Concerns in Tokyo over radiation in tap water

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  1. Hop2089
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    So much for the stabilization, it hasn't done anything about the radiation leakage but at least the pump is working and even though there is smoke at reactor 3, there's no radiation increase, the government needs to ask for fresh water immediately, once they ask for water, I'll send some bottled water to the Red Cross post haste. This disaster is probably the worst in my lifetime even more than the tsunami that hit SE Asia as there was actual rebuilding nearly a year afterward, I don't expect this to be the same for Japan due to the nuclear situation.
     
  2. rad140

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    I swear to God, I'm going to start banging my head against my desk if you don't start reading your own articles. The only concern about the tap water is over young infants, and even then it says only if they've consumed large amounts. Considering the half-life of the material in question, this should clear itself up if and when everything else stabilizes.

    "No rebuilding due to the nuclear situation?" It's not a waste land, buddy.
     
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    Problem solved.
     
  4. Narayan

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    @TehSkull i don't get the reference
     
  5. renton56

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    even though the japanese government says that the radiated water may only effect infants, i doubt thats the case.

    im not expecting people to grow tentacles for drinking the water, but the japanese govt is famous for withholding info
     
  6. Qtis

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    I'll just leave this here to help people put the numbers into perspective:

    Also something to add here: The tap water in Finland is one of the purest in the world (tap water > bottled water in terms of purity and not being contaminated in any way (Bacteria, viruses, algae, etc)).


    -Qtis
     
  7. saviorkross

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    Rad-X is an item used in the Fallout series of video-games to prevent radiation poisoning on one's self.

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  8. Narayan

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    ohh, thanks. wasn't a fan of fallout.
     
  9. doyama

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    Worse than the SE Asia one? Considering even worse case estimates of the Japanese death toll would be 10x less than the SE asia tsunami I think that's overstating the issue. The Sichuan earthquake killed 200k. And as icing on the cake of having their only child killed, parents got a giant middle finger from the government on relief efforts (it's always nice when the mayor of your town is stealing relief money and relief goods and reselling them to the people who need it at 10x the price), rebuilding (yeah I can now sell the land your house used to be on for 100x the price to a developer and kick you out), and compensation for their 'tofu buildings' that killed all the children who were at school at the time (complain and you get jailed and are forced to 'apologize' for being a bad citizen). You're not digging hard enough if you need 'worst in your lifetime'.
     
  10. doyama

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    Most tap water is like that in any industrialized nation. Unless you live in a 3rd world country, tap water is really really safe. The only thing I would say filtering the water is good for is if it has a bit of a chlorine taste. I just chug water off the faucet at home. My wife thinks I'm insane [​IMG]
     
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  12. Narayan

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    saviorkross pointed it out already. yeah, i'm only part gamer.
     
  13. SPH73

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    The media and the Japanese goverment are downplaying the crisis in Japan.
     
  14. Hop2089
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    Truth, it's getting more and more obvious everyday.