They certainly will. Thank you Viper for posting some positive thinking on the situation in North Japan right now. We really all could use it. Thanks TMW for starting the topic.I'm late to add a comment here - wanna thank those of you who noticed I was missing and in Japan. I'm actually just 100 kms from the Fukushima plant. We did manage to escape for a while to a relative farther south when radiation levels were bad although we also spent the first week right here as there was no way out, the roads were buckled and useless, no trains or bus out of town as the station was hit bad by the quake, no gas for cars, nobody could get out. We were all exposed to radio nuclides as we waited for hours in snow blizzards for our food and water rations. It was so cold and no electricity for 4 days and no gas for 3 weeks in temps minus zero ; this was a mixed blessing as we stayed inside wrapped in coats and gloves to sleep which was probably a good thing, 3 x safer inside from radiation.
The situation here regarding food contamination and groundwater/soil contamination is bad. Radiation is not right now the issue for those of us living a distance from the plant, of course its still a huge worry and fear for all the people who have been evacuated in the 80km danger zone and everyone is praying for the workers at the plant -national heros- on whom we are all depending for some kind of magical end to the frustrations of radioactive water build up (nowhere to store it, rainy season adding more water into vessels still open at top) and the contamination of the Pacific coast/fish. And not to mention the cesium/plutonium that has bound to soil in parts of our prefecture and all over Fukushima prefecture and will remain there for 30 years or more.
We are eating only
imported food, dairy products from Hokkaido,and all our water is now bottled from South Korea. It's possible to take other safety measures too. I started a blog about the situation less than a week after the quake and the latest entry is on what we are doing here to keep safe at a personal level. Link in my profile.
Am so impressed by the way people are trying to get normality back. Even though morale is low, everyone seems to be helping people who have a worse situation than themselves. Unfortunately however many things can never be the same again here. I wonder if we will ever be able to eat fish again and dairy products.The whole nation is angry with TEPCO and the govt, we are relying on nuclear scientists at the Universities to give us accurate info and updates locally-they have the precious equipment to research and get more accurate data, although all data seems to have ifs and buts
In latest news, Geiger equipment to measure radiation and advanced equip to measure radioactive caesium/cesium particles that bind so well in soil are now sold out here in Japan. The worry of iodine in the air is now not an issue as iodine has a short half life. Iodine 131 and other iodines can be removed from tap water by 50% using activated charcoal filtration, thankyou Brita. Cesium and plutonium and all other radioactive family members have a much longer lifeline and are far more scary for people here now.
Recent news on ocean contamination: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/kabun-blog/500/83387.html
Chart of daily radiation levels in Japan: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/radiation-levels.html
http://www.cnic.jp/english/newsletter/n ... ersed.html