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Originally Posted by finalturismo View Post
The mainstream media is always the last to know whats going on, in any serious situation. Always remember that, if you go with the mainstream your dumb as a potato and outdated.
And yet you just posted a link to CNN. http://www.overclock.net/technology-...l#post12774411
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Originally Posted by Ulver View Post
For any interested, real time radiation monitoring from all over Japan, HERE.
Info taken and provided by the Japanese Gov. from many sites.
Please note that some areas, such as Fukushima are listed as "under survey" but the values are never displayed since the "nuclear crisis" has begun.
Whats up in Ibaraki? ~10x higher than anywhere else on there
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Whats up in Ibaraki? ~10x higher than anywhere else on there
It's the nearest prefecture south of the nuclear plant in Fukushima, so I'm guessing that's due to the wind direction earlier in the week. Getting better though.
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As far as the spent fuel rods being housed in the same building as the reactor, well there's a Fortune cookie somewhere that says "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Maybe they should heed their own advice next time.
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As far as the spent fuel rods being housed in the same building as the reactor, well there's a Fortune cookie somewhere that says "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Maybe they should heed their own advice next time.
Separating them would greatly increase logistical costs, as well as make them harder to secure.
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Japan volcano erupting
It's far away from Fukushima, but still bad news
This was a volcano that erupted months ago. Note the upload date on the video below:

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As far as the spent fuel rods being housed in the same building as the reactor, well there's a Fortune cookie somewhere that says "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Maybe they should heed their own advice next time.
That's why they have 7 "baskets", not just one.
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Officials may have to bury reactors in concrete and sand. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/wl_nm/us_japan_quake

Reasons why it won't work include too much heat from the reactors evaporating the water of the cement too fast making it crumble.

An explosion of concrete if a super-heated air bubble gets trapped inside.

I can't think how this would be possible given the amount of heat being released, although I'm not a civil engineer (no surprise).
Edited by aweir - 3/18/11 at 12:50am
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Officials may have to bury reactors in concrete and sand. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/wl_nm/us_japan_quake

Reasons why it won't work include too much heat from the reactors evaporating the water of the cement too fast making it crumble.

An explosion of concrete if a super-heated air bubble gets trapped inside.

I can't think how this would be possible given the amount of heat being released, although I'm not a civil engineer (no surprise).
What I find peculiar is the lack of supporting quotes. There were only 2 that were even slightly related:

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"It is not impossible to encase the reactors in concrete. But our priority right now is to try and cool them down first," an official from the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co, told a news conference.
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"Asked about burying the reactors in sand and concrete, he[Nishiyama Hidehiko; Japan's nuclear agency spokesman] said: "That solution is in the back of our minds, but we are focused on cooling the reactors down." "
Whereas the article boldly states:
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Japanese engineers conceded on Friday that burying a crippled nuclear plant in sand and concrete may be the only way to prevent a catastrophic radiation release
Crappy journalistic interpretation or only a failure to add proof?
Difficult to say at this point. Kyodo has yet to report anything on this matter.
     
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BREAKING NEWS: Japan's nuke safety agency raised accident seriousness level to 5 from 4
http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/
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