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Found a few articles about a robot being sent into Fukushima reactor 1.
This article reports the robot is dead or broken down. ... 1504110035
Reports the robot is stuck but still transmitting data.

Didn't see anything when scanning through the board so thought I'd post these links.

Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:41 pm

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So Tepco have abandoned the robot sent in to Reactor 1 containment vessel. Before it died, it received a dose up to 20 sieverts per hour. 1 sievert is known to raise risk of cancer by 5.5% in a short exposure. So, there's no way a human will be able to get anywhere near it for centuries. The site continues to bleed high levels of radiation into the Pacific every day.

Meanwhile, 4000 miles away on the west coast of Vancouver Island, the first signature radioactive elements have been detected at Ucluelet. The same elements were detected about 100 miles off shore a few months ago. So it seems the whole Pacific is contaminated with manmade radionuclides from Fukushima as the factory continues to leak every day.

Despite government assurances that levels are within 'safe' limits, one particle of certain ingested radionuclides lodged in our organs is enough to seriously affect health over a long exposure. There is a risk for anyone eating seafood from the Pacific. It may be several more years before we truly begin to realize the effects of this disaster on the human population on both sides of the Pacific. Many cases of thyroid cancer in Japanese children are a frightening omen to what may be coming here.

4 years into this disaster, they are still trying to invent a way to make the place safe. Fukushima is arguably much worse than Chernobyl because the molten fuel still has not been located; let alone contained to the site.

Nuclear power is safe... until it isn't! :geek:

Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:16 pm
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Unfortunately the latest estimate(s) are 40 to 200 years. ... ma-daiichi

Not good for all life everywhere...


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Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:51 pm
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It's been over 4 years now and we still can't even look, but the cleanup is officially moving forward according to the media.

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Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:00 pm
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Yepper and that is in fact total crap (to suggest cleanup is moving forward at all). They maybe studying the situation but they are not cleaning anything up at this time. You don't have to be able to read Ulysses to know that fact.

Kinda like the robot they sent in, it's one step forward,
then two more steps back due to bad news and high levels of contamination.

The more we know, the further away we get from the solution.

Strontium (and many other nasties) reach peak output at around the 5 year mark. These things are just getting started.

Gotta start changing our ways as the simple things we do everyday that were not a big problem a few years ago are now what could take you (and your family) out of the picture forever.

Our water supply, dust filters, the vacuum cleaner and the foods that we eat have, and will continue to change and we have to change with them!!!

But maybe all the scientists are crazy and the current data is all wrong too...

...Where's my tinfoil hat :-)

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Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:06 pm
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