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    Kevin;

    Kodak could ramp up production with no problem, provided the nuclear fallout does not spread. And, I know that this is a very unlikely problem and probably very minor as well, but even a tiny amount affects film. Remember that I said nuclear tests in the Pacific had an effect on film made in Rochester!

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    PE, I completely believe you but find it amazing at the same time that they have that much excess capacity if necessary. While I don't wish harm to Sony or Canon's chip factories, it's good to know if that if the global "imaging" user had to go back to film for several years, it could be done.
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    Kevin;

    In another thread, I mention that Kodak production of MP products is down due to the digital revolution in Hollywood. Due to the dip in production demand, there is some free time in the Kodak MP production schedule that could be easily taken up.

    Also, due to declines in the current world market, Kodak analog production is down enough that production could easily be increased to take up any potential demand.

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    It makes sense to me that a crap-ton of nuclear bomb tests over a relatively short time period would affect radiation readings in Rochester. The radiation fallout from a bomb is of much greater quantity, of higher energy, is propelled with much greater force, and travels much higher and much farther (though does not last for as long a time as the fallout from nuke power plant disasters). Do you know how many bombs we and France lit off there? It's insane. No wonder we have a world full of mutant-people!

    Out of curiosity, what radiation types and levels did you detect in Rochester, and how and how much did they affect the Kodak films?
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    IDK what was detected here chemically, but I know that it showed up as tiny black specks and then it only showed up after a few months. It took time for cumulative exposure to affect the films. The 120 films were heavily affected to my knowledge because the paper was "infected".

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    Interesting. Do you know where the paper came from?

    Personally, I would say that using a stockpile of Fuji film in one's freezer for years would result in more radiation-related issues from run-of-the-mill radiation than buying fresh Fuji film from Japan made in the aftermath of this accident. But just a guess, based on the relatively low levels being released in Japan. Only time will tell for sure. In the meantime, there are always Kodak and Ilford.
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    Tonights news reports that sensors in Seattle and Vancouver have detected an increase in radiation. Also, some detectors in northern US have detected radiation as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Tonights news reports that sensors in Seattle and Vancouver have detected an increase in radiation. Also, some detectors in northern US have detected radiation as well.

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    Yes, it is to be expected. But what are the levels? Not enough to do anything to anyone. Even in the communities surrounding "ground zero," this is not the case. People would do better by simply wearing sunscreen every day than by worrying about this. This seems like it is really just stoking a bunch of fear that is already irrationally out of hand. And not one bit of data – not a single number – yet, from a former scientist! It is an interesting topic, but I think looking at some data would put it in perspective.

    Besides, those Canucks and Pac. NWers need a sun tan anyhow!
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    2F;

    The levels from the nuclear tests in the Pacific were too low to affect anyone here, but they affected Kodak films and changed the way the buildings making emulsions and coatings were built and protected. So what may be low to you is high to film.

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