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Matt Davies

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Paul Gunter director of the reactor oversight project at Beyond Nuclear: Indications are right now that the reactor structures themselves have been breached.
    It’s very likely that some of the radioactive material — the melted cores — have moved into the earth.
    So it’s beyond containment right now.

  2. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    Excellent. The Great Wave of Kanagawa by Hokusai modernized.

  3. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    Yes. I have been somewhat amused (not) by the people who assume that because the media is no longer reporting, that it’s ‘all fixed’.

    Of course it’s beyond containment. Had they claimed containment at some point, I’d have been skeptical. We’ve pretty much quit eating North Pacific seafood. Industry strikes the food chain again …

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    They’re nuking themselves!
    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  5. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    nuclear half-life.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    Full disclosure: I am likely being a conspiracy theorist. That said: isn’t it suspicious that the supposed left-wing-commie-pinko-liberal media hasn’t talked about this issue? Maybe they aren’t as liberal as the conservatives like to think. Could this be because so many people are trying to convince us that we need to go more nuclear for our energy needs? Just as the movie “The China Syndrome” and the Three Mile Island accident (which was much less dangerous than Chernobyl or Fukujima) helped to put a chill into our nuclear program, the Japanese disaster, if reported for what it truly is, would certainly make people more wary of more nukes, more suspicious of continuously-watered-down regulations, and more concerned about nuclear wastes piling up at military installations all over the country because it has to go someplace.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Agree. Salon.com — a real liberal source of rigorous journalism — has run articles, by the way.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    History shows again and again, how nature points up the folly of men. Godzilla! [BOC]
    Oh, Lord, pride of man, broken in the dust again. [QMS]

  9. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @I Play One On TV

    " the Japanese disaster, if reported for what it truly is, would certainly make people more wary of more nukes, more suspicious of continuously-watered-down regulations, and more concerned about nuclear wastes piling up at military installations all over the country because it has to go someplace."
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    Play One, you are getting dangerously close to supporting something that is Bad for Business.
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    Next, you’ll be wanting prosecution of those who hire illegals.
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    tsk

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    Too late; I already do. “Bad for Business” is a misnomer. Sometimes what’s bad for one business is a boon for another. And, as we all know, you cannot eat money. Sometimes we need to sacrifice in the short run to make a better future.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    @braindead08

    BTW, I did recognize your humor there, and I appreciate it.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    August, 1945, they’re just giving a little something back? It is interesting that the country most impacted by the dawn of the nuclear age has been the “victim” of “atoms for peace” as well.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Hawthorne

    “We’ve pretty much quit eating North Pacific seafood.”

    Now that you mention it, I felt a strange glow after having some hot tuna maki rolls the other night.

  14. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    Having been mentored at an early age on various energies including nuclear I can’t say that I’m completely impartial to the matter.

    However here are a few facts

    . Radiation does not make other objects radioactive, i.e radiation escaping from the plant does not make surrounding water and lifeforms radioactive, this actively requires radioactive substances to carry it, ex. uranium being consumed by local animals

    . Short of an explosion, said fallout will not be in air

    . depending on the composition of nuclear waste (some reactors can literally keep reusing it till there is no uranium) it can be shorter lived based on the remaining isotopes

    . Spread across the volume of the pacific ocean these isotopes are no longer detectable as much more than background radiation, by concentration you are more at risk from a concrete building

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Quipss

    I still need pictures of Spiderman under which I can put a caption about how much of a menace he is. Facts do not sell newspapers. Ergo, facts are not news.

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