Wednesday, March 30, 2011


QUAKE UPDATE Day 19



Kasumi and the girls will be moving in with us for a time... This should be interesting...

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Looks like they’re gonna go all Chernobyl on it... hints at abandoning the reactor site altogether and smothering the whole thing in some sort of substance...

"I think maybe the situation is much more serious than we were led to believe," said one expert, Najmedin Meshkati, of the University of Southern California, adding it may take weeks to stabilise the situation and the United Nations should step in.    
"This is far beyond what one nation can handle - it needs to be bumped up to the U.N. Security Council."

The isotope "most useful for nuclear weapons..."


Interesting little tidbit for all of us currently on this planet [emphasis mine]:
"If plutonium enters the blood it can do a lot of damage to our cells, leading to cancer of the bones or liver. ... Plutonium-239, a byproduct of fission, was found in soil samples taken on the plant site March 21 and March 22, according to Tepco. Two of the five samples contained more plutonium than known to have been deposited by atmospheric nuclear-bomb fallout and probably came from the damaged plant.”

I.e., all soil in Japan and around the world now (and since the sixties) contains plutonium - half life 24,000 years -... You'd think that was important, but funnily enough they never mentioned Plutonium-239 during the long fallout of atmospheric nuclear bomb testing... they only mentioned Strontium-90...

And "Duck-and-Cover"...

Malignant-looking stuff, plutonium...


6 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

You will be the only male in the house? Guess that 'seat' will have to be put down now? Or have u always been mindful? :-)
I read where there is a group taking in animals.. Saw a photo of a rescue person who found his own dog wandering the area..poor dog had such terror in his eyes...

Maggie said...

They will be safe with you two.

Yes, our papers are talking about the reactors, but the news is being pushed to the back of the papers and TV segments.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

@Maggie: I went to your page and noticed u are in Calif., so am I. The L.A. Times hasn't pushed the latest news to the back. What paper do u take?

Mary Lou said...

Yeah this is scary stuff.
I am glad that the girls are moving in with you. It will be crowded, but you will survive, and better yet, the GIRLS will be safe and secure!

catmomaj said...

Aw yes,, I can see the headlines now... "Glowing in the dark has become the newest fashion statement"...

As for now.... yes, you are in certain peril what with all those females surrounding you. Duck and cover indeed! lol!

joared said...

Yes, life will be interesting with all your women, though I don't personally know them or you beyond this blog. Feel some concern for your SIL and hope he is safe and secure, too, though he's back at work you said.

Your reports here, Bob, appreciated greatly since they succinctly cut to the chase -- earth's plutonium status not talked about much here, I think.

KBF & Maggie: I, too, live in L.A. area -- 51 miles northeast of San Onofre and my best friends only 18 miles due east of the plant. Yes, L.A. Times giving lots of coverage and comm'l TV re Onofre's safety. Other friends sister lived within sight of Three Mile Island during that debacle.