Author Topic: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics  (Read 35879 times)

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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #225 on: July 15, 2017, 05:44:05 AM »
Won’t be any ocean life left in the Pacific when they do this .. :-[

Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan!

https://www.rt.com/news/396358-fukushimas-radioactive-water-released-ocean/

The “decision has already been made” to release radioactive material from the Fukushima plant into the ocean, according to its owners. Fishermen have reacted with fury to the decision, claiming it will devastate their already struggling industry.

Some 770,000 tons (metric) of tritium-containing water is currently stored in 580 tanks at the plant, reported the Japan Times.

Situated 10 meters above sea-level, three of the nuclear power plant’s six reactors’ cooling systems were crippled by flooding caused by the tsunami, making the disaster the worst since the Chernobyl catastrophe in the USSR in 1986.



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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #226 on: July 15, 2017, 02:40:16 PM »
Maybe that's why the "spare" ocean beneath the ocean, which Socrates had mentioned from Genesis etc., was put there in the first place: maybe it was foreseen in the beginning that it might come to this one day if we were left to our own devices...

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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #227 on: July 20, 2017, 11:39:33 AM »
Good web site to keep track of "all things radioactive" ..  ???

Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center - Netc.com is an Early Warning Radiation System that takes data from private radiation monitoring stations and EPA network and creates a RBL ( Radiation Background Level ) for each 3000+ stations everyday.

https://www.netc.com/

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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #228 on: July 20, 2017, 02:33:11 PM »
Max, Is there a way to estimate right now how much stratospheric radiation cross-country airline passengers are being exposed to, with the magnetosphere being knocked down recently and these waves of solar emissions coming at us in rapid sequence?  I've heard more normal amounts in the past being expressed in terms of equivalent number of chest x-rays, and wonder how many of those we're up to now... :-X

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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #229 on: July 20, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
There is a good discussion of this over at:

Cosmic Rays in the Atmosphere

http://spaceweather.com/

This plot displays radiation measurements not only in the stratosphere, but also at aviation altitudes. Dose rates are expessed as multiples of sea level. For instance, we see that boarding a plane that flies at 25,000 feet exposes passengers to dose rates ~10x higher than sea level. At 40,000 feet, the multiplier is closer to 50x. These measurements are made by our usual cosmic ray payload as it passes through aviation altitudes en route to the stratosphere over California.

What is this all about? Approximately once a week, Spaceweather.com and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays, a surprisingly "down to Earth" form of space weather. Cosmic rays can seed clouds, trigger lightning, and penetrate commercial airplanes. Furthermore, there are studies ( #1, #2, #3, #4) linking cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in the general population. Our latest measurements show that cosmic rays are intensifying, with an increase of more than 13% since 2015:

Why are cosmic rays intensifying? The main reason is the sun. Solar storm clouds such as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) sweep aside cosmic rays when they pass by Earth. During Solar Maximum, CMEs are abundant and cosmic rays are held at bay. Now, however, the solar cycle is swinging toward Solar Minimum, allowing cosmic rays to return. Another reason could be the weakening of Earth's magnetic field, which helps protect us from deep-space radiation.

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Re: FUKUSHIMA, other LEAKS of NUCLEAR WASTE! Merging Topics
« Reply #230 on: July 20, 2017, 05:48:59 PM »
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...the students of Earth to Sky Calculus fly space weather balloons to the stratosphere over California. These balloons are equipped with radiation sensors that detect cosmic rays...

I didn't know that atmospheric radiation was measured that way - thanks for a thorough explanation and graphics Max!  Am wondering if the squeeze that we're in right now from space will cook my family members who are traveling to AZ from PA this week...  :-X