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Japanese Earthquake Reactor Accident Worse Than Three Mile Island

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posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 05:38 PM
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As stated previously, 3 mile island wasn't really a big deal. It could have been, but thankfully in the end it was really a non-event event. So saying it was worse than that, isn't saying a whole lot.




posted on Jul, 19 2007 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex


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



Yeah I was thnking the very same thing there is nothing to this. Written by a Enviro nut no less on a blog says it all


Nothing hre time to move on



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 01:41 AM
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This is probably some evil population reduction conspiracy. Building a nuclear plant on a freakin fault line?? Those sort of things don't get overlooked. I mean geographics would be one of the top things considered when deciding the location of a nuclear plant, let alone a very big one.



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 04:07 AM
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Less global warming, halleluja and all that. Nuclear power may be very good and clean and all... in theory. However, considering the wrath of Mother Nature, terrorists and all the incompetence, I'm not so sure if it's safe. There seems to be just a question of time before we got ourselves another "Chernobyl" (or worse) somewhere. I would prefer if there was a safer option, like Thorium plants. Imo, a perfect (worldwide) scenario would be: Wave-power, wind-power, hydro-power and solar-power, combined with Thorium plants. And scrap the old monster plants which produces weapon grade materials for nukes. There's enough Thorium on this planet to cover the world’s energy needs for thousands of years.


Btw, this Japanese plant might be closed for at least a year

[edit on 2007/7/20 by Hellmutt]



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 05:34 AM
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Bad news. I hope this is not a trend. More of Japan irradiated. They have one of the highest population per square mile. Disasters aren't cool in Japan, they prepare but something unthinkable is always possible. Time to send in the robots.



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 06:08 AM
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I live on Michigans West coast and have a nuke plant 5 miles north and another 5 miles south. I wouldn't even think of living here if they were coal plants. Nuclear is the only way to go. The plants in Japan functioned as designed and shut themselves down. No real issues.


mikell



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 08:20 AM
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I read on the news today, it has been shut down until the safety issue is sorted.


The top Japanese nuclear power company yesterday conceded it had under-reported the amount of radiation in contaminated water that leaked into the ocean after its nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake this week.TEPCO announced yesterday that the leak of radioactive water into the Sea of Japan was in fact 50 per cent bigger than initially announced on Monday night. But the leak was still well below danger levels, it said.

The size of the radioactive leak was 90,000 becquerels, not 60,000, TEPCO said. Spokesman Jun Oshima said the amount was still "one-billionth of Japan's legal limit".


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The mayor ordered that a nuclear power plant hit by a strong earthquake be shut down Wednesday until its safety could be confirmed after a long list of problems -- including radiation leaks, burst pipes and fires -- came to light.


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The facility is the world's largest nuclear plant in power output capacity. Japan's nuclear plants supply about 30 percent of the country's electricity, but its dependence on nuclear power is coupled with deep misgivings over safety.



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 10:31 AM
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Here is a little more info on this problem, It could well be hype but more news keeps coming out. I hope this really is just a "small" accident

www.newswire.co.nz...



posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 11:10 AM
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Just a little more.

abcnews.go.com...

Not much extra really. I hope that this will be food for thought though.



posted on Jul, 21 2007 @ 10:00 AM
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Welln i have not heard anything more that says this is getting anyworse! thats got to be very good



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 03:17 AM
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U.N. help rejected for nuclear plant

www.latimes.com...

abc.net.au...

www.yomiuri.co.jp...

Well the UN refusal does not help them I think very much?



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 10:18 AM
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Why would they need UN help in the first place?

Japan is one of the most, if not most technologically advanced countries in the world,
add to that the fact that they have the second largest economy and a strong nuclear
science understanding, there really is no reason for the UN to be involved.



posted on Jul, 22 2007 @ 11:37 AM
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Building a nuclear plant on a freakin fault line??


Yes that is odd, and knowing japan's penchants for earthquakes, I am not very keen on nuclear power,especially the disposal of the waste, I did a small amount of research on the subject, not good friends, not good.

But watcha gonna do?



posted on Aug, 10 2007 @ 08:00 AM
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According to this AlJazeera video, they used paper towels to mop up the radioactive water spilled during the earthquake... :shk:


"Japan's nuclear plants threatened - 9-August-2007"



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