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well when chernobyl happened radiation levels increased by something like 35% in the UK due to fallout.
And Chernobyl was a lot closer, especially because of the wind and was a much stronger disaster. So, like I said, the nuclear thing in Japan won't affect us here.
post #232 of 2836
Theres still massive amounts of Radiation on the sarcophagus in Chernobyl. If that thing collapses, theres going to be trouble.
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Even with a minor leak of radiation from the plant, you receive more radiation from eating a banana or having sex. I live 10 miles from a NPP in the US.
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Theres still massive amounts of Radiation on the sarcophagus in Chernobyl. If that thing collapses, theres going to be trouble.
It wont collapse, they have a team out there that are putting a layer of concrete over it to stop it collapsing.
post #235 of 2836
Japanes engineers are wicked smart i am sure they will not let it collapse at all. they know the risks if it does collapse or completely blow.

I wish I had the funds to go and help out in any way I can or even be able to donate but im completely broke.
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post #236 of 2836
GREAT! now no one will want to build more nuclear power stations.

Considering I didn't think an explosion like this was possible in a western-style reactor, it looks like it's going to be a less extreme Chernobyl, Lovely. I was hoping it'd be another 3 mile island.

One worse is CA will probably get fallout from it if it turns for the worst... anyone post a air currents map yet to see where the fallout will be heading?
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Even with a minor leak of radiation from the plant, you receive more radiation from eating a banana or having sex. I live 10 miles from a NPP in the US.


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ok, now explain yourself.
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This is pretty scary. Even living in Florida, I am fearful of the possible effects this whole thing could have on life as we know it.
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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.
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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.
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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 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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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).
I agree w/ what these guys said to be honest. However, the general populace will never realize this and allow modern nuclear plants to be constructed after this incident.
post #240 of 2836
*sigh* this is going to push the development of nuclear power back another 50 years as the general public is scared that they will all die and get cancer when a natural disaster occurs. Japan is smart, they have stated that radiation is not a significant risk to many right now.
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