairman
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DTFC = way overdue

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 17:35 | 1092406 naughtius maximus
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+++++1

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:11 | 1090669 TruthInSunshine
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Nuclear makes the green shoots grow faster.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:13 | 1091222 akak
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Whatever happened to Larry Kudlow's "mustard seeds"?

I don't think they ever really sprouted --- probably because they were sterile Monsanto GMO mustard seeds.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:21 | 1090699 mmlevine
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That is too funny!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:21 | 1090710 10kby2k
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Who to never be stuck with on a deserted island: Kudlow and Liesman.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:05 | 1090946 TuffsNotEnuff
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Dr. Richard Head ::: "Now get back to being a slave already."

And tell yer grandchildren to prepare for Reagan Day beginning February 6, 2061.

Ratification of Amendments XXX and XXXI, repealing XIII and implementing serfdom for whites.

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:26 | 1091033 Dr. Richard Head
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According to FUK U SHIMA, my grandchildren will now be lizards, so they won't mind servitude.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:38 | 1090463 DoChenRollingBearing
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Peru right now is very nice!  Maybe we should stay an extra 2 weeks longer....

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:23 | 1091651 carbonmutant
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Anyplace in the southern hemisphere...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:40 | 1090478 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Yea, Rio is nice an insulated. A good place for the cowards to hide.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:37 | 1090790 srelf
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Any relation to Judge Judy Sheindlin?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:23 | 1091023 SheepDog-One
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Right, the brave should sit and TAKE their nuclear radiation fallout! 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:44 | 1090491 PulauHantu29
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truont, good thought. However, my friend went to Chile last year to look at condos....they were more expensive then San Diego! He got depressed and returned before going to Argentina on the same research. perhaps Uruguay?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:56 | 1090903 ArsoN
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straight as an arrow actually.  thanks for asking.  

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:45 | 1090510 Cognitive Dissonance
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The 1959 film "On The Beach" helpfully explains why there is no place to hide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Beach_(1959_film)

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:35 | 1091074 Poundsand
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Seems like this situation was made for the ZH motto about long enough time lines.  Your point is correct, but the timeline is definitely longer.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:57 | 1091153 Muir
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A very fine film, by the way.

Julian Osborne: We're all doomed, you know. The whole, silly, drunken, pathetic lot of us. Doomed by the air we're about to breathe.
or

Julian Osborne: Who would ever have believed that human beings would be stupid enough to blow themselves off the face of the Earth?
or

Mary: It's all over now, isn't it?
Peter: Yes, it's all over.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:49 | 1090536 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I wonder if D. Rockefeller ever left Chile?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:07 | 1090628 TruthInSunshine
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I've seen surreal times before, but nothing holds a candle to these most surreal of times.

There's no mention of Fukushima in any significant way on Amerika's Main Stream Propaganda Channels, whatsoever, and articles from AP and Reuters about recent events are 'revised' as often as BLS data.

The economy is always 'recovering' or 'expanding' according to them, and setbacks like the record low mortgage application and housing sales data are but speedbumps and not reversals.

In Amerika, I don't think it's unreasonable to assume that the MSM and Government are literally working in concert to put the most positive spin on every data point, and hide the ugly reality of national and global events from the sheeple. I believe that the strong cirumstantial (and I'd argue direct in many cases) evidence is there to make this case.

We are indeed living in interesting times.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:30 | 1090737 TheMerryPrankster
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I have come to the conclusion that the (corporate) media and the (corporate) government are just two faces of the same entity. Depending on how they want to release information and how they want to manipulate the populace, they wear the appropriate face for the task at hand. They are equivocally the same.

When a few large corporations own the media outlets and a few large corporations own the government, it is natural to consolidate redundant operations, hence the DEA paid producers of television programs to incorporate anti-drug and other favored themes into their programming. Google "Operation Mockingbird" to understand just how embedded the government is within the media.

1984 is real and we are living it, its just they realized that they would need to tone it down, once Orwell raised awareness to what our future might be.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:58 | 1090871 Bananamerican
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yup. people seem to assume totalitarianism will resemble a previous iteration...jackboots, empty shelves, "comrade".....they never imagine it with local accents, fashions and vestiges of national culture....

"Hi buddy! S'allright if i see your papers?"

