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[BBC] Japan to scrap stricken nuclear reactors

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Thought this was interesting since many people here have been following the nuclear crisis in Japan and I didn't see this posted yet.

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Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) made the announcement three weeks after failing to bring reactors 1 - 4 under control. Locals would be consulted on reactors 5 and 6, which were shut down safely.
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As soon as they put salt water into those reactors, they knew they would have to be permenantly shut down
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As soon as they put salt water into those reactors, they knew they would have to be permenantly shut down
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My class watched a video about another power plant which had a tour with safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
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My class watched a video about another power plant which had a tour with safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
I am pretty sure that the tsunamis killed the reactors, not the quake. Don't you think that their power plants are built as well as their buildings? (Which withstood the quake no problem)
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My class watched a video about another power plant which had a tour with safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
they had those and better in place... it was almost an 8.0 which is ^ stronger
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My class watched a video about another power plant which had a tour with safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
If I'm not mistaken, the earthquake that hit Japan was a 7.2. Those safety features would not have helped.
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My class watched a video about another power plant which had a tour with safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
too bad japan's reactors were probably better prepared.
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...safety features that can stand a 6.0 earthquake. It would help Japan a bit if they had it.
You do know Japan's earthquake was a 9.8 (give or take) scale earthquake, and said scale isn't linear, meaning its a couple thousand or even million times stronger.
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