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The true scope of the devastation in Japan caused by Friday’s earthquake and tsunami are still unknown. While the official death toll has surpassed 1,000, the police chief of the Miyagi Prefecture said Sunday there is “no question” that at least 10,000 people have died in just his region alone. Japan has mobilized 100,000 troops for rescue missions, and at least three U.S. Navy ships of the USS Ronald Reagan strike group are assisting in relief efforts. Yet, despite the gravity of the situation, some on the left in this country are already politicizing the disaster to score points against the nuclear power industry.

Representative Edward Markey (D–MA) released a statement Saturday comparing the current situation in Japan to Chernobyl and called on the Obama Administration to impose a moratorium on all new nuclear reactors. What is happening in Japan right now is nothing like Chernobyl, and imposing a moratorium on the nuclear industry would be as big a policy blunder as the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.

The cable news networks and newspapers are filled with frightening headlines like “Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months” that will aid Markey’s anti-nuclear crusade. But the reality is far removed from the hype. Here are some cold hard facts to keep in mind as news continues to come in from Japan:

* The low levels of radiation currently being released will likely have no biological or environmental impact. Humans are constantly exposed to background radiation that likely exceeds that being released.

* The Chernobyl disaster was caused by an inherent design problem and communist operator error that is not present at any of the nuclear plants in Japan.

* There were no health impacts from any of the radiation exposure at Three Mile Island.

* The Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not need to regulate more in response to this. It already regulates enough.

* The plant in trouble in Japan is over 40 years old. Today’s designs are far more advanced.

* No one has ever been injured, much less killed, as a result of commercial nuclear power in the U.S.

The danger that Japanese engineers are currently grappling with should not be minimized: what is happening right now with Japan’s reactors could lead to a meltdown and significant release of radiation. You could also get hit by a car on your way to work today. But that is not what is likely to occur. What is likely to occur is that Japanese officials will continue to operate professionally and oversee the orderly cooling of these plants.

Events unfolding in Japan ought to have no impact on the current U.S. reactor fleet or future plans to expand that fleet. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission does not need to regulate more in response to this. We need to remember that nuke plants are privately owned and that their owners have every incentive to maintain safe operations. The government’s role should simply be to set and enforce fair, efficient, and effective safety and environmental standards and allow private industry to meet them. Anti-nuke crusaders like Markey make this balance impossible. If the risk of nuclear power is too great, investors will put their money somewhere else.

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/14/morning-bell-nuclear-facts-to-remember-while-following-japan/
 

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Yeah well I don't believe it

No American man or women should be exposed to these Radiation levels

Besides we dont owe Japan anything

If anything they owe us

Tell Obama to go kiss your Left nut on this one:nuts:

I Bet you don't see Obama within a Thousand Miles of that place:nuts:
 

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don't forget, the reactors survived the earthquake (1.9 on the scale higher than its design limits and a tsunami and was also not designed to survive both at the same time) with no damage- the tsunami knocked out the cooling pumps which caused the problems.
 

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-The cooling pumps on the holding pools... not the reactors. The reactors are apparently within norms. It is the holding tanks for the spent rods that are causing the left... sorry, the media , such concern.
 

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I wonder how the current radiation levels from the failed reactor failures compare to Hiroshima and Nagasaki back when the bombs got dropped and currently 66 years later, obviously the Russians due to Chernobyl, and the Japanese should know a good deal about the longer term effects

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

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. Here are some cold hard facts to keep in mind as news continues to come in from Japan:

* The low levels of radiation currently being released will likely have no biological or environmental impact. Humans are constantly exposed to background radiation that likely exceeds that being released.

* The Chernobyl disaster was caused by an inherent design problem and communist operator error that is not present at any of the nuclear plants in Japan.
:WTF


who the hell writes this ****ed up ****?:crazy:
 

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who the hell writes this ****ed up ****?:crazy:

Apparently, it's accurate.
http://nei.cachefly.net/newsandeven...anese-earthquake-and-reactors-in-that-region/




UPDATE AS OF 11:20 A.M. EDT, FRIDAY, MARCH 18:
Reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are in stable condition, with workers continuing to provide seawater cooling into the reactors. Containment integrity is believed to be intact on reactors 1, 2 and 3, and containment building pressures are elevated but are within design limits.

