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post #1561 of 2836
i am not sure about the containment chamber in no. 2 being damaged to the extent that it would meltdown, it seems possible, but they are doing everything possible to prevent this. As for the fire on no. 4, that was extinguished as of the last check I had on the live stream an hour ago. the OP also states this fire was extinguished. The real concern is no.2 and keeping 1 and 3 cool enough for a long time period so to achieve cold/safe shutdown and then they can see if it did really partially meltdown and cleanup.

Off to bed now. been a heck of a night with all of these developments! Hope things really improve over the coming days!
post #1562 of 2836
They should DICE those reactors.
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sorry, I just got home an hour ago. Everything is still new to me.
Check the OP. I'm constantly updating it with information that I find or that others in the thread track down. Should only take 5 minutes to read the Current Status of Nuclear Emergency section right at the top. It's got 95% of the important information.
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An editorial in the New York Times says that "the unfolding Japanese tragedy also should prompt Americans to closely study our own plans for coping with natural disasters and with potential nuclear plant accidents to make sure they are, indeed, strong enough. We've already seen how poor defences left New Orleans vulnerable to Hurricane Katrina and how industrial folly and hubris led to a devastating blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico".
post #1566 of 2836
I'm looking at Sendai, Japan on Google Earth and it looks so beautiful...like paradise, it's so gut wrenching to think that anything like that happened to such a tranquil place. All those beaches and harbors, farmland, hills, forest. It's just unbelievable.
post #1567 of 2836
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Same here. Something about ghost towns/abandoned places intrigues me greatly. Hearing that they were going to open it to the public (as opposed to controlled tours) was a little disconcerting though. If people who visit the city aren't controlled then it'll be a matter of time before it's changed from what it is/was.
It is open to the public.

They have guided tours going through the city. You can even look around inside the abandoned buildings and get a close up look at the sarcophagus.

EDIT: Nevermind. Didn't see the part where you mentioned "controlled tours".
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I wonder how long it will be before they manage to put those reactors in a cold shutdown state... After all, further unlike chernobyl, these have been turned OFF ever since the quake and the only thing that's keeping them dangerous is decay heat. The internet is full of "expert" opinions: some say it's a week, others consider ~10 days to be more appropriate. And then there's those who're talking about a month, but I think that's bull. Any links to credible sources on this?


Some good news about a different NPP: Japan atomic power says quake-hit Tokai Daini nuclear plant has safely cooled down (Reuters)
     
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I just had a chat on skype with my friend in Sendai!!! His house is fine, but no oil, hard to get water/food. Funny thing is internet started working today which I thought would take awhile. Kinda obvious but people in Sendai have been disconnected from the world since, he asked me a lot of questions like if I knew about the nuclear plant situation, the size of the earthquake, Sendai getting hit hard by the Tsunami.

This was great news for me to know he's well and actually his house was untouched other then the earthquake breaking stuff.
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It'd be funny to think that the human race would live through this (if it's that bad) just to find out a few years down the road that we all lost the ability to reproduce. That would be pretty ***.
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