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:10 | 1091226 TheMerryPrankster
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Facebook the ultimate data mining tool and the user supplies all the information for free.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:29 | 1090741 jus_lite_reading
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I concur but the interesting does not describe what is occurring. Being drugged up on LSD would not even result in the same surreal events. Pink Unicorns and BEnron is riding down the Yellow Gold Brick road to the land of Oz to see the good wizzard Mr. Buffet.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:32 | 1090764 Idiot Savant
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Goebbels would be proud.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 17:10 | 1092277 Liquid Courage
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Wow! Just read this for the first time (From: They Thought They Were Free):

 

"What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it."

 

Take out the reference to "that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch" (Patton's phrase), and doesn't cut pretty close to home? Damn!

 

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/511928.html

doesn't [it] cut pretty close to home?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:03 | 1090942 hamurobby
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Very interesting times, they are about to melt up the equities green on about zero volume.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:38 | 1091080 awakened
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On Nuclear Boy, I am speechless.

The article below depicts how the Tawainese are handling the news. I imagine US and global MSM are not far from it.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2011/03/22/295...

I am reminded of the nursery rhyme: Round and round and round it goes, where it stops (lands) nobody knows. Ashes, ashes we all fall down.

The sad, pathetic thing is that the true reason for our disinformation is that TPTB dont want us to pull all our money out of the banks/markets, and not because they dont want to scare or upset people unneccessarily, they could care less about that, they just dont want the world's economy to crash. At least not just yet.

Interesting times indeed.

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:39 | 1091088 TruthInSunshine
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For those who read the article, people in Taiwan don't want to hear anything close to reality reported, because they're afraid it's "hurting their mental state."

Go long lithium.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 17:21 | 1092344 StychoKiller
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When "reality" is outlawed, only outlaws will know reality!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 19:21 | 1092720 FilthyLucre
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Maybe the 100 or so people who complained should turn off their f'in TVs. Sure media whores like to over sensationalise and focus on disaster, but if you believe that TV could ever be good for your mental health then you are already beyond help. Legislating that news should be full of unicorns and rainbows ain't going to help.

Thu, 03/24/2011 - 01:00 | 1093867 PulauHantu29
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Hendrix, Yes, markets "soar" but they only "dip"

It's all "Better then Expected"

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:37 | 1091725 4Kismet
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Didn't I read he and his whole fam-damly were hanging out in New Delhi near a new Nuclear bunker?? Having tea with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates???

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:27 | 1090553 jus_lite_reading
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HOLY MOSES TYLER!!!!!BREAKING NEWS THAT PU AND URANIUM ARE RELEASED IN A BEAM 1.5 kM AWAY FROM PLANT!!!! AN EFFING NEUTRON BEAM!!!!!!! THIS IS SOME SCI-FI SHIT!

http://fiatsfire.blogspot.com/2011/03/healthy-smoke-healthy-water-egypti...

 

Uh oh!!! DANGER!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 17:35 | 1092409 naughtius maximus
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Get out of here s.t.a.l.k.e.r

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:08 | 1090643 That Peak Oil Guy
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Meanwhile, in Colorado...

 

Colorado detects radioactive isotope

Miniscule detection level – no risk to public health

Colorado has joined other states now reporting detection of minuscule levels of radiation coming from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.  Preliminary sampling from a Colorado monitor has detected a radioactive isotope, iodine-131. The Colorado sampling data is being sent to EPA for further analysis.

“Levels detected in Colorado are miniscule and represent no risk to human health,” said Dr. Chris Urbina, chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Radiation can be detected at levels millions of times lower than the level that would cause health impacts. Radiation levels detected in Colorado are consistent with those reported for other states.”

According to an EPA news release, “In a typical day, Americans receive doses of radiation from natural sources like rocks, bricks and the sun that are about 100,000 times higher than what we have detected coming from Japan. For example, the levels we’re seeing coming from Japan are 100,000 times lower than what you get from taking a roundtrip international flight.”

Four days ago, California first reported detection of radiation from a state monitor.  The New York Times reported Monday, “officials have tracked the radioactive plume as it has drifted eastward on prevailing winds from Japan — first to the West Coast and now over the East Coast and the Atlantic, moving toward Europe.” As reported nationally, the plume’s radiation has been diluted enormously in its journey of thousands of miles and — at least for now, with concentrations so low — its presence will have no health consequences in the United States.

