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  • Proposed Radiation Fallout Map for U.S.

    Well, at least they named the powerplant right.

    http://www.redditpics.com/radiation-...er-quak,29119/


    I'm still researching this.
    Last edited by OneAdam12; 03-13-2011, 12:18 AM.
    Pete Malloy, "The only thing black and white about this job is the car."

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    Atleast for the worlds sake the worse of the fallout will occur over the middle of the Pacific.

    ...and...uhhh....is 750 RADS bad for you? I took beer brewing as my elective in college instead of nuclear physics.

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    • #3
      Its yellow so it cant be that bad.....right??
      R.I.P. Officer Wayne McLaughlin

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      • #4
        Ya know they aren't putting out the real facts regarding the radiation level....just like Chernobyl.

        Sad were the pictures of the little kid standing there with his hands above his head...getting a radiation level reading.

        The firefighters thought it was just some sort of electrical fire...they got zapped 20000 however they calculate it and 500 whathaveyous is considered fatal.

        Me also skipped the nuclear physics course.

        OneAdam12....you made me laugh!

        Okay...so how do you read the thing?? 750 RADS = what?
        Last edited by deputy x 2; 03-12-2011, 11:59 PM.
        This profession is not for people looking for positive reinforcement from the public. Very often it can be a thankless job and you can't desire accolades, because those are not usually forthcoming. Just do your job to the best of your ability and live with the decisions you've made.

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          More than 2,000 rad:
          Death is a certainty. At doses above 5,000 rad, the central nervous system (brain and muscles) can no longer control the body functions, including breathing and blood circulation. Everything happens very quickly. Death occurs within days or hours. Nothing can be done, and medical care is for comfort only.


          1,000 to 2,000 rad:
          The probability of death increases to 100% within one to two 2000 rad weeks. The initial symptoms appear immediately. A few days later, things get very bad, very quickly since the gastrointestinal system is destroyed. Once the GI system ceases to function, nothing can be done, and medical care is for comfort only.


          150 to 1,100 rad:
          Severe blood changes will be noted and symptoms appear immediately. Approximately two weeks later, some of those exposed may die. At 300-500 rad, up to one half of the people exposed will die within 30 days without intensive medical attention. Death is due to the destruction of the blood forming organs. Without white blood cells, infection is likely. At the lower end of the dose range, isolation, antibiotics, and transfusions may provide the bone marrow with time to generate new blood cells, and full recovery is possible. At the upper end of the dose range, a bone marrow transplant may be required to produce new blood cells.


          50 to 150 rad:
          Slight blood changes including temporary drop in production of new blood cells will be noted and likely symptoms of nausea, fatigue and vomiting for one or two days.


          5 to 50 rad:
          Slight blood changes may be detected by medical evaluation


          Less than 5 rad:
          No immediate observable effects
          Life is what you make of it

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          • #6
            Originally posted by COASTIE01 View Post
            Its yellow so it cant be that bad.....right??
            Thats what I was thinking. I mean, DHS has had us on threat level Yellow for years now and all has been dandy.

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            • #7
              By HIROKO TABUCHI and MATTHEW L. WALD
              Published: March 12, 2011


              TOKYO — Japanese officials struggled on Sunday to contain a widening nuclear crisis in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and tsunami, saying they presumed that partial meltdowns had occurred at two crippled reactors and that they were facing serious cooling problems at three more.


              The emergency appeared to be the worst involving a nuclear plant since the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago. The developments at two separate nuclear plants prompted the evacuation of more than 200,000 people. Japanese officials said they had also ordered up the largest mobilization of their Self-Defense Forces since World War II to assist in the relief effort.

              On Saturday, Japanese officials took the extraordinary step of flooding the crippled No. 1 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, 170 miles north of Tokyo, with seawater in a last-ditch effort to avoid a nuclear meltdown.

              Then on Sunday, cooling failed at a second reactor — No. 3 — and core melting was presumed at both, said the top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano. Cooling had failed at three reactors at a nuclear complex nearby, Fukushima Daini, although he said conditions there were considered less dire for now.

              With high pressure inside the reactors at Daiichi hampering efforts to pump in cooling water, plant operators had to release radioactive vapor into the atmosphere. Radiation levels outside the plant, which had retreated overnight, shot up to 1,204 microsieverts per hour, or over twice Japan’s legal limit, Mr. Edano said.

              NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, flashed instructions to evacuees: close doors and windows; place a wet towel over the nose and mouth; cover up as much as possible. At a news conference, Mr. Edano called for calm. “If measures can be taken, we will be able to ensure the safety of the reactor,” he said.

              One result of the venting may have been setting off an explosion, caused by either steam or hydrogen, that tore the outer wall and roof off the building housing reactor No. 1, although the steel containment of the reactor remained in place, officials said.

              Even before the statement on Sunday by Mr. Edano, it was clear form radioactive materials turning up in trace amounts outside the reactors that fuel damage had occurred. The existence or extent of melting might not be clear until workers can open up the reactors and examine the fuel, which could be months.

              Read more here:

              http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/wo...lear.html?_r=1
              Pete Malloy, "The only thing black and white about this job is the car."

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              • #8
                Let's put it this way, they evacuated within a mile, then 20 miles, now 40 miles of the reactors. They are turning vehicles around at 40 miles away.
                Pete Malloy, "The only thing black and white about this job is the car."

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                • #9
                  Geeze, it's been 65 years now, they can't still be holding a grudge.

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                  • #10
                    That picture was made by a member of 4chan. Just saying
                    Been chatting to a girl online. She's funny, sexy and flirty. Now she tells me she is an undercover cop! How cool is that at her age!?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FromOhio View Post
                      That picture was made by a member of 4chan. Just saying
                      The body chart or the ocean map one?
                      Life is what you make of it

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                      • #12
                        Is this more radiation than was released by the two big ones we dropped on Japan? Those were air bursts and the fallout didn't reach America.
                        Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

                        I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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                        • #13
                          The one the OP posted. There's also another image going around saying 36 hours instead of 10 days. It's mostly speculation at this point. I've been paying pretty close attention to this and the link adam posted is the newest info I've seen about the situation because Japan hasn't been releasing much info about it.
                          Been chatting to a girl online. She's funny, sexy and flirty. Now she tells me she is an undercover cop! How cool is that at her age!?

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                          • #14
                            Well at least its only the west coast liberal states... it's not like were going to REALLY miss them... especially Commufornia. Sure we'll lose a section of Texas, according to the graphic, but they were beginning to be over run too with liberals.
                            Look on the bright side the rest of us will make it through OK. ...And it may take care of that pesky illegal immigration for us too. It's been nice knowing some of you guys and gals.


                            Oh the name of the reactor is fitting.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by westside popo View Post
                              Well at least its only the west coast liberal states... it's not like were going to REALLY miss them... especially Commufornia. Sure we'll lose a section of Texas, according to the graphic, but they were beginning to be over run too with liberals.
                              Look on the bright side the rest of us will make it through OK. ...And it may take care of that pesky illegal immigration for us too. It's been nice knowing some of you guys and gals.


                              Oh the name of the reactor is fitting.
                              If the people are any indication, didn't the south get hit by some pretty severe radiation already?

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