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Originally Posted by Tizmo View Post
And because this scale is logarithmic, an aftershock of that magnitude will be immense...not good...
Although it will still be orders of magnitudes weaker than the 8.9 (not to downplay either. An 8 is still pretty bad).

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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!
Because I think it did both. Part of it exploded and some of what remained collapsed. At least that's what I've understood.
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post #302 of 2836
Jesus, I feel for Japan right now. What a terrible chain of events for them, my friend is in Osaka, I really hope he'll be okay!
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post #303 of 2836
this is just depressing
   
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post #304 of 2836
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So the entire world is watching with their fingers crossed because nuke energy is inherently safe?
No one said it is inherently safe. I said the fact that there hasn't been a major catastrophe from the plant as of yet after such a major disaster if anything shows that nuclear energy is relatively safe. Aside from the cooling failure at reactor #3 everyone is talking about they have it pretty much under control. This has been an incredibly unlikely chain of events that have lead up to this. Even if the plant were to melt down it still wouldn't be a sign of how unsafe nuclear power is, it would be a sign that the 5th largest earthquake ever recorded along with several tsunamis is unsafe because 99.9999% of the time when there isn't some insane natural disaster occurring it is essentially 100% safe.
Edited by scyy - 3/12/11 at 2:34pm
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So there might be another explosion in second reactor?
The cooling systems in reactors two and three have been problematic since the quake. I think most of the concern is now directed at Reactor Three since it's experienced the same type of failures that Reactor one did. Not sure if it will result in an explosion though. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
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Even living on the other side of the planet, I read that and crapped bricks.
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post #307 of 2836
If the building collapsed on the core as designed then how can they cool the reactor with water??
they are saying the control rods are exposed. If the fuel hits the rods the nuclear reaction is started all over again!
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Originally Posted by Lampen View Post
The cooling systems in reactors two and three have been problematic since the quake. I think most of the concern is now directed at Reactor Three since it's experienced the same type of failures that Reactor one did. Not sure if it will result in an explosion though. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
Weren't they fairly certain that the explosion was a chemical reaction and not caused directly by the reactor itself?
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Even living on the other side of the planet, I read that and crapped bricks.
so did i dude
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Reports that the rods are exposed AND the meltdown has occured. Biulding collapses ontop of the containment vessel...what happens now?
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