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Originally Posted by Tunapiano View Post
some before and after photos
It's heart tearing to watch these images. Really gives you some perspective.
To add that there is not enough drinking water, food and and fuel. It's hell on earth.

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Originally Posted by damric View Post

A very good cnn.com article with an excellent diagram of the reactor system. Unfortunately they misnomer it as a "boiling water" reactor, which it is not. The boiling occurs in the boiler, on the secondary loop side (see diagram). Boiling in the reactor itself would be bad, bad.
There has been a mixup. It's a PWR in the picture.
There are some errors in the article, but these Fukushima units are BWR's.




Eating iodine pills for no real reason can't be a good thing and timing is everything? I would wait for official instructions.
post #652 of 2836
Holy crap just reading all the articles associated with this disaster and learning about all this stuff is really interesting.
Just browsing news feeds and other message boards I have seen reports ranging from "everythings peachy" to "prepare for massive fallout."

IMO I think even if anything major has, or will happen, there is not much chance that we will know about it.

While most of the conspiracy theories I have read are very far fetched and not feasible, I still would not put it past governments and TEPCO (nuclear operater) to downplay events to prevent mass panic and limit liability.


for some interesting reading check out the thread here there seems to be some knowledgable people who delve further in depth into the MOX fuel being used in the 3rd Reactor, the one currently in danger (or already in the process) of meltdown. But of course you have to weed through some wackos talking about military created strategic tsunamis and earthquake machines (possible but very unfeasible).


Watching all the news coverage of the Tsunami and just seeing what these people are going through breaks my heart. Best wishes and prayers to anyone who is over in Japan.
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Morning everyone. Good to see damric is back and answering questions. I'll get to work updating the OP with relevant information.
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I don't know if this is useful but here is a link to tepcos news page, and also a press release covering the states of their 10 total reactors at Fukushima 1 & 2
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1031308-e.html (might have to reload a few times to get to it)
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html (inaccessible right now probably due to very high traffic)
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Was just watching the news today & they said & here is a link to a ton of images of the wreckage. Make the page full size to see fullsize pics

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034875...7?beginSlide=1

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Japan was fighting to contain what could be the world's worst nuclear disaster in 25 years with the government warning there could be an explosion at a second reactor crippled by Friday's devastating earthquake.

More than 170,000 people have been evacuated from the area around two nuclear power plants in Fukushima as a precaution, officials said Sunday.

It was also confirmed that 22 people had been contaminated by radiation.

There is believed to have been a partial meltdown of the fuel rods following an explosion and leak Saturday from the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, 150 miles north of Tokyo.

And engineers were pumping in seawater in an attempt to prevent the same thing from happening at Dai-ichi's No. 3 reactor.

"At the risk of raising further public concern, we cannot rule out the possibility of an explosion," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news briefing.

..He said if there was an explosion, "there would be no significant impact on human health."

Edano said neither Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor was near the point of complete meltdown, and he was confident of escaping the worst scenarios.

A meltdown at the No. 3 reactor could be more serious than at the other reactors because it is fuelled by both plutonium and uranium, The others have only uranium fuel.

Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/13/11 at 7:00am
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An interesting article that might help alleviate fears.
http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/1...e-explanation/
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I don't know if this is useful but here is a link to tepcos news page, and also a press release covering the states of their 10 total reactors at Fukushima 1 & 2
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...1031308-e.html (might have to reload a few times to get to it)
http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp...e/index-e.html (inaccessible right now probably due to very high traffic)
Yep I included a link to TEPCO's press page yesterday at some point and it can be found on the front page in the OP.

Also to everyone else I've updated the OP based on currently available information.
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That is, quite possibly, the longest post in OCN history.

I hope they get the situation under control, I can't imagine a world without Japan.
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OP updated:

Edit 1411 GMT: The Tohoku Electric Power Company has declared a state of emergency at is Onagawa Nuclear Facility in Northeastern Japan due to excessive radiation levels in the area surrounding the plant. On the 11th a fire caused by the earthquake ravaged part of the facility.

Map Showing Fukushima and Onagawa
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