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there saying people are testing positive for radiation exposure on cnn
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Sorry, though I realize that some media outlets are reporting 8.8 too.

I trusts the USGS
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Well they cant admit there was a core meltdown, cause of the population density it is about 40 Million ppl in the fallout zone they had to evacuate.

As soon they started to give out iodine pills u could guess something is wrong.

The aftermath will be seen in 5 to 10 years when ppl die to an increased cancer rate.

At the moment its the best to calm down cause the infrastructure is down and there is no way to do a large scale evacuation.
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I can't help but laugh at the people who were saying that alternative biofuels are stupid and nuke energy is the obvious safe alternative... There were a lot of people here on OCN saying that on some of the biofuels news articles only days ago.

EDIT: Yes nuke power is rather safe. But when things go wrong they really really REALLY go wrong...
You do realize things still haven't gone REALLY wrong right? Even with the massive amount of damage done there still hasn't been any large scale issues aside from the initial radiation leak and explosion. Since then they have been successfully cooling all the reactors. Considering the amount of damage done and the fact that a meltdown hasn't already occurred if anything shows just how safe nuclear energy really is nowadays. Sadly this is still probably gonna set back nuclear power another 20 years from fear mongering.
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Salty seawater + steel = ?

I'm on the USGS site and see NO mention of 9.1 anywhere.


Reactor #3 cooling failure...
post #276 of 2836
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I'm on the USGS site and see NO mention of 9.1 anywhere.
Again, the entry still says the event has NOT been reviewed by a seismologist; it's entirely computer-generated. They need to update it manually once they've officially verified its actual strength.
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Japanese Gov. distributes Potassium iodine tablets. per CNN
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Salty seawater + steel =?
Actually pumping water into the cores is the best to do it cools down and slows down the nuclear reaction water is an excelent insulator for radioactiity.

Cause of the physical propertys water has it absorbs neutrons and protons jumping around and slows down the reaction+the cooling aspect it offers.

If the steel developes rust in 30 years is unintresting today, today the priority is to stop the nuclear reaction and the overheating of the nuclear material.
Edited by erniv2 - 3/12/11 at 9:19pm
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From Reuters: The number of people exposed to radiation near Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could reach 160, an official from the Japan Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has said. Nine people have shown signs of possible exposure.
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now what?
What will happen :|
IM SCARED
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