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If the containment dome can explode without the container vessel being damaged then maybe they want that to happen so they can have access to pump water on the core.
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On BBC:

Integrity of the containment vessel is still intact and they're pumping sea-water in (for Reactor #1).

And sorry if this has already been mentioned (which I'm sure it has).
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post #293 of 2836
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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.
So the entire world is watching with their fingers crossed because nuke energy is inherently safe?
    
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Thus far there have been six aftershocks with a magnitude rating of 6.0 or higher since the initial earthquake. Seismologist from the University of Leeds(Tim Right(SP?)) on CNN reports that it's likely that at least 1 aftershock of 7.5 - 8.0 will strike.
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post #295 of 2836
Read this, I'm still trying to understand how an explosion could happen unless the core already began to melt through the reactor vessel and they failed to vent the steam from the containment dome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12723092
post #296 of 2836
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If the containment dome can explode without the container vessel being damaged then maybe they want that to happen so they can have access to pump water on the core.
The containment building is an idependent structure and can be damaged independently, but there is no way they want to damage the containment building. There are vastly better ways to get water inside than destroying an important layer of protection.

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So the entire world is watching with their fingers crossed because nuke energy is inherently safe?
The world is watching with fingers crossed because they don't know what is going on and everyone likes to sensationalize things.

No one is saying nuclear energy is inherently safe, but it is cleaner and safer than many other alternatives.
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Seismologist from the University of Leeds(Tim Right(SP?)) on CNN reports that it's likely that at least 1 aftershock of 7.5 - 8.0 will strike.
And because this scale is logarithmic, an aftershock of that magnitude will be immense...not good...
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Why are they saying the containment building collapsed when it clearly exploded? they are downplaying it because collapse sounds better than explode...but cmon ....the whole world saw what actually happened!
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Why are they saying the containment building collapsed when it clearly exploded?
Because when something explodes, it causes the core building to collapse as it is damaged. IIRC, a lot of nuclear stations are designed to collapse in on themselves so as to cover the reactor.
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So there might be another explosion in second reactor?
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