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If the power hasn't been restored, how are they able to cool the reactors to below 100C on ALL FOUR reactors?
By pumping water and dumping water from outside source. Not efficient as using internal cooling system but it helped.
    
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CNN: Radiation found in food

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters that abnormally high levels of radiation had been detected in some, but not all tested samples of spinach and milk from the Japanese prefectures of Fukushima and Ibaraki.

The measurements exceeded the limits stipulated by Japan's food safety law, though Edano insisted they weren't extremely high. If a person consumed these products continuously for a year, he said, they'd take in the same amount of radiation as a single CT scan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration equates that to roughly 7 millisieverts, over double what a person in an industrialized country naturally gets in a year.
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post #2313 of 2836
earthquake, tsunami, and pride. How much suffering they bring. you would think that the world community that steps up and orders/threatens kadafe could not of provided assistance. Whether asked for or not it was needed. We sit back and watch, not wishes to offend a friend. We sit idle and watch them struggle against hope. Some where in the world there must be the diesel generator and air transport that could have provided the needed power for the pumps.
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Recently there has been no news post of how is the situation with the reactors. Are they cooled or not?
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I really hope they are, looks like at least they could keep them from melting all at the same time until others come up with a long term solution.
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I think the Japanese have stopped talking about the situation... I haven't heard anything new about the issue on the news. o.o
     
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I think the Japanese have stopped talking about the situation... I haven't heard anything new about the issue on the news. o.o
All the rumors in the media is not helping the situation...

It sickens me to know how little news reporters actually know about Nuclear Power Plants.

From what I have gathered the past few days all of this was under control (yes there were some H-explosions, but they were to be expected). Given that the plant is in fact a BWR/4.
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All the rumors in the media is not helping the situation...

It sickens me to know how little news reporters actually know about Nuclear Power Plants.
You were expecting news reporters to know about nuclear reactors...

There's a reason decent news networks (BBC etc...) have experts on the programme, because no one else has the faintest idea.
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You were expecting news reporters to know about nuclear reactors...

There's a reason decent news networks (BBC etc...) have experts on the programme, because no one else has the faintest idea.
I like to think that reporters would not take on topics that they have no prior knowledge of. It just makes no sense to talk about something that you have no background information on.
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I like to think that reporters would not take on topics that they have no prior knowledge of. It just makes no sense to talk about something that you have no background information on.
You get back to me when you can fill a news crew with people that have a full knowledge of nuclear powerplants. Seriously, stop being ridiculous. I agree that it's frustrating when they try to talk about something they obviously have no idea about, but that's when experts should be brought in.

What channel do you watch btw? I mean no disrespect, but I think it's a global view than US news isn't the most professional or filled with the brightest people. It's perhaps a last resort sort of thing. There are some good international channels to watch things unfold.
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