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Japanese Earthquake Reactor Accident Worse Than Three Mile Island

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posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 10:42 AM
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Japanese Earthquake Reactor Accident Worse Than Three Mile Island


www.opednews.com


With each passing hour, with each passing day, the reports coming out of Japan make it clear that the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant accident is in some ways far worse than the accident at Three Mile Island, and citizens in the area surrounding the reactors are in grave peril as long as these seven reactors owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company are in operation. As information comes streaming in, as the damage estimates and contamination amounts grow, one thing is obvious...
(visit the link for the full news article)

Mod Edit: Removed copy/paste over the 500 character limit


[edit on 20-7-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 10:42 AM
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This seems to be getting worse and worse, I wonder what the real damage is to the planet is? I heard that it maybe over a year before they can even think about using the site again, plus the ever changing storys the company has been telling the local people

www.opednews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 10:50 AM
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this does look worrying. keep us informed.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 10:55 AM
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Will be doing just that over the next few days, What makes me angry is the ever changing stories from the company! This is just plain bad news it affects all of us



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 11:35 AM
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www.scenta.co.uk...

Well that a smart move! I keep looking out for new info



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 11:41 AM
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Well considering that Three Mile Island wasn't that bad, just over hyped, this really doesn't say much.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 11:44 AM
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I was under the opinion that any nuclear accident was a bad thing, I mean like we all have to live with it. BTW I am not a tree hugger!



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 11:59 AM
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I'm extremely skeptical of this article, nothing I have read elsewhere indicates this to be the case.

Anti-nuclear fearmongering is an old habit for some self-described "environmentalists", funny enough when you consider that nuclear is one of the few practical energy sources that does not contribute to global warning. But some of these folks won't be happy until we're all living in mud huts



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by Id123
I was under the opinion that any nuclear accident was a bad thing, I mean like we all have to live with it. BTW I am not a tree hugger!


What I'm referring to is that Three Mile Island resulted in the release of a small amount of radioactive steam into the atmosphere. The rest of the contamination was contained by a structure designed for that purpose. I haven't heard if the Japanese plant released any contamination to the outside. If you want bad Chernobyle is still the champ.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 12:08 PM
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That is a fair point! I do not have a great problem with nuclear power if it is used correctly. I find it hard to imagine that people would build a power plant on a fault line thats all. Myself wants nuclear fussion to be realised in the future, I hope that the ITER reactor will do what it says on the tin. What as I am sure people by now understand is "Why all the changing storys" Hay we all live on this planet and a little truth would not go amiss. I understand that nuclear fission does not do the C02 thing and I am fine with that. Would you want to be one off the many living near the site? Also there are reports of nuclear "Suff" going into the sea and they have admited this.. Please dont think I am doing a personal attack I think people sould want to know all about this, Hay maybe I worrie to much lol

[edit on 19-7-2007 by Id123]



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 12:47 PM
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I agree with JIM that Chernobyl is still the most significant global nuclear plant problem. But I also agree with comments in this thread that it's strange how the bad news is dribbling out. Here is a link to the latest update today on the earthquake damage in Japan at the world's largest nuclear power plant:


news.yahoo.com...;_ylt=Alv3FTXtMMdsOGlwKazi0ZUBxg8F


Overall so far, my impression is that, whether it is justified or not, this story now has "legs". Maybe Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take over the investigation ...anyway, he could be politically doomed if he doesn't take it over.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 12:53 PM
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Many thanks uphill. I feel that there is alot more damage than they are letting on, I hope I am wrong on this



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:00 PM
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the reports coming out of Japan make it clear that the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant accident is in some ways far worse than the accident at Three Mile Island


Let's remain skeptical on this one for a while. I haven't seen this in any mainstream news yet, and Japan isn't like China, you can't keep anything under wraps in Japan.

Notice the news snippet claims "In some ways"... nice literary trick. this could mean anything from
a: More wrenches have been dropped on toes.
to
b: The nearby village is now flooded, and evolving at an extraordinary rate.
(note sarcasm)


Yes, we should remain skeptical of this one until more sources have confirmed this report. They could have a cause for bias in this news brief.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:03 PM
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Perhaps, as with 3 mile they were not immediately aware of the damage, or in this case
the extent of it.

It would'nt be smart to come out and say the worst may happen, but covering it up
does'nt help either, so they just release details as they are verified.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:03 PM
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YEP, confirmed, this news article has ALOT of cause to be biased.




This article was written for my blog, The Green Nuclear Butterfly originally.



greennuclearbutterfly.blogspot.com...

Anti-Nuclear activist, and publishero of two blogs on the subject of nuclear energy. Living less than three miles from Entergy's Indian Point, which is leaking tritium and strontium 90 into the Hudson, I write in the hopes of awakening the public to the horrors that are nuclear energy.


He has every reason to spin this any way he wants, and lie in any manor he can.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by johnsky
He has every reason to spin this any way he wants, and lie in any manor he can.


That may well be true, however, it does seem that this power plant may lie on a fault line, and that the incident was worse than initally reported:


The world's biggest nuclear power station faces an uncertain future after it emerged yesterday that it may lie directly above the fault line that triggered Monday's earthquake in which nine people died and more than 1,000 were injured.

Late yesterday it also said that 400 drums - not 100 as first reported - of low-level radioactive waste had toppled over during the quake. About 40 lost their lids, spilling their contents on to the ground as they fell. The spillage was one of more than 50 malfunctions the plant experienced in the immediate aftermath of the quake.

Source.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:12 PM
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Okay, I've been doing some fact finding.
There is a tiny amount of fact behind this authors fiction.

There was an earthquake, the barrels, not the reactors had a used coolant leak... the coolant had trace amounts of reactive material in it... not enough for any real worry...
The nearby villages WERE evacuated shortly after the quake, and emergency crews dispatched to the reactor (which is protocol for any quake, regardless of damage)


The author claims that ALL of the reactors may have a problem.
Also claims that the villages nearby were not warned.
And claims that the effects may be worse than that of three mile island.

He is an ANTI-NUCLEAR ACTIVIST and states so clearly on his article.
The Author has also written many other 'news' articles to this effect on many other nuclear reactors, all with extensive claims of devastation and outlandish cover up.


Can I get a confirmed, so we can label this as hoax and be done with it?
(For material, the author provides the link to his personal anti-nuclear blog at the bottom of the original article)


[edit on 19-7-2007 by johnsky]



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 01:20 PM
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Originally posted by johnsky
The author claims that ALL of the reactors may have a problem.
Also claims that the villages nearby were not warned.
And claims that the effects may be worse than that of three mile island.


He states "all seven". This is a reference to the seven reactors that are in operation at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant.


MARYLAND — JULY 18— The extensive damage at a seven-reactor nuclear power plant in Japan after an earthquake this week is stoking concern that U.S. reactors and other nuclear facilities may also be vulnerable to releases of deadly radioactivity into the environment due to earthquakes.

Source.



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 02:06 PM
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As far as living near a nuclear plant is concerned, it really doesn't bother me. Once I lived less than 300 ft. from 4 nuclear reactors for several months and suffered no ill effects.

[edit on 19-7-2007 by JIMC5499]



posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 05:36 PM
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I haven't seen this in any mainstream news yet, and Japan isn't like China, you can't keep anything under wraps in Japan.


I would beg to differ. I lived there for several years and found the media to be far worse than anything I had experiencied before. This is not the first time a nuclear accident has been under-reported in Japan.

Remember they are trying to save face, both the company and the Japanese in general. After all it is only backward foreigners who suffer these sorts of accidents, right?



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