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Commissar MercZ

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#1 6 years ago

For those of you who may not remember, the earthquake and resulting tsunami's that wrecked Japan during the past spring resulted in chaos at the Fukushima Nuclear plant. The government later instituted an exclusion zone with some 12.4 miles/19.95 km radius around the affected plants, displacing some 70,000 residents from towns lying in the zone. Photos are from different times in the past few months.

Japan's nuclear exclusion zone - The Big Picture - Boston.com

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Inside Japan's nuclear wasteland | Adelaide Now

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Fukushima: Inside the Exclusion Zone - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic

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#2 6 years ago

Fallout 4.

No but seriously, that's pretty crazy. Looks like another Chernobyl.




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#3 6 years ago

It's been what, 10 months? If the areas look shitty and run-down, it's probably because they were shitty and run-down before the incident. Oh, and y'know, that whole Tsunami thingy.




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#4 6 years ago

Been waiting for something like this. A very major incident with so little coverage.




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#5 6 years ago

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Oh gods. Forget Radioactivity, they have a bigger problem. This stuff (Japanese Knotweed) is the real threat- it's worse than bloody triffids. When they can get back in there they'll end up having to completely rebuild everything it's got it's roots into and chances are the tsunami has washed seeds or bits of it across the exclusion zone.




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#6 6 years ago
Fallout 4.

You mean S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Fukushima

Been waiting for something like this. A very major incident with so little coverage.

The accident was a serious story and it got the coverage it deserved. The releases of radiation were blown out of proportion by the media. The maximum radiation levels outside the plant were 219 mSv/yr(25 uSv/hr) which decayed down to 40 mSv/yr less than a week later.

File:Fukushima I radiation, Fukushima Prefecture 2, March 2011.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are inhabited areas on earth that have radiation levels as high as 260 mSv/yr. They do not show higher rates of cancer.

Ramsar, Mazandaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Radiation hormesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Personally I would be more worried about ash releases from coal power plants.

Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste: Scientific American




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#7 6 years ago
Fallout 4.

You mean S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Fukushima

Been waiting for something like this. A very major incident with so little coverage.

The accident was a serious story and it got the coverage it deserved. The releases of radiation were blown out of proportion by the media. The maximum radiation levels outside the plant were 219 mSv/yr(25 uSv/hr) which decayed down to 40 mSv/yr less than a week later.

File:Fukushima I radiation, Fukushima Prefecture 2, March 2011.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are inhabited areas on earth that have radiation levels as high as 260 mSv/yr. They do not show higher rates of cancer.

Ramsar, Mazandaran - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Radiation hormesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Personally I would be more worried about ash releases from coal power plants.

Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste: Scientific American




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#8 6 years ago

Biiviz;5596715It's been what, 10 months? If the areas look shitty and run-down, it's probably because they were shitty and run-down before the incident. Oh, and y'know, that whole Tsunami thingy.[/QUOTE]

Well, they weren't like that before the incident. Most of the stuff you see in there is a result of both damages from the Tsunami like you say at the end and people being made to leave after the reactor leaks. Lot of the stuff that is knocked around is because they didn't have time to pick everything back up before they were told to leave these settlements.

As with similar themed pictures it's really about what tends to happen when people are removed from the equation.

[QUOTE=Pethegreat;5596913] Personally I would be more worried about ash releases from coal power plants.

Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste: Scientific American

That is true, coal has its own share of problems. There's one area in the States that was pretty much closed down due to a mining accident.

Centralia, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia