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post #2451 of 2836
It may take a few months or at least a few weeks before they get everything under control as we'd like it.
Most of the radiation that is sent in the air is dissolved within 5 minutes, so the risks for the West coast of US/Canada do not exist at the present state.
As far as I understand, the winds/sea currents naturally pass north of Hawaii and therefore don't affect it. There is actually less chance of radiactivity hitting Hawaii than California/Seattle.
Map of water current:



And these are the winds:


Looking at this, Hawaii is very nicely situated.
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post #2452 of 2836
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Looking at this, Hawaii is very nicely situated.
Oh but of course it is...
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post #2453 of 2836
I meant its either in stagnant winds location or the water currents take stuff away from it. I wasn't sarcastic.
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I didn't mean to imply that you were. Just saying Hawaii is perfect is all. Always the right weather and in the right spot and all. Only thing is though I'm hearing of increase in gang activities. Same goes for everywhere though.

A friend of mine whose parents is from Japan said "Just bury the dang thing already". He was referring to nuclear plant. Is this pretty much the general consensus or is this more of a hatred of what's happening to his roots I wonder? I didn't want to ask him in fear that it'll tick him off or something.
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Oh sorry, it's a bit hard to distinguish sometimes. My bad
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Nothing wrong here in Hawaii except on Oahu there are too many people and the weather is always 80F. :-p Many people went to Leeward (west side) to see the Tsunami and were let down. I did hear that Maui and the Big Island got hit a bit hard though. The total damages seem to be over $30m. No radiation news at all either. Too far south for the jet stream to push much to us. It really is in the "perfect" spot.
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I didn't mean to imply that you were. Just saying Hawaii is perfect is all. Always the right weather and in the right spot and all. Only thing is though I'm hearing of increase in gang activities. Same goes for everywhere though.

A friend of mine whose parents is from Japan said "Just bury the dang thing already". He was referring to nuclear plant. Is this pretty much the general consensus or is this more of a hatred of what's happening to his roots I wonder? I didn't want to ask him in fear that it'll tick him off or something.
I think burying it has its risks as well... if it is buried, and they have no control over the cooling system, then the rods will eventually heat up again. They could go into a full meltdown state at that point, which means they would have the capability to melt through all of the concrete and steel barriers in the floor. If this happened, obviously, the contamination would be released to the environment, groundwater, etc. It would be pretty awful compared to what they are experiencing right now.

Another possibility is that the new containment or burying device is breached - whether that be through a man-made or natural disaster - and it would release a HUGE amount of radiation built up from the rods in their burning hot state. An earthquake could do it, if they buried it in concrete. A terrorist could also use it as an opportunity to perform some sort of sick radiological warfare, by blowing the containment up. Of course, that could happen at ANY nuclear plant, but you get the point. Burying it wouldn't be a completely risk-free solution.
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Makes sense and he's pretty smart and probably would have thought about that. I think he's pretty upset about it even though he's only been there a few times.
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Japan is in a really bad situation right now.
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She'll be right mate.
    
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