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So if one expert said to jump from a bridge would you do it?
in a heart beat
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If you don't believe the experts who are you to believe???
I can't call it credible that you mention a "guru"/"expert" and that he was on the news, but no real name or background on the person.
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If you don't believe the experts who are you to believe???
4 out of 5 dentists rec sugarless gum. Experts have opinions too, they aren't always right
 
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If you don't believe the experts who are you to believe???
You listen to the consensus or majority of relevant experts who are talking about their own field. Don't take the words of one "expert" at face value. Often times the people quoted in news as experts have agendas they are pushing and often times slant or twist the truth to fit that agenda.(Not saying that about this particular person on cnn but just the claim of "experts" in general.)
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So now there are 6 reactors in trouble...


Edited by 8-Ball - 3/12/11 at 10:59pm
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Japan's government has warned there is a risk of another explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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I can't call it credible that you mention a "guru"/"expert" and that he was on the news, but no real name or background on the person.
Bill Nye said it on CNN.



With a tie like that ... he cant be wrong
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I can't call it credible that you mention a "guru"/"expert" and that he was on the news, but no real name or background on the person.
Lol those are my words. I didn't write down his name or title sorry. Lol. Did anyone else see bill nye in cnn about 5 mins ago?
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Yeah he was talking about the reactors.
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Ugh, I woke up. I couldn't sleep knowing that y'all are spreading fear and panic

Again, a partial meltdown is when the alloy cladding surrounding the fuel pellets becomes compromised in the least. What typically happens is they slightly blister. Once any fission fragments get detected in the cooling water, you call it a partial meltdown.

What you need to understand is that these reactors are shut down. Chernobyl was never able to shut down because the control rods melted before they could be inserted for shutdown.

But even though it is shutdown, there is still a tremendous amount of decay heat from fission products. This decay heat does dissipate very fast, on a logarithmic scale. It's most important during the immediate days/hours after the shutdown to keep the fuel plates under water and with some coolant flow.

Explosion is not possible, not nuclear explosion at least These reactors use thermal fission fuels (typically U-235). They only absorb slow, thermal neutrons. It's not going to explode like a fast neutron chain reaction in fast fission, because U-235 cannot absorb fast neutrons. It's like a ping-pong ball bouncing colliding with a bowling ball, it just won't stick, it bounces off.

Seawater is considered last resort, because once you use it, it fouls the entire coolant system, meaning it's time to build a new reactor. Of course, once you have experienced a partial meltdown of a fuel plate, you pretty much call it done as well.

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