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Off topic: Lampen you probably haven't noticed but your avatar suits this thread perfectly.

On topic: I hope they get this mess fast under control.
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post #1102 of 2836
So all 3 reactors HAVE melted, ARE melting, MIGHT melt... or what. I have never heard so much disinformation in all of my life! I can only imagine the rage that those Japanase feel right now because they are not being told the truth.
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Originally Posted by Scorpion87 View Post
Off topic: Lampen you probably haven't noticed but your avatar suits this thread perfectly.
Was just thinking the same thing.
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Well from the BBC, they have stated that the Japan government has officially requested Nuclear Experts from other countries including UK to assist.

Not looking good at all.
When you hear that the local government are handing out Iodine tabs, and that they're pump sea water in place of coolant to try to prevent core melt...."not looking good" doesn't cover it....sea water pumping is the last thing you have on your long list of "things to try in pump failure".

It is the equivalent of having your H20 pump die and not having distilled...so you use sewage water out of your toilet. Presuming they save those cores from full melt (I'll bet money they're partially melted already-that is where the Cesium came from)--those core bundles are basically toast after exposure to sea water.
Edited by Skripka - 3/14/11 at 9:41am
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post #1105 of 2836
maybe a tad off-topic but a close-up image of the Tokyo Tower top needle that was bent from the earthquake.

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Off topic: Lampen you probably haven't noticed but your avatar suits this thread perfectly.
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Was just thinking the same thing.
Yeah I've had it up for a while but didn't think about it until we were well into the crisis.

News Flash - As fears grow of a meltdown at the Fukushima plant, officials in the Philippines are warning residents not to believe hoax messages reporting a meltdown has already happened with radiation dangers for neighbouring countries.

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When you hear that the local government are handing out Iodine tabs, and that they're pump sea water in place of coolant to try to prevent core melt...."not looking good" doesn't cover it....sea water pumping is the last thing you have on your long list of "things to try in pump failure".

It is the equivalent of having your H20 pump die and not having distilled...so you use sewage water out of your toilet. Presuming they save those cores from full melt (I'll bet money they're partially melted already-that is where the Cesium came from)--those core bundles are basically toast after exposure to sea water.
From what I've been reading about the tablets the JG(Japanese Government)'s main concern was the high concentration of children within the evacuation/exclusion zone. Children are especially sensitive to the absorption of radioactive iodine so if and when they distributing them they will target children first. There are no indications that they don't have an adequate supply though so all the evacuees should be able to receive the recommended dose.
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the core might certainly melt they really perhaps should build some sort of sarcophagus on them already cause it could definitely cause damage .


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Yukiya Amano, head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, says Fukushima's reactor vessels "have held and radioactive release is limited" despite the effects of the earthquake and tsunami.
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I'm not sure if you posted this info already Lampen.

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SOMA, Japan — Water levels dropped precipitously Monday inside one stricken Japanese nuclear reactor, officials said, and the fuel rods inside three reactors at the complex appeared to be melting.

The water drop twice left the uranium fuel rods completely exposed, increasing the risk of the spread of radiation and the potential for a meltdown, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

Water levels were restored after the first decrease, but the rods remained exposed late Monday night after the second episode at Unit 2 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.

In addition, a senior government official said the nuclear fuel rods appeared to be melting inside three reactors at the complex, Units 1, 2 and 3.

"Although we cannot directly check it, it's highly likely happening," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

Some experts would consider that a partial meltdown of the reactor. Others, though, reserve that term for times when nuclear fuel melts through a reactor's innermost chamber but not through the outer containment shell.

The cabinet secretary's comments followed a hydrogen explosion at the complex Monday, the second one in three days, injuring 11 workers.
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Yukiya Amano, head of the UN's nuclear watchdog, says Fukushima's reactor vessels "have held and radioactive release is limited" despite the effects of the earthquake and tsunami.
All in all it is remarkable.

The scenario with these reactors in Japan is basically the exact same scenario that the idiots responsible for Chernobyl we're testing for. Chernobyl blew up 30 seconds after the first sign that something was wrong...Japan has avoided a full core melt for 4+ days....they are of course completely different reactors, with completely different staff in terms of competency mind you.
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