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Thursday, September 19, 2013

☢ [Video Revisited] The Battle of Chernobyl - Best Documentary of the Nuclear Disaster of Chernobyl ☢

With the Fukushima Disaster spiraling out of control, and with Tepco reporting they have spotted cracks in 8 places on the steel brace that holds a 120-meter vertical pipe standing between the number-1 and number-2 reactor. In an area that is contaminated with high levels of radiation measuring 10 sieverts per hour. TEPCO are now wondering how they would be able to send in workers without them dying on the spot.

Russian Bio-Robots Working in Extreme Radiation 1700 Rads - 17.000.000 Millisieverts/Hr
You might ask why don't the Japanese that are so good with Robots and electronics, just don't send in Robots to do the work instead of humans? Well like the Russians learned early on and also TEPCO. The radio controlled robots malfuntion because of extreme radiation. Extreme levels of radiation will interrupt electronics and microships from functioning properly.

That is why it is high time to revisit the Battle of Chernobyl documentary that video shows us how the Russian workers called Bio-Robots suited with 30 kg of lead clothing and plated vehicles dealt with the +10 Sieverts per hour radiation exposure on top of the Single Reactor in Chernobyl. 

All the lies that TEPCO have said these past years that everything is under control, there was no meltdowns, no contamination in the waters, Tokyo is safe and everything will be alright. Smile and radiation wont hurt you.. Everything and everyone is starting to look at them with disgust and screaming for their heads.

This documentary of the Chernobyl disaster is a MUST SEE! The Battle of Chernobyl is the best made movie so far. The Battle of Chernobyl contains rare original footage, pictures and good re-enactments. This along with interviews with political leaders, scientists, soldiers, journalist, photographer and several military personnel and real footage of the damaged nuclear reactor.

There are some very good comments made in this movie from the people involved. And this documentary is something you must watch to better understand the extent of the Fukushima disaster. The things the Russians did to prevent a second explosion is something many can't really grasp. The Battle of Chernobyl tells this story very well.

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The Battle of Chernobyl tell us many important things about the situation at Fukushima Daiichi. We get to hear from a worker at reactor unit 4 about the beautiful colors going up into the night sky 1000 meters during the reactor explosion. The cover-up and Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev the former Soviet statesman. Also rare footage from the town Pripyat the day after where we get to see the flashes on the camera during filming caused by radiation.

Russian Bio-Robots working with 30 kg lead suits in 17.000.000 Millisieverts/Hr

We get to hear from the brave workers called Bio-Robots recieving 1700 rads or 17.000.000 Millisieverts/Hr radiation levels when working on top of the reactor. They could only work for 45 sec at time before the radiation would be to much. Working with 30kg makeshift lead suits. Some had nosebleeds coming down afterwards. They felt like they had been sucked dry by a vampire. When their eyes started to hurt and they started to taste a metallic taste of lead in their mouths they knew that they had reacherd their limit. But they did their job even picking up the 15.000.000 Millisieverts/Hr contaminated concrete blocks with their hands trowing it of the reactors roof. In the end they had reduced the radiation levels with some 30%. Got a $100 bonus and a certificate. The Bio-Robots can't work anymore because the high radiation levels they were exposed to. Many not even in their 50s now are unable to make a living because of this.

Russian Radio Controlled Robot malfuntioned because of extreme radiation

The Bio-Robots were used because the radio controlled equipment, looking like something you would send to the moon that should do the job malfunctioned because the extreme radiation affected the electronics. Before this six hundred (600) helicopter pilots were employed to drop lead over the open reactor to help cool it down and put out the fire. All the pilots were exposed to lethal doses of radiation, and “all” six hundred pilots died.  

Not only did the pilots die, but as the lead vaporized with the heat, many people, including children in the city, inhaled high doses of lead. Since there was concern that the meltdown would contaminate the water table below, 2,500 miners were dispatched to manually dig below the plant to make way to encase the reactor core.  Half of those miners died, and many others became very ill with radiation sickness.

