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Tepco is admitting they are very close to China Syndrome at Fukushima, where melted fuel penetrates earth.

Just this week, TEPCO released a report http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/fukushima-np/images/handouts_111130_09-j.pdf on this China Syndrome event. The containment vessels are being systematically eaten by a molten mass of core materials. They are chemically reacting with cement which is not rock but rather, is a water-permeable material that reacts to heat .

The molten core of several Fukushima Daiichi reactors is sinking through the Earth’s crust and appears to be in early stages of a “China Syndrome”. If fuel reaches an underground water vein, it will cause contamination of underground water, soil contamination and sea contamination. Moreover, if the underground water vein keeps being heated for long time, a massive hydrovolcanic explosion will be caused.

http://emsnews.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/fukushima-enters-china-syndrome-meltdown-is-destroying-cement/#more-13499



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so much leakage =/
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Ooooh... No bueno.

I didn't realize that they hadn't gotten the situation under control.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post

Ooooh... No bueno.
I didn't realize that they hadn't gotten the situation under control.

And that's the problem with the mainstream media, once they have milked it for all it's worth they stop reporting on it because it doesn't bring in the viewers. Notice how we barely see any news about the afghan war. Don't worry it's still going on alright, but the public forget about it if the media aren't reporting as much. They have the power to control the mindless mass.

/rant over

Anyways this isn't good at all, hopefully they can get it under control and soon. I would hate to see anymore area affected.
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I appears the TEPCO believe they can get to a cold shutdown state in just over 2 weeks, cold shutdown being pressure at 1 atmosphere and temperature of under 100 degree Celsius
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i dont understand exactly whats happening but i saw "volcanic eruption" in relation to nuclear waste which sounds kinda like an awesome movie and also terrible
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Quote:
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i dont understand exactly whats happening but i saw "volcanic eruption" in relation to nuclear waste which sounds kinda like an awesome movie and also terrible
The core is so hot, that it is melting the material around it and sinking into the earth.
    
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Just this week, TEPCO released, only in Japanese, a report on this China Syndrome event. The containment vessels are being systematically eaten by a molten mass of core materials. They are chemically reacting with cement which is not rock but rather, is a water-permeable material that reacts to heat ... The molten core of several Fukushima Daiichi reactors is sinking through the Earth’s crust and appears to be in early stages of a “China Syndrome,” according to Uehara Haruo, architect of Fukushima Daiichi’s Reactor No. 3 and former president of Saga University, Fukushima Diary reports.if fuel reaches a underground water vein, it will cause contamination of underground water, soil contamination and sea contamination. Moreover, if the underground water vein keeps being heated for long time, a massive hydrovolcanic explosion will be caused.

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Where is the source. I can have my wife translate it.
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And that's the problem with the mainstream media, once they have milked it for all it's worth they stop reporting on it because it doesn't bring in the viewers. Notice how we barely see any news about the afghan war. Don't worry it's still going on alright, but the public forget about it if the media aren't reporting as much. They have the power to control the mindless mass.
/rant over

This!!! I couldn't believe how much stuff the mainstream media misses/doesn't report on after taking my current events class. It's good to have a varied diet of media sources from different perspectives, like a few of the major foreign news centers.

Anyways, ya, less than good. People are already paranoid over food from Fukashima, and many who still have homes in the area won't move back. It's pretty much another Chernobyl because of the fear, but I guess it's better safe than sorry. Now they've got this to deal with . . .
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Definitely not good at all.
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