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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:31 PM
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Fukushima nuclear power plant update: get all the data
The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and following tsunami on March 11 has seen a rush by officials to gain control of power plants in the north-east of the country.

The latest news is that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has raised it's severity level from five to seven - the same level as Chernobyl in 1986. Justin McCurry writes:

"Nuclear safety officials had insisted they had no plans to raise the severity of the crisis from five the same level as the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 according to the international nuclear and radiological event scale.

But the government came under pressure to raise the level at the plant after Japan's nuclear safety commission estimated the amount of radioactive material released from its stricken reactors reached 10,000 terabecquerels per hour for several hours following the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country's northeast coast on 11 March. That level of radiation constitutes a major accident, according to the INES scale."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/mar/18/jap...
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:35 PM
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1. As it gets worse, and after a lull, the nuke industry spinners/apologists seem to be back full force
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:36 PM by villager
Replete with all their snark, minimizing, and misinformation.

I wonder what it is they think they're doing, or who it is they imagine their mis-directions and mis-truths will convince?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:37 PM
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4. You know I don't care at this point
ignoring them is the best policy, not even acknowledging their existence.

As they say, truth, set you free and all that crap...

Though they are achieving one unintended consequence... official story lines have holes like swiss cheese, so even if the industry decided to be honest... nobody would believe them at this point.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:36 PM
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2. Welcome back.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 02:39 PM by MineralMan
Seems like just yesterday.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:39 PM
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5. the world ended yesterday
and you missed it!!!
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:36 PM
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3. A minor quibble, not to take anything away from the article or the subject.
"has raised it's severity level"

It's ??????

Damn, even the guardian has lapsed into bad English.

( that really bugs me...I have so few peeves, but misplaced apostrophes are one)
or should I say..apostrophe's?????
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