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Old 08-12-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I watch and read news from other mainstream USA corporations and entities (e.g., CBS, Fox, NPR...).

Why is there NOT a conversation going on in the USA press about the ramifications of radioactive waste water from the Fukushima disaster?

Checkout the video:

NEWSLINE | NHK WORLD


For reading:
Fukushima Update | #Fukushima leaking radioactive water for

Fukushima Update | Pump and pray: #Tepco might have to pour water on #Fukushima wreckage forever

Fukushima Update | Nuclear News from Japan

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Old 08-12-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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don't worry the pacific ocean is a very big ocean!!! a few scoops of radioactive material wont hurt anything.. signed tepco..
 
Old 08-12-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The U.S. Navy dumped barrels of radioactive waste right off the coast of Marin County for years. When they didn't sink, they'd shoot holes in them. As far as I know, there has been no massive outbreak of radiation poisoning in the ocean or the nearby coast -- apart from the occasional five-headed shark. (Just kidding -- there are no five-headed sharks.)
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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Well the tree huggin liberals don't have anybody to scream about is the main problem. They can't wail about evil corporations who only care about money or some failing of the Bush administration for this happening so remain silent. Just like the anti war loons who all went away when Obama was elected. Where is Bob Barker? He hates those whalers from Japan but doesn't mind the whales getting poisoned by radiation I guess. Will make me easier to catch for those evil whalers if they are glowing.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Evanston, IL
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The public is more paranoid about radiation than what they should be. From what I've gathered, this poses no health risk.
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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They'll have to keep a close eye on the fish population to see if there's been any contamination. The whole thing was pretty botched by Tokyo and TEPCO from the beginning, but a lot of it was a byproduct of freak circumstances. Also, the whole situation could have been handled a lot worse (this wasn't Chernobyl bad).

Still, living there at the time, there was a palpable frustration at the lack of information. The Western media exaggerated everything, though (I mean, there were reports of Tokyo being a ghost town).
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Your computer screen.
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News Hour on PBS had a segment on it.

Japan May Create Frozen Ground Barrier to Stop Radioactive Leak in Fukushima | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 8, 2013 | PBS
 
Old 08-12-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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The U.S. Navy dumped barrels of radioactive waste right off the coast of Marin County for years. When they didn't sink, they'd shoot holes in them. As far as I know, there has been no massive outbreak of radiation poisoning in the ocean or the nearby coast -- apart from the occasional five-headed shark. (Just kidding -- there are no five-headed sharks.)
You Don't KNOW That
 
Old 01-26-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: NM-CR
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From RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information Service this past week:

"Highly radioactive water was detected inside the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, Tepco said. It is believed that the water may have leaked from within the reactor. The water was found to have high levels of radioactive cesium and cobalt, but Tepco claimed none of the water has leaked out of the building itself. A report in December suggested it would take five years to put an end to radioactive water leaks in and around the plant."
 
Old 01-26-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: The South
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Originally Posted by Naturen View Post
I watch and read news from other mainstream USA corporations and entities (e.g., CBS, Fox, NPR...).

Why is there NOT a conversation going on in the USA press about the ramifications of radioactive waste water from the Fukushima disaster?

Checkout the video:

NEWSLINE | NHK WORLD


For reading:
Fukushima Update | #Fukushima leaking radioactive water for

Fukushima Update | Pump and pray: #Tepco might have to pour water on #Fukushima wreckage forever

Fukushima Update | Nuclear News from Japan
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