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post #1531 of 2836
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post
I'm sure they said "LOL..a complete meltdown...this will never happen...ROTFL" at Chernobyl, too.
They didn't have time to. Chernobyl went went out of control and exploded in ~30 seconds. The people running Chernobyl at the time also were electrical engineers (not nuclear engineers), who had no idea what a meltdown was.
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post #1532 of 2836
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but can we discuss this China syndrome everyone is laughing at?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Syndrome
Edited by aweir - 3/14/11 at 9:53pm
post #1533 of 2836
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What about Tokyo though
They are in fairly short range in case of complete meltdown
None of the 50 million people have been evacuated or otherwise have been warned
You're presuming that a meltdown results comes with a big boom. A melt down simply refers to the fuel load becoming molten.
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Time to bring out the Geiger counter.
I do want to buy one, though.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aweir View Post
I'm sure they said "LOL..a complete meltdown???...this will never happen...ROTFL" at Chernobyl, too.
Chernobyl had no containment vessel, was using graphite regulators that caught on fire, had safety features purposefully disabled or ignored, and lots of other terribly bad ideas that precipitated that event.

So yeah I can comfortably say that Japan's Fukushima reactors are not, will not or could ever be like Chernobyl:


Edited by Lampen - 3/14/11 at 9:58pm
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News Flash - A no-fly zone is set for 30km-radius over the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Kyodo news agency is quoting ministry officials as saying.
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When you get a chance google "Ghost Town" its a song about Chernobyl. Great song I think it is by Huns & Dr. Beaker
 
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post #1538 of 2836
actually, there were plenty of warnings of a possible catastrophic meltdown prior to the "safety test" that caused the chernobyl reactor to explode.
post #1539 of 2836
Let's say worst case scenario....the fuel burns through the containment vessel and eats it's way through the ground. Won't happen?
post #1540 of 2836
Whatever, it's not going to go boom. But it is going to release a massive amount of radiation that could affect Tokyo anytime if the winds happen to be blowing south. Worst case scenario of course.
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