Dr. Urbina added, “There is no need for people to seek potassium iodide, as there is no risk to public health from the trace amounts of radiation being reported in the United States. Potassium iodide may have side effects. Using potassium iodide when it is unnecessary could cause intestinal upset (vomiting, nausea and diarrhea), rashes, allergic reactions, soreness of teeth and gums, and inflammation of the salivary glands. Pregnant women and the developing fetus are particularly sensitive to the health risks of taking potassium iodide.”

Colorado’s monitor is part of EPA’s RadNet, a national network of monitoring stations that regularly collect samples for analysis of radioactivity. The RadNet network has stations in each state and has been used to track environmental releases of radioactivity from nuclear weapons tests and nuclear accidents. Nationwide RadNet reports can be found at its website:  http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-data.html#states .

TPOG

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:23 | 1090715 Sockeye
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OK if this radiation is far less than background radiation, how is it being detected. Doesn't this mean that the radiation being detected is different than background radiation, ie airborne. And shouldn't that be of concern?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:28 | 1090746 That Peak Oil Guy
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It is iodine-131 which has a short half-life and is not part of typical background radiation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine_131

"It has a radioactive decay half life of about 8 days. Its uses are mostly medical and pharmaceutical. It also plays a role as a major radioactive hazard present in nuclear fission products, and was a significant contributor to the health effects from open-air atomic bomb testing in the 1950s, and from the Chernobyl disaster. This is because I-131 is a major uranium, plutonium and indirectly thorium fission product, comprising nearly 3% of the total products of fission."

TPOG

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:33 | 1090766 Sockeye
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I thought I saw something about cesium 137 being detected in WA? Anyway, isn't airborne different than ground source?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:18 | 1091002 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Hello,
Your 'government statistics' seem to suggest that it's a good time to take holiday in Miami.

Not only did their Beta Gross anticipate improvement from the 'event' but it has an overall positive impact.

Congrats. Big FAIL! It's awesome to finger point at .gov shills.

http://www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-miami-bg.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:24 | 1091028 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Each cities page has a nice calming statement at the top in bold:
To-date, levels recorded at this monitor have been thousands of times below any conservative level of concern.

But no elevator music.

--Disappointed

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 21:02 | 1093020 seek
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A doubling in background radiation would be incredibly obvious, yet be zero cause for concern. In this case I don't think they're seeing even that.

On my own monitor, the radiation did not show up at all in the background readings, but did show up on Saturday (here in AZ) as a pretty obvious statistical deviation in peak radiation levels. Minute-by-minute levels vary wildly. You can process this seemingly random output of the detector over the course of hours or days to mathematically to pick up insanely small changes in the environment, levels that are well below the background.

Not that I trust the EPA here, but so far I haven't seen anything meaningful in the data that would be a concern, and they are saying they're picking it up, rather than denying it.

Seeing the readings they have in Japan, and then "revising up" the acceptable levels, now that is a cause for concern -- in Japan. If we saw readings that were 1/10th of what's going on in several towns in Japan, we should be alarmed, but what we are actually seeing are readings that are 1/10,000th, e.g. normal background levels.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:39 | 1090803 Pegasus Muse
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No wonder the Teleprompter-in-Chief bailed to the southern hemisphere this week.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:14 | 1090407 What does it al...
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About time!

 

What I said before is true, it is when you are thankful that the reactor core is only partially melted, then you know your expectations have been properly managed.

Everything is good for the mkts.  The world is a better place now.  We are so blessed to have each other.

Come on, baby steps, project extension cord means they now have lights.

Let there be light! , step 3....

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:26 | 1091672 carbonmutant
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And we're all going to be a little bit Japanese...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:36 | 1090416 Navigator
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I found a pretty interesting app for Android phones called RadDroid.  It provides current, real-time,  radiation measurements (Beta & Gamma) in whatever area you choose anywhere in the U.S. direct from the EPA’s radiation detection system.  It's $2 and it shows meaningful information about the levels of radiation starting to reach the USA.

The readout is compared to normal ambient radiation so, for example, right now where I live is S. Calif it's reading the measurements from San Bernadino County and indicates that Gamma is 93% of normal and Beta is 36% of normal. The numbers are real time numbers from the EPA’s radiation detection system.  The readout is like having a radiation detector with you all the time and it can be shifted to any of the front pages of your Android phone. 

