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Sry , didn't record it , it was on the news for 2 mins .
    
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Hmmm so a second reactor has had it's cooling system fail? Cesium-137 anyone?
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The nuclear issue is getting worst by the hour over there.

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TOKYO — Coolant systems failed at three quake-stricken Japanese nuclear reactors Saturday, sending radiation seeping outside one and temperatures rising out of control at two others.

Radiation surged to around 1,000 times the normal level in the control room of the No. 1 reactor of the Fukushima Daichi plant, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Radiation — it was not clear how much — had also seeped outside, prompting widening of an evacuation area to a six-mile radius from a two-mile radius around the plant. Earlier, 3,000 people had been urged to leave their homes.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday that the temperatures of its No.1 and No.2 reactors at its Fukushima Daini nuclear power station were rising, and it had lost control over pressure in the reactors.

Fukushima Daini station is the second nuclear power plant the company has in Fukushima prefecture in northeastern Japan, where the troubled Fukushima Daiichi plant is located.

Tepco said at about 2:46 p.m. local time three of its six reactors shut following the earthquake. All are boiling water reactors.

Tepco said the reactors shut due to the loss of offsite power due to the malfunction of one of two off-site power systems. That triggered emergency diesel generators to startup and provide backup power for plant systems.

About an hour after the plant shut down, however, the emergency diesel generators stopped, leaving the units with no power for important cooling functions.
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The next Chernobyl or Three Mile Island....
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About the reactors, America offered to send some coolant, but the japanese government refused for some reason.
    
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So now it's up to three? This is getting worse and worse. Hopefully they get it under control soon since they've already had to vent some steam and release water with radioactive materials in it.
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About the reactors, America offered to send some coolant, but the japanese government refused for some reason.
Last I knew they USAF had already delivered the coolant. Where'd you read this?

Edit: Also last I knew Japan only used light water reactors for electrical production so shouldn't this coolant just be water? Unless the US is delivering some sort of critical parts along with that water, i.e. pumps, generators, etc.
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We might have sent it, but they don't want to take it?
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Prayers to the people. My friend actually arrived there on Wednesday for spring break, and I had another friend going tomorrow. Shes alright thankfully.
    
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Last I knew they USAF had already delivered the coolant. Where'd you read this?

Edit: Also last I knew Japan only used light water reactors for electrical production so shouldn't this coolant just be water? Unless the US is delivering some sort of critical parts along with that water, i.e. pumps, generators, etc.
As far as I know they don't have the necessary power to pump the water they use to cool the reactor so giving them coolant (whatever that means) isn't going to help.
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