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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
Originally posted by Teknikal
I wonder is it possible they created the explosion on purpose my thinking is a small dirty bomb is a lot better and more desirable than a meltdown. It's also possible it was just steam although I'm not really buying that I can see a shockwave.
If it's neither of those it's another terrible day for Japan.
AN explosion would cause the radiation to travel further....that would be worste case. No, this explosion was probably hydrogen being used as a coolent.
# 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.
edit on 12-3-2011 by captaintyinknots because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by balon0
reply to post by gringoboy
What? When I click on that, youtube says "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content. Sorry about that."
Japanese authorities are extending the evacuation zone around the two Fukushima nuclear plants from 10km to 20km, according to local media.
Originally posted by darkest4
Please stop the fear mongering, the notion that even the worst case a meltdown of a plant or two occurs would kill off people all the way on the west coast of the usa from fallout and you all need to evacuate is ludicrous and all started from a stupid 4chan troll map. Theres 5000+ miles of open space bewteen the west coast and japan. Chernobyl would have wiped out all of europe and asia if deadly amounts of radiation could spread that far from a nuclear plant melt down.
Originally posted by defenestrator
reply to post by randyvs
SSKI - Potassium Iodide solution can be bought at most drug stores.
I'm heading to WalMart shortly, better safe than sorry, maybe then I can sleep. If there was another 24 hour store in my town I wouldn't break my wallyworld boycott. This is looking to be truly horrific. I'm not one to fearmonger, but criminy, st just got serious on a global scale. Not that it wasn't before.