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Robert Ariail

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    They always talk about “low levels” of contamination. The chemical analysis (done by TEPCO…) has not yet turned up really nasty stuff, like Pu-239. But St-90, Cs-134 and -137 are no picnic either. It all accumulates. Yes, the Pacific is vast, but still… I bought a Geiger-counter three month before the accident. I have started to monitor my food, especially fish and rice. Fukushima will become to Japan what Hitler is to Germany – long gone but never forgotten…

  2. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This is a big disaster. The half-life on anything nuclear is terrible. meanwhile the people eat radiated food and mutations start running rampant if they haven’t already.
    I saw on you-tube some of the people from near chernobyl and it was frightening.

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    The Bikini Atoll has recovered from bomb testing in the mid twentieth century.
    Maybe Japan will recover, too.

  4. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Good one

  5. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just pray for a solution. It’s as much of a plan as they have.

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    Who knew that Godzilla and Mothra would turn out to be predictions?

  7. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 1 year ago

    Before I moved to Sacramento, it pleased me that SMUD shut down nuclear power plants.

  8. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    How well does our nuclear emergency response capabilities compare with theirs?
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    I hope it’s a helluva lot better than our oil spill response capabilities.
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    Maybe the Japanese neglected the essential media blitz process.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    ^^Irradiated milk, strawberries, raspberries, last dang near forever, and it’s become common around the world! Yes, food preservation has “advanced”!(?)

  10. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @cjr53

    The upgrades to Rancho Seco cost over $400 million. And what did the rates payers get for their investment? 550 Megawatts taken off the grid for no good reason. No wonder California is broke and their electrical grid has brownouts.

  11. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 1 year ago

    Fun fact. While spent fuel is radioactive, it is mostly from having concentrated what is normally spread very thin, there is uranium, plutonium, cesium essentially in atomic portions of all rocks.

    The small amount released into the ocean will be excessive in nearby area, However spread across the pacific it is highly unlikely

  12. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @swr

    It does register “glow in the dark stuff” (Thorium, i believe). It does not register my TV (that’s X-rays, not Alpha, Beta or Gamma). “Sunlight” is part of cosmic radiation and it does register that. But it went over the roof (did a reset) when my doctor had a “scintigraph” made because of some bone problems. Got a nice injection of Te-99 and was able to trace it for days…

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    But i guess your point is "don’t worry about Fukushima, you get enough radiation as it is. Well, that’s an invalid point. Unless you swallow your glow-in-the-dark watch, that is…

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Northern Redman

    Good money after bad money. If it’s a flawed design you have to shut it down. Look at San Onofre. It’s not viable to repair the damage done by greedy management and incompetent engineers. Well, not that i’m complaining. We (Germany) shut down seven old reactors within weeks after Fukushima and the rest will follow by 2025. And we have a very, very conservative government at the moment. But, as a saving grace, our Chancellor (Angela Merkel) is a nuclear physicist. When they told her the real story of nuclear safety she probably smacked someone in the face…

  14. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    I am pro hydro, sun, wind, algae and all that as interim steps. Fusion will be the solution as soon as we put the greedy barstuds in the energy sector against the wall. Remember Enron, how they laughed at the phone while causing brownouts? And i KNOW that fusion is safe. But this ITER thing… Bad idea. Too many cooks. I put my faith in Wendelstein 7-x and projects building on that. Made in Germany, you know…

  15. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    What makes you think it was a flawed design? The reason it was shut down was because it was owned and operated by a county government (SMUD) that succumbed to political pressure from environmentalists. If it was owned by a utility company, it would still be safely operating today.

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