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txradioguy
03-12-2011, 08:00 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/images/root_images/Fukushima1_20110312_071409.jpg

Japanese officials have confirmed a radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant -- one of two such plants crippled by a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has caused widespread damage throughout the region.

Officials confirmed some fuel rods inside the plant were exposed after water cooling systems failed at five reactors within the two crippled power plants.

An explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi facility on Saturday tore down the walls of a building, as plumes of white smoke were seen billowing from a blast site.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/12/shaking-smoke-seen-japanese-nuclear-plant-facing-possible-meltdown/#

NJCardFan
03-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Well, you can forget opening any more of these plants here then.

Phillygirl
03-12-2011, 09:19 AM
I suspect it's worse than what they are saying. That is really awful.

megimoo
03-12-2011, 09:42 AM
Well, you can forget opening any more of these plants here then.All we need is better engineering and design.No oil,no coal ,no shale,no gas. We really don't have much choice .We need Nuclear Reactors along stable locations on the East coast to break down sea water into hydrogen and oxygen to power fuel cells and provide fresh water. We need Hydrogen to provide fuel for our future vehicular needs.

namvet
03-12-2011, 09:46 AM
son of a bitch

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http://oi53.tinypic.com/swr8ut.jpg

megimoo
03-12-2011, 09:56 AM
son of a bitch

3icta2Fu54g

http://oi53.tinypic.com/swr8ut.jpgThe buildings outer shell disintegrated but the framework is there and the containment vessel hasn't breached ..
They're talking about filling the hot vessel with sea water.That sound like a bad idea unless they want a bunch of highly radioactive salt water .

namvet
03-12-2011, 10:00 AM
The buildings outer shell disintegrated but the framework is there and the containment vessel hasn't breached ..
They're talking about filling the hot vessel with sea water.That sound like a bad idea unless they want a bunch of highly radioactive salt water .

how do we know for sure it wasn't breached ??? that was a major explosion.

they're also handing out all the iodine they can get they're hands on

Nubs
03-12-2011, 10:09 AM
The buildings outer shell disintegrated but the framework is there and the containment vessel hasn't breached ..
They're talking about filling the hot vessel with sea water.That sound like a bad idea unless they want a bunch of highly radioactive salt water .

They have a choice

1. Highly Radioactive Seawater

2. Full fledged meltdown

I vote #1

Localize the damage rather than letting the damage go atmospheric.

megimoo
03-12-2011, 10:12 AM
how do we know for sure it wasn't breached ??? that was a major explosion.

they're also handing out all the iodine they can get they're hands onIodine is a standard precaution .The reactor containment vessel wasn't breached,the internal fuel rods melted down into the containment vessel .The cloud was a small release of radioactive gas to relieve the internal pressure,just like the valve on top of a pressure cooker.

"The government insisted radiation levels were low because although the explosion severely damaged the main building of the plant, it had not affected the reactor core container."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/12/us-japan-quake-idUSTRE72A0SS20110312

namvet
03-12-2011, 10:20 AM
Iodine is a standard precaution .The reactor containment vessel wasn't breached,the internal fuel rods melted down into the containment vessel .The cloud was a small release of radioactive gas to relieve the internal pressure,just like the valve on top of a pressure cooker.

"The government insisted radiation levels were low because although the explosion severely damaged the main building of the plant, it had not affected the reactor core container."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/12/us-japan-quake-idUSTRE72A0SS20110312

officials have known to lie to stop panic's.

txradioguy
03-12-2011, 10:58 AM
I seriously don't think this is some little breach or a small incident.

A report I read earlier today said that radiation levels in the control room were 1000 times above normal and that outside the plant the radiation level was the equivalent of what a person gets in a year.

Caesium has also been detected point to a fuel rod meltdown.

fettpett
03-12-2011, 11:10 AM
there's no doubt that this is a major accident, but people are freaking out like it's another Chernobyl. There are a lot more precautions in place than there were in Russia and they are doing everything they can to contain the breach.

txradioguy
03-12-2011, 11:16 AM
there's no doubt that this is a major accident, but people are freaking out like it's another Chernobyl. There are a lot more precautions in place than there were in Russia and they are doing everything they can to contain the breach.

Not to mention the Chernobyl reactor was known to be a faulty design in the first place.

Just read an AP report from Japan that said the metal casing that houses the reactor wasn't breached in the explosion that destroyed the building.


The explosion was caused by hydrogen interacting with oxygen outside the reactor. The hydrogen was formed when the superheated and increasingly brittle metal container of the fuel rods came in contact with water being poured over it to prevent a meltdown.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_japan_earthquake