 

https://market.android.com/details?id=net.rage.radnet

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1090480 Doubleguns
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From the EPA's radiation monitors.....Oops... isn't that part of the govt we can't trust.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:25 | 1091661 ColonelCooper
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Anyone who has read my comments knows that I am FAR from a government shill.  To date anyway, the EPA site has shown the increased levels of beta as they have passed over.  There are EPA monitors both East and west of me, and the numbers they are displaying are in the same range my geiger is reading. 

I think at this point there are enough moonbats out there with their own counters that if the EPA starts to fudge the numbers, they will call Shenannigans.  I know I will.

Of course I won't tell anybody on this site, because I will be denounced as a conspiracy moonbat and informed that Midwestern fallout was brought by boat traffic up the Nebraska canal.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:53 | 1090568 Filthy Rotter
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Is it your app?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:01 | 1090614 Navigator
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Nope.  I couldn't create an app if I had to.   

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:04 | 1090631 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Oh come now Reggie. You're too modest.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:37 | 1091733 Rula Lenska
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Can't be Reggie...it's an Android app, not iphony.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:35 | 1090441 Caviar Emptor
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Ya know? My sinuses have felt much much clearer lately.....

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:37 | 1090453 drink or die
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This is a good thing, Ann Coulter said radiation is good for you, and she never lies.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:40 | 1090475 yabyum
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With the size of that Adams apple, she should lay in some stores of K+iodine.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:08 | 1090970 Things that go bump
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I believe she was male in an earlier iteration.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:27 | 1091313 Ruffcut
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Anus Cuntler, he-bitch adam's apple of my backside's brown eye.

He is of that new aged radiant reptile.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:35 | 1091365 akak
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You are getting close to a wonderfully wicked haiku.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:37 | 1090457 MistaDontPlay
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Nothing like the smell of fresh radiation in morning...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:40 | 1090471 LOWNskater52
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Fix that shit Japan.  Bury that place in 50 feet of conrete and admit you're dumbasses already!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:58 | 1090593 disabledvet
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you need "10 tons of lead" first.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:26 | 1091675 ColonelCooper
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I will donate it out of my personal supply if they'll just bury the fucker.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1090472 medicalstudent
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"and so forth and so on"

 

- faber

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:41 | 1090483 D.M.
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Do we any idea how this affect the world? Many people bring up valid points of the US nuke testing that went on in the past and countless other catastrophes, so what does this mean (if anything) for worlds average Joe?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:51 | 1090549 Gully Foyle
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D.M.

"Do we any idea how this affect the world?"

Yes we do Franky, yesssss we do.

Ever play the Fallout series?

Or watch Hell comes to Frogtown?

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:10 | 1090661 LoneCapitalist
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Bill Nye, you know, "The science guy", says that there is 1000 X the energy in one of those reactors, as there was in the bomb that leveled Hiroshima. FWIW

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:20 | 1091014 snakeboat
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:47 | 1090487 gwar5
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Time to put on my homemade Boron anti-radiation suit. Soak clothes in borax solution and let dry. I'm sure no one will notice the funny sound it makes when I walk, but the gas mask will be a dead giveaway. At the end of the day, I'll get the last laugh from the gangstas in the slurpee line at the 7-11.  

New dance craze from Japan, The Fukushima Shuffle: "Shake your hips, swing and sway! Rearrange your DNA!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 15:28 | 1091681 ColonelCooper
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I've been crunching on KI tablets all day.  After the first handful or two they don't taste so bad anymore.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:43 | 1090488 Miss Expectations
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I fear that tomorrow's dispersion will look like this:

http://www.skullandbones.co.uk/skull-and-bones.png

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:42 | 1090490 Republican Lackey
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I can free up some counter space now that I can toss my microwave in the garbage. 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:46 | 1090492 SgtShaftoe
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Yes, the combination of heat and fission product radiation has acted in such a way that it has created a new master particle.  This master particle is radioactive and networks between all other radioactive particles through a sympathetic subatomic network.  At exactly 1800 hours EST TODAY all the nuclear weapons in the entire world will synchronously detonate, all the nuclear reactors in service will launch like Saturn V rockets into the sky exploding like atomic fireworks in the ionosphere. 

