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Yes that's right. I didn't mean a thermo-nuclear explosion like in a hydrogen nuclear weapon. Explosions at nuclear power stations is not very good.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post
I'm pretty sure they have been getting help/support throughout the whole ordeal. Maybe now it's just "official"

This whole disaster is scary. I'm guessing Japan is way more prepared for Tsunamis and earthquakes then us in the west coast. I wonder how we would even find out of tsunami warnings for us in the USA.

Edit: It's amazing they have alarms go off 30 seconds before an earthquake goes off. Anyone know how this is possible?
earthquakes travel. they can start in one place)10-15) miles off the coast and set off alarms within seconds. thats how people are sometime given warnings of earthquakes. i once called my wife at work(a mile away) cause we were having a earthquake. she didnt beleive me for about 2-3 secs untill it hit where she was.
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To clarify the Japanese Government started requesting assistance from the US military and government within hours of reactor problems occurring. Many institutions such as the NRC dispatched technicians and specialists before official requests went through. In crises such as these resources are moving long before they are announced to be.
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To clarify the Japanese Government started requesting assistance from the US military and government within hours of reactor problems occurring. Many institutions such as the NRC dispatched technicians and specialists before official requests went through. In crises such as these resources are moving long before they are announced to be.
true, air force was dropping off coolant for the reactors within hours of the tsunami.
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Originally Posted by Tennobanzai View Post
I'm pretty sure they have been getting help/support throughout the whole ordeal. Maybe now it's just "official"

This whole disaster is scary. I'm guessing Japan is way more prepared for Tsunamis and earthquakes then us in the west coast. I wonder how we would even find out of tsunami warnings for us in the USA.

Edit: It's amazing they have alarms go off 30 seconds before an earthquake goes off. Anyone know how this is possible?
30 seconds before an 8.9 earthquake is not a lot of time to get ready

I am sure most people didn't pay much attention to it... You should see how poorly people pay attention to things like fire alarms in the building I work in.
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By power plants, I was referring to those whom burn fossil fuels (coal, etc.). Nuclear plants do not burn fossil fuels
I was just going over on what I said in more detail, don't ask why I quoted you.
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Edit: It's amazing they have alarms go off 30 seconds before an earthquake goes off. Anyone know how this is possible?
yeah, Seismographs monitor the activity constantly, they can just tell when it's building up..
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30 seconds before an 8.9 earthquake is not a lot of time to get ready

I am sure most people didn't pay much attention to it... You should see how poorly people pay attention to things like fire alarms in the building I work in.
I think 30 seconds can be the difference between life and death in some cases. It gives people the time to open there front door, move to a more secure area, etc, etc.
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News Flash - Op updated - New satellite imagery available:



From the Left: Reactor #1, Reactor #2, Reactor #3, Reactor #4

Reactor #3 seems to have been the most heavily damaged.
Edited by Lampen - 3/14/11 at 10:48am
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30 seconds before an 8.9 earthquake is not a lot of time to get ready

I am sure most people didn't pay much attention to it... You should see how poorly people pay attention to things like fire alarms in the building I work in.
Very true.

Oh and by the way people it was a 9.0 not 8.9. Now that scientists have collated ALL the data they got from the quake they have actually upgraded it to a 9.0
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