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http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag192.html

For those who asked for it. Jest stream map.


Oh CNN and their scare tactics. "Pump system cause nuclear blast".
As far as we know there's been an explosion. Not a full on nuclear blast/meltdown...
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.......

ok, now explain yourself.
IIRC Banana's contain a lot of potassium, some of which is a naturally occuring radioactive isotope.
    
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I've been trolling Google image search and tineye.com and the map has appeared on other websites. Several people have retracted it said it was panic positing. It seems that it's just a theoretical radiation map of the worst case scenario.
Mind sharing?
post #244 of 2836
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http://www.weatherimages.org/data/imag192.html

For those who asked for it. Jest stream map.


Oh CNN and their scare tactics. "Pump system cause nuclear blast".
As far as we know there's been an explosion. Not a full on nuclear blast/meltdown...

TY.

To my knowledge it's not physically possible for a nuclear plant to actually explode in an atomic blast. Just melt itself down, cause steam explosions, and bring a lot of fallout depending on the exact type of incident.
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Originally Posted by DesertRat View Post
TY.

To my knowledge it's not physically possible for a nuclear plant to actually explode in an atomic blast. Just melt itself down, cause steam explosions, and bring a lot of fallout depending on the exact type of incident.
Truly.

For a nuclear blast to occur you need a critical mass of nuclear material. They do not use critical masses of that type. Also, it needs to be highly compressed (which is why the original nuclear weapons were so big, they were full of explosives to compress the radioactive material), and so on. The suitcase nukes of today use different technology to achieve fission, which will not be possible here.
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well when chernobyl happened radiation levels increased by something like 35% in the UK due to fallout.
a 35% increase of basically nothing = ............basically nothing
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post #247 of 2836
Didn't bother to read all this pages, but So far it seem that the explosion was cause by a Pump failure and not the plant itself

is a hydrogen blast from what CNN said. and is not a nuclear blast
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post #248 of 2836
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Didn't bother to read all this pages, but So far it seem that the explosion was cause by a Pump failure and not the plant itself

is a hydrogen blast from what CNN said. and is not a nuclear blast
If you did read the thread you would have learned by now that nuclear power plants can't generate a nuclear blast.
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post #249 of 2836
I think they are safe, as long as they have stopped the plant (which they have) and the moderator bars are fully inside the core (I believe they are).

The steel shell where the reactor is housed is probably the strongest place in Earth.


Let's hope the best.
   
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The problem with Chernobyl was that w/ all the auto-safeties off they ran a test, and when the core got too hot and they tried to drop the rods in the manual scram sequence, the rods were already warped by the heat and were unable to mediate the reaction. The core took off, and melted itself down, exploding it's building from the heated gases, raining down burning radioactive pieces. Unless the mediating rods have been severely damaged in some way by the explosion, a meltdown isn't possible, nothing even close to a Chernobyl-type event should occur. It's still gonna be a messy clean up for the Japanese tho.
It wasn't just the warped rods, it's that the tips of the rods were covered in graphite to displace the coolant before the neutron-absorbing shaft was in place. This momentary contact with the graphite caused a reaction in the lower part of the core that caused more heat to be generated, instead of slowing the reaction down.
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