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Old 18-03-2011, 13:24   #1
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Out of the Pacific Ocean, NOW

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4593222/radioactive-fallout-reaches-california

if you are in the pacific ocean i would get out. best route would be south.
Atlantic side should be good. be sure to check your sails for fallout.

i am not joking, they are playing it down, but its serious. far more serious then they are reporting.
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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

When I was on a submarine we got higher doses of radiation if we went up on the dock and aimed our dosemeters up to the sun.

And a nice hearty chuckle to Fox News for some grade A fear mongering.
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I work with radiation, ......I can assure you that your post is over-reacting.
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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

actually they say it A-OK. thats why i am worried.
if they would have said, be afraid, i would be ok with it.
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actually they say it A-OK. thats why i am worried.
if they would have said, be afraid, i would be ok with it.
Saying that we have a nuclear threat because you automatically believe the inverse of whatever you hear on the news isn't exactly sound footing.
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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

Getting "news" from the entertainment network is probably not a good way of getting your world view. Unless you are off the Japanese coast you are fine so far.

If you want to monitor the radiation along the West Coast of the US you can check the real time readings at

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There has been no change out of the nominal band for several days. Make sure to read the explanations before you think you should panic. Staying informed is definitely a good idea but you may want to use more reputable sources.



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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

Scoobie, I clicked on the link and didn't find anything about fallout. I'm watching CNN right now and they all say no major radioactive problems yet. The way I see it even if there was a meltdown as long as you were a couple of hundred miles away or out of the plume you would get less radiation than a chest exray. Chernobyl has shown this to be the case. Long term effects to sea life and food chain could be a major issue. Hawaii will be fine. Calm down. Don't jump on the panic bandwagon. BOB
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Even a meltdown is fine, an explosion is what would create problems.
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I work with radiation, ......I can assure you that your post is over-reacting.
so tell me, how much radiation is good for you?
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Denver, Indiana, and New York are all showing elevated levels past that of San Francisco.

The stuff from Japan hitting our coast must be so high that it's frying the instruments!
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so tell me, how much radiation is good for you?
None, that is why you should not enter banks with their radioactive granite walls.



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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

Apparantly, people leaving Japan via Tokyo airport are now triggering the radiation sensors in the departures lounge with the normal daily dust found on clothing.

Im not one for scare stories, but being careful is always a good idea. Dont rely on governments for your safety
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Denver, Indiana, and New York are all showing elevated levels past that of San Francisco.

The stuff from Japan hitting our coast must be so high that it's frying the instruments!
The Denver reading is no doubt due to the elevation. Not sure about the other two. Unless it breaks 100 at sea level it is normal.



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None, that is why you should not enter banks with their radioactive granite walls.



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I also never go out into the sunshine. I only come out after dark and will be melting the lead from my keel and pouring it over the cabin top.
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Re: out of the Pacific ocean, NOW

My training has nothing to do with good or bad, rather with allowabe doses and keeping exposure to a minimum.
There is however no clear proof that points to a corellation between small doses and an increase in "bad things". We're still learning a lot about effects to the human body, long term exposure, etc.
The principals are ALARA (as low as reasonable acheivable)
and Time Distance and Sheilding (less time is good, more distance is good, shielding is good)
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