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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Are You Threatened By The Rain?

Many are quite afraid to play with the rain... It is because of fear that the rain could be toxic as a result of the exploded nuclear plants in Fukushima Japan.

I received that threatening text message yesterday which goes like this:

BBC FLASHNEWS: Japan government confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuclear plants. Asia countries should take necessary precautions. Remain indoors first 24hrs. Close doors & windows. Swab neck skin with betadine where thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first. Take extra precautions. Radiation may hit Phil at starting 4pm today. Pls send to your loved ones.


Threatening indeed. But I was not really alarmed. Before I received that text I was at the Administration building and when I came out from the building the rain poured and I have no umbrella so I just run to a nearby covered walk leading back to our office, then I read the message.


I made a further research to verify and I read about this:


 Although there has been two explosions in the Fukushima nuclear plant and a possible meltdown might occur, there has been no radiation leak yet that can reach other countries. In fact, only those inside the 12 mile radius from the plant are susceptible to current partial radiation leakage.

And for us Filipinos, be NOT afraid as the  Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) issued a statement saying that radiation levels in the Philippine environment are all normal.

The DOST-PNRI routinely undertakes daily radioactivity monitoring in the environment. Based on DOST-PNRI monitoring, there has been no increase in the levels of radioactivity since the time of the Fukushima event.
A plume trajectory study from the Fukushima site by the World Meteorological Organization based in Melbourne, Australia showed that the plume from the site of the incident will not pass the Philippine territory as of March 14, 2011.


I am pretty sure that this things will erase all those fears.


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