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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
You'd need something extremely powerful to damage the reactor containment vessel. How many meters of solid steel are they?
Meters of solid steel?

No.

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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
Last I read, 6 inches thick, not meters.
Sounds about right.
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post #1962 of 2836
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
Last I read, 6 inches thick, not meters.
maybe it's inches for steel, feet for concrete.

Also, the BBC are taking some of the information they've published on radiation directly from Wikipedia, word for word.
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The damage will probably be a lot of billions(in US Dollars)...i don't know how Japan will be able to get all those people new homes.
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More problems, huh:

NEWS ADVISORY: Spent fuel pool at No. 3 reactor heated, emitting steam: nuke agency (22:27) - Kyodo

NEWS ADVISORY: Water injection into ponds at No. 3, No. 4 reactors priority: agency (22:32) - Kyodo
     
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Hey everyone,

Sorry for my absence in the last 16 hours or so. My satellite uplink out here went out, but I'm back up and moving now. I'm looking across a lot of new information and I'll be updating the OP here within 30 minutes with all new, verified information and my analysis of the situation.

Again sorry for the delay,

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You guys have to see these shocking videos of the Tsunami, like wow!
Just... wow. Extremely heart breaking.
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so squirt water at it from a safe distance using trajectory to get it into it

That sounds messy. The water in those pools needs to stay in the pools. With all the seismic activity, pieces of fuel may have chipped off and become suspended in the water. Dropping buckets from a helicopter sounds even messier.
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I just lold at reuters. There might be something to what they're posting, but the post about not having info made everything look simply ridiculous:


Breaking News: EU's Energy Commissioner says the situation at the Japanese reactor is "effectively out of control"

EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger: There could be catastrophic events within the coming hours

Oettinger's spokeswoman says he does not have any specific extra information on the situation in Japan.

(it interrupted an ongoing Q&A session)

"Dr. Danon, Dr. Caracappa, do you think the situation "is out of control"?"

"I cannot answer this question based on the information we have available."
"I don't think that I am in a position to judge that from where I am"

"Ok, Dr. Danon and Dr. Caracappa don't have enough information to know if the situation is out of control"

^ This is precisely why bigshot know-it-alls on the other side of the world should keep their mouths shut instead of spreading doom prophecies. There isn't enough friggin info to conclude anything at this point.



Update:
NEWS ADVISORY: Water cannon vehicle arrives at Fukushima No. 1 plant to cool No. 4 reactor (00:17) - Kyodo
Edited by Hyoketsu - 3/16/11 at 8:23am
     
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