The resulting radiation will cause mass mutations in livestock around the world to give them super brains and articulated digits (hands).  There will be a mass war started by atomic cows and sheep to exterminate human kind.  Cats and dogs will start sleeping together.  A month later, the moon will explode.  Two months after that the sun will burn out.  It will make us look back on the good old days with fond memories when we all huddled in our doom bunkers from the re-entry and resultant radioactive fallout from several russian nuclear reactors into the atmosphere.... oh.. wait.. you didn't huddle in a doom bunker playing cards, eating 3 year old cans of pork and beans...  Well the reactor powered sattelites sure did re-enter the atmosphere and burn up.  Didn't notice huh?... yup.  That's what I thought:

There were five launch, and reentry failures involving Soviet or Russian spacecraft which were carrying nuclear reactors rather than RTGs between 1973 and 1993 (see RORSAT). 

Gotta love the Soviet design principles! 

"How bout we throw 4 reactor cores in one flimsy container, with NO containment so they all interact and are really hard to control, then put a plywood lid on top of it all and call it Chernobyl!"  "Great idea Ivan!"  "Oh, and Yuri, I know you were looking for a replacement battery for your cordless drill, and your flashlight, but I couldn't find one, how bout we just strap in a nuclear reactor to power it?!" "Great idea Ivan!! Then let's launch it into space!"  "YEA!" 

 

http://freedomofoceania.blogspot.com/

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:51 | 1090551 Broomer
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Free world design principles: cut corners.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:04 | 1090591 Convolved Man
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This is what is coming to Fukushima's shoreline.

http://www.eccentric-cinema.com/reviews2011/AOTCM.htm

But "The Proffessor" can't save them, because he's stuck on Gilligan's Island.

 

Fukushima video footage TEPCO doesn't want you to see.

http://www.badmovies.org/multimedia/moviesv/crabmonsters1.mpg

 

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:07 | 1091201 Bicycle Repairman
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''[nuclear] reactor powered sattelites"

LOL.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:44 | 1090507 Caviar Emptor
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Benefits of Fukushima atmospheric fallout: air getting sterilized. H1N1 getting slaughtered. This is the dawning of a new era

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:00 | 1090603 Gully Foyle
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The snow is magically bright today, but the following rain was Blade Runnerish.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:47 | 1090508 Life of Illusion
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I was just on the site 20min before you posted this,,now the site is down.

http://www.irsn.fr/FR/popup/Pages/irsn-meteo-france_22mars.aspx

 

update here from zamg

http://www.zamg.ac.at/aktuell/index.php?seite=1&artikel=ZAMG_2011-03-23GMT10:57

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:45 | 1090514 FranSix
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The French are very free with their yellow-coloured brush.  'Je Pisse!'

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:47 | 1090518 10kby2k
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Wrong substance----those are dollars the Japanese are releasing

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:49 | 1090532 arnoldsimage
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i thought i was feeling a little... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di3CLFj6_Ag

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:49 | 1090533 Gully Foyle
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk3WipJCwHQ

Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
All along that day

You gonna run to the sea
But the sea will be boiling
When you run to the sea
The sea will be boiling
The sea will be boiling
All along that day

You gonna run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting

When you run to the rocks
The rocks will be melting
The rocks will be melting
All that day

So I said
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
All along that day

You drink your big champagne and laugh
You drink your big champagne and laugh
You drink your big champagne and laugh
All along that day

I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
I wouldn't like to be a flea
Under your collar man
All along that day

You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide
Telling you all along that day

You gonna run to the Lord
Beggin' to hide you
You gonna run to the Lord
Beggin' to hide you
You gonna run to the Lord
Beggin' to hide you
You gonna run to Jah
Beggin' to hide you
All, all along that day

And I said Downpresser Man

Where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run to Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
I said all along
All along, along that day Downpresser man
All along, along that day Downpresser man
All along, along that day Downpresser man
All along, along that day Downpresser man

Wait, Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to
Downpresser man
I don't know where you gonna run to
All along that day

Downpresser man
You can't run, you can't bribe Jah-Jah
Can't call him in a bar
Fe can drink some
Devil soup
Can't bribe him to run a car now
Can't test him faith
Downpresser man
Downpresser man
Downpresser man
Downpresser man
Downpresser man
Where you gonna run to

Downpresser man
You can't bribe no one
Them no want no money
Them run'f money
That money get funny

Downpresser Man's here

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:02 | 1090612 Reese Bobby
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Get back to planet Earth kid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DzcOCyHDqc

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:04 | 1090636 Gully Foyle
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Reese Bobby

