Heda_Madness's past comments

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    Heda_Madness

    100 becquerels of WHICH isotope? Caesium-137? 134? Strontium-90? Nothing to cheer about AT all. Vested interests keeping 'their' income safe at others expense, namely their health. This rice WILL end up in schools. Nice

    Six times safer than Europe. Twelve times safer than the US. Who is keeping their income safe at the expense of others? Because if you're accusing the Japanese of that, then surely they should have dropped their safety levels to be the same as the rest of the world. Assuming you're from the UK and were born before 1986 you would have consumed food with much higher levels from either Chernobyl or Sellafield. And every other type of food you eat has carciogens of some type whether it be naturally forming or from pesticides or air pollution - something that's gone up as a result of turning off the nuclear power plants...

    It possibly will end up in schools. It will also possibly end up in restaurants and houses and around the world. Because it's safe. Safe by any standard around the world. Unless of course you're a JapanToday contributor because then it's bad. Really bad because scientists says it's safe but what do they know? There was a comment earlier about how dangerous a little bit of knowledge is.

    It's not dangerous, it's downright terrifying that three and a half years after this disaster people can still continue to promote false information.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    Well congrtualtions on FINALLY providing a link, three days after it was first requested. Though I suppose it's pretty arrogant that you would assume you wouldn't have to provide any links. Shame they aren't particularly useful though.

    But then if we look at those reports we'll see that many come from the initial quote I posted above RE the 3:29 alarm - still waiting for any evidence/link/fact to prove that was working or what level 'high' was.

    And then you have a load of links that takes you to one article. Had that been the smoking gun you seem to think it is, don't you think it would have had mainstream coverage?

    Do you have any credible facts? you know - Bloomberg etc saying that the intial alarm was true with a reading of X?

    There were definitely leaking pipes, again, never been in doubt. Nor has it been in doubt that those leaking pipes weren't of any major concern. All of it could have been managed. All of it was localised/

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -4

    Heda_Madness

    Indeed they did report that. They also reported that '“We are still investigating whether the monitoring post was working properly,”

    That was in May 2011. Have you any proof to show that the monitoring post was working properly. Don't you think that if the plant had been as badly damaged as you are trying to suggest that there would be a plethora of links in those mainstream news papers that you linked., Instead of them all relying on one quote from someone at Tepco.

    The fact that they haven't followed up should speak volumes.

    Just because you hope that the reactor was damaged in the earthquake doesn't make it true. The lack of evidence on the other hand should certainly be enough to suggest it isn't.

    That and the fact that your one piece of evidence comes from the exact same source and one with a very clear caveat. And none of the reports say what that alarm was set to.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    As Mike said.

    And what do you mean by this

    'The monitor was set to go off at high levels of radiation... Go figure.'

    Monitor's are set up to record data they don't go 'off'. Sirens/Alarms go off. Secondly define 'high'.

    It's quite likely that the small amount of damage that was caused in the initial earthquake would have released a small amount of radiation. This would certainly lead to higher recordings on monitoring stations. But without actual facts and figures and total amounts 'high' means nothing.

    And without solid quotes your claim is, well... go figure.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    I've not had the chance to eat Fukushima rice but I was given some nice fresh Minami-Soma cucumber in the summer of 2011. It would have been very insensitive of me to the locals, the victims of the tsunami, had I refused their kind generosity.

    And as Mike said, had the back up generators not been flooded by the tsunami, there wouldn't have been an issue. Dai Ichi and Onagawa both survived the earthquake. To say they didn't is completely and utterly wrong. It's like saying that 18,000 people died in the earthquake and that would be insensitive.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    You stand by your statement that it's insensitive to say that both Daichi and Onagawa survived the earthquake? Because they did. And yes had there been a bigger sea wall and better design - wholly Tepco's fault this wouldn't have happened.

    I have said and will continue to say that there was minor damage done in the quake. This is a fact. I have, at no point, made the claim that there was minor damage caused by the tsunami. And I would appreciate if you could stop making that claim.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • 1

    Heda_Madness

    Are you kidding ? Gov’t Report: Fukushima released up to 181 Quadrillion Bq of cesium, Chernobyl was 105 Quadrillion — Radioactive material to flow from Japan “for years to come” What is high for you ? Can we stop to have whitewashing of every single bad event happening in Japan please ?

    According to Enenews the government report claims it has released more than Chernobyl. Yet according to the actual report:

    Estimates of the total release range widely, but the accident is generally recognized as the second largest accidental release of radioactivity in history, after only the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

    Enenews is a joke.

