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Fukushima Radiation Proves
Less Deadly Than Feared

Bloomerg, by Robert Peter Gale & Eric Lax

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/11/2013 4:15:29 PM

It is two years since Japan’s 9.0- magnitude earthquake, one so powerful it shifted the position of the Earth’s figure axis by as much as 6 inches and moved Honshu, Japan’s main island, 8 feet eastward. The tsunami generated by the earthquake obliterated towns, drowned almost 20,000 people and left more than 300,000 homeless. Everyone living within 15 miles of Fukushima was evacuated; many are still in temporary housing. (Snip) And what of the lasting threat from radiation? Remarkably, outside the immediate area of Fukushima, this is hardly a problem at all.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/11/2013 4:39:26 PM     (No. 9219843)

Not only is it less deadly but you can bbq steaks from miles away without firing up the oven......../s

I apologize for that one, Lord.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 3/11/2013 4:44:19 PM     (No. 9219847)

So Euroweenies now back on the nuclear horse?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: curious1, 3/11/2013 5:14:10 PM     (No. 9219882)

Whenever you feel the urge to accept the watermelon´s (commie/socialist/fascist agents) blather about the dangers of radiation and fallout (not the factual dangers but their outlandish, over-the-top statements) just call up a current (or even not so current) wide photo of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. And think it´s been less than 70 years. Or look at current photos of the area around Chernobyl - and compare the watermelon statements during and immediately after the accident with reality today.
Things that will make you go Hmmmm...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mossley, 3/11/2013 5:20:44 PM     (No. 9219894)

Don´t forget most people ´´learned´´ their ´´facts´´ about radiation from Cold War propaganda supplied by the Soviets to the leftists in this country. The same propaganda that´s still being presented by Hollywood.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: neanderthal, 3/11/2013 6:10:54 PM     (No. 9219969)

I told you and I told you and I told you´ within a couple of years, there´ll be a 2 inch article on page 6 saying that Fukushima was not near a lethal as first suspected.ld I´ve seen this same scenario played out over and over and over; overflowing sewer plants, leaking gas tanks, backed up sewage, gasoline spills, oil tanker spills, oil well blowouts. Every time the same old same old. Thank you, you lying unconscionable media perverts. You cause far more trouble than you´re worth.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stymie82, 3/11/2013 7:11:05 PM     (No. 9220047)

Preach on, Brother #5!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 3/11/2013 7:54:39 PM     (No. 9220106)

Good report. As I posted repeatedly during the crisis, this has been MASSIVELY exaggerated.

Zero deaths. Zero people sick, INCLUDING the heroes that stayed behind in what was called a suicidal act due to the *incredibly high radiation levels* very near the reactors. Even these men had exposures within the allowable range of safe exposure set by nuclear safety standards.

It was far beyond the worst event that was considered possible in pre-disaster planning and ancient, low-tech first generation reactors. Zero deaths. Zero sick. Essentially unmeasurably small health risk to the "survivors". Modern reactors are much safer.

The conventional media is populated by techno-ignoramuses and leftist Luddites, publishing lies and endless idiocies.

Next time someone tells you about the "risk" of nuclear power, remember that they are full of baloney. Ask how many people have died or been made sick other than Chernobyl, which was incredibly bad, but killed only those that were onsite or flew over the raging fires.

Many, many more people killed in accidents in conventional power plants every year.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 3/11/2013 8:05:34 PM     (No. 9220125)

My apologies for a double post. I erred, some children did die from cancer near Chernobyl, but largely due to the soviet-style coverups, lies and incompetence - not doing what could have been done to evacuate and provide potassium iodide for thyroid protection, plus failing to check the food supply for safety. Plus that reactor had no containment and essentially ejected most of the core into the atmosphere. More soviet irresponsibility in the design and totally incompetent operation.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/12/2013 1:03:42 AM     (No. 9220379)

the other non-disaster disaster of the century was the BP oil leak in the Gulf.

utter, total puffery on the part of the enviroweenies, and the Obama White House (that extorted a 20 Billion dollar slush fund out of BP.

My favorite was when BP started releasing detergent into the oil plume at the source underwater (to speed up the dispersal of the oil), and the libs went crazy because it wasn´t "approved" for that kind of use. I suspected at the time they knew it would work to mitigate the oil, and they didn´t want that!



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 1/3/2014 2:08:25 PM     (No. 9678329)

Aaaaand on January 1, 2014, it was revealed the US government has put out a request for quotes from suppliers for 14 MILLION DOSES of potassium iodide.

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