You know why it was filmed that way? Ford was sick, had the runs, so they shot the scene as quickly as possible.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:10 | 1090658 Reese Bobby
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Stop making shit up...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:01 | 1090929 tmosley
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That is 100% true.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:50 | 1091129 Reese Bobby
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I guess you didn't get the joke?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:02 | 1090615 TWORIVER
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Seen.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:53 | 1090550 Internet Tough Guy
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I wish the talking bears would explain radiation.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:14 | 1090675 woolly mammoth
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Very Good!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:53 | 1090555 Tulli
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Off topic and much, much less relevant than the Fukushima Disaster:

Portuguese PM abandons the parliament meeting where his proposed austerity pack 4.0 is under discussion, soon to be rejected by every opposition party, thereby making his government fail.

http://economico.sapo.pt/noticias/socrates-abandona-parlamento_114132.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:53 | 1090556 buzzsaw99
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Bring it on! The Chinese toothpaste I use emits like 700 mSv/hr and I don't even rinse.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:41 | 1090810 Obnoxio
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Hehe, Chinese radioactive anti-freeze based toothpaste is the best. I'll start to worry when there are 500 millisieverts of Japanese fallout at my door.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:53 | 1090557 GoldbugVariation
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On the wikipedia page for this accident there's a genius chart of radiation effects on human health, and levels at various distances from Fukushima.  Chart made by R Hoetzlein.  Scientifically accurate, clearly explained, beautifully presented, genius.

It basically shows that although radiation in metropolitan Tokyo is elevated above background, it needs to go up by another factor of 10x before it reaches the legal limit for nuclear power plant workers (which is a level which can be considered "safe" as long as you don't drink the water or eat the food).

As explained in other posts I have made on ZH, I would expect the levels of radioactive materials in the areas surrounding this disaster to go up by a factor of approximately 10x from here, over the next weeks and months as this continues to play out - basically because the plant will go on releasing radioactive materials like it has during the past 10 days, until all aspects of the plant are brought under full control (which will take a long time).

So, in 6 months time, you can expect Tokyo to be the most radioactive large city in the world (with the possible exception of Kiev?)  However, there will be no measurable increase in deaths from this.

The "don't eat the food, don't drink the water" effect is more significant than the environmental effect, as people obviously don't want to ingest radioactive materials by choice.  It's not obvious what happens to a large modern city when its water supply basically becomes undrinkable (and can't be fixed by boiling, filtration etc).  I would assume that all local shops have already long since sold out of all brands of mineral water, even the bad tasting ones.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:13 | 1090674 Judge Judy Scheinlok
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Perchance did you factor the Neutron beam's into your cocktail napkin calculations?

Is Tyler going to trace your IP back to ne.doe.gov?

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80539.html

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:22 | 1090720 tim73
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You must be the guy who "predicted" Deep Water Horizon oil spill will kill us all, right? So maybe spare us from your "predictions"...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:37 | 1090802 TruthInSunshine
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I'm not aware of what predictions he did or did not make, as you aren't either, but as to your smart ass and woefully ignorant comment, I will state an obvious fact that you're apparently either missing or not calling attention to:

Radioactive effluent > than oil on the scale of mess you up-ness.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:35 | 1091354 Ruffcut
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Yes the GOM event is killing plenty in the eco system.

"in due time my pretty, in due time."

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:34 | 1090776 GoldbugVariation
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Put away the pitchforks and try actually reading and understanding what I posted.  If you don't agree with something, the conventional approach is to refute it using facts and reasoning.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:24 | 1091026 Jim in MN
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I have no issue with your comments provided that you agree it's a best case scenario, or at least a baseline from here--i.e. nothing else goes seriously wrong, including basically no more of the black smoke 'whatever it is' events.  Status quo for weeks/months.

There are possibilities that make a 10x rise look like what you're saying it is--a picnic, just one where you can't eat or drink.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:10 | 1091216 Bicycle Repairman
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"It's not obvious what happens to a large modern city when its water supply basically becomes undrinkable"

I'll take a guess: they'll drink beer?  Was I close?

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:36 | 1091366 Ruffcut
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Beer is food, at the top of my food pyramid anyway.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:56 | 1090576 The Answer Is 42
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Hero-shima? Fucku-shima, bitchez!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:56 | 1090582 Contra_Man
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Ahhh,... the clean fresh spring scent of modern Japanese "buddha cake" first thing in the morning!  A nuclear bong attack of sorts with radioactive exhaust blowing fallout all over our faces...