    Posted in: Restart of Japan's largest nuclear plant still in doubt

  • -6

    Heda_Madness

    Marcelito, You may want to actually read what I said. I said that Dai Ichi suffered minor damage during the quake. This is unequivocally true. The damage was caused by the tsunami. Which could have been prevented had the sea wall been higher or the back up generators been better positioned. It's clear that the damage could have been prevented had proper plans been in place. It's also clear that the nuclear plant closest to the epicentre suffered very little damage.

    My statement is certainly not an insult to thousands of misplaced evacuees. If you read my posts you'd know that I have done a fair bit to support those people (and all of the misplaced evacuees).

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -5

    Heda_Madness

    Marcelito.

    I've never hidden from the fact that Japan is prone to earthquakes. Nor have I hidden from the fact that Dai Ichi only suffered minor damage during the quake and the nearest nuclear plant to the epicentre, Onagawa, suffered no damage.

    Not entirely sure what your point is to be honest.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    I drove through here over Christmas and there are no straight roads in the area, there's the town of Taupo at one end of the lake and a smaller village at the other. It is also very mountainous. Crashing into the lake was the safest option as although it's summer there would be very little risk to people on the lake (it would have been incredibly unlucky to have hit a fisherman).

    Surprising that so many who don't know the area are critical of the actions of the pilot.

    Posted in: All 13 on New Zealand skydiving plane leap out before crash

  • -9

    Heda_Madness

    . Shows how dangerous a little bit of supposed knowledge is.

    Indeed it does. This rice has (allegedly) passed Japanese safety standards. Which are substantially higher than the US or Europe. Even if you sceptics are right and it hasn't actually passed the Japanese standards it would still be deemed safe by most other international measures.

    I would love to eat what you all do. That's so completely free of carciogens that it registers zero on every single register. Especially given the nuclear power plants have been turned off which has led to more coal being burned which leads to all sorts of chemicals being released into the atmosphere and ultimately contaminating your food. You know, stuff such as arsenic, radioactive elements etc...

    As was posted earlier (yet strangely removed) Japan is one of the most earthquake prone countries in the world. The threat of death from one of those earthquakes is substantially greater than from eating some rice which has radiation at levels below international standards.

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -5

    Heda_Madness

    Interesting. Rice from Fukushima is now safe to eat based on Japanese safety guidelines.

    Does this mean it's been safe to eat for the past few years? Given that Japanese safety standards are still much stricter than the rest of the world...

    Posted in: Fukushima rice passes radiation tests for first time since disaster

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    So some of you think that the global warming is a myth? Fair enough, you're entitled to your opinion.

    But would you agree that the burning of fossil fuels, especially the burning of coal leads to tens of thousands of deaths per year?

    More.people will die from turning off the nuclear power plants and switching to coal than will die as a direct result of Fukushima.

    But still, fossil fuels are clean and safe aren't they?

    Posted in: As Japan burns more coal, climate policies under pressure

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    It's the headline that's the issue. JMA employs meteorologists, seismologists, volcanologists etc, each of whom works in their own department as part of the JMA and it's that agency that releases the information.

    Replace the word meteorologist with met agency and the story would be correct. As it is it creates doubt and confusion.

    Posted in: Meteorologists predict possible eruption at Mt Azumayama

  • 0

    Heda_Madness

    Ito for Samuel Adams and Tohoku for hope.

    Posted in: British Embassy seeks suggestions for Prince William's Japan itinerary

  • -3

    Heda_Madness

    Is there any angle they won't try to gain support for restarting the nuclear reactors?

    It's not an angle. It's a fact that many have been saying since March 2011. The facts are that fossil fuels are guaranteed to pollute. Guaranteed to cause environmental damage. Guaranteed to cause illnesses. Guaranteed to cause deaths.

    I have no problems with them restarting the reactors IF they are proven to be 100% safe

    Yet you still seem happy with all of the damage and destruction caused by fossil fuels. Guaranteed damage and destruction. Not hypothetical.

    Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions hit record as fossil fuel consumption rises

  • 0

    Heda_Madness

    As Nessie said, but it's also worth pointing out what the IWC has said about the Minke:

    There are several hundred thousand Antarctic minke whales and thus they are clearly not endangered

    Which begs the obvious question...

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

  • 0

    Heda_Madness

    Killing whales is murder. And eating them is worse than cannibalism.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Posted in: New whaling plan will prove hunt is for scientific purposes: negotiator

  • 0

    Heda_Madness

    Surely this will be a landslide for the opposition?

    Such is the opposition to nuclear by the vast majority of the country then it goes without saying that the government will lose.

    Posted in: Low voter turnout could erode Abe's call for fresh mandate

  • -1

    Heda_Madness

    Well given that the vast majority of the Japanese public are against nuclear power and the LDP are forcing the restarts on everyone then this will surely be a landslide victory for the opposition...

    Posted in: Abe calls election; delays sales tax hike

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