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Out of the Blue

Hurricane Sandy is not yet imposing her will on our area the way the first forecasts suggested, so it's still a mystery what sort of impact the storm will have. It's a bit drizzly and windy now, but that's obviously just the early hints, and our village has already declared a state of emergency, which sets a tone. As I said yesterday, there's no reason to be particularly concerned for the BlueTower, as the worst we are likely to suffer in our location is a power outage (though, of course, that would impact my ability to update the site), and here's hoping that others in the path of the storm are equally secure, and that everyone manages to come through this relatively unscathed.

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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 20:08 Prez
 
killer_roach wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 19:53:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 18:02:
Won't they be for hundreds of years?
You still can't safely be around Chernobyl for any good length of time - even though you can take a tour - you still should wear a suit and the tour is limited in time.

But yeah, even still the fish are likely to possess residual radiation levels above what would typically be considered "safe" for many years, possibly decades or centuries.

Unlikely I believe. The ocean has demonstrated remarkable dissemination and dilution properties, most often attributed to the chemical breakdown properties of the extreme concentration of salt. (EDIT: Also let me add that water is one of the best and safest moderators of nuclear reaction known to man and is used for that very purpose in nuclear reactor plants, which would further serve to limit the danger in the ocean from the Fukushima reactor incident). After the current generation of contaminated fish dies off, I find it doubtful that any trace radiation will be found at all. Continuous contamination of bodies of water generally requires ongoing introduction of radioactive materials over time. Nuclear plants dumping reactor waste water to rivers over years for example. That there is still contamination being found in the current generation of of fish isn't necessarily an indication that the reactors core is still leaking to the water.

This comment was edited on Oct 29, 2012, 20:26.
 
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