Good News: losing weight from lack of appetite from inhaling Japan's Greenish-Yellow Plague.   I hope they stop poisoning us soon don't you..., what two more weeks of repeated poisoning and "apparent"  radioactive flair-ups halting ALL snuff-out missions? 

Well fine, just maybe we'll have to do something "firm" about it ourselves at some point, maybe next month...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:58 | 1090587 Dr. Engali
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I am looking forward to my new mutant powers. I wonder what they will be.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:59 | 1090604 buzzsaw99
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already got mine. telepathy bitchez!

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:30 | 1090750 LostWages
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I knew you would say that! 

So I must have my powers also....off to buy lottery tickets.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:02 | 1090626 Gully Foyle
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Dr. Engali

"I am looking forward to my new mutant powers. I wonder what they will be."

Blisters, hairloss, and lots of bleeding from various orifices.

George R.R. Martin made some Jokers for a reason. Some drew the Black Queen.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:06 | 1090957 Dr. Engali
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I said new mutant powers. Not those I already possess.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:00 | 1090608 SteveNYC
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All phenomena - connected.

No separate existence.

One.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:01 | 1090618 ShankyS
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At .12 sec it looks like a giant squid about to engulph the globe.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:32 | 1091066 Things that go bump
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Only the Northern Hemisphere.  We can all at least take comfort in that fact that our President and First Family have not been exposed to the slightest danger of encountering any radioactivity.  

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:03 | 1090621 rookie
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Look at this correction . . .How could they have the wrong date and the wrong standard?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/23/us-japan-plant-radiation-idUSTRE72M3IN20110323

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:10 | 1090640 TruthInSunshine
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There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that all news about Fukushima (and who knows what else) is being revised ex post facto, but we're all free to believe what we wish based on how we interpret the strange and getting stranger events we're witnessing.

Someone at Reuters apparently received a notification to fix their 'mistake,' and to not let such transgressions happen again.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 19:20 | 1092719 Dirt Rat
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"...simply substituting one bit of nonsense for another..."

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:08 | 1090653 Catullus
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXPN4dfBAGU

The children's cartoon on the disaster is just too fucking much.  It's just surreal at this point.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:09 | 1090655 Horatio Beanblower
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Nostradamus was an amatuer compared to these guys...

 

CCR - Bad Moon Rising - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:11 | 1090659 Tulli
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:11 | 1090660 Creed
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Nostradamus was an amatuer compared to these guys...

 

CCR - Bad Moon Rising - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE 

 

I approve this message

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:11 | 1090667 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So now that he is done with his sur americana vacation, where will el Presidente golf first?  Surely not Pebble Beach.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:16 | 1090684 Herman Strandsc...
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It will blow over.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:20 | 1090693 Dustin de Wynde
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For those that are trumpeting and peddling the Meme that:

'The Japanese are Stoic in the face of adversity, and it's their Non-Western World Group-Think Mentality that's going to pull them through this'

Here's a nasty little bit of ice cold sea water, (from Australia, since we're too busy in the American Press putting out our Feel Good stories about the Aftermath), to splash on that idea:

http://www.watoday.com.au/environment/patients-left-to-die-in-hospital-a...

Patients left to die in hospital as medical staff flee nuclear threat

Shocking stories of deaths emerge as the military are enlisted to help at the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The devastating impact of the Japanese earthquake on the country’s ageing population was exposed yesterday as dozens of elderly people were confirmed dead in hospitals and residential homes as heating fuel and medicine ran out.

In one particularly shocking incident, Japan’s self-defence force discovered 128 elderly people abandoned by medical staff at a hospital six miles from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

Most of them were comatose and 14 died shortly afterwards. Eleven others were reported dead at a retirement home in Kesennuma because of freezing temperatures, six days after 47 of their fellow residents were killed in the tsunami.

The surviving residents of the retirement home in Kesennuma were described by its owner, Morimitsu Inawashida, as ‘‘alone and under high stress’’. He said fuel for their kerosene heaters was running out.

Almost a quarter of Japan’s population are 65 or over, and hypothermia, dehydration and respiratory diseases are taking hold among the elderly in shelters, many of whom lost their medication when the wave struck, according to Eric Ouannes, general director of Doctors Without Borders’ Japan affiliate.