The work done and the cost of 18 Billion Dollars in todays money was important not only to limit the radioactive material from spreading around the world but also to prevent a second nuclear explosion. An explosion with the potential of rendering all of Europe uninhabitable. Some would say that the lead dropped in the reactor to try and cool it down were the wrong thing to do. But with the severity of the disaster it was the only right thing to do.

In all, it was said that 500,000 people (other accounts claim 600,000 people) were dispatched to the Chernobyl plant to contain the reactor, half of whom have died since then as a result of radiation exposure and today about 200,000 are on permanent disability due to sicknesses from their radiation exposure.

Again this is a must watch for anyone. Really well done documentary about the Chernobyl disaster. And I really hope you take what is said to heart. And look at what the Russians did in 1986.

Another MUST SEE documentary about the Fukushima disaster is this NHK Special.

What exactly was the extent of contamination caused by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident?

What is happening in the contaminated areas? This is a record of a two month survey conducted by scientists working close together.

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Geiger Counters - Radiation Detection Meters - Handheld Radiation Detector

When it comes to radiation detection meters you really have a wide field of gadgets to choose from, however radiation detectors are the most common to use. First of all if you need to know what type of radiation you are looking for. There are Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation detectors. And also there is neutron emission of nuclear radiation. And all these different types of emissions have radiation detectors for a specific type of radiation that you can buy radiation detector for. Some also measure both Alpha and Beta. Others detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma. While others let you measure Beta and Gamma radiation.

What most people have use for though are Dosimeters you can buy a handheld radiation detector pretty cheap that are good addition to a survival kit. There are different kinds that you can use that will detect radiation. There are radiation badges that will tell you when radiation become high. Workers at nuclear power plants use these to inform them of how much radiation they have been exposed to. Now also children in the Fukushima prefecture have each been given a radiation badge so they know if they are exposed to radiation. Some come in the shape of a pen that you can carry in your pocket while other are made more compact so that you can attach them to your keychain. And then you have what is called a personal radiation monitor. These are also called Dosimeters and also normally called Geiger counters. Although not all use the Geiger-Muller Tube for the radiation detection some use a semiconductor instead. These and mostly the older geiger counters seen are pretty big to carry around, so they might not be best suited for a survival situation where you only need to carry the most important things. However if you have land and want to check radiation around the property and drinking water then these are the geiger counters to get because they are very well built units.

These are the once that you normally see people use. They have different units of radiation detection, because when it comes to radiation there are many standards used. some give the measurements in Rads, while other use Sieverts. Some have the maximum radiation value for the measured radioactivity quite low but they will still give you an idea of the amount of radiation in the area. With the units ranging from between background radiation 0.001 mSv/hr all the way up to 10 Sv/h. Normally a dosimeter will measure radiation in micro siverts per hour. If you were to walk into one of the reactor units at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant you probably would get an error reading from your dosimeter because the radiation levels are so high there.

Note that some places outside the exclusion zone in Fukushima that are too radioactive for people to live in have areas where the radiation levels are above 30 Sv/h. So if you are in a area that have high radiation the radiation detectors would also there go off the scale. However Geiger counters or radiation detectors are still favored as general purpose alpha/beta/gamma portable radiation detectors and radiation detection equipment, due to their low cost and robustness. Most come with an LCD Display that show you the radioactivity in the area. Nowdays you will even get alarm sound and the possibility to connect the device to a computer. Either with a Infrared, Bluetooth or USB connection.

So if you look at the radiation detectors for sale that have this, then these radiation detection meters will allow you to make maps of contaminated areas that show where the radiation is high and low. This also will help you to see which areas are becoming more contaminated over time. With several nuclear reactors in the US and around the world located near fault zones that makes it a danger if a big earthquake would hit the area there is always a good choice to have a radiation dosimeter avaliable. I'm sure many in Fukushima would have been grateful to have dosimeters avaliable at the time of the disaster and I am sure you to would be grateful to have a geiger counter handy when you need one.