Site radiation doses have been decreasing since March 16. Radiation dose rates are fluctuating based on some of the relief operations, such as adding cooling water to the used fuel pools. Recent readings at the plant boundary are about 2 millirem per hour. Radiation dose rates at reactor 3 range between 2,500 and 5,000 millirem per hour.

The Japanese Self-Defense Force restarted cooling water spray into the Unit 3 reactor building and spent fuel pool at around 1 a.m. EDT on March 18. Plans are to spray 50 tons of water on the reactor 3 reactor building/spent fuel pool using seven fire-fighting trucks.

A diesel generator is supplying power to reactors 5 and 6. TEPCO is installing high voltage cables from a nearby transmission line to reactors 1 and 2. Once electricity supply is re-established, priority will be given to restoring power to reactor heat removal systems and cooling water pumps. Workers are seeking to install electrical cables to reactors 3 and 4 components in about two days.
 

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:laughing: I thought the soviets were good at propaganda.. :lookinup:

No health effects from 3 mile island? :lookinup: Wow.. thats a big one right there..
 

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:WTF


who the hell writes this ****ed up ****?:crazy:
That's gotta twist your inner ideological demons... to know that everything you have been made to believe and fight for, concerning Nuke power... are blatant lies.
 

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

It's leftism... Yes, the amount of radiation was no more then a chest x ray... but someone could still be susceptible... even at that amount. So, it is reported that death has occurred.
:laughing: leftism again? :lookinup:

The official studies read like the Warren Commission and the 911 commission..

The... official 1979-1980 infant mortality rate for Dauphin County [site of tmi] was 37 percent higher than the rate for the previous two years; during the same period, the U.S. infant mortality rate dropped by eight percent. The probability... by chance is less than one in one thousand." - Deadly Deceit.
 

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So 6 died instead of 4... Still within norms ?
 

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So 6 died instead of 4... Still within norms ?
:laughing: Kinda flys in the face of the "the were no ill health effects from TMI" don't it?

The following journalists, who spent long periods of time in the area covering the accident, developed cancer and died: Pete Stoler (Time magazine), Bob Shakney (CBS), Paul Cowan (Village Voice), Cathy Machen (ABC), and Jack Pollard (New Era, Lancaster, PA).

Let's not kid ourselves.. this isn't left-right. I am for nuclear power, but when the **** happens, I know the government will lie/cover-up any and everything they can. But, it all comes out in the wash, and TMI has been on spin cycle far too long.
 

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The very same thing those will do that are against it. What ever the government covers up... the "anti" crowd will exaggerated. The truth is there... somewhere between the two.
 

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:laughing: Kinda flies in the face of the "the were no ill health effects from TMI" don't it?
For all any of us know, if there was a increase in the morality rate... the mothers could have been dental technicians taking a lot of ex rays... or working with amalgam.
 

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The very same thing those will do that are against it. What ever the government covers up... the "anti" crowd will exaggerated. The truth is there... somewhere between the two.
Yep.. and until there is a trustworthy government and operator..

General Public Utilities denies that TMI releases could have harmed anyone, but the company has quietly paid at least $15 million in out of court settlements.

Although the nuclear industry repeatedly told the public that Three Mile Island didn't have a meltdown, about 48 tons of fuel (32%) melted, of which 30 tons reached the bottom of the containment, having melted a 2x5 ft. hole in the inner wall of the containment. - New York Times.
 

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For all any of us know, if there was a increase in the morality rate... the mothers could have been dental technicians taking a lot of ex rays... or working with amalgam.
:laughing: Yep, and they were only dental techs for 1979/80, and the rest of the country's dentel-tech moms experienced an 8% drop in infant mortality for the same period. :lookinup:

This might be a good time to start a new thread... :D
 

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General Public Utilities denies that TMI releases could have harmed anyone, but the company has quietly paid at least $15 million in out of court settlements.
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doesnt mean anything, remember the lady who won $2 mil for spilling coffe on her lap and getting burned who said she didnt know it was hot?
 

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Maybe there was a boost in the economy and new offices opened up. Maybe there was a new medication given to moms... It's like blaming the kids for a broken picture in the hall... because they run up and down it. Might have been them... might have been from a nuclear plant melting down, three counties over. There just isn't enough evidence either way. So... you prefer to blame one over the other because you know the nature of your kids.

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