Ionizing Radiation and Global Effects (OT?)


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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 28, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Just thought this deserved it's own thread since there is a lot of speculation, reaction and fear circulating regarding the subject.

Just curious to get some feedback from the community regarding your concern/lack thereof about any of the following subjects:

Radiation and beemageddon, frogmageddon, etc.

Fukushima fall-out and the real effect on the Americas and other continents.

The effect on the fisheries and consumers

Prevention, cures, etc.

I realize there may be some divergence in perspectives, all are welcome.

Boulder, CO
Oct 28, 2013 - 07:41pm PT
I continue to be more worried about Mercury than radiation from Fukushima. However, if I was a bee I'd be very worried about being eaten by a tuna.

oh wait!

Credit: nature

post worthless without a piece of the disinformation campaign.

Edit: keep this up and I'm adding you to my greasemonkey script, buddy!

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Oct 28, 2013 - 10:38pm PT

What is the sum of Chernoble + Fukushima + 3Mile Island + Nevada Testing + SL-1 + K-19 + K-27 + K431 ?

First step at addressing this here.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:37pm PT
we live in a sea of ionizing radiation...

cosmic rays zip in from outer space, interact in the atmosphere, interact with the ground...

at energies high enough to be ionizing, the atmospheric radiation has a flux of 1 per square centimeter per second... so assuming a 1.5 m x .5 meter cross section for a human, that's something like 7500 per seconds ionizing the stuff in your body....

and the stuff that hits the ground makes neutrons by breaking up the nuclei, and those neutrons come rumbling out and get you too...

radon, a noble gas produced by the natural uranium and thorium in the crust diffuses out and collects in basements...

nothing new here, it's been happening for ever, yet life abounds. Half of our radiation exposure, 3.10 millisieverts, comes from natural sources which we can't do anything about. The other half mostly comes from medical procedures using radiation (CT scans and nuclear medicine) something like 3.00 millisieverts.


Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 28, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
What is the sum of Chernoble + Fukushima + 3Mile Island + Nevada Testing + SL-1 + K-19 + K-27 + K431 ?

VEGAS BABY VEGAS!! ( gotta admit I woulda liked to have seen that show)

OMG a few molecules of radioactive material from FuCkU shima have been detected...


Meanwhile in huricane news...

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Oct 29, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Good one, Fort Mental!

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