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Think about it: Desperations, cooling system failures.... we're waiting for a meltdown, but I think that's not the real issue. The real issue is whether the meltdown IS going to happen or not.

So what do you think: will it happen no matter what at this stage, or will we be extremely lucky and able to control it?
post #442 of 2836
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So what do you think: will it happen no matter what at this stage, or will we be extremely lucky and able to control it?
Let's take a poll. All in favor of a meltdown say "yay". All opposed say "nay".
post #443 of 2836
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Think about it: Desperations, cooling system failures.... we're waiting for a meltdown, but I think that's not the real issue. The real issue is whether the meltdown IS going to happen or not.

So what do you think: will it happen no matter what at this stage, or will we be extremely lucky and able to control it?
I think it will happen, if the rumours of the leaked Radioisotopes are true then it could be too late to contain, the leaked isotopes should be within the inner container of the rods and uranium, if they have leaked then there is a breach in that container.
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Nothing, we are fine. Just as long as the Seabrook powerplant never ever fails. I'm like only 12 miles away from it, and I would be completely screwed if it ever failed.
Nuclear plants don't just up and fail randomly. It took a ridiculous amount of damage to get to this point.
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Well since everyone is watching CNN, they just reported they are detecting 2 types of radiation outside the facility which is why everyone is assuming a meltdown is under way, the Japanese safety agency can't confirm if it has started.
I am not just watching cnn i have Multiple websites open at this moment with tons of videos im watching on all sites. The reason I am doing this is for my own understanding really. I dont know nothing bout Nuclear power plants at all & i have learned a ton of stuff today.

I am just reading & watching everything I can really. Even tho japan is going through this & I do feel horrible for them I find alot of this fascinating (Not to step on any toes here)
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Ok...
This site says that there IS a meltdown...

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne...9061299930534/
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Explain how you can have a meltdown WITHOUT the container eventually being breached?
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I remember seeing that a few hundred farms in Wales still have to have their cattle checked with Geiger counters before they can be sold in the market. That was last year as well, over 20 years after Chernobyl.
Yea, its kinda sad really, glad I was born after this accident, and don't live in north Wales.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...nobyl-disaster
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Get out of here, Stalker.
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They are now doing a evacuation 20km radius of the site.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1031231-e.html
Edited by wolf_08 - 3/12/11 at 4:25pm
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