Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

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Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby G0NZ0 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:59 am UTC


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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby jestingrabbit » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:35 am UTC

So, to summarise, there's an article about some mutated flowers near the site, a mysterious death of dolphins somewhat near the site, and a two year old article that started its life at a place called "the truth".

I think there are good reasons to look at what happened at Fukushima and be sceptical about the care and safety that nuclear power generation industry is capable of delivering. The lack of communication from TEPCO during the initial phase of the disaster is exactly the sort of thing that makes people conclude that they are more than a little bit dodgy.

But this sort of "we don't understand how these dophins died therefore radiation poisoning from Fukushima" is equally dodgy. Be better than them.
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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby Thesh » Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:47 pm UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:and a two year old article that started its life at a place called "the truth".


Wow, that's a horrible website. Agenda 21! Volcanoes erupting, is America next???? The moral decline of America!!!
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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby Tyndmyr » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:40 pm UTC

Radiation is really only a big deal due to dosage. I mean, low level radiation just exists in the background all the time. If you're up close by a lot of radioactive material, sure, that's a problem...but if it's widely distributed, it's just not.

If it's spread so far afield that it's in North America, it would seem highly probable that it would be so distributed as to be pretty irrelevant.

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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby Dauric » Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:48 pm UTC

We'd pretty much debunked those claims on these forums back in June of 2011 as part of our discussion about the original earthquake.

Linkage to earlier thread.
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Re: Radiation from Fukushima is spreading into North America

Postby johnny_7713 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:42 pm UTC

Fasciation is a thing that also happens in the absence of elevated levels of radiation, see also: http://m.snopes.com/nuclear-mutant-daisies/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasciation


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