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I don't understand, one article says they fear a breach, but that the gov't maintains that the pressure in the container indicates otherwise, so there is nothing to fear. Then another article states that the pressure is stable, but there is still reason to worry?

Are they basing this all on the fact that someone stepped in radioactive water where they have been dumping water from the sky for a week?

Wouldn't one expect such a thing to be there? Why does this indicate a breach?
    
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Sounds to me the news outlets are run by a bunch of Freddy Kruegers. They feed off fear.
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Originally Posted by _02 View Post
I don't understand, one article says they fear a breach, but that the gov't maintains that the pressure in the container indicates otherwise, so there is nothing to fear. Then another article states that the pressure is stable, but there is still reason to worry?

Are they basing this all on the fact that someone stepped in radioactive water where they have been dumping water from the sky for a week?

Wouldn't one expect such a thing to be there? Why does this indicate a breach?
I'm with you. If pressure is being maintained in the reactor core, there's no way it could be breached. It's more likely the water came from cracks in the spent fuel pools, or just from dripping down from the spray. I don't see dripping water becoming as radioactive as they have found (causing skin burns and such), so I put money on cracks in the spent fuel pools.
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^ I'm with this.

The spent fuel pools are obviously damaged, otherwise they wouldn't be able to spray water into them from the side

The problem still arises that you can't indefinitely have a fire truck there blasting it with water until the rods stop decaying, and until you can surround the spent fuel with water, you can't fix the pool. But you can't fix the pool until you've surrounded the fuel with water....... see where this is going?
post #2435 of 2836
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Reports from Japan say radioactivity in water at reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant is 10 million times the usual level.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12872707
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Wow... that is a LOT.

It makes me a bit worried about how they'll be dealing with this now...
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This is all that there is left to say. Take it from someone living in Japan, not by some reporter in a comfy studio half way around the world.http://video.godlikeproductions.com/...1d0cc8fe970376 and when you see a grown man in tears crying out of frustration, anger, fear, know that there are over 4 million other people who feel the same way, who cannot speak out because their voices are being silenced.
Edited by aweir - 3/27/11 at 1:17am
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Well... That's why it's not already handled. They can't just rush in & fix things. This is a problem they get to pick at methodically and carefully. It will get sorted out, just not as quickly as everyone would like. It's still nothing like the 40s & 50s....
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post
This is all that there is left to say. Take it from someone living in Japan, not by some reporter in a comfy studio half way around the world.http://video.godlikeproductions.com/...1d0cc8fe970376 and when you see a grown man in tears crying out of frustration, anger, fear, know that there are over 4 million other people who feel the same way, who cannot speak out because their voices are being silenced.
Wow... that kind of helps make the whole thing a bit more real.

Wish the audio wasn't so out of sync. I wonder what he said in the last 30 seconds of the video.

Anyone know the actual evacuation numbers from Tokyo? He said he had many friends who were leaving or had left. Just curious what percentage is actually leaving.

And the fact that he has red spots on his face like zits, when he hasn't had them since he was 15. Yeah, that's scary stuff right there.

EDIT: Does anyone think that information is being purposely withheld in order to prevent panic?
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EDIT: Does anyone think that information is being purposely withheld in order to prevent panic?
Of course, and while I support the government hiding some of the worst things so as to not create panic, they still should be a lot more transparent about what's happening, I hate fear mongering but if you listened to 75% on the people who posted on that thread everything is peachy it's just a very minor incident while it's clearly not.
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