Fukushima Radioactive Traces Found In Glasgow

  Uboat 12:48 29 Mar 2011
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I wonder just how far widespread it has gone?

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  Quickbeam 12:51 29 Mar 2011

The thing about radioactivity is that there's nowhere to hide, not unless we all flock to the secret underground bunkers which are all quite well signposted for us to find easily.

  carver 13:32 29 Mar 2011

The radiation levels they are recording are of radioactive iodine and that has a life of about 8 days, the levels are so low you would have to be subjected to them for a year before any harm was done to you.

But if you are still bothered you can always try this click here for the iphone.

  bremner 13:34 29 Mar 2011

From an official source click here

  Quickbeam 13:37 29 Mar 2011

i'odine app, how apt.

  Forum Editor 13:38 29 Mar 2011

Small traces of radioactive iodine 131 have been detected all over the world since the event.

The detected levels are extremely low, and unlikely to pose a health risk to humans.

  interzone55 14:15 29 Mar 2011

I suppose this does demonstrate how the air moves round the world.

I'm fairly sure that the deep fried food will kill most weegies before the iodine does...

  Uboat 14:21 29 Mar 2011

New just in "Japan on maximum alert"...i wonder if its been this bad for weeks & they have just known about it? then it would of affected into millions rather then the predicted tens of thousands?

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  Forum Editor 15:50 29 Mar 2011

many tons of water have been poured onto the fuel rods to cool them down. The water that comes out of the reactors is badly contaminated, and it has to go somewhere. It has found its way into tunnels under the plant, and is now in the ground - something that has been feared since this crisis first started.

The very real problem facing engineers right now is that the cooling system needs to be restarted. Things would suddenly look a lot better if that was done successfully, but nobody can get near enough to do it, so more water has to be dumped over the reactors. It's a cycle that must be broken, but it's looking increasingly certain that the only way it can be done is if people deliberately expose themselves to high levels of radiation.

It's a grim situation.

  Aitchbee 16:06 29 Mar 2011

what can we do about it?

  Forum Editor 16:13 29 Mar 2011

Nothing, and there's no need - the radiation level detected is tiny.

Make do, and carry on.

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