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Anyone know if it's possible for the radiation to spread over to the west coast of the US/Canada?
not at this moment, the wind is pushing the radiation out to the pacific.
post #1072 of 2836
It depends on how long the rods are exposed.
If the temps reach around 1800c to 2000c the fuel rods will fully melt.
The concrete container could withstand around 3000c (I'm not sure about this).
    
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This continues to get worse, not better. I now am convinced they are delaying the inevitable. I think a meltdown will occur. Too many systems are failing.
 
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wow......what is maximum allowed time for the fuel rod to be exposed before serious irreparable damage occurs?
Moving onward, then the USS Reagan will be exposed more then.
post #1075 of 2836
We've had a lot of good news here and from what I've heard nuclear experts say this shouldn't be another Chernobyl. No radiation should reach outside north eastern Japan. Unless you're within 80km you should be safe.
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Anyone know if it's possible for the radiation to spread over to the west coast of the US/Canada?
At this point it's highly unlikely. The only exposure we're seen over a considerable distance thus far was that the crew of the US Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagon. They were about 160km from the Fukushima reactor site and passed through some of the vented vapor. However they only received a very small amount of radiation, equivalent to a month's worth of normal background radiation.

You really don't have to worry about west coast exposure.
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"They are trying to open the vent right now."
Reactor 2.
    
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News Flash - Op Updated - Japan has officially asked the UN nuclear watchdog the IAEA for experts to help in the current nuclear crisis, AFP reports, citing IAEA chief Yukiya Amano.
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Hello Everyone,

Let's keep this thread civilized. I do not want to keep removing posts containing Religious content, these are in fact against the ToS. Please keep the discussion(s) objective and to the point.

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BREAKING NEWS: Radiation twice the maximum seen so far detected at nuke plant Monday: TEPCO
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