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This power plant was build in the late 60's! and its still running!
What do they expect if they still have nuclear power plants that are over 40 years old.
    
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Now hearing from NHK that the 4 workers injured by the explosion have died from their injuries; no confirmation yet.
That would be terrible. I had heard previously that they had made it... I guess we can only wait and see.
    
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OP update -

Japanese authorities are extending the evacuation zone around the two Fukushima nuclear plants from 10km to 20km, according to local media.
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I would say that the explosion was the 6th and final stage of the core meltdown because soucses say it was a hydrogen explosion...
I just closed the link >

Corium) Relocation to the lower plenum. "In scenarios of small-break LOCAs, there is generally. a pool of water in the lower plenum of the vessel at the time of core relocation. Release of molten core materials into water always generates large amounts of steam. If the molten stream of core materials breaks up rapidly in water, there is also a possibility of a steam explosion. During relocation, any unoxidized zirconium in the molten material may also be oxidized by steam, and in the process hydrogen is produced. Recriticality also may be a concern if the control materials are left behind in the core and the relocated material breaks up in unborated water in the lower plenum.
post #95 of 2836
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This is not the time or place for cooling jokes; it's in very poor taste to make light of the situation as whatever occurs as a result of this incident could determine what direction Japan heads for nuclear power.
Not to mention economic outcome that this will definitely affect. All those made in Japan keyboards will be even harder to find now!

Man such bad news. I hope the world steps up and helps out.
    
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I found it ...

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1016: The BBC's environment correspondent Roger Harrabin says he understands the blast at the nuclear plant may have been caused by a hydrogen explosion - also one of the possibilities laid out by Walt Patterson of Chatham House. "If nuclear fuel rods overheat and then come into contact with water, this produces a large amount of highly-flammable hydrogen gas which can then ignite," our correspondent says.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698
post #97 of 2836
Thanks for everyone supplying the news updates. It's hard enough to keep up with multiple sources so an active thread, with reliable and accurate info, is extremely helpful.

Thanks!
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Multiple news sites reporting that 2 to 4 of the four workers injured in the explosion have died.
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Multiple news sites reporting that 2 to 4 of the four workers injured in the explosion have died.
Well, that's basically verified what I (and the NHK) said, then, unless they're simply repeating what the NHK said.
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Well, it'd be funny if they were all quoting from the same source, from each other.
    
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