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Finally someone who makes sense.

Also on the subject of contingency planning. Fukashima designers knew about the risks but tsunamis in the area have happened in such a long time they assumed it was safe. Sadly if you dug back far enough, the area has suffered its fair share of devestating tsunamis in the past. 

The thing I find interesting is that based on what I can gather, they could've built the plant on the opposite side of the island. At least then the wave would have been almost completely degraded to the point where it's just a moving flood.

I can't help but feel like putting any nuclear plant on the Pacific side of Japan is just asking for trouble.
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Honestly, if we can master all aspects of nuclear power including disposal of waste, I think it can be a very viable source of energy.
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This is incredibly ignorant.
If anything, it shows the dangers of an aging LW reactor... just as Chernobyl showed the dangers of a poor (and poorly operated) reactor design - RBMK. It does not encompass all designs or the technology as a whole. Stop generalizing.

chernobyl was caused by a reactor test, it was the plant supervisors doing putting it into overdrive and the construction flaw showing itself, it was by no means a design flaw, some idiot didnt make one of the water shafts deep enough, so it did what it only could do when it dried up, melt down.

what happened in japan is a big freak of nature, and i do agree, auxilary power should be on the highest point on that island, especially for crucial equipment like water pumps for reactors.
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I think we all know where Stalker 2's setting will be.

Hopefully we get to fight 8-armed radioactive zombie samurai.
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Honestly, if we can master all aspects of nuclear power including disposal of waste, I think it can be a very viable source of energy.

Yahhhh about that lol


And what I meant about the HydroVolcanic explosion poisoning all of Japan, is because the Fresh Groundwater would be poisoned, which supplys the whol country.

Nuclear Fallout however will not Poison the Entire World in the same way, while In California you ARE able to pick up higher levels of Radiation thatn normal, it was being said that the increase is very minimal and highly dilluted by the time the Radiation hit the coast.

Either way, i am very glad that this did not happens, the explosion itself would have been huge, extremely powerful and after 2 Big Bombs droppped, Id feel terrible if this were to happen.
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chernobyl was caused by a reactor test, it was the plant supervisors doing putting it into overdrive and the construction flaw showing itself, it was by no means a design flaw, some idiot didnt make one of the water shafts deep enough, so it did what it only could do when it dried up, melt down.
what happened in japan is a big freak of nature, and i do agree, auxilary power should be on the highest point on that island, especially for crucial equipment like water pumps for reactors.

The RBMK reactor has a huge number of design/safety flaws... so I'm not sure what you're getting at. The direct cause of an accident isn't really something that concerns me - all possible causes should be taken into account when a reactor is designed. RBMK did not. Fukishima's aged BWR's did not.

My point was (as stated earlier) there are far, far better (safer) designs - and while it's not financially viable to decommission and replace the reactors currently running, it's extremely ignorant to throw nuclear power out the window just because of disasters with poor/old designs.
    
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Since the crisis began in Fukushima prefecture, the operation to contain it has been hampered, reports the BBC's Roland Buerk in Tokyo. Tsunami damage to instruments has made it impossible to know what is happening inside the reactors.

On Tuesday workers managed to insert a probe into reactor number two for only the second time and found damage worse than expected.

Radiation was up to 10 times the fatal dose, the highest yet recorded at the plant. The level of water cooling the melted-down nuclear fuel was also far lower than expected.

The other two melted-down reactors, which are yet to be examined closely, could be in an even worse state, our correspondent adds.

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I believe nuclear power was a mistake, but that's just me, and this is only ONE case that proves the real dangers in this technology, but don't color me skeptical or cynical, I'm just being realistic here...

What was a mistake was that they put a nuclear plant, that was not undercode, near a natural diaster zone. You aren't being realistic.
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I have another shocker article title, "Probe finds chocolate in Hershey's factory!" rolleyes.gif

This.
   
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lol

This Just In, Users at Overclock.net Love to Overclock! Shocking!
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What I meant about the fair comparison is that it is hard to find solid published studies showing a link so its not fair to call someone out when there is a lack of good evidence.
Also wetlands often don't return and the unique nature of them means they take decades to develop.
In the meantime all the animals have left.
Plus there is almost a guarantee that wetlands won't come back because the low areas have flooded.
That leaves sloped valleys that cant form wetlands.
Most mature valleys have this profile.
Almost all you have said is incorrect.
If you don't have an environmental background please don't comment on things you don't understand.
I find your general lack of regard for the environment disturbing.
I can see why there are so many environmental disasters around the world if this is how people think.
If you build wetlands, they will come. They've been building "new wetlands" all around Eugene, and plenty of wildlife has come to take advantage of it.

I agree that sloped hills can't form wetlands, but my point was, there will be some point upriver that will turn in to prime wetlands areas. The valleys will flood extensively near the dam, but less so upriver, to the point where you'll have new areas that are "just barely" flooded and prime for wetlands wildlife.

Regardless, dams are a necessity. The best we can do is figure out ways to accommodate affected wildlife, which is exactly what is being done these days.
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