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Motegi greets IndyCar with a 'firm shake'...

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Nuclear Holiday - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 12:56 AM

As radiation levels rise, some sanity has surfaced in Japan as the government lowered back down the radiation exposure limits for children to below one millisievert per year while at school. Following the accident, in a move that prompted outrage, Japan raised the exposure limit for both adults and children from one to 20 millisieverts per year, matching the maximum exposure level for nuclear industry workers in many countries.

rita miller - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 1:31 AM

Well... given that the worst case calculated scenario for GE Mark I reactors was a 1% fuel failure... and now we see three simultaneous and complete meltdowns of around 250 tons of fuel puts us so far beyond what science has tested or honestly estimated, we are truly in uncharted territory. This event was not ever "supposed" to happen... at least according to the engineers with their slide rules smoking cigarrates in 1960s who designed these things.

Just like Hanford, SL1, TMI and Chernoble, it was over two decades after the fact that details came out, and they were FAR worse than reported at the time. Chernobyl was only 80 tons of fuel. And just like previous events, this one is also downplayed.

All that said, there is not much to do. The radioactive cat is out of the bag and you can't put him back in.

Saitama Sammy - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 11:24 AM

It was strong enough to shake buildings but not damage anything. Probably a bigger deal at 180mph (or whatever Indy cars pull at Motegi) but didn't even notice during commute home at 80mph. Scary but only because lived through the big one

Saitama Sammy - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 12:11 PM

I watched NHK news tonight and two nights ago (at home 35 miles from Motegi). They didn't mention ur major quakes but it's a comfort that you and whatever geological survey organization you serve at are monitoring the tectonic activity at this weekends Indycar race. My point is that races happen in California China Turkey and Japan. Because these places have earthquakes they can't have races? Please let the organizers if another quake is on the way bud.

Saitama Sammy - Unregistered

September 17, 2011 2:45 PM

I am more aware than u my friend but people recovering from a brush with nuclear annihilation like to watch motorcycles and cars race too. The experts say it's safe. You deferred to the opinion of another commentor on the nuclear situation when they falsely stated to MOX fuel was being used in more than one reactor. Best to leave the nuclear physics to the physicists. If u r so against the race don't come. If that's not feasible don't watch. If u don't think riders and drivers shouldn't have to come to japan for their fans and supporters then don't support racing series bankrolled by Japanese companies.


September 17, 2011 4:53 PM
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"You deferred to the opinion of another commentor on the nuclear situation when they falsely stated to MOX fuel was being used in more than one reactor. Best to leave the nuclear physics to the physicists"

Can you point to where I "deferred to the opinion of another commentor when they falsely stated to MOX fuel was being used "? The poster who made that comment was Smithy. I'm telling you that you are stating something that is simply not true. You're either intentionally lying or your reading and comprehension skills are not too sharp - neither explanation bodes well for the credibility of your statements regarding the racing in Japan issue. But I'm open to the fact that I might be wrong. You can settle the matter by taking a quote from one of my posts that backs up what you are saying, that backs up your claim of how I deferred to Smithy's post about nuclear physics of the situation "when they falsely stated to MOX fuel was being used ". I've got a lazy $100 tha


September 17, 2011 4:54 PM
Last Edited 1608 days ago


I've got a lazy $100 that says you come back without a direct quote from one of my posts that shows how I deferred to Smithy's points about the nuclear physics of the issue.

sammy, are you richard? lol Just kidding. You just appear to both suffer from the same deficiency. You are trying telling me I've said something I haven't said. It's an age old argument technique where you try 'discredit' someone for something they didn't say so that you can then say "if they're wrong about that, how can anything they say be listened to". The bummer with this old chesnut is that it is pretty much exclusively used by people who's position has no real substance. If your position had substance, you wouldn't have to resort to dishonesty.

Saitama Sammy - Unregistered

September 18, 2011 12:53 AM


Ignore Richard, he is a SITE MODERATOR who usually squats in the F1 side of the fence and knows nothing about Motogp.

You are 100% correct about this race, testing by Dorna was carried out on only 3 isotopes, the heavier MOX mix used by a couple of the reactors which was blown skyhigh include plutonium, strontium and uranium, particles of which have been found as far as Tokyo.(MOX is only in reactor 3)

Big Jimbo's reply
Thanks for the info Smithy

Pointing out that getting the facts regarding nuclear meltdowns from nuclear experts is not an argument technique. Please donate your lazy $100 to the Japanese Red Cross and post their thank you letter.

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