This isn't really the thread to be diverting away from the main crux of the topic which is the current disaster at hand, please kindly start another thread if discussing the "morality" of warfare is anybody's intention.
Only if the boundaries between black and white and what is right or what is wrong are so obvious in reality...
The Japanese technicians in the nuclear plant struggling to control it, know they will die from the radiation. But they step up to the plate for the sake of the country. Russians have this quality too. Singaporeans....erm....better not say.
Last edited by ricohflex; 15th March 2011 at 11:55 PM.
There are 6 nuclear reactors there.
If all fail and have core meltdown, the consequences will be dire and their lives will be changed forever. The entire area will be uninhabitable for decades to come.
They had just been hit badly by a severe earthquake and then followed by a huge tsunami. And now they are hit a third time by nuclear disaster. Three whammies at one go.
Their lives are destroyed now that their house, cars, family members, jobs and farm land are gone.
Sad for them. I wish them godspeed and a quick recovery in a different area soon.
I admire their calmness and stoicism throughout these disasters !
Exactly the same thoughts. I was discussing with my friends about where this seawater will go after going through the plant. How do we know there isn't any minor cracks at all in the pipe.
D90, 18-105mm f/ 3.5-5.6G, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D.
Here's a very good read on how safe the technology actually is:
To put matters into perspective, the level of radiation directly over the reactor was lower than the post-Chernobyl level of radiation over the UK, whose health impact was the equivalent of smoking half a cigarette a year.
Anyway, here's another article. I get the feeling we will be reading a lot of stuff like this.
there are radiation leaks, of a certain level from japan's reactors. whether is it dangerous or not, i am still uncertain. but as far as i remember, they evac everybody to a 30km radius quickly.
Another legislator, Yuri Shcherbak, notes that the decision to evacuate residents of the town of Chernobyl, which is just 14 km (9 miles) from the plant, was not made until May 2, six days after the accident. By April 30, he says, radiation in nearby Kiev (pop. 2.6 million) had risen to 100 times safe levels. The authorities knew that, according to Shcherbak, but ''the population was not warned.''
the scary part of radiation poisoning is not instant death. it's always the aftermath in years to come