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post #211 of 2836
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Originally Posted by _GTech View Post
This is precisely why I'm against nuclear power, because earthquakes and other acts of Nature are something you can't control, no matter how well you have safeguarded the process...
That plant was built in the 60's. There is a huge difference between the technology in that plant and current nuclear power technologies.

If a natural disaster occurred that was large enough to cause a meltdown in a modern power plant then the meltdown would be the least of you're problems.

In reality a modern nuclear power plant using current day technologies and proper waste disposal is one of the safest, efficient and most environmentally friendly sources of energy.

The problem is with old obsolete power plants, not nuclear power itself.
Edited by amorph - 3/12/11 at 7:40am
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post #212 of 2836
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Originally Posted by amurph0 View Post
That plant was built in the 60's. There is a huge difference between the technology in that plant and current nuclear power technologies.

If a natural disaster occurred that was large enough to cause a meltdown in a modern power plant then the meltdown would be the least of you're problems.

In reality a modern nuclear power plant using current day technologies and proper waste disposal is one of the safest, efficient and most environmentally friendly sources of energy.

The problem is with old obsolete power plants, not nuclear power itself.
even so, considering how old this Japanese reactor is it is handling it remarkably well. if this had happened to any of the old soviet RBMKs there would be no more russia.
post #213 of 2836
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even so, considering how old this Japanese reactor is it is handling it remarkably well. if this had happened to any of the old soviet RBMKs there would be no more russia.
Exactly my point.

Considering the fact that this 40 year old plant, using obsolete technology, is actually holding up pretty well, despite the fact that it was near to the epicentre of an incredibly large earthquake with many aftershocks in the 5.0-6.0 range, would actually reinforce the fact that modern nuclear power is safe.
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post #214 of 2836
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Exactly my point.

Considering the fact that this 40 year old plant, using obsolete technology, is actually holding up pretty well, despite the fact that it was near to the epicentre an incredibly large earthquake with many aftershocks in the 5.0-6.0 range, would actually reinforce the fact that modern nuclear power is safe.
I 100% agree. With the safeguards we have today nuclear power is perfectly safe and the 3rd cleanest form of energy available. (besides the rods, but we have ways to deal with those). The worse nuclear accident in American history, at Three Mile Island, caused no deaths or injuries; the radiation dose for people within 10 miles of the plant was 8 millirem (equal to one chest X-Ray) with no person receiving more then 100 millirem (1/3 of what you get naturally in a year).
post #215 of 2836
If you want to find something positive out of this, Fukushima I-1 is a relatively small reactor.

There is no going to reactor hall now, but apparently the containment is still intact.
It's a mess of news so everyone is busy at work.


Apparently some fuel did expose and melt causing higher radiation levels around the plant (1 mSv/h outside), but they got the water level to rise again.
post #216 of 2836
Apparently they're using sea water to cool it now. But like Ikon said, it's just a mess of news.
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Apparently they're using sea water to cool it now. But like Ikon said, it's just a mess of news.
have they actually started using the sea water, would this not ruin the reactor, i heard it was just a plan
post #218 of 2836
CNN said it would take a period of two days, but it looks like they are going to do it
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R.I.P. Fukushima I-1
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Greenpeace has a guy close enough to see the core itself?

I suspect he's either full of crap, or was misquoting someone.
or missing their face
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