This comes after Japan’s elderly people bore the brunt of the initial impact of the quake and tsunami, with many of them unable to flee to higher ground. Although the people from the hospital near Fukushima were moved by the self-defence forces to a gymnasium in Iwaki, there were reports that conditions were not much better there. An official for the government said it felt ‘‘helpless and very sorry for them’’.

‘‘The condition at the gymnasium was horrible,’’ said Cheui Inamura. ‘‘No running water, no medicine and very, very little food. We simply did not have means to provide good care.’’

Expect much more of this, and expect to hear about none of it in our American Corporate Media, since it just doesn't fit the goddamned Narrative.

 

 

 

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:19 | 1090701 Contra_Man
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Indeed, it will blow over (and into your lungs) until it stops spewing from the source... one day indeed.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:25 | 1090726 Herman Strandsc...
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That's why we are being taxed so much. The PTB reckon we won't care.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:21 | 1090705 Wakanda
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George Ure posts earthquake warning this morning:

http://urbansurvival.com/week.htm

 

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:23 | 1090717 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Very soon we are going to have to consider the possiblity of invading this little motherfucking save-facing fucks to get them to do their job and entomb the frigging reactors, before the entire planet is fucked up.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:50 | 1091128 avonaltendorf
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I've been thinking of that, too. Let France and Italy do whatever they want in Libya. US should declare war on Japan, occupy Fukushima to entomb it, nuke it, drag it out to the ocean, whatever the US Navy deems best.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:24 | 1090728 Biff Malibu
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True Story, I was a brand-new probationary firefighter.  The big lazy fat-ass on our department (that every department has) decided he no longer wanted to mow the grass around the station.  He would bring in notes from his doctor saying that he had allergies to get out it.  Finally the chief snapped and said that from now on we would mow the grass in full self-contained breathing apparatus and mark it down as 'training'.  Of course, me being the newb was the only one that had to do this.  So it's in the middle of July in southern Illinois in a small town and I'm out mowing the grass with full SCBA on.  Calls flooded into city hall about why are the firefighters walking around outside on SCBA. The chief had someone run out and tell me to stop...

funny...

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:52 | 1090879 wisefool
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Truth or not, you just made my day. I can just imagine people in small town USA flipping out. Some would think there was emergency (railcar/factory/pipeline,etc) but not even consider it is probably not too bad if you are cutting the grass. Others would IRATE about the truth (in this case), that you were potentially damaging the gear in as part of a prank/haze and wasting taxpayers money.

City people probably would not even bat at eye on it. i.e. Beastie Boys Intergalactic.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:32 | 1090771 djsmps
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As of now, it is priced in.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:34 | 1090775 Jim in MN
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Nuclear Safety Commission to Useless Civilians: Ah, Fuck It.  Do Whatever The Hell You Want.

 

 

Excessive Radiation Exposure Said Possible Outside 30-Kilometer Zone

   Tokyo, March 23 (Jiji Press)--The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan said Wednesday there is a possibility of excessive exposure to radiation even in areas more than 30 kilometers of the troubled nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.
   A person even outside the 30-kilometer zone could have an exposure of 100 millisieverts or more from radioactive iodine to thyroid gland if staying outside since an accident hit the plant on March 12, the commission said.
   Such a level of exposure is believed to cause health hazards.
   Residents living within 20 kilometers to 30 kilometers of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have been advised to stay indoors.
   Haruki Madarame, chief of the commission, said at a news conference that it is unnecessary to expand the stay-indoors zone because of the commission's findings.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 12:40 | 1090806 Jim in MN
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Tokyo Metropolitan Govt to Give Bottled Water to Families with Infants

   Tokyo, March 23 (Jiji Press)--The Tokyo metropolitan government said Wednesday that it will provide bottled water to households with infants.
   The move comes after the metropolitan government said earlier in the day that it has found tap water at a purifying facility that contained more than double the permissible level of radioactive iodine-131 for infants.
   The metropolitan government plans to give out three 500-milliliter bottles per infant, totaling 240,000 bottles, in Tokyo's densely populated 23 wards and five suburban cities where it has advised that infants not be given tap water.
   The metropolitan government will start delivery to the wards and suburban cities Thursday morning.

Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:28 | 1091050 davepowers
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does anyone know where Tokyo gets most of its municipal water?

outdoor reservoirs? where?

also Jim, do have a take on the neutron beam issue?

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