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No more news?

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I've created a motivational poster. Tell me what you think.

I think your link is broken.
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I know this won't end up as important to be edited in to the first post but I just read somoene walked off with $500000 from a bank in Japan.

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The earthquake and tsunami that pulverized coastal Japan crippled a bank's security mechanisms and left a vault wide open. That allowed someone to walk off with 40 million yen ($500,000).
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You would think someone would be guarding it sheesh!
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http://www.zamg.ac.at/aktuell/index....-03-21GMT10:22

Radiation Map German Meteorological Center.
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That's what they're not telling us.

First they said there was an explosion in the containment building due to a "steam buildup" and that the reactor was safe. Then when we found out there were spent fuel rods in the containment building and that the explosion was because the rods were giving off hydrogen, they played stupid for a few days and then said they were shooting water into the spent fuel pool to "avert a meltdown".. Only problem is... the containment building is GONE... the spent fuel pool is GONE.... So, WHERE ARE the fuel rods and why the hell are they saying they are trying to pump water into the fuel pool to cool it when it's obviously NOT THERE?????

I dont understand the picture and how you came to these conclusions.
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Radiation 1,600 times normal level 20 km from Fukushima plant: IAEA

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2011/03/80057.html

What is the radiation level near the plant???? it must be almost lethal.
Yeesh... that hourly rate (161 mSv/Hr) is double the TOTAL exposure for someone living 10 miles from the 3 mile island accident. Think about that... same distance, but hundreds or thousands of times worse radiation. In a day, you've received a years worth of normal radiation. In less than a month, you have enough radiation proven to give you cancer.

So much for people living there...

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That's what they're not telling us.

First they said there was an explosion in the containment building due to a "steam buildup" and that the reactor was safe. Then when we found out there were spent fuel rods in the containment building and that the explosion was because the rods were giving off hydrogen, they played stupid for a few days and then said they were shooting water into the spent fuel pool to "avert a meltdown".. Only problem is... the containment building is GONE... the spent fuel pool is GONE.... So, WHERE ARE the fuel rods and why the hell are they saying they are trying to pump water into the fuel pool to cool it when it's obviously NOT THERE?????

Those hotspots look non too good...
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This head game the mods are playing....selectively deleting links. Is really irritating me.

There is no spent fuel pool anymore...
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I don't understand the picture (which was removed by the mods) and how you came to these conclusions.



Edited by aweir - 3/22/11 at 8:58am
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This head game the mods are playing....selectively deleting links. Is really irritating me.

There is no spent fuel pool anymore...


After looking back and forth between the images you posted and the reactor design, I really cannot come to any other conclusion than what you also stated... there's no way the spend fuel pool is still there. You can see through the structure of more than 1/2 of the building.
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It'll cause some rusting I think; at any rate the reactor cores have been rendered useless in units 1-4, though I don't think that matters right now given the reason for them doing it.
Rusting isn't really the main problem, to be honest the water will be moving past the reactor to keep the temperature constant. The issue really is the radioactive activation of the other molecules within the seawater which will obviously have to be disposed of once safely the cooling has been done. This is why they ideally used distilled or demineralized water.

Eddie.
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After looking back and forth between the images you posted and the reactor design, I really cannot come to any other conclusion than what you also stated... there's no way the spend fuel pool is still there. You can see through the structure of more than 1/2 of the building.
I could be completely wrong, but I was under the impression that that diagram is not accurate for these reactors.
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