Tag Archive - Fukushima

Fukushima residents versus government officials

I was looking at my Google+ stream and I saw this unbelievable and shocking video in an article by Time Out Tokyo.

The people want to evacuate. They need assistance. They want answers.

It’s funny how the government officials tried to avoid answering the people’s questions. They couldn’t even answer with a straight face. And so they just run off and try to escape.

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How to Protect Yourself from Radiation

I know that this question is on the minds of a lot of people around the world who are following the current situation of the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan.

I came across an interesting blog post which provides details in how we can protect ourselves from radiation. There are no silver bullets for radioactive isotopes such as Cesium-137, but that doesn’t mean we’re just sitting ducks and we can’t do anything about it.

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Warning: Nuclear Boy has Stinky Poo!

We’ve all been through quite a rough ride this week, with all this commotion about the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. I don’t know about you but I am tired.

I am tired of reading a lot of very technical stuff. Milli sieverts. Micro sieverts. Sieverts shmieverts. I say it’s time for a time out. Time to unwind!

Japanese media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya created this cool video to explain Japan’s current nuclear crisis to kids. I found it quite entertaining, that’s why I’m sharing it with you.

So sit back, relax, unwind, and enjoy the show.

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How to Look at Radiation Levels

By now you’ve probably heard about the recent spike in radiation levels detected in Ibaraki and Kanagawa prefectures. They say it is about 10 to 100 times the “usual level”. Those numbers don’t mean anything to me. The question is: are those measured levels of radiation still with the acceptable range or is it beyond what my body can handle and cause severe